Calendar

Dec
17
Sun
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 to the large classroom on the second floor which faces Park Ave. Registration forms are available by the front desk.

Lesson: Caring for Creation

Jazz Vespers
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

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 (Kansas), receiving his B.M.E., and then his M.M.in solo performance from the University of Northern Iowa. Stan then entered the U.S. Air Force Band program where he served as trombone soloist and lead player with various groups for over 19 years. During his Air Force career, Stan performed on radio, television, and on recordings throughout the United States and Europe. Stan arrived on the Portland, Oregon scene in the mid ’90s and has become one of the most active jazz trombonists in the area, performing with a full spectrum of musical groups throughout the United States. Stan currently lives in Vancouver, WA and is on the music faculty at Willamette University where he teaches low brass, and coaches brass ensembles and jazz combos. In the Fall term of ’05, Stan joined the jazz faculty at Mt. Hood Community College where he directs Jazz Band II and Jazz Combos. Stan Bock is an endorsing artist for C.G. Conn, Inc. and he appears throughout the Northwest as a Clinician and adjudicator. Christopher Woitach, another popular soloist with Jazz Vespers, joins the in-house trio this month.

This 45 minute jazz musical setting of the Evening Prayer liturgy is held once a month. Professional jazz musicians and vocalists lead this reflective service with scriptural reading, psalms, hymns, and prayer. Preludes and postludes from the broad jazz repertoire precede and follow the service. Families and children are welcome!

Bach Choir Rehearsal
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mandatory rehearsal for all members of the Bach Cantata Choir.

Jan
4
Thu
Bach Choir Rehearsal
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mandatory rehearsal for all members of the Bach Cantata Choir.

Jan
7
Sun
Open Space
Jan 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Education hour following the 9:30 am service and coffee.

Sunday School
Jan 7 @ 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 to the large classroom on the second floor which faces Park Ave. Registration forms are available by the front desk.

Bach Cantata Vespers @ St. James Lutheran Church
Jan 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Celebrate the old and new year with Bach’s Cantata #28 “Praise God! Now the Year is Coming to a Close.” It opens with the 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…”  And concludes with the prayer, “Give us a peaceful year, protect us from all sorrow, and nourish us gently.”

Soloists Anna Haagenson, Laura Thoreson, Carl Halverson, and Kevin Walsh join St. James Bach Choir and orchestra of strings and 3 oboes. Hannah Brewer is guest organist with prelude music beginning at 4:50.

BACH CANTATA VESPERS AT ST. JAMES

Free will offering

St. James Lutheran Church (at the corner of SW Park Blocks and Jefferson)
1315 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

For more information: call the Church Office at 503-227-2439.

Click here to download a PDF copy of the 2017-2018 Bach Cantata Vespers schedule.

 

Jan
14
Sun
Open Space
Jan 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Education hour following the 9:30 am service and coffee.

Sunday School
Jan 14 @ 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 to the large classroom on the second floor which faces Park Ave. Registration forms are available by the front desk.

Jan
21
Sun
Open Space
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Education hour following the 9:30 am service and coffee.

Sunday School
Jan 21 @ 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 to the large classroom on the second floor which faces Park Ave. Registration forms are available by the front desk.

Jazz Vespers
Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This 45 minute jazz musical setting of the Evening Prayer liturgy is held once a month. Professional jazz musicians and vocalists lead this reflective service with scriptural reading, psalms, hymns, and prayer. Preludes and postludes from the broad jazz repertoire precede and follow the service. Families and children are welcome!

June through September Vesper Services may be held in the courtyard, weather permitting.

 

Jan
28
Sun
Open Space
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Education hour following the 9:30 am service and coffee.

Sunday School
Jan 28 @ 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 to the large classroom on the second floor which faces Park Ave. Registration forms are available by the front desk.

Feb
4
Sun
Open Space
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Education hour following the 9:30 am service and coffee.

Sunday School
Feb 4 @ 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 to the large classroom on the second floor which faces Park Ave. Registration forms are available by the front desk.

Feb
11
Sun
Open Space
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Education hour following the 9:30 am service and coffee.

Sunday School
Feb 11 @ 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 to the large classroom on the second floor which faces Park Ave. Registration forms are available by the front desk.

Feb
15
Thu
Bach Choir Rehearsal
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mandatory rehearsal for all members of the Bach Cantata Choir.

Feb
18
Sun
Open Space
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Education hour following the 9:30 am service and coffee.

Sunday School
Feb 18 @ 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 to the large classroom on the second floor which faces Park Ave. Registration forms are available by the front desk.

Jazz Vespers
Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This 45 minute jazz musical setting of the Evening Prayer liturgy is held once a month. Professional jazz musicians and vocalists lead this reflective service with scriptural reading, psalms, hymns, and prayer. Preludes and postludes from the broad jazz repertoire precede and follow the service. Families and children are welcome!

June through September Vesper Services may be held in the courtyard, weather permitting.

 

Feb
25
Sun
Open Space
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Education hour following the 9:30 am service and coffee.

Sunday School
Feb 25 @ 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 to the large classroom on the second floor which faces Park Ave. Registration forms are available by the front desk.

Mar
4
Sun
Open Space
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Education hour following the 9:30 am service and coffee.

Sunday School
Mar 4 @ 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 to the large classroom on the second floor which faces Park Ave. Registration forms are available by the front desk.

Mar
11
Sun
Open Space
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Education hour following the 9:30 am service and coffee.

Sunday School
Mar 11 @ 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 to the large classroom on the second floor which faces Park Ave. Registration forms are available by the front desk.

Mar
18
Sun
Open Space
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Education hour following the 9:30 am service and coffee.

Sunday School
Mar 18 @ 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 to the large classroom on the second floor which faces Park Ave. Registration forms are available by the front desk.