Calendar

Apr
19
Fri
Good Friday
Apr 19 all-day

Good Friday, April 19th: Worship at Noon; Bach Cantata Vespers at 7:00pm.

GOOD FRIDAY BACH CANTATA VESPERS will feature music from Bach’s Johannes-Passion BWV 245: “Feast of Pentecost”

 

Bach Cantata Vespers @ St. James Lutheran Church
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

BACH CANTATA VESPERS AT ST. JAMES

Good Friday, April 19th, 2019, 7:00pm
Featuring excerpts from Johannes-Passion BWV 245: “Feast of Pentecost”

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.

 

 

Apr
20
Sat
Easter Vigil
Apr 20 all-day

Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 20th: 7:00pm.

 

Contemplative Prayer @ St. James Lutheran Church
Apr 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

prayer-picture

NOTE: Contemplative Prayer takes a summer break in August!
No Saturday morning prayer/labyrinth until September. (That means you can “Be Still and Know” without driving to St. James!) Notice when there is a blanket of silence around you and be grateful. Walk the labyrinth on your own. It is wonderfully quiet and peaceful in the morning on the weekends.

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.

Apr
21
Sun
Easter
Apr 21 all-day

Easter Sunday, April 21st, at 9:30am, Festival Worship with brass quintet.
The Joy of new life in Christ is expressed in Word and song.
Children’s Easter Egg Hunt at 11:00am …

Worship
Apr 21 @ 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
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

August 18th Open Space: “A Theology of Stuckness”
Did you know that the first Lutherans arrived in North America in 1619? They were Danish explorers who got “stuck” in Northern Canada. Lutherans have been getting stuck here ever since! What about you? Have you ever found yourself “stuck” in life? Bring your stories of “being stuck” and join Sue McBerry and Matthew Schobert for an exploration of “A Theology of Stuckness” on Sunday, August 18th.

Sunday School
Apr 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.

The Flame
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jazz Vespers
Apr 21 @ 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
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Apr
22
Mon
Earth Day
Apr 22 all-day
Apr
23
Tue
St. James Book Club
Apr 23 @ 7:10 pm – 8:10 pm

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!

Apr
24
Wed
Centering Prayer
Apr 24 @ 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
Apr 24 @ 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.

 

 

Apr
25
Thu
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Apr 25 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Apr
27
Sat
Art Group Meeting
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Apr
28
Sun
Worship
Apr 28 @ 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
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

August 18th Open Space: “A Theology of Stuckness”
Did you know that the first Lutherans arrived in North America in 1619? They were Danish explorers who got “stuck” in Northern Canada. Lutherans have been getting stuck here ever since! What about you? Have you ever found yourself “stuck” in life? Bring your stories of “being stuck” and join Sue McBerry and Matthew Schobert for an exploration of “A Theology of Stuckness” on Sunday, August 18th.

Sunday School
Apr 28 @ 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
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
May
1
Wed
Centering Prayer
May 1 @ 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
May 1 @ 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
May 1 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.

 

May
2
Thu
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
May 2 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
May
4
Sat
Contemplative Prayer @ St. James Lutheran Church
May 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

 

prayer-picture

NOTE: Contemplative Prayer takes a summer break in August!
No Saturday morning prayer/labyrinth until September. (That means you can “Be Still and Know” without driving to St. James!) Notice when there is a blanket of silence around you and be grateful. Walk the labyrinth on your own. It is wonderfully quiet and peaceful in the morning on the weekends.

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.

May
5
Sun
WELCA Fair Trade Sale @ St. James Lutheran Church
May 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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
May 5 @ 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
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

August 18th Open Space: “A Theology of Stuckness”
Did you know that the first Lutherans arrived in North America in 1619? They were Danish explorers who got “stuck” in Northern Canada. Lutherans have been getting stuck here ever since! What about you? Have you ever found yourself “stuck” in life? Bring your stories of “being stuck” and join Sue McBerry and Matthew Schobert for an exploration of “A Theology of Stuckness” on Sunday, August 18th.

Sunday School
May 5 @ 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.