Special Events & Services

ONLINE & DISTANCE SERVICES

While we are apart, we are close in heart and prayers and worshiping together.

Click here to reach our “Playlist” of our Online Services in YouTube.

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Join us for Compline Evening Prayer On Tuesdays at 7 pm

  with Canon Carol+ Sedlacek

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check your email for the ZOOM invitation 
Here’s a PDF copy of the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) to follow along the readings & responses   Compline-BCP page numbers  

Click here to see the ZOOM recording from July 7 to preview the service. We hope you will join us!

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Sunday September 20, 2020

Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 Welcome  – Rev. AJ Buckley and Br. Finn Coll and thank you for leading us in worship this week

Read the sermon: Rev.AJ-Sept20.2020-Things are not what they seem

Follow the order of service:Order of Service-Sept.20.2020.RevAJ

Scripture Readings for Today’s Service:  https://lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Pentecost/AProp20_RCL.html

Jonah 3:10-4:11
Psalm 145:1-8
Philippians 1:21-30
Matthew 20:1-16

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life, especially for the RAIN which helps clear the air and slow down the fires.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2020

Dear St. Martin’s Family — We pray you are safe and well in this time of wildfire.  Let us know if you need any help!

COLLECT FOR SUNDAY:  O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever . Amen.

We welcome Kay and Doug Young, and thank them for leading us in worship this week Pray with us this Litany in the Time of Fire

You can read the Order of Service-Sept 13.2020-Kay.Young   and the sermon   Kay.Young-Sept13.2020 

The link to the YouTube video of today’s service: https://youtu.be/VDlWAYqQ7jM

Scripture Readings: for Sept 13 Track 2:   https://lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Pentecost/AProp19_RCL.html

Genesis 50:15-21
Psalm 103:(1-7), 8-13
Romans 14:1-12
Matthew 18:21-35

Sunday September 6, 2020 – 14th Sunday after Pentecost

Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. . Amen.

 Welcome Bishop +John and Jan Thornton, and thank you for leading us in worship this week

Click the link to listen and watch YouTube video of today’s service: https://youtu.be/VTATZN5wjPM

Sunday August 30, 2020 – 13th Sunday after Pentecost

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

 Welcome Rev. Debbie Vanover and Carolyn Brown. Thank you for leading us in worship this week

Click this link to the YouTube video of today’s service: https://youtu.be/j9EZPzFxpbY

Read the Order of Service for Aug30.2020-   

Sermon “Overcoming Evil with Goodness”:  Rev.Deb.Vanover-August.30.2020 

Scripture Readings:  https://lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Pentecost/AProp17_RCL.html

Exodus 3:1-15
Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c
Romans 12:9-21
Matthew 16:21-28

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Sunday August 23, 2020 – 12th Sunday after Pentecost

Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Welcome Rev. Debbie Vanover and Dena Losier, and thank you for leading us in worship this week

Click to watch the YouTube video of today’s service: https://youtu.be/9nWEqFVw32M

The Order of Service is here:  Order of Service for Aug23.2020-Rev.DebVanover

Scripture Readings for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost:  https://lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Pentecost/AProp16_RCL.html

From the   Litany of Solidarity and Hope by Joseph P. Shadle:   “…….Gracious and Loving God, You are our comforter and our hope.  Hear our prayers as we come before you. Strengthen us in this time of need. Inspire us to acts of solidarity and generosity, And give us hope of a brighter future.  Amen. “

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Sunday August 16, 2020, 11th Sunday after Pentecost

Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 Welcome Rev. AJ Buckley and Br. Finn Coll, and thank you for leading us in worship this week.

https://youtu.be/VMbZrW-J6ow

Here’s the Sermon:  “Mercy”  Rev.AJ.Buckley-Mercy.Aug16.2020

The Lectionary Readings for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost: https://lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Pentecost/AProp16_RCL.html

Exodus 1:8-2:10
Psalm 124
Romans 12:1-8
Matthew 16:13-20

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life, especially for God’s enduring mercy.

