February 2019 Spotlight:

Posted on Feb 3, 2019 in Groups, Happenings, Ministries, Music, Special Occasions | 0 comments

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 the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation” (International Review of Music). First introduced to jazz audiences in the 1990s as the protégé of Art Farmer, Matheny has matured into “one of the jazz world’s...

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January 2019 Spotlight:

Posted on Jan 3, 2019 in Education, Happenings, Ministries, Music, Special Occasions | 0 comments

Sunday, January 27th, 11:00am: Annual Congregational Meeting, Lunch following. St. James’ Annual Congregational Meeting: Approval of the 2019 Budget. Election of Council, Endowment Board and Nominating Committee members. Be there! Make your vote count. And enjoy a delicious brunch served up by Charlotte Cook, following the meeting. Tuesday, January 29th, 6-9:00pm: CD Release Party at Vino Ventas (7836 SE Stark Street, Portland.) A CD release party will be held at Vino Veritas, a wine bar in Portland. The recording, “Come Sunday”, was jointly produced by St. James Lutheran and...

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Holiday Events at St. James 2018

Posted on Dec 1, 2018 in Happenings, Music, Worship | 0 comments

During this Advent and Christmas season we have many opportunities to celebrate at St. James. Consider inviting a friend to share in the special events of this season. Advent Soup, Service & Labyrinth Walk: Wednesday, December 5th, 6:00-8:15pm. Join us on this 1st Wednesday in Advent for Soup, 6:00pm; Holden Prayer Service, 6:45pm; Labyrinth Walk, 7:15pm. Lucia Sunday: December 9th, 9:30am. We commemorate Lucy, a martyr of Syracuse, who lived in 304 CE. We celebrate Lucia during a special church service and at coffee hour following. Bach Cantata Vespers: Sunday, December 9th,...

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St. James Listening Gatherings

Posted on Aug 1, 2018 in Groups, Happenings, Special Occasions | 0 comments

Pastor David thanks all who have attended a Listening Gathering this Summer. A total of over 50 people from four groups have already shared a bit of their lives and spiritual hopes with him. Special thanks to all who have hosted the events in their neighborhood homes. If you haven’t attended a gathering yet, please consider one of the options listed here. Each event will begin with Pastor David sharing some words from Luke 19. Then he hopes you will share a bit of your life history and spiritual journey. Finally, help him by answering “What is my one hope for St. James’ future...

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Pastor David Wants to Know You

Posted on Jul 1, 2018 in Happenings, Special Occasions, Worship | 3 comments

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 representing the geographical neighborhoods where St. James members reside or work. These one-time meetings will all have the same goals as I get to know you: 1) To be centered and grounded in the Luke 19 story of Jesus welcoming Zacchaeus. 2) For you to share...

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