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Welcome to St. Mark Lutheran Church

St Mark is holding in-person worship services on Sunday mornings at 10:00! Face coverings are required 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.

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2109 College St SE, Lacey, WA
Map | 360-491-2052

Newest Posts

  • Gary D and Pastor Eric

    Gary D, our Chief Gardener, two garden interns and a handful of volunteers somehow managed to get 13,216 pounds of produce to the Thurston County Food Bank – in spite of a record breaking heat wave and drought conditions. For two years rabbits have ravaged the garden in early spring – inspite of our best efforts to discourage them.  Even so, most of the green beans and broccoli survived and ultimately thrived. Covid prevented any field trips this past spring  –  children usually plant many of our crops!  We are hoping to restart that program again in 2021.  The 5 yards of spring garden mix which usually puts a fresh layer of nutrients on our beds was contaminated with mustard seed.  This became very obvious as soon as we used a small amount of it. Please enjoy some pictures from this summer in the garden. IMG_1958    

  • Welcome to worship! As we light the first candle in our Advent wreath today, Pastor Eric encourages us to wonder:  “For what am I waiting?”  Also, the choir sings two beautiful anthems and sends us out with an Advent Benediction. Please have your bread and wine ready if you would like to share in Holy Communion. God bless you as you worship! https://youtu.be/QzzIf0kX_CQ  

  • Pastoral message on the verdicts concerning the murder of Ahmaud Arbery 11/24/2021 3:20:00 PM ?In response to the verdicts in the trial of Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William Bryan in Brunswick, Ga., for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, we offer a word of prayer and healing. We pray for Arbery’s family because no verdict can ease the pain and suffering of the murder of their loved one. As a church concerned for all, we pray also for the defendants, that God’s grace may transform their hearts. God has created all of us with inherent dignity, value and worth. Racially motivated hate crimes deny this to Black and Brown people. The sin of racism distorts so many aspects of life together. The ELCA’s social policy resolution “Condemnation of White Supremacy and Racist Rhetoric” states: “As persons called to love one another as God has loved us, we therefore proclaim our commitment to speak with one voice against racism and white supremacy. We stand with those who are targets of racist ideologies and actions.” May our prayers continue to lead us toward transformation and fulfilling our call to justice and care for all. He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8). In Christ,                                        Elizabeth A. Eaton, Presiding Bishop, ELCA Kevin Strickland, Bishop Southeastern Synod, ELCA

  • A pastoral message on the Rittenhouse acquittal 11/19/2021 4:00:00 PM Dear church, In the book of Leviticus we read: “You shall not render an unjust judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great: with justice you shall judge your neighbor” (19:15). Our social message on Community Violence urges us to become more involved in countering the reality and fear of violence in our communities and our neighbors’ communities, pursuing justice and seeking peace no matter how long the journey or complex the challenge. When a child is allowed to become a vigilante without recourse, we are forced to confront the idols of our society: guns, violence and white supremacy. To be sure, this is not about one person, but indeed about all of us, together. Today’s acquittal is an injustice. It points to the disorder in which we all live. As we seek to restore justice; so also will we restore God to God’s rightful place at the center of our life together. In Christ, The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, Presiding Bishop Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

  • Welcome to worship on Christ the King Sunday!  We had wonderful music this morning from 4 students representing the Music Department at Pacific Lutheran University–Benjamin Martin-saxophone, Felix Halvorson-guitar, Josh Hansel-drums, and Josh Green-bass.  Listen to Pastor Eric’s sermon and reflect on what it means that Christ is King in your life!    If you would like to participate in Holy Communion, please have your bread and wine (or something similar) ready.  God bless you as you worship!   https://youtu.be/BkHPKOac5CA

  • Getting to know our new members is always a joy. Doug and Brenda recently joined St. Mark and have shared some background information to help us with that. Doug grew up in Lakewood, Washington and Brenda in central California. Both were raised in Christian families and have attended church all their lives. Doug has always been a Lutheran, and Brenda since they were married. Doug attended Pacific Lutheran University where he received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music. He taught Band on high school and college levels, as well as upper level math. Brenda worked in Human Resources for the State of Washington for 30 years. Both are currently retired. Doug and Brenda love to travel and say they get away as often as possible. Doug currently plays instruments in three musical groups. Brenda enjoys card making, scrapbooking and other crafts. When sharing first impressions of our church, Doug and Brenda say they love the music, and the work of both Pastors. They also appreciate the friendly members they have met at St. Mark. So, if you haven’t already introduced yourself to Doug and Brenda, next time you see them give them a big St. Mark welcome!  

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St Mark is transitioning to a blend of in-person and virtual events. Events will appear as they are scheduled.

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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.

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