Worship

Join us in Worship!  
So many options!
10 am Sunday mornings Holy Communion or Morning Prayer
with the YouTube video link posted on Monday if a recording was made
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7 pm Tuesday evening Compline Prayers in Zoom
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Our traditional10 AM Wednesday morning Healing Prayer in person
– is on Break  for now – watch for details when it returns- 

 

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Join us for Weekly Compline Evening Prayer On Tuesdays at 7 pm 
 * check your Tuesday 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  

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Wednesday Morning Healing Prayer
at 10 am in person – on Break – watch for details of a return

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Prepare ye the Way of the Lord!  o come, o come Emmanuel!
Sunday December 4, 2022 – 2nd Sunday of Advent
10 AM Holy communion with Rev. Debbie Vanover

Collect of the Day:   Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

We thank you Lord for all the blessings of this life, especially
this day for “peace,” wherever it is found. Kurt Vonnegut once
wrote: “Whoever understands peace simply as the absence of
war surely has not come to understand either one.” Peace is
waged; it is positive action exerted and experienced in life.
Received, it impacts us at our deepest levels; given, it rises
from those same levels. Passing the Peace is less a greeting
than a profound wish. May each of us know that peace in our
life and bring it to those our life touches in its dailyness. “Peace
I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth,
give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be
afraid.” (John 14:26–27)

Sunday November 27, 2022 – 1st Sunday of Advent
10 AM Holy Communion with Rev. Walter Gustav

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Collect of the Day Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life.   Amen

O come, O come, Immanuel,
and ransom captive Israel
that mourns in lonely exile here
until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel
shall come to you, O Israel.

Sunday November 20, 2022, Last Sunday after Pentecost

THANKSGIVING & IN-GATHERING

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Liturgy of the Word, 10 am with Kay Young, Presider & Homilist

Collect of the Day Almighty and gracious Father, we give you thanks for the fruits of the earth in their season and for the labors of those who harvest them. Make us, we pray, faithful stewards of your great bounty, for the provision of our necessities and the relief of all who are in need, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

2022-11-20 Thanksgiving Lit of Word (1)

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Sunday November 13, 2022, 23rd Sunday after Pentecost
St Martin’s Sunday

Liturgy of the Eucharist – 10 am, Rev. Tom Moehl – Presider & Celebrant

Collect of the Day: Lord God of hosts, you clothed your servant Martin the soldier with the spirit of sacrifice, and set him as a bishop in your Church to be a defender of the catholic faith: Give us grace to follow in his holy steps, that at the last we may be found clothed with righteousness in the dwellings of peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

2022-11-13 Order.of.Service-ST.MARTIN’S DAY Eucharist – Tom Moehl

   Isaiah 58:6–12       Psalm 15      Matthew 25:31-40    

 

Sunday November 6, 2022 – 22st Sunday after Pentecost

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All Saints Sunday 
Liturgy of the Eucharist – 10 am 
Rev. Deb Vanover – Presider & Celebrant

Collect of the DayAlmighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Scriptures:  and Service:
2022-11-06 Order.of.Service.Nov 6.2022-All Saints HC-Vanover (1)

Daniel 7:1-3,15-18
Psalm 149
Ephesians 1:11-23
Luke 6:20-31

Let us sing:  For All the Saints

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Sunday October 30, 2022 – 21st Sunday after Pentecost
Reformation Sunday – 10 am Liturgy of the Word
Sara Jameson – Presider and Homilist

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Collect of the Day: Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Today’s readings:  2202-10-30. Reformation Sunday (Liturgy of the Word) – Sara
  • Isaiah 1:10-18
  • Psalm 32:1-8
  • 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12
  • Luke 19:1-10

From Paul’s  2nd letter to the Thessalonians (2 1:1-4, 11-12)
….To this end we always pray for you, asking that our God will make you worthy of his call
and will fulfill by his power every good resolve and work of faith, so that the name of our
Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and
the Lord Jesus Christ. 

NOTE —  St Martin’s will celebrate All Saints Sunday on November 6thwith our traditional Clouds of Witnesses.  Pick up and complete a Cloud for each person you want to remember.

Get READY; Get SET:  Daylight Savings time ends Nov 6th!  If you forget to re-set your clocks, you’ll miss the Clouds of Witnesses.

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Sunday October 23, 2022 20th Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgy of the Eucharist – 10 am
Rev Christopher Craun – Presider & Celebrant

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Collect of the DayAlmighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Join Election Day Prayers online Nov. 8, 8 p.m. to midnight ET
Tune in via The Episcopal Public Policy Network Facebook page or The Episcopal Church Facebook page for a U.S. Election Day gathering hosted by the Office of Government Relations. Special guests from around the church will offer 10-15 minutes of reflection and prayer at the top of each hour. Viewers do not need a Facebook profile to participate.

At the top of each hour, special guests from around the church will offer 10-15 minutes of reflection and prayer. Participants are encouraged to engage in prayerful conversation in the comments. The gathering will also feature simple video feeds from parishes throughout the U.S.

Scheduled guests include Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and House of Deputies President Julia Ayala Harris.

“We welcome everyone as we reflect on this key process of our common life and on the importance of fair elections for our democracy. We hope many voters will join us that day to pray for our leaders, neighbors, and country.”

Sunday October 16, 2022 – 19th Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgy of the Eucharist – 10 am
Rev Deb Vanover –Presider & Celebrant

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Collect of the DayAlmighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession 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

Genesis 32:22-31  Psalm 121  |  
2 Timothy 3:14-4:5  |Luke 18:1-8

2022-10-16 Order of Service. – Eucharist – Vanover

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Sunday Oct 9, 2022 – 18th Sunday after Pentecost –
Liturgy of the Eucharist –  10 am
Rev Thomas Moehl – Presider & Celebrant

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Collect of the Day: Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. 

2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c   Psalm 111   2 Timothy 2:8-15   Luke 17:11-19

2022-10-09 Order of Service – Eucharist-Moehl

We remember Indigenous People on Monday October 10, and we pray

Creator, you bent the earth like a bow until it was one, round, shining planet. At your word the
land was drawn into mountains and tundra, forests and prairies; the waters were gathered together into rivers, lakes and seas. Many times, when people crossed these seas from other lands they broke the circle of your creation by their greed and violence and they shattered the lives of others. Creator renew the circle of the earth and turn the hearts of all people to one another; that they and all the earth may live and be drawn toward you through the love of Jesus Christ, who lives with you and the Holy Spirit in the circle of the Trinity, forever One. Amen

(A Prayer to the Four Directions, adapted and revised from the prayer used
at the National Cathedral, DC in A Celebration of Native American Survival Service, 1992)

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Blessing of the Animals
Sunday October 2, 2022 – 10 AM
with S. Kay Young
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A Prayer attributed to St. Francis 
Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. Grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.

Collect of the Day: Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. 

We thank you Lord for all the blessings of this life, especially this day for St. Francis and the animals. How we have come to depend on animals: for food, for domestic production, for transportation, and yes for companionship. We give thanks, Lord, for those we’ve come to rely on and pledge to give in return the care, support and companionship they need. To see them as partners on our life’s journey. Amen

Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4

Psalm 37:1-10

2 Timothy 1:1-14

Luke 17:5-10

2022-10-02 Blessing of Animals bulletin

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Sunday Sept 25, 2022 – 16th Sunday after Pentecost
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Karen Tiegs

Collect of the Day: O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen. 

Amos 6:1a,4-7

Psalm 146

1 Timothy 6:6-19

Luke 16:19-31

2022-09-25 Order of Service. – Eucharist (1)

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Sunday Sept 18, 2022 – 15th Sunday After Pentecost
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Walter Gustav

Collect of the Day: 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.

Amos 8:4-7

Psalm 113

1 Timothy 2:1-7

Luke 16:1-13

2022-09-18 Order of Service. – Eucharist & Dedication of Gospel Book (1)

National Hispanic Heritage Month. 

 Each year, the U. S. observes National Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize and celebrate the contributions and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans to our nation and society. Celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, it is an opportunity to remind the church that Latino ministry is not an outreach ministry. Latinos over the last five decades have brought their love of Jesus, passion for ministry, vibrant music, and energetic worship to our church–and with all that, an evangelistic spirit that breathes new life into The Episcopal Church:  Things to be thankful for and celebrate!  Let us Pray — 
O God, you have made of one blood all the people of earth,
but you have also richly blessed us with a world of many
languages, cultures and traditions. I thank you today for the
many contributions which Hispanic Americans have made – and
continue to make – to our great country. Enable us always to
learn from and appreciate each other. Make us even stronger as
one nation because of our diverse gifts and experiences. Enrich
our minds, bodies and spirits, we pray, as we celebrate together
on this beautiful day. Amen Amen.

Prayer for National Suicide Prevention Month – September
Creator, Redeemer, and Loving God, be with us, as we remember and grieve the loss of loved ones, who died of suicide. Grant them Your peace. Comfort us and strengthen us as we pray and care for all those who suffer from depression and hopelessness. Inspire us and guide us to reach out and help those who feel hopeless, depressed and alone. All these things we pray, in the name of Jesus. Amen
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Sunday Sept 11, 2022 -14th Sunday After Pentecost
10 am Liturgy of the Word with Br. Robert James, homilist and presider

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Collect of the Day: 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. 

Exodus 32:7-14

Psalm 51:1-11

1 Timothy 1:12-17

Luke 15:1-10

In remembrance of 9/11, let us pray

O Almighty God, who brings good out of evil and turns even the wrath of your children towards your promised peace: Hear our prayers this day as we remember those of many nations and differing faiths whose lives were cut short by the fierce flames of anger and hatred. Hasten the time when the menace of war shall be removed. Cleanse both us and those perceived to be our enemies of all hatred and distrust. Pour out the spirit of peace on
all the rulers of our world that we may be brought through strife to the lasting peace of the kingdom of your Son; Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Let us pray for Peace Among the Nations

 

Almighty God our heavenly Father, guide the nations of the
world into the way of justice and truth, and establish among
them that peace which is the fruit of righteousness, that they
may become the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Amen.
and For our Enemies

O God, the Father of all, whose Son commanded us to love
our enemies: Lead them and us from prejudice to truth:
deliver them and us from hatred, cruelty, and revenge; and in
your good time enable us all to stand reconciled before you,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Sunday Sept 4, 2002 – 13th Sunday after Pentecost, Labor Day Weekend

Liturgy of the Word with S. Kay Young

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Collect of the Day: 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. 

Deuteronomy 30:15-20

Psalm 1

Philemon 1-21

Luke 14:25-33

Please pray for students and teachers as they start school. Thanks to all for help with giving away school supplies to those who need them.

O Eternal God, bless all schools, colleges, and universities that they may be lively centers for sound learning, new discovery, and the pursuit of wisdom; and grant that those who teach and those who learn may find you to be the source of all truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Sunday Aug 28, 2022
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Tom Moehl

Collect of the Day: 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. 

Sirach 10:12-18Psalm 103:1-8Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16‘  Luke 14:1, 7-14
2022-08-28 Order of Service – Eucharist-Moehl

In our world we pray especially for:

the people of Ukraine and Tigray and all threatened by oppressors
Refugees around the world – recent and those stuck in camps for years
Those threatened by floods and fires and the brave fire fighters, emergency responders, wildfire teams helping them
Health care & aid workers Teachers and students
Victims of violent acts and their families
the deceased and homeless
We pray for peace and justice in the world

 

Annual Ecumenical Eucharist returns~
Mass in the Grass –
11 am Holy Communion
Timber-Linn Park, Albany, OR

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Sunday Aug 14, 2022 ~
Holy Baptism & 
Holy Eucharist
10 am, Rev. Walter Gustav, Celebrating

Collect of the Day: Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who
lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Isaiah 5:1-7      Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18   Hebrews 11:29-12:2   Luke 12:49-56   

NOTE — NEXT WEEK:  Sun Aug 21st – Mass in the Grass,  the Ecumenical Eucharist for Lebanon and Albany churches, will be held at 11 am at Timber Linn Park, Albany.  There will be No service at St Martin’s that day.

We thank you Lord for all the blessings of this life, especially for WATER – the Water of Life in Baptism, which appears as RAIN: Some places seem to get too much, while others are in extreme drought. Both make us realize it’s importance in our lives and the life of our world. We thank you, Lord, for its lifegiving/life-sustaining quality. 

 

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Sunday Aug 7, 2022 ~ 9th Sunday after Pentecost
10 am Liturgy of the Word, S. Kay Young, Homilist

Collect of the Day: 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. 

Readings: 2022-08-07 Order of Service (Liturgy of the Word)
Genesis 15:1-6; Psalm 33:12-22; Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16; Luke 12:32-40

Sunday July 31, 2022 – 8th Sunday after Pentecost
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Tom Moehl

Collect of the Day: 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. 

Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23 Psalm 49:1-11  |  Colossians 3:1-11Luke 12:13-21

2022-07-31 Order of Service – Eucharist-Moehl

We thank you Lord for all the blessings of this life, especially for Ray Hendrick’s gift of music: years of “making a joyful noise to the Lord,” and leading in worship, sharing freely his gifts. You have blessed
us through him, and we pray that in his and Pat’s future they are blessed as he has blessed us.

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 Sunday July 24, 2022 – 7th Sunday after Pentecost
10 am Holy Eucharist – Rev A.J. Buckley, Celebrant

Collect of the Day: 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.

Scriptures:  Genesis 18:20-32    Colossians 2:6-15, 16-19    Psalm 138     Luke 11:1-13

2022-07-24 Order.of.Service (Eucharist).July 24 2022

We thank you Lord for all the blessings of this life, especially for those who follow St. Luke, the physician and healer, bringing comfort and healing to us all.

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Sunday July 17, 2022 – 6th Sunday after Pentecost 
10 am Liturgy of the Word ~  Kay Young, preaching

 Collect of the Day: 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 forever. Amen.

Scripture Readings:  Genesis 18:1-10a  |Psalm 15  | Colossians 1:15-28  Luke 10:38-42  
Order of Service:  2022-07-17 Order of Service (Morning Prayer)

We thank you Lord for all the blessings of this life, especially for
the gift of patience, which we receive — it seems — not often
enough. Patience: that ability to step back from the feelings of
the moment and consider a larger picture of relationships,
values, and goals. Patience: that space between the beatings of
the heart, where oxygen freshens cells and life is regenerated.
We thank you God for patience! When we have it, a real gift of
grace! And God, we are especially thankful for your patience
with us.

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5th Sunday after Pentecost ~ July 10, 2022 – 10 am Holy Communion
with Rev. Debbie Vanover Presiding and Homily by Brother Robert James OSB ECC

Collect of the Day: 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 forever. Amen.

Scripture:  Deuteronomy 30:9-14 |  Psalm 25:1-9    | Colossians 1:1-14  | Luke 10:25-37

Read the Order of Service:  2022-07-10 Order of Service (Eucharist)

We thank you Lord for all the blessings of this life, especially for
the Church’s (and our) saints. Tradition is sometimes described
as “Peer-pressure from the dead.” But in the company of saints,
we behold models of faith “lived out loud” and learn that such is
not only possible but always an option. “I sing a song of the
saints of God, patient and brave and true. Who toiled and fought
and lived and died for the Lord they loved and knew. And one was
a doctor, and one was a queen, and one was a shepherdess on
the green. They were all of them saints of God and I mean, God
helping to be one too.” (Hymnal #293)

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4th Sunday after Pentecost ~ July 3, 2022
10 am Holy Communion with Bishop +John S. Thornton

 

Collect of the Day: Lord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders of this country won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn: Grant that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 Scripture Readings  and Order of Service : 2022-07-03 Order of Service (Eucharist)

Deuteronomy 10:17-21

Psalm 145 or 145:1-9

Hebrews 11:8-16

Matthew 5:43-48

 We bid your prayers this week: 2022-07-03 We Bid Your Prayers
We thank you Lord for all the blessings of this life, especially for
the love of country. Nations are one of the communities in
which each of us lives out our faith, and love of country is a
reminder that we live in and for things beyond ourselves. But the
United States was founded in ideals and dreams even beyond
itself, and while at times not at its best, it reaches for the best,
and at its high points have been a beacon well beyond borders.
H. Richard Niebuhr reminds us: “Pilgrims are persons in motion
passing through territories not their own, seeking something we
might call completion, or perhaps the word clarity will do as well,
a goal to which only the spirit’s compass points the way.”

 

2nd Sunday after Pentecost ~ June 19, 2022
10 am Holy Communion with Bishop +John S. Thornton

Collect of the Day: 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 loving­-kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and everAmen.

Scripture Readings and the Bulletin 2022-06-19 Order of Service (Eucharist)

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TRINITY SUNDAY – June 12, 2022
10 am Holy Communion with Bishop +John S. Thornton

Collect of the Day: 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

2022-06-12 Order of Service (Eucharist)

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PENTECOST SUNDAY – June 5, 2022
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Tom Moehl


COME HOLY SPIRIT, COME!

