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This video recording of our 5:00pm Jazz Vespers Service from St. James Lutheran Church (NOTE: During construction we are holding our services at Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist, right next door to St. James) for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, July 17th, 2022, features Mike Horsfall (piano), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocals), Kevin Deitz (bass), Tim Rap (drums), and our special guest artist David Evans (woodwinds) … and includes a Prelude: “What Is This Thing Called Love” by Cole Porter, and “Saving Grace” by Mike Horsfall; Welcome and Invocation by Scott Ellertson; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; Psalm Prayer; Psalm 15; Reading: Luke 10:38-42; Reflection by Scott Ellertson; Song: “But Beautiful” by Jimmy Van Heusen; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing; Sending Hymn: “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” ELW 773 … and concludes with Sending Music: “There’s a Small Hotel” by Richard Rogers/Lorenz Hart, and “Work Song” by Nat Adderley …

This video recording of our 5:00pm Jazz Vespers Service from St. James Lutheran Church (NOTE: During construction we are holding our services at Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist, right next door to St. James) for the Second Sunday after Pentecost, June 19th, 2022, features Mike Horsfall (piano), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocals), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and our special guest artist Haley Horsfall (vocals) … and includes a Prelude: “But Not For Me” by G. & I. Gershwin, and “I’ll Be Around” by A. Wilder; Welcome and Invocation by Pastor David Knapp; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; Psalm Prayer; Psalm 22:19-28; Reading: Isaiah 65:1-9; Reflection: “Rejection” by Pastor David Knapp; Song: “Once I Loved” by A.C. Jobim; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing; Sending Hymn: “This Is My Father’s World” ELW 824 … and concludes with Sending Music: “If the Stars Were Mine” by M. Gardot, and “Bye Bye Blackbird” by R. Henderson …

This video recording of our 5:00pm Jazz Vespers Service from St. James Lutheran Church (NOTE: During construction we are holding our services at Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist, right next door to St. James) for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 15th, 2022, features Mike Horsfall (vibes, piano), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocals), Skip VonKuske (cello), Brent Follis (drums), and our special guest artist Kevin Deitz (bass) … and includes a Prelude: “I’m Beginning To See The Light” by Ellington, Hodges, James & George, and “Infant Eyes” by Wayne Shorter; Welcome and Invocation by Pastor David Knapp; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; Psalm Prayer; Psalm 148; Reading: Revelation 21:1-6; Reflection: “Moved Into the Neighborhood” by Pastor David Knapp; Song: “I’ve Never Been In Love Before” by Frank Loesser; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing; Sending Hymn: “This Is My Father’s World” ELW 824 … and concludes with Sending Music: “New Beginnings” by Kevin Deitz, and “Voyage” by Kenny Barron …

This audio recording of our 5:00pm Jazz Vespers Service from St. James Lutheran Church for Easter Sunday, April 17th, 2022, features Mike Horsfall (piano), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocals), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and our special guest artist Ryan Meagher (guitar) … and includes a Prelude: “The Song Is You” by J. Kern, O. Hammerstein II, and “La Iglesia Vieja (The Old Church)” by M. Horsfall; Welcome and Invocation by Pastor David Knapp; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; Psalm Prayer; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Reading from Luke 24:1-12; Reflection: “Gently Rise and Softly Fall” by Pastor David Knapp; “Samba de Orpheus” by L. Bonfa; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing; Sending Hymn: “That Easter Day with Joy was Bright” ELW 384 … and concludes with Sending Music: “How My Heart Sings” by E. Zindars, and “You’re My Everything” by H. Warren …

This audio recording of our 5:00pm Jazz Vespers Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Third Sunday in Lent, March 20th, 2022, features Mike Horsfall (piano), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocals), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and our special guest artist Lee Elderton (woodwinds) … and includes a Prelude: “Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)” by A.C. Jobim, and “My One and Only Love” by G. Wood, R. Mellin; Welcome and Invocation by Pastor David Knapp; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; Psalm Prayer; Psalm 63:1-8; Reading from Psalm 63:1-8; Reflection by Pastor David Knapp; “Just in Time” by J. Styne, B. Comden, A. Green; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing; Sending Hymn: “Lamb of God” ELW 336 … and concludes with Sending Music: “Joy Spring” by C. Brown, and “There Is No Greater Love” by M. Symes, I. Jones …

