"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.” Starting October 24th, Bible Study will begin looking at Paul’s letters.
Oct. 3rd: John 3;
Oct. 10th: Revelation 1;
Oct. 17th: Psalm 30;
Oct. 24th: 1 Corinthians 12 & 13;
Oct. 31st: Romans 6;
Nov. 7th: 1 Corinthians 11.

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

Oct
16
Tue
11:00 am WELCA Meeting @ St. James Lutheran Church
WELCA Meeting @ St. James Lutheran Church
Oct 16 @ 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.
Oct
17
Wed
8:30 am Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer
Oct 17 @ 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
Oct 17 @ 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
Oct 17 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.  
Oct
19
Fri
12:15 pm Bach’s Lunch
Bach’s Lunch
Oct 19 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
Bach's Lunch
Friday Organ Recitals at 12:15pm 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 occasionally be guest organists, or he[...]
Oct
20
Sat
9:30 am Contemplative Prayer @ St. James Lutheran Church
Contemplative Prayer @ St. James Lutheran Church
Oct 20 @ 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[...]
Oct
21
Sun
9:30 am Worship
Worship
Oct 21 @ 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
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Education hour following the 9:30 am service and coffee.