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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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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.

Saint Mark Women’s Retreat — April 27-29th, 2018

Posted on: March 13th, 2018 by Peter Hoelter No Comments

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)