This audio recording of our 5:00pm Jazz Vespers Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany, February 20th, 2022, as part of the 2022 PDX Jazz Festival, features Mike Horsfall (piano), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocals), Laurent Nickel (bass), Tim Rap (drums), and our special guest artist Noah Simpson (trumpet) … and includes a Prelude: “It Could Happen To You” by J. Van Heusen, and “Love Songs” by G. Cables; Welcome and Invocation by Pastor David Knapp; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; Psalm Prayer; Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40; Reading from Luke 6:27-38; Reflection by Pastor David Knapp; “I Want To Be Happy” by V. Youmans, I. Caesar; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing; Sending Hymn: “Take Me To The Water” TFF 117 … and concludes with Sending Music: “My Funny Valentine” by R. Rodgers, L. Hart, and “United” by W. Shorter …

This audio recording of our 5:00pm Jazz Vespers Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, January 16th, 2022, features Mike Horsfall (piano), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocals), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and our special guest artist John Stowell (guitar) … and includes a Prelude: “Rain Check” by B. Strayhorn, and “Mood Indigo” by D. Ellington; Welcome and Invocation by Pastor David Knapp; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; Psalm Prayer; Psalm 36:5-10; Reading from 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Reflection by Pastor David Knapp; “Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans” by L. Alter, E. DeLange; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing; Sending Hymn: “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” ELW 697 … and concludes with Sending Music: “Nobody Else But Me” by J. Kern, and “Au Privave” by C. Parker …

This audio recording of our 5:00pm Jazz Vespers Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 19th, 2021, features Mike Horsfall (piano), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocals), Laurent Nickel (bass), Tim Rap (drums), and our special guest artist Allan Mair (flute) … and includes a Prelude: “Ding Dong Merrily on High” traditional carol, and “Snowbound” by Dave Frishberg; Welcome and Invocation by Pastor David Knapp; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; Psalm Prayer; Psalm 80:1-7; Reading from Luke 1:39-55; Reflection by Pastor David Knapp; “Breath of Heaven” by A. Grant, C. Eaton; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing; Sending Hymn: “People Look East” ELW 248 … and concludes with Sending Music: “The First Noel” traditional carol, and “O Holy Night” traditional carol …

NOTE: Due to technical difficulties, you may notice a few moments of silence during the following Jazz Vespers recording. However, if you keep listening — the service will continue shortly!

This audio recording of our 5:00pm Jazz Vespers Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Reign of God Sunday, November 21st, 2021, features Mike Horsfall (piano), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocals), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and our special guest artist Mieke Bruggerman (baritone sax) … and includes a Prelude: “Come Rain or Come Shine” by J. Mercer, H. Arlen, and “Aeolian Shade” by M. Horsfall; Welcome and Invocation by Pastor David Knapp; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; Psalm Prayer; Psalm 93; Reading from Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14; Reflection by Pastor David Knapp; “Dream” by J. Mercer; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing; Sending Hymn: “I Want to Walk as Child of the Light” ELW 815 … and concludes with Sending Music: “Count’s Place” by C. Basie, and “Soy Califa” by D. Gordon …

This audio recording of our 5:00pm Jazz Vespers Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost, October 17th, 2021, features Mike Horsfall (piano), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocals), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and our special guest artist Israel Annoh (percussion) … and includes a Prelude: “Autumn Leaves” by J. Kosma, and “Soul Eyes” by M. Waldron; Welcome and Invocation by Pastor David Knapp; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; Psalm Prayer; Psalm 91:9-16; Reading from Isaiah 53:2-6; Reflection by Pastor David Knapp; “I Can’t Get Started” by V. Duke, I. Gershwin; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing; Sending Hymn: “I’ve Got Peace Like a River” TFF 258 … and concludes with Sending Music: “Purple Gazelle” by D. Ellington, and “All The Things You Are” by J. Kern, O. Hammerstein II …

NOTE: Unfortunately — there is no recording of our 5:00pm Jazz Vespers Service from September 19th, 2021.