Collect of the Day:   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  

Sunday, May 29, 2022 ~ 7th Sunday of Easter, Last Sunday before Pentecost
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Debbie Vanover

Collect of the Day:   O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Read the Bulletin 2022-05-29 Order of Service (Eucharist)

Sunday May 22, 2022 ~ 6th Sunday of Easter
10 am Liturgy of the Word, with Homily by
Kay Young

Collect of the Day:   O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Sunday May 15, 2022 ~ 5th Sunday of Easter
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Walter Gustav

Collect of the Day Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 Scripture Readings: Acts 11:1-18  Revelation 21:1-6  John 13:31-35  Psalm 148

May 8, 2022 ~ 4th Sunday of Easter
Good Shepherd Sunday & Mother’s Day
10 am Holy Communion with Bishop +John S. Thornton presiding and Br. Robert James, OSB, preaching

Collect for the Day:   O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Scriptures:  Acts 9:36-43   Revelation 7:9-17   John 10:22-30   Psalm 23

Some Coming Events

        • Tues May 10 – 7 pm – Compline in Zoom

        • Wed May 11-  10 am Healing Prayer 

        • Sat May 14 – 9:30 am ECW Meeting

          • 11 am Memorial for Robin Barrett at River Park, Grant St.

        • Wed May 18 – 2:30 Laundry Love – we can always use quarters

        • Sat May 28 – Diocesan ECW Spirituality Day in Wilsonville. Read more here https://ecw-diooregon.org/1591-2/ 


May 1, 2022 ~ 3rd Sunday of Easter
10 am Holy Communion with Bishop +John S. Thornton

Collect of the Day:  O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Scripture Readings Acts 9:1-6, (7-20);   Revelation 5:11-14;   John 21:1-19;   Psalm 30

Coming Events

  • Tues May 3 – 7 pm – Compline in Zoom
  • Wed May 4–  10 am Healing Prayer
  • Sat May 7 – 9:30 One Buck Seminary
  • Sun May 8 – Mother’s Day – 10 am Holy Communion; homily by Br. Robert James

We thank you Lord for all the blessings of this life, especially for the bread of life, including all the wonderful bread donated to feed our brothers and sisters in Christ, the Sheep of Jesus.

April 24, 2022 – 2nd Sunday of Easter
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Debbie Vanover

Collect of the Day:  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.

Scripture Readings Acts 5:27-32;    Revelation 1:4-8;   John 20:19-31;   Psalm 118:14-29  or Psalm 150

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Alleluia, The Lord is Risen Indeed
April 17, 2022 ~ Easter Sunday
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10 AM Holy Communion with Rev. Walter Gustav Presiding and Rev. Tom Moehl Preaching

The Collect of the Day: O God, who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Scripture Readings:  Acts 10:34-43    or Isaiah 65:17-25 ;   1 Corinthians 15:19-26     or Acts 10:34-43:   John 20:1-18    or Luke 24:1-12;    Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

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Palm Sunday– April 10, 2022

10 am Holy Communion with Bishop +John S. Thornton
With Dramatic Reading of the Passion Narrative

   Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord,  Hosanna in the Highest

 The Collect:  Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Liturgy of the Palms:  Luke 19:28-40  /  Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29

The Liturgy of the Word:  Isaiah 50:4-9a  /  Philippians 2:5-11  /  Luke 22:14-23:56   or Luke 23:1-49  /   Psalm 31:9-16

Events of the Passion and Holy Week

  • Tues April 12:  5 pm “Maundy Tuesday Holy Communion and Foot Washing with Bishop +John Thornton   and then   7 pm – Compline in Zoom
  • Wed April 13:  7 pm YOUR INNER MONK – in Zoom with Brother Robert James, OSB
  • Thurs April 14:  All night prayer watch– see Kay Young for details to sign up
  • Fri April 15:  Noon – Stations of the Cross with Brother Rob, OSB

○      Good Friday Offering from The Episcopal Church – the traditional Episcopal church-wide offering supporting the four dioceses of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East through a Good Friday Offering.

  • Sun April 17:  10 am EASTER Holy Communion with Rev. Walter Gustav Presiding and Rev. Tom Moehl Preaching. 

Sunday, April 3, 2022 ~ 5th Sunday in Lent
10 am Holy Communion
with Bishop +John S. Thornton

The Collect for Today:  Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Scripture Readings:  Isaiah 43:16-21  /  Philippians 3:4b-14  /  John 12:1-8  /  Psalm 126
READ the Service:  Order.of.Service.April3.2022

Sunday, March 27, 2022 ~ 4th Sunday in Lent
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Walter Gustav Presiding
and Homily by Kay Young

Collect for today: Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Today’s Scripture Readings  Joshua 5:9-12   2 Corinthians 5:16-21     Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32      Psalm 32
Bulletin: Order.of.Service.March27.2022

Prayer for Ukraine ~ God of peace and justice, We pray for the people of Ukraine today. We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons. We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them. We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions. Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them. We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen. 
– Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury and Archbishop Stephen Cottrell of York, Church of England

Sunday, March 20, 2022 ~ 3rd Sunday in Lent
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Debbie Vanover Presiding
and Homily by Brother Robert James, OSB

Collect for Today:  Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 Scripture this week:  Exodus 3:1-15 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Luke 13:1-9  |Psalm 63:1-8
And Bulletin:  Order.of.Service.Mar20.2022

We will also bless our Table of St. Joseph after the service. 

Next Sunday, March 20, after church, we will bless a St. Joseph’s Table, traditional for the ending of hard times, and in this case the ending of the mask mandates, the coming of spring, and the return of our coffee hour. Brother Robert James, OSB, who will be preaching, brings us this new tradition. You are welcome to bring breads, desserts, fruits, or money for the Table, if you like. After church, we will bless the Table, have fellowship time again, and share in the feast. We hope to have an over-abundance of food, to donate to FISH and the Lebanon Soup Kitchen and our feeding ministry as well. ALL ARE WELCOME.
St. Joseph is the patron saint of immigrants, workers, unborn children, refugees, fathers, and craftspeople, among others. According to tradition, the practice of creating large food altars, or St. Joseph’s Tables, dates to the Middle Ages, when there was a severe drought and famine in Sicily. The peasants prayed to St. Joseph, and when the rains arrived, they organized a celebration in his honor.
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Sunday March 13, 2022 ~ 2nd Sunday in Lent
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Walter Gustav Presiding
and Homily by Shirley Bushnell

Collect for Today:  O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Scriptures Genesis 15:1-12,17-18    Philippians 3:17-4:1     Luke 13:31-35     Psalm 27
READ:  Order.of.Service.Mar13.2022

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Sunday March 6, 2022-
First Sunday in Lent
10 am Holy Communion with Bishop +John Thornton

Collect for today: Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Scripture Readings:    Deuteronomy 26:1-11  |  Romans 10:8b-13  |  Luke 4:1-13   Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16

Read  Order.of.Service.March6.2022 (2)   and Watch  https://youtu.be/JE810btn4d0 

The Diocese shares these ways to assist Ukrainians from Oregon:

  • Continue to pray for Ukraine and those in danger.
  • Collect for Peace from the BCP: Almighty God, kindle, we pray, in every heart the true love of peace, and guide with your wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth, that in tranquility your dominion may increase until the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
  • The Oregonian published this article with ways that Oregonians are supporting Ukrainians from home.
  • Episcopal Relief and Development is working closely with Action by Churches Together Alliance (ACT Alliance) to provide assistance, as well as utilizing their International Disaster Response Fund. You can find out more about making a donation here.

 

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Sunday February 27, 2022 –
Last Sunday after the Epiphany
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Wally Gustav

Collect for Today:  O God, who before the passion of your only ­begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Scriptures for TodayExodus 34:29-35  |  2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2  |  Luke 9:28-36, [37-43a]  |  Psalm 99    and Read hereOrder.of.Service.Feb27.2022

 

We start LENT with a traditional SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER on March 1 at 4:30


ASH WEDNESDAY Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes at noon on March 2.    Remember: During LENT, we put away the ALLELUIAS! 
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Sunday February 20, 2022
10 am Liturgy of the Word ~ Homily by Jim Rutledge

Collect O Lord, you have taught us that without love whatever we do is worth nothing: Send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts your greatest gift, which is love, the true bond of peace and of all virtue, without which whoever lives is accounted dead before you. Grant this for the sake of your only Son Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Order.of.service.Feb20.2022

February 13, 2022 ~ 6th Sunday after The Epiphany

10 am Holy Communion with 
The Rt. Rev. Diana Akiyama, Bishop of Oregon

Collect for today:  O God, the strength of all who put their trust in you: Mercifully accept our prayers; and because in our weakness we can do nothing good without you, give us the help of your grace, that in keeping your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 Scripture Readings:  Jeremiah 17:5-10   1 Corinthians 15:12-20   Luke 6:17-26        Psalm 1

VISITATION – ST. MARTIN, LEBANON – FEBRUARY 13.2022

February 6, 2022 ~ 5th Sunday after Epiphany
10 am Holy Communion ~ Bishop +John S. Thornton

Collect:  Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins, and give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Readings:  Isaiah 6:1-8, [9-13]     1 Corinthians 15:1-11    Luke 5:1-11    Psalm 138
Order.of.service.Feb6.2022

 

January 30, 2022 ~ 4th Sunday After Epiphany
10 am Holy Communion Bishop +John S. Thornton

Collect of the day: Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and everAmen.

Scriptures  Jeremiah 1:4-10;   1 Corinthians 13:1-13;  Luke 4:21-30;  Psalm 71:1-6
Order.of.Service.Jan30.2022  

TODAY WE WELCOME AND BLESS our new Vestry to empower them for service in the coming year and thank them.

 

January 23, 2022 – 3rd Sunday After Epiphany
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Walter Gustav

Collect for Today:  Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.    

Scripture:  Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10    1 Corinthians 12:12-31a    Luke 4:14-21    Psalm 19

Order.of.Service.Jan23.2022

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SAVE THE DATE: The Rt. Rev. +Diana Akiyama, Bishop of Oregon, will visit St. Martin’s on February 13 to celebrate Holy Communion at 10 am. We look forward to meeting her! She will baptize anyone (child or adult) wishing to be baptized or renew their baptismal vows, and she will also receive people officially into the Episcopal Church.

January 16, 2022 ~ 2nd Sunday after Epiphany
10 am Holy Communion Rev. Debbie Vanover

Collect for Today:  Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.   Readings:  Isaiah 62:1-5  1 Corinthians 12:1-11  John 2:1-11    Psalm 36:5-10

Order.of.Service.Jan16.2022

January 9, 2022 ~ Epiphany & the Baptism of Jesus
Holy Communion 10 am with Bishop Thornton
Homily by Jennifer Moody

The Collect for today: Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlastingAmen.

 Lessons Isaiah 43:1-7   Acts 8:14-17   Luke 3:15-17, 21-22   Psalm 29
Order.of.Service.Jan9.2022

January 2, 2022 ~ 2nd Sunday after Christmas
Holy Communion with Bishop Thornton

The Collect for today: O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 Lessons: Ephesians 1:3-6,15-19a  Matthew 2:1-12 * Psalm 84 or 84:1-8
READ here:  Order.of.Service.Jan2.2022                         View Here:

We pray for all the departed, especially Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa;

December 26, 2021 ~ 1st Sunday After Christmas
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. AJ Buckley, was canceled due to snow

The Collect for today Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Scriptures: Isaiah 61:10-62:3  *   Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7  *  John 1:1-18  *  Psalm  147:13-21

Order.of.Service.Dec26.2021

December 26 is traditionally the Feast of St. Stephen, one of the original disciples, one of seven deacons appointed by the Apostles to distribute food and charitable aid to poorer members of the community in the early church. He is known for having argued for a fairer distribution of welfare to the Greek-speaking widows. As the first martyr of the church, on his Feast Day, one traditionally gives alms to the poor.  “Good King Wenceslas” is a Christmas carol that tells a story of a Bohemian king braving harsh winter weather to give alms to a poor peasant on the Feast of Stephen. During the journey, his servant is about to give up the struggle against the cold weather, but is enabled to continue by following the king’s footprints, step for step, through the deep snow. The legend is based on the life of the historical Saint Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia (907–935). IMAGE CREDIT By Gryffindor – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,  https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14769571

Christmas Eve, 3 pm Carols and Holy Communion
with Rev. AJ Buckley

Collect: Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Scriptures:  Isaiah 61:10-62:3 * Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7 * John 1:1-18 * Psalm 147:13-21  Order.of.Service.ChristmasEve.2021

         

December 19, 2021 – 4th Sunday in Advent
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Walter Gustav

Collect for Today:  Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

ScriptureMicah 5:2-5a Canticle 15 Luke 1:39-45, 

Order.of.Service.Dec19.2021

                             

Sunday December 12, 3rd Sunday of Advent
O come, o come Emmanuel
10 am Holy Communion with Bishop Thornton

The Collect for today (Presider and celebrants)Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

Scripture: Zephaniah 3:14-20;   Philippians 4:4-7  Luke 3:7-18;   Canticle 9

READ here — Order.of.Service.Dec12.2021   and VIEW Here:  

  • Sat Dec 18: 9:30 Greening of the Church – we need greens and many hands!  Fir, pine, juniper, holly, etc. Please come to share in the Greening of St. Martin’s.  We are making some modifications in our decorating this Christmas, but many helpers make sharing our greening an enjoyable time of fellowship.  All experienced and inexperienced helpers are welcome! Help set up the Creche in front of the altar; Star and rays of light behind the altar, Bells; Lights along walls from front to back; Window sills decorated with greenery and candles. Please give yourself the gift of preparing our church for the coming of the Christ Child once again.

Sunday December 5, 2nd Sunday of Advent
O come, o come Emmanuel
10 am Holy Communion with Bishop Thornton

The Collect for today (Presider and celebrants):  Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 ReadingsBaruch 5:1-9;   Philippians 1:3-11  Luke 3:1-6  Canticle 16                Order.of.Service.Dec5.2021

  •  Tues Dec 7 Evening Compline 7 pm in Zoom
  • Wed Dec 8 Ecumenical Advent Evening worship at 7 pm — Watch for link in email 

Sunday November 28, 1st Sunday of Advent
O come, o come Emmanuel
10 am Holy Communion with Bishop Thornton

We are starting a new Liturgical Year, C, and lighting our traditional Advent Wreath.  Find the prayers and hymns in the booklet in the pew rack.  Readings for todayJeremiah 33:14-16 ; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13Luke 21:25-36Psalm 25:1-9
Watch here:   Preview YouTube video Sermon Nov 11 2021

The Collect for today (Presider and celebrants):   Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
In addition to our usual Tuesday night Compline in Zoom, we invite you to worship with the Ecumenical Advent Wednesday Evening Zoom service on Dec 1, 8 and 15. It will be 30 – 45 minutes long. Zoom Link (will be the same each week and come out in the weekly email.)

Sunday November 21, 2021
Christ the King Sunday
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. AJ Buckley

Collect:  Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.  

Lessons    2 Samuel 23:1-7   Psalm 132:1-13 (14-19)   Revelation 1:4b-8   John 18:33-37

READ HERE – Order.of.Service.Nov21.2021

 

Sunday November 14, 2021
St. Martin’s Sunday
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Deb Vanover

Collect: Lord God of hosts, you clothed your servant Martin the soldier with the spirit of sacrifice, and set him as a bishop in your Church to be a defender of the catholic faith: Give us grace to follow in his holy steps, that at the last we may be found clothed with righteousness in the dwellings of peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 And because St. Martin is the patron saint of Veterans, on this Veterans’ Sunday, we pray for our Veterans, and thank them for their service BCP p. 839

O Judge of the nations, we remember before you with grateful hearts the men and women of our country who in the day of decision ventured much for the liberties we now enjoy. Grant that we may not rest until all the people of this land share the benefits of true freedom and gladly accept its disciplines. This we ask in the Name of Jesus Christ our LordAmen.

Here is the link:  https://youtu.be/HoEkwbVv9l4
Preview YouTube video Sermon Nov 14, 2021

 

Preface for St. Martin  O Almighty God, who hast compassed us about with so great a cloud of witnesses: Grant that we, encouraged by the good example of thy servant Martin., may persevere in running the race that is set before us, until at length, through thy mercy, we may with him attain to thine eternal joy; through Jesus Christ, the author and perfecter of our faith, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Story of St. Martin:

In 1997 the US Army Quartermaster Corps established the Military Order of Saint Martin, with a medal for service.  Saint Martin, whose name comes from Martem Tenens (one who sustains Mars), was born in Hungary during the reign of Emperor Constantine, in the 4th century. Drafted into the Roman Army at age 15, he later became a member of the royal cavalry guard. It was while he was campaigning in Gaul, as an 18-year-old tribune, stationed in Amiens, that the famous legend of Saint Martin and the beggar took place.

 One bitterly cold day a beggar, naked and shivering, came near his station. Martin, like all the other soldiers, was in armor, but over his iron plated suit he wore a large military cloak. As none of his companions took notice of the beggar, Martin cut his cloak in two with his sword and gave half of it to the beggar. That night Christ appeared to him in a vision, dressed in the parted cloak, and commended the young soldier for his charity.

