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A Reconciling in Christ Congregation

Saint Mark Lutheran Church

Come and Worship With Us:

8:30am

Celebration Service

9:45am

Forum & Sunday School

11:00am

Liturgical Service

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The Marker

View the current version of The Marker, Saint Mark's twice-monthly newsletter.

The Marker (pdf)

This Week's Service Bulletin

8:30am Bulletin (pdf)

11:00am Bulletin (pdf)

Listen In

Saint Mark provides the most recent liturgical service as an MP3 for all to download and listen to.

Entire Service (mp3)

Sermon Only (mp3)

Reconciling in Christ

Saint Mark is a Reconciling in Christ congregation. Our welcoming statement reads:

“At Saint Mark Lutheran Church, we celebrate that Christ has made us one body with many members, all sharing in God’s grace and unconditional love. As a Reconciling in Christ congregation, we embrace all of God’s people, regardless of age, ethnicity, physical and mental abilities, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or economic circumstance. We believe we are all unique and worthy individuals created by God. We joyfully welcome you to join us in worship, prayer, study, service and fellowship.”

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This Week At Saint Mark

Sunday, December 17 – Advent III

8:30 a.m. Celebration Worship

9:45 a.m. Forum

9:45 a.m. Sunday Church School Christmas Party

11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship

2:00-3:00 p.m. Kairos Community Lunch (free to all)

5:00 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous

Monday, December 18

6:00 p.m. Salem Community Chorus

Tuesday, December 19

6:45 a.m. Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study

7:00 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous

Wednesday, December 20

9:00 – 4:00 p.m. Labyrinth

12:05 noon Advent Worship / Lunch

Thursday, December 21

5:00 p.m. Alanon

6:45 p.m. NonViolent Communication

7:00 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous

Sunday, December 24 – Advent IV

8:30 a.m. Celebration Worship

9:45 a.m. Education

9:45 a.m. Forum

11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship

2:00-3:00 p.m. Kairos Community Lunch (free to all)

5:00 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous

5:30 p.m. Family Christmas Worship

10:00 p.m. Candlelight, Carols & Communion

News from Saint Mark

05 Dec 2017

Annual Advent Organ Concert on Saturday Dec. 16th

Saint Mark will feature its longtime organist, Tim Bibelheimer, in his traditional Advent concert on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017.

Appearing with him will be local musicians Orion Davidson, flute; Marjory Lange, violin/viola; Judith Linder and Olga Valdes, sopranos; Glory Lyatuu, piano/organ; and Kay Mitchell, oboe.

The performance also will feature selections on Saint Mark’s newly acquired nine-foot concert grand piano.

The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the church. Admission is free, but offerings are welcome.

The holiday program will range from classical works, such as J.S. “Bach’s Sleepers Wake” and Louis Vierne’s “Carillon de Westminster,” to contemporary, such as “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” and “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” Those attending will be invited to sing along with favorite carols such as “Silent Night” and “Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers.”

Bibelheimer, who began playing the organ in church at age 14, has served as organist at Saint Mark for 25 years.

12 Oct 2017

Upcoming Events to Celebrate the Reformation

There are many events this month to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Here are three featured events on Reformation Weekend:

October 28th, 2017

Harvest/ Reformation Intergenerational Party
Saints and Sinners gather for our version of a Harvest/ Reformation Intergenerational Party at 4:00pm. Come dressed as your favorite saint … or sinner!

October 29th, 2017

500th Anniversary Festival Worship
Our organist, Tim Bibelheimer is sure to “pull out all the stops” on this 500th Anniversary Festival Worship. Historic timeline and artwork will also be displayed. 11:00am Saint Mark Sanctuary.

Salem Reformation Musicfest
On Reformation Sunday, October 29th, you are invited to a Salem Reformation Musicfest commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Sponsored by Christ the Good Shepherd, Holy Cross, & Saint Mark Lutheran churches, come enjoy a time of music and song from local choirs, organists and other musical ensembles. The Musicfest begins at 4:00pm with a reception following. This event hosted by Saint Mark Lutheran Church, and is free and open to the public.

The Reformation Continues Brochure — Events to commemorate the 500th anniversary (pdf)

01 Jun 2017

Welcoming all, Journeying together, Reaching out

Following a year of working diligently on three goals and a new mission statement, the Saint Mark Council has agreed on the following statement that characterizes the inclusive, welcoming nature of our church:

Welcoming all in Christ
Journeying together in Faith
Reaching out in Service

This statement sums up our imperatives: to welcome everyone, including refugees and the homeless in our community (Kairos…); to walk together in faith; to continue reaching out and serving not only members of our congregation but also the Salem community at large — and beyond. We are indeed a church that is inclusive and caring.

This new statement will succinctly identify Saint Mark and its mission; it says much in just a dozen carefully crafted words. In fact, it is a statement easy to memorize, easy to share with others. We hope you like this new mission statement as we continue our journey together, welcoming all, reaching out in service.

We are indeed a church that cares, that leads and prospers because of people like all of you. Let’s continue this mission together.

Jim Walker, Council President

02 Apr 2017

Easter Services at Saint Mark

Join us as Saint Mark celebrates Holy Week.

Palm Sunday, April 9th

  • 8:30am Contemporary Worship
  • 9:45am Forum & Sunday School
  • 11:00am Liturgical Worship

Labyrinth

Available in the lounge

  • Monday – Friday of Holy Week in the lounge 9:00am until 4:00pm

Maundy Thursday, April 13th

  • 12:05 & 7:00pm Holy Communion & Foot Washing

Good Friday, April 14th

  • 12:05pm Stations of the Cross
  • 7:00pm Tenebrae

Holy Saturday, April 15th

  • 7:00pm Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, April 16th

  • 9:45am Easter Breakfast
  • 10:00am Easter Egg Hunt
  • 11:00am Festival Worship

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