22 Sep 2015
Faith Dialogues Welcomes Dr. Susan Pitchford October 16-18
Faith Dialogues at Saint Mark (formerly the Visiting Theologian Program) is hosting Dr. Susan Pitchford October 16th to 18th. She is a sociologist from the University of Washington and has a particular interest in St. Francis and St. Clare. She will be speaking from a sociological perspective about their influence for our lives in 2015.
On Friday evening, October 16th, at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Pitchford’s lecture will be Francis and Clare of Assisi: A Spirituality of Joy.
On Saturday morning, October 17th, we move from theory to practice. Dr. Pitchford will offer two workshops. At 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. she will speak on Faith Beyond Sunday: Having a Rule of Life.
Dr. Pitchford will also be available on Sunday morning, October 18th for the Forum at 9:45 a.m..
In preparation for her arrival we will hold a Saint Mark Reads. Her book, The Sacred Gaze: Contemplation and the Healing of the Self will be the study. Books and more information will be available free (courtesy of the Faith Dialogues Fund) beginning this Sunday. We hope you will have opportunity to participate.
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27 Jul 2015
Wine, Wisdom & Song
Tickets 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
Saint 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.