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This audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, July 12th, 2020, includes a Welcome and Prayer, Hymn #367 “Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds”, a Reading from Isaiah 55:10-13 and the Gospel Reading from Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Collision at the Intersection”, Prayers of Intercession, the Benediction … and concludes with a Postlude: “Christ ist Erstaudeu” by Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …


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This slideshow accompanies an audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, July 5th, 2020, which includes a Welcome and Confessional Prayer, Hymn #502 “The King of Love My Shepherd Is”, a Reading from Romans 7:15-25 and the Gospel Reading from Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “A More Perfect Union”, Prayers of Intercession … and concludes with a Postlude: “Processional in E Flat Major” by David N. Johnson performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, July 5th, 2020, includes a Welcome and Confessional Prayer, Hymn #502 “The King of Love My Shepherd Is”, a Reading from Romans 7:15-25 and the Gospel Reading from Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “A More Perfect Union”, Prayers of Intercession … and concludes with a Postlude: “Processional in E Flat Major” by David N. Johnson performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This slideshow accompanies an audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, June 28th, 2020, which includes a Welcome and Prayer, Hymn #384 “That Easter Day With Joy Was Bright”, a Reading from Jeremiah 28:5-9 and the Gospel Reading from Matthew 10:40-42, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Perplexed In Portland”, a “Postlude” by Alan Ridout performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ … and concludes with “I Thought About You” with lyrics by Johnny Mercer and music by Jimmy Van Heusen, performed by Mike Horsfall on piano and Haley Horsfall on vocals, from our St. James Jazz Vespers Group, with artwork by Joel Nickel and Margie Lee …

This audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, June 28th, 2020, includes a Welcome and Prayer, Hymn #384 “That Easter Day With Joy Was Bright”, a Reading from Jeremiah 28:5-9 and the Gospel Reading from Matthew 10:40-42, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Perplexed In Portland”, a “Postlude” by Alan Ridout performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ … and concludes with “I Thought About You” with lyrics by Johnny Mercer and music by Jimmy Van Heusen, performed by Mike Horsfall on piano and Haley Horsfall on vocals, from our St. James Jazz Vespers Group …

This slideshow accompanies an audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 21st, 2020, which includes a Welcome and Prayer, Hymn #627 “O Day Full of Grace”, a Reading from Jeremiah 20:7-13 and the Gospel Reading from Matthew 10:24-31, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Out of the Box” … and concludes with a Postlude: “Festival Finale” by Malcolm Archer performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 21st, 2020, includes a Welcome and Prayer, Hymn #627 “O Day Full of Grace”, a Reading from Jeremiah 20:7-13 and the Gospel Reading from Matthew 10:24-31, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Out of the Box” … and concludes with a Postlude: “Festival Finale” by Malcolm Archer performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This slideshow accompanies an audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the Second Sunday after Pentecost, June 14th, 2020, which includes a Welcome and Prayer from Pastor David Knapp, Hymn #367 “Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds” performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ, a Reading of Psalm 100 and the Gospel Reading from Matthew 9:35–10:8, Pastor David Zellmer’s Sermon, titled “I Can’t Breathe” … and concludes with Hymn #798 “Will You Come and Follow Me” read by Pastor David Knapp …

This audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the Second Sunday after Pentecost, June 14th, 2020, includes a Welcome and Prayer from Pastor David Knapp, Hymn #367 “Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds” performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ, a Reading of Psalm 100 and the Gospel Reading from Matthew 9:35–10:8, Pastor David Zellmer’s Sermon, titled “I Can’t Breathe” … and concludes with Hymn #798 “Will You Come and Follow Me” read by Pastor David Knapp …