13 Mar 2018
Saint Mark Women’s Retreat — April 27-29th, 2018
We are now accepting reservations for the annual Women’s Retreat, to take place the weekend of April 27-29 at Bella Beach on the Oregon Coast. The theme for this weekend is “Creating Balance in the Midst of Life’s Challenges.” We will explore how to create healthier equilibrium between relationships, self-care, and callings both vocational and spiritual. The weekend is always filled with lively conversation, good food in a relaxing and beautiful setting. Registration is $150, which covers lodging, food, and transportation. Deadline is April 22nd. Please join us!
Women’s Retreat Brochure & Registration (pdf)
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)