Strategic Planning: 2017 Mission Priorities at St Mark Lutheran Church
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Over the course of the past year, the congregation of St Mark Lutheran Church in Hamilton embarked on a strategic planning process to focus on our mission and stewardship. We developed a plan to effectively and fiscally responsibly carry out our mission that focused on outreach to the community in addition to … Read More

A New Year at St Mark
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When the Times Square Ball drops at midnight on January 1st every year, I feel something. Like many people at that same time welcoming the new year, it’s a mix of feelings. Profound thankfulness for another year past and all of the blessings I am mindful of at the time. … Read More

A Pastoral Letter on Religion and Politics
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There seems to be a lot of division and disagreement in American political discourse, but I think we can all agree