WELCOME TO ST. MARTIN’S!
Whether you are visiting or looking for a church to call home, the family of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church welcomes you!
Drawing from surrounding communities our congregation is of mixed ages with a variety of occupational backgrounds and life experiences.
If you have questions, wants or need, or, if you would like more information, please ask the clergy or a greeter. We also invite you to sign our guest book, or fill out a Visitors card at your convenience and either hand it to an usher or greeter, or place it in the offering plate. Thank you for celebrating with us and we hope to see you again in the near future!
Please join us downstairs after services for coffee and fellowship
Our Mission and Goal
Our Mission is to provide for the spiritual, educational, and social needs of our congregation and the community.
Our Goal is to create a positive image of our church in the community through our clergy and parishioners by providing outreach services, support programs and activities including joint efforts with other churches and ministries.
Annually, the Church supports the United Thank Offering, Millennium Goals and it gives monetary donations for international, national and local relief efforts.Our members have also served on building and medical missions in New Orleans, Peru, and Honduras. We provide financial support for the annual children’s Christmas Party sponsored by JCFD #4. Additionally, the congregation hosts, if time permits, Lessons and Carols with High Tea to celebrate the Christmas season.
Weekly the Church’s meeting room is used by AA, Art Classes, Food and Friends as well as biweekly yoga classes and monthly healing services. For more information please be sure to check the calendar on our website
During Advent and Lent when classes are offered after Sunday service, soup and bread is provided. A special luncheon is prepared for Easter, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. An annual picnic is held each September. Refreshments are provided following Christmas Eve Mass.
The Church’s major outreach and support program is a monthly Food Pantry.St. Martin’s Episcopal Church is reaching out to help those who occasionally need assistance to adequately feed their family. The Food Pantry at St. Martin’s is proud to serve the families of Shady Cove and surrounding communities. Usually held the last Friday of every month, the pantry provides fresh produce, dried beans, rice and oatmeal as well as other basic items when available, to supplement what is currently being provided by other sources.
First come, first served.
No paperwork required!
For date and time, check local bulletin boards and church windows on lower level.St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
95 Cleveland St. Shady Cove, OR 97539 (on the north end of Shady Cove, left of Hwy 62) map to St. Martin’s St. Martin’s is part of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon
The Rt. Rev. Michael J. Hanley, Bishop
The Rev. Dr. Randel Livingood, Vicar
If you have any questions, please leave a message for a return call at 541-878-2166 or contact us online…
Our Christian education program includes yearly Lenten studies, Seder dinner, Advent studies, and confirmation classes upon request. Special services are offered Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and Christmas Eve. To celebrate the birthday of St. Frances Assisi, the Church offers each October the Blessing of the Animals.
Sunday worship services, are traditional Prayer Book Services including the Holy Eucharist (Communion), are held at 10:00 a.m.
Worship of psalms, Bible readings, and prayers, as well as a sermon. The service may be with or without music. While some parts of the Mass are always the same, other parts change. At the Holy Eucharist, for example, two or three Bible selections are read. These change each Sunday as well as the Psalms. Certain prayers also change in order to provide variety. Don’t be embarrassed to ask your neighbor for assistance for any part of the Mass. More information is available in the bulletin you receive as you enter St. Martin’s.
During the service, the congregation greet one another, usually with a handshake and a message of “Peace” or “Peace be with you.” This is an outward show of reconciliation, forgiveness, and well-being for one another.
All baptized Christians, regardless of age or denomination, are welcome to receive communion. To receive communion, follow others to the altar and kneel or stand in an open spot at the communion rail. The priest will place a small piece of bread in your hand and say, “The Body of Christ, the bread of heaven.” You may eat the bread then or hold it until the wine comes. A Lay Eucharist Minister or LEM with a chalice of wine will stop in front of you and say, “The Blood of Christ, the cup of salvation.” You may either drink directly from the chalice or, if you saved your bread, simply dip it into the wine and consume both together. You may also opt not to have any wine. When you have received the bread and wine, then return to your seat.
Visitors who are not baptized Christians are welcome to come forward during the Communion to receive a blessing from the priest. If you wish to receive a blessing, instead of holding your hands out to receive the bread, simply cross your arms over your chest. The priest will then bless you.
HistorySt. Martin’s Episcopal Church services began in 1957 in the Shady Cove Elementary School. Following completion of the downstairs portion of the church, services were then held on the Church property.
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