Calendar

Mar
13
Wed
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
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
20
Wed
Lenten Soup & Service
Mar 20 @ 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
27
Wed
California Lutheran Choir Concert
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

California Lutheran Choir Concert at St. James, Wednesday, March 27th, 7:00pm

St. James will be the venue for the touring California Lutheran University choir (Thousand Oaks, CA) on Wednesday, March 27th at 7:00pm. We will then provide host homes for the 60 students. A sign-up sheet is in Pioneer Chapel. Can you attend the concert, then bring two students home for the night and bring them back to St. James the following morning? Let’s show them our hospitality.

Apr
3
Wed
Lenten Soup & Service
Apr 3 @ 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

Apr
10
Wed
Lenten Soup & Service
Apr 10 @ 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

Apr
14
Sun
Palm Sunday
Apr 14 all-day

Palm Sunday Worship at 9:30am, April 14th.

Apr
18
Thu
Maundy Thursday
Apr 18 all-day

Maundy Thursday Worship, April 18th: Noon and 7:00pm.

 

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.

 

Jul
13
Sat
Brown + Singrey Wedding
Jul 13 all-day

On July 13th, we celebrate the wedding of Angela Brown and Devon Singrey.

Jul
21
Sun
Feast of St. James @ St. James Lutheran Chruch
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

On Sunday, July 21st, our congregation will celebrate the day of our namesake, Saint James, with our traditional feast. Please join us after church in the courtyard for a chance to pay homage to our own St. James, and to share in food, drink, fun, conversation, and community. The church will provide brats, beverages, and ice cream. There will be a sign-up sheet in Pioneer Chapel for folks to sign up to bring other items. Contact Charlotte Cook with any questions.

Aug
3
Sat
Hatch + Torrey Wedding
Aug 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

St. James Parish Administrator to Wed
On August 3rd at 4:30pm, Karin Hatch and Erika Torrey will be married at St. James. The St. James congregation is welcome to attend the ceremony, however, due to size constraints the offsite reception is limited to those who received a formal invitation. The couple will be hosting coffee hour on August 11th so everyone will have a chance to celebrate with them.

 

Aug
4
Sun
400th Anniversary of Lutherans in North America
Aug 4 all-day

Sunday, August 4th marks the 400th anniversary of Lutherans in North America. In August 1619, Rasmus Jensen, a Lutheran priest from Denmark, landed in Chipewyan and Cree territory, in what would later become Canada. He was the first Lutheran to arrive on this continent. This anniversary will be acknowledged during worship on Sunday, August 4th.

Aug
18
Sun
Meal for St. James Apartment Residents
Aug 18 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

On Sunday, August 18th, at 3:30pm, St. James will host an outdoor afternoon meal in the courtyard for residents of the St. James Apartments, which will be catered by Verde Cocina Restaurant. The meal will be followed by Jazz Vespers at 5:00pm in the courtyard. We look forward to getting to know our neighbors a little better, and sharing with them a little bit of what St. James has to offer.

Aug
23
Fri
Portland to Coast
Aug 23 – Aug 24 all-day

It’s almost time! This year’s Portland to Coast relay will take place on Friday, August 23rd and Saturday, August 24th. This is an annual activity that members of the Lutheran Ligaments group at St. James have had a lot of fun participating in over the years. This event benefits Lutheran Community Services NW. The current roster of walkers includes Kathleen Carney, Dorothy Cottingham, Chelsea Ellertson, Jeannnette Griese, Sue Hammond, Rosalie Holdorf, David Knapp, Linda Larsen, Larry Larsen, Helen Wilcox, Ron Zellar, Margaret Antico, Carl Cottingham, and Elizabeth Larsen. Any folks with an interest in signing up last-minute please contact Larry Larsen at lplarsen7340@earthlink.net

Sep
8
Sun
Kick-Off Sunday
Sep 8 all-day

September 8th marks the beginning of our program year at St. James. Our Christian Education team has your fall all planned. Each Sunday at 11:00am, Sunday School for children will take place with a time for a Bible lessons and crafts (Lutheran Spark curriculum), and physical activities in the gym area. Our thanks to teachers Jan Nelson, David Scott, Mandy Ellertson, Chelsea Kimmett, Josh Pe-ters-McBride and Roseann Kessler.

New Member Sunday is September 8th
We will welcome new members to our St. James family in worship on Fall Kick-Off Sunday, September 8th. As children’s Sunday School and adult Open Space begins, our family of faith will grow. Six people have already expressed interest. If you too would like to make St. James your spiritual home, please see Pastor David.

Sep
21
Sat
SOLVE Beach Cleanup
Sep 21 all-day

Mark Your Calendars! Plastic Free Seas!
Join the St. James Family for a SOLVE Beach Clean Up on Saturday, September 21st. Begins at Cannon Beach at 10:00am. More details to come. For more info contact Mandy Ellertson at 503-735-9486.

Dec
24
Tue
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.

 

 

Dec
25
Wed
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.

 

 

Dec
24
Thu
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.

 

 

Dec
25
Fri
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.

 

 

Dec
24
Fri
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.

 

 

Dec
25
Sat
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.

 

 

Dec
24
Sat
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.