Pastor’s Blog

Pentecost
May 21, 2021

Pentecost

  This Sunday, May 23, is Pentecost, the celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the Christian church. Today I’m going to share some important decisions about reopening our campus...


PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
May 14, 2021

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

If you are planning to attend in-person worship at St. Mark’s on Sunday, May 16, wearing masks and maintaining social distance is still required. This is true for both the 8 a.m. outdoor patio service...


Mothering
May 07, 2021

Mothering

Today I’m going to share a reminder and then a few thoughts about mothers and mothering. Remember we have three ways to worship now: Recorded worship continues each week at 9:45 a.m. (see links at...


The Peace of Christ
April 30, 2021

The Peace of Christ

What’s it like when the peace of Christ settles upon my heart? I’ve been thinking about that in these anxious times, when we’re still uncertain about the COVID-19 virus and its impacts, including economic and...


Upcoming
April 23, 2021

Upcoming

Read this all the way through for information about upcoming worship and some thoughts from Sharon. This Sunday, April 25: 9 a.m. – In-person worship on the west patio. No registration required. Bring your own...


Thoughts
April 16, 2021

Thoughts

Worship in upcoming weeks: Join us at 9 a.m. on Sundays, April 18 and 25, for in-person worship on the west patio. Bring your own chair. If you unable to bring a chair, some will...


Easter Week
April 09, 2021

Easter Week

  Recently I’ve gone back to reading a little book called “Attitudes of Gratitude.” Early this week I came across a devotion in this book that suggested we notice all the gifts that come to...


All Things
April 02, 2021

All Things

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 Really? All things? I can’t do all things. I can’t do a gymnastics routine or fly a helicopter or cure cancer or COVID-19...


Holy Week
March 26, 2021

Holy Week

  Sunday, March 28, is Palm and Passion Sunday, which is the start of Holy Week. We’ll be blessed with a recorded worship service at 9:45 a.m. that includes lots of music – a cantata...


Ups and Downs
March 19, 2021

Ups and Downs

I’m going to begin today with a prayer and then write about “ups and downs.” Prayer: God of hope and healing, comfort those who mourn, especially those affected by the shootings in Atlanta this week....