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Sunday August 9, 10th Sunday after Pentecost

Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Welcome Rev. Canon Neysa Ellgren Shepley & Nathan Ellgren  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  thank you for leading us in worship this week

The link to the YouTube video of today’s service:  https://youtu.be/6li8qGXjEl8

 NOTE:  This is recorded in Washington DC!  Here’s the order of service:  Order of Service for.Aug9.2020  and here’s the Sermon:  CanonNeysa-Proper14A St. Martins Lebanon 2020         

The Lectionary Readings for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost are found here:  https://lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Pentecost/AProp14_RCL.html

Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b
Romans 10:5-15
Matthew 14:22-33

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life: Especially for our congregation members as we take action together to serve our community in Jesus name.

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Sunday August 2, 9th Sunday after Pentecost

Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Welcome Bishop +John and Jennifer Moody, and thank you for leading us in worship.

           

The link to the YouTube video of today’s service:  https://youtu.be/hbwbDifkP6M

NOTE:  This is recorded in St. Martin’s library and not the sanctuary in hopes that the sound has less echo and is easier to hear.

Read the service here: ORDER OF SERVICE FOR AUGUST 2ND

and the sermon here: Bp.Thornton-COME WITH ME, ALL YE THAT LABOR-Aug2.2020

The regularly appointed Lectionary Readings for the 9th Sunday after Pentecost can be found here:

https://lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Pentecost/AProp13_RCL.html

Genesis 32:22-31
Psalm 17:1-7,16
Romans 9:1-5
Matthew 14:13-21

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Sunday July 26, 8th Sunday after Pentecost

O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Welcome Kay Young and Doug Young, and thank you for leading us in worship And thanks to Shirley Bushnell for the recording.  Listen to the service: https://youtu.be/F0tAhNcqkUg

Read the Sermon: “The Kingdom of Heaven” Kay.Young.Sermon.July26.2020

And the service prayers: Order of Service-July.26.2020

The Lectionary Readings for the 8th Sunday after Pentecost are found here: 

https://lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Pentecost/AProp12_RCL.html

 Genesis 29:15-28
Psalm 105:1-11, 45b
 Romans 8:26-39
Matthew 13:31-33,44-52

Sunday July 19, 7th Sunday after Pentecost

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Welcome Rev. AJ+ Buckley and Carolyn Brown and thank you for leading us in worship. And thanks to Shirley Bushnell for the recording.
Watch and Listen to the service: https://youtu.be/1tnYt0umNVY
Read the sermon here: Rev.AJ-“Uncertain and Ambiguous Times”-July19.2020
The Lectionary Readings for July 19 are found online here: https://lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Pentecost/AProp11_RCL.html
Genesis 28:10-19a
Psalm 139: 1-11, 22-23
 Romans 8:12-25
Matthew 13:24-30,36-43

Let us go in peace to love and serve the Lord; Thanks be to God.

 

Sunday July 12, 6th Sunday after Pentecost

 O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Welcome Rev. Canon Carol W. Sedlacek, Jim Rutledge, and Ray Hendricks

and thank you for leading us in worship.  And Shirley Bushnell for the recording.

                                 

Click this link for the YouTube recording of the service:  https://youtu.be/A7uBEZW_aG0

Here is the order of service:  Order of Service for July 12, 2020

The Lectionary Readings for the 6th Sunday after Pentecost are found online here: 

https://lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Pentecost/AProp10_RCL.html

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Sunday, July 5, 5th Sunday after Pentecost

O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Welcome Bishop +John Thornton and Sara Jameson, and thank you for leading us in worship. 

Here’s the link to our service: https://youtu.be/QLVJd4d6IOo

Here’s the Order of Service: Order of Service-July 5.2020.Pente5

And here is Bishop Thornton’s sermon on Jeremiah: Thornton-JEREMIAH-July5.2020

The regularly scheduled Lectionary Readings for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost are found online here:  https://lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Pentecost/AProp9_RCL.html#gsp1

Here are some Hymns to Remember this week, with links to performances you can listen to:

Thank you for joining us in worship.  We count you among our blessings!  May God go with you and keep you safe.

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Sunday June 28

4th Sunday after Pentecost

Collect for Sunday:

Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

                 Welcome Rev. AJ Buckley and Ray Hendricks!

and thank you for leading us in worship.

                           

The link to the YouTube video of today’s service  https://youtu.be/RYsKz6tqJy0

 The homily is found here:Rev. AJ-Freedom in Christ-Pent4-June28.2020

A printed copy is mailed to those who don’t use the internet.  If you know someone who needs printed materials, please let us know.   

