What Visitors Can Expect

What a Visitor Can Expect at St. Mark Lutheran Church

All persons, without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, nationality, or social class are welcome at St. Mark Lutheran Church. All who come to worship God, to hear the Word of God, to receive the Sacraments, and to pray are welcome.

St. Mark is a liturgical congregation. The Sunday morning service follows the general pattern the Church has found helpful for 1,900 years: Gathering, Word, Meal, Sending. Musical settings of the liturgy will vary from season to season. A variety of musical styles are used in hymns, choral and instrumental music.

St. Mark is a sacramental congregation. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion, Holy Eucharist) every Sunday and on Holy Days. All who wish to receive the Body and Blood of Christ in Holy Communion are welcome.

A liturgy with the rite of healing (prayer, laying on of hands, and anointing) replaces the Communion service when there is a fifth Sunday.

A visitor can expect to be acknowledged and welcomed, but not pressured or singled out.

A Sunday morning service typically concludes in about 70 minutes.