Pastor’s Blog

Whaddaya Know About Bruno?
September 23, 2022

Whaddaya Know About Bruno?

Anyone under the age of 10 knows that we don’t talk about Bruno. Do you know why?!? That, my friends, is something you find out when you watch the movie Encanto. If you don’t know...


Charting a Course
September 16, 2022

Charting a Course

Thank you for your responses to the questions from Ministry Architects! We had more than 150 people respond, from all walks of life. In addition, we have listening groups meeting in person this weekend, representing...


Organizational Life Cycles
September 09, 2022

Organizational Life Cycles

GUEST SUBMISSION BY MARCI HILL Have you ever heard of an organizational life cycle? In case you haven’t, it is a concept that describes the phases that organizations, such as businesses, churches, committees, and other...


We Need YOU!
September 02, 2022

We Need YOU!

  Yes, you! As you read (or will read) in our newsletter, Covenant Council approved a relationship with Ministry Architects to do strategic planning and implementation with us for the next 19 months. The first...


WOW
August 26, 2022

WOW

In worship this week, Pastor Kim will lead us in pondering the Third Essential Prayer, WOW. When’s the last time you had a WOW moment? Anne Lamott calls it that moment when our mind is...


A Praying Church
August 19, 2022

A Praying Church

  How is your prayer life? So many people picture their grandmother, sitting in her rocking chair with her Bible in her lap, eyes closed while she talked to God. The reality is, this is...


Taking Stock
August 12, 2022

Taking Stock

  With school back in session and summer winding down, programming here at St. Mark’s is beginning to wake up again. This Sunday we will hold our Rally Day—our kids will invite us to cheer...


Community
August 05, 2022

Community

Where do you find community? Our kids are going back to school this week – some started this past week and some are starting next week. In most schools in our area, kids will have...


The Importance of an Educated Vote
July 29, 2022

The Importance of an Educated Vote

Guest column by Judy Boroto, Church and Society Committee   Spirituality is as much about the public life as it is about personal life: matters of voting for qualified representatives and attending public meetings as...


The Importance of Mentors
July 22, 2022

The Importance of Mentors

Who made an impact in your life? When I was in middle school, I was chosen to have a senior citizen mentor. I don’t know why I was chosen – maybe because my grandparents didn’t...