This audio recording of our 5:00pm Jazz Vespers Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Feast of Mary, Mother of Our Lord, Sunday, August 15th, 2021, features Mike Horsfall (piano), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocals), Laurent Nickel (bass), Tim Rap (drums), and our special guest artist Dmitri Matheny (flugelhorn) … and includes a Prelude: “On the Sunny Side of the Street” by D. Fields, J. McHugh, and “Over the Rainbow” by Y. Harburg, H. Arlen; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; Psalm Prayer; Psalm 34:9-14; a Reading from Ephesians 5:15-20; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing; Sending Hymn: “This Little Light of Mine” ELW 677 … and concludes with Sending Music: “Peace” by H. Silver, and “Get Happy” by T. Koehler, H. Arlen …

This video recording of our Jazz Vespers Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, July 18th, 2021, features Mike Horsfall (piano), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocals), Laurent Nickel (bass), Tim Rap (drums), and our special guest artist Cheryl Alex (flute & alto flute) … and includes a Prelude: “Our Love Is Here To Stay” by G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin, and “Naima” by J. Coltrane; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; a Reading from Ephesians 2:11-22; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon; Message Song: “A Kiss To Build A Dream On” by B. Kalmar, H. Ruby, O. Hammerstein II; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing … and concludes with a Postlude: “Song For My Father” by H. Silver, and “Day By Day” by A. Stordahl, P. Weston, S. Cahn. Audio by Jeff Ward; Video by Carson Dunbar …

This video recording of our Jazz Vespers Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, June 20th, 2021, features Mike Horsfall (piano), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocals), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and our special guest artist Haley Horsfall (vocals & percussion) … and includes a Prelude: “Speak Low” by Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash, and “If The Stars Were Mine” by Melody Gardot; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; a Reading from Mark 4:35-41; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon: “Stormy Weather”; a Message Song: “Stormy Weather” by Ted Koehler, Harold Arlen; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing … and concludes with a Postlude: “Skylark” by Hoagy Carmichael, and “Another Star” by Stevie Wonder. Audio by Jeff Ward; Video by Carson Dunbar …

This video recording of our Jazz Vespers Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Ascension of Our Lord, Sunday, May 16th, 2021, features Mike Horsfall (piano), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocals), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and our special guest artists Attila Csikos (guitar) and Zsofia Csikos-Tardy (vocals) … and includes a Prelude: “Solar” by Miles Davis, and “Road Song” by Wes Montgomery; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; a Reading from Luke 24:44-53; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon: “It’s Still There”; a Message Song: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by H. Arlen, Y. Harburg; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing … and concludes with a Postlude: “The Love Of You” by Z. Csikos-Tardy, A. Csikos, and “Once I Had a Secret Love” by S. Fain, P. F. Webster. Audio by Jeff Ward; Video by Carson Dunbar …

This video recording of our Jazz Vespers Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Third Sunday of Easter, April 18th, 2021, features Mike Horsfall (piano), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocals), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and our special guest artist John Moak (trombone) … and includes a Prelude: “Sometimes I’m Happy” by I. Caesar & V. Youmans, and “Oh, What A Beautiful Morning” by R. Rodgers & O. Hammerstein II; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; a Reading from 1 John 3:1-7; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon; a Message Song: “On The Sunnyside Of The Street” by J. McHugh & D. Fields; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing … and concludes with a Postlude: “Look For The Silver Lining” by J. Kern & B.G. DeSylva, and “This I Dig Of You” by H. Mobley. Audio by Jeff Ward; Video by Carson Dunbar …

