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Emanuel 9 A Service of Commemoration, Confession and Recommitment

Posted on: June 15th, 2020 by Peter Hoelter No Comments

As part of the 2019 ELCA Church-wide Assembly, voting members adopted a resolution designating June 17 as a commemoration of the martyrdom of the Emanuel 9 —the nine people shot and killed on June 17, 2015, during a Bible study at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. The perpetrator was a young white man, a member of an ELCA Lutheran congregation. Because of this person’s affiliation with our denomination, we have felt compelled to work towards recommitment to the cause to fight racism in our midst, and around us. 

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Saint Mark to Host Organist Aaron Tan on January 17th

Posted on: January 2nd, 2020 by Peter Hoelter No Comments

Saint Mark Lutheran Church and The America Guild of Organists present Aaron Tan on January 17th, 2020. Aaron will be presenting a chat at 6:30pm following by an organ recital at 7:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.

About Aaron

For over 10 years, concert organist Aaron Tan enjoyed simultaneous careers as both a professional scientist and musician. While doing graduate and post-doctoral research in polymer science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Aaron also competed in both piano and organ competitions, gave concerts across the country, and served as an organist for many of the area’s significant churches. In this pre-concert presentation, Aaron will share insights into how he balanced his dual careers, and offer some thoughts on how music and science might not actually be so different after all.

Thanksgiving Eve Worship

Posted on: November 25th, 2019 by Peter Hoelter No Comments

Join us at Saint Mark for a Thanksgiving Eve Worship on Wednesday, November 27th, at 7:00 p.m. for another opportunity of being Grateful!

A pie social will follow in the lounge. Please bring a pie to share! Choir Rehearsal will follow the worship service and pie social at approximately 8:15 p.m.

Worshiping Together with the Bishop

Posted on: October 20th, 2019 by Peter Hoelter No Comments

Our next chance to Worship Together with other Lutherans will be on Reformation Sunday, October 27, here at Saint Mark. Breakfast will be served from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. by FLY (Faithful Lutheran Youth). Join for fellowship. Our newly elected Bishop Laurie Larsen Caesar is to be with us!

For our pancake breakfast on Sunday, October 27th, we need helpers! If you would like to help, please call the church office and let us know that you plan to help serve, set up the tables, clean up, prep food, or whatever is needed! We need many hands in order to make light work!!!

Rally Day is Coming September 8th

Posted on: August 25th, 2019 by Peter Hoelter No Comments

We traditionally go back to two worship services in September. On the last Sunday that we worship together at 9:30 a.m. we have Rally Day (September 8 this year) with worship outside in the parking lot, blessing of the animals and a barbecue potluck lunch with activities for everyone (a bouncy house for the children!). Plan now for this date!

We return to two worship services on Sunday, September 15th, with Contemporary worship at 8:30 a.m. in the lounge and Liturgical worship at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. Our Education hour is at 9:45 a.m. for all ages.

Shared Worship This Sunday, August 24th at Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Posted on: August 21st, 2019 by Peter Hoelter No Comments

This coming Sunday the people of Saint Mark, Holy Cross and Christ the Good Shepherd are worshipping together at Christ the Good Shepherd (4440 State Street). Worship time is at 10:00 AM. Following worship is a potluck. We hope you will take the time to get to know some of our sisters and brothers in the Lutheran community of Salem.