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St. Mark Ministries
St. Mark Lutheran Church has six church ministries that work together to help its member to live our Mission Statement: Growing Together in God's Love to Serve Others.  A brief explanation of each ministry is provided below.  The church ministries are always welcoming new members.  If you are interested in participating in one of the church ministries, call our church office for more information at 763-784-2558.

ST MARK Evangelical Lutheran Church
Growing Together in God's Love to Serve Others

Sundays at 10:00 am on Facebook or YouTube

Fellowship Half an Hour at 11am via Zoom

Our worship year begins with Advent as we walk through the life of Christ (December-November). Our worship services include Traditional, Praise & Celebration, & Church Band (vocals, guitars and keyboard).

WORSHIP SERVICES: ​ Online at 10:00 am Sundays

Worship Services are currently being held virtually.

Contact Us: 763-784-2558 |

Building is currently closed. Staff can be reached by phone or email.

Community Life
Empowered by God, the members of the Community Life Ministry will provide opportunities for fellowship that enhance spiritual wellness while fostering an open, caring and forgiving environment. Teams:  Fellowship groups and one-event task forces.

This would include, but is not limited to:

  • Inter-generational events (e.g., Talent Show, Game Night, Ski Trip, etc.)
  • Congregational Dining (e.g., Potlucks, Fellowship Breakfast, Progressive Dinner, etc.)
  • Retreat Ministry
  • Prayer Chain
  • Small Group Fellowship (e.g., Friendship Club, The Belles, Softball, etc.)

Faith Development 

Empowered by God, the members of the Faith Development Ministry will provide a teaching and learning community for the Gospel of Christ, which will equip people to be ministers and stewards in everyday life. In addition, they will assist parents in preparing our middle school and high school youth to be active members of the church, integrating their faith into their daily lives. Teams: Children and Youth Education, Adult Education, Youth Ministry Team

This would include, but is not limited to:

  • Adult Education (post high school)
  • Sunday School (3 years old – youth)
  • Small group learning opportunities
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Commitment to the continuing spiritual development and wellness of the youth by providing Christ-based education and youth-oriented worship experiences that build a solid foundation in Christ.  This includes Confirmation.
  • Develop fellowship opportunities that allow youth to form and nurture relationships within the church with people of all ages.
  • Teach youth to put their faith into action by service to St. Mark community, outreach into our community at large, & stewardship of their gifts.

Empowered by God, the members of the Outreach Ministry will equip the people of St. Mark to witness the Good News of Jesus Christ and serve in our local and global community. Teams:  E-Team, Social Ministry, Family Table Team

This would include, but is not limited to:

  • Evangelism
  • Social Ministry 
  • Local Outreach (e.g., Centennial Area Food Shelf, Family Table Meal)
  • Regional Outreach (Sponsor-A-Family)
  • Global Outreach (ELCA World Hunger, Companion Congregation in Tanzania, Partnership with Lutheran congregations and schools in Slovakia)
  • Time and talents identification

Empowered by God, the members of the Resource Ministry will oversee the property and financial well being of St. Mark in order to support the overall Vision of the congregation and the efforts of each of the other ministries. Teams:  Staff Support, Finance, Property, Endowment, Audit

This would include, but is not limited to:

  • Building and property maintenance
  • Recording and reporting contributions to the church(e.g. as is done by the Financial Secretary)
  • Paying the bills
  • Preparing a preliminary budget
  • Paying the staff
  • Staff Support
  • Support the Endowment Team
  • Administration of an annual audit

Empowered by God, the members of the Support Ministry will provide for the overall church structure by ensuring there is effective leadership in the ministries of St. Mark. Teams:  Nominations, Stewardship

This would include, but is not limited to:

  • Uphold the Mission and Vision of St. Mark, including its review and modification
  • Promote communication and good-will between each of the ministries
  • Long Range Planning
  • Seek to find leaders to serve on the Church Council
  • Conduct monthly Council meetings for the entire ministry structure
  • Conduct the Congregational Annual Meeting
  • Provide leadership training and development on a regular basis
  • Find candidates for the leadership positions within our ministries, along with TNT coordinators and Communicators.  (A Nominations Team may be utilized, and should be closely aligned with the TNT Coordinators.)
  • Call emergency meetings of the Church Council as needed.

Empowered by God, the members of the Worship Ministry will provide resources for spiritually fulfilling worship experiences that equip us to be disciples of Christ in everyday life. Teams: Worship and many ministry groups.

This would include, but is not limited to:

  • Lend support to staff with planning and mechanics of worship.
  • Lift up (empower) all musical groups.
  • Explore a variety of worship styles.
  • Evaluate worship services and practices.
  • Visually enhance the worship space.
  • Empower wedding and funeral coordinators.