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Worship: Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

605 Spruce Street
Madison, WI 53715
608-256-8463
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St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Madison, WI

Welcome To St. Mark's Lutheran Church!

St. Mark's Lutheran ChurchConnect
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 coming months.

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.

Upcoming Events!
There are lots of great things planned at St. Mark's for the next several weeks. Click Here to learn about them!


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.

Sunday, July 9 at 9:30 am: Worship and followed by canvassing
     the neighborhood with flyers for the July 16th Ice Cream Socia
     and Live Music
Sunday, July 16 at 9:30 am Worship
     4:00-6:00 pm:
Free Ice Cream Social & Live Music!
    We look forward to meeting our neighbors and sharing
    ice cream, cookies and live music! Rain or Shine.
Sunday, July 23 at 9:30 am: Worship “Sing a New Song Sunday”
Sunday, July 30 at 9:30 am: Worship & Summer Hymn Sing. It will be fun!

Assembling & Packing Baby Kits
for Lutheran World Relief



Pastor Lori PowellFrom Our Pastor: 
Final Flings

From the September, 2017 issue of Branches


Dear Friends:
I read a devotional every morning that arrives in my email inbox. It is distributed by the Center for Action and Contemplation and usually the devotionals are written by Richard Rohr but some-times other noted contemporary authors get a guest spot. There are a series of devotionals that have stayed present in my mind and heart on the subject of forgiveness. He wrote, Our first for-giveness is towards reality itself: to forgive it for being so broken, a mixture of good and bad. Only God, it seems, is spacious enough to include everything”. During these very divisive times it is comforting to know that holding all sides is impossible without God. But that also the way through is with forgiveness.

Blessings, Pastor Lori

Read Pastor Lori's article in the September, 2017 issue of Branches.
Click here.


Basement FloodingBasement Flooding

"And God said, ‘Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.’ And it was so."  Genesis 1:9

The Food pantry has not been effected by the flooding. Twenty new families have found their way to our pantry!

Worship Food Pantry Friday Meal
Worship Food Pantry Friday Meal