The Lectionary Readings are found online here:  https://lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Pentecost/Aprop8_RCL.html

Hymns to remember

      • Opening Hymn 401 ‘The God of Abraham praise’
      • Gospel Hymn 518 ‘Christ is made the sure foundation’
      • Communion Hymn 655 ‘O Jesus I have Promised’
      • Closing Hymn 525 ‘The Church’s one foundation’

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life, especially for the freedom and opportunity and love to give a cup of cold water and something to eat to anyone in Jesus’ name.

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Sunday June 21,

3rd Sunday of Pentecost

Collect for Sunday:

 O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving­kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

               Welcome Rev. AJ Buckley, Br. Finn Coll, and lector Jennifer Moody

and thank you for leading us in worship.

   

   The link to the YouTube video of today’s service is here

 https://youtu.be/MXi4NLVNX-U

The Lectionary Readings for this Sunday are online here:

https://lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Pentecost/AProp7_RCL.html

Our Order of Service with Litany for Social Justice is here: Order of Service-June21.2020

We give thanks for Fathers and all who nurture as fathers

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life, especially for the end of slavery in the United States. While we have made strides in the journey towards equal justice for all, we are still a long way from where we must be. Let us follow Jesus and the Way of Love.

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Sunday June 14,

2nd Sunday after Pentecost

Collect for Sunday:

Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in your steadfast faith and love, that through your grace we may proclaim your truth with boldness, and minister your justice with compassion; for the sake of our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Welcome Rev. AJ Buckley and Jim Rutledge and thank you for leading us in worship. Listen here: https://youtu.be/3tqomE_Vg58

                               

Today’s Sermon “In Due Season” read here:    Rev.AJ-In Due Season-June14.2020

Today’s Order of Service includes the Episcopal Litany for Social Justice: Order of Service-June14.2020

The Lectionary Readings are found online here:

https://lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Pentecost/AProp6_RCL.html

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life, especially for the everlasting blessings and strength of God, our Everlasting Father:  “…[who] does not faint or grow weary;  He gives power to the faint,  and strengthens the powerless.  ….  those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up on wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint…”  Isaiah 40.

Stay Home ~ Wear a Mask ~ Save Lives!

TRINITY SUNDAY ~ JUNE 7

While we are apart, we are always close in our hearts and prayers.

Collect for Sunday:    Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Welcome Rev. Jim MacKenzie and Carolyn Brown, and thank you for leading us in worship.  Here’s a link to the YouTube video of today’s service

The Lectionary Readings for Trinity / Pentecost 1 are online here:  https://lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Pentecost/ATrinity_RCL.html

Hymns you might like for Trinity Sunday

        • Opening Hymn 362 ‘Holy, Holy, Holy’
        • Gospel Hymn 371 ‘Thou whose almighty word’
        • Communion Hymn 48 ‘O day of radiant gladness’
        • Closing Hymn 423 ‘Immortal, invisible God only wise’

EVENTS THIS WEEK: June 8-13

Tuesday June 9 at 7 pm – Join Compline with Canon Carol+ Sedlacek Via Zoom: use the link in the email you received.

Check out our new online Donation through SQUARE  on the Giving Page of this website:  https://www.stmartinslebanon.org/giving/     Thank you for helping St. Martin’s keep going. 

 NOTE:  We received a grant from the Diocese to aid people financially during this Covid crisis.  If you or someone you know needs to pay bills – electric, water, rent, groceries, etc. we can help out.  Please let us know.

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Feast of Pentecost!

May 31, 2020

While we are apart, we are always close in our hearts and prayers.  Collect for Sunday:

 Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Welcome Rev. AJ Buckley & Br. Finn Coll and thank you for leading us in worship.