Saint Martin — the official patron saint of the Quartermaster Corps — is usually pictured on horseback dividing his cloak with the beggar; the image of Saint Martin as a Soldier-Provider offers a fitting symbol for Logistics Warriors charged with SUPPORTING VICTORY now and for all time. We celebrate St. Martin’s Day on November 11, Veterans Day,

Sunday November 7, 2021 –
ALL SAINTS SUNDAY

Welcome Rev. Walter Gustav,
10 am Holy Communion in person

 Collect for All Saints: Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

 Scripture readings for All Saints Sunday:

O Almighty God, who by thy Holy Spirit hast made us one with thy saints in heaven and on earth: Grant that in our earthly pilgrimage we may ever be supported by this fellowship of love and prayer, and may know ourselves to be surrounded by their witness to thy power and mercy. We ask this for the sake of Jesus Christ, in whom all our intercessions are acceptable through the Spirit, and who
liveth and reigneth for ever and ever. 

For in the multitude of your saints you have surrounded us with a great cloud of witnesses, that we might rejoice in their fellowship, and run with endurance the race that is set before us; and, together with them, receive the crown of glory that never fades away. Amen.

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Sunday October 31, 2021 – Reformation Sunday

Bishop +John Thornton’s message of the Way of Love:  https://youtu.be/L7Yoqp_-sA0

Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession 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.

 Scriptures:  Ephesians 2:8-10 ~ Psalm 46 ~ Gospel of Mark 12:28-34
Order.of.Service.Oct31.2021

On Reformation Sunday, remembering October 31 in 1517 when Martin Luther in Germany announced reforms to the Roman Catholic Church, we also recall the establishment of the Church of English as it set its course away from Rome.    https://www.episcopalchurch.org/who-we-are/history-episcopal-church/

Martin Luther is also remembered as the author of the well known Hymn A Mighty Fortress is our God, listen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4EoLm3_luM

 

Sunday October 24, 2021 – 22nd after Pentecost 
Come join us at 10 am for Holy Communion with Rev. Debbie Vanover

The Collect for today 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.

Scripture Readings:  Jeremiah 31:7-9 Psalm 126;  Hebrews 7:23-28;   Mark 10:46-52

Praying this week!  Tuesday 7 pm Zoom Complin

    
and Wednesday 9:30 am Healing Prayer in person
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Sunday Oct 17, 2021 – 21st Sunday after Pentecost
Come join us at 10 am for the Lord’s Supper
with Bishop John S. Thornton

The Collect for today Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession 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.

 Scripture Readings:  Hebrews 5: 105: Psalm 92; Gospel of Mark 10:42-45.  Order.of.Service.Oct17. 2021  WATCH Here:  https://youtu.be/dXNZZG0LkAE

Preview YouTube video Sermon Oct. 17, 2021     

 

Wed October 20 –   Healing Prayers at 9:30 am at church

Sunday October 10, 2021 – 20th Sunday after Pentecost
Welcome S. Kay Young and Doug Young,
10 AM Liturgy of the Word

                                                                        

Collect:  Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Readings for Today :   Job 23:1-9, 16-17  and  Psalm 22:1-15  and  Hebrews 4:12-16  and Mark 10:17-31

Bulletin: Order.of.Service.Oct10.2021

Next Week Sunday October 17:  Holy Communion 10 am with Bishop Thornton

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Sunday October 3, 2021 –
19th Sunday after Pentecost
10 am Lord’s Supper with
Bishop +John s. Thornton

The Collect for today:  Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings:     Job 1:1; 2:1-10   Psalm 8   Mark 10:2-16        
Read the BulletinOrder.of.Service.Oct3.2021
View the Video:    https://youtu.be/dXNZZG0LkAE   

Stay after the Service for the
ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
at Noon with Pastor Sarah Schaffner of
Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
 

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 Sunday September 26, 2021- 18th Sunday after Pentecost
10 am Holy Communion with Bishop +John S. Thornton

Today’s Collect: O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings assigned for today:  and read the service Order.of.Service.Sept26.2021

Psalm 19:7-14  and  James 5:13-20  and Mark 9:38-50

 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, *
O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.

Sunday September 19, 2021 – 17th Sunday After Pentecost

10 am Holy Communion with Bishop +John Thornton and Rev. Tom Moehl, Retired Vicar of Christ the King on the Santiam Episcopal Church

Note:  Due to the Covid Surge, the Diocese of Oregon requires masks for everyone on church property, whether vaccinated or not, inside AND outside.

The Collect:  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.

Watch here – our playlist has all our services — https://youtu.be/rMpv2HFl0gg
 

Readings=   Proverbs 31:10-31  and Psalm 1   and James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a  and  

Mark 9:30-37   and  Order.of.Service.Sept19.2021 (1)

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Sunday September 12, 2021 ~
20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attack 
10 am Liturgy of the Word
with
Kay and Doug Young

 Note:  Due to the Covid Surge, the Diocese of Oregon requires masks for everyone on church property, whether vaccinated or not, inside AND outside.

Collect:  O Almighty God, who brings good out of evil and turns even the wrath of your children towards your promised peace: Hear our prayers this day as we remember those of many nations and differing faiths whose lives were cut short by the fierce flames of anger and hatred. Hasten the time when the menace of war shall be removed. Cleanse both us and those perceived to be our enemies of all hatred and distrust. Pour out the spirit of peace on all the rulers of our world that we may be brought through strife to the lasting peace of the kingdom of your Son; Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Lessons:      Bulletin: Order.of.Service.Sept12.2021  and Sermon 9-12-2021 The Beatitudes and 9-11-Kay.Young

  • Isaiah 61:1-4
  • Psalm 31:1-5,19-21
  • Romans 8:31-39
  • Gospel of Matthew 5:1-10

A pastoral word from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on 20th anniversary of September 11 ~  “As followers of Jesus, and with our siblings in other faith traditions, we place great value on the act of remembrance. As we reflect on the solemn anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, we remember many loved ones lost and first responders who put their lives at risk, modeling the sacrificial love of Jesus, who said: ‘No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.'” Continue reading here.  Bishop Curry will deliver a blessing and sermon on September 11 and 12.

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Sunday September 5, 2021
10 am Holy Communion
with Bishop +John Thornton

Note:  Due to the Covid Surge, the Diocese of Oregon requires masks for everyone on church property, whether vaccinated or not, inside AND outside.  Please practice social distancing.  Also note, that Holy Communion is in one kind only, the Bread.

The Collect: 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. 

View the Service here:

Readings     Isaiah 35:4-7a   and Psalm 146   and   James 2:1-10, [11-13], 14-17     and 

Mark 7:24-37
Read the Service Here:  Order.of.Service.Sept5.2021

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life, especially because “In Christ there is no east or west, in him no south or north, but one great fellowship of love, throughout the whole wide earth.”

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Sunday August 29 – 14th Sunday after Pentecost
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Debbie Vanover

Collect: 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.

Readings for today:   Song of Solomon 2:8-13      and  Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10  
James 1:17-27    and   Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Read and follow along here:  Order.of.Service.Aug29.2021
View here:   https://youtu.be/0efnz3wRork

 
 

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Sunday August 22, 2021 ~
13th Sunday after Pentecost
10 am Liturgy of the Word
with Br. Finn Coll Buckley

Collect:  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.

Readings for August 22:    Joshua 24:1-2a,14-18    and Psalm 34:15-22
Ephesians 6:10-20  and John 6:56-69

Read the service here:  Order.of.Service.Aug22.2021

 

Sunday August 15, 2021
12th Sunday after Pentecost
10 am Holy Communion indoors
with Rev. Wally Gustav
view link here: https://youtu.be/nlm2g1W6Ask

Collect Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Readings :  Proverbs 9:1-6   and   Psalm 34:9-14  ;  Ephesians 5:15-20   and  John 6:51-58

  • We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life, especially for community partnerships with fellow churches so that we can all serve you in Jesus’ name
    Please thank them! See a partial list below
  • Our Saviour’s Lutheran gave $700 toward outreach ministry for people with unstable housing
  • Lebanon Nazarene has partnered on bills for car parts
  • Lebanon Mennonite gave $157 for Laundry Love monthly ministry
  • The manager at AutoZone has given us discounts on car parts for our ministry.
  • Our Saviour’s Lutheran has given us some wooden frames for raised garden beds.

Sunday August 8, 2021 – Celebrating the Feast of the Transfiguration with Morning Prayer 10 am

Collect for the Feast of the Transfiguration (August 6):  O God, who on the holy mount revealed to chosen witnesses your well-beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistening: Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the disquietude of this world, may by faith behold the King in his beauty; who with you, O Father, and you, O Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings for August 8:   2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33  and  Psalm 130 
Ephesians 4:25-5:2  and John 6:35, 41-51

Order.of.Service.Aug8. 2021

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Sunday August 1, 2021 – 10th Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Communion at 10 am with Bishop +John S. Thornton
Watch recording here on YouTube: https://youtu.be/faXBR7oZawo

Collect  ~ 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. 

A READING FROM THE GOSPELS (John 6 verse 27 and verse 35)
Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.” …… Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

 Scripture readings Appointed for August 1  2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a   and  Psalm 51:1-13

Ephesians 4:1-16  and John 6:24-35  and   Order.of.Service.August1.2021

 COVID-19 and masks update:  Those attending church are recommended to wear masks indoors.  On July 27, Bishop Akiyama shared this update discussing the COVID-19 guidelines for reopening churches which had been released in May.  Now, with the prevalence of the Delta variant, the Oregon Health Authority released a recommendation for universal mask use for all public indoor settings for everyone, including those who have been vaccinated (you can find that update here). This update overrides our guidelines.  Therefore the Diocese of Oregon recommends universal mask use for all public indoor events. 

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July 25, 2021 – 9th Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Communion at 10 am with Rev. AJ Buckley
and Commissioning of the newly elected Vestry

Recording of Today’s Service:

 
Preview YouTube video Sermon July 25, 2021

 

Scripture readings:  2 Samuel 11:1-15   and  Psalm 14  and Ephesians 3:14-21  and  John 6:1-21
Order.of.Service.July25.2021

Celebrant and People say together
Almighty God, look with favor upon these people who have now affirmed their commitment to follow Christ and to serve in his name. Give them courage, patience and vision; and strengthen us all in our Christian vocation of witness to the world and of service to others; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

In the name of this congregation, I commission you for this work, and pledge you our prayers, encouragement, and support. May the Holy Spirit guide and strengthen you, that in this, and in all things, you may do God’s will in the service of the kingdom of Christ. Amen.

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July 18, 2021 ~ 8th Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Communion 10 am with Rev. Debbie Vanover

The Collect ~ 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.

 
This week’s Scripture readings :  2 Samuel 7:1-14a  and  Psalm 89:20-37   and  Ephesians 2:11-22

Mark 6:30-34, 53-56   and Order.of.Service.July18.2021-HC 

 

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July 11, 2021 ~ 7th Sunday after Pentecost
Welcome Kay and Doug Young, and thank you for leading us in worship –

indoors in-person at 10 am! Watch here https://youtu.be/17zk20zmapw

Collect ~ 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.

Scripture Readings   and Order.of.Service.July11.2021.Rev
2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19
Psalm 24
Ephesians 1:3-14
Mark 6:14-29

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July 4, 2021 6th Sunday after Pentecost
Welcome to In-person Indoor Holy Communion at 10 am with Bishop +John S. Thornton
 
 https://youtu.be/ogh9c3zk8UA

Collect for Today:  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.

 Scripture Readings:  Ezekiel 2:1-5  + Psalm 48  Mark 6:1-13; Order.of.Service.July4.2021

Prayers for the Nation Lord God Almighty, you have made all the peoples of the earth for your glory, to serve you in freedom and in peace: Give to the people of our country a zeal for justice and the strength of forbearance, that we may use our liberty in accordance with your gracious will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


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June 27, 2021 ~ 5th Sunday after Pentecost
 

The Collect:  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.

Thank you, Pastor Wally for leading us in worship  https://youtu.be/ypsblqbnwF0  and Order.of.Service.June.27.2021

                                                   

Scripture Readings
2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27
Psalm 130
2 Corinthians 8:7-15
Mark 5:21-43

 We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life, especially for God’s Circles of Love which are wide enough and long enough to welcome everyone.

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June 20, 2021 ~ 4th Sunday after Pentecost

Collect:  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 loving-kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.                             
Thank you, Rev. AJ+ LINK  https://youtu.be/9VXGekBG8Q8
Order.of.Service.June20.2021-final

                                                 

Lectionary Readings Track 1    1 Samuel 17: (1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49  and Psalm 9:9-20
         2 Corinthians 6:1-13  and Mark 4:35-41

A Father’s Day Prayer

We give our thanks, Creator God, for the fathers in our lives. Fatherhood does not come with a manual, and reality teaches us that some fathers excel while others fail. We ask for Your blessings for them all – and forgiveness where it is needed. This Father’s Day we remember the many sacrifices fathers make for their children and families, and the ways – both big and small – they lift children to achieve dreams thought beyond reach.

So too, we remember all those who have helped fill the void when fathers pass early or are absent – grandfathers and uncles, brothers and cousins, teachers, pastors and coaches – all the men who reveal your love one day at a time, best as they are able. For those who are fathers, we ask for wisdom and humility in the face of the task of parenting. Give them the strength to do well by their children and by You, day by day. In Your Holy name, O God, we pray. Amen. 

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June 13, 2021 ~ 3rd Sunday After Pentecost

Indoor In-person Service at 10 am
with Kay Young and Doug Young

YouTube video Sermon June13, 2021

 

Lectionary Readings from Track 1
1 Samuel 15:34-16:13
Psalm 20
2 Corinthians 5:6-10,[11-13],14-17
Mark 4:26-34

 We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life, especially for our young people, who have shown such courage with their studies through this difficult school year. We are so proud of their accomplishments.  
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Saturday June 19 = Juneteenth Celebration Saturday 10 am Morning Service by the
PNW Union of Black Episcopalians

Juneteenth is an historical event which changed the history for people of African ancestry who, for generations, were subjugated to chattel slavery in the United States. Freedmen were illegally retained as enslaved persons in Texas two (2) years beyond Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. General Order No. 3 announced in Galveston, Texas enforced the right to freedom for African Americans who never received the news.  

The service is led by The Rev. Ernestein Flemister who has been Rector at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Grants Pass, Oregon since August 2018. Rev. Flemister is a graduate of Bexley Hall Seminary and previously served as the Rector of St. James House of Prayer in Tampa, Florida.  Contact them for the Zoom link:  https://stlukesgrantspass.org/

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June 6, 2021 ~ 2nd Sunday after Pentecost


Parking Lot Service at 10 a.m. with Bishop +John Thornton; 
Link to recording:  https://youtu.be/kH-tFBfWOE0    Sermon June 6, 2021

The Collect: O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your inspiration we may think those things that are right, and by your merciful guiding may do them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Lectionary for June 6   and   click here for the Order.of.Service.June6.2021

1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:14-15)   or  Genesis 3:8-15
Psalm 138  or Psalm 130
2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1
Mark 3:20-35

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TRINITY SUNDAY May 30, 2021


Collect for Trinity
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.

Thank you Rev. AJ+ for leading us in Worship
https://youtu.be/qvDhLg_NxiU

 Scripture Readings for Trinity

Isaiah 6:1-8
Romans 8:12-17
John 3:1-17
Psalm 29

 Memorial Day ~ Monday May 31

We remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms which millions enjoy every day.  For all who serve the cause of freedom and peace, please cover them and their families with your sheltering grace and presence.   Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of power and mercy, you destroy war and put down earthly pride. Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears. Keep in your mercy those men and women who have died in the cause of freedom and hold them in your kingdom of justice and peace. We ask this through Jesus Christ our LordAmen.

We pray for those in the Armed Forces of our Country
Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad. Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

We pray for Peace
Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of Peace, as children of one Father; to whom be dominion and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

We pray for Peace Among the Nations
Almighty God our heavenly Father, guide the nations of the world into the way of justice and truth, and establish among them that peace which is the fruit of righteousness, that they may become the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

We pray for our Enemies
O God, the Father of all, whose Son commanded us to love our enemies: Lead them and us from prejudice to truth: deliver them and us from hatred, cruelty, and revenge; and in your good time enable us all to stand reconciled before you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

“A Mighty Fortress is our God
A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing
Our Helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing
For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe
His craft and pow’r are great, and, armed with cruel hate
On earth is not his equal….

  “Eternal Father Strong to Save”

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bid’st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea….

…O Trinity of love and power,
Our brethren shield in danger’s hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe’er they go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.


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Sunday May 23, 2021 ~ PENTECOST
In-Person Holy Communion with Rev. Debbie Vanover ~ 10 a.m. ~ 
Wear Red! Masked and distanced.

Collect for Pentecost – 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.

Scripture Readings for Pentecost   and Order.of.Service.PENTECOST.2021

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life, especially for the gift and inspiration of the HOLY SPIRIT giving us strength and energy to follow Jesus.


Sunday May 16, 2021 ~ Ascension Sunday and 7th Sunday of Easter

The Collect:  O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
Thanks to Carolyn Brown, Sara Jameson, and Jim Rutledge for leading us in worship   https://youtu.be/H3KX6gXkz_8    Preview YouTube video Sermon May 16 2021

Scripture Readings   and Order.of.Service.May16.2021

We pray for all the departed, those who have died of violence and COVID, and especially here among us Ken Christ and others in our hearts.   May light perpetual shine upon them.