This video recording of our Jazz Vespers Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 21st, 2021, features Mike Horsfall (piano), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocals), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and our special guest Cheryl Alex (flute and alto flute) … and includes a Prelude: “Man Come Into Egypt” by Hillerman & Minkhoff, and “Spring Is Here” by Rodgers & Hammerstein III; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; a Reading from Jeremiah 31:31-34; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Blowin’”; a Message Song: “Blowin’ In the Wind” by Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing … and concludes with a Postlude: “If I Had A Hammer” by Lee Hays, Pete Seeger, and “I Hear a Rhapsody” by Dick Gasparre, George Fragos. Audio by Jeff Ward; Video by Carson Dunbar …

This video recording of our Jazz Vespers Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the First Sunday in Lent, February 21st, 2021, features Mike Horsfall (piano), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocals), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and our special guest John Stowell (guitar) … and includes a Prelude: “Alone Together” by A. Schwartz and H. Deitz, and “Crystal Silence” by Chick Corea; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; a Reading from Genesis 9:8-17; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon; a Message Song: “How Deep Is The Ocean” by Irving Berlin; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing … and concludes with a Postlude: “Isfahan” by Billy Strayhorn, and “United” by Wayne Shorter. Audio by Jeff Ward; Video by Carson Dunbar …

This video recording of our Jazz Vespers Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Second Sunday After Epiphany, January 17th, 2021, features Mike Horsfall (piano), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocals), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and our special guest Marilyn Keller (vocals) … and includes a Prelude: “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King, and “Time After Time” by Sammy Chan and Jule Styne; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; a Reading from 1 Samuel 3:1-20; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “What Song Is In You”; a Message Song: “Don’t Go To Strangers” by David Mann and Arthur Kent; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing … and concludes with a Postlude: “In The Garden” by C. Austin Miles, and “Keep Your Eyes On The Prize” by Alice Wine. Audio by Jeff Ward; Video by Carson Dunbar …

This video recording of our Special Christmas Jazz Vespers Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 20th, 2020, features Mike Horsfall (director, piano, and vibraphone), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocals), Laurent Nickel (cello), Brent Follis (drums), and guest musician Kevin Deitz (bass) … and includes a Prelude: “The First Noel” traditional English carol, and “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” by Edmund H. Sears; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; a Reading from Luke 1:26-38; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Coffee With Mary”; a Message Song: “Mary, Did You Know” by Buddy Greene; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing … and concludes with a Postlude: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” traditional carol, and “Sing We Now Of Christmas” French carol. Audio by Jeff Ward; Video by Carson Dunbar …

This video recording of Jazz Vespers from St. James Lutheran Church for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, November 15th, 2020, features Mike Horsfall (director and pianist), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocalist), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and guest musician Eddie Parente (violin) … and includes a Prelude: “What A Difference a Day Makes” by Stanley Adams and Maria Grever, and “Nuages” by Django Reinhardt; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; a Reading from Matthew 25:14-30; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Pure Imagination”; a Message Song: “Pure Imagination” by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing … and concludes with a Postlude: “Not Without You” by Eddie Parente, and “Autumn Leaves” by Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, and Jacques Prévert. Video by Carson Dunbar; Audio by Jeff Ward …

This video recording of Jazz Vespers from St. James Lutheran Church for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, October 18th, 2020, features Mike Horsfall (director and pianist), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocalist), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and guest musician Israel Annoh (percussion) … and includes a Prelude: “Teach Mr Tonight” by Gene DePaul and Sammy Cahn, and “La Paz Del Señor” by Anders Ruuth; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; a Reading from 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “St. Paul Send His Love”; a Message Song: “I‘m Glad There Is You” by Jimmy Dorsey and Paul Madeira; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing … and concludes with a Postlude: “A Time and a Place” by Jimmy Heath, and “Our Day Will Come” by Bob Hilliard and Mort Garson. Video by Carson Dunbar; Audio by Jeff Ward …

