St Mark is holding in-person worship services on Sunday mornings at 10:00! Face coverings are strongly encouraged for people inside the church building regardless of your vaccination status. For those who are not comfortable attending worship in person, Sunday morning services are recorded and published on our website.
Just two ways the generous people of St. Mark chose to make a positive impact in the community this week. The Social Justice Team spearheaded an effort to put together care packages for homeless people as a part of “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday. There was an amazing response from our congregation over the last several weeks with many, many donations and monetary gifts made to create these care packages. After worship service on the 12th, at least ten people helped put these packages together. Over 100 gallon-size Ziploc bags were filled with the congregation members’ generous donations of travel-size hygiene items and socks . The Social Justice Team will determine the most effective way to get these in the hands of those who need them the most. On Tuesday of this week, six women from St. Mark went shopping to buy clothes for students attending classes in the North Thurston Public School district. Margit Stakkestad, Juliana Alspaugh, Karen Grundler, Marsha McBrady, Carol Porter, and Jan Spaid went to Fred Meyer in Lacey to do all the shopping. They purchased pants, shirts, hoodies, coats, socks, shoes, and underwear for three families. Next, items in every size were bought to go to the “store” set up to meet future clothing needs of homeless students. Bought were socks, underwear, sports bras, leggings, and sweatpants. Money to support this endeavor came from the Endowment Fund, Branching Out, Thrivent Choice dollars, Thrivent Action Team, and gift card donations.
Welcome to worship on this 17th Sunday of Pentecost! Today we bless the harvest from the St. Mark Community Garden and are challenged to grow and harvest peace, welcome, and humble service in our lives. This service includes Holy Communion. If you would like to participate, please have your bread and wine available. God bless you! https://youtu.be/VaS5qI35Ocs
A People of Hope: Until All Are Fed An online benefit for ELCA World Hunger When: Thursday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. Central time Where: Zoom webinar Dear friend in Christ, You’re invited to join me and Rick Steves, guidebook author and travel TV host, as we celebrate World Food Day! This online benefit for ELCA World Hunger will feature interviews hosted by my friend, Rick, with people on the ground who are doing the dynamic work of fighting hunger around the world. Special guests include the Rev. David Beckmann, who is being honored for his lifelong service to end hunger; the Rev. Rebel Hurd; Willie and Anne Langdji; and the Rev. Rafael Malpica Padilla. There will also be special performances by Rachel Kurtz, Peter Mayer and the St. Olaf Choir. As a vital supporter of the church, we would love for you to join us as we hear compelling stories, listen to wonderful music and gather in fellowship to invest in this life-giving work. As a church, we remain focused on supporting our neighbors near and far as the pandemic continues disrupting and impacting lives. At this event, you will learn about the ways ELCA World Hunger is responding. No one is better positioned and more experienced than the church in addressing hunger — both immediate needs and root solutions. We are ready, able, effective and efficient. Together, we are a people of hope. I look forward to seeing you there! In Christ, The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton Presiding Bishop Click here for full invitation and registration
Welcome to worship at St. Mark Lutheran in Lacey WA. We celebrate communion every time we gather together as the people of God, so have those communion elements ready. The sermon question is- What does it mean to take up your cross, and follow Jesus? Pastor Eric offers a response to that. Thank you for coming, and enjoy the service. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B398hPQar0I
Welcome to worship this morning! We hear the Gospel story of Jesus healing the Syrophoenician woman’s daughter and man who was deaf. Pastor Eric reflects on these healing stories and how God’s healing touches our lives. We celebrate Holy Communion today. Please have your bread and wine ready if you would like to participate. God bless you! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q_fB_AXv3u4&feature=youtu.be
Welcome to worship on this 14th Sunday of Pentecost! We are thankful you are here. This morning we hear a conversation between Jesus and the religious leaders who challenge him. Jesus reminds them that God cares about what is in our hearts. Pastor Beth encourages us to open our hearts to live God’s love in our lives. Our service includes Holy Communion. Please have your bread and wine ready if you would like to participate. God bless you as you worship! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWcVKBQ-PC8
St Mark is transitioning to a blend of in-person and virtual events. Events will appear as they are scheduled.
Introductory Giving Page
Introductory Giving Page Click Here
This page gives help information and links to the actual sites at which you can enter electronic donations.
You can still mail in a check and that mail is being picked up at the church’s locked mailbox and processed regularly.
Clean Kids Ministry
Clean Kids Ministry Click Here
The “Clean Kids” laundry room will be closed until further notice due to COVID-19, since we cannot control the separation or health of potential users in a small room.