Located in beautiful Shady Cove, Oregon, just north of the winding Rogue River, St. Martin's is a small, inclusive and welcoming faith community that strives to love and serve God and our neighbor in the Episcopal tradition. Our church family takes joy in worshipping and breaking bread together in Jesus' Name. God loves us all, warts and all. When we fail to love as God loves us, we seek God's forgiveness -- and find it showered upon us in boundless ways. In this time of great concern for our nation and world, we seek to be a healing presence for one another and the world around us.
Whether you are a seasoned Episcopalian, a first-time visitor, or fall somewhere in between, you are welcome at St. Martin's! We are comprised of and reach out to the young and the old, the seasoned and the newcomer, those who are married and those who are divorced, partnered and single individuals, widows and widowers, those who identify as straight and those who identify as LGBTQ, the wealthy and those with limited resources, and families and individuals of all racial, ethnic, gender, cultural and faith identities. We are of different backgrounds, identities and experiences, and we value the differences that enrich our faith community.
We worship Sundays at 10AM, followed by fellowship and refreshments downstairs.
Our next monthly Food Pantry will be Friday, July 28 (through the summer months, we will begin at 10 AM instead of 11AM). We sometimes hold smaller Mini-Pantries during the month. Watch our Facebook page or look for the sign at the corner of Hwy 62 and Cleveland.
Life is short,
and we do not have too much time to gladden the hearts of those
who travel the way with us.
So be swift to love, and make haste to be kind.
And may the Divine Mystery who is beyond our ability to know
but who made us and who loves us and who travels with us,
bless us and keep us in peace. Amen.
We offer as much healthy food as possible to our neighbors in need. Fresh and non-perishable food is offered by volunteers in an outdoor drive-through format. In hot weather, we begin at 10AM. In cooler weather, we begin at 11AM. We serve until the food is gone. We only ask for first name and number of adults and children in a family. If you drive, please stay in your vehicle and volunteers will bring the food to you. If you are on bicycle or foot, we can package food in ways easy to carry.
To learn more, please visit the Food Pantry link on this website. We are SO appreciative of our leaders and volunteers, the foundations who have given us generous grants to sustain and expand our work, and the organizations and individuals who partner with us to feed our neighbors.
God bless Shady Cove and the Upper Rogue!
Our Mission is to provide for the spiritual, educational, and social needs of our congregation and the community. To nurture a positive relationship with Shady Cove and the greater Upper Rogue community, we respond with compassion to the hopes, needs and concerns of the world around us. We provide outreach services, space and support programs, ministries, events and activities. Compassion, dignity, justice, excellence, and integrity are our watchwords. The ministry of Jesus is our model as we strive to be steadfast in serving all, especially those in need. We pray that we may continue to be granted the strength, courage, and love we need to serve God, each other and the world.