Martin Luther King preaching

2016 MLK Community Ecumenical Service

Recognizing that Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man of God, the community is invited to share in an ecumenical worship service honoring Dr. King’s legacy.

This year, the MLK service will be held

Sunday, January 17
Time:  5:00 pm

St. Mark AME Church
530 N. 5th Avenue East
Duluth, MN 55805

Featured Speaker

Marchelle Hallman speaking at event at DeLaSalle High School Rev. Marchelle Hallman is ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She has been in ministry since 1987, serving as pastor for two congregations including St Mark/Duluth. She has also been Hospital Chaplain in the Fairview St Mary’s system for five years and a Corrections Chaplain for the last twenty years. Rev. Hallman has worked in the area of recovery, providing fifth steps, grief counseling and step work support. She has 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education, a BS in Social work and Psychology from Augustana College Sioux Falls, SD and a Master’s in Christian Education with an emphasis in Youth Ministry from Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, MN. Pastor Hallman serves as a leader on several community boards. She is a resident of Near North Minneapolis for over 50 years. Her life focus is loving others as God has loved her and embracing a public expression of that love which is justice in our relationships/partnerships and advocacy for the poor.


Music will include:
* The Voices of Redemption: A Twin Cities-based vocal ensemble that seeks to highlight the intrinsic messages of faith, hope and unity in gospel music
* The Duluth Community Choir
* The St. Mark AME Choir

2016 Recording

2016 MLK Ecumenical Service

Listen to recording of the service on SoundCloud.

Special thanks to Wisconsin Public Radio – Superior for recording the service.