Communications

Pastor David Wants to Know You

Posted by on Jul 1, 2018 in Happenings, Special Occasions, Worship | 2 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...

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A Note from Pastor David

Posted by 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...

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Reception for Nancy Nickel

Posted by on May 21, 2018 in Happenings, Music, Special Occasions | 0 comments

Reception for Nancy Nickel

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 from 4-6:00pm, in the Pioneer Chapel. Mark your calendars for this special event when we say “Goodbye” to our very special Minister of Music. On the eve of Nancy’s last Bach Cantata we will gather to wish her well, and send her off with love and thanksgiving for the music ministry she has guided St. James through for the past 13 years. This should be a celebration you won’t want to miss. Cantata 29 “Wir danken dir, Gott (We give you thanks, God)” Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 at 5:00pm. Join us for the...

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Pastor David Knapp Called to St. James

Posted by 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...

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Mark Your Calendars!

Posted by 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...

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The Journey to Easter 2018

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

The Journey to Easter 2018

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...

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Lenten Services 2018

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

Lenten Services 2018

† 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...

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Bring in the New Year of 2018 with Jazz

Posted by 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...

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Bring in the New Year of 2018 with Bach

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Happenings, Music, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

Bring in the New Year of 2018 with Bach

Bach Cantata #28 and Vesper, Sunday, January 7th, 2018, 5:00pm Gottlob! Nun geht das Jahr zu Ende (Praise God! Now the year is coming to a close) This cantata for the New Year opens in thanksgiving for the past year with the sung words: “Think upon this, how much good God’s hands have done for you in the old year!  Sound a happy song of thanks to Him…” The cantata concludes with a sung prayer for the New Year: “Give us a peaceful year, protect us from all sorrow, and nourish us gently.” Soloists Anna Haagenson, Laura Thoreson,...

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Christmas at St. James 2017-18

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in Happenings, Music, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

Christmas at St. James 2017-18

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 Labyrinth Walk: Thursday, December 21st, 5:30pm Celebrate the Winter Solstice with a walk in our new courtyard labyrinth, followed by a time of reflection, song and silence. Advent Worship Service: Sunday, December 24th, 9:30am Celebrate the fourth Sunday in Advent with the lighting of the last candle on the Advent wreath. Christmas Eve Children’s Service: Sunday,...

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