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Welcome

Welcome to the website for St. James Lutheran Church, a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. St. James has served downtown Portland, the city and the larger region for more than 120 years. Its sandstone walls and stained glass windows have sheltered and given light to the sacramental events of individual lives: baptisms, confirmations, weddings, anniversaries, and funerals.


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Worship Services

Sunday Morning Worship with Holy Communion

Every Sunday, 9:30am

Holy Communion in the Main Sanctuary with refreshments served in the Pioneer Chapel immediately following. Childcare provided 9:15am-12:15pm


Midweek Eucharist

Every Wednesday 12:00 Noon

Pioneer Chapel, followed by Bible Study with Pastor Andersen. We begin a new Bible Study series on Wednesday, April 23, using resource materials from Augsburg Fortress Publishing. Cost will be $10 for the user booklet, from which we will work for about six sessions.


Jazz Vespers

Sunday, Aug. 17th, 5:00-6:00pm

Main Sanctuary

4 X 4 Friday August Noon Concerts

4 X 4 Friday August Noon Concerts

The tenth anniversary of the “4X4” concert series will again be hosted by St. James. On four Fridays in August, there will be four free noon-time concerts of music for one piano, four hands. Each program will include French repertory to coordinate with the Impressionist show at the Portland Art Museum across Jefferson Street from […]

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Prayer Request

Prayer requests may be sent to Pastor Andersen using our secure online form. Click below!

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Upcoming Events

Aug
21
Thu
all-day St. James Nursing Clinic
St. James Nursing Clinic
Aug 21 – Aug 22 all-day
The St. James Nursing Clinic serves the community by providing care for those with foot/nail disorders and those unable to care for their feet properly. Foot-related issues are common for many, especially seniors and those[...]
Aug
24
Sun
9:30 am Worship
Worship
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Worship with Holy Communion Every Sunday, 9:30am Holy Communion is celebrated at each Sunday liturgy.  Refreshments and community time follow the worship service.  Childcare available from 9:15AM-12:15PM.  
11:00 am Open Space (Adult)
Open Space (Adult)
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sundays Year-Round, 11:00am-12:00pm Open Space takes place most Sunday mornings in the Pioneer Chapel of St. James Lutheran Church. All are invited to attend and listen, participate, learn, grow, and share as we develop a[...]
Aug
26
Tue
7:10 pm St. James Book Club
St. James Book Club
Aug 26 @ 7:10 pm – 8:10 pm
St. James Book Club meets on a monthly basis to discuss all kinds of books! In the past year we have read such titles as Bel Canto by Ann Patchett, Cutting for Stone by Abraham[...]
Aug
27
Wed
all-day St. James Nursing Clinic
St. James Nursing Clinic
Aug 27 all-day
The St. James Nursing Clinic serves the community by providing care for those with foot/nail disorders and those unable to care for their feet properly. Foot-related issues are common for many, especially seniors and those[...]
8:30 am Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer
Aug 27 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!
12:00 pm Midweek Eucharist
Midweek Eucharist
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
A thirty-minute liturgy of Holy Communion takes place in the intimate setting of the Pioneer Chapel. This service provides an opportunity for communal prayer, a brief sermon and reflection. Scriptures may be used from the[...]

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