 Almighty God, we remember before you today your faithful servants; and we pray that, having opened to them the gates of larger life, you will receive them more and more into your joyful service, that, with all who have faithfully served you in the past, they may share in the eternal victory of Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sunday May 9, 2021 ~ Mother’s Day and 6th Sunday of Easter

The Collect:  O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

                                   Thanks to Wendy Fierro and Sara Jameson for leading us in worship.

View Video here — https://youtu.be/pyFw57q9gSg 
and read here —
Order.of.Service.May.9.2021

Scripture Readings

IN LOVING MEMORY OF KEN CHRIST – Longtime devoted member of St. Martin’s.  All are invited to the outdoor Graveside Memorial Service for Ken Christ – Tuesday May 11 at 1:30 pm at the IOOF Odd Fellows Cemetery, north of Lebanon on Highway 20, just past the Lebanon Hospital, turn right into the cemetery by the gas station.  For GPS, the actual address is 37295 Cemetery Rd, Lebanon, OR 97355.  Bishop +John Thornton will preside.
 

Almighty God, we remember before you today your faithful servants; and we pray that, having opened to them the gates of larger life, you will receive them more and more into your joyful service, that, with all who have faithfully served you in the past, they may share in the eternal victory of Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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Sunday May 2, 2021 ~ Parking Lot Church 10 a.m.

Thank you, Bishop +John and Jan for leading us in worship. 
Parking Lot Church @ 10 AM – Please park facing the church, and stay in your cars. If you plan to run your car engine to keep the radio going, please park with the car’s back to the cherry trees.  Tune your car radio broadcast to 92.1 FM. Note: There is an earlier recording made inside- see link https://youtu.be/wTAfDfZpxPg

The Collect: Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.  
and  Order.of.Service.May.2.2021

Scripture Readings for May 2, 2021  

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life, especially for Jesus Christ, the One True Vine.  May we always grow as branches of that vine and let our light so shine before the world that they may see our good works and give glory to our Father in heaven.

Good Shepherd Sunday, April 25, 2021
The Collect: O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Thank you to Rev AJ+ and Br Finn for leading us in Worship today. https://youtu.be/-lEwuoR-wNQ

                           

Scriptures for Sunday and    Order.of.Service.April.25.2021

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April 18, 2021Collect:   O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Scripture Readings for April 18 and  Order.of.Service.April.18.2021

Thank you Rev. Debbie for leading us in person Holy Communion. click here https://youtu.be/W7EF0uZrASE

We pray for all who have died:
Almighty God, we remember before you today your faithful servants; and we pray that, having opened to them the gates of larger life, you will receive them more and more into your joyful service, that, with all who have faithfully served you in the past, they may share in the eternal victory of Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Second Sunday of Easter, April 11, 2021

Collect for Today:  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.

Thank you, Kay and Doug Young, for leading us in Worship this week: Sermon 04 11 2021https://youtu.be/MjD9WBzqLyE

                         
 The Order of Service is here and it is included in the envelope if you receive our postal mail.  Order of Service.April11.2021

In the world-wide Anglican cycle of prayer, we pray this week for the Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean.  In our Diocese of Oregon, we pray this week for St David of Wales, St Gabriel the Archangel, Parish of St John the Baptist, and St Michael & All Angels; all of Portland. In our city of Lebanon, we pray this week for the Church of the Nazarene, Crowfoot Baptist Church and Family Bible Fellowship. As always, we also pray for our Jewish and Muslim siblings from our common ancestors Abraham and Sarah, and for all who seek God.  We pray continually for our health care workers and caregivers, teachers, essential workers, first responders, fire fighters, National Guard, police, and military personneland for their families, especially for Sam’s father who is still working on the fires.  Keep them safe and thank them for their service.

Scripture Readings for April 11


Resurrection Sunday, Easter!  
The Lord is Risen Indeed, Alleluia, Alleluia
April 4, 2021, 10 AM Parking Lot Church

Collect for Today:   O God, who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Thank you Bishop +John and Janylee for leading us in Worship

A recording of the Service made before Sunday is available on our YouTube Playlist here:   https://youtu.be/x_EZIy7EJXg       and here is the:  Order.of.Service.Easter.2021

Scripture Readings Set for Easter

Sing along with us:   “Jesus Christ is Risen Today” 
“How Great Thou Art”

Let us pray. O God of unchangeable power and eternal light: Look favorably on your whole Church, that wonderful and sacred mystery; by the effectual working of your providence, carry out in tranquillity the plan of salvation; let the whole world see and know that things which were cast down are being raised up, and things which had grown old are being made new, and that all things are being brought to their perfection by him through whom all things were made, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday,
March 28, 2021 – 10 AM Parking Lot Church 
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!  Hosanna in the Highest!

Parking Lot Church – Please park facing the church, and stay in your cars –  Receive a program, blessed Palm Cross and Holy Week materials. Tune your car radio broadcast to 92.1 FM.  
Note: There will NOT be a recording to view later.

Thank you Rev. AJ and Br. Finn for leading us in Worship!
   

Collect for Today: Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings:
 
The Liturgy of the Palms  :  Mark 11:1-11  and Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
 The Liturgy of the Word :  Isaiah 50:4-9a;  Philippians 2:5-11;   Mark 14:1-15:47;  and 
Psalm 31:9-16


A Collect for Lent : Almighty God, may we, by the prayer and discipline of Lent, enter into the mystery of Christ’s sufferings; that by following in the Way, we may come to share in the glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


FREE  Lenten Organ Recitals at First United Methodist, Albany, Oregon – Online!  https://www.albanymethodist.org/music-2/lenten-organ-recitals/  Sundays 3:00 – 3:30 pm. 

Sunday, February 28: Mindy Kleinman
Sunday, March 7: Amy Isted
Sunday, March 14: Annette Upton
Sunday, March 21: Beverly Ratajak
Sunday, March 28: Eric McKirdy    

Sunday, March 21, 2021,
5th (and Last) Sunday in Lent

Collect for TodayAlmighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Thank you, Rev. Debbie, for leading in-person Holy Communion; 
Link to Video of In-Person service here https://youtu.be/Qj8lG45mvwc
Scripture Readings for Today  &  Order.of.Service.March21.2021

Sunday, March 14, 2021, 4th Sunday in Lent

The Collect for Today:  Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 Thank you, Kay Young and Doug Young, for leading us in worship!

Click here to watch the video — https://youtu.be/HFzLuqwyXNA    and    Order.of.Service.Mar14.2021-Kay.Young   

 Scripture Readings for Today
Numbers 21:4-9
Ephesians 2:1-10
John 3:14-21
Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22

Sunday March 7, 2021
3rd Sunday in Lent

The Collect for Today:  Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Thank you Bishop +John and Janylee Thornton for leading us in Worship today.


click here for the service https://youtu.be/i0BRGKE3mvI
Order of Service:  Order.of.Service.Mar7.2021-Bp.Thornton
Lessons:

Sunday Feb 28, 2021
2nd Sunday in Lent

The Collect for Today:  O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Thank you, Rev AJ+, for leading us in worship today.

Scripture Readings for Today and  Order.of.Service.Feb28.2021-Rev.AJ
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
Romans 4:13-25
Mark 8:31-38
Psalm 22:22-30

Sunday Feb 21, 2021
1st Sunday in Lent

The Collect ~Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Thank you, Rev. Debbie! 
Recording during Sunday In-Person service = https://youtu.be/WI1Z1mYJ4vQ

Scripture Readings for Today  ~  And  ~   Order.of.Service.Feb21.2021-Rev.Deb

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life, especially for the 40 days of Lent, that we may spend the time in meditation and reflection, connecting more closely with Jesus’ journey through the wilderness, as our own struggles with the world, on our way with Him to Jerusalem.

Sunday Feb 14, 2021
Last Sunday after Epiphany ~ Transfiguration

Collect of the Day:  O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.
Thank you, Kay and Doug Young
Order of Service=   
Order of Service.Feb14.2021-KayYoung
and  Link = https://youtu.be/HthLWwGSURI

Scripture Readings for Today

  • “Remember [the wonderful memories in your life]… but don’t become Peter. Don’t build booths there to live. Those transfiguring moments are all around. They show us who we are and invite us to transform. These moments are happening all around us, all the time.  God shows up and does things through us! That glowing picture wasn’t just a transformative time for my sister, but for a lot of us. If we spend all of our time gazing at the images and memories, we can get lost and miss our transfiguration. Take time to live a Holy Lent, Look for luminous love around you…”

Click to open this document for some ideas for observing a meaningful Lent:  An Invitation for Lent, 2021  

In recognition of Black History Month and Blessed Absalom Jones

In honor of Black History Month (February) and Blessed Absalom Jones, the first African American priest in the Episcopal Church, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has invited Episcopalians everywhere to deepen our participation in Christ’s ministry of reconciliation by engaging with and supporting Episcopal Historically Black Colleges and Universities, known as HBCUs.  Absalom Jones will be celebrated in Evening Prayer on Sunday February 21 at 3 pm in ZOOM, hosted by the Pacific Northwest Union of Black Episcopalians. 
           “As we approach February, the remembrance of the Blessed Absalom Jones, the first African-American priest in the Episcopal Church, we have a unique opportunity to celebrate his memory and to honor the witness of two schools that continue to form new leaders,” Bishop Curry said. “In honor of Jones’ commitment to advancing the education of African Americans and promoting the development of African American leaders in all areas of life, the Episcopal Church is delighted to designate Saint Augustine’s University and Voorhees College as the beneficiaries of the 2020 Feast of Absalom Jones offerings.”  Donations are accepted at   episcopalchurch.org/givehbcus   or text GIVEHBCU to 41444. For more information, contact Cecilia Malm, Development Officer or call (212) 716-6062. Or sent to St. Martin’s and we can forward your donation.
https://www.episcopalchurch.org/bulletins/bulletin-insert-epiphany-5-b-absalom-jones-offering-february-7-2021/

Sunday, Feb 7, 2021, 5th Sunday after Epiphany

Collect of the Day:  Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins, and give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Thank you, Bishop +John Thornton and Janylee Thornton

https://youtu.be/yWYStT2SuAg    and    Order.of.Service-Feb7.2021.Bp.Thornton

BLESSED ABSALOM JONES
In honor of Black History Month (February) and Blessed Absalom Jones,
the first African American priest in the Episcopal Church, Presiding Bishop
Michael Curry has invited Episcopalians everywhere to deepen our
participation in Christ’s ministry of reconciliation by engaging with and
supporting Episcopal Historically Black Colleges and Universities, known as
HBCUs. Absalom Jones will be celebrated in Evening Prayer on Sunday February 21 at 3
pm in ZOOM, hosted by the Pacific Northwest Union of Black Episcopalians. Zoom link to come.

January 31, 2021, 4th  Sunday after Epiphany

Collect of the Day: Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

https://youtu.be/as_LeWdONnk  
And read the service and sermon here:  Order.of.Service-Sun.Jan31.2021-RevAJ

Scripture Readings

Prayer for St. Martin’s 
God of Love, open our eyes and ears
to perceive you at work
in creation, the church, and our parish.
Fill our hearts with your love
that we may reach out in love to others.
Stir up our imagination with your Holy Spirit
that we may find new ways to live into life with you.
Give us a vision of your mission
that we may share your love and your spirit
in all the places where we work and play and worship you.
In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.

Collect of the Day:  Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Thank you Sara and Carolyn for leading us in worship today.

Video:  Note: While we SAID January 17 in the video, this is actually the service for Jan 24. https://youtu.be/Pi4nTRjJRG8
Order of Service: Note:  The top of page SAYS Jan 17 but is actually for Jan 24 
Order.of.Service-Sun.Jan24.2021-Sara+Carolyn

Scripture Readings
Jonah 3:1-5, 10
1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Mark 1:14-20
Psalm 62:6-14

Prayer for Peace (BCP p. 815) ~~ Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of Peace, as children of one Father; to whom be dominion and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

Sunday, January 17, 2021 ~ 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany

Collect of the Day Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Welcome Rev. Deb Vanover and thank you for leading Holy Communion in person!
Occupancy is limited, and reservations are being taken.  
The link for the recorded YouTube is here https://youtu.be/5c4_MWfeo5U

You can read the service and the sermon here: Order.of.Service-Sun.Jan17.2021-Rev.Deb

Scripture Readings
1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20)
1 Corinthians 6:12-20
John 1:43-51
Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17

Pray for our country. Oh God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your son. Look now with compassion on the entire human family; and particularly this part of the family, in the United States, and those in our nation’s capital; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Sunday, January 10, 2021 ~ 1st Sunday after Epiphany

Collect of the Day: Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Welcome Kay and Doug Young, and thank you for leading us in worship.

Read the service: Order of Service.Jan10.2021-Kay.Young
Watch here: https://youtu.be/nJgvTC1jlY0

Scripture Readings
Genesis 1:1-5
Acts 19:1-7
Mark 1:4-11
Psalm 29

From Presiding Bishop Michael Curry:  A prayer for our nation, praying first from the prayers that accompany Morning Prayer:

Save your people, Lord, and bless your inheritance;
Govern and uphold us now and always.

Day by day we bless you;
We praise your name forever.

Lord, keep us from sin today;
Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.

Lord, show us your love and mercy;
For we put our trust in you.

In you, Lord, is our hope;
And we shall never hope in vain.

     – Morning Prayer II, Book of Common Prayer, p. 98

Let us pray:

Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that all peoples may be gathered together under the banner of the Prince of Peace, as children of one God and Creator of us all; to whom be dominion and glory, now and forever.
     – For Peace, Book of Common Prayer, p. 815

 Oh God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your son. Look now with compassion on the entire human family; and particularly this part of the family, in the United States, and those in our nation’s capital; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
     – For the Human Family, Book of Common Prayer, p. 815

On this day and at this moment, we pray for our nation. We ask God to heal us, to show us the way to healing, to show us the way to be one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Sunday January 3, 2021 ~ 2nd Sunday after Christmas  

Collect of the Day:     O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Welcome Bishop Thornton and thank you for leading us in Worship.  Watch here:  https://youtu.be/0X8OuehMg34     and read here: Order.of.Service-Jan3.2021.Bp.Thornton 

 Scripture Readings

Next In-Person Worship is Sunday January 17.  Call Carolyn Brown to make your reservation.

Sunday, December 27, 2020,

1st Sunday after Christmas.  

Collect of the Day:  Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. 

Thank you, Rev AJ for leading us in Worship! :   https://youtu.be/SllpHs_m5H4

Scripture Readings and Order of Service:  Order of Service.Dec27.2020-Rev.AJ

Wishing you all a blessed Christmas Season, and thanks to all who helped with Christmas Eve Zoom Carols and prayers. 

Order of Service.Christmas.Eve.2020

Sunday, December 20, 2020

4th Sunday in Advent ~ LOVE

Collect of the Day:  Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Welcome Rev. Debbie Vanover, and thank you for leading us in Worship in Person

 Click the link to the YouTube video of Sunday’s in-person service here

 Order of Service-Dec.20.2020-Rev.DebVanover-Advent4B

Scripture Readings

Coming this week:                                         

Monday December 21 – 7 pm LONGEST NIGHT SERVICE – special LIVE ZOOM with Rev. Carol+ Sedlacek.  Light a candle to hold back the darkness.  

Thursday December 24 – 7 PM – Christmas Eve LIVE ZOOM.  Sing carols and rejoice!

Sunday, December 13, 2020

3rd Sunday in ADVENT – Gaudete – Rejoice always!  Pray without ceasing.

Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

Welcome Kay and Doug Young, and thank you for leading us in worship.

View today’s service : https://youtu.be/psFCqjz-Ioo

 Read today’s service : Order of Service.Dec13-Advent3B-Kay.Young

 Scripture Readings

A Prayer for the Transition Process at the Diocese

“Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10

Spirit of the living God, come among us and guide us as we seek to know your will for us in the Diocese of Oregon as we get ready to install our new Bishop-elect the Rt. Rev. Diana Akiyama.  May we listen deeply to your voice as we meet and discern with those who have stepped up to identify themselves and their gifts in leadership among us.  May we find in all the voices that we hear, that still small voice leading us to deeper understanding of your will in each of our lives and providing us with the power to carry that out in your Church and your World.  Amen.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

2nd Sunday in ADVENT – Comfort Ye My People

Collect for Second Sunday in Advent ~ Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Welcome Bishop +John Thornton and John Thornton Jr. and thank you for leading us in worship 

Scripture Readings

Read:  Order of Service.Dec6-Advent2B-BpT  and View: https://youtu.be/IoWwOJeoxO0

In the world-wide Anglican cycle of prayer, we pray this week for the Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain. In our Diocese of Oregon, we pray for St David of Wales, St Gabriel the Archangel, Parish of St John the Baptist, St Michael & All Angels; all of Portland.  And please pray for our Diocesan staff and our new Bishop Elect Diana Akiyama as she starts her work in Oregon.  In our city of Lebanon, we pray especially this week  for St John’s Lutheran Church and St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.  As always, we also pray for our Jewish and Muslim neighbors and for all who seek God.

Advent Blessings as we Wait and Watch and Pray for the Coming of our long awaited Christ Child!

