Category: St. Mark – Houston

  • My Kid Should Be Up There, Too

    My Kid Should Be Up There, Too

    Confirmation is wonderful! But this year, it was also very difficult. Ben is the same age as those being confirmed. This joyous, yet jabbing day is common for parents who have a child with a (dis)ABILITY, like Ben. Even so, we thank God for the wonderful confirmatnds and their families! We also thank Pastor Andy for…

  • Missions, Outreach, and Service Team

    Missions, Outreach, and Service Team

    On Saturday, April 11, 2015, over 30 people from St. Mark, who want to make a difference in our community, came together for the initial kickoff of the outreach ministry as a part of the “Mission, Outreach, and Service Team” [i.e. “M.O.S.T.”] Ministry!Here is some initial information about that kickoff event and the ministry.

  • INITIAL MOST MEETING

    Pictures from the Initial Team Meeting INITIAL MEETING TEAM SHEETS During our initial meeting, I asked the following of the teams: Here are the results, by team:

  • What is Truth [Tour 2]? What is Islam [Lesson 3]?

    What is Truth [Tour 2]? What is Islam [Lesson 3]?

    Join us on Thursday evenings as we continue our tour through “The TRUTH PROJECT” from Focus on the Family. We just finished the question regarding Veritology, answering the question, “What is Truth?” In our next class on April 9, we will begin the tour on “Philosophy and Ethics.” Awesome stuff here! Join us on Sunday mornings…

  • In Good Company

    In Good Company

    Scripture is full of amazing examples of faith and obedience. It is also full of amazing examples of faithlessness and disobedience. Often, these are even found in the same person!When we mess up, we are in good company and, like those we emulate, there is always hope for us, too; and that Hope is Jesus!

  • It’s Time To GO!

    It’s Time To GO!

    “Lord, open the doors that need to be opened and close the doors that need to be closed.” I have been praying that prayer for a while now in regard to what the Lord would have me do.He has opened the door. Now it’s time to walk through it!Here we go!

  • Thank You, Lord, for the Wonderful Day!

    Thank You, Lord, for the Wonderful Day!

    Receptions and installations for Pastor Duerr and me. A wonderful day!

  • State of Our Heart? Our Marriage Unions? Our Lives? …

    I think that sometimes our relationship with the Lord is as rocky as that between Congress and the President – barely tolerable. To deliver the State of the Union address, the Congress invites [by necessity as the President is not otherwise allowed there during his time in office] the President to come to the Capital…

  • Better Be Certain! Eternity’s at Hand.

    Better Be Certain! Eternity’s at Hand.

    If a Christian is not comfortable living His faith or having people know about it, how miserable will “paradise” be for them for eternity? As Christians, we look forward to praising the Lord and being forever devoted to Him! Let’s start here and now with this honor and privilege! Embarrassed living as a Christian?Don’t want…

  • MISSION & PERSPECTIVE: Our Vision or HIS?

    MISSION & PERSPECTIVE: Our Vision or HIS?

    The Church must follow some business practices. Nevertheless, the Church is not a business. It is ministry. The difference is profoundly important.

  • Weigh The Costs of Following Him

    Safety, comfort, ease, desire, acceptance: not promised to those God calls 2 follow Him. But having Jesus, is EVERYTHING! “THANK YOU, LORD!”— Scott E. Heitshusen (@scottheitshusen) January 17, 2015

  • Judging = Old Adam. Loving = New Man

    Judging = Old Adam. Loving = New Man

    In our baptism, our old, sinful self (our “Old Adam”) is drowned. We are then justified and forgiven (becoming a “New Man”). Each day we are called to relive our baptism by drowning the Old Adam and bringing forth the New Man. So how do we tell which is live? Simple. When we sin, we…

  • Day One in My New Position!

    Day One in My New Position!

    After day one, I feel good!

  • A NEW POSITION FOR ME! A NEW DIRECTION FOR ST. MARK!

    A NEW POSITION FOR ME! A NEW DIRECTION FOR ST. MARK!

    My Dear Family & Friends, I have some exciting news to share with you. Over the past many months, the St. Mark lay and staff leadership have become convinced that the Lord is calling us to be more active in the community in which He has placed us. We at St. Mark need to “get…

  • The Solution to Fear: The Perfect Love of Jesus!

    The Solution to Fear: The Perfect Love of Jesus!

    Fearful of the New Year and what it brings with it? If you believe in Jesus, remember what drives out fear: “perfect love” and that is, God! “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” ~1 John 4:18 “God is love.” ~1 John 4:8 Dr. Martin Luther explains it in this…