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A Reconciling in Christ Congregation

Saint Mark Lutheran Church

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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, March 18

8:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship

9:45 a.m. Education

11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship

1:30 p.m. Journey of Faith

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

5:00 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous

Monday, March 19

6:00 p.m. Salem Community Chorus

Tuesday, March 20

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

10:30 a.m. Staff Meeting

5:00 p.m. Finance Committee

6:30 p.m. Council

7:00 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous

Wednesday, March 21

9:00 a.m. Labyrinth available

12:05 noon Lenten Worship

5:30 p.m. Chimes Rehearsal

6:30 p.m. Holden Evening Prayer

7:15 p.m. Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, March 22

5:00 p.m. Alanon

7:00 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous

Friday, March 23

9:30 a.m. Hands of Comfort

Saturday, March 24

9:00 a.m. Spring / Easter Cleaning Up Day

Palm Sunday, March 25

8:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship

9:45 a.m. Forum

11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship

1:30 p.m. Journey of Faith

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

5:00 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous

News from Saint Mark

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)

12 Feb 2018

Lent Begins with Ash Wednesday February 14th


Ash Wednesday, February 14th, begins the annual Lenten journey to the cross. New Lenten devotional booklets for this year are available in each narthex area. During Lent, Saint Mark will again have the opportunity to worship mid-week on Wednesdays at 12:05 noon followed by a light lunch or in the evening at 6:30 p.m. with Holden Evening Prayer. And, Saint Mark’s labyrinth will be available each Wednesday.

If you are able to help with the soup lunches on Wednesdays, please let Deb Mantey know or sign up on the bulletin board near the church office. Thank you!

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)

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