"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 us for Bible Study following the Midweek Eucharist.

Jazz Vespers

Sunday, Aug. 19th, 5:00pm will feature John Moak on trombone.

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 Artists-of-the-Month follows the service, in the Pioneer Chapel. Come with friends!

 

Pastor David Wants to Know You

Pastor David Wants to Know You

Our ministry together at St. James begins Monday, July 16th. I’m excited and intend to hit the ground running by getting to know you — through trusting relationships Christ’s reign is advanced. I will immediately work with President Carl and the Council to create ten to twelve Listening Gatherings, hosted by members in their homes […]

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Upcoming Events

Jul
21
Sat
9:30 am Contemplative Prayer @ St. James Lutheran Church
Contemplative Prayer @ St. James Lutheran Church
Jul 21 @ 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[...]
Jul
22
Sun
9:30 am Worship
Worship
Jul 22 @ 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 Feast of St. James @ St. James Lutheran Chruch
Feast of St. James @ St. James Lutheran Chruch
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Feast of St. James @ St. James Lutheran Chruch | Portland | Oregon | United States
The Feast of St. James will be observed Sunday, July 22nd starting at 11:00am – which is also Pastor Knapp’s first Sunday with us. Casual fellowship and meal will follow the Service. Grill Master Dennis[...]
11:00 am Open Space
Open Space
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Education hour following the 9:30 am service and coffee.
11:00 am Sunday School
Sunday School
Jul 22 @ 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[...]
6:30 pm The Flame @ St. James Lutheran Church
The Flame @ St. James Lutheran Church
Jul 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
Jul
24
Tue
7:10 pm St. James Book Club
St. James Book Club
Jul 24 @ 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
25
Wed
12:00 pm Midweek Eucharist
Midweek Eucharist
Jul 25 @ 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
Jul 25 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.