We welcome all people to worship with us. Holy Communion is celebrated each Sunday at 9:30 am. People of every age, walk of life, faith tradition, and sexual orientation are welcome to join us.
Please join us each Sunday morning as we worship the living Christ. Everyone is invited and welcome. Also, you are invited to stay after the service for light refreshments and fellowship on the breezeway.
St. Mark Bible Study meets the second Tuesday of each month and will meet again at 10:00 am on June 12th in the large conference room of the church office. Light refreshments are served. The secondary resource used for St. Mark Bible Studies is Gather magazine.
Gather, the magazine of Women of the ELCA, is featuring two thought-provoking Bible studies in its spring and summer 2018 issues. Although Gather is published for Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA) the information can be can be broadly applied to everyone’s daily life.
Each May, Gather takes a break from multi-session Bible studies to offer a one-session devotional on an intergenerational theme. This year, the Rev. Julie A. Kanarr writes the devotional “All are welcome.” Kanarr, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Belfair, Washington, helps Gather readers consider how groups and congregations can open their ministry to diverse newcomers. Through examples of biblical welcome and hospitality, she also leads readers to discover ways to define themselves beyond ideas about age that can often be damaging to women. Kanarr encourages readers to define themselves as God does – through love.
The June and July/ August Bible study is on prayer. Theologian Anna Madsen of the OMG: Center for Theological Conversation (www.omgcenter.com) shares three sessions focused on the practice of prayer.
All three can be downloaded for free.
• Session one: The paradoxes of prayer (1 Samuel 12:16-23). Readers investigate the paradoxical truths of this spiritual practice.
• Session two: The practices of prayer (Psalm 19:14). Participants look at different ways to pray, what each might offer and how knowing an array of prayer styles can enrich one’s devotional life.
• Session three: The products of prayer (Romans 8:26-28). Readers investigate the effects prayer can have personally, communally and on the church’s mission.
By late spring, the three-session summer study will be available for free download at www.gathermagazine.org/bible-study