Special Notices

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…

Laura Goeres Memorial Tree

On Saturday, February 6th, a small group of  family and friends of Laura Goeres gathered outside at St. Mark with Pastor Beth to give thanks for Laura’s life and to plant a crabapple tree in remembrance of her.  Laura passed away unexpectedly on December 20, 2020 at Providence St. Peter Hospital. Laura is remembered 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…

Virtual Visit from Loretta

We had a virtual visit from Loretta this week. Loretta, true to her unique self, delivers a poignant message about social distancing and living as children of God.  She speaks the truth with clarity and humor. If you don’t know who Loretta is, you will after this brief 8 minute video!  Thank you, Loretta! To…

The Labyrinth is Open

On these gloriously sunny days, if you want to practice spiritual nurture (and promise to practice social distancing as well), the St. Mark labyrinth is open for prayerful meditation. The labyrinth is located between the sanctuary and the educational wing with an entrance from the side parking lot. (The church building unfortunately is closed due…