Calendar

Dec
11
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dec
12
Wed
Centering Prayer
Dec 12 @ 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
Dec 12 @ 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.

 

 

Dec
13
Thu
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Dec 13 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Dec
14
Fri
Bach’s Lunch
Dec 14 @ 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.

Dec
15
Sat
Contemplative Prayer @ St. James Lutheran Church
Dec 15 @ 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.

Dec
16
Sun
Worship
Dec 16 @ 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.

 

St. James Artist Craft Sale @ St. James Lutheran Church
Dec 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

St. James Artist Craft Sale:
Sunday, December 16th, 10:30am & 6:00pm.
Our talented artists and members of St. James share their creations with you. Come and be inspired and do some Christmas shopping at the same time!

 

Open Space
Dec 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Sunday School
Dec 16 @ 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
Dec 16 @ 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
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dec
18
Tue
WELCA Meeting @ St. James Lutheran Church
Dec 18 @ 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
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dec
19
Wed
Centering Prayer
Dec 19 @ 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
Dec 19 @ 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.

 

 

Dec
20
Thu
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Dec 20 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Dec
21
Fri
Bach’s Lunch
Dec 21 @ 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.

Advent Candlelight Labyrinth Walk and Contemplative Service @ St. James Lutheran Church
Dec 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Advent Labyrinth Walk:
Friday, December 21st, 5:30-6:30pm.
Celebrate the Winter Solstice with a walk in our courtyard labyrinth and silent meditation.

Dec
23
Sun
Worship
Dec 23 @ 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
Dec 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Sunday School
Dec 23 @ 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
Dec 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dec
24
Mon
Candlelight Christmas Eve Service @ St. James Lutheran Church
Dec 24 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 25 @ 12:00 am

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at 11:00pm with special music at 10:30pm.

This beautiful service, rich in carol singing, celebrates Christ’s birth among us. Music starts at 10:30pm.

 

 

Intergenerational Christmas Eve Service @ St. James Lutheran Church
Dec 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Intergenerational Christmas Eve Service at 4:30pm.

This is always a hit with the young families. The children’s excitement anticipates the joy of Christmas morning.

 

 

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with The Flame
Dec 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with The Flame:
Monday, December 24th, 7:00pm.

Join our friends in our Mission Church, supporting the LGBTQ community.

 

Dec
25
Tue
Christmas Day
Dec 25 all-day
Christmas Day Service @ St. James Lutheran Church
Dec 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Christmas Day Service at 10:00am.

A joyous service celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, with Communion and Carols.

 

 

St. James Book Club
Dec 25 @ 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!

Dec
26
Wed
Centering Prayer
Dec 26 @ 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