Calendar

Feb
18
Mon
Presidents’ Day
Feb 18 all-day
Feb
19
Tue
WELCA Meeting @ St. James Lutheran Church
Feb 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join the St. James Women of the Evangelical Church in America group as they meet and discuss various topics.

Church Council Meeting
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb
20
Wed
Centering Prayer
Feb 20 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Centering Prayer: Wednesdays at 8:30 am, Pioneer Chapel

There is a weekly opportunity to practice this simple form of contemplative prayer weekly at St. James. Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a small gathering takes place in the Pioneer Chapel focused around a seed verse and 20 minute silence with closing prayer. We then adjourn to a nearby coffee shop for conversation. Former Lutheran/Episcopal PSU campus pastor Chris Laing is the convener. Why not try it out?

For more information contact Chris Laing at 503-704-7254

Midweek Eucharist
Feb 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 Daily Lectionary or may reflect the Calendar of Saints and Commemorations available to the wider Christian community.

 

 

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

Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.

 

Feb
21
Thu
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Feb 21 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Feb
22
Fri
Washington’s Birthday
Feb 22 all-day
Bach’s Lunch
Feb 22 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Friday Organ Recitals at 12:15pm

St. James will present a short organ recital every Friday, 12:15-12:45pm. Our new Cantor Joseph Pettit will play most of the recitals; there will occasionally be guest organists, or he will be joined by an instrumentalist or singer. You are welcome to bring a quiet lunch to enjoy during the music. Find your musical respite at week’s end here in the heart of the city every Friday. Recitals are free admission, although a freewill offering at the door will support Bach’s Lunch.

 

 

Feb
23
Sat
Art Group Meeting
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Feb
24
Sun
Worship
Feb 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.

 

Open Space
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Sunday School
Feb 24 @ 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.

The Flame
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Feb
26
Tue
St. James Book Club
Feb 26 @ 7:10 pm – 8:10 pm

NOTE: BOOK CLUB POSTPONED …
The March 26th Book Club meeting has been rescheduled for April 23rd to allow more time to read “The Blind Assassin” by Margaret Atwood. Questions? Ask Linda Rickert, 503-224-9353.

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

Centering Prayer: Wednesdays at 8:30 am, Pioneer Chapel

There is a weekly opportunity to practice this simple form of contemplative prayer weekly at St. James. Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a small gathering takes place in the Pioneer Chapel focused around a seed verse and 20 minute silence with closing prayer. We then adjourn to a nearby coffee shop for conversation. Former Lutheran/Episcopal PSU campus pastor Chris Laing is the convener. Why not try it out?

For more information contact Chris Laing at 503-704-7254

Midweek Eucharist
Feb 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 Daily Lectionary or may reflect the Calendar of Saints and Commemorations available to the wider Christian community.

 

 

Bible Study
Feb 27 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.

 

Feb
28
Thu
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Feb 28 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Mar
1
Fri
Bach’s Lunch
Mar 1 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Friday Organ Recitals at 12:15pm

St. James will present a short organ recital every Friday, 12:15-12:45pm. Our new Cantor Joseph Pettit will play most of the recitals; there will occasionally be guest organists, or he will be joined by an instrumentalist or singer. You are welcome to bring a quiet lunch to enjoy during the music. Find your musical respite at week’s end here in the heart of the city every Friday. Recitals are free admission, although a freewill offering at the door will support Bach’s Lunch.

 

 

Mar
2
Sat
Contemplative Prayer @ St. James Lutheran Church
Mar 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

 

prayer-picture

NOTE: This month, Contemplative Prayer will meet on Saturday, April 6th at 9:30am. We will not meet on Holy Saturday, April 20th.

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 God is invited to join us. We spend time in silence, in reading sacred texts, and praying for the world, each other and ourselves.

Mar
3
Sun
WELCA Fair Trade Sale @ St. James Lutheran Church
Mar 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 all over the world!

Worship
Mar 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
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Sunday School
Mar 3 @ 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.

The Flame
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mar
5
Tue
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper @ St. James Lutheran Church
Mar 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

It’s Time To Eat Pancakes …

We gather on Tuesday, March 5 at 5:30pm for our Shrove Tuesday celebration. Historically celebrated the day before the season of Lent, shrove comes from the Latin word shrive which means to absolve. Before a season of Lenten fasting, households would use up oils and other foods. Pancakes are on the menu! Then join us the following day for Ash Wednesday Worship at Noon and 7:00pm for a solemn service with the imposition of ash upon our foreheads signifying repentance. The season concludes with the joyous celebration of Easter morning.

Shrove Tuesday

Mar
6
Wed
Ash Wednesday Worship
Mar 6 all-day

Ash Wednesday Worship with the Imposition of Ashes will be held at Noon and 7:00pm.

Ash

Centering Prayer
Mar 6 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Centering Prayer: Wednesdays at 8:30 am, Pioneer Chapel

There is a weekly opportunity to practice this simple form of contemplative prayer weekly at St. James. Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a small gathering takes place in the Pioneer Chapel focused around a seed verse and 20 minute silence with closing prayer. We then adjourn to a nearby coffee shop for conversation. Former Lutheran/Episcopal PSU campus pastor Chris Laing is the convener. Why not try it out?

For more information contact Chris Laing at 503-704-7254

Bible Study
Mar 6 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.