"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, Oct. 16th, 5-6:00pm

Featuring trumpeter Thomas Barber. Music begins at 4:50 with jazz standards, 5:00 for Vespers.



“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 […]

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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

12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass
7:10 pm St. James Book Club
St. James Book Club
Oct 25 @ 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[...]
all-day St. James Nursing Clinic
St. James Nursing Clinic
Oct 26 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
Oct 26 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!
12:00 pm Midweek Eucharist
Midweek Eucharist
Oct 26 @ 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
Oct 26 @ 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
Oct 26 @ 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[...]