Communications

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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Reformation 500

Posted by on Aug 29, 2017 in Education, Happenings, Music, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

Reformation 500

October 13th-15th, 2017: A weekend of events in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation at historic St. James Lutheran Church in downtown Portland. FRIDAY, October 13th 7:30pm Lecture:  “Why in 2017 Should We Be Interested in the 500th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Protestant Reformation?” presented by Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Reformation Scholar, Emerita Director, Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies, and Emerita Regents’ Professor of History at the University of Arizona, Tucson,...

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FEAST OF ST. JAMES 2017

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Happenings, Special Occasions | 0 comments

FEAST OF ST. JAMES 2017

SUNDAY, JULY 23rd — Please join us for a Congregational Meeting, at 11:00am, followed by our annual Feast of St. James Barbecue and Potluck Picnic.  Dennis Roggen, chief grill master, will be back to grill the brats!  Please bring a SIDE DISH or SALAD to Share!  It’s always a fun celebration.

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St. James Community Garden Picnic

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Happenings, Special Occasions | 0 comments

St. James Community Garden Picnic

Saturday, June 17th, 11:00am-1:00pm — Fulton Community Garden — SW 3rd Ave. & Miles St. — Portland, OR. — Join the St. James Young Families for an afternoon of planting and picnic at Fulton Community Gardens on Saturday, June 17th.  The garden has undergone a major renovation in anticipation of the new young gardeners that are going to be utilizing the space.  Starting this summer both the St. James Child Development Center and the St. James Sunday School (which will start this Fall) will use the gardening space...

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Ascension Oratorio, BWV 11

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Happenings, Music | 0 comments

Ascension Oratorio, BWV 11

Bach Cantata Vesper on Sunday, May 21st at 5:00 pm. This final Bach Vesper of the 2016-17 season will feature the festive Ascension Oratorio, BWV 11 with full orchestra of three trumpets, two oboes, two flutes, and strings joining St. James Bach choir, and soloists Catherine Van der Salm (soprano); Laura Thoreson (alto); Les Green (tenor); and Kevin Walsh (bass).  The Ascension Oratorio appeared in the same liturgical year as the Christmas Oratorio.  The text for the Ascension Oratorio, a compilation of several biblical sources, free poetry...

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Caring for Creation: Earth Day 2017

Posted by 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...

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Holy Week 2017

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Music, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

Holy Week 2017

— Passion Sunday, April 9th, 9:30am, Procession of Palms and Reading of the Passion. — Maundy Thursday, April 13th, Noon, Eucharist and footwashing in Pioneer Chapel. 7:00pm, Eucharist in the Pioneer Chapel & Stripping of the Sanctuary Altar. — Good Friday, April 14th, Noon, Adoration of the Cross in Pioneer Chapel. 7:00pm, Selections from Bach’s St. John Passion with choir, soloist and instruments in Sanctuary. — Vigil of Easter, April 15th at 7:30pm in Sanctuary, Processional from courtyard with...

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Looking Toward Easter 2017 …

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Happenings, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

Looking Toward Easter 2017 …

Shrove Tuesday at St. James — February 28th, 5:30-7:00pm in the Pioneer Chapel — Celebrate Shrove Tuesday at St. James’ Annual Pancake Supper. — Ash Wednesday Services at St. James — March 1st in the Pioneer Chapel — Imposition of Ashes at Noon and 7:00pm. — Lenten Midweek Soup Suppers & Worship: Midweek soup suppers and worship with pulpit exchange will take place again this year during Wednesdays in Lent.  Supper will be at 6:00pm; Worship at 7:00pm.  Please join us as we celebrate the Lenten...

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