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5th Sunday of Easter + May 2, 2021

Welcome to worship on the Fifth Sunday of Easter! This morning’s service is a recording of the 8:30 service and our return to in-person worship.  We are reminded today that Jesus is the vine, we are the branches and God is the tender of the vineyard!  This morning’s service includes the celebration of Holy Communion.…

We’re Opening!!

As was previously shared, we are excited to return to in-person worship services on Sunday, May 2!  Worship with Holy Communion will be at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. with 75 people being able to attend each service.  Whether we continue with two services each Sunday afterwards will depend on attendance numbers.  To better prepare…

New Book Study: How to Be An Anti-Racist

Pastor Beth is offering a Zoom Book Study of “How to be an Anti-Racist” written by Ibram X. Kendi beginning on Thursday, May 6, at either 2 p.m. or 7 p.m.  This class will be held each Thursday through June 10. You are asked to do some “homework” (about 40 pages of reading) prior to our first…

Third Sunday of Easter Worship

Welcome to worship on this Third Sunday of Easter!  We are thankful you are here! Today we witness the resurrected Jesus appearing to his disciples to remind them of their connection to him and to one another.  We too are connected to Jesus and to one another.  We are connected in the meal Jesus has…

Quilting Ministry at St. Mark

These are just some of the many beautiful quilts created by our St. Mark Quilting Group. This ministry was at work individually, while COVID restrictions were in place and recently as a group as each of the quilters completed their COVID vaccinations. These quilts will be shipped next week to Baltimore, Maryland to be used…

Message from Bishop Jaech for 2021

January 14, 2021 Dear Friends, Surrounded by turmoil and violence in our nation, it is more important than ever for Christ’s church to be a visible, public church. Filled with God’s grace and Spirit, we are set free to courageously bring God’s love, healing, and justice to all around us. In our Lutheran tradition, we describe…

Easter Worship

Alleluia!  Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed!  Alleluia!   Welcome to worship on this blessed Easter morning!  We give thanks in word and song for the resurrection of our Lord and the new life we have in Jesus Christ. This morning’s worship includes Holy Communion.  If you would like to participate, please have your…

Good Friday Worship

Welcome to Good Friday Worship.  This is a service of prayer, music, reflection, and poetry that includes the reading of the Passion of Christ according to the Gospel of John.  God bless you as you worship this holy day.  

St. Mark Social Justice Meeting

A group of St. Mark members who participated in Pastor Eric’s Bible Studies over the last year has become interested in social justice issues and are meeting on Zoom to talk about ideas and ways St. Mark can make an impact locally. The group would like to inform and invite other members of St. Mark…