Special Events & Services

Join us in Worship!  
So many options!
~~ once a month in-person service (distanced with masks and reservations) ,
~~ once a month Parking Lot Drive-in services starting March 28 Palm Sunday & April 4 Easter at 10 am:  Corner Milton & Williams Streets, Lebanon.  Tune car radio to 92.1 FM,
~~ once a week Compline evening prayer
in Zoom, and
Sunday Service YouTube recordings!  
~~  check our Playlist for services any time

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

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  

~~~~~SUNDAY   SERVICES~~~~

 April 18, 2021
Collect 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

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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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