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Sunday Worship Services and Classes

Visitors find our services inspirational, meaningful to their daily lives, and easy to follow. We think you will too.

We offer worship services on Sunday mornings along with a variety of Bible studies and classes.

 

Regular Sunday Services:
8:00 am – Early worship service
9:15 am – Various Bible studies
10:30 am – Late worship service

A typical service includes hymns, readings from the Bible, a sermon, songs of praise, prayers, an offering, and on the first and third Sundays of the month, the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.

ORDER OF SERVICE
The services usually include the following parts in a variety of forms:
The Invocation – We call on the name of the Savior God as we praise Him.
Admitting sins and finding forgiveness – We acknowledge that we have not been or done what God asks. Then we are assured of forgiveness in Jesus.
Bible readings – Selections from God’s Old Testament prophets, Jesus’ apostles, and from Jesus Himself in the Gospels. The pastor also gives a brief explanation of each reading.
Sermon – Our pastor offers instruction and encouragement in a Bible-based sermon. Expect God’s guidance and grace for dealing with problems as well as the promise of eternal life in heaven through Jesus. Included in your worship folder will be an outline of the sermon.
Response to the Word – We respond with offerings and prayers for the things He has promised to us and for strength to do what He has asked.
Parting blessing – We hear one last assurance of God’s care.

WHY WE GATHER TO WORSHIP
Worship means to show reverence to God and praise Him for all he has done for mankind. We recognize that our salvation and all we have is from God, so here at St Mark’s, worship services are designed to give thanks to Him. Praising God from whom all blessings flow is what changes our hearts and minds to grow and go with His Word to others. All worship services at St. Mark’s are intended to thank God for everything He daily provides for us and to learn more about our salvation He won for all.

When we recognize that it is God who has done everything for us, it brings us peace of mind and a desire to give thanks. We also want to show our thanks by following what God says in His Word.

Ephesians 2:8-9; “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is a gift from God—not by works so that no one can boast”. (NIV)