CHURCH EVENTS FOR THURSDAY, 8/21:

  • Bible Study at 9:30am with Pr. Halaas

We find the names of the 12 apostles in Matthew 10:2-4, Mark 3:14-19, and Luke 6:13-16:  "And when day came, He called his disciples and chose from them twelve, whom He named apostles: Simon, whom He named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon, who was called the Zealot, and Thaddeus (or Jude), the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor".

Judas Iscariot is the apostle who betrayed his Master with a kiss.  For this supreme act of treachery, some would say Judas Iscariot made the greatest error in history.


Down through time, people have had strong or mixed feelings about Judas.  Some experience a sense of hatred toward him, others feel pity, and some have even considered him a hero.  No matter how you react to him, one thing is certain, believers can benefit greatly by taking a serious look at his life.

St. Mark Inclusivity Statement

"We are a community that values and celebrates diversity in order to fulfill the work of the Holy Trinity.  Examples of now existing diversity in our congregation, which we intend to nurture, grow, and celebrate include, but are not limited to, persons of varying: race, national and ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic circumstance, mental/physical health, political persuasion, and theological perspective.  As a congregation, we pledge to demonstrate not only through words, but our actions that when we say all are welcome, we really mean it.”