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Holiday Events at St. James 2018

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

Holiday Events at St. James 2018

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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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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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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Mark Your Calendars!

Posted on Apr 2, 2018 in Happenings, Music, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

Mark Your Calendars!

Sunday, April 15th and Sunday, April 22nd … These are two of the most important dates for St. James this year. On Sunday, April 15th our Pastoral Candidate, recommended and approved by Council, will preach at the 9:30am service (Pastor Janet will preside). There will be a Q&A session following the service to give members a chance to meet the candidate and hear from him personally. On the following Sunday, April 22nd, the congregation will gather after service at 11:00am for a special Congregational Meeting to vote whether or not to call the candidate for Pastorship at St. James...

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