"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

We gather each Wednesday at Noon in the Pioneer Chapel for a half-hour Service of the Eucharist. Afterwards, please join Pastor David for Wednesday Bible Study at 12:30pm … Feb. 13th – June 5th: McLaren’s book “We Make The Road By Walking”

Jazz Vespers

Sunday, May 19th, 5:00pm will feature Cheryl Alex on flute and alto flute.

Arrive at 4:50 for pre-Vespers music when Cheryl 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!

Weather and Worship

St. James does not cancel worship services due to inclement weather. If the streets look too bad, please don’t risk it. But if you come, we’ll be here with the doors open.

 

Upcoming Ministry at St. James

May 4th: -Community Care Day … -Health Kits for Lutheran World Relief … -Labyrinth Day (And twice monthly Reflective Prayer) … May 5th: -“Our Muslim Neighbors” Guest Harris Zafar … -Young Families event at Director Park … May 12th: -Mother’s Day … -Baptism of Jana Shapiro … May 19th: -New Members Received … -Juul Altar […]

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Upcoming Events

May
21
Tue
11:00 am WELCA Meeting @ St. James Lutheran Church
WELCA Meeting @ St. James Lutheran Church
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join the St. James Women of the Evangelical Church in America group as they meet and discuss various topics.
May
22
Wed
8:30 am Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer
May 22 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Centering Prayer: Wednesdays at 8:30 am, Pioneer Chapel There is a weekly opportunity to practice this simple form of contemplative prayer weekly at St. James. Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a small gathering takes place in[...]
12:00 pm Midweek Eucharist
Midweek Eucharist
May 22 @ 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[...]
12:45 pm Bible Study
Bible Study
May 22 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.  
May
24
Fri
12:15 pm Bach’s Lunch
Bach’s Lunch
May 24 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
Bach's Lunch
Friday Organ Recitals at 12:15pm St. James will present a short organ recital every Friday, 12:15-12:45pm. Our new Cantor Joseph Pettit will play most of the recitals; there will occasionally be guest organists, or he[...]
May
26
Sun
9:30 am Worship
Worship
May 26 @ 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
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Education hour following the 9:30 am service and coffee.