Calendar

Dec
17
Sun
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!

Artist Reception
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bach Choir Rehearsal
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mandatory rehearsal for all members of the Bach Cantata Choir.

Dec
20
Wed
Centering Prayer
Dec 20 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!

Bible Study
Dec 20 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Pastor Parker leads a Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.

 

Dec
27
Wed
Centering Prayer
Dec 27 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!

Dec
30
Sat
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!

Jan
3
Wed
Centering Prayer
Jan 3 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!

Bible Study
Jan 3 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Pastor Parker leads a Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.

 

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
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
10
Wed
Centering Prayer
Jan 10 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!

Bible Study
Jan 10 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Pastor Parker leads a Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.

 

Jan
17
Wed
Centering Prayer
Jan 17 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!

Bible Study
Jan 17 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Pastor Parker leads a Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.

 

Jan
21
Sun
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.

 

Artist Reception
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jan
23
Tue
St. James Book Club
Jan 23 @ 7:10 pm – 8:10 pm

St. James Book Club meets on a monthly basis to discuss all kinds of books! In the past year we have read such titles as Bel Canto by Ann Patchett, Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese, and Atonement by Ian McEwen. All are welcome to attend, nominate book selections, and participate in discussion!

Jan
24
Wed
Centering Prayer
Jan 24 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!

Bible Study
Jan 24 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Pastor Parker leads a Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.

 

Jan
27
Sat
Visual Artist’s Group
Jan 27 @ 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!

Jan
31
Wed
Bible Study
Jan 31 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Pastor Parker leads a Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.

 

Feb
7
Wed
Bible Study
Feb 7 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Pastor Parker leads a Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.

 

Feb
14
Wed
Bible Study
Feb 14 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Pastor Parker leads a Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.

 

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
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.

 

Artist Reception
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Feb
21
Wed
Bible Study
Feb 21 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Pastor Parker leads a Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.

 

Feb
27
Tue
St. James Book Club
Feb 27 @ 7:10 pm – 8:10 pm

St. James Book Club meets on a monthly basis to discuss all kinds of books! In the past year we have read such titles as Bel Canto by Ann Patchett, Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese, and Atonement by Ian McEwen. All are welcome to attend, nominate book selections, and participate in discussion!

Feb
28
Wed
Bible Study
Feb 28 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Pastor Parker leads a Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.