Welcome To St. Mark's Lutheran Church!
St. Mark's is participating with several other congregations in a renewal
program through the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin, ELCA called Connect.
Connect is a two year program. Congregations support each other through
Bible study and reflection, helping to identify and clarify the mission of
each church and provide a foundation for new ministry opportunities. St.
Mark's is excited to participate in this program and to further develop
their hospitality ministries. Our mission statement is, "Reaching out with
the unconditional love of God" though even this may be tweaked during the
Diana Butler Bass, a noted church historian, has observed that customs are
what define the way a church cuts their communion bread, or what time
service is or even what kind of music is played. Tradition is knowing that
we are called to Jesus' table of grace, that we gather for worship out of
thanksgiving, and we are to be Christ in the world. Custom's may need to
change. Tradition is what keeps us grounded. Come and join us as we honor a
faith tradition more than two thousand years old but that is necessary and
relevant in our changing world.
Thank You to the Boy Scouts!
The Boy Scouts from Trinity
United Methodist brought us 85 bags of food this month. We are grateful for
the variety they bring!
There are lots of great things planned at St. Mark's for the next
several weeks. Click Here to learn about them!
Holy Hilarity &
Sing a New Song Worship
April 23 at 9:30 am (Sing a New Song Sunday every 4th Sunday)
Life as a Metaphor
April, 2017 issue of Branches
Endless gray, cloudy, wet days exemplify the art of grieving. And grieving
our losses, washing away the parts of ourselves that get in the way of our
relationship with God is the stuff of Lent. This spring time weather is
exactly what we are supposed to be going through as we walk up to Easter.
Easter is late this year and I had planned to celebrate Easter with sunshine
and colorful flowers. On a day like today, one wonders if we will ever get
there. And yet, even though I am not enjoying these wet, cloudy days, the
bulbs in my yard are getting taller, the grass is getting greener and new
life is waiting in the wings . . . It is my hope that this is true of our
spiritual journeys as well as of our faith community . . .
Blessings, Pastor Lori
Pastor Lori's article in the April, 2017 issue of Branches.
St. Mark’s Calendar
Every Tuesday Food Pantry 10 a.m. – 12 Noon
Every Thursday Food Pantry 5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Every Friday - Friday Free Meal 12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m.