Special Occasions

February 2019 Spotlight:

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

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 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

January 2019 Spotlight:

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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St. James Listening Gatherings

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

St. James Listening Gatherings

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

Pastor David Wants to Know You

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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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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