Category: Community

  • The BODY of Christ CAN!

    The BODY of Christ CAN!

    Teams 03 (CAN) and 04 (BODY) are merging into one team: “BODY CAN!”

  • Serving Through Sharing the Gospel

    Serving Through Sharing the Gospel

    “JOIN JESUS ON HIS MISSION” by Leading People to Jesus and Transforming lives with His love in the Gospel!

  • Boundaries & Guidelines. MOST Ministry – July Update

    Boundaries & Guidelines. MOST Ministry – July Update

    Even though we treasure and value freedom, everyone needs some boundaries and guidelines. That’s true of ministries, too. This helps us to be focused, aligned, and effective.

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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!

  • God’s Grace – Vital for Us. Vital for All.

    God’s Grace – Vital for Us. Vital for All.

    A nice devotion I read which I’d like to share.

  • MLK – “Letter from Birmingham Jail” – My Favorite

    MLK – “Letter from Birmingham Jail” – My Favorite

    Many other speeches, papers, and parts of the amazing movement led by Dr. King garner more attention and love from most people. For me, however, His “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is the one that hits the hardest. In it he responds to some clergymen who were calling for “unity” and stating that this movement which…

  • 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…

  • “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh” – Camp [Throwback Thursday]

    The first picture is from when I was a camper at Camp Lutherhoma as a kid. I’m about four rows from the bottom and in the center, between two female counselors. The one to the right of me (my left in the picture) with the feathered hair was really cute at the time. Having just…

  • 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…

  • 60th Anniversary & Swine Flu (Yes, We’re Still Celebrating!)

    Hi, this is Pastor Heitshusen at St. Mark Lutheran some important information as well as a great reminder. In response to the concerns of some regarding the swine flu, the administration of St. Mark continues to monitor and receive updates from the City, the County, the Center for Disease Control, as well as from the…

  • 2819 Club — Categorized Results

    We took three months (and one Sunday) to pray and seek the Lord’s will through The 2819 Club, shared the raw data results of the responses, and now those results have been subsequently been categorized. The results are in a PDF file with it’s link below (and also through the title of this post). Our…

  • 2819 Club — Raw Data Results

    From May through July several people met for 19 minutes on Sunday morning to ask what the Lord wanted the people of St. Mark to do to touch people with the love of Jesus Christ. That question was also asked in worship at both services on Sunday, July 27. The following links to a rather…

  • Nick Moss Declines Call to St. Mark

    Last Wednesday, after prayerful deliberation, DCE Nick Moss declined St. Mark’s call to be our Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. He feels the Lord still has work for him to do at St. Paul Lutheran in Lakeland, FL. We praise God for His steadfast faithfulness as we continue to find the person the…