Sunday November 29, 2020

Collect for the Day:   Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

Welcome Rev. AJ Buckley, Carolyn Brown, and Sara Jameson and thank you for leading us in worship this week. The link to the YouTube video of today’s service:   https://youtu.be/VzK2JQGjO7U  

Scripture Readings for today:  Isaiah 64:1-9   +   1 Corinthians 1:3-9   +  Mark 13:24-37    +  Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18.  Order of service and sermon:  Order of Service.Nov29.2020-Advent1B (1)

Lighting the Advent Wreath

Lector: Today is the First Sunday of Advent, in which we recall the hope we have in Christ.

God told Abraham that through him all the nations of the world would be blessed, because he trusted and put his hope in God. The Old Testament spoke of the coming of Christ, of how a Savior would be born, a king in the line of King David. He would rule the world wisely and bless all the nations. We too believe in God’s promise to send Jesus again to this world to establish his kingdom upon the earth.

The first purple candle is lighted, as the Leader continues.

Hope is like a light shining in a dark place. As we look at the light of this candle we celebrate the hope we have in Jesus Christ. Let us pray.

People: God of Abraham and Sarah and all the Patriarchs of old, you are our Father too. Your love is revealed to us in Jesus Christ, Son of God, and Son of David. Help us in preparing to celebrate his birth, and to prepare for when he comes again, to make our hearts ready and to place our hope in you. Help us today and every day to worship you, to hear your word, and to do your will by sharing your hope with others. We ask it in the name of the one who was born in Bethlehem. Amen.

Verse 1 of ‘O come, o come, Emmanuel’ Hymn 56 

O come, O come, Immanuel, and ransom captive Israel that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear.  Refrain: Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel shall come to you, O Israel

Sunday, November 22, 2020 Last Sunday of Pentecost

CHRIST THE KING

Collect of the Day:   Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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

The link to the YouTube video of today’s service: https://youtu.be/mr1mrmOx7yw 

Read The Order of Service: Order of Service-Nov.22.2020.RevAJ

Psalm: 100 Jubilate Deo

1 Be joyful in the LORD, all you lands; *

serve the LORD with gladness and come before his presence with a song.
2 Know this: The LORD himself is God; *

he himself has made us, and we are his; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
3 Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise; *

give thanks to him and call upon his Name.
4 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; *

and his faithfulness endures from age to age.

Scripture Readings

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
Psalm 100
Ephesians 1:15-23
Matthew 25:31-46

November 15, 2020 – 24th Sunday After Pentecost

Collect of the Day:  Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,  one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.                                                                     Welcome Kay and Doug Young and thank you for leading us in worship.

The link to the YouTube video of today’s service: https://youtu.be/a-b6-ysOjWY

The Order of Service with sermon Order of Service.Nov15.2020-Kay.Young  

Scripture Readings

Judges 4:1-7
Psalm 123
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Matthew 25:14-30

Pray always and everywhere!  In the world-wide Anglican cycle of prayer, we pray this week for the Church of Ceylon/Sri Lanka. In our Diocese of Oregon, we pray for St John the Evangelist, Milwaukie; St Hilda, Monmouth; and St Michael/ San Miguel, Newberg; and St Stephen, Newport. In our city of Lebanon, we pray especially this week for New Hope Church, Old Time Religion Tabernacle and Our Saviour’s Lutheran. As always, we also pray for our Jewish and Muslim neighbors and for all who seek God

~ ~ ~ You are always close in our hearts.  Reach out and phone someone you haven’t talked to for a while – help them feel remembered and loved. ~ ~ ~

Sunday November 8 Celebrating St. Martin’s Day (Nov 11)

Collect of the day Lord God of hosts, you clothed your servant Martin the soldier with the spirit of sacrifice, and set him as a bishop in your Church to be a defender of the catholic faith: Give us grace to follow in his holy steps, that at the last we may be found clothed with righteousness in the dwellings of peace; 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 and Bruce Shepley.  Thank you for leading us in worship   https://youtu.be/9EfTUX6Vsmo     &   Order.of.Service.Nov.8.2020-Canon.Neysa.1

Scripture Readings for St. Martin’s Day

St. Martin is the patron saint of soldiers and veterans, and it is appropriate that his Saint Day is also Veteran’s Day, when we honor and thank those who have given their lives to protect our country.  While Martin was a soldier in the Roman army and stationed in Gaul (modern-day France), he experienced a vision, which became the most-repeated story about his life. One day as he was approaching the gates of the city of Amiens, he met a scantily clad beggar. He impulsively cut his military cloak in half to share with the man. That night, Martin dreamed of Jesus wearing the half-cloak he had given away. He heard Jesus say to the angels: “Martin, who is still but a catechumen, clothed me with this robe.” (Sulpicius, ch 2). In another version, when Martin woke, he found his cloak restored to wholeness. The dream confirmed Martin in his piety, and he was baptised at the age of 18.[read the whole story in Wikipedia]   

May we follow Martin’s example to take care of the poor and needy!

Sunday November 1, 2020 ALL SAINTS DAY

Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Welcome Bishop John and Jan Thornton and Camille ~ thank you for leading us in worship this week ORDER OF SERVICE.Nov1.2020-ALL.SAINTS.BpThornton  

 

Scripture Readings for ALL SAINTS Sunday

Revelation 7:9-17
Psalm 34:1-10, 22
1 John 3:1-3
Matthew 5:1-12

Sing along:  

I Sing a Song of the Saints of God https://youtu.be/zpTI7S1rrPM 
For all the Saints https://youtu.be/AQSLwJtkUd0

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life, especially for the great Cloud of Witnesses, the many Saints of God, who show us how to live with you into your work and your glory.  Let us Sing a Song of the Saints of God.  This includes those working with our outreach ministry.  Thanks to God for the Diocesan funding of our ongoing Ministry.

Sunday, October 25, 29020 – Reformation Sunday

Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. 

–>   Welcome Pastor Wally & Mary Gustav and thank you for leading us in worship this week

Follow the service here Order of Service.Oct.25.2020-PWGustav.final     

and watch here: https://youtu.be/IyDu8Xh03o4

Scripture Readings accorded to Sunday:

Exodus 33:12-23
Psalm 99
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Matthew 22:15-22

We pray for our nation in this election season: We come together, asking God for courage and wisdom, thanking God for love and joy. As we move toward the election of leaders for the United States, may we all join in a season of prayer, committing to offer to God our fears and frustrations, our hopes and dreams.  A novena is an ancient tradition of nine days of devotional prayers, often with a specific intention. In this case, we pray for discernment in voting and for the well-being of our nation.

 Sunday, October 18, 2020,  20th Sunday after Pentecost 

 Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession 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 Kay Young and thank you for leading us in worship this week

See today’s service:  “Render to God” https://youtu.be/SWQ3dzrQ04k

Links to Scripture Readings for today and pdf of Order of Service: Order of Service-Oct.18.2020-Kay.Young

Our year has certainly been one of challenges – the covid-19 pandemic, forest fires, and the loss of life and what many of us hold dear. It is not easy to think of gratitude during these stressful times. Yet there are small ways we all might give thanks and share those thanksgivings with others. The Episcopal Church United Thank Offering has developed a November Gratitude Challenge that includes suggestions for you to practice at home to grow a more grateful heart. You can participate as much as you want; a booklet has been created to guide you through the month. You may also share your thoughts on line or by contacting others. The booklet, coloring cards, literature and more is located on the website at https://episcopalchurch.org/united-thank-offering 

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

Sunday, October 11, 2020, 19th Sunday after Pentecost 

Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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

The video of today’s service:  https://youtu.be/Hr23ISmX9L8  plus the Order of Service & Sermon: Order of Service-Oct.11.2020-Rev.DebVanover

Scripture Readings accorded to today:  Exodus 32:1-14;  

Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23
Philippians 4:1-9
Matthew 22:1-14

 And another resource from Rev. Debbie that you may find interesting and relevant:   Https://churchanew.org/brueggemann/the-golden-calf-and-2020

Heavenly Father, you have promised to hear what we ask in the Name of your Son: Accept and fulfill our petitions, we pray, not as we ask in our ignorance, nor as we deserve in our sinfulness, but as you know and love us in your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Sunday October 4, 2020

Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

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

 Here’s the link to the YouTube video of today’s service: https://youtu.be/5ONYamEHwEg  

Read the Service and Sermon here Order of Service+Sermon-Oct4.2020

 Scripture Readings accorded to today:

Isaiah 5:1-7
Psalm 80:7-14
Philippians 3:4b-14
Matthew 21:33-46

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life, especially for the invisible angels who bring food and supplies to the kitchen and for our guests who come to be fed, allowing us to serve them in Jesus’ name.

Sunday September 27, 2020

Today’s Collect:   O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Welcome  – Pamela Lyons-Nelson and David Young, Diocesan Commission on Poverty and Homelessness. and thank you for leading us in worship this week

Here’s the link to the YouTube video of today’s service: https://youtu.be/IExD_EzShvA
And here’s the service and sermon to read along:  Order of Service+Sermon-Sept.27.2020-Pamela.LN
For more information about Sunday’s Q & A and Frequently Asked Questions on Oregon’s Universal Health Care, please see the Resources Page of this website.

Regularly Appointed Scripture Readings for today

https://lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Pentecost/AProp21_RCL.html

Exodus 17:1-7
Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16
Philippians 2:1-13
Matthew 21:23-32

We pray for our caregivers, first responders, fire fighters, military personnel, and for their families, especially for Sam’s father and brother working on the Holiday Farm Fire.  Keep them safe and thank them for their service.  We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life, especially for the opportunity to go and do likewise to love our neighbor in Jesus’ name.

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

Rev.JimM.May17.2020.jpg

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, 2020

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For Holy Week, 2020  -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, 2020 at 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, 2020 ~ 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, 2019 – 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, 2019  ~ 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, 2019

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, 2019 – 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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Join us in Worship!  
So many options!
10 am Sunday mornings Holy Communion or Morning Prayer
with the YouTube video link posted on Monday if a recording was made
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7 pm Tuesday evening Compline Prayers in Zoom
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10 AM Wednesday morning Healing Prayer in person
on Break  for now – watch for details when it returns- 

 

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

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Join us for Weekly Compline Evening Prayer On Tuesdays at 7 pm 
 * check your Tuesday 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  

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Wednesday Morning Healing Prayer
at 10 am in person – on Break – watch for details of a return

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Annual Ecumenical Eucharist returns~
Mass in the Grass –
11 am Holy Communion
Timber-Linn Park, Albany, OR

Collect of the Day: 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. 

God of abundance:
you have set before us a plentiful harvest.
As we feast on your goodness,
strengthen us to labor in your field,
and equip us to bear fruit for the good of all,
in the name of Jesus.
Amen.

Life-giving God,
through this meal you have bandaged our wounds
and fed us with your mercy.
Now send us forth to live for others,
both friend and stranger,
that all may come to know your love.
This we pray in the name of Jesus.
Amen.

 

Sunday Aug 14, 2022 ~
Holy Baptism & Holy Eucharist
10 am, Rev. Walter Gustav, Celebrating

Collect of the Day: Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who
lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Isaiah 5:1-7      Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18   Hebrews 11:29-12:2   Luke 12:49-56   

NOTE — NEXT WEEK:  Sun Aug 21st – Mass in the Grass,  the Ecumenical Eucharist for Lebanon and Albany churches, will be held at 11 am at Timber Linn Park, Albany.  There will be No service at St Martin’s that day.

We thank you Lord for all the blessings of this life, especially for WATER the Water of Life in Baptism, which appears as RAIN: Some places seem to get too much, while others are in extreme drought. Both make us realize it’s importance in our lives and the life of our world. We thank you, Lord, for its lifegiving/life-sustaining quality. 

 

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Sunday Aug 7, 2022 ~ 9th Sunday after Pentecost
10 am Liturgy of the Word, S. Kay Young, Homilist

Collect of the Day: 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. 

Readings: 2022-08-07 Order of Service (Liturgy of the Word)
Genesis 15:1-6; Psalm 33:12-22; Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16; Luke 12:32-40

Sunday July 31, 2022 – 8th Sunday after Pentecost
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Tom Moehl

Collect of the Day: 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. 

Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23 Psalm 49:1-11  |  Colossians 3:1-11Luke 12:13-21

2022-07-31 Order of Service – Eucharist-Moehl

We thank you Lord for all the blessings of this life, especially for Ray Hendrick’s gift of music: years of “making a joyful noise to the Lord,” and leading in worship, sharing freely his gifts. You have blessed
us through him, and we pray that in his and Pat’s future they are blessed as he has blessed us.

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 Sunday July 24, 2022 – 7th Sunday after Pentecost
10 am Holy Eucharist – Rev A.J. Buckley, Celebrant

Collect of the Day: 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.

Scriptures:  Genesis 18:20-32    Colossians 2:6-15, 16-19    Psalm 138     Luke 11:1-13

2022-07-24 Order.of.Service (Eucharist).July 24 2022

We thank you Lord for all the blessings of this life, especially for those who follow St. Luke, the physician and healer, bringing comfort and healing to us all.

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Sunday July 17, 2022 – 6th Sunday after Pentecost 
10 am Liturgy of the Word ~  Kay Young, preaching

 Collect of the Day: 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 forever. Amen.

Scripture Readings:  Genesis 18:1-10a  |Psalm 15  | Colossians 1:15-28  Luke 10:38-42  
Order of Service:  2022-07-17 Order of Service (Morning Prayer)

We thank you Lord for all the blessings of this life, especially for
the gift of patience, which we receive — it seems — not often
enough. Patience: that ability to step back from the feelings of
the moment and consider a larger picture of relationships,
values, and goals. Patience: that space between the beatings of
the heart, where oxygen freshens cells and life is regenerated.
We thank you God for patience! When we have it, a real gift of
grace! And God, we are especially thankful for your patience
with us.

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5th Sunday after Pentecost ~ July 10, 2022 – 10 am Holy Communion
with Rev. Debbie Vanover Presiding and Homily by Brother Robert James OSB ECC

Collect of the Day: 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 forever. Amen.

Scripture:  Deuteronomy 30:9-14 |  Psalm 25:1-9    | Colossians 1:1-14  | Luke 10:25-37

Read the Order of Service:  2022-07-10 Order of Service (Eucharist)

We thank you Lord for all the blessings of this life, especially for
the Church’s (and our) saints. Tradition is sometimes described
as “Peer-pressure from the dead.” But in the company of saints,
we behold models of faith “lived out loud” and learn that such is
not only possible but always an option. “I sing a song of the
saints of God, patient and brave and true. Who toiled and fought
and lived and died for the Lord they loved and knew. And one was
a doctor, and one was a queen, and one was a shepherdess on
the green. They were all of them saints of God and I mean, God
helping to be one too.” (Hymnal #293)

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4th Sunday after Pentecost ~ July 3, 2022
10 am Holy Communion with Bishop +John S. Thornton

 

Collect of the Day: Lord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders of this country won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn: Grant that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 Scripture Readings  and Order of Service : 2022-07-03 Order of Service (Eucharist)

Deuteronomy 10:17-21

Psalm 145 or 145:1-9

Hebrews 11:8-16

Matthew 5:43-48

 We bid your prayers this week: 2022-07-03 We Bid Your Prayers
We thank you Lord for all the blessings of this life, especially for
the love of country. Nations are one of the communities in
which each of us lives out our faith, and love of country is a
reminder that we live in and for things beyond ourselves. But the
United States was founded in ideals and dreams even beyond
itself, and while at times not at its best, it reaches for the best,
and at its high points have been a beacon well beyond borders.
H. Richard Niebuhr reminds us: “Pilgrims are persons in motion
passing through territories not their own, seeking something we
might call completion, or perhaps the word clarity will do as well,
a goal to which only the spirit’s compass points the way.”

 

2nd Sunday after Pentecost ~ June 19, 2022
10 am Holy Communion with Bishop +John S. Thornton

Collect of the Day: 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 loving­-kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and everAmen.

Scripture Readings and the Bulletin 2022-06-19 Order of Service (Eucharist)

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TRINITY SUNDAY – June 12, 2022
10 am Holy Communion with Bishop +John S. Thornton

Collect of the Day: 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

2022-06-12 Order of Service (Eucharist)

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PENTECOST SUNDAY – June 5, 2022
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Tom Moehl


COME HOLY SPIRIT, COME!

Collect of the Day:   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  

Sunday, May 29, 2022 ~ 7th Sunday of Easter, Last Sunday before Pentecost
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Debbie Vanover

Collect of the Day:   O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Read the Bulletin 2022-05-29 Order of Service (Eucharist)

Sunday May 22, 2022 ~ 6th Sunday of Easter
10 am Liturgy of the Word, with Homily by
Kay Young

Collect of the Day:   O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Sunday May 15, 2022 ~ 5th Sunday of Easter
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Walter Gustav

Collect of the Day Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 Scripture Readings: Acts 11:1-18  Revelation 21:1-6  John 13:31-35  Psalm 148

May 8, 2022 ~ 4th Sunday of Easter
Good Shepherd Sunday & Mother’s Day
10 am Holy Communion with Bishop +John S. Thornton presiding and Br. Robert James, OSB, preaching

Collect for the Day:   O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Scriptures:  Acts 9:36-43   Revelation 7:9-17   John 10:22-30   Psalm 23

Some Coming Events

        • Tues May 10 – 7 pm – Compline in Zoom

        • Wed May 11-  10 am Healing Prayer 

        • Sat May 14 – 9:30 am ECW Meeting

          • 11 am Memorial for Robin Barrett at River Park, Grant St.

