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

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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. In the central city, St. James welcomes all and celebrates God’s grace and inclusive love with the gifts of Word, music, classic Lutheran liturgy, hospitality and service. As a Reconciling in Christ congregation, St. James welcomes people of all races, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities.


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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

In the Pioneer Chapel. Pastor Parker leads Bible Study following the Midweek Eucharist.

Jazz Vespers

Sunday, Jan. 21st, 5:00pm will feature John Stowell on guitar.

Arrive at 4:50 for pre-Vespers music when John will be joined by our St. James house band: Mike Horsfall, piano; Laurent Nickel, bass; Brent Follis, drums; and Valarie Brown, cantor. Vespers service starts at 5:00pm. Freewill offering welcome. Reception for St. James Artist-of-the-Month follows the service, in the Pioneer Chapel. Come with friends!

Bring in the New Year of 2018 with Jazz

Bring in the New Year of 2018 with Jazz

JAZZ VESPERS ON SUNDAY, Jan. 21st, at 5:00 pm at St. James will feature John Stowell on guitar. John Stowell returns to St. James for the first Jazz Vespers of 2018. John is a unique jazz guitarist influenced as much by pianists and horn players as he is by guitarists. His original take on harmony, […]

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Upcoming Events

Jan
20
Sat
all-day USA: Martin Luther King Day @ Washington DC
USA: Martin Luther King Day @ Washington DC
Jan 20 all-day
For more information on this national holiday, visit http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/usa/mlk.asp
9:30 am Contemplative Prayer @ St. James Lutheran Church
Contemplative Prayer @ St. James Lutheran Church
Jan 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Contemplative Prayer @ St. James Lutheran Church | Portland | Oregon | United States
Contemplative Prayer at St. James meets twice a month.  Weather permitting, we will include a time of walking meditation with the new labyrinth as part of the morning. Anyone interested in contemplative listening to God[...]
Jan
21
Sun
9:30 am Worship
Worship
Jan 21 @ 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
Open Space
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Education hour following the 9:30 am service and coffee. Topic: Reconciling in Christ: What’s next for St. James?
11:00 am Sunday School
Sunday School
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pastor Janet and the Christian Education Committee are excited to announce the return of Sunday School to St. James! The class serves children ages 4 through second grade. Parents, bring your children at 11:00 am[...]
4:00 pm The Flame
The Flame
Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
5:00 pm Jazz Vespers
Jazz Vespers
Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jazz Vespers
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[...]
6:00 pm Artist Reception
Artist Reception
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Jan
23
Tue
7:10 pm St. James Book Club
St. James Book Club
Jan 23 @ 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[...]
Jan
24
Wed
8:30 am Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer
Jan 24 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!