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St Michael’s Mass 12:00 pm
St Michael’s Mass
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass
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Contemplative Prayer 9:30 am
Contemplative Prayer @ St. James Lutheran Church
Dec 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Contemplative Prayer @ St. James Lutheran Church | Portland | Oregon | United States
  Contemplative Prayer at St. James meets twice a month.  Weather permitting, we will include a time of walking meditation with the new labyrinth as part of the morning. Anyone interested in contemplative listening to[...]
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WELCA Fair Trade Sale 11:30 am
WELCA Fair Trade Sale @ St. James Lutheran Church
Dec 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Each month St. James Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA) sell fair trade goods in the Pioneer Chapel after worship. Your purchase of fairly traded coffee, tea, and chocolate help support farmers[...]
Worship 9:30 am
Worship
Dec 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Sunday Morning Worship with Holy Communion Every Sunday, 9:30am Holy Communion is celebrated at each Sunday liturgy.  Refreshments and community time follow the worship service.  Childcare available from 9:15AM-12:15PM.  
Open Space 11:00 am
Open Space
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Education hour following the 9:30 am service and coffee.
Sunday School 11:00 am
Sunday School
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pastor Janet and the Christian Education Committee are excited to announce the return of Sunday School to St. James! The class serves children ages 4 through second grade. Parents, bring your children at 11:00 am[...]
The Flame 4:00 pm
The Flame
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Bach Choir Rehearsal 7:00 pm
Bach Choir Rehearsal
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mandatory rehearsal for all members of the Bach Cantata Choir.
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St Michael’s Mass 12:00 pm
St Michael’s Mass
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass
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St Michael’s Mass 12:00 pm
St Michael’s Mass
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass
St. James Book Club 7:10 pm
St. James Book Club
Dec 5 @ 7:10 pm – 8:10 pm
The St. James Book Club is merging November/December meetings, so no meeting in November at all. We’ll be discussing Fredrik Backman’s 2016 novel “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry.”
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Centering Prayer 8:30 am
Centering Prayer
Dec 6 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!
Midweek Eucharist 12:00 pm
Midweek Eucharist
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
A thirty-minute liturgy of Holy Communion takes place in the intimate setting of the Pioneer Chapel. This service provides an opportunity for communal prayer, a brief sermon and reflection. Scriptures may be used from the[...]
Bible Study 12:45 pm
Bible Study
Dec 6 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Pastor Parker leads a Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.  
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St Michael’s Mass 12:00 pm
St Michael’s Mass
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass
Bach Choir Rehearsal 7:00 pm
Bach Choir Rehearsal
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mandatory rehearsal for all members of the Bach Cantata Choir.
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Church Cleaning and Decorating 9:00 am
Church Cleaning and Decorating
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come and help prepare St. James for Advent and Christmas. Lunch will be provided.
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Worship 9:30 am
Worship
Dec 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Sunday Morning Worship with Holy Communion Every Sunday, 9:30am Holy Communion is celebrated at each Sunday liturgy.  Refreshments and community time follow the worship service.  Childcare available from 9:15AM-12:15PM.  
Sunday School 11:00 am
Sunday School
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pastor Janet and the Christian Education Committee are excited to announce the return of Sunday School to St. James! The class serves children ages 4 through second grade. Parents, bring your children at 11:00 am[...]
The Flame 4:00 pm
The Flame
Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
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Centering Prayer 8:30 am
Centering Prayer
Dec 13 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!
Midweek Eucharist 12:00 pm
Midweek Eucharist
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
A thirty-minute liturgy of Holy Communion takes place in the intimate setting of the Pioneer Chapel. This service provides an opportunity for communal prayer, a brief sermon and reflection. Scriptures may be used from the[...]
Bible Study 12:45 pm
Bible Study
Dec 13 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Pastor Parker leads a Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.  
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Worship 9:30 am
Worship
Dec 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Sunday Morning Worship with Holy Communion Every Sunday, 9:30am Holy Communion is celebrated at each Sunday liturgy.  Refreshments and community time follow the worship service.  Childcare available from 9:15AM-12:15PM.  