This video recording of Jazz Vespers from St. James Lutheran Church for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 20th, 2020, features Mike Horsfall (director and pianist), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocalist), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and guest musician Dan Balmer (guitar) … and includes a Prelude: “September Song” by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson, and “All God’s Children Got Rhythm” by Walter Jurmann, Gus Kahn, and Bronislaw Kaper; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; a Reading from Jonah 3:10 – 4:11; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Detours”; a Homily Song: “Detour Ahead” by Herb Ellis, Johnny Frigo, and Lou Carter; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing … and concludes with a Postlude: “God Bless the Child” by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr., and “Minority” by Gigi Gryce. Video by Carson Dunbar; Audio by Jeff Ward …

This video recording of Jazz Vespers from St. James Lutheran Church for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, August 16th, 2020 – In Memory of Carol Wallis – features Mike Horsfall (director and pianist), Valarie Brown (cantor), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and guest musician Stan Bock (trombone) … and includes Gathering Music: “You’re My Everything” by M. Dixon, J. Young. H. Warren, and “Teach Me Tonight” by G. De Paul, S. Cahn; Welcome and Invocation by Pastor David Knapp; Liturgy: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light, Psalm 141; a Reading from Isaiah 56:1, 6-8; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Death Can’t Stop It”; Music: “We’ll Be Together Again” by C. Fischer, F. Laine; Gospel Canticle; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; Benediction … and concludes with Sending Music: “Tree of Knowledge” by M. Horsfall, and “This I Dig Of You” by H. Mobley …

This video recording of Jazz Vespers from St. James Lutheran Church for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, July 19th, 2020, features Mike Horsfall (director and pianist), Valarie Brown (cantor), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and guest musician Devin Phillips (tenor sax) … and includes Gathering Music: “I Love You” by Cole Porter, and “A Time For Love” by Paul Francis Weber and Johnny Mandel; Welcome and Invocation by Pastor David Knapp; Jazz Vespers Opening Liturgy: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light, Psalm 141; a Reading from Romans 8:12-17; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “My Shining Hour”; Jazz Sermon Tune: “My Shining Hour” by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen; Gospel Canticle: “My Soul Proclaims Your Greatness”; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; Blessing … and concludes with Sending Music: “African Flower” by Duke Ellington, and “Alone Together” by Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz. Video by Carson Dunbar; Audio by Jeff Ward …

Watch video recordings of music from the St. James Lutheran Church Jazz Vespers series, recorded on June 16th, 2020, in Portland, Oregon, performed by our Director of Jazz Ministry, Mike Horsfall on piano, accompanied by Haley Horsfall on vocals & percussion, with artwork created by Joel Nickel:

“I Thought About You” with lyrics by Johnny Mercer and music by Jimmy Van Heusen …

“Afro Blue” with lyrics by Oscar Brown and music by Mongo Santamaria …

“Blue Train” with lyrics and music by Lo Borges …


Organ Music

Listen to audio recordings of music from the Estey Pipe Organ at St. James Lutheran Church, performed by Michael Lindner, M.M., M.S.M.:

“Fuga: Sostenuto e legato” by Felix Mendelssohn …

“Fugue in G fur Organ, K. 401” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart …

“Trumpet Tune” by Henry Purcell …

“Prince of Denmark’s March” by Jeremiah Clarke …

“The Church of Christ in Every Age”

“All Are Welcome”

“We All Are One in Mission”

“Christ Be Our Light”

“Rise, Shine, You People”

“Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee”

“Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

“The God of Abraham Praise”

“O Master, Let Me Walk with You”

“Faith of Our Fathers”

“Lead On, O King Eternal”

“O Sacred Head” by David N. Johnson …

“Sonata III: Adagio” by Felix Mendelssohn …

“Go to Dark Gethsemane”

“All Glory Laud and Honor”

“Jesus Christ is Risen Today”

“The Sovereign’s Fanfare” by Arthur Bliss …

“Fanfare” by William Mathias …

“All Glory Laud and Honor” by David N. Johnson …

“Ich ruf zu dir” by Johann Sebastian Bach …

“Christ lag in Todesbanden” by Johann Sebastian Bach …