Here’s a link to the YouTube video of today’s service to listen to https://youtu.be/J3B6x0nLyG0

Here’s the text of the sermon to read: Being God’s disciples…Pentecost2020

The regular Lectionary Readings for Pentecost are online here:

Hymns you might like for Pentecost

  • Hymn 225 ‘Hail thee, festival day’
  • Hymn 531 ‘O Spirit of the Living God’
  • Hymn 751 WLP ‘Ev’ry time I feel the Spirit’
  • Hymn 117 LEV ‘I’m goin’-a sing when the Spirit says sing’

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Sunday May 24 – 7th Sunday of Easter ~

Thank you Kay & Doug Young for leading our worship

   

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Sunday May 17

Thank you Rev. Jim MacKenzie for leading us in Worship

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Click here to watch and here:  https://youtu.be/sdIF51V_t_E

Order of Service with the Sunday Readings:

Order of Service-May17.2020

 

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Mother’ Day May 10

Thank you, +John Thornton, for leading us in worship

Here is the YouTube video to follow

Here is the text of the sermon = MOTHERS Day+John Thornton.May10.2020

Here are the regular lectionary readings for 5th Sunday of Easter https://lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Easter/AEaster5_RCL.html

4th Sunday of Easter, May 3

Thank you Rev. Debbie+ for leading in Morning Prayer Worship.
Watch and Join in the YouTube.

Here’s a copy of her Sermon Rev.Deb.Vanover-Easter4A-5-3-2020

and a Prayer for this week. This Week in Prayer May 3

To follow along, Morning Prayer is found on page 75 in the Book of Common Prayer

and online at https://www.bcponline.org/   (look for Daily Morning Prayer Rite Two)

The readings for 4th Sunday of Easter can be found online here:   https://lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Easter/AEaster4_RCL.html

Let us go into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit. Alleluia, Alleluia!

The 3rd Sunday of Easter, April 26

Listen to Liturgy of the Word

Read the Order of Service and Homily Script-April.26.2020

Read the announcements & Prayer List   Announcements.Sun-Ap.26.2020.rev

Our Worship for April 19, The Second Sunday of Easter,

is led by Pastor Wally Gustav.  Thank you!

Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Here’s the order of service = 4-19-2020-Order.of.service-PW

And here’s the sermon  =  4-19-2020.PW Sermon

Here’s the Recessional Hymn from Washington National Cathedral

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Our Easter Service

Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

Easter Service with Homily by Rev. AJ+
“The Empty Tomb” homily text by Rev. AJ Buckley

Lessons for Easter Sunday Morning

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For Holy Week -April 6-11

Here are some materials so you can observe at home

April 9 – Maundy Thursday – at home – Readings and Directions for your own Agape Meal (Jesus’ Last Supper) and Foot Washing (as Jesus washed the feet of his disciples).

It is customary for the altar to be stripped after the Maundy Thursday liturgy in preparation for the crucifixion on Good Friday (see video) with Psalm 22 chanted, as heard here.  Stripping the altar may be followed by the washing of the altar with hyssop, or in this case, with blessed palm fronds, as seen in this video.

April 10 – Good Friday – at home – Readings and prayers for your own Noonday Prayer and a Stations of the Cross/ Stations of the City, plus a video of Stations of the City and a Litany for the Coronavirus.

The Great Vigil on Holy Saturday

O God, Creator of heaven and earth: Grant that, as the crucified body of your dear Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath, so we may await with him the coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of life; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

A vigil of several voices, provided by Rev. AJ+

Here’s the text of the Homily by Br. Finn Coll Buckley  Vigil2020Homily

Here are the lectionary selections for the Easter Vigil
Other options for the Great Vigil of Easter: congregations around the diocese have collaborated on a service of The Great Vigil of Easter. The video will  be on the diocesan Facebook page and Vimeo channel at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 11.  Here is the bulletin for The Great Vigil of Easter in the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon 2020
And here is a link to Trinity Church Wall Street for online services throughout Holy Week – lots of options here https://www.trinitywallstreet.org/worship/holy-week-easter?

PALM SUNDAY DRIVE THRU – Read an article about it!

https://democratherald.com/news/local/thank-you-drive-through-amen-lebanon-church-offers-unusual-palm-sunday-service-due-to-coronavirus/article_a43f9168-77ce-51b0-b9d4-e31944b7bb52.html?

APRIL 5, 10-11 a.m.

Enter parking lot from Milton Street.

We are maintaining social distance.

ALL ARE WELCOME.

Receive a plastic bag with blessed Palm Cross and scripture readings.  Listen to the Passion Narrative read by our Doug Young Sr. https://youtu.be/jwpJQo0tU2A

And here’s a collage Palm Procession, singing and prayers from around the Diocese

https://vimeo.com/403874336?fbclid=IwAR0WciYokp4U2Kk0ILUTm7cALHzFsoQQYsCYn_C7bye39Gh-JNswY9WpIsc

BLESSED IS THE ONE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD.

HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST!

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Sunday, March 29, 5th Sunday of Lent, Scripture Readings and Prayers, audio on https://youtu.be/TCBaycKSDVY

March 15, 3rd Sunday of Lent with Rev. AJ Buckley in YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc1ddbo0BXU&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR14HKQqewiI77MBlKaN0J4RuDkSkPfRE4DYayTC8mJrh8CfESF5vRTNweY
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ONE BUCK SEMINARY discussion group for March 14 is postponed until later in the spring for health concerns about Covid 19 – watch for updates here and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/St.Martins.Lebanon/

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Observe the Start of Lent with us

Ash Wednesday, February 26, at noon

Traditional Service of Holy Communion

with Imposition of Ashes


For Shrove Tuesday,

come enjoy the traditional

Pancake and Ham Supper

cooked by St. Martin’s Men’s Group

Tuesday, February 25, 5:30 pm

Please RSVP to stmartinslebanon@gmail.com

so we have enough food for all!

Donations benefit St. Martin’s Discretionary Fund for the Needy

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Compline service with Taize Prayer

Join us for peace, comfort, and light

in these dark and busy times.

Sunday, Dec 8, at 7 pm

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Longest Night ServiceThursday, December 19 – 7 p.m.

You are Not Alone

Come Join Us for Comfort ~ 

At the darkest time of year with the longest night, many feel lonely and afraid.  It is a time when hope is most needed to be a light in the darkness.

We remember those who are absent.  We remember illness or disappointment or anxiety.  We remember the chaos of our world.

Whatever the reason, we come together seeking comfort and strength from each other and God.   This service of remembrance and the liturgy of candle lighting and sharing – of singing and quiet time – can be healing.

You are invited to bring family and friends to this service along with photographs or memorabilia of those whom you mourn. We hope you will find comfort in knowing you are not alone.

Everyone in the community is welcome.  Rev. Melodie Kimball will celebrate Holy Communion, open to all.

O Come, O Come,  Emmanuel

Advent starts on December 1, 2019, with our first lighting of the Advent Candle, as we prepare for the coming of the Christ Child.

Join us at 10 am worship service with Holy Communion on Sundays Dec 1-Dec 8-Dec 15-Dec 22 to get our hearts ready to welcome Jesus.

Get our Advent Calendar after the service.

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Annual BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS

Sunday October 6 ~ 10 a.m.

   

WHAT: St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Lebanon invites the community and their furry / feathered friends for a traditional BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS service.  Following the tradition of St. Francis, who is known for preaching to birds and other wildlife, we recognize the glory of God’s creation of all creatures great and small, offer thanks, and provide blessings.

HOW: Please bring animals restrained on a leash or in a carrier.  If your animal friend is not comfortable with people or animals, you can also bring a photo or stuffed animal to receive blessings.  Water and pet food will be available for animals; coffee hour reception for humans will follow the service.

Donations will go to Safe Haven and Heartland Humane Societies to benefit local animals..

WHERE:  St. Martin’s Church Parking Lot at the corner of Milton and Williams Streets, Lebanon.  Service will be outdoors.  There is convenient level parking, which is easily accessible.  Service will be outdoors, weather permitting.

Cost:  Free!

For more information, contact Sara Jameson at St. Martin’s Church office

5th annual Parking Lot Trunk Sale

Saturday, September 7, 9 am – 3 pm

           

WHAT:  Episcopal Church Women’s group of St. Martin’s is hosting their 5th Trunk Sale to support their community outreach programs including Lebanon Soup Kitchen, Personal Care Kits for the needy including Back to School Backpacks, Little Free Library for the neighborhood,  and more.

WHERE: St. Martin’s Church Parking Lot at the corner of Milton and Williams Streets, Lebanon.  Convenient level parking, easily accessible.

EXTRAS:  Kitchen items, clothes, plants, books, crafts, and MORE!  Come check it out.

Cost:  Free!

Supports local community projects:

  • Lebanon Soup Kitchen
  • Personal Care Kits for the needy
  • and more!

For more information, contact St. Martin’s Church office

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Join us for a Parish Potluck Picnic

and Family Fun & Games Night

with re-dedication of our refurbished Ellie Davis Memorial Community Playground,thanks to a Pentecostal Grant from the Diocese of Oregon.

