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 Sundays at 9:30am

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 at 5:15pm gatherings during the school year for 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th graders.  Dinner, small group discussion, worship together.


Senior Choir practices on Sunday mornings sings occasionally at worship.  All are welcome. 
Bell Choir for kids and adults - practices Wednesdays at 4:45pm
Instrumentalists are often enhance worship.





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

St. Mark Lutheran Church ELCA
5200 Glenn Avenue

(East Morningside neighborhood

near Whispering Creek neighborhood)
Sioux City, Iowa  51106


Sunday Worship  9:30 am 

(inside, masks encouraged, especially if not vaccinated) OR listen from the parking lot on your car radio om 98.1 FM



Vacation Bible School

June 13 - 16, 2022

5:30 - 8:00pm

@ First Lutheran Church

A great place for kids!

Sunday School    Sundays at 9:30 am

Church Office Hours

Mon   9am - 1pm

Tues  9am - 1pm

Wed   9am - 1 pm

Thur   9am - 1pm


Contact Us At:


Contact St. Mark

Website built & best when viewed with Mozilla Firefox

Free Download Here

Powered By IconCMO
Print Print | Sitemap Recommend this page Recommend this page
© 2014 St. Mark Lutheran, Sioux City, Iowa