All, Each, Together in Christ

A Reconciling in Christ Congregation

Saint Mark Lutheran Church

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8:30am

Celebration Service

9:45am

Forum & Sunday School

11:00am

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This Week's Service Bulletin

8:30am Bulletin (pdf)

11:00am Bulletin (pdf)

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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, April 19

8:30 a.m. Celebration Worship

9:45 a.m. Education

9:45 a.m. Forum

11:00 a.m. Liturgical Worship

3:30 p.m. BookMarkers

2-3:00 p.m. Kairos Community Lunch

Monday, April 20

6:00 p.m. Catechumenate

Tuesday, April 21

6:45 a.m. Bible Study & Breakfast

10:30 a.m. Staff Meeting

6:30 p.m. Council

Wednesday, April 22

6:00 p.m. Chimes Rehearsal

6:00 p.m. Confirmation

7:00 p.m. Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, April 23

7:00 p.m.  Next Steps

Friday, April 24

9:30 p.m. Hands of Comfort

10:00 a.m. Memorial for Nancy Pries

— Oregon Synod Assembly (SunRiver)

Sunday, April 26 – Blessing of Lutheran World Relief

8:30 a.m. Celebration Worship

9:45 a.m. Education

9:45 a.m. Forum

11:00 a.m. Liturgical Worship

1:30 p.m. Journey of Faith

2-3:00 p.m. Kairos Community Lunch

News from Saint Mark

06 Apr 2015

Pacific Lutheran University Chorale To Perform Saint Mark

plu_choirSaint Mark Lutheran Church in downtown Salem will host a spring tour visit by the Pacific Lutheran University Chorale from Tacoma on Friday, April 17.

The performance, titled “Dances to Life,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the church, 790 Marion St. NE. Admission is free, but offerings will be accepted.

Interim conductor Lauren Whitham, a PLU alumna and visiting instructor of music, will lead the chorale. The program will span several centuries and genres, including works by Claudio Monteverdi, Felix Mendelssohn and Eric Whitacre.

PLU’s new music department chairman, Dr. John Paul, will provide violin accompaniment as the chorale performs his composition “How I Came to Be.” Paul previously served 13 years as music department chairman at Marylhurst University in the Portland area.

The 36-member chorale includes primarily freshmen and sophomores representing a variety of academic disciplines. The singers appear many times each year in concerts and campus ministry events as well as regional tours and Christmas compact discs. They also have performed for the Washington Music Educators Association and the American Choral Directors Association.

Information about the chorale is posted at www.plu.edu.

16 Mar 2015

Holy Week Services at Saint Mark

easterPalm Sunday, March 29

  • 8:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship
  • 9:45 a.m. Education & Forum
  • 11:00 a.m. Liturgical Worship

Maundy Thursday, April 2

  • 12:05 & 7:00 p.m. Holy Communion & Foot Washing

Good Friday, April 3

  • 12:05 p.m. Stations of the Cross
  • 7:00 p.m. Tenebrae

Holy Saturday, April 4

  • 8:00 p.m. Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, April 5

  • 7:00 a.m. Sunrise Worship
  • 9:45 a.m. Education
  • 11:00 a.m. Festival Worship

23 Feb 2015

Eighth Annual Women’s Retreat

front viewMake your reservations now to attend our annual Women’s Retreat to be held April 17-19, 2015 in Lincoln City.  You could be one of 20 women to gather for a weekend of fun, good food, and reflection around the topic of “Wise Women.” Deaconess Deb Mantey will facilitate our Friday evening through Sunday noon retreat. Registration fee of $150 is due to the church office by April 12th, and includes all housing, food, and transportation. The brochure is available at the church office, or can be downloaded here.  Space is limited, so don’t wait too long to register!

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12 Feb 2015

Lent Begins with Ash Wednesday February 18th

ashesIt is hard to believe but Lent is almost here! It begins with worship on Wednesday, February 18th, at 12:05 noon and 7:00 p.m. Imposition of Ashes will be distributed at both services. The following week and continuing for five weeks total we will worship mid-week at 12:05 p.m. with a light lunch to follow and at 6:30 p.m. with Holden Evening Prayer. Choir Rehearsals will take place at 7:15 p.m. during Lent.

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