        • Wed May 18 – 2:30 Laundry Love – we can always use quarters

        • Sat May 28 – Diocesan ECW Spirituality Day in Wilsonville. Read more here https://ecw-diooregon.org/1591-2/ 


May 1, 2022 ~ 3rd Sunday of Easter
10 am Holy Communion with Bishop +John S. Thornton

Collect of the Day:  O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Scripture Readings Acts 9:1-6, (7-20);   Revelation 5:11-14;   John 21:1-19;   Psalm 30

Coming Events

  • Tues May 3 – 7 pm – Compline in Zoom
  • Wed May 4–  10 am Healing Prayer
  • Sat May 7 – 9:30 One Buck Seminary
  • Sun May 8 – Mother’s Day – 10 am Holy Communion; homily by Br. Robert James

We thank you Lord for all the blessings of this life, especially for the bread of life, including all the wonderful bread donated to feed our brothers and sisters in Christ, the Sheep of Jesus.

April 24, 2022 – 2nd Sunday of Easter
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Debbie Vanover

Collect of the Day:  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.

Scripture Readings Acts 5:27-32;    Revelation 1:4-8;   John 20:19-31;   Psalm 118:14-29  or Psalm 150

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Alleluia, The Lord is Risen Indeed
April 17, 2022 ~ Easter Sunday
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10 AM Holy Communion with Rev. Walter Gustav Presiding and Rev. Tom Moehl Preaching

The Collect of the Day: O God, who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Scripture Readings:  Acts 10:34-43    or Isaiah 65:17-25 ;   1 Corinthians 15:19-26     or Acts 10:34-43:   John 20:1-18    or Luke 24:1-12;    Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

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Palm Sunday– April 10, 2022

10 am Holy Communion with Bishop +John S. Thornton
With Dramatic Reading of the Passion Narrative

   Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord,  Hosanna in the Highest

 The Collect:  Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Liturgy of the Palms:  Luke 19:28-40  /  Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29

The Liturgy of the Word:  Isaiah 50:4-9a  /  Philippians 2:5-11  /  Luke 22:14-23:56   or Luke 23:1-49  /   Psalm 31:9-16

Events of the Passion and Holy Week

  • Tues April 12:  5 pm “Maundy Tuesday Holy Communion and Foot Washing with Bishop +John Thornton   and then   7 pm – Compline in Zoom
  • Wed April 13:  7 pm YOUR INNER MONK – in Zoom with Brother Robert James, OSB
  • Thurs April 14:  All night prayer watch– see Kay Young for details to sign up
  • Fri April 15:  Noon – Stations of the Cross with Brother Rob, OSB

○      Good Friday Offering from The Episcopal Church – the traditional Episcopal church-wide offering supporting the four dioceses of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East through a Good Friday Offering.

  • Sun April 17:  10 am EASTER Holy Communion with Rev. Walter Gustav Presiding and Rev. Tom Moehl Preaching. 

Sunday, April 3, 2022 ~ 5th Sunday in Lent
10 am Holy Communion
with Bishop +John S. Thornton

The Collect for Today:  Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Scripture Readings:  Isaiah 43:16-21  /  Philippians 3:4b-14  /  John 12:1-8  /  Psalm 126
READ the Service:  Order.of.Service.April3.2022

Sunday, March 27, 2022 ~ 4th Sunday in Lent
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Walter Gustav Presiding
and Homily by Kay Young

Collect for today: Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Today’s Scripture Readings  Joshua 5:9-12   2 Corinthians 5:16-21     Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32      Psalm 32
Bulletin: Order.of.Service.March27.2022

Prayer for Ukraine ~ God of peace and justice, We pray for the people of Ukraine today. We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons. We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them. We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions. Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them. We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen. 
– Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury and Archbishop Stephen Cottrell of York, Church of England

Sunday, March 20, 2022 ~ 3rd Sunday in Lent
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Debbie Vanover Presiding
and Homily by Brother Robert James, OSB

Collect for Today:  Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 Scripture this week:  Exodus 3:1-15 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Luke 13:1-9  |Psalm 63:1-8
And Bulletin:  Order.of.Service.Mar20.2022

We will also bless our Table of St. Joseph after the service. 

Next Sunday, March 20, after church, we will bless a St. Joseph’s Table, traditional for the ending of hard times, and in this case the ending of the mask mandates, the coming of spring, and the return of our coffee hour. Brother Robert James, OSB, who will be preaching, brings us this new tradition. You are welcome to bring breads, desserts, fruits, or money for the Table, if you like. After church, we will bless the Table, have fellowship time again, and share in the feast. We hope to have an over-abundance of food, to donate to FISH and the Lebanon Soup Kitchen and our feeding ministry as well. ALL ARE WELCOME.
St. Joseph is the patron saint of immigrants, workers, unborn children, refugees, fathers, and craftspeople, among others. According to tradition, the practice of creating large food altars, or St. Joseph’s Tables, dates to the Middle Ages, when there was a severe drought and famine in Sicily. The peasants prayed to St. Joseph, and when the rains arrived, they organized a celebration in his honor.
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Sunday March 13, 2022 ~ 2nd Sunday in Lent
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Walter Gustav Presiding
and Homily by Shirley Bushnell

Collect for Today:  O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Scriptures Genesis 15:1-12,17-18    Philippians 3:17-4:1     Luke 13:31-35     Psalm 27
READ:  Order.of.Service.Mar13.2022

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Sunday March 6, 2022-
First Sunday in Lent
10 am Holy Communion with Bishop +John Thornton

Collect for today: Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Scripture Readings:    Deuteronomy 26:1-11  |  Romans 10:8b-13  |  Luke 4:1-13   Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16

Read  Order.of.Service.March6.2022 (2)   and Watch  https://youtu.be/JE810btn4d0 

The Diocese shares these ways to assist Ukrainians from Oregon:

  • Continue to pray for Ukraine and those in danger.
  • Collect for Peace from the BCP: Almighty God, kindle, we pray, in every heart the true love of peace, and guide with your wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth, that in tranquility your dominion may increase until the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
  • The Oregonian published this article with ways that Oregonians are supporting Ukrainians from home.
  • Episcopal Relief and Development is working closely with Action by Churches Together Alliance (ACT Alliance) to provide assistance, as well as utilizing their International Disaster Response Fund. You can find out more about making a donation here.

 

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Sunday February 27, 2022 –
Last Sunday after the Epiphany
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Wally Gustav

Collect for Today:  O God, who before the passion of your only ­begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Scriptures for TodayExodus 34:29-35  |  2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2  |  Luke 9:28-36, [37-43a]  |  Psalm 99    and Read hereOrder.of.Service.Feb27.2022

 

We start LENT with a traditional SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER on March 1 at 4:30


ASH WEDNESDAY Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes at noon on March 2.    Remember: During LENT, we put away the ALLELUIAS! 
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Sunday February 20, 2022
10 am Liturgy of the Word ~ Homily by Jim Rutledge

Collect O Lord, you have taught us that without love whatever we do is worth nothing: Send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts your greatest gift, which is love, the true bond of peace and of all virtue, without which whoever lives is accounted dead before you. Grant this for the sake of your only Son Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Order.of.service.Feb20.2022

February 13, 2022 ~ 6th Sunday after The Epiphany

10 am Holy Communion with 
The Rt. Rev. Diana Akiyama, Bishop of Oregon

Collect for today:  O God, the strength of all who put their trust in you: Mercifully accept our prayers; and because in our weakness we can do nothing good without you, give us the help of your grace, that in keeping your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 Scripture Readings:  Jeremiah 17:5-10   1 Corinthians 15:12-20   Luke 6:17-26        Psalm 1

VISITATION – ST. MARTIN, LEBANON – FEBRUARY 13.2022

February 6, 2022 ~ 5th Sunday after Epiphany
10 am Holy Communion ~ Bishop +John S. Thornton

Collect:  Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins, and give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Readings:  Isaiah 6:1-8, [9-13]     1 Corinthians 15:1-11    Luke 5:1-11    Psalm 138
Order.of.service.Feb6.2022

 

January 30, 2022 ~ 4th Sunday After Epiphany
10 am Holy Communion Bishop +John S. Thornton

Collect of the day: Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and everAmen.

Scriptures  Jeremiah 1:4-10;   1 Corinthians 13:1-13;  Luke 4:21-30;  Psalm 71:1-6
Order.of.Service.Jan30.2022  

TODAY WE WELCOME AND BLESS our new Vestry to empower them for service in the coming year and thank them.

 

January 23, 2022 – 3rd Sunday After Epiphany
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Walter Gustav

Collect for Today:  Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.    

Scripture:  Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10    1 Corinthians 12:12-31a    Luke 4:14-21    Psalm 19

Order.of.Service.Jan23.2022

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SAVE THE DATE: The Rt. Rev. +Diana Akiyama, Bishop of Oregon, will visit St. Martin’s on February 13 to celebrate Holy Communion at 10 am. We look forward to meeting her! She will baptize anyone (child or adult) wishing to be baptized or renew their baptismal vows, and she will also receive people officially into the Episcopal Church.

January 16, 2022 ~ 2nd Sunday after Epiphany
10 am Holy Communion Rev. Debbie Vanover

Collect for Today:  Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.   Readings:  Isaiah 62:1-5  1 Corinthians 12:1-11  John 2:1-11    Psalm 36:5-10

Order.of.Service.Jan16.2022

January 9, 2022 ~ Epiphany & the Baptism of Jesus
Holy Communion 10 am with Bishop Thornton
Homily by Jennifer Moody

The Collect for today: Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlastingAmen.

 Lessons Isaiah 43:1-7   Acts 8:14-17   Luke 3:15-17, 21-22   Psalm 29
Order.of.Service.Jan9.2022

January 2, 2022 ~ 2nd Sunday after Christmas
Holy Communion with Bishop Thornton

The Collect for today: O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 Lessons: Ephesians 1:3-6,15-19a  Matthew 2:1-12 * Psalm 84 or 84:1-8
READ here:  Order.of.Service.Jan2.2022                         View Here:

We pray for all the departed, especially Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa;

December 26, 2021 ~ 1st Sunday After Christmas
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. AJ Buckley, was canceled due to snow

The Collect for today Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Scriptures: Isaiah 61:10-62:3  *   Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7  *  John 1:1-18  *  Psalm  147:13-21

Order.of.Service.Dec26.2021

December 26 is traditionally the Feast of St. Stephen, one of the original disciples, one of seven deacons appointed by the Apostles to distribute food and charitable aid to poorer members of the community in the early church. He is known for having argued for a fairer distribution of welfare to the Greek-speaking widows. As the first martyr of the church, on his Feast Day, one traditionally gives alms to the poor.  “Good King Wenceslas” is a Christmas carol that tells a story of a Bohemian king braving harsh winter weather to give alms to a poor peasant on the Feast of Stephen. During the journey, his servant is about to give up the struggle against the cold weather, but is enabled to continue by following the king’s footprints, step for step, through the deep snow. The legend is based on the life of the historical Saint Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia (907–935). IMAGE CREDIT By Gryffindor – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,  https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14769571

Christmas Eve, 3 pm Carols and Holy Communion
with Rev. AJ Buckley

Collect: Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Scriptures:  Isaiah 61:10-62:3 * Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7 * John 1:1-18 * Psalm 147:13-21  Order.of.Service.ChristmasEve.2021

         

December 19, 2021 – 4th Sunday in Advent
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Walter Gustav

Collect for Today:  Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

ScriptureMicah 5:2-5a Canticle 15 Luke 1:39-45, 

Order.of.Service.Dec19.2021

                             

Sunday December 12, 3rd Sunday of Advent
O come, o come Emmanuel
10 am Holy Communion with Bishop Thornton

The Collect for today (Presider and celebrants)Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

Scripture: Zephaniah 3:14-20;   Philippians 4:4-7  Luke 3:7-18;   Canticle 9

READ here — Order.of.Service.Dec12.2021   and VIEW Here:  

  • Sat Dec 18: 9:30 Greening of the Church – we need greens and many hands!  Fir, pine, juniper, holly, etc. Please come to share in the Greening of St. Martin’s.  We are making some modifications in our decorating this Christmas, but many helpers make sharing our greening an enjoyable time of fellowship.  All experienced and inexperienced helpers are welcome! Help set up the Creche in front of the altar; Star and rays of light behind the altar, Bells; Lights along walls from front to back; Window sills decorated with greenery and candles. Please give yourself the gift of preparing our church for the coming of the Christ Child once again.

Sunday December 5, 2nd Sunday of Advent
O come, o come Emmanuel
10 am Holy Communion with Bishop Thornton

The Collect for today (Presider and celebrants):  Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 ReadingsBaruch 5:1-9;   Philippians 1:3-11  Luke 3:1-6  Canticle 16                Order.of.Service.Dec5.2021

  •  Tues Dec 7 Evening Compline 7 pm in Zoom
  • Wed Dec 8 Ecumenical Advent Evening worship at 7 pm — Watch for link in email 

Sunday November 28, 1st Sunday of Advent
O come, o come Emmanuel
10 am Holy Communion with Bishop Thornton

We are starting a new Liturgical Year, C, and lighting our traditional Advent Wreath.  Find the prayers and hymns in the booklet in the pew rack.  Readings for todayJeremiah 33:14-16 ; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13Luke 21:25-36Psalm 25:1-9
Watch here:   Preview YouTube video Sermon Nov 11 2021

The Collect for today (Presider and celebrants):   Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
In addition to our usual Tuesday night Compline in Zoom, we invite you to worship with the Ecumenical Advent Wednesday Evening Zoom service on Dec 1, 8 and 15. It will be 30 – 45 minutes long. Zoom Link (will be the same each week and come out in the weekly email.)

Sunday November 21, 2021
Christ the King Sunday
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. AJ Buckley

Collect:  Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.  

Lessons    2 Samuel 23:1-7   Psalm 132:1-13 (14-19)   Revelation 1:4b-8   John 18:33-37

READ HERE – Order.of.Service.Nov21.2021

 

Sunday November 14, 2021
St. Martin’s Sunday
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Deb Vanover

Collect: Lord God of hosts, you clothed your servant Martin the soldier with the spirit of sacrifice, and set him as a bishop in your Church to be a defender of the catholic faith: Give us grace to follow in his holy steps, that at the last we may be found clothed with righteousness in the dwellings of peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 And because St. Martin is the patron saint of Veterans, on this Veterans’ Sunday, we pray for our Veterans, and thank them for their service BCP p. 839

O Judge of the nations, we remember before you with grateful hearts the men and women of our country who in the day of decision ventured much for the liberties we now enjoy. Grant that we may not rest until all the people of this land share the benefits of true freedom and gladly accept its disciplines. This we ask in the Name of Jesus Christ our LordAmen.

Here is the link:  https://youtu.be/HoEkwbVv9l4
Preview YouTube video Sermon Nov 14, 2021

 

Preface for St. Martin  O Almighty God, who hast compassed us about with so great a cloud of witnesses: Grant that we, encouraged by the good example of thy servant Martin., may persevere in running the race that is set before us, until at length, through thy mercy, we may with him attain to thine eternal joy; through Jesus Christ, the author and perfecter of our faith, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Story of St. Martin:

In 1997 the US Army Quartermaster Corps established the Military Order of Saint Martin, with a medal for service.  Saint Martin, whose name comes from Martem Tenens (one who sustains Mars), was born in Hungary during the reign of Emperor Constantine, in the 4th century. Drafted into the Roman Army at age 15, he later became a member of the royal cavalry guard. It was while he was campaigning in Gaul, as an 18-year-old tribune, stationed in Amiens, that the famous legend of Saint Martin and the beggar took place.

 One bitterly cold day a beggar, naked and shivering, came near his station. Martin, like all the other soldiers, was in armor, but over his iron plated suit he wore a large military cloak. As none of his companions took notice of the beggar, Martin cut his cloak in two with his sword and gave half of it to the beggar. That night Christ appeared to him in a vision, dressed in the parted cloak, and commended the young soldier for his charity.

Saint Martin — the official patron saint of the Quartermaster Corps — is usually pictured on horseback dividing his cloak with the beggar; the image of Saint Martin as a Soldier-Provider offers a fitting symbol for Logistics Warriors charged with SUPPORTING VICTORY now and for all time. We celebrate St. Martin’s Day on November 11, Veterans Day,

Sunday November 7, 2021 –
ALL SAINTS SUNDAY

Welcome Rev. Walter Gustav,
10 am Holy Communion in person

 Collect for All Saints: Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

 Scripture readings for All Saints Sunday:

O Almighty God, who by thy Holy Spirit hast made us one with thy saints in heaven and on earth: Grant that in our earthly pilgrimage we may ever be supported by this fellowship of love and prayer, and may know ourselves to be surrounded by their witness to thy power and mercy. We ask this for the sake of Jesus Christ, in whom all our intercessions are acceptable through the Spirit, and who
liveth and reigneth for ever and ever. 

