Welcome to St. Mark's Lutheran Church!
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.
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.
Season of the Church Year:
We are presently in the Pentecost season of the church year. Pentecost Day (Acts 2:1-41) is celebrated seven weeks after Easter and marks the birth of the Christian Church. The Sundays after Pentecost emphasize the life of the Church and the life of the Christian in light of the life, death, and resurrection of the Jesus Christ.
Focus of Today's Service:
Church calendars set aside September 29 as “St. Michael and All Angels,” a day to give thanks to God for the ministry that his angels carry out, protecting the Lord's family of believers here on earth. The title for this day names the one “archangel” mentioned by name in Scripture, Michael, who is cited in the first two Scripture lessons selected for today's service. Since September 29 occurs on a Sunday this year, we are celebrating it in our service this morning. May the Word of God deepen our appreciation for God's unique angelic creatures and how they serve us in unseen ways. At the same time, our primary focus remains on the saving work of Jesus Christ, even on a special occasion such as today's service.
A complete list of minor festivals that occur in the Lutheran church calendar can be found on pages 159-160 in the front of Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal.
Serving at Worship:
Presiding Minister – Pastor Jason Schmidt
Preacher – Pastor Johnold Strey
Organist – Mrs. Rosemarie Boushek