Friday August 23, at 6 pm,

FREE and ALL ARE INVITED!

       

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For a respite from the busy world, we offer a Compline Service in the style of Taizé, with song, prayer, and meditation.

Sundays at 7:30 p.m.:  June 16, July 14, August 18, & September 22

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Annual Mid-Valley Ecumenical Eucharist & Picnic Sunday August 18, 2019, at 11 a.m.

at Timber Linn Park, Albany

Worship and share Holy Communion with others from local churches followed by a Pot Luck Picnic

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Annual Fundraiser

“Pretty in Pink” High Tea, 

Fun Fundraiser for Community Outreach by

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church Women’s Group

      • Style Show from Christopher & Banks, of Albany Heritage Mall
      •  Music by Ray Hendricks
      • Raffles & Door Prize
      • Delicious seasonal sweet and savory treats
      • Plus a wide selection of black and herbal teas

 Sunday April 28, 2-4 p.m. ….. $15.00

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Join us for HOLY Week services

April 14-21

as we remember Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem,
mourn his crucifixion,
and celebrate his resurrection on Easter

Sunday April 14  PALM SUNDAY

Worship with us at our Holy Communion Eucharist service at 10 am with Palm Procession and Passion Narrative to re-enact Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and his arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Receive a blessed palm cross.

 

Thursday April 18  MAUNDY THURSDAY

6 pm Agape Meal (or traditional communal feast) remembering Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples, by sharing some of the traditional foods of Jesus’ time, followed by 7 pm Holy Communion worship service, Stripping of the Altar for Good Friday, etc.

Friday April 19  GOOD FRIDAY

7 pm Stations of the Cross – Walk with Jesus through the stages of his procession to Calvary and his death on the cross; all-night Vigil.

Sunday April 21 Easter Sunday

HE IS RISEN! 

Celebrate the Joy of Jesus’ resurrection with worship at a Festival Eucharist Holy Communion Service at 10 am with flowers, bells, and the return of ALLELUIAS

Followed by Easter Egg hunt.

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Observe LENT with us

Lenten Readings, Weekly Discussion and Soup Supper – every Tuesday until Holy Week (Tues April 9) at 6 pm

Shrove Tuesday March 5 – Traditional Pancake Supper & Races – 5:30; benefits Rector’s Discretionary Fund for the Needy

Ash Wednesday March 6 – Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes at 10 am and again at 7 pm


COME ONE, COME ALL

FRIDAY FAMILY FUN NIGHT – January 25, 2019

6 pm- Potluck & BINGO!

A range of family friendly prizes

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“ONE BUCK SEMINARY” Discussion Group starts off 2019 with part 2 discussing the writings of Karen Armstrong.      

Saturday January 19, 8-9:30 AM, in the Parish Hall.

FREE and open to all.

Reading packet on “Gospel of Woman” available at the door.   Refreshments!

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Longest Night Service of Comfort: 

Friday December 21 @ 7 pm

     

Everyone is invited to light a candle and share in this Service of Comfort on December 21, the longest night of the year, when darkness increases the sadness many feel amid the excitement of the holidays.

People missing loved ones or burdened by illness or disappointment or anxiety can come together for comfort and strength from each other and God.   This time of remembrance and the liturgy of candle lighting and sharing – of singing and quiet time can be very healing.

Everyone in the community is welcome and encouraged to join us.  Rev. Melodie Kimball will celebrate Holy Communion, open to all.

You are invited to bring family and friends, light candles for those you miss, and show photographs or memorabilia. We hope you will find hope and comfort in knowing you are not alone.

Come Sing Christmas Carols with Lebanon Churches

       

Saturday December 8, 3 pm at Strawberry Plaza, 847 S. Main, Downtown Lebanon

Hot Chocolate will be provided!

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A Service for the Reverend Deacon Helen Richard will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 2 pm, at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Lebanon.  Reception follows.  ALL ARE WELCOME.

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ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL

are invited to our annual

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS service

Sunday October 7 at 10 am

on the grass outside the Parish Hall.  This service is in the tradition of St. Francis, who preached to the birds and other animals of God’s amazing creation.

Please bring your furry and feathered friends on a leash or in a carrier for everyone’s safety.  Photos or stuffed animals can be brought in place of animals who are not suitable for a gathering.