For in the multitude of your saints you have surrounded us with a great cloud of witnesses, that we might rejoice in their fellowship, and run with endurance the race that is set before us; and, together with them, receive the crown of glory that never fades away. Amen.

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Sunday October 31, 2021 – Reformation Sunday

Bishop +John Thornton’s message of the Way of Love:  https://youtu.be/L7Yoqp_-sA0

Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession 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.

 Scriptures:  Ephesians 2:8-10 ~ Psalm 46 ~ Gospel of Mark 12:28-34
Order.of.Service.Oct31.2021

On Reformation Sunday, remembering October 31 in 1517 when Martin Luther in Germany announced reforms to the Roman Catholic Church, we also recall the establishment of the Church of English as it set its course away from Rome.    https://www.episcopalchurch.org/who-we-are/history-episcopal-church/

Martin Luther is also remembered as the author of the well known Hymn A Mighty Fortress is our God, listen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4EoLm3_luM

 

Sunday October 24, 2021 – 22nd after Pentecost 
Come join us at 10 am for Holy Communion with Rev. Debbie Vanover

The Collect for today 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.

Scripture Readings:  Jeremiah 31:7-9 Psalm 126;  Hebrews 7:23-28;   Mark 10:46-52

Praying this week!  Tuesday 7 pm Zoom Complin

    
and Wednesday 9:30 am Healing Prayer in person
Come and See!

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Sunday Oct 17, 2021 – 21st Sunday after Pentecost
Come join us at 10 am for the Lord’s Supper
with Bishop John S. Thornton

The Collect for today Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession 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.

 Scripture Readings:  Hebrews 5: 105: Psalm 92; Gospel of Mark 10:42-45.  Order.of.Service.Oct17. 2021  WATCH Here:  https://youtu.be/dXNZZG0LkAE

Preview YouTube video Sermon Oct. 17, 2021     

 

Wed October 20 –   Healing Prayers at 9:30 am at church

Sunday October 10, 2021 – 20th Sunday after Pentecost
Welcome S. Kay Young and Doug Young,
10 AM Liturgy of the Word

                                                                        

Collect:  Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Readings for Today :   Job 23:1-9, 16-17  and  Psalm 22:1-15  and  Hebrews 4:12-16  and Mark 10:17-31

Bulletin: Order.of.Service.Oct10.2021

Next Week Sunday October 17:  Holy Communion 10 am with Bishop Thornton

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Sunday October 3, 2021 –
19th Sunday after Pentecost
10 am Lord’s Supper with
Bishop +John s. Thornton

The Collect for today:  Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings:     Job 1:1; 2:1-10   Psalm 8   Mark 10:2-16        
Read the BulletinOrder.of.Service.Oct3.2021
View the Video:    https://youtu.be/dXNZZG0LkAE   

Stay after the Service for the
ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
at Noon with Pastor Sarah Schaffner of
Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
 

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 Sunday September 26, 2021- 18th Sunday after Pentecost
10 am Holy Communion with Bishop +John S. Thornton

Today’s Collect: O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings assigned for today:  and read the service Order.of.Service.Sept26.2021

Psalm 19:7-14  and  James 5:13-20  and Mark 9:38-50

 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, *
O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.

Sunday September 19, 2021 – 17th Sunday After Pentecost

10 am Holy Communion with Bishop +John Thornton and Rev. Tom Moehl, Retired Vicar of Christ the King on the Santiam Episcopal Church

Note:  Due to the Covid Surge, the Diocese of Oregon requires masks for everyone on church property, whether vaccinated or not, inside AND outside.

The Collect:  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.

Watch here – our playlist has all our services — https://youtu.be/rMpv2HFl0gg
 

Readings=   Proverbs 31:10-31  and Psalm 1   and James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a  and  

Mark 9:30-37   and  Order.of.Service.Sept19.2021 (1)

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Sunday September 12, 2021 ~
20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attack 
10 am Liturgy of the Word
with
Kay and Doug Young

 Note:  Due to the Covid Surge, the Diocese of Oregon requires masks for everyone on church property, whether vaccinated or not, inside AND outside.

Collect:  O Almighty God, who brings good out of evil and turns even the wrath of your children towards your promised peace: Hear our prayers this day as we remember those of many nations and differing faiths whose lives were cut short by the fierce flames of anger and hatred. Hasten the time when the menace of war shall be removed. Cleanse both us and those perceived to be our enemies of all hatred and distrust. Pour out the spirit of peace on all the rulers of our world that we may be brought through strife to the lasting peace of the kingdom of your Son; Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Lessons:      Bulletin: Order.of.Service.Sept12.2021  and Sermon 9-12-2021 The Beatitudes and 9-11-Kay.Young

  • Isaiah 61:1-4
  • Psalm 31:1-5,19-21
  • Romans 8:31-39
  • Gospel of Matthew 5:1-10

A pastoral word from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on 20th anniversary of September 11 ~  “As followers of Jesus, and with our siblings in other faith traditions, we place great value on the act of remembrance. As we reflect on the solemn anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, we remember many loved ones lost and first responders who put their lives at risk, modeling the sacrificial love of Jesus, who said: ‘No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.'” Continue reading here.  Bishop Curry will deliver a blessing and sermon on September 11 and 12.

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Sunday September 5, 2021
10 am Holy Communion
with Bishop +John Thornton

Note:  Due to the Covid Surge, the Diocese of Oregon requires masks for everyone on church property, whether vaccinated or not, inside AND outside.  Please practice social distancing.  Also note, that Holy Communion is in one kind only, the Bread.

The Collect: 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. 

View the Service here:

Readings     Isaiah 35:4-7a   and Psalm 146   and   James 2:1-10, [11-13], 14-17     and 

Mark 7:24-37
Read the Service Here:  Order.of.Service.Sept5.2021

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life, especially because “In Christ there is no east or west, in him no south or north, but one great fellowship of love, throughout the whole wide earth.”

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Sunday August 29 – 14th Sunday after Pentecost
10 am Holy Communion with Rev. Debbie Vanover

Collect: 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.

Readings for today:   Song of Solomon 2:8-13      and  Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10  
James 1:17-27    and   Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Read and follow along here:  Order.of.Service.Aug29.2021
View here:   https://youtu.be/0efnz3wRork

 
 

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Sunday August 22, 2021 ~
13th Sunday after Pentecost
10 am Liturgy of the Word
with Br. Finn Coll Buckley

Collect:  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.

Readings for August 22:    Joshua 24:1-2a,14-18    and Psalm 34:15-22
Ephesians 6:10-20  and John 6:56-69

Read the service here:  Order.of.Service.Aug22.2021

 

Sunday August 15, 2021
12th Sunday after Pentecost
10 am Holy Communion indoors
with Rev. Wally Gustav
view link here: https://youtu.be/nlm2g1W6Ask

Collect Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Readings :  Proverbs 9:1-6   and   Psalm 34:9-14  ;  Ephesians 5:15-20   and  John 6:51-58

  • We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life, especially for community partnerships with fellow churches so that we can all serve you in Jesus’ name
    Please thank them! See a partial list below
  • Our Saviour’s Lutheran gave $700 toward outreach ministry for people with unstable housing
  • Lebanon Nazarene has partnered on bills for car parts
  • Lebanon Mennonite gave $157 for Laundry Love monthly ministry
  • The manager at AutoZone has given us discounts on car parts for our ministry.
  • Our Saviour’s Lutheran has given us some wooden frames for raised garden beds.

Sunday August 8, 2021 – Celebrating the Feast of the Transfiguration with Morning Prayer 10 am

Collect for the Feast of the Transfiguration (August 6):  O God, who on the holy mount revealed to chosen witnesses your well-beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistening: Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the disquietude of this world, may by faith behold the King in his beauty; who with you, O Father, and you, O Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings for August 8:   2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33  and  Psalm 130 
Ephesians 4:25-5:2  and John 6:35, 41-51

Order.of.Service.Aug8. 2021

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Sunday August 1, 2021 – 10th Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Communion at 10 am with Bishop +John S. Thornton
Watch recording here on YouTube: https://youtu.be/faXBR7oZawo

Collect  ~ 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. 

A READING FROM THE GOSPELS (John 6 verse 27 and verse 35)
Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.” …… Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

 Scripture readings Appointed for August 1  2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a   and  Psalm 51:1-13

Ephesians 4:1-16  and John 6:24-35  and   Order.of.Service.August1.2021

 COVID-19 and masks update:  Those attending church are recommended to wear masks indoors.  On July 27, Bishop Akiyama shared this update discussing the COVID-19 guidelines for reopening churches which had been released in May.  Now, with the prevalence of the Delta variant, the Oregon Health Authority released a recommendation for universal mask use for all public indoor settings for everyone, including those who have been vaccinated (you can find that update here). This update overrides our guidelines.  Therefore the Diocese of Oregon recommends universal mask use for all public indoor events. 

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July 25, 2021 – 9th Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Communion at 10 am with Rev. AJ Buckley
and Commissioning of the newly elected Vestry

Recording of Today’s Service:

 
Preview YouTube video Sermon July 25, 2021

 

Scripture readings:  2 Samuel 11:1-15   and  Psalm 14  and Ephesians 3:14-21  and  John 6:1-21
Order.of.Service.July25.2021

Celebrant and People say together
Almighty God, look with favor upon these people who have now affirmed their commitment to follow Christ and to serve in his name. Give them courage, patience and vision; and strengthen us all in our Christian vocation of witness to the world and of service to others; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

In the name of this congregation, I commission you for this work, and pledge you our prayers, encouragement, and support. May the Holy Spirit guide and strengthen you, that in this, and in all things, you may do God’s will in the service of the kingdom of Christ. Amen.

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July 18, 2021 ~ 8th Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Communion 10 am with Rev. Debbie Vanover

The Collect ~ 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.

 
This week’s Scripture readings :  2 Samuel 7:1-14a  and  Psalm 89:20-37   and  Ephesians 2:11-22

Mark 6:30-34, 53-56   and Order.of.Service.July18.2021-HC 

 

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July 11, 2021 ~ 7th Sunday after Pentecost
Welcome Kay and Doug Young, and thank you for leading us in worship –

indoors in-person at 10 am! Watch here https://youtu.be/17zk20zmapw

Collect ~ 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.

Scripture Readings   and Order.of.Service.July11.2021.Rev
2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19
Psalm 24
Ephesians 1:3-14
Mark 6:14-29

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July 4, 2021 6th Sunday after Pentecost
Welcome to In-person Indoor Holy Communion at 10 am with Bishop +John S. Thornton
 
 https://youtu.be/ogh9c3zk8UA

Collect for Today:  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.

 Scripture Readings:  Ezekiel 2:1-5  + Psalm 48  Mark 6:1-13; Order.of.Service.July4.2021

Prayers for the Nation Lord God Almighty, you have made all the peoples of the earth for your glory, to serve you in freedom and in peace: Give to the people of our country a zeal for justice and the strength of forbearance, that we may use our liberty in accordance with your gracious will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


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June 27, 2021 ~ 5th Sunday after Pentecost
 

The Collect:  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.

Thank you, Pastor Wally for leading us in worship  https://youtu.be/ypsblqbnwF0  and Order.of.Service.June.27.2021

                                                   

Scripture Readings
2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27
Psalm 130
2 Corinthians 8:7-15
Mark 5:21-43

 We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life, especially for God’s Circles of Love which are wide enough and long enough to welcome everyone.

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June 20, 2021 ~ 4th Sunday after Pentecost

Collect:  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 loving-kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.                             
Thank you, Rev. AJ+ LINK  https://youtu.be/9VXGekBG8Q8
Order.of.Service.June20.2021-final

                                                 

Lectionary Readings Track 1    1 Samuel 17: (1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49  and Psalm 9:9-20
         2 Corinthians 6:1-13  and Mark 4:35-41

A Father’s Day Prayer

We give our thanks, Creator God, for the fathers in our lives. Fatherhood does not come with a manual, and reality teaches us that some fathers excel while others fail. We ask for Your blessings for them all – and forgiveness where it is needed. This Father’s Day we remember the many sacrifices fathers make for their children and families, and the ways – both big and small – they lift children to achieve dreams thought beyond reach.

So too, we remember all those who have helped fill the void when fathers pass early or are absent – grandfathers and uncles, brothers and cousins, teachers, pastors and coaches – all the men who reveal your love one day at a time, best as they are able. For those who are fathers, we ask for wisdom and humility in the face of the task of parenting. Give them the strength to do well by their children and by You, day by day. In Your Holy name, O God, we pray. Amen. 

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June 13, 2021 ~ 3rd Sunday After Pentecost

Indoor In-person Service at 10 am
with Kay Young and Doug Young

YouTube video Sermon June13, 2021

 

Lectionary Readings from Track 1
1 Samuel 15:34-16:13
Psalm 20
2 Corinthians 5:6-10,[11-13],14-17
Mark 4:26-34

 We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life, especially for our young people, who have shown such courage with their studies through this difficult school year. We are so proud of their accomplishments.  
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Saturday June 19 = Juneteenth Celebration Saturday 10 am Morning Service by the
PNW Union of Black Episcopalians

Juneteenth is an historical event which changed the history for people of African ancestry who, for generations, were subjugated to chattel slavery in the United States. Freedmen were illegally retained as enslaved persons in Texas two (2) years beyond Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. General Order No. 3 announced in Galveston, Texas enforced the right to freedom for African Americans who never received the news.  

The service is led by The Rev. Ernestein Flemister who has been Rector at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Grants Pass, Oregon since August 2018. Rev. Flemister is a graduate of Bexley Hall Seminary and previously served as the Rector of St. James House of Prayer in Tampa, Florida.  Contact them for the Zoom link:  https://stlukesgrantspass.org/

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June 6, 2021 ~ 2nd Sunday after Pentecost


Parking Lot Service at 10 a.m. with Bishop +John Thornton; 
Link to recording:  https://youtu.be/kH-tFBfWOE0    Sermon June 6, 2021

The Collect: O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your inspiration we may think those things that are right, and by your merciful guiding may do them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Lectionary for June 6   and   click here for the Order.of.Service.June6.2021

1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:14-15)   or  Genesis 3:8-15
Psalm 138  or Psalm 130
2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1
Mark 3:20-35

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TRINITY SUNDAY May 30, 2021


Collect for Trinity
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.

Thank you Rev. AJ+ for leading us in Worship
https://youtu.be/qvDhLg_NxiU

 Scripture Readings for Trinity

Isaiah 6:1-8
Romans 8:12-17
John 3:1-17
Psalm 29

 Memorial Day ~ Monday May 31

We remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms which millions enjoy every day.  For all who serve the cause of freedom and peace, please cover them and their families with your sheltering grace and presence.   Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God of power and mercy, you destroy war and put down earthly pride. Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears. Keep in your mercy those men and women who have died in the cause of freedom and hold them in your kingdom of justice and peace. We ask this through Jesus Christ our LordAmen.

We pray for those in the Armed Forces of our Country
Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad. Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

We pray for Peace
Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of Peace, as children of one Father; to whom be dominion and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

We pray for Peace Among the Nations
Almighty God our heavenly Father, guide the nations of the world into the way of justice and truth, and establish among them that peace which is the fruit of righteousness, that they may become the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

We pray for our Enemies
O God, the Father of all, whose Son commanded us to love our enemies: Lead them and us from prejudice to truth: deliver them and us from hatred, cruelty, and revenge; and in your good time enable us all to stand reconciled before you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

“A Mighty Fortress is our God
A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing
Our Helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing
For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe
His craft and pow’r are great, and, armed with cruel hate
On earth is not his equal….

  “Eternal Father Strong to Save”

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bid’st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea….

…O Trinity of love and power,
Our brethren shield in danger’s hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe’er they go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.


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Sunday May 23, 2021 ~ PENTECOST
In-Person Holy Communion with Rev. Debbie Vanover ~ 10 a.m. ~ 
Wear Red! Masked and distanced.

Collect for Pentecost – 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.

Scripture Readings for Pentecost   and Order.of.Service.PENTECOST.2021

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life, especially for the gift and inspiration of the HOLY SPIRIT giving us strength and energy to follow Jesus.


Sunday May 16, 2021 ~ Ascension Sunday and 7th Sunday of Easter

The Collect:  O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
Thanks to Carolyn Brown, Sara Jameson, and Jim Rutledge for leading us in worship   https://youtu.be/H3KX6gXkz_8    Preview YouTube video Sermon May 16 2021

Scripture Readings   and Order.of.Service.May16.2021

We pray for all the departed, those who have died of violence and COVID, and especially here among us Ken Christ and others in our hearts.   May light perpetual shine upon them.

 Almighty God, we remember before you today your faithful servants; and we pray that, having opened to them the gates of larger life, you will receive them more and more into your joyful service, that, with all who have faithfully served you in the past, they may share in the eternal victory of Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sunday May 9, 2021 ~ Mother’s Day and 6th Sunday of Easter

The Collect:  O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

                                   Thanks to Wendy Fierro and Sara Jameson for leading us in worship.

