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A Reconciling in Christ Congregation

Saint Mark Lutheran Church

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8:30am 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 27

8:30 a.m. Celebration Worship

9:45 a.m. Young Adults

9:45 a.m. Education

11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship

1:00 p.m. Journey of Faith

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

Tuesday, April 29

9:30 a.m. CDC Library

Wednesday, April 30

9:15 a.m. CDC Chapel

2:00 p.m. Mercy & Manna

6:00 p.m. Chimes Rehearsal

7:00 p.m. Choir Rehearsal

Friday, May 2

9:00 a.m. CDC Gymnastics

9:30 a.m. Quilting & Sewing

Church Council Retreat(at Camp Lutherwood)

Saturday, May 3

St. Mark IT

Sunday, May 4

8:30 a.m. Celebration Worship

9:45 a.m. Young Adults

9:45 a.m. Education

9:45 a.m. Forum

11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship

1:00 p.m. Journey of Faith

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


News from Saint Mark

10 Mar 2014

Lenten Worship at Saint Mark

ashesDuring Lent Saint Mark will worship on Wednesdays (March 12th, 19th, 26th, April 2nd, 9th) with Worship at 12:05pm (Service of the Word). An evening service will start at 6:30 p.m. (Holden Evening Prayer).

The Labyrinth will be available from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm on Wednesdays during Lent for meditation.

20 Feb 2014

Women’s Retreat in Lincoln City

womens_retreat_2013The seventh annual St. Mark Women’s Retreat will be held April 4-6 in Lincoln City.  Our theme. “This, Too, is Gift” is inspired by a short poem by Mary Oliver - “Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”   We will explore the Lenten journey through Bible study, poetry, film, reflection and prayer with plenty of time to wander along the beach, make new friends, and enjoy some amazing food!  Registration fee of $150 is due March 30th, and includes all housing, food, and transportation.  Make plans for this special weekend where we take some time away from the rush of our daily lives to listen to the Spirit’s voice.

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10 Feb 2014

Valentine’s Organ Concert: The Love of God

Organ Saint Mark Lutheran’s longtime organist, Tim Bibelheimer, will perform a free Valentine’s concert titled “The Love of God” at 7 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2014, in the church, 790 Marion St. NE in downtown Salem. It will feature traditional and contemporary gospel music in the style of a mighty Wurlitzer theater organ as well as solos, readings and singalongs. Soprano Judith Linder, the choir director, and narrator Deb Mantey, the outreach coordinator, also will appear. Church office: 503-588-0141.

07 Feb 2014

Retirement Celebration for Monty Freeman on February 23rd

montyWe are about to help Monty celebrate his retirement! Saint Markers are encouraged to mark Sunday, February 23rd (postposed from Feb. 7th due to snowy conditions) after the 11 o’clock service for a reception in Monty Freeman’s honor. The Church Council will be hosting this event to thank Monty for his 24 years at Saint Mark and to celebrate his retirement. On this note, Saint Mark will be collecting funds to present Monty with a monetary gift from Saint Mark. If you wish to donate to the fund, please send a check with “Monty” on the memo line. Please be sure to have your contribution to the church office by Friday, February 21st. A final check will be presented to him at the reception. We will miss Monty’s work, his wonderful humor and his dedication to Saint Mark but at the same time we wish him much happiness in retirement!

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