"We share God's inclusive and eternal love with everyone!"

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Welcome!

Welcome to the “front door” of St. James! This website will tell you that we are an over 300 member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). As a Reconciling In Christ church, we celebrate and welcome all races, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities. Each Sunday we gather at 9:30am around a classic Lutheran liturgy, beautiful music and warm hospitality. We believe God is present as we gather and serve those in need beyond our doors.


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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, September 15th, 5:00pm will feature Paul Mazzio on trumpet.

Arrive at 4:50 for pre-Vespers music when Paul 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 will 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

Feeding the Hungry … For several months now, St. James members have partnered with Pastor Bruce Arnold in distributing a meal to those in need. We gather each Tuesday at 6:30pm by the Lincoln statue about a block from St. James. We hand out food, hygiene items and new socks. We have conversation, build relationships […]

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Upcoming Events

Aug
23
Fri
all-day Portland to Coast
Portland to Coast
Aug 23 – Aug 24 all-day
It’s almost time! This year’s Portland to Coast relay will take place on Friday, August 23rd and Saturday, August 24th. This is an annual activity that members of the Lutheran Ligaments group at St. James[...]
Aug
25
Sun
9:30 am Worship
Worship
Aug 25 @ 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
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Aug
27
Tue
6:30 pm Feeding the Homeless
Feeding the Homeless
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
For several months now, St. James members have partnered with Pastor Bruce Arnold in distributing a meal to those in need. We gather each Tuesday at 6:30pm by the Lincoln statue about a block from[...]
7:10 pm St. James Book Club
St. James Book Club
Aug 27 @ 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[...]
Aug
28
Wed
8:30 am Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer
Aug 28 @ 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
Aug 28 @ 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[...]
Sep
1
Sun
9:30 am Worship
Worship
Sep 1 @ 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
Sep 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm