July 25, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
St. James Lutheran Chruch
1315 Southwest Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97201

On Sunday, July 25th we will celebrate our namesake St. James, whose feast day is July 26th. As we thank God in worship for the gift of our 131 year ministry, we also take time to honor two people:
– We say Godspeed and Farewell to Lilli Vellom.
Lilli has served as our Receptionist/Building Assistant for nearly two years; prior to that, she was a Choral Scholar at St. James. She now heads to Illinois to work towards a Master of Music degree in Voice at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.
– We install Colin Stave. Our new Director of Music Ministry joined St. James in June and now will be officially installed.
He has prepared some special music for the day. He shares, “On July 25th, instead of observing the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, we get to celebrate our namesake and observe the Feast of St. James. As I read the appointed scriptures for the day, I noticed themes of service and mission. This foundation of service in Christ will be the focus of the music and its message for that celebration as they align with the ardent priorities of St. James’ mission: Service, Justice, Peace, Charity, Community. I pray that our worship can invigorate all these things in each of us.”
A reception honoring both Lilli and Colin will be held after worship in our outdoor courtyard and Pioneer Chapel. Join us.