Calendar

Dec
31
Mon
USA: New Year’s Day @ Washington, DC
Dec 31 all-day

For more information on this holiday see http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/global/new_years_day.asp

Jan
1
Tue
New Year’s Day
Jan 1 all-day
Jan
2
Wed
Centering Prayer
Jan 2 @ 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
Jan 2 @ 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.

 

 

Jan
3
Thu
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Jan 3 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Jan
5
Sat
Contemplative Prayer @ St. James Lutheran Church
Jan 5 @ 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.

Jan
6
Sun
Epiphany
Jan 6 all-day
WELCA Fair Trade Sale @ St. James Lutheran Church
Jan 6 @ 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
Jan 6 @ 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
Jan 6 @ 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
Jan 6 @ 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
Jan 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jan
8
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Jan 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Jan
9
Wed
Centering Prayer
Jan 9 @ 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
Jan 9 @ 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
Jan 9 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.

 

Jan
10
Thu
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Jan 10 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Jan
13
Sun
Worship
Jan 13 @ 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.

 

Sunday School
Jan 13 @ 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.

Oregon Jewish Museum Tour
Jan 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Due to the Oregon Jewish Museum’s closure to install a new exhibit, the St. James tour has been rescheduled for Sunday, January 13th.

 

The Flame
Jan 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jan
15
Tue
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
Jan 15 all-day
WELCA Meeting @ St. James Lutheran Church
Jan 15 @ 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
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jan
16
Wed
Centering Prayer
Jan 16 @ 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
Jan 16 @ 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
Jan 16 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.

 

Jan
17
Thu
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Jan 17 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Jan
19
Sat
Contemplative Prayer @ St. James Lutheran Church
Jan 19 @ 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.

Jan
20
Sun
Worship
Jan 20 @ 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.