Calendar

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

 

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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.

 

Mar
7
Thu
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Mar 7 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Mar
8
Fri
Bach’s Lunch
Mar 8 @ 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
10
Sun
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Mar 10 all-day
Worship
Mar 10 @ 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 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Sunday School
Mar 10 @ 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 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mar
12
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mar
13
Wed
Centering Prayer
Mar 13 @ 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
Mar 13 @ 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
Mar 13 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.

 

Lenten Soup & Service
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

— This year St. James is again offering Wednesday evening Soup Suppers and Devotional Services. Soup will be served at 6:00pm, the service begins at 7:00pm. This is always a a good time for conversation and contemplation with friends new and old. Soups are homemade and the service is a short devotional Holden Service. Plan to join us, and bring a friend!

— March 13th 6:00PM Soup Dinner, 7:00PM Devotional

— March 20th 6:00PM Soup Dinner, 7:00PM Devotional

— April 3rd 6:00PM Soup Dinner, 7:00PM Devotional

— April 10th 6:00PM Soup Dinner, 7:00PM Devotional

Mar
14
Thu
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Mar 14 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Mar
15
Fri
Bach’s Lunch
Mar 15 @ 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
16
Sat
Lenten Day of Reflection
Mar 16 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Lenten Day of Reflection:
Saturday, March 16th
9:30am to 12:30pm

Join us for a morning reflection time on Saturday, March 16th from 9:30am to 12:30pm in order to contemplate the leaning into the dialogue of prayer and life during Lent as we cultivate opening our hearts to God and neighbor.

We will experience various forms of prayer with silence, reflection, music, lectio divina, gesture, writing, art and labyrinth walking as we are present to God’s voice.

Facilitators include Pastor David Knapp, Susan McBerry and Albert Alter.

Contact the church office to register!

Suggested donation: $10

Mar
17
Sun
St. Patrick’s Day
Mar 17 all-day
Worship
Mar 17 @ 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 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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