View Video here — https://youtu.be/pyFw57q9gSg 
and read here —
Order.of.Service.May.9.2021

Scripture Readings

IN LOVING MEMORY OF KEN CHRIST – Longtime devoted member of St. Martin’s.  All are invited to the outdoor Graveside Memorial Service for Ken Christ – Tuesday May 11 at 1:30 pm at the IOOF Odd Fellows Cemetery, north of Lebanon on Highway 20, just past the Lebanon Hospital, turn right into the cemetery by the gas station.  For GPS, the actual address is 37295 Cemetery Rd, Lebanon, OR 97355.  Bishop +John Thornton will preside.
 

Almighty God, we remember before you today your faithful servants; and we pray that, having opened to them the gates of larger life, you will receive them more and more into your joyful service, that, with all who have faithfully served you in the past, they may share in the eternal victory of Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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Sunday May 2, 2021 ~ Parking Lot Church 10 a.m.

Thank you, Bishop +John and Jan for leading us in worship. 
Parking Lot Church @ 10 AM – Please park facing the church, and stay in your cars. If you plan to run your car engine to keep the radio going, please park with the car’s back to the cherry trees.  Tune your car radio broadcast to 92.1 FM. Note: There is an earlier recording made inside- see link https://youtu.be/wTAfDfZpxPg

The Collect: Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.  
and  Order.of.Service.May.2.2021

Scripture Readings for May 2, 2021  

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life, especially for Jesus Christ, the One True Vine.  May we always grow as branches of that vine and let our light so shine before the world that they may see our good works and give glory to our Father in heaven.

Good Shepherd Sunday, April 25, 2021
The Collect: O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Thank you to Rev AJ+ and Br Finn for leading us in Worship today. https://youtu.be/-lEwuoR-wNQ

                           

Scriptures for Sunday and    Order.of.Service.April.25.2021

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April 18, 2021Collect:   O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Scripture Readings for April 18 and  Order.of.Service.April.18.2021

Thank you Rev. Debbie for leading us in person Holy Communion. click here https://youtu.be/W7EF0uZrASE

We pray for all who have died:
Almighty God, we remember before you today your faithful servants; and we pray that, having opened to them the gates of larger life, you will receive them more and more into your joyful service, that, with all who have faithfully served you in the past, they may share in the eternal victory of Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Second Sunday of Easter, April 11, 2021

Collect for Today:  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.

Thank you, Kay and Doug Young, for leading us in Worship this week: Sermon 04 11 2021https://youtu.be/MjD9WBzqLyE

                         
 The Order of Service is here and it is included in the envelope if you receive our postal mail.  Order of Service.April11.2021

In the world-wide Anglican cycle of prayer, we pray this week for the Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean.  In our Diocese of Oregon, we pray this week for St David of Wales, St Gabriel the Archangel, Parish of St John the Baptist, and St Michael & All Angels; all of Portland. In our city of Lebanon, we pray this week for the Church of the Nazarene, Crowfoot Baptist Church and Family Bible Fellowship. As always, we also pray for our Jewish and Muslim siblings from our common ancestors Abraham and Sarah, and for all who seek God.  We pray continually for our health care workers and caregivers, teachers, essential workers, first responders, fire fighters, National Guard, police, and military personneland for their families, especially for Sam’s father who is still working on the fires.  Keep them safe and thank them for their service.

Scripture Readings for April 11


Resurrection Sunday, Easter!  
The Lord is Risen Indeed, Alleluia, Alleluia
April 4, 2021, 10 AM Parking Lot Church

Collect for Today:   O God, who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Thank you Bishop +John and Janylee for leading us in Worship

A recording of the Service made before Sunday is available on our YouTube Playlist here:   https://youtu.be/x_EZIy7EJXg       and here is the:  Order.of.Service.Easter.2021

Scripture Readings Set for Easter

Sing along with us:   “Jesus Christ is Risen Today” 
“How Great Thou Art”

Let us pray. O God of unchangeable power and eternal light: Look favorably on your whole Church, that wonderful and sacred mystery; by the effectual working of your providence, carry out in tranquillity the plan of salvation; let the whole world see and know that things which were cast down are being raised up, and things which had grown old are being made new, and that all things are being brought to their perfection by him through whom all things were made, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday,
March 28, 2021 – 10 AM Parking Lot Church 
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!  Hosanna in the Highest!

Parking Lot Church – Please park facing the church, and stay in your cars –  Receive a program, blessed Palm Cross and Holy Week materials. Tune your car radio broadcast to 92.1 FM.  
Note: There will NOT be a recording to view later.

Thank you Rev. AJ and Br. Finn for leading us in Worship!
   

Collect for Today: Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings:
 
The Liturgy of the Palms  :  Mark 11:1-11  and Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
 The Liturgy of the Word :  Isaiah 50:4-9a;  Philippians 2:5-11;   Mark 14:1-15:47;  and 
Psalm 31:9-16


A Collect for Lent : Almighty God, may we, by the prayer and discipline of Lent, enter into the mystery of Christ’s sufferings; that by following in the Way, we may come to share in the glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


FREE  Lenten Organ Recitals at First United Methodist, Albany, Oregon – Online!  https://www.albanymethodist.org/music-2/lenten-organ-recitals/  Sundays 3:00 – 3:30 pm. 

Sunday, February 28: Mindy Kleinman
Sunday, March 7: Amy Isted
Sunday, March 14: Annette Upton
Sunday, March 21: Beverly Ratajak
Sunday, March 28: Eric McKirdy    

Sunday, March 21, 2021,
5th (and Last) Sunday in Lent

Collect for TodayAlmighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Thank you, Rev. Debbie, for leading in-person Holy Communion; 
Link to Video of In-Person service here https://youtu.be/Qj8lG45mvwc
Scripture Readings for Today  &  Order.of.Service.March21.2021

 

Sunday, March 14, 2021, 4th Sunday in Lent

The Collect for Today:  Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 Thank you, Kay Young and Doug Young, for leading us in worship!

Click here to watch the video — https://youtu.be/HFzLuqwyXNA    and    Order.of.Service.Mar14.2021-Kay.Young   

 Scripture Readings for Today
Numbers 21:4-9
Ephesians 2:1-10
John 3:14-21
Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22

Sunday March 7, 2021
3rd Sunday in Lent

The Collect for Today:  Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Thank you Bishop +John and Janylee Thornton for leading us in Worship today.


click here for the service https://youtu.be/i0BRGKE3mvI
Order of Service:  Order.of.Service.Mar7.2021-Bp.Thornton
Lessons:

Sunday Feb 28, 2021
2nd Sunday in Lent

The Collect for Today:  O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Thank you, Rev AJ+, for leading us in worship today.

Scripture Readings for Today and  Order.of.Service.Feb28.2021-Rev.AJ
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
Romans 4:13-25
Mark 8:31-38
Psalm 22:22-30

Sunday Feb 21, 2021
1st Sunday in Lent

The Collect ~Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Thank you, Rev. Debbie! 
Recording during Sunday In-Person service = https://youtu.be/WI1Z1mYJ4vQ

Scripture Readings for Today  ~  And  ~   Order.of.Service.Feb21.2021-Rev.Deb

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life, especially for the 40 days of Lent, that we may spend the time in meditation and reflection, connecting more closely with Jesus’ journey through the wilderness, as our own struggles with the world, on our way with Him to Jerusalem.

Sunday Feb 14, 2021
Last Sunday after Epiphany ~ Transfiguration

Collect of the Day:  O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.
Thank you, Kay and Doug Young
Order of Service=   
Order of Service.Feb14.2021-KayYoung
and  Link = https://youtu.be/HthLWwGSURI

Scripture Readings for Today

  • “Remember [the wonderful memories in your life]… but don’t become Peter. Don’t build booths there to live. Those transfiguring moments are all around. They show us who we are and invite us to transform. These moments are happening all around us, all the time.  God shows up and does things through us! That glowing picture wasn’t just a transformative time for my sister, but for a lot of us. If we spend all of our time gazing at the images and memories, we can get lost and miss our transfiguration. Take time to live a Holy Lent, Look for luminous love around you…”

Click to open this document for some ideas for observing a meaningful Lent:  An Invitation for Lent, 2021  

In recognition of Black History Month and Blessed Absalom Jones

In honor of Black History Month (February) and Blessed Absalom Jones, the first African American priest in the Episcopal Church, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has invited Episcopalians everywhere to deepen our participation in Christ’s ministry of reconciliation by engaging with and supporting Episcopal Historically Black Colleges and Universities, known as HBCUs.  Absalom Jones will be celebrated in Evening Prayer on Sunday February 21 at 3 pm in ZOOM, hosted by the Pacific Northwest Union of Black Episcopalians. 
           “As we approach February, the remembrance of the Blessed Absalom Jones, the first African-American priest in the Episcopal Church, we have a unique opportunity to celebrate his memory and to honor the witness of two schools that continue to form new leaders,” Bishop Curry said. “In honor of Jones’ commitment to advancing the education of African Americans and promoting the development of African American leaders in all areas of life, the Episcopal Church is delighted to designate Saint Augustine’s University and Voorhees College as the beneficiaries of the 2020 Feast of Absalom Jones offerings.”  Donations are accepted at   episcopalchurch.org/givehbcus   or text GIVEHBCU to 41444. For more information, contact Cecilia Malm, Development Officer or call (212) 716-6062. Or sent to St. Martin’s and we can forward your donation.
https://www.episcopalchurch.org/bulletins/bulletin-insert-epiphany-5-b-absalom-jones-offering-february-7-2021/

Sunday, Feb 7, 2021, 5th Sunday after Epiphany

Collect of the Day:  Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins, and give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Thank you, Bishop +John Thornton and Janylee Thornton

https://youtu.be/yWYStT2SuAg    and    Order.of.Service-Feb7.2021.Bp.Thornton

BLESSED ABSALOM JONES
In honor of Black History Month (February) and Blessed Absalom Jones,
the first African American priest in the Episcopal Church, Presiding Bishop
Michael Curry has invited Episcopalians everywhere to deepen our
participation in Christ’s ministry of reconciliation by engaging with and
supporting Episcopal Historically Black Colleges and Universities, known as
HBCUs. Absalom Jones will be celebrated in Evening Prayer on Sunday February 21 at 3
pm in ZOOM, hosted by the Pacific Northwest Union of Black Episcopalians. Zoom link to come.

January 31, 2021, 4th  Sunday after Epiphany

Collect of the Day: Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

https://youtu.be/as_LeWdONnk  
And read the service and sermon here:  Order.of.Service-Sun.Jan31.2021-RevAJ

Scripture Readings

Prayer for St. Martin’s 
God of Love, open our eyes and ears
to perceive you at work
in creation, the church, and our parish.
Fill our hearts with your love
that we may reach out in love to others.
Stir up our imagination with your Holy Spirit
that we may find new ways to live into life with you.
Give us a vision of your mission
that we may share your love and your spirit
in all the places where we work and play and worship you.
In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.

Collect of the Day:  Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Thank you Sara and Carolyn for leading us in worship today.

Video:  Note: While we SAID January 17 in the video, this is actually the service for Jan 24. https://youtu.be/Pi4nTRjJRG8
Order of Service: Note:  The top of page SAYS Jan 17 but is actually for Jan 24 
Order.of.Service-Sun.Jan24.2021-Sara+Carolyn

Scripture Readings
Jonah 3:1-5, 10
1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Mark 1:14-20
Psalm 62:6-14

Prayer for Peace (BCP p. 815) ~~ Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of Peace, as children of one Father; to whom be dominion and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

Sunday, January 17, 2021 ~ 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany

Collect of the Day Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Welcome Rev. Deb Vanover and thank you for leading Holy Communion in person!
Occupancy is limited, and reservations are being taken.  
The link for the recorded YouTube is here https://youtu.be/5c4_MWfeo5U

You can read the service and the sermon here: Order.of.Service-Sun.Jan17.2021-Rev.Deb

Scripture Readings
1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20)
1 Corinthians 6:12-20
John 1:43-51
Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17

Pray for our country. Oh God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your son. Look now with compassion on the entire human family; and particularly this part of the family, in the United States, and those in our nation’s capital; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Sunday, January 10, 2021 ~ 1st Sunday after Epiphany

Collect of the Day: Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Welcome Kay and Doug Young, and thank you for leading us in worship.

Read the service: Order of Service.Jan10.2021-Kay.Young
Watch here: https://youtu.be/nJgvTC1jlY0

Scripture Readings
Genesis 1:1-5
Acts 19:1-7
Mark 1:4-11
Psalm 29

From Presiding Bishop Michael Curry:  A prayer for our nation, praying first from the prayers that accompany Morning Prayer:

Save your people, Lord, and bless your inheritance;
Govern and uphold us now and always.

Day by day we bless you;
We praise your name forever.

Lord, keep us from sin today;
Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.

Lord, show us your love and mercy;
For we put our trust in you.

In you, Lord, is our hope;
And we shall never hope in vain.

     – Morning Prayer II, Book of Common Prayer, p. 98

Let us pray:

Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that all peoples may be gathered together under the banner of the Prince of Peace, as children of one God and Creator of us all; to whom be dominion and glory, now and forever.
     – For Peace, Book of Common Prayer, p. 815

 Oh God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your son. Look now with compassion on the entire human family; and particularly this part of the family, in the United States, and those in our nation’s capital; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
     – For the Human Family, Book of Common Prayer, p. 815

On this day and at this moment, we pray for our nation. We ask God to heal us, to show us the way to healing, to show us the way to be one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Sunday January 3, 2021 ~ 2nd Sunday after Christmas  

Collect of the Day:     O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Welcome Bishop Thornton and thank you for leading us in Worship.  Watch here:  https://youtu.be/0X8OuehMg34     and read here: Order.of.Service-Jan3.2021.Bp.Thornton 

 Scripture Readings

Next In-Person Worship is Sunday January 17.  Call Carolyn Brown to make your reservation.

Sunday, December 27, 2020,

1st Sunday after Christmas.  

Collect of the Day:  Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. 

Thank you, Rev AJ for leading us in Worship! :   https://youtu.be/SllpHs_m5H4

Scripture Readings and Order of Service:  Order of Service.Dec27.2020-Rev.AJ

Wishing you all a blessed Christmas Season, and thanks to all who helped with Christmas Eve Zoom Carols and prayers. 

Order of Service.Christmas.Eve.2020

Sunday, December 20, 2020

4th Sunday in Advent ~ LOVE

Collect of the Day:  Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Welcome Rev. Debbie Vanover, and thank you for leading us in Worship in Person

 Click the link to the YouTube video of Sunday’s in-person service here

 Order of Service-Dec.20.2020-Rev.DebVanover-Advent4B

Scripture Readings

Coming this week:                                         

Monday December 21 – 7 pm LONGEST NIGHT SERVICE – special LIVE ZOOM with Rev. Carol+ Sedlacek.  Light a candle to hold back the darkness.  

Thursday December 24 – 7 PM – Christmas Eve LIVE ZOOM.  Sing carols and rejoice!

Sunday, December 13, 2020

3rd Sunday in ADVENT – Gaudete – Rejoice always!  Pray without ceasing.

Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

Welcome Kay and Doug Young, and thank you for leading us in worship.

View today’s service : https://youtu.be/psFCqjz-Ioo

 Read today’s service : Order of Service.Dec13-Advent3B-Kay.Young

 Scripture Readings

A Prayer for the Transition Process at the Diocese

“Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10

Spirit of the living God, come among us and guide us as we seek to know your will for us in the Diocese of Oregon as we get ready to install our new Bishop-elect the Rt. Rev. Diana Akiyama.  May we listen deeply to your voice as we meet and discern with those who have stepped up to identify themselves and their gifts in leadership among us.  May we find in all the voices that we hear, that still small voice leading us to deeper understanding of your will in each of our lives and providing us with the power to carry that out in your Church and your World.  Amen.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

2nd Sunday in ADVENT – Comfort Ye My People

Collect for Second Sunday in Advent ~ Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Welcome Bishop +John Thornton and John Thornton Jr. and thank you for leading us in worship 

Scripture Readings

Read:  Order of Service.Dec6-Advent2B-BpT  and View: https://youtu.be/IoWwOJeoxO0

In the world-wide Anglican cycle of prayer, we pray this week for the Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain. In our Diocese of Oregon, we pray for St David of Wales, St Gabriel the Archangel, Parish of St John the Baptist, St Michael & All Angels; all of Portland.  And please pray for our Diocesan staff and our new Bishop Elect Diana Akiyama as she starts her work in Oregon.  In our city of Lebanon, we pray especially this week  for St John’s Lutheran Church and St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.  As always, we also pray for our Jewish and Muslim neighbors and for all who seek God.

Advent Blessings as we Wait and Watch and Pray for the Coming of our long awaited Christ Child!

Sunday November 29, 2020

Collect for the Day:   Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

Welcome Rev. AJ Buckley, Carolyn Brown, and Sara Jameson and thank you for leading us in worship this week. The link to the YouTube video of today’s service:   https://youtu.be/VzK2JQGjO7U  

Scripture Readings for today:  Isaiah 64:1-9   +   1 Corinthians 1:3-9   +  Mark 13:24-37    +  Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18.  Order of service and sermon:  Order of Service.Nov29.2020-Advent1B (1)

Lighting the Advent Wreath

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