Worship

Worship is our focus.

Driving through the area, the St. Mark's steeple will eventually come into view. It points us to what is primary for us: worship. Worship has been at the heart of Christian faith since the earliest days of the church, and that is still the case at St. Mark's Lutheran Church. 

Worship is the focus at St. Mark's because it is how God connects with the local Christian community. He gathers us together to bless us each Sunday morning at 10:30 through his Word in liturgy, readings, prayers, hymns, a sermon, and Holy Communion.

The liturgy, as well as the hymns we sing, are from the Lutheran Book of Worship (LBW), and carry us through a variety of focal points in worship on the Lord's Day, beginning with confession and a statement of God's forgiveness for repentant sinners, and concluding with Holy Communion and sending us to be God's light in the world (Matthew 5:14-16). 

Scripture lessons each Sunday include integrated readings from the Old Testament, the Psalms, the New Testament, and the Gospels. Prayers include the Lord's Prayer, prayers from Scripture and other ancient writers, as well as spontaneous prayer. 

Sermons are based on the readings of the day, and are meant to convict, as well as remind us of God's grace, and also to inspire us to serve God and one another in our various vocations. 

We would love to have you among us this Sunday at St. Mark's. Just look for the steeple.

Special note: During this period of isolation due to the coronavirus, services for the home are posted here.