Whether you are a first-time visitor traveling through Shady Cove, or a member of the greater community looking for a spiritual home, the family of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church welcomes you!
Drawing from Shady Cove and surrounding communities, St. Martin’s is of mixed ages with a variety of occupational backgrounds and life experiences.
Since April 4, Easter Day, St. Martin’s is holding outdoor worship beginning at 11 a.m. Seating is physically distanced, and all over the age of 5 are required to wear masks. Although we miss singing, holy communion, hugging one another and breaking bread together after worship, we are grateful to gather in worship in beautiful St. Martin’s churchyard. During this simple worship, we hear God’s Word, listen to a sermon, hear digital hymns and pray in thanksgiving for blessings and for all in need. Worship lasts about 45 minutes.
If you have questions or if you would like more information, please phone us at 541.878.2166 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
OUR MISSION AND VISION
Our Mission is to provide for the spiritual, educational, and social needs of our congregation and the community.
Our Vision is to encourage a positive image of our church in the community through our clergy and parishioners by providing outreach services, support programs and activities that include joint efforts with other churches and organizations.
SOCIAL GATHERINGS AND FELLOWSHIP
St. Martin’s is like a family, and we love to gather together to share meals. During Advent and Lent, when classes are offered after Sunday service, we share a simple meal of soup and bread. For Easter, Mother’s and Father’s Days, a special luncheon is offered after worship. We hold an annual picnic during September, and celebrate Christmas with special refreshments following Christmas Eve Holy Communion worship. Although this year of the global pandemic has caused us to suspend many of these gatherings, we look forward to the day when we will break bread together as a family again.
Annually, St. Martin’s supports the United Thank Offering, Millennium Goals and also local, national and worldwide relief efforts. Our members also serve in local civic and service organizations, as well as 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.
St. Martin’s building is also used by AA, Art Classes, Food and Friends, and has offered bi-weekly yoga classes and monthly healing services. During COVID-19, in-house activities have been restricted. Unfortunately we are not able to rent out our facility for outside use at this time.
The Church’s major outreach and support program is a Food Pantry.
St. Martin’s helps those who 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. We provide fresh produce, meat, dairy, dried beans, rice and oatmeal as well as other basic items when available, to supplement what is provided by other sources.
- First come, first served.
- No paperwork required!
Since COVID-19, this ministry has expanded. Please check St. Martin’s Facebook page to know when our next Food Pantry will be.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. For more information, please leave a message at 541-878-2166, or e-mail us at the address below. Our website and Facebook address are listed below.
- Email: email@example.com
- webpage: http://stmartinssc.wpengine.com
- facebook: http://www.facebook.com/stmartinshadycove
We also look forward to offering Christian formation programs again. We regularly offer yearly Advent and Lenten studies, a Seder dinner, and Inquirer’s Classes about the Episcopal Church. We offer special services on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and Christmas Eve. To celebrate the birthday of St. Francis of Assisi in October, we offer Blessing of the Animals. Please see our calendar for more information.
Sunday worship services are traditional Prayer Book Services, held beginning at 11 a.m. outdoors. It will be some time before we gather indoors again. Worship includes four readings from the Bible, a sermon, and prayers of thanksgiving and for all in need. We are not singing at this time, but enjoy digital music. A bulletin is provided for all to follow along.
When we offer Holy Communion again, we welcome all baptized Christians, regardless of age or denomination, to receive communion. Those who are not baptized or who do not wish to receive communion are invited to come forward to receive a blessing from the priest.
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church began in 1957 by holding services in the Shady Cove Elementary School. Following completion of the downstairs portion of the church, services were held on the church property.
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