Calendar

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.

NOTE: BACH’S LUNCH Friday noon recitals will be on hiatus for the remainder of the summer. Thank you to our audience and guest musicians for your support during 2018-2019. See you in the fall for a new season!

 

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 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 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.

NOTE: BACH’S LUNCH Friday noon recitals will be on hiatus for the remainder of the summer. Thank you to our audience and guest musicians for your support during 2018-2019. See you in the fall for a new season!

 

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.

Sunday School
Mar 17 @ 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 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jazz Vespers
Mar 17 @ 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.

 

Artist Reception
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mar
19
Tue
WELCA Meeting @ St. James Lutheran Church
Mar 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
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar
20
Wed
Centering Prayer
Mar 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
Mar 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
Mar 20 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.