Leashes and pet food will be available for critters;  humans will have fellowship at coffee hour following the service.

Located at the corner of Milton & Williams Streets, the ample level parking lot provides easy access for all.

Donations will benefit the Safe Haven Humane Society.

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Annual TRUNK SALE – Saturday, Sept 8

                   

St. Martin Episcopal Church Women’s group is hosting their 4th Trunk Sale to support their community outreach programs including Lebanon Soup Kitchen, Personal Care Kits for the needy, Learning Perch Reading Program for second grade students at Sand Ridge Charter School, Little Free Library for the neighborhood,  and more.

Visit us at St. Martin’s Church Parking Lot at the corner of Milton and Williams Streets, Lebanon, with plenty of convenient level parking, easily accessible.  SPECIAL EXTRAS:  Children’s Clothes, display cases, plants, books, crafts, and MORE!  Come check it out.  Have fun, find treasures, and help the community.

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School Starts Soon — Blessing of the Backpacks

On Sunday, August 26, at the 10 am Holy Communion, we will pray for the students, teachers, and school supplies to get this new school year off to a good start. 

Supplies are available for any  who need them.  Donations will be taken for school children at the Lebanon Soup Kitchen

FAMILY FUN NIGHTS to celebrate Summer and ENJOY Family

Friday June 22, 6-8 PM – Free hot dogs and hamburgers, potluck, ALL ARE WELCOME.

Family-friendly games for children of all ages;  enjoy St. Martin’s playground and yard.  Plenty of easy parking at the corner of Milton & Williams Streets.

  

And mark your calendars for July 27 and August 24!

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Celebrate Pentecost and the Gift of the Holy Spirit

Sunday May 20, 10 am Holy Communion

                                              

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Join us for our annual TEA BY THE SEA! 

     Sunday April 15, 2-4 pm.

Fine Food, Fun, Fashion, & Friendship

Plenty of easy parking, and accessible entry. Tickets $15; Children 12 and under $10.
Advance Tickets recommended.

541-451-1159; stmartinslebanon@gmail.com.

In addition to a wide array of delicious sweets and savories, “Tea by the Sea” features

  • Style Show provided by Christopher and Banks, Heritage Mall, Albany, and Fashion Sense active wear from Independence

  • Tea Music by Keyboardist Ray Hendricks

  • Raffle baskets

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Come Join us for Palm Sunday and Easter

Palm Sunday March 25

  •  10 AM Palm Procession, Passion Readings, and Holy Communion here at St. Martin’s

Maundy Thursday Worship Service March 29 7 p.m.

  •  Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, S. Main Street, Lebanon. Holy Communion and Foot Washing. Rev. Melodie Kimball, homilist.

 Vigil at the Altar of Repose at St. Martin’s

  • Thurs night to Friday Morning; Sign up for a slot from 9 pm to 9 am

Good Friday Stations of the Cross Service March 30;

  • 7 pm, at St. Martin’s, Rev. Joel Schmitz from Our Saviour’s Lutheran,  preacher.

 Easter Sunday April 1; 10 AM –

  • Festival Mass with Flower Cross and Alleluias,  Easter Egg Hunt for Children follows the service.

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Join us for our One Buck Seminary Discussion led by Bishop Thornton

On Saturday March 17, 8-9:30 am, discussing the work of Rene Girard and Christianity

 Rene Girard

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Starting Sunday February 11 —> We invite you to join us with the daily GOOD BOOK CLUB readings during Lent and Easter.   Read more at this link>  Good Book Club 

And come discuss them at our The Good Book Club and Soup for Lent! 

6 pm. Parish Hall, 257 E. Milton. FREE.  Soup, Bread, and Discussion.

Tues Feb 20, Wed Feb 28, Tues March 6, Tues March 13, and Tues March 20.  Hope you join us!


February 13 – SHROVE TUESDAY ~ 5:30 at the Parish Hall. $5/person or $8/family.

Traditional Pancake Supper and Races: Fun for all ages, and raises funds for charity, put on by St. Martin’s Men’s Group.

                                                                             

February 14 – ASH WEDNESDAY –

Imposition of Ashes – 9:30 am and 7 pm services with Holy Communion

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

“One Buck Seminary”   

Our discussion group with Bishop John Thornton starts 2018 with Reinhold Niebuhr’s chapter on “The Relations of Christians and Jews in Western Civilization” on Saturday, Jan 13, at 8-9:30 in the Parish Hall.

