About Us

It's All About Jesus

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church is about Jesus. Everything we believe translates into what we do. And what we do begins and ends in worship. The ultimate act of worship is, ironically, passive. The highest form of worship is listening to God, and we do so in hearing his Word in the Holy Bible. We believe that hearing his word in that book is the same as if God stood before us in the flesh, speaking to us. That is why we gather on Sunday mornings and at other times: to hear God speak and respond in hymns of praise and prayers of thanksgiving, and finally to receive Christ Jesus’ Sacrament of Holy Communion, the living grace of God present in bread and wine, Christ’s body and blood. 

St. Mark's is part of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC), a fast-growing Christian church in the Lutheran tradition, uniting more than 142,500 Lutherans in more than 430 congregations across North America. The NALC embodies the theological center of Lutheranism in North America and stands firmly within the global Lutheran mainstream.

We are a church family committed to the authority of the Bible as the inspired Word of God. In keeping with the Lutheran Confessions, we believe all doctrines should and must be judged by the teaching of Scripture.

The NALC has embraced four core values which shape our common life: Christ Centered, Mission Driven, Traditionally Grounded, and Congregationally Focused. We are a church centered on the unique Gospel of Jesus Christ, animated by missions and evangelism, grounded in the 2,000-year tradition of Christian faith, and organized chiefly to serve our congregations.

A renewed Lutheran community moving forward in faith, the NALC is focused on living out Christ’s Great Commission to go and make disciples in North America and around the globe. We invite you to learn more about our church family.