Ministries

A Note from Pastor David

Posted on Jun 4, 2018 in Happenings, Ministries, Special Occasions, Worship | 2 comments

A Note from Pastor David

What an honor it is to be your next pastor at St. James. I realize that I stand on the shoulders of pastoral leaders since 1890. Thank you for this opportunity to serve Christ with you. I will spend the month of June and a bit of July completing my ministry at St. Luke, spending time with my family and anticipating our work together. I will then step in the door at St. James on July 16th. Already the words from my mouth are changing from “your church” to “our church.” I’m excited. I’m also grateful for the strong ministry of Pastor Janet, Nancy Nickel and your St. James Council....

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Pastor David Knapp Called to St. James

Posted on May 2, 2018 in Happenings, Ministries, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

Pastor David Knapp Called to St. James

On Sunday, April 15th, members of St. James heard Pastor David Knapp, of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Southwest Portland give the homily during the morning service. It was, in fact, his audition to be our next pastor. And response from the congregation was resounding. A Question & Answer session at Coffee Hour gave the opportunity for Pastor Knapp to introduce himself to the congregation. It was a serious but warm session of back and forth between Pastor and the group. There were some pauses, as he gave serious consideration to the questions, and humor sprinkled throughout the...

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Bring in the New Year of 2018 with Jazz

Posted on Jan 10, 2018 in Happenings, Ministries, Music, Worship | 0 comments

Bring in the New Year of 2018 with Jazz

JAZZ VESPERS ON SUNDAY, Jan. 21st, at 5:00 pm at St. James will feature John Stowell on guitar. John Stowell returns to St. James for the first Jazz Vespers of 2018. John is a unique jazz guitarist influenced as much by pianists and horn players as he is by guitarists. His original take on harmony, chords and improvisation sets him apart. He has taught internationally for 30 years. His clinics are informal, hands-on and informative. In addition to music theory and guidelines for improvisation, John shares his professional experience with the business of music. John Stowell began his...

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Caring for Creation: Earth Day 2017

Posted on Apr 18, 2017 in Happenings, Ministries, Special Occasions | 0 comments

Caring for Creation:  Earth Day 2017

… and The People’s Climate March … You are invited to join the Caring for Creation Committee who will be marching with the St. James Lutheran Church banner in the People’s Climate March on Saturday, April 29th.  Be a part of environmental awareness, the challenge of preventing further global warming, and a coalition of Christian friends who choose to celebrate Earth Day in a People’s Climate March sponsored by 350.org.  Stay tuned for more information on where to gather and join the parade route!  And be sure to attend a special Earth Day service on Sunday,...

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Eco Film Night

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 in Education, Happenings, Ministries, Other | 0 comments

Eco Film Night

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND JAMES CAMERON’S EMMY-AWARD WINNING SERIES ON CLIMATE CHANGE! Eco Film Night returns on alternate Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm — Films are screened at First Christian Church, 1314 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR 97201 —   Sept. 14th — TRUE COLORS — New Jersey/The Netherlands/Gov. Insley vs. Labor/Environmentalists — Sept. 28th — WINDS OF CHANGE — Renewable Energy/Natural Gas/Fracking — Oct. 12th — REVOLT, REBUILD, RENEW — Corporate America/Energy/Global Warming/Politics — Oct. 26th — A...

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