"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.

Jazz Vespers

Sunday, Nov. 15th, 5:00-6:00pm

Featuring trombonist Stan Bock. Music begins at 4:50 with jazz standards, 5:00 for Vespers.

2015 Thanksgiving at St. James:

2015 Thanksgiving at St. James:

Thursday, November 26th, 2015 Ecumenical Worship Service, 10:30am Annual Community Meal, 1-4:00pm Worship on Thanksgiving with us!  And consider helping with our for our annual St. James Thanksgiving Community Meal — where the hours slaving away are actually fun, opportunities to visit with others abound, and where you’ll never have to think about the prospect […]

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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

all-day St. James Nursing Clinic
St. James Nursing Clinic
Nov 25 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
Nov 25 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!
12:00 pm Midweek Eucharist
Midweek Eucharist
Nov 25 @ 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[...]
1:00 pm Bible Study
Bible Study
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Pastor Andersen leads a Bible Study on the Book of Acts following Midweek Eucharist.  
6:30 pm Goose Hollow Family Shelter
Goose Hollow Family Shelter
Nov 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Fourth Wednesday of Every Month, 6:30-9:00pm Once a month, St James volunteers at the Goose Hollow Family Shelter where we provide a meal and hospitality while connecting with families that are experiencing homelessness. During this[...]
12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass

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