About St. Mark's
St. Mark’s is an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregation in the Saint Paul Area Synod. Our purpose and mission statement drives our decisions and guides our life as a faith community - what we believe God is calling us to do.
Purpose and Mission: Bringing Jesus to people and people to Him
We do this through excellence in three important areas: worship, education and relationships.
Gathering in worship is central to our faith and life. Celebration of Word and sacrament is thoughtfully combined with other elements of worship to create inspiring and meaningful worship experiences. Multiple worship times and diversity of expression in music, liturgy and and media provide choices to meet varying needs. Prayer, both individually and together, is an expression of our relationship with God and is woven into the fabric of St. Mark's.
Learning is essential to a dynamic and deepening faith. A growing understanding of the life given in Jesus Christ illuminates our daily walk. Learning opportunities are offered for all ages and levels as part of a life-long path of growth.
Relationships are at the heart of our ministry and reflect God's relationship with His creation. We are a Christian community that connects people of all ages with God and with one another, in informal and intentional ways, such as small groups. We are each uniquely gifted for ministry and opportunities to share ourselves, our resources, our faith, and the love of Christ with a variety of people.