Communications

BACH CANTATA 61

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Happenings, Music | 0 comments

BACH CANTATA 61

“Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland” (Now come, Savior of the Nations).  Sunday, Dec. 4th, 2016 at 5:00pm.  Composed for the First Sunday in Advent, this cantata was first performed on December 2, 1714, led by Bach.  The text was provided by Erdmann Neumeister, who quoted the Book of Revelation and framed his work by two hymn stanzas, the first from Martin Luther’s “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland,” the main hymn for Advent with a melody based on Medieval chant, and the final one from Philipp Nicolai’s “Wie schön leuchtet der...

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BACH CANTATA 115

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Happenings, Music | 0 comments

BACH CANTATA 115

“Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit” (Make yourself ready, my spirit), written for the 22nd Sunday after Trinity. Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 at 5:00pm. Soloists Arwen Myers (soprano), Hannah Penn (alto),  Les Green (tenor), and Kevin Walsh (bass) join the St. James Bach Choir and an orchestra of strings, flute, and oboe d’amore in singing Bach Cantata 115. Also, a new motet by Philadelphia composer Nancy Galbraith will be premiered.  Based on Psalm 133, the motet was commissioned for the Bach Vespers by St. James friend Jan...

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Eco Film Night

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Education, Happenings, Ministries, Other | 0 comments

Eco Film Night

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND JAMES CAMERON’S EMMY-AWARD WINNING SERIES ON CLIMATE CHANGE! Eco Film Night returns on alternate Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm — Films are screened at First Christian Church, 1314 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR 97201 —   Sept. 14th — TRUE COLORS — New Jersey/The Netherlands/Gov. Insley vs. Labor/Environmentalists — Sept. 28th — WINDS OF CHANGE — Renewable Energy/Natural Gas/Fracking — Oct. 12th — REVOLT, REBUILD, RENEW — Corporate America/Energy/Global...

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St. James Fall Boxcars

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Education, Ministries, Other | 0 comments

St. James Fall Boxcars

It’s Back-to-School-Time again.  That means new clothes, new shoes, new school supplies, unless you don’t have the resources.  But Lutheran World Relief can help, with a little bit of YOUR help.  Please join us in creating these much-needed school kits.  Fred Meyer is a great resource for school supplies.  Financial donations may serve this purpose better.  We are very adept at stretching dollars, so checks are especially welcome!   Back-to-School Supply List for each Kit: 4 spiral notebooks 5 pencils 1 12-inch ruler 1...

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12th Annual 4 X 4 Concerts

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Happenings, Music | 0 comments

12th Annual 4 X 4 Concerts

Four Fridays of Four-hand Piano Music at St. James. Four Fridays in August:  all concerts begin at 12:10 P.M. August 5th features the XX Digitus Duo with Maria Garcia, a native of Puerto Rico, and Momoko Muramatsu from Japan.  Both are graduates of the New England Conservatory of Music recently arrived in Portland.  Their eclectic repertory ranges from the classics to world music and Radiohead. August 12th features Timothy & Nancy LeRoi Nickel.  Founders of the series and graduates of the Guildhall School in London, the Duo will play...

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Feast of St. James 2016

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in Happenings, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

Feast of St. James 2016

Sunday, July 24th — Annual Feast of St. James — We look forward to good food, good company and more fun with each other as we celebrate our Patronal Feast Day on Sunday, July 24th, following the 9:30am service.  “Chef Dennis” will be back grilling hot dogs and brats.  There will be lemonade and ice cream sundaes.  Hopefully we will be back in the sunshine in the courtyard.  But wherever we are, it will be a joyful time.  And there will likely be a few surprises this year!  You can count on it.  Bring your friends and...

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BACH CANTATA 9

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Happenings, Music | 0 comments

BACH CANTATA 9

BACH CANTATA 9 — “Es ist das Heil uns kommen her” — Sunday, June 26th at 5:00pm — The 2015-2016 Bach Cantata season at St. James concludes with Bach’s Cantata #9 for the 6th Sunday of Trinity.  The cantata is built on hymn #590 in our red hymnal (“Salvation unto us has come”).  The featured flute part will be played by PSU music faculty Sydney Carlson.  The Bach Choir with professional orchestra of strings, oboe, and flute will be joined by vocal soloists Christine Welch-Elder, Hannah Penn, Les Green, and Kevin...

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Easter in May!

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016 in Happenings, Music | 0 comments

Easter in May!

BACH CANTATA 31 — “Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubilieret” (Festival of Easter: “Heaven laughs! Earth exults”) Sunday, May 1st at 5:00pm Bach’s Easter Cantata #31 “Heaven laughs! Earth rejoices” will be sung at the May 1st Bach Vesper at 5:00pm.  This tour de force Easter cantata is one of only two extant cantatas that Bach composed for Easter Day (Christ lag in Todesbanden, #4 is the other).  The lavish orchestration of 3 trumpets, 3 oboes, tympani, strings, organ, SATB choir, and 3 soloists —...

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Holy Week 2016

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Music, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

Holy Week 2016

Holy Week this year promises to be one unlike any other Holy Week at St. James as we commemorate the passion of Christ and celebrate his resurrection with our Christian partners from St. Michael’s.  Throughout the week we will have shared services with separate communion, as has become the practice here.  We hope that everyone will join us in this most holy and joyful time. Sunday, March 20th, 9:30am: St. James Palm Sunday Service, with procession in the Park Blocks Monday, March 21st, Noon: Contemplative Prayer, Pioneer Chapel Tuesday,...

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Looking Toward Easter 2016 …

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Happenings, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

Looking Toward Easter 2016 …

Shrove Tuesday at St. James — February 9th, 5:30-7:00pm in the Pioneer Chapel — Celebrate Shrove Tuesday, February 9th at St. James’ Annual Pancake Dinner, in the Pioneer Chapel.  Make it a Family Dinner night.  Everyone is welcome! Ash Wednesday Services at St. James — February 10th in St. James Sanctuary — Noon Service with St. Michael’s Catholic Church (St. James members will receive communion in the Pioneer Chapel) 7:00pm Service for St. James members, friends and family Lenten Midweek Soup Suppers &...

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