September 26, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Education hour following the 9:30am service and coffee.

Open Space Fall Schedule on Sundays at 11:00am …
September 12th. ELCA Film on Service. Watch a short film related to the ELCA’s emphasis on service and engage in a discussion with Pastor David about how we at St. James serve the community.
September 19th. Emanuel Hospital Film and Synod work on Reparations. Watch a short film related to the displacement of African American people in Portland due to the building of Emanuel Hospital. Engage in a discussion related to the content of the film.
September 26th. Art Group: “Immigration”. Paula Carlson leads a discussion about the exhibition.
October 3rd. Blessing of the Children. We will honor the memory of Pastor Joe Smith as we place a “Blessing of the Children” plaque in our worship space.
October 10th. Sharing our Gifts. Part One: We feature Friedrich Schuler on his book “A Shield for the Columbia River”. We also feature Sue Hammond on her book “I Talk to Trees”.
October 17th. Sharing our Gifts. Part Two: We listen to author Lori McCloskey on her “Max the Cat” detective mystery series, which upholds disabled characters.
October 24th. 40th Anniversary of St. James CDC. Celebrate the ministry of the St. James Child Development Center with Patrick Earnest and John Danielson.
October 31st. Musings on Luther’s iconic hymn “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”. It is Reformation Sunday! Join us as we discuss Luther’s iconic hymn, “A Mighty Fortress” with our Director of Music Ministry Colin Stave.
November 7th. Japanese Internment Camp Survivor. Hear Joni Kimoto’s personal story of her experience in a Japanese internment camp.
November 14th. Ordination Celebrations. Celebrate the 51st anniversary of David Zellmer’s ordination and the 50th anniversary of Bill Coffman’s.