Welcome To St. Mark's Lutheran Church!
person cannot adequately describe a community though I can tell you what is
important here at St. Mark’s. We are a small congregation that worships
every Sunday at 9:30. Every Sunday we celebrate the Lord’s Supper as a
tangible sign to live in God’s grace. Grace is important to us. Our Food
Ministries are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. It is important to us to
feed our neighbors who are in need of food. Sharing is important to us. As a
renewing congregation we are open to new ways of being in ministry. Being
open is important to us. We are a diverse congregation. Welcoming others is
important to us. Whoever you are; straight, gay, committed Christian, a
person with many questions, with children or without, you are welcome here.
Please join us in worship or feel free to call or email if you have
questions about St. Mark’s. I would love to talk to you about your faith
journey and what you are seeking in a faith community.
St. Mark’s Calendar
Every Tuesday Food Pantry 10 a.m. – 12 Noon
Every Thursday Food Pantry 5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Every Friday - Friday Free Meal 12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m.
The sewer work on Spruce Street has begun. It is now easier to enter the
church through the parking lot then the back door. When the sewer work
is over we have an opportunity to celebrate. How shall we celebrate?
We have been in the process of renewing for almost three years.
We have used an assets based model to talk about what we do well. Our
initiatives have been based on what we do well.
As we consider what else God is calling us to we ask questions:
1. What have you always wanted in a faith community?
2. What is essential? What is not-essential?
3. How far outside of the building are you willing to go to talk about
God’s unconditional love?
4. What spiritual practices would you like St. Mark’s to help you grow
As we consider our next steps I have different models of worship
and church for us to consider. While it is good to learn from others,
ultimately we want to celebrate the unique faith community we already
are in ways that invite others to join.
From Our Pastor:
May, 2016 issue of Branches
It’s that time, to plant seeds and watch the seeds grow and marvel at the
wonder of it all - that God made our creation so filled with miracle and
blessing. With the decisions made at our Congregational Meeting on April
17th we are planting seeds here at St. Mark’s. The seeds that we are
planting include recognizing our gifts as well as the gifts of those in our
neighborhood and community. We will use the gifts of the congregation and
the extended community for the purpose of community renewal.
all of Pastor Lori's article in the May, 2016 issue of Branches.
There are lots of great things planned at St. Mark's for the next
several weeks. Click Here to learn about them!