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Worship: Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

605 Spruce Street
Madison, WI 53715

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Madison, WI

Welcome To St. Mark's Lutheran Church!

St. Mark's Lutheran ChurchConnect
St. Mark's is participating with several other congregations in a renewal program through the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin, ELCA called Connect. Connect is a two year program. Congregations support each other through Bible study and reflection, helping to identify and clarify the mission of each church and provide a foundation for new ministry opportunities. St. Mark's is excited to participate in this program and to further develop their hospitality ministries. Our mission statement is, "Reaching out with the unconditional love of God" though even this may be tweaked during the coming months.

Diana Butler Bass, a noted church historian, has observed that customs are what define the way a church cuts their communion bread, or what time service is or even what kind of music is played. Tradition is knowing that we are called to Jesus' table of grace, that we gather for worship out of thanksgiving, and we are to be Christ in the world. Custom's may need to change. Tradition is what keeps us grounded. Come and join us as we honor a faith tradition more than two thousand years old but that is necessary and relevant in our changing world.

Thank You for Food Drive!
A big thank you to the Van Hise Elementary School! They had a holiday food drive and brought in more than thirty bags of food for the food pantry! The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas are always difficult for food pantries as the push is for Thanksgiving baskets and that does not leave much for pre-Christmas planning. This is one of the many reasons we are grateful to Van Hise.

Upcoming Events!
There are lots of great things planned at St. Mark's for the next several weeks. Click Here to learn about them!

New Members Welcomed January 29New Members

"Sing a New Song" Worship on 4th Sundays
February 26 at 9:30 am

Pastor Lori Powell
From Our Pastor: 
Lenten Practices Lead to New Life

From the March, 2017 issue of Branches
Dear Friends:
It is March and it is Lent. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, this year it is March 1st. If we ever doubted that Christianity is mixed in with secular or pagan practices, The dates of Ash Wednesday and Easter are determined by the first full moon that comes after the vernal equinox or March 21st. The word Lent literally means “spring”. The early church recognized Easter by practicing an Easter vigil, wondering if Jesus would come again on the day his resurrected life began. By the 4th century, followers were also practicing a vigil of the forty days of temptation Jesus experienced in the wilderness before his ministry. What we now call Lent . . .
Blessings, Pastor Lori

Read Pastor Lori's article in the March, 2017 issue of Branches.
Click here.

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.

Worship Food Pantry Friday Meal
Worship Food Pantry Friday Meal