Join us for the biggest event of the year!
CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN, INDEED! ALLELUIA!!
Ten years ago today I was installed at St. Mark.
What a blessing these people are!
On Saturday, March 12, twelve St. Mark volunteers went down to Casa de Oracion (a LINC Houston congregation) in Pasadena to join with another 80 or so volunteers across Houston to paint, organize, and otherwise better their campus and ministry. It was a fantastic time and we made some great progress there. There are some […]
by Trina Caudill ✠ SML Member and Volunteer I learned a lot today about Elijah Rising’s ministry at Kendleton Farms. I am intrigued by the history of the location itself–a history of freedom, safety, and opportunity–and I am inspired by Elijah Rising’s vision to provide these to women rescued from human trafficking. I was happy to […]
by Rita Schaller ✠ Member of the SML B.O.L.D. [“Building Outside our Local Domain”] Missions Team Our journey began when we were invited by Kevin Pieper and Catherine Weber from Salem Lutheran Church in Tomball to join them on their mission trip to Brownsville, Texas. Our group consisted of Chris Lorenzen; Jay and Mary Mattern […]
A report on our Advent Conspiracy / Giving Tree efforts at St. Mark.
St. Mark Lutheran is now a strategic partner of the Freedom Church Alliance; a group of congregations in the Houston area, dedicated to the abolition of Sex Trafficking.
Some important upcoming items:
- Follow-Up Meeting for MOST Ministry Leaders – Tuesday, August 22, 7:00 p.m. [<– This is different than originally scheduled!]
- Kevin Pieper from Salem Lutheran Church to speak at SML this Sunday, August 30, following late service. Lunch provided. In the “Parlor” [CR 161] across from the cafeteria.
- “Modern Day Slavery” [A.K.A. “Sex Trafficking”] the Sermon Topic this Sunday, August 30. Activities for children provided as topic is not suitable for them.
Some items to THANK and PRAISE the Lord for and to CELEBRATE!
- End of the Fiscal Year Gifts to MAM, LINC Houston, and Elijah Rising’s Kendleton Farms ventue.
- LINC Houston’s Glocal Mission Outreach Event on August 8.
- SML’s 2014 Rummage Sale
Reflections of my time at First Lutheran, Ponca City, OK, this last weekend.
“JOIN JESUS ON HIS MISSION” by Leading People to Jesus and Transforming lives with His love in the Gospel!
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.
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 a heart that reached out to us and touched ours. God is good!
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.