Sunday School 11:00 am
Sunday School
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pastor Janet and the Christian Education Committee are excited to announce the return of Sunday School to St. James! The class serves children ages 4 through second grade. Parents, bring your children at 11:00 am[...]
Jazz Vespers 5:00 pm
Jazz Vespers
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jazz Vespers
  Born into a musical family, Stan Bock began his professional musical career at the age of 15, playing “tailgate” trombone in his father’s Dixieland band. In college he studied music at Fort Hays State[...]
Artist Reception 6:00 pm
Artist Reception
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Bach Choir Rehearsal 7:00 pm
Bach Choir Rehearsal
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mandatory rehearsal for all members of the Bach Cantata Choir.
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Centering Prayer 8:30 am
Centering Prayer
Dec 20 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!
Midweek Eucharist 12:00 pm
Midweek Eucharist
Dec 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
A thirty-minute liturgy of Holy Communion takes place in the intimate setting of the Pioneer Chapel. This service provides an opportunity for communal prayer, a brief sermon and reflection. Scriptures may be used from the[...]
Bible Study 12:45 pm
Bible Study
Dec 20 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Pastor Parker leads a Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.  
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Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk and Contemplative Prayer 5:00 pm
Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk and Contemplative Prayer @ St. James Lutheran Church
Dec 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk and Contemplative Prayer @ St. James Lutheran Church | Portland | Oregon | United States
We will have our second annual Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk in the Courtyard from 5 to 6:30 PM with lights and a roaring bonfire to celebrate the return to light and God’s gift of the[...]
Chancel Choir Rehearsal 7:15 pm
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Dec 21 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
 
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Worship 9:30 am
Worship
Dec 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Sunday Morning Worship with Holy Communion Every Sunday, 9:30am Holy Communion is celebrated at each Sunday liturgy.  Refreshments and community time follow the worship service.  Childcare available from 9:15AM-12:15PM.  
Intergenerational Candlelight Christmas Eve Service 4:30 pm
Intergenerational Candlelight Christmas Eve Service @ St. James Lutheran Church
Dec 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Intergenerational Candlelight Christmas Eve Service @ St. James Lutheran Church | Portland | Oregon | United States
Candlelight Christmas Eve Service 11:00 pm
Candlelight Christmas Eve Service @ St. James Lutheran Church
Dec 24 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 25 @ 12:00 am
Candlelight Christmas Eve Service @ St. James Lutheran Church | Portland | Oregon | United States
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Christmas Day
Christmas Day
Dec 25 all-day
 
Christmas Day Worship 10:00 am
Christmas Day Worship @ St. James Lutheran Church
Dec 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Christmas Day Worship @ St. James Lutheran Church | Portland | Oregon | United States
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Centering Prayer 8:30 am
Centering Prayer
Dec 27 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!
Midweek Eucharist 12:00 pm
Midweek Eucharist
Dec 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
A thirty-minute liturgy of Holy Communion takes place in the intimate setting of the Pioneer Chapel. This service provides an opportunity for communal prayer, a brief sermon and reflection. Scriptures may be used from the[...]
Goose Hollow 6:30 pm
Goose Hollow
Dec 27 @ 6:30 pm
Help provide a meal at the Goose Hollow Homeless Shelter. Sign up on the board in the Pioneer Chapel with what you can provide. Overnight hosts needed. Contact St. James if you are able to[...]
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Visual Artist’s Group 10:00 am
Visual Artist’s Group
Dec 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
St. James Visual Artist’s Group is a collection of visual artists who gather once a month to show our art to each other and receive feedback and suggestions! All practicing artists are welcome to attend!
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USA: New Year’s Day
USA: New Year’s Day @ Washington, DC
Dec 31 all-day
For more information on this holiday see http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/global/new_years_day.asp
Worship 9:30 am
Worship
Dec 31 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Sunday Morning Worship with Holy Communion Every Sunday, 9:30am Holy Communion is celebrated at each Sunday liturgy.  Refreshments and community time follow the worship service.  Childcare available from 9:15AM-12:15PM.  
Cookies and Carols 10:45 am
Cookies and Carols
Dec 31 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
Join in singing our favorite Christmas carols at this yearly tradition at St. James.