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Advent Is Just Around The Corner

The last line of Christina Rossetti’s 1872 Christmas poem, In the Bleak Midwinter, reads “What can I give Him, poor as I am? If I were a shepherd I would bring a lamb; if I were a wise man I would do my part, yet what I can I give Him, give my heart.” As…

Worship Service Times

The change to winter worship hours occurred on Sept 11, 2011 when Sunday worship changed to 8:30am and 11:00am. The abbreviated version of this schedule appears in the “blue box” on the right of the St Mark homepage. A more complete listing appears on the Worship Service page under the Worship item on the main menu. This…

ELCA Churchwide Assembly – August 15-20, 2011

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will be assembling in Orlando for their 12th Churchwide Assembly, August 15-20, 2011. The assembly provides a marvelous opportunity to affirm our identity as the ELCA and celebrate God’s mission that flows from it. What an opportunity to witness a church that shares a living, daring confidence in…

“Loaves and Fish Offering”

On July 31, the gospel lesson from Matthew 14 was the story of the “Feeding of the Five Thousand. ” During the children’s message, the children were invited to move among the congregation and collect any coins those gathered in worship had on hand to feed the hungry crowd. The congregation was invited to offer any change they had in their…

African Worship June 19, 2011

African Sunday was a Musical and Visual feast!

We arrived at St. Mark June 19th for Trinity Sunday to find lots of people dressed in colorful African garb.  These beautiful fabrics and clothing were purchased by the many in our church who have traveled to Tanzania to work with the Safi School Project. Following the welcome by Pastor Linda, the call to worship…

Pastor Linda on Holy Hilarity Sunday

Holy Hilarity Sunday Pictures

Many weeks after the fact, the Holy Hilarity pictures are ready.  Holy Hilarity Sunday was May 1, 2011 and there is a previous post about the event. The pictures are really funny and worth seeing so please view the pictures below!        

Holy Hilarity Sunday

Someone once said, “God has a sense of humor. God has the last laugh and the last word. That word is Resurrection in Jesus Christ! He is risen!  The joke is on human reason and rigidity! Rejoice!” Historically, “Holy Humor” began as “Bright Monday” in the ancient Greek orthodox tradition. It was set aside as…

Recycled Worship Volunteer Recruiter Betty R

I am the recycled worship service volunteer recruiter from the late 1980’s, and a member since 1984.  When attempting to recruit volunteers in the 80’s, I would call on the phone and ask folks to volunteer.  I didn’t have a computer and email wasn’t in existence. Here I am back again; slower in body and…