"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. This summer the Eucharist Service will continue each Wednesday while the Bible Study will conclude on June 5th and begin again in September.

Jazz Vespers

Sunday, July 21st, 5:00pm will feature Mary-Sue Tobin on woodwinds.

Arrive at 4:50 for pre-Vespers music when Mary-Sue 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

Summer Worship Music … While the choir takes a well deserved break from leading in worship this summer, guest musicians are welcome. This is the perfect opportunity for college students home for the summer, musical visitors vacationing in the area, or parish members not usually able to participate in choir. All you need do is […]

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Upcoming Events

Jul
22
Mon
6:00 pm Christian Education Committee Me...
Christian Education Committee Me...
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Christian Education will hold a meeting on Monday, July 22nd at 6:00pm to discuss and prepare for both Children’s Sunday School and Adult Christian Education for the coming season. Kick-off Sunday for Christian Ed will[...]
Jul
23
Tue
7:10 pm St. James Book Club
St. James Book Club
Jul 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[...]
Jul
24
Wed
8:30 am Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer
Jul 24 @ 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
Jul 24 @ 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[...]
Jul
28
Sun
9:30 am Worship
Worship
Jul 28 @ 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.  
1:00 pm The Flame
The Flame
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Jul
31
Wed
8:30 am Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer
Jul 31 @ 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
Jul 31 @ 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[...]
Aug
3
Sat
9:30 am Contemplative Prayer @ St. James Lutheran Church
Contemplative Prayer @ St. James Lutheran Church
Aug 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Contemplative Prayer @ St. James Lutheran Church | Portland | Oregon | United States
  NOTE: This month, Contemplative Prayer will meet on Saturday, April 6th at 9:30am. We will not meet on Holy Saturday, April 20th. Contemplative Prayer at St. James meets twice a month.  Weather permitting, we[...]