Current Sermon Series- The Bible Jesus Read

May 20-August 26: 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.


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

Work has begun on the Children’s Ministry area in the Lower Level. Several spaces will be modified during the renovation. The blue room (located across from the restrooms) will be expanded to include the hallway between the blue and purple room. This will allow the room to be used for larger groups of children. A moveable wall will be put in The Landing (located underneath the nursery) so that it can be used for two classrooms, but also opened up for one large meeting space. There will be a platform for presentations on one end of the room. Central Stowage (located underneath Discovery) will be divided into two classrooms.

There will be no construction projects in Heartland, yellow or aqua rooms. All current tiled areas will be carpeted and new colors will be on the walls throughout. Signage to clearly mark classrooms and spaces will be added. The entire area will be designed with children and families in mind, as we seek to take children and families on a JOURNEY WITH JESUS!

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

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.