Month: March 2010

  • 20 Years and Counting!

    Twenty years ago today, I proposed to my beautiful bride atop of the St. Louis Gateway Arch. At the time I was still studying to be a DCE and had not decided to be a pastor. But we had the opportunity to meet in St. Louis that last weekend in March, 1990. I hitched a […]

  • School Climate Survey

    Would you please do St. Mark Lutheran School a favor??? I have a favor to ask of all the parents of St. Mark Lutheran School. Would you please complete a School Climate Survey that will be emailed to you on April 3? It will not take long to complete the survey. We value your input, […]

  • Staffing Changes

    Several weeks ago, we informed you that Mrs. Jentry Workman and Mrs. Rita Schaller would not be returning to St. Mark Lutheran School for the 2010-11 school year. During these past few weeks, we have been actively seeking Mrs. Workman’s replacement. I am pleased to announce that we have offered the Grade 7-8 Language Arts […]

  • Important Information from Principal Mock

    Dear Parents, I feel that is important at this time to communicate with you in regard to issues relating to staffing for the 2010-11school year, to invite and encourage you to complete our Annual School Climate Survey, and to invite you to volunteer to assist with the reaccreditation of St. Mark Lutheran School. I realize […]

  • Lutheran School Accreditation

    I am asking for help from the parents of St. Mark in regard to National Lutheran School Accreditation. St. Mark Lutheran School is accredited through National Lutheran School Accreditation. Our accreditation covers a period of 7 years. We are currently in year 6 and will need to be reaccredited by the spring of 2011. This […]

  • Offices Closed

    The St. Mark offices (both church and school) will be closed on Friday, April 2, and Monday, April 5, in observance of Good Friday and Easter Monday, respectively. If you have a pastoral emergency, please contact Pastor Duerr or Pastor Heitshusen on their cell phones. For God’s glory, Christ Jesus’ praise, and your edification. St. […]

  • Upcoming Worship Emphases

    Following the wonderful celebration of the Resurrection of Our Lord, we will have theme, “CELEBRATE!” with the following subthemes each week: April 11: “CELEBRATE: FPU” April 18: “CELEBRATE: Life” APRIL 25: “CELEBRATE ST. MARK” with one, combined worship service at 10:00 a.m. and a congregation-wide picnic. We will also be announcing the Fall Church Theme: […]

  • No Worship, April 7

    On Wednesday, April 7, there will be no worship service. Wednesday evening services will resume the following week, April 14 at 7:00 p.m.


    [Saturday, April 10th 8am-3pm]RACEaTHON is our next National Youth Gathering Fundraiser! Our expectation is that this be one of our BIGGEST Fundraisers! We have the track at Houston Christian reserved on April 10th! The plan is for each participant &/or parents to fill up their pledge sheets. They will be asking friends, family, neighbors, teachers, […]

  • Sunday Morning Bible Classes

    Now that our first “Financial Peace University” classes have (very successfully!) completed, St. Mark has some other Sunday morning courses they will be offering. The current lineup is as follows: APRIL 11, 9:45-10:45 a.m. FPU Graduation & Celebration in the cafeteria “The Book of Hebrews” [the 11th & 18th only as it moves to Galatians […]

  • FPU Graduation Celebration !

    You’ve cut up the cards, now it’s time to cut the cake! On Sunday, April 11, at 9:45 a.m. in the cafeteria, we will celebrate all those who graduated (attended at least 12 of the 13 Small Group sessions of the course) from “Financial Peace University.” There will be cake, so save some room from […]

  • SM² Easter Breakfast!

    This Easter Sunday the SM² Youth Group will be hosting an Easter Breakfast for all hungry church-goers. On the Menu: Eggs, Sausage, Pancakes with Syrup, Hashbrowns, Biscuits, & Grapes! The West Houston Chapter of Thrivent Financial will be supplementing some of the funds & also provided us with 1,000 cups & napkins! THANKS, THIVENT! Please […]

  • New FPU Class Opening

    Due to popular demand, St. Mark has opened an additional Financial Peace University session (in English!) to begin on Wednesday June 2 at 6:00 p.m.  Register your interest at St Mark will begin accepting registrations on our website after Easter.

  • Easter Egg Hunt!

    Each year St. Mark hosts an Easter Egg hunt with special activities for all young children. This is a great event to invite your neighbors or your grandchildren to! It’s fun, non-threatening, and gets the family out of the house. The event will take place RAIN OR SHINE (events will be moved indoors if the […]

  • A Very Holy Week

    Holy Week is a simple description of eight days of events which changed all of history and all humanity. the days from Passion Sunday (or Palm Sunday) through Easter include the welcoming Jesus as the (rightful) King of Kings, to His last supper with His disciples at Passover and His institution of the Lord’s Supper […]