Worship

Pastor David Knapp Called to St. James

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

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

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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The Journey to Easter 2018

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

Community Lenten Services: † Wednesday, March 7th: Picnic Dinner at First Baptist at 6:00pm, followed by Ecumenical Service at 7:00pm. † Wednesday, March 14th: Soup Supper at St. James at 6:00pm, followed by Ecumenical Service at 7:00pm. † Wednesday, March 21st: Ecumenical Service followed by refreshments at First Presbyterian at 7:00pm. Holy Week: † Palm Sunday, March 25th: Procession in Park Blocks at 9:30am. † Maundy Thursday, March 29th: Noon and 7:00pm. † Good Friday, March 30th: Noon, St. John Passion at 7:00pm. GOOD FRIDAY BACH VESPER will feature music from Bach’s great...

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Lenten Services 2018

Posted on Feb 1, 2018 in Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

† Tuesday, Feb. 13th: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at St. James at 5:30pm. † Wednesday, Feb. 14th: Ash Wednesday Services at St. James with imposition of ashes at Noon and 7:00pm. † Saturday, Feb. 24th: Lenten Day of Reflection at St. James from 9:30am to 1:00pm. † Wednesday, March 7th: Ecumenical Service followed by refreshments at First Baptist at 7:00pm. † Wednesday, March 14th: Soup Supper at St. James at 6:00pm, followed by Ecumenical Service at 7:00pm. † Wednesday, March 21th: Ecumenical Service followed by refreshments at First Presbyterian at...

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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

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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