"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. Join Pastor David for Bible Study in the Library (about 12:40-2:00pm) following the Midweek Eucharist as we rediscover “Ten Key Passages From the Bible.”
Sept. 5th: Romans 8;
Sept. 12th: 2 Corinthians 5;
Sept. 19th: Ephesians 2;
Sept. 26th: Hebrews 11;
Oct. 3rd: John 3.

Jazz Vespers

Sunday, Oct. 21st, 5:00pm will feature Renato Caranto on tenor saxophone.

Arrive at 4:50 for pre-Vespers music when Renato 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 Artists-of-the-Month follows the service, in the Pioneer Chapel. Come with friends!

 

2018 Gallery

2018 Gallery

A collection of photos taken in 2018.

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Upcoming Events

Sep
23
Sun
9:30 am Worship
Worship
Sep 23 @ 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
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Education hour following the 9:30 am service and coffee.
11:00 am Sunday School
Sunday School
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Christian Education Committee is 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 to the large[...]
3:00 pm The Flame
The Flame
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
Sep
25
Tue
7:10 pm St. James Book Club
St. James Book Club
Sep 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[...]
Sep
26
Wed
8:30 am Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer
Sep 26 @ 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
Sep 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[...]
12:45 pm Bible Study
Bible Study
Sep 26 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.  
Sep
28
Fri
12:15 pm Bach’s Lunch
Bach’s Lunch
Sep 28 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
Bach's Lunch
Friday Organ Recitals at 12:15pm Beginning this Friday, Sept. 14th, 2018, 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[...]