LIVING LUTHERAN magazine of the ELCA
WORSHIP/LEARNING AT ST. MARK
Holy Communion is celebrated every time we gather for worship - and at St. Mark all kids of all ages are welcome to God's table, AND are very involved in worship (by seeing, doing, learning, singing, praying, sharing!)
reMARKable! Sunday School (age 4 through 6th grade) is offered on the second Sundays of each month (now through ZOOM!)
Thursday Bible Study meets at 9:30am all year-around. A lively hour of conversation,
support, and good food. All are welcome!
Confirmation Ministry in partnership with St. Luke Lutheran and together with other ELCA churches in Siouxland. Wednesday night gatherings during the school year for 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. Dinner, small group discussion, worship together.
Senior Choir practices on Thursday nights at 6:30pm and sings occasionally at worship. All are welcome. (BUT NOW
Bell Choir for kids and adults - practices seasonally
Instrumentalists are often enhance worship.
MISSION/OUTREACH AT ST. MARK
Food 4 Kids at Morningside Elementary School is a unique program sponsored by St. Mark, St. James, and St. Luke churches to provide food for students and families. Volunteers are needed each month.
Prison Visits to worship with St. Dysmas Lutheran Church (South Dakota prisons in Sioux Falls and Springfield, SD) are scheduled throughout the year. These are ELCA congregations located within the prisons.
Piecemakers, a quilting group, gathers every Monday morning to make quilts for the ELCA/Lutheran World Relief ingathering in the fall, for Lutheran Lakeside Camp at Spirit Lake, for various social service agencies in the area, and for our high school graduates.
Cooking With Love is a ministry that prepares and delivers meals to the elderly and to families of new babies and to people in situations of crisis or stress. Volunteers are needed twice a month for food preparation and meal delivery.
Prayer Shawl Ministry meets to knit and crochet shawls to give to people as a tangible sign of comfort and encouragement. Special shawls are also made for new babies born into the congregation.
The Grocery Cart in the church entry is a gathering place of donated food items, and is shared with clients of the Woodbury County Community Action Agency.
Soup Kitchen volunteers are needed periodically for work at the Soup Kitchen on West 7th Street in Sioux City. Volunteers sign up for the afternoon preparation time or the evening serving time. A staff member of the Soup Kitchen directs all volunteers.
Hunger Offerings are received and given to the ELCA World Hunger Appeal. Offering envelopes are available. This is a “first Sunday of the month” tradition at St. Mark.
CROP WALK for hunger is a community-wide event held in Sioux City every October. Crop-Walkers secure financial pledges and walk in with other community members (from many other churches and community groups) to raise money and awareness of hunger issues in Sioux City and around the world.
The Giving Tree provides Christmas gifts for the less fortunate of our community. A tag on the tree describes a person and their gift wish. A present is bought, wrapped, and put under the tree with the identifying tag before being distributed.
ELCA Missionary Support for Brian Palmer, missionary in Cameroon, is shared through weekly sponsorship ($20 per Sunday) support (often as a special occasion gift). A sign-up chart and envelopes are located on the sign-up table.
ELCA Seminary Student Support for Paige McGrath, a student at Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, is shared through weekly sponsorship ($30 per Sunday). A sign-up chart and envelopes are located on the sign-up table
SAFE PLACE - previously called the Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, is the recipient of collections of clothing and non-perishable items donated for the women and children in the shelter.
Community Action Agency of Siouxland - is a priority partner for a variety of St. Mark mission projects
Bread for the World receives support of St. Mark members. Bread for the World is a national advocacy organization which addresses root-causes of poverty and hunger.
Up From the Earth is a spring and summer project. St. Mark is a collection point for donating garden fruits and vegetables, which are then shared with the food pantry at the Community Action Agency of Siouxland.
Prayer Concerns shared through occasional e-mails
Parish Nurse available for consultation on most Sundays
Wednesday Worship at 6:00 pm each week (quieter, contemplative service of 25 minutes)
St. Mark Lutheran Church ELCA
5200 Glenn Avenue
(East Morningside neighborhood
near Whispering Creek neighborhood)
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
A great place for kids!
Vacation Bible School - July 12-15 call for details !
Church office open usually from 9am-1pm - Mon-Thur
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