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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…

Palm Sunday Worship

Welcome to worship on this Palm Sunday! Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! We are thankful you are here! Bishop Rick Jaech offers a fabulous sermon to prepare us for Holy Week. Today’s service includes Holy Communion. If you would like to participate, please have your own bread…

Fifth Sunday in Lent

Welcome to worship this morning!  Today we hear Jesus talk about his death and resurrection as a seed entering the ground.  Pastor Beth reflects on this Gospel Lesson in our Community Garden. This morning we celebrate Holy Communion.  If  you would like to participate, please have your bread and wine ready. God bless you as …