"We share God's inclusive and eternal love with everyone!"

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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 John's Gospel through the Lent and Easter seasons.

Jazz Vespers

Sunday, Apr. 19th, 5:00-6:00pm

Main Sanctuary

Ascension Day Cantata

Ascension Day Cantata

Sunday May 10 at 5:00 pm will feature Johann Sebastian Bach’s thrilling Ascension Day Cantata No. 43 “Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen” (God Goes Up with Jubilation).  Vocal soloists include Catherine Van der Salm, Laura Thoreson, Byron Wright, and Kevin Walsh.  They join with the St. James Bach Choir and Orchestra with three trumpets, two […]

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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

9:30 am Worship
Apr 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 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)
Apr 19 @ 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[...]
5:00 pm Jazz Vespers
Jazz Vespers
Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This 45 minute jazz musical setting of the Evening Prayer liturgy is held once a month. Professional jazz musicians and vocalists lead this reflective service with scriptural reading, psalms, hymns, and prayer. Preludes and postludes[...]
all-day Newsletter Deadline
Newsletter Deadline
Apr 20 – Apr 21 all-day
Please submit all articles for the following month to Christine by this date!
7:00 pm Church Council Meeting
Church Council Meeting
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
3rd Tuesday Every Month, 7:00pm
all-day St. James Nursing Clinic
St. James Nursing Clinic
Apr 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[...]

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