All, Each, Together in Christ

A Reconciling in Christ Congregation

Saint Mark Lutheran Church

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We are now on our Summer worship schedule.


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9:30am 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, September 6

9:30 a.m. Worship

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

Monday, September 7

Labor Day – CLOSED

Tuesday, September 8

6:45 a.m. Bible Study & Breakfast

10:30 a.m. Staff Meeting

2:00 p.m. Endowment Committee

5:30 p.m. Non Violent Communication Class

7:00 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous

Wednesday, September 9

6:00 p.m. Confirmation Class

7:00 p.m. Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, September 10

9:00 a.m. Gardening

5:00 p.m. Alanon

7:00 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous

Friday, September 11

9:30 a.m. Hands of Comfort

Saturday, September 12

10:00-12 noon SaintMark-IT

7:30 p.m. Movie Night

Sunday, September 13 – Rally Day

9:30 a.m. Worship – Outside, Blessing of Animals — Installation of Sunday Church School Teachers

— Barbecue

3:30 p.m. Book Markers

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


News from Saint Mark

27 Jul 2015

Wine, Wisdom & Song

witness_treeTickets for Wine, Wisdom & Song are now available. Tickets are $25 each and available to pick up on Sundays after worship in the narthex or in the church office during the week. Plan to attend on Sunday, August 16th, at the Witness Tree Vineyard. Contact Deb Mantey with possible auction items that you might wish to donate. We especially need a few more of those oral auction items which are the larger items: game tickets, dinners, etc.

Thanks for helping us build the excitement around this special event!

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

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!

Women’s Retreat Brochure »

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