“The heart of worship is surrender.” – Rick Warren
We worship to please God. We worship because He is worthy. We worship because He tells us to. Although we receive benefits (grace) through our worship of God, we don’t worship for that purpose. We worship to bring honor to our God and His Son, Jesus. St. Mark’s offers three formats for worship. Two are offered on Sunday mornings, while the third format is offered every other Tuesday evening.
Sundays at 8:15 a.m.
We like to think of this service as being a little bit formal without being stuffy. We use traditional music and traditional forms of readings and responses. Of course, the Truth of Scripture is shared and we are called to respond. During the non-Summer months, we have a full choir, with occasional bell choir and other special music offerings.
While we appreciate the more formal approach, we’re still informal enough that we can laugh when something goes wrong. There is no dress code or expectation for guests or members. We join together to worship God, and He wants us just as we are.
Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
“Less formal” is probably a better term than “contemporary” for this service. The music and structure are more modern in Second Service, and the atmosphere is much less formal. This service approaches worship as more “conversational” and so we share together in the biblical teaching and try to discover how it applies to our lives in the 21st Century.
Just as with First Service, there is no dress code or expectation for guests or members. We join together to worship God, and He wants us just as we are.
1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4:45 p.m.
held at our food pantry location: 906 N. 10th Street (corner of 10th & Meibers)
This service was borne out of our Food Pantry. If the ‘less formal’ is still too formal for you, this “informal” service should be right up your alley. We sing songs with guitar (or sometimes no) accompaniment from songbooks, we hear a brief devotion, we pray together. Although very informal, this service is characterized by touching moments with each other and with our God.