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  • Music! Wonderful music!

    St. Mark has historically been blessed with many and varied musicians; vocalists, instrumentalists, soloists and group ensembles.  On Sunday, January 31, we were blessed to have two outstanding musical offerings. Luna S played her ukulele and sang an original arrangement of “This Little Light of Mine”. We were all pleasantly surprised by her musical offering… Read more

  • Welcome Wilbur

    New Member Wilbur F was born in 1923 and raised in San Jose, CA. He attended San Jose college, but WW11 interrupted his college plans and he went to work as a data processing supervisor for the shipyards. After the war, Wilbur began his career with computers in the IBM department at Henry J. Kaiser… Read more

  • Go, proclaim it, live it!

    Do you see yourself as defined by your profession or what you do/did for a living? Or do you see yourself as something more…perhaps loving, kind and wise? Pastor Beth’s son figured out at an early age something that a lot of adults haven’t. That is…how we live our lives is different from our job…. Read more

  • Grace Gathering – A Message from the ELCA

    Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, The “Grace Gathering” will be held in partnership with the 2016 ELCA Churchwide Assembly in New Orleans Aug. 10-13, 2016. Reserve your spot today! The gathering will bring people together from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Participants will see the church in action, worship with Churchwide Assembly… Read more

  • What are you willing to struggle for?

    Pastor Beth asked the congregation this question in the sermon today.  What is worth it to you to be uncomfortable, to work really hard, to not give up?  For some it is physical fitness, for others academic or professional success, for some it is healthy relationships. For Jesus it was worth the struggle, even in… Read more

  • From Ashes to Easter

    Our dear friends at St. Mark, Although Lent is more than a month away, we wanted to write to you to let you know about our 2016 Lenten journey at St. Mark, “From Ashes to Easter.”  This year we are going to do something a little different.  We will experience each of our special Lenten… Read more

  • Miracles

    Miracles are simple things that turn into amazing abundance. In today’s Gospel, we hear of Jesus performing his first miracle.  After his mother asks him, he changes water into wine and his Apostles saw the glory of this and believed in Jesus. Pastor Eric spoke of God’s miracles being a way of seeing God’s love… Read more

  • Hello Again Tony & Diane B

    When asked “Where did you grow up?”, Tony B replied, “I refuse to grow up!” And Diane agreed! This is a good example of the open and engaging personalities of returning St. Mark members Tony and Diane B. Tony finally confessed he spent his pre-teen years in Arizona, the Mojave Desert, and high school years… Read more

  • God’s Light Shines through Broken People

    Ernest Hemmingway is quoted as saying, “We are all broken.  That is how the light gets in”.  Pastor Beth recounts her own journey as a young pastor, unable to hear God’s voice as she madly worked to become the ideal and perfect pastor.  Her spiritual director asked her to quietly contemplate the blessing of God’s… Read more

  • Meet Joe H!

    Joe grew up in Olympia the youngest child in his family by ten years. He has four older sisters and one brother. Before he started attending St. Mark he was Catholic and attended Sacred Heart and St. Michael’s in Lacey and Olympia. Joe is employed as an insurance agent for Bankerslife. He works with all aspects… Read more

  • Sermons

    LISTEN • 31 January 2016 • 4th Sunday after Epiphany • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 31 January 2016 • Music • Soloist & Choir

    LISTEN • 24 January 2016 • 3rd Sunday after Epiphany • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 17 January 2016 • 2nd Sunday after Epiphany • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 10 January 2016 • Baptism of Our Lord • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 03 January 2016 • 2nd Sunday after Christmas • Pastors & Readers

    LISTEN • 27 December 2015 • 1st Sunday after Christmas • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 24 December 2015 • Christmas Eve Full Service • Pastors, Readers, & Musicians

    LISTEN • 20 December 2015 • Christmas Concert • Congregation Members

    LISTEN • 20 December 2015 • Kids Christmas Concert • Congregation Youth

    LISTEN • 20 December 2015 • 4th Sunday of Advent • Pastor Eric & Lay Reader  Ken A

    LISTEN • 13 December 2015 • 3rd Sunday of Advent • Pastor Eric & Lay Reader  Ken A

    LISTEN • 06 December 2015 • 2nd Sunday of Advent • Pastor Eric & Lay Reader Ken A

    LISTEN • 29 November 2015 • 1st Sunday of Advent • Pastor Eric & Lay Reader Ken A

