In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Mark's. We especially welcome our guests who have joined us today. We pray that your soul will be strengthened by the good news about God's grace, love, and forgiveness to us through his Son, Jesus Christ.
Season of the Church Year:
We are presently in the church season called Epiphany. The word Epiphany means “to reveal.” The season extends from January 6 through the Sunday before Ash Wednesday. During the Epiphany season, our worship focuses on the many ways that Jesus revealed himself as our Savior, especially in his ministry, miracles, and message.
Our congregation also operates a Lutheran school for students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade. If you would like to learn more about our church or school, please contact one of our pastors, the principal, or another representative of our church or school. They would be happy to assist you.
Focus of Today's Service:
So far in this Epiphany season, the sections of Scripture that we have studied have revealed Jesus as the Savior in miraculous ways: the star that led the Wise Men (Matthew 2), the voice of God the Father at Jesus' baptism (Luke 3), and the miracles Jesus performed during his ministry (John 2). Today we see another way that Jesus is revealed as the Savior---the most common way and yet miraculous in its own way. The Bible reveals Jesus as the Savior promised by God, the Savior who through faith in his saving work. Through the message of the Bible, the Holy Spirit creates the miracle of faith in the hearts of God's people.
Serving at Worship:
Presiding Minister – Pastor Johnold Strey
Preacher – Pastor Ronald Waterstradt
Organist – Mrs. Shannon Schmidt