Current Sermon Series- The Bible Jesus Read

May 20-September 2: This spring and summer we will take a long deep dive into the treasured passages and stories from the Old Testament. Despite the fact that these texts are over two thousand years old, we will find that they are remarkably relevant and meaningful in our modern age. They have proven valuable to countless millions, and they can serve for our instruction as well.
These are the stories that Jesus heard and studied as he matured. From them both he and the early disciples drew their inspiration, courage, and values. Plan to be with us for each message in this series.

Special Congregational Meeting to be Held on Sunday August 26

Lois Mulbrook, President of the church council, has called for a Special Congregational meeting on Sunday, August 26, at which time the congregation will be asked to approve expending funds for two improvement projects. The first project is partial completion of the church office expansion which was not finished during the building addition in 2011. The second project is improving and replacing the almost 20-year old sound, video and lighting systems in Life Worship Center.

The special meeting will be held in the Life Worship Center at 10:45 am prior to the start of the 11:00 am worship service. The plan is to keep the meeting time to about 20 minutes. 


We're removing barriers for an authentic radical worship experience. It takes place every Sunday night in Faith Worship Center at 7:30. This hour of contemporary spirit-led worship and prayer will help you encounter God in a new, genuine way. Click here for a video clip about Unified Worship.


Moms and Tots Group

There is interest in starting a play group for moms and their young children. If you would like to be a part of this NEW group, please mark your communication card or email Sarah Bartlett at


Beautiful Day - Be sure to join us in being the hands and feet of Jesus as we make it a Beautiful Day for those in our community and congregation on Saturday, September 29. We will have a great variety of projects suitable for many different age groups and abilities.

Construction Update

Keep checking our page for news on the Children's Ministry Area! Work is progressing quickly and we are preparing for carpet to be laid on August 20! For continued updates on our summer construction projects in the Children's Ministry area and Life Worship Center, as well as EVERY.ONE. Capital Appeal news, please visit our new page on the website dedicated to these topics:

Open Prayer Meetings Every Thursday

Come and pray for our congregation and ministries! All are invited to join and experience the Open Prayer Meeting every Thursday from 12:00 to 1:45 pm in the Prayer Room in the South Hallway.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)

Do you LOVE to Sew?

Would you like to make new friends? Then the Quilting Group is looking for YOU! They need sewers to help sew the many blocks they are putting together. Be a part of something beautiful, and make some fun new friends. You can also sew at home if you like!

They meet Tuesday mornings from 9 am to noon. Contact Kathie Oppedahl at or Sharon Staton at if you are interested or have any questions. Read more about the history of The Quilting Ministry at St. Mark's and how they impact our community by clicking HERE.

St. Mark's Parish Nurses

Did you know that St. Mark's has a Parish Nurse Team? Here is a recent article about them, who they are, what they do, and some helpful info!

  • For the July 2017 Parish Nurse Article, Click here
  • For the October 2017 Parish Nurse Article, Click here
  • For the August 2018 Parish Nurse Article on page 11, Click here

notary publicNotary Services available!

Staff member Cyndi Leitheiser is available to conduct notary services at St. Mark's during normal business hours, and Sunday mornings by request. You can either stop by the office, or call ahead to confirm a time. The office phone number is 319-447-0100.