Calendar

Oct
21
Sun
Worship
Oct 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
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Sunday School
Oct 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.

Jazz Vespers
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Oct
23
Tue
St. James Book Club
Oct 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!

Oct
24
Wed
Centering Prayer
Oct 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
Oct 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.

 

 

Bible Study
Oct 24 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.

 

Oct
25
Thu
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Oct 25 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Oct
26
Fri
Bach’s Lunch
Oct 26 @ 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.

Oct
27
Sat
Art Group Meeting
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Oct
28
Sun
Worship
Oct 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
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Sunday School
Oct 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
Oct 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Oct
31
Wed
Halloween
Oct 31 all-day
Centering Prayer
Oct 31 @ 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
Oct 31 @ 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
Oct 31 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.

 

Nov
1
Thu
Handbell Choir Rehearsal
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Nov 1 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Nov
2
Fri
Bach’s Lunch
Nov 2 @ 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.

Nov
3
Sat
Contemplative Prayer @ St. James Lutheran Church
Nov 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

 

prayer-picture

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.

Nov
4
Sun
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Nov 4 all-day
WELCA Fair Trade Sale @ St. James Lutheran Church
Nov 4 @ 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
Nov 4 @ 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
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Sunday School
Nov 4 @ 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
Nov 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm