Calendar

Nov
15
Wed
Bible Study
Nov 15 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.

 

Nov
19
Sun
Open Space
Nov 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

An introduction to the new e-giving program at St. James.

Sunday School
Nov 19 @ 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: A talent is a gift from God.

Jazz Vespers
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

2018-2019 Jazz Vespers Series Poster

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.

 

Nov
22
Wed
Bible Study
Nov 22 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.

 

Nov
29
Wed
Bible Study
Nov 29 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.

 

Dec
3
Sun
Open Space
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

Lesson: God is with me when I’m scared.

Bach Choir Rehearsal
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mandatory rehearsal for all members of the Bach Cantata Choir.

Dec
6
Wed
Bible Study
Dec 6 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.

 

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

Mandatory rehearsal for all members of the Bach Cantata Choir.

Dec
10
Sun
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 to the large classroom on the second floor which faces Park Ave. Registration forms are available by the front desk.

Advent Festival

Dec
13
Wed
Bible Study
Dec 13 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.

 

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.

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

Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.

 

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

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

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

Topic: Clean Energy Jobs Bill

Join Pr. Brian Brandt for this Sunday’s Open Space on the Clean Energy Jobs Bill, which will come before the Oregon legislature in February 2018. This bill uses a “cap and invest” strategy to lower carbon emissions, increase use of renewable energy sources, and create new jobs that support both these aims.  Come learn about how to turn our commitment to environmental stewardship into action.

Sunday School
Jan 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Christian Education Committee is 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
10
Wed
Bible Study
Jan 10 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.

 

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

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

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

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

Topic: Reconciling in Christ: Concepts and Continuums  – How understanding sexual orientation and gender identity helps us all.

Sunday School
Jan 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Christian Education Committee is 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
17
Wed
Bible Study
Jan 17 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.

 

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

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

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

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

Topic: Reconciling in Christ: What’s next for St. James?

Sunday School
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Christian Education Committee is 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.