Calendar

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.

 

Feb
13
Tue
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper @ St. James Lutheran Church
Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Shrove Tuesday has come to be known as Fat Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday, as it is the last opportunity to use rich ingredients such as milk, eggs, and butter before Lent, commonly characterized by fasting and austerity.

St. James annually holds a Pancake Supper on Shrove Tuesday in the Pioneer Chapel, supported by freewill donations. We’ll have plenty of pancakes and maple syrup for you; just show up!

Shrove Tuesday

Feb
24
Sat
Lenten Day of Reflection
Feb 24 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Lenten Day of Reflection:
Saturday, Feb. 24th
9:30am to 1:00pm

Cup of Mercy — Can you drink this Cup?
(Commitment to live sacrificially as Christ did)

How do you set aside time for Lenten reflection and meditation?
Please join us for a morning and early afternoon time of guided meditation, silence, opportunity for journaling, art, and/or labyrinth contemplation as we explore Christ’s cup of mercy and the questions we have about Christ’s invitation for us to drink the cup during his Passion. Can we hold, lift, drink this cup of Jesus’ passion?

We will end our time with the Eucharist led by Pastor Janet. The leaders will be Susan McBerry, Albert Alter and Pastor Janet.

Suggested donation: $10

Mar
7
Wed
Community Lenten Services @ Varies by week; check schedule
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Community Lenten Services:

Please join us as we celebrate the Lenten season with our downtown church neighbors.

Wednesday, March 7th
Picnic Dinner at First Baptist at 6:00pm, followed by Ecumenical Service at 7:00pm.
First Baptist Church
909 SW 11th Ave.
503-228-7465 for more info

Wednesday, March 14th
Soup Supper at St. James at 6:00pm, followed by Ecumenical Service at 7:00pm.
St. James Lutheran Church
1315 SW Park Ave.
503-227-2439 for more info

Wednesday, March 21st
Ecumenical Service followed by refreshments at First Presbyterian at 7:00pm.
First Presbyterian Church
1200 SW Alder St.
503-228-7331 for more info

 

CommunityLentenServices

Mar
14
Wed
Community Lenten Services @ Varies by week; check schedule
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Community Lenten Services:

Please join us as we celebrate the Lenten season with our downtown church neighbors.

Wednesday, March 7th
Picnic Dinner at First Baptist at 6:00pm, followed by Ecumenical Service at 7:00pm.
First Baptist Church
909 SW 11th Ave.
503-228-7465 for more info

Wednesday, March 14th
Soup Supper at St. James at 6:00pm, followed by Ecumenical Service at 7:00pm.
St. James Lutheran Church
1315 SW Park Ave.
503-227-2439 for more info

Wednesday, March 21st
Ecumenical Service followed by refreshments at First Presbyterian at 7:00pm.
First Presbyterian Church
1200 SW Alder St.
503-228-7331 for more info

 

CommunityLentenServices

Mar
21
Wed
Community Lenten Services @ Varies by week; check schedule
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Community Lenten Services:

Please join us as we celebrate the Lenten season with our downtown church neighbors.

Wednesday, March 7th
Picnic Dinner at First Baptist at 6:00pm, followed by Ecumenical Service at 7:00pm.
First Baptist Church
909 SW 11th Ave.
503-228-7465 for more info

Wednesday, March 14th
Soup Supper at St. James at 6:00pm, followed by Ecumenical Service at 7:00pm.
St. James Lutheran Church
1315 SW Park Ave.
503-227-2439 for more info

Wednesday, March 21st
Ecumenical Service followed by refreshments at First Presbyterian at 7:00pm.
First Presbyterian Church
1200 SW Alder St.
503-228-7331 for more info

 

CommunityLentenServices

Mar
25
Sun
Palm Sunday
Mar 25 all-day

Palm Sunday, March 25th: Procession in Park Blocks at 9:30am.

Mar
29
Thu
Maundy Thursday
Mar 29 all-day

Maundy Thursday, March 29th: Noon and 7:00pm.

 

Mar
30
Fri
Good Friday
Mar 30 all-day

Good Friday, March 30th: Noon, St. John Passion at 7:00pm.

GOOD FRIDAY BACH VESPER will feature music from Bach’s great St. John Passion for choir, soloists, and orchestra with the traditional Passion reading from the Gospel of St. John. The St. James Bach Choir will be joined by a professional orchestra of strings, oboes, flutes, and portative organ, as well as soloists Catherine Van der Salm (soprano), Laura Thoreson (alto), Les Green (tenor), and Kevin Walsh (baritone).

 

Bach Cantata Vespers @ St. James Lutheran Church
Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

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.

 

Mar
31
Sat
Easter Vigil
Mar 31 all-day

Easter Vigil, Saturday, March 31st: 7:00pm.

The St. James Easter Vigil begins in the St. James courtyard with lighting of the Paschal candle and procession into the darkened Pioneer Chapel. Traditional Vigil readings and responsive psalms will be sung by cantors and congregation in a musical setting for handbells, two cantors, and congregation by Tim Nickel commissioned by St. James. The traditional readings will be complemented by Easter Vigil artwork of Joel Nickel.

 

Apr
1
Sun
Easter
Apr 1 all-day

Easter Festival, Sunday, April 1st: Music and Celebration at 9:30am. Christ is Risen!

Please join us for St. James Easter Festival Worship Service with festive music from the Easter portion of Handel’s “Messiah” for choir, soloists, string quartet, trumpet, and organ. Music begins at 9:15 on Easter morning.

 

Apr
22
Sun
Special Congregational Meeting
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

On Sunday, April 22nd, the congregation will gather after service at 11:00am for a special Congregational Meeting to vote whether or not to call our Pastoral Candidate for Pastorship at St. James Lutheran Church. There will be a quorum (1/5 of members) required, please attend! Don’t miss this Sunday!

Apr
29
Sun
Bach Cantata Vespers @ St. James Lutheran Church
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

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.

 

Jun
2
Sat
Reception for Nancy Nickel
Jun 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Reception for Nancy Nickel
Saturday, June 2nd, from 4-6:00pm, in the Pioneer Chapel
Mark your calendars for this special event when we say “Goodbye” to our very special Minister of Music. On the eve of Nancy’s last Bach Cantata we will gather to wish her well, and send her off with love and thanksgiving for the music ministry she has guided St. James through for the past 13 years. This should be a celebration you won’t want to miss.

 

Jun
3
Sun
Bach Cantata Vespers @ St. James Lutheran Church
Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

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.