ALL ARE WELCOME!  You can get a reading packet in the church office, or just come and participate anyway. Coffee and refreshments.

Did you know that Niebuhr wrote the famous Serenity Prayer? 

 

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Annual Longest Night Service – Thursday, December 21, 7 p.m.

Come light a candle and share in this Service of Comfort on December 21, the longest night of the year, when darkness increases the sadness many feel amid the excitement of the holidays.

People missing loved ones or burdened by illness or disappointment or anxiety can come together for comfort and strength from each other and God.   This time of remembrance and the liturgy of candle lighting and sharing – of singing and quiet time can be very healing.

Everyone in the community is welcome and encouraged to join us.  Rev. Melodie Kimball will celebrate Holy Communion, open to all.

You are invited to bring family and friends, light candles for those you miss, and show photographs or memorabilia. We hope you will find hope and comfort in knowing you are not alone.

Thursday, December 21, 7-8 p.m. Stay for coffee and fellowship afterwards.

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, corner of Milton and Williams Streets, Lebanon.  Easy parking in the lot.

 

 

Worship with us on Sunday Nov 12 St. Martin’s Day at 10 a.m.

We honor our Veterans and are proud to follow the example of St. Martin who did his duty as a Roman soldier and showed compassion on a beggar by giving away half his uniform cloak before later becoming bishop of Tours in France. Come worship with us Sunday at 10 a.m. to honor St. Martin’s example and meet Bishop Michael Hanley.

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Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 10 a.m.  Join us to celebrate the traditional Blessing of the Animals service

in honor of  St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals.  For the safety and comfort of animals, please bring them on a leash or in a carrier.  All are invited to stay after for fellowship coffee hour.  Any donations will go to assist animals affected by the hurricanes.

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Coming Saturday Sept 16, 8-9:30 a.m. in St. Martin’s Parish Hall:   “One Buck Seminary”

A lively free discussion group returns with Bishop John Thornton as discussion leader.  Our topic is St. Augustine, original sin, free will, etc.  A reading packet is available.  Here’s one of the items to read: Stephen Greenblatt’s essay from The New Yorker: One Buck – Sept 16 – St. Augustine

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St. Martin’s Annual Spring High Tea

WHAT:  “Tea Time”

To support their community outreach programs including Lebanon Soup Kitchen, Personal Care Kits, Learning Perch Reading Program, Little Free Library, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Venture Crew,  St. Martin’s Episcopal Church Women are holding their Annual Spring High Tea. 

WHEN: Sunday, April 23, 2017, from 2-4 pm

WHERE:  St. Martin’s Parish Hall at the corner of Milton and Williams Streets, Lebanon. Plenty of parking, and ADA accessible

EXTRAS: In addition to a wide array of delicious sweets and savories, the Spring High Tea features

  • “Name That Tune” competition and Lively Tea Music by Keyboardist Ray Hendricks
  • Raffles and door prizes

Tickets:  $12 from Church Office.  541-451-1159; stmartinslebanon@gmail.com

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Saturday April 1- Bonhoeffer Part 2:   “One Buck Seminary” discussion group
with Bishop John S. Thornton.    All are welcome.

WHEN – WHERE:  Saturday April 1, 8-9:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall
WHAT:                     Further Discussion of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s work in Germany during WW II
MATERIALS:         Same reading packet as before;  available now at St. Martin’s.

   

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Tuesday Feb 28:  5:30 p.m. Traditional Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
& Pancake Races hosted by St. Martin’s Men’s Group

Pancake Races have many categories, even Certificate of Participation, Most Flips, More Creative Flips, etc.   According to Wikipedia,

The most famous pancake race, at Olney in Buckinghamshire, has been held since 1445. The contestants, traditionally women, carry a frying pan and race over a 415-yard course to the finishing line. The rules are strict: contestants have to toss their pancake at both the start and the finish, as well as wear an apron and a scarf. Traditionally, when men want to participate, they must dress up as a housewife (usually an apron and a bandanna).  Here’s a picture from England.

  

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Ash Wednesday March 1:  Imposition of Ashes

9:30 a.m. Healing Prayers with Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes
7: 00 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

Here are the  readings for Ash Wednesday http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearABC/Lent/AshWed.html

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