"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 12:45-2:00pm) following the Midweek Eucharist as we rediscover “Ten Key Passages From the Bible.”
Aug. 1st: Luke 19 and Listening Gathering;
Aug. 8th: Deuteronomy 6;
Aug. 15th: Exodus 20;
Aug. 22nd: Micah 6;
Aug. 29th: Psalm 23.

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!

 

St. James Listening Gatherings

St. James Listening Gatherings

Pastor David wants a chance to get to know you. Thus he is traveling to 12 Listening Gatherings located in neighborhoods throughout the city where St. James members live. Our thanks to those who have stepped forward to host one of the hour and a half gatherings. Find the one that is close to your […]

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Upcoming Events

Aug
19
Sun
9:30 am Worship
Worship
Aug 19 @ 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.  
5:00 pm Jazz Vespers
Jazz Vespers
Aug 19 @ 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
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Aug
22
Wed
8:30 am Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer
Aug 22 @ 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 22 @ 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
Aug 22 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.  
6:30 pm PFHS at Goose Hollow
PFHS at Goose Hollow
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm
Help provide a meal at the Portland Family Homeless Solutions shelter at Goose Hollow. Sign up on the board in the Pioneer Chapel with what you can provide. Overnight hosts needed. Contact St. James if[...]
Aug
26
Sun
9:30 am Worship
Worship
Aug 26 @ 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.  
6:30 pm The Flame @ St. James Lutheran Church
The Flame @ St. James Lutheran Church
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm