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First Sunday in Advent

Welcome to worship on this first Sunday in the season of Advent! We light the first candle in our Advent wreath for hope and celebrate the gift of Holy Communion.  As usual, there is lots of great music!  Also this morning, both Pastor Eric (Children’s Time) and Pastor Beth (sermon) explore the prophet Isaiah’s prayer…

Christ the King Sunday Nov 22, 2020

In place of our usual St Mark created Sunday Worship Video, this week we present a Video from Synod Region 1 leadership including Bishop Rick Jaech (gives the sermon), Bishop Shelley Wickstrom, Bishop Shelley Bryan Wee, Bishop Kristen Kuempel, and Bishop Laurie Larson Caesar for congregations whose pastors and deacons participated in a theological education…

ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

Zoom Congregational Meeting

On Sunday, November 15th, members of St. Mark attended our annual congregational meeting at 9:00 a.m. using Zoom.  At this meeting, we discussed and voted on the proposed 2021 Spending Plan (Budget).  Our process began in September with the Financial Planning Committee (FPC) gathering data based on the Approved 2020 Spending Plan (Budget) and setting…

24th Sunday after Pentecost Nov 15, 2020

Welcome to worship. With the liturgical year nearly over (Advent is two weeks away), the readings can be somewhat scary. With our world the way it is, we offer you a ton of hopeful music this week. Enjoy our choir’s new offering as well! For children’s time, be sure to grab your favorite hat. We…

Sunday morning Worship, November 8th, 2020

Welcome to worship this morning!  We are thankful you are watching with us!  This morning you will want to be sure to listen to the very end to enjoy a “Joyful Amen” with Terry Shaw and the St. Mark Chancel Choir.  Also, there is a beautiful Postlude offered by Benjamin Martin.  John Martin and Pastor…

All Saints Sunday

Welcome to worship on this All Saints Sunday!  Today we give thanks for the blessing of all the Saints in our lives. We especially take time to remember our family and friends who have passed away this year. God bless and be with you!  

Reformation Sunday

Welcome to worship on this Reformation Sunday. We give thanks that the Holy Spirit continues to re-form the church and re-form us as the people of God.  Today we are blessed to hear from our beloved Bishop Rick Jaech.  There’s lots of wonderful music and children get to hear from Pastor Beth.  We invite you…

Worship for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost

This morning we celebrate the Baptism of Scarlett Bona and the Blessing of the Animals.  Pastor David Brauer Rieke (former Bishop of the Oregon Synod) offers an thoughtful sermon on the question of what do we render? (from Jesus’ response to render to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s).  There is…

Worship Service for 10-11-2020

As an alternative to our usual in-house created Sunday Video Service, this week we present a Sunday Video Service created by the organization Lutherans Restoring Creation. This is an organization with very close ties to the ELCA national office and a strong environmental commitment. This video has two main messages. Watch for these messages as…

18th Sunday of Pentecost

Welcome to worship on this 18th Sunday after Pentecost!  We are thankful you are worshiping with us today.  This morning Pastor Beth tackles the difficult parable of the wicked tenants and Pastor Eric offers a reprise of a lively garden song for Children’s Time.  Our musicians Terry Shaw and Rae Corbin delight us with wonderful…