"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, Feb. 17th, 5:00pm will feature Dmitri Matheny on flugelhorn.

Arrive at 4:50 for pre-Vespers music when Dmitri 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!

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.

 

February 2019 Spotlight:

February 2019 Spotlight:

Jazz Vespers at St. James in Pioneer Chapel with Guest Artist, Dmitri Matheny … Sunday, February 17th, 5:00pm. The February Jazz Vespers features artist Dmitri Matheny, one of the finest flugelhorn players in the country. Celebrated for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American musician Dmitri Matheny has been lauded as “one of […]

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Upcoming Events

Feb
16
Sat
9:30 am Contemplative Prayer @ St. James Lutheran Church
Contemplative Prayer @ St. James Lutheran Church
Feb 16 @ 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[...]
Feb
17
Sun
9:30 am Worship
Worship
Feb 17 @ 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
Feb 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Education hour following the 9:30 am service and coffee.
11:00 am Sunday School
Sunday School
Feb 17 @ 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[...]
12:30 pm The Flame
The Flame
Feb 17 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
5:00 pm Jazz Vespers
Jazz Vespers
Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jazz Vespers
This 45 minute jazz musical setting of the Evening Prayer liturgy is held once a month. Professional jazz musicians and vocalists lead this reflective service with scriptural reading, psalms, hymns, and prayer. Preludes and postludes[...]
6:00 pm Artist Reception
Artist Reception
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Feb
19
Tue
11:00 am WELCA Meeting @ St. James Lutheran Church
WELCA Meeting @ St. James Lutheran Church
Feb 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join the St. James Women of the Evangelical Church in America group as they meet and discuss various topics.