By now, you probably know a lot about Zoom — the online video meeting platform that allows people to “meet” remotely by computer during these days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Maybe much of your work requires such meetings, maybe your family and friends are catching up that way or maybe you’ve just heard a lot of Zoom jokes.… Read more “Virtual meetings, real connections”
[Editor’s Note: We continue together — yet apart — as our community continues to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic. We are grateful to Interim Pastor David E. Mueller, John Lasher, director of music and worship arts, worship assistant Brian Schmidt, a member of our Leadership Council, and our musicians and vocalists for their efforts in providing this prerecorded video.… Read more “‘The Christian Walk:’ Pastor Mueller’s message for Sunday, April 26”
“For such a time as this.”
Six words from the book of Esther I can’t get out of my head. As a country, as a church, as a congregation we have never seen anything like the time we are living. My emotions have been all over the place.… Read more “For such a time as this: A message from Kitty Dombroski”
Editor’s note: Join us as we worship together by way of this pre-recorded service in the link below. Thanks to Interim Pastor David Mueller, John Lasher, director of music and worship arts, and Council Member Brian Schmidt for providing the elements of today’s worship — music, Scripture, prayers and Pastor Mueller’s message — during this time of separation caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.… Read more “Worship Service and Pastor’s Message: ‘Go Ahead and Touch!’”
“Don’t Touch!” (John 20:1-18)
Interim Pastor David E. Mueller
Grace to all of you and peace in the Name of the crucified yet Risen Christ!
One would think that of all Sundays, this would be the easiest one on which a Pastor could preach.… Read more “The Feast of the Resurrection! (Easter)”
Prepared by Cliff Smith
HE SUFFERED UNDER PONTIUS PILATE,
WAS CRUCIFIED, DIED AND WAS BURIED.
HE DESCENDED INTO HELL.
CHRIST IS RISEN FROM THE DEAD,
TRAMPLING DOWN DEATH BY DEATH,
AND UPON THOSE IN THE TOMBS BESTOWING LIFE.… Read more “A Guide for Prayer and Contemplation on Holy Saturday”
Approximately one month or so ago, I asked seven members to each choose a word (statement) of Jesus from the cross and write a response to it. This was a bit before the viral enemy hit hard and forced us to close the Church building and cancel all regularly scheduled services.… Read more “Good Friday: The Seven Last Words of Jesus from the Cross”
Church families — including ours here at St. Mark’s Lutheran — are really missing each other during this grievous COVID-19 pandemic that has swept our world. We love to be together, worship together, serve together, laugh, weep and grow together.
In this very special week — Holy Week — the separation is palpable, with grim realities all around us, great loss, great need and also the living and powerful hope that Easter represents to those who follow Jesus.… Read more “Missing St. Mark’s? A ‘critter congregation’ has saved your seat”
GOOD FRIDAY: We would usually gather to reflect together in a Good Friday service, but cannot do so this year because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Instead, seven of your fellow St. Markians were asked to provide a personal reflection on one of the seven “words” (statements) of Jesus from the cross.… Read more “Good Friday ‘Words’ from the St. Mark’s family”
[Editor’s note: We thank Interim Pastor David Mueller and John Lasher, director of music and worship arts, for again recording this message and music for us during this season of Coronavirus pandemic when we are unable to meet together. You can follow the text below and listen to the audio by clicking on this link:]
Opening Hymn: Ride On, Ride On In Majesty (verses 1, 2 and 5)
Good morning, people of St.… Read more ““He gave him no answer, not even to a single charge:” Palm Sunday message from Pastor David Mueller”