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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…

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…

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany Worship

Welcome to the 5th Sunday after Epiphany! Worship includes the celebration of Holy Communion. If you would like to participate in this sacred meal, have your bread and wine (or something similar) ready. God bless you as you worship. With great love, Jesus is reaching out to you, ready to lift you into hope, where…

Baptism of Jesus – Sunday, January 10, 2021

Welcome to worship on this Sunday morning! Remember your baptism! That’s the theme today. We live in a place with an abundance of opportunities to feel God’s presence everyday with this sacramental gift- ordinary things infused with the divine. Today we learn that Jesus baptizes the water. It becomes Sacred, God’s grace poured out for…

Christmas Eve Worship

Merry Christmas!  Thank you for joining us this Christmas Eve!  Tonight’s service is a Candlelight Communion Service. We invite you to light a candle and have communion elements ready (bread and wine or something similar).  We rejoice with the angels and give thanks to God that there is always room for us in Jesus Christ! …

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…

Let’s talk about racism

The below article will be discussed in a virtual meeting tonight (9/24/2020) at 7:00PM hosted by St Mark Lutheran Church pastors. See the email which went out to members of the congregation for details of the virtual meeting. By Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas – September 2, 2020 “Protests are not working — where do we…

The Hardest Blessing

The image and words below were done by author and artist Jan Richardson and inspired by Matthew 18:21-35, which is this Sunday’s Gospel lesson.  They were first published as part of a reflection at “The Painted Prayer Book”. The “I” in these writings is Jan Richardson. These writings have previously been released to the St…

ELCA Social Message on Government

The ELCA Church Council has unanimously adopted a new social message titled: “Government and Civic Engagement in the United States: Discipleship in a Democracy” This project was called for at the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, with an intention that it be ready to read before the national election this fall. The social message defines government…