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Desires and Hopes at St. Mark’s

School is on the verge of starting. People will be coming back from summer visits and vacations. Renewal and rededication are always good experiences as people rejoin us in worship and prayer at St. Mark’s. We are a church with a mission and we are staying the course with our various outreach efforts. We continue […]

Love our Neighbor

What is our world coming to? There seems to be a significant amount of turmoil as we view terrorism both domestic and overseas, as well as unsettled times here in America in terms of the direction of our own country. It is believed that the intent of God’s law is to love our neighbor as […]

The Essence of Knowing God

With the passing of Easter we continue to realize how blessed we are as children of God. God sent part of himself, his Son, Jesus Christ, to show us how to live in His Way and to atone for our sins. Atonement is the essence of knowing God. He takes care of us whether we are […]

Community of Healing

Summertime and the living is easy or so they say. God certainly continues to bless us in many ways as we make good effort to live our lives the way he has shown us. He wants us to be agents of healing for others as we share his word. Today, people are being drawn to […]

From the Pastor’s Desk

Recently, Bishop Trimble shared with us a devotional that he had experienced several months ago at a meeting at a theological seminary. It had to do with glory sightings; those moments when we perhaps come upon an especially beautiful sighting in nature or a moment of experiencing a heart warming interchange between another adult or […]

Many Blessings of Jesus

Crisp, bright days are upon us and to me that seems a great blessing from the Lord. What a beautiful world our Creator has given us along with His love and our ability to give and receive His love and give our love to others. As we study the word of God, our hearts continue […]

Seeking God

In the scriptural text of Exodus, Moses sends us a message telling us of the importance of face-to-face time with God. Moses took the time he needed to build a relationship with God. He went to the top of Mount Sinai. He spent 40 days and 40 nights listening to God and taking down every […]

Live Life Abundantly

As the month of August arrives in our midst it might be a good thing to take a stock of where we are with others. Rev. Larry Hollon relates that once in a counseling session a woman was telling her pastor about some difficulties she was having with her teenage children. She felt that no […]

Patriotism

Patriotism and giving thanks to God for our great country are hallmarks of the month of July. How blessed we are to live in this great country of ours. In the Old Testament book of Amos, we read of Amos’ sermon to the people of that time and place. He is exhorting the powerful and […]

Upcoming Educational Activities

Ongoing Christian classes and other activities are a vital part of our church’s mission for Christ, so I am devoting these notes to the theme of learning opportunities at St. Mark’s. Currently, we are getting ready to launch into summer at St. Mark’s as we make plans for some of our upcoming educational programs including […]