"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 – May 22nd: McLaren’s book “We Make The Road By Walking”

Jazz Vespers

Sunday, Apr. 21st, 5:00pm will feature Devin Phillips on tenor saxophone.

Arrive at 4:50 for pre-Vespers music when Devin 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.

 

Lenten Events at St. James 2019

Lenten Events at St. James 2019

— Tuesday, March 5th, 5:30PM, Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner — Wednesday, March 6th, Noon and 7:00PM, Ash Wednesday Worship — This year St. James is again offering Wednesday evening Soup Suppers and Devotional Services. Soup will be served at 6:00pm, the service begins at 7:00pm. This is always a a good time for conversation and […]

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Upcoming Events

Mar
26
Tue
7:10 pm St. James Book Club
St. James Book Club
Mar 26 @ 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[...]
Mar
27
Wed
8:30 am Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer
Mar 27 @ 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
Mar 27 @ 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
Mar 27 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.  
7:00 pm California Lutheran Choir Concert
California Lutheran Choir Concert
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
California Lutheran Choir Concert
California Lutheran Choir Concert at St. James, Wednesday, March 27th, 7:00pm St. James will be the venue for the touring California Lutheran University choir (Thousand Oaks, CA) on Wednesday, March 27th at 7:00pm. We will[...]
Mar
29
Fri
12:15 pm Bach’s Lunch
Bach’s Lunch
Mar 29 @ 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[...]
Mar
31
Sun
9:30 am Worship
Worship
Mar 31 @ 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
Mar 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Education hour following the 9:30 am service and coffee.