God's work. Our hands.

We offer a "hands on experience" with faith

So feel free to try out the various ways we practice doing God’s work with our hands. We like to say that we get our hands “dirty” working in the vineyard for God. Our faith in Christ tells us that, through the Holy Spirit, God is active in us and all that we do. So when we serve our neighbors as Christ commands us to, we say that we are doing “God’s work. Our Hands.”

God’s work.

God is at work. In a time when some see God as a distant and detached observer or master planner, we witness the God who was, is and will be actively working “for us and our salvation.” The heart of this witness is the cross of Jesus, where God’s work of reconciliation for the life of the world is most truly known.

Our hands.

In a culture that has reduced matters of faith to a private consumer choice that leaves people isolated in self-serving lives, we have a liberating message that is incarnational and vocational. God joins you in Jesus to a community, the body of Christ. In the life of that body God is working both in us and through us and our hands. In us God’s Holy Spirit is accomplishing what nothing else, not even God’s law, could accomplish—a life freed from serving sin and death, a life where our hands are generous and loving. Living in us, God entrusts to us the ministry of reconciliation, to be done through us. “All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5:18).

God's Work. Our Hand's.

We do God's work, not because God needs us to do so, but because our neighbor does. We do God's work in Christ's name for the life of the world.

Ways that you can serve around St. Mark’s

Fall Stewardship Drive: Discovering your unique S.H.A.P.E

Fall Stewardship Drive: Discovering your unique S.H.A.P.E

In the coming weeks you will be hearing more about our upcoming fall stewardship drive, “Discovering your unique S.H.A.P.E.: serve where you fit.” In the coming weeks we will be asking our membership to participate in a several week process of discovering how God has gifted us all uniquely for the work of ministry. All…

Special Social Ministry Meeting

Special Social Ministry Meeting

Do you have a heart for feeding the hungry? Do you feel passionate about the church standing in the breach and bridging the gaps that our most vulnerable fall into? How about restorative justice? Do you see all the great work St. Mark’s does for those on the margins and think of ways we could…

Hurricane Harvey Relief

Hurricane Harvey Relief

The situation: Please stand by our neighbors as we begin the long road to recovering from Hurricane Harvey, one of the most catastrophic storms to hit the country in more than a decade. Our response: Lutheran Disaster Response’s affiliate is actively present, collaborating with community leaders and officials to initiate the proper responses, particularly the…

Special Collection Envelope – Cradles To Crayons

Special Collection Envelope – Cradles To Crayons

This month as many of our kids head off back to school, we will take a special collection to support those children who might not be going back to school as equipped as our own kids. We will support the ongoing work of Cradles to Crayons this month to provide school supplies for children in…

Donate to Colonial Neighborhood Council Food Bank

As the cold winter months are upon us, please remember to help keep the Colonial Neighborhood pantry shelves full by dropping any non-perishable items in the baskets in the rear of the church. There is always a need for peanut butter and jelly and Chef Boyardee canned meals.