Upcoming Events

For our detailed daily calendar, click here. For our class schedule, click here.

Holy Week and Easter at St. Mark's

Maundy Thursday - 7 pm in Faith Worship Center

Good Friday - 7 pm in Life Worship Center



Celebrate the Resurrection

6:30 am - Outdoor "Sonrise" worship
8:00, 9:45, 11:00 - Contemporary worship
8:30 and 10:30 am - Traditional worship

Upcoming Sermon Series - The Case for Christ

This series, begins Sunday, March 18, and culminates on Easter Sunday, April 1. Inspired by the book The Case For Christ by Lee Strobel. This seeker series is intended to make a strong case for believing in Jesus, accepting who He said He was, and feeling confident and sure about the resurrection. Use this time of Lent and Easter to invite doubters and seekers to attend worship with you. Do not miss this opportunity to share Christ with someone you know, go to school with, or with whom you work. Invitation cards will be available on Sunday from the ushers or the Info Centers.

Current Sunday Sermon Series: Imagine a Church like Jesus Envisioned

This is an important time for St. Mark's! This Sunday, March 11, we conclude our four-part series intended to challenge our thinking and imagination as we prayerfully consider the possibilities and challenges that are before us. We will dream and ask, how is God leading us and how is He directing us? Based on God's Word we will consider the Church that Jesus envisioned and, by His grace, humbly pursue the Lord's vision for us!

Wednesday Lenten Worship Series

The Olympic athletes dedicated themselves to rigorous physical training - and God calls us into training - as His disciples! Join us in the adventure of a lifetime as we are "Training To . . ." follow Him. Wednesday Lenten worship services (lunchtime and evening) will be based on Hebrews 12:1-2!


Wednesday Lenten Schedule: February 21-March 21


  • 12:25 pm - Traditional service in Faith Worship Center (immediately following 11:45 am Lenten Lunch in The Crossings)
  • 7:00 pm - Contemporary service in Life Worship Center

Afternoon/Evening Schedule

  • 1:00 pm - "10-minutes of Prayer" (Discovery Room)
  • 5:30-7:40 pm - Children's/Middle School Ministries (includes meal and midweek Lenten Worship)
  • 5:30 pm - Alpha Meets
  • 7:00 - 9:00 pm - The Edge (High School Ministry - includes Lenten Worship)
  • 7:45 pm - Chancel Choir meets

**Wednesday, March 14  - Family Night! - Children's/Middle School/High School Ministries and Alpha will not meet - Families are encouraged to attend Lenten worship together.


50+ Fellowship Potluck

Join in the fun of the 50+ Fellowship Group! The next potluck will be held in The Crossings on Thursday, March 22 at 11:30 am! This month's special guest will be Greg Clauson of Cedar Rapids. While recuperating from a critical heart surgery, Greg had a 24-minute encounter with Christ. Bring a dish to share and your own table service.

Mission of Hope Meal

Our next serving opportunity at Mission of Hope is Friday, March 16. If you are able to donate food, or help prepare or serve the meal, click here to sign up. If you have any questions, please contact Marlys Fruhling at 447-0100 or mfruhling@faith-life.org.

Prayer Shawls

If you know of someone who is in the hospital, has cancer, lost a loved one, had a baby, or just got married, please bless them with this special gift. Shawls are available in the church office. If you know how to crochet or knit, and are interested in joining our Prayer Shawl Ministry, either at home or our monthly gathering, please contact Holly at hollychittick@gmail.com for information. 

Days for Girls

Every girl and woman has inherent worth and dignity. Days for Girls celebrates this by providing washable menstrual hygiene solutions, health education, and social enterprises to help them reach the last mile in their own communities.

If you would like to help put together (sew) Days for Girls kits, you are invited to join in on any of the following workshops at St. Mark's: 

  • Monday, March 12th, 3:30–6:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 31st, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Monday, April 9th, 3:30–6:30pm
  • Saturday, April 21st, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Monday, May 7th, 3:30–6:30pm
  • Monday, May 14st, 3:30-6:30pm

For more information on Days for Girls, please click here. If you have questions about the workshops, please contact Crystal Schwandt at cwessley@live.com


GreifShare is a grief recovery group that is for anyone who has lost a loved one. The winter session is open for all to attend. They meet on Sundays, at 3 pm in the Library. There are 13 sessions and each one is "self-contained," so you do not need to attend in sequence. For more info, contact Sarah Bartlett: sbartlett@faith-life.org

Mat Making for Haiti Children!

Break out those crochet hooks and join us in this project from the heart - that also helps save the planet! Join us  on March 12, from 6-7:30 pm  as we make mats for the children of Haiti. Questions? Contact Sarah Bartlett at 447-0100 or sbartlett@faith-life.org.