One of the most important things that we do at St. Mark’s–and do well–is worship.
Acoustic Worship | 8:30am | St. Mark’s Chapel
We worship using designated worship folders and the Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW). This service is similar to a traditional liturgy with a few differences: The service is easy to follow in the worship folder, the atmosphere is relaxed, and the chapel creates an intimate setting.
The primary instruments during this service are the guitar and djembe. Alex English, director of youth ministry, leads the instrumentalists and assists Pastor Michael with the service.
Once a month, a Stephen Minister is available for intercessory prayer, immediately following the service.
Traditional Worship | 10:30am | St. Mark’s Sanctuary
We worship using Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW), a rich source of old standards and the best contemporary hymnody. We use several of the liturgies in the ELW and are steadily working our way to being proficient in all 10.
The primary instrument during this service is the organ. Throughout the church year you’ll find great organ music and it’s likely that you’ll be treated to brass and strings, not only on festival Sundays, but on any given day of worship. Mr. Les Ackerman, Jr. is our organist and leads our choir as the director of music.
Once a month, Stephen Ministers are available during communion for intercessory prayer.
We have a professionally-staffed nursery for infants and children up to age four, beginning at 10:15am. However, many of our parents bring their children to worship. We have a children’s sermon each week and then children have the option of going to Children’s Church during the sermon or returning to sit with their parents.
During Advent and Lent we offer midweek services at noon and in the evening. We follow the liturgical calendar of the church year and celebrate the festivals with joy.