    LISTEN • 22 November 2015 • Christ the King Sunday • Lay Readers

    LISTEN • 15 November 2015 • 25th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 08 November 2015 • 24th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 01 November 2015 •All Saints Sunday • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 25 October 2015 •Reformation Sunday • Pastors Beth & Eric

    LISTEN • 11 October 2015 • 20th Sunday of Pentecost • Ret Pastor Nelson

    LISTEN • 04 October 2015 • 19th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 27 September 2015 • 18th Sunday of Pentecost • SMLC Youth

    LISTEN • 20 September 2015 • 17th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 13 September 2015 • 16th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 6 September 2015 • 15th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Norm Arnold

    LISTEN • 30 August 2015 • 14th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 23 August 2015 • 13th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 16 August 2015 • 12th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 09 August 2015 • 11th Sunday of Pentecost • Retired Pastor David

    LISTEN • 02 August 2015 • 10th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 26 July 2015 • 9th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 19 July 2015 • 8th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 12 July 2015 • 7th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 05 July 2015 • 6th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 28 June 2015 • 5th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Beth & Lay Readers

    LISTEN • 21 June 2015 • 4th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 14 June 2015 • 3rd Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 07 June 2015 • 2nd Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 31 May 2015 • Holy Trinity Sunday • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 24 May 2015 • Confirmation Sunday • Confirmation Class

    LISTEN • 17 May 2015 • 7th Sunday in Easter • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 10 May 2015 • 6th Sunday in Easter • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 03 May 2015 • 5th Sunday in Easter • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 26 April 2015 • 4th Sunday in Easter • Pastor Eric, Gail, Jeff, & David

    LISTEN • 19 April 2015 • 3rd Sunday in Easter • Lay Sermon Ken Lindholm

    LISTEN • 12 April 2015 • 2nd Sunday in Easter • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 05 April 2015 • Easter Sunday • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 22 March 2015 • 5th Sunday in Lent • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 15 March 2015 • 4th Sunday in Lent • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 08 March 2015 • 3rd Sunday in Lent • Lay Sermon by Kahli

    LISTEN • 01 March 2015 • 2nd Sunday in Lent • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 22 February 2015 • 1st Sunday in Lent • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 18 February 2015 • Ash Wednesday • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 15 February 2015 • Transfiguration of Our Lord • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 08 February 2015 • 5th Sunday after Epiphany • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 01 February 2015 • 4th Sunday after Epiphany • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 25 January 2015 • 3rd Sunday after Epiphany • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 18 January 2015 • 2nd Sunday after Epiphany • Retired Pastor David Nelson

    LISTEN • 11 January 2015 • Baptism of Our Lord • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 04 January 2015 • 2nd Sunday of Christmas • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 28 December 2014 • 1st Sunday of Christmas • Reader John Martin

    LISTEN • 24 December 2014 • Christmas Eve • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 21 December 2014 • Christmas Concert • Choirs

    LISTEN • 21 December 2014 • 4th Sunday In Advent • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 14 December 2014 • 3rd Sunday In Advent • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 07 December 2014 • 2nd Sunday In Advent • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 30 November 2014 • 1st Sunday In Advent • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 23 November 2014 • Christ the King Sunday • Lay readers

    LISTEN • 16 November 2014 • 23rd Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 09 November 2014 • 22nd Sunday of Pentecost • Retired Pastor David Nelson

    LISTEN • 02 November 2014 • All Saints Sunday • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 26 October 2014 • 20th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastors Beth & Eric

    LISTEN • 19 October 2014 • 19th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 12 October 2014 • 18th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 05 October 2014 • 17th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 28 September 2014 • 16th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 21 September 2014 • 15th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 14 September 2014 • 14th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 07 September 2014 • 13th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 31 August 2014 • 12th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 24 August 2014 • 11th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 17 August 2014 • 10th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 10 August 2014 • 9th Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 03 August 2014 • 8th Sunday of Pentecost Sermon • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 27 July 2014 • 7th Sunday of Pentecost Sermon • Retired Pastor Linda Smith

    LISTEN • 20 July 2014 • 6th Sunday of Pentecost Sermon • Retired Pastor David

    LISTEN • 13 July 2014 • 5th Sunday of Pentecost Sermon • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 06 July 2014 • 4th Sunday of Pentecost Sermon • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 29 June 2014 • Third Sunday of Pentecost Sermon • Retired Pastor David

    LISTEN • 29 June 2014 • Altar Art Talk • Retired Pastor David

    LISTEN • 22 June 2014 • Second Sunday of Pentecost • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 01 June 2014 • Seventh Sunday of Easter • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 25 May 2014 • Sixth Sunday of Easter • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 18 May 2014 • Fifth Sunday of Easter • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 11 May 2014 • Fourth Sunday of Easter • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 04 May 2014 • Third Sunday of Easter • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 27 Apr 2014 • Second Sunday of Easter • Lay Person Ken Lindholm

    LISTEN • 20 Apr 2014 • Easter • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 17 Apr 2014 • Maundy Thursday • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 13 Apr 2014 • Palm Sunday • Pastors & Lay Readers

    LISTEN • 09 Apr 2014 • 5th Mid-week Service of Lent • Pastor Beth & Bob B

    LISTEN • 06 Apr 2014 • Fifth Sunday in Lent • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 02 Apr 2014 • 4th Mid-week Service of Lent • Pastor Beth & Lay Readers

    LISTEN • 30 Mar 2014 • Fourth Sunday in Lent • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 26 Mar 2014 • 3rd Mid-week Service of Lent • Pastors & Lay Readers

    LISTEN • 23 Mar 2014 • Third Sunday in Lent • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 19 Mar 2014 • 2nd Mid-week Service of Lent • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 16 Mar 2014 • Second Sunday in Lent • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 12 Mar 2014 • 1st Mid-week Service of Lent • Pastors & Darrin

    LISTEN • 09 Mar 2014 • First Sunday in Lent • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 05 Mar 2014 • Ash Wednesday • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 02 Mar 2014 • Seventh Sunday after Epiphany • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 23 Feb 2014 • PLU Sunday • Dr. David Olson & Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 16 Feb 2014 • Sixth Sunday after Epiphany • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 09 Feb 2014 • Fifth Sunday after Epiphany • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 02 Feb 2014 • Fourth Sunday after Epiphany • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 26 Jan 2014 • Third Sunday after Epiphany • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 19 Jan 2014 • Second Sunday after Epiphany • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 12 Jan 2014 • Baptism of Our Lord • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 05 Jan 2014 • Second Sunday after Christmas • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 29 Dec 2013 • First Sunday after Christmas • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 24 Dec 2013 • Christmas Eve • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 22 Dec 2013 • Fourth Sunday of Advent • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 15 Dec 2013 • Third Sunday of Advent • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 08 Dec 2013 • Second Sunday of Advent • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 01 Dec 2013 • First Sunday of Advent • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 24 Nov 2013 • Christ The King Sunday • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 17 Nov 2013 • Twenty Sixth Sunday after Pentecost • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 10 Nov 2013 • Twenty Fifth Sunday after Pentecost • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 03 Nov 2013 • All Saints Sunday • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 27 Oct 2013 • Reformation Sunday • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 20 Oct 2013 • Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 13 Oct 2013 • Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 06 Oct 2013 • Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 29 Sep 2013 • Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 22 Sep 2013 • Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 15 Sep 2013 • Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 08 Sep 2013 • Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 01 Sep 2013 • Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 25 Aug 2013 • Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 18 Aug 2013 • Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost • Retired Pastor David

    LISTEN • 11 Aug 2013 • Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 28 Jul 2013 • Tenth Sunday after Pentecost • Retired Pastor David

    LISTEN • 21 Jul 2013 • Ninth Sunday after Pentecost • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 14 Jul 2013 • Eighth Sunday after Pentecost • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 07 Jul 2013 • Seventh Sunday after Pentecost • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 30 Jun 2013 • Sixth Sunday after Pentecost • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 30 Jun 2013 • Sixth Sunday after Pentecost • Retired Pastor David

    LISTEN • 16 Jun 2013 • Fourth Sunday after Pentecost • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 02 Jun 2013 • Second Sunday after Pentecost • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 26 May 2013 • Trinity Sunday • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 12 May 2013 • Seventh Sunday of Easter • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 21 Apr 2013 • Fourth Sunday of Easter • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 14 Apr 2013 • Third Sunday of Easter • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 07 Apr 2013 • Second Sunday of Easter • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 20 Mar 2013 • Mid-Week Lenten #5 • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 17 Mar 2013 • Fifth Sunday of Lent • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 13 Mar 2013 • Mid-Week Lenten #4 • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 10 Mar 2013 • Fourth Sunday of Lent • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 03 Mar 2013 • Third Sunday of Lent • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 24 Feb 2013 • Second Sunday of Lent • Pastor Beth

    LISTEN • 17 Feb 2013 • First Sunday of Lent • Pastor Eric

    LISTEN • 10 Feb 2013 • Transfiguration Sunday • Pastor Beth

     

     

     

     

     

  • Lenten Schedule

    Our dear friends at St. Mark,

    Although Lent is more than a month away, we wanted to write to you to let you know about our 2016 Lenten journey at St. Mark, “From Ashes to Easter.”  This year we are going to do something a little different.  We will experience each of our special Lenten observances, Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil during our regular Sunday morning worship services.   Worship each Sunday will include Holy Communion and will be at 8:30 and 11:00am as usual.

    Sunday, February 14 will be “Ash Sunday.”  This Sunday service will follow the typical “Ash Wednesday” liturgy with the imposition of ashes and Holy Communion.  (We will not have services on Wednesday, Feb. 10.  Our “Ash Wednesday” service will be on Sunday, Feb. 14 instead.)

    Sunday, February 21 will be “Lenten Sunday.”  The Sunday service will follow a typical Sunday morning order of service, and will also draw upon the healing stories of Jesus and include an opportunity for prayers of healing.

    Sunday, February 28 will be “Palm Sunday.”  Worship on this Sunday will be a joyous celebration of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem—complete with palm branches and shouts of “Hosanna!”

    Sunday, March 6 will be “Maundy Sunday.”  Our Sunday services will explore Jesus’ command to love one another and remember Jesus’ last supper with his disciples.  (This Sunday service takes the place of a Maundy Thursday service.)

    Sunday, March 13 will be “Good Sunday.”  This Sunday we will hear the story of Jesus’ passion.  (Again, this Sunday service is our “Good Friday” service.)

    Sunday, March 20 will be “Vigil Sunday.”  On this day we will observe a simplified version of the great Easter Vigil service.  Although this service is one of the least commonly celebrated, it is a beautiful celebration of Christ’s triumph.

    Sunday, March 27 will be “Easter Sunday.”  We celebrate the blessing of the resurrection!

    On Wednesdays, February 17 and 24, and March 2, 9, 16, and 23, we will also have a Wednesday night Lenten soup supper at 5:45pm followed by worship in the sanctuary at 6:30pm.  This fellowship and opportunity to gather for worship is important.

    If you are still reading, you might be wondering, “Why are we doing this?!” We recognize that this puts us a bit out sync with the rest of the Christian world.  The purpose of this special journey is multi-layered. Our typical worship attendance at the special mid-week Lent and Holy Week services is a small fraction of our Sunday morning worship attendance.   We wish to enable more people to participate in the life changing events of Jesus’ life and in the dramatic worship experiences of the Lenten season.  It is ministry outreach—to you and to those who walk through our doors on Sunday mornings.  We also view this as a teaching opportunity, to make more sense of why we do what we do, and for each of us to deepen our faith and our understanding of what it means to follow Jesus.  With a different approach this year, our hope and prayer is that this Lenten experience will help you experience the love of Christ in new and fresh ways.  We pray that this journey “From Ashes to Easter” will be a journey that will bless not only those of you who are new to the church, but also those of you who have deep roots in the Christian faith.  It is not our intention to use this format every year.

    We have provided this experience in previous churches with an overwhelmingly positive response.  When we first tried this, those who were initially very against this concept, came back to us after Easter with the testimony that this was one of the most meaningful Lenten/Easter experiences they have ever had. Several years later, the congregation asked to do it again.  We have also had pastoral colleagues who were inspired by our stories to do the same thing at their churches. They have also used this format multiple times. The power of this witness compels us to want to share this with you. It is a good thing.  We believe it is a “God thing.” The Church Council, the Music Staff and our Ministry Staff are all very supportive of this experience of Lent this year.

    As your pastors, we love and care about you very much.  You have called us to nurture (and challenge!) you as you continue to grow in faith.  This is one way to give all of us a fresh experience of Lent and Holy Week—and more time to reflect on these important and life changing events of our Lord Jesus Christ.   Our prayer as we journey through this Lenten experience is that you keep an open heart, an open mind, and an open spirit.  Like most new experiences, let’s try it and see what you think once we journey to Easter!

    If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

    God’s blessings,

    Pastors Beth and Eric Utto-Galarneau

  • Worship Services

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    Sunday School 9:45am
    Sunday Adult Ed 10:00am
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