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

St. Mark’s Community Garden

Now that the warmer weather is starting to roll in, it is time to start thinking about our St. Mark’s community garden plot.  As in years past, we are again tending a 10’x10′ plot in the Conshohocken community garden located near Edwards Freeman Nut Company.  We donate all of the produce that we grow to…

Special Collection Envelope: SPCA

This month’s special collection envelope supports the Montgomery County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for unwanted, lost and abused domestic animals. Established in 1909 and chartered in 1916, the Montgomery County SPCA (in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), has three locations. The Conshohocken facility houses the administrative…

Helping Families in need this Christmas

Helping Families in need this Christmas

St. Mark’s will again adopt a few families in need this holiday season and help collect items for under their tree. A list of items that are needed is in the rear of the sanctuary and we ask that items be brought back wrapped, but with the tags on them so we know what is…

Homework Help @ Conshy Library

Our congregation will again help to staff the Homework Help Club at the Conshy Public Library. The program is offered on Thursdays from 3:45pm – 4:30pm. If you are interested in helping to tutor, please see Jenn Schreiter (jeschreiter@yahoo.com).

Creating Additional Blessing Bags

Creating Additional Blessing Bags

Join us after worship on October 14th to help put together “Blessing Bags.” These bags contain items that might be a “blessing” to folks who are struggling to find shelter or food. Bags contain personal care items, food, water, and SOCKS. We are asking folks to bring in sock donations to help put these bags…

Thanksgiving Baskets for those in need

Thanksgiving Baskets for those in need

We share our sense of generosity with those in need this thanksgiving by helping CNC put together Thanksgiving baskets for families in need this year. Our congregation will be collecting cans of Cranberry Sauce for the baskets and we need 120 in all.

Special Monthly Collection Envelope: CNC

Special Monthly Collection Envelope: CNC

Each week we support the work of CNC by donating items to their food pantry, but that’s not the only thing they do! Each week CNC provides support for those living in poverty that might need help after a disaster, after loosing a job, or after becoming ill. We can bolster the work they do…

Back to School Collection Items for Students in Need

Back to School Collection Items for Students in Need

We’ll be collecting school supplies and backpacks for The Colonial Neighborhood Council – bring them in to church during this month and we’ll make sure they are delivered to CNC.  Backpacks should be solid colors (no logos or advertising)

Special Collection Envelope: Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (PIHN)

Special Collection Envelope: Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (PIHN)

Since our founding in 1991, Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (PIHN) has moved 325 families—910 individuals— from homelessness to stability. We have grown our network further with the expansion of our network into Northeast Philadelphia in 2012. The PIHN program provides assessment and referrals, emergency housing, supportive service and transitional housing. Equipped with new skills and…

Special Collection Envelope: Augusta Victoria Hospital

Augusta Victoria Hospital is a program of the Lutheran World Federated Department of World Services in Jerusalem. Started in partnership with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency as a major medical facility in Jerusalem after the 1948 war to care for Palestinian refugees. To this day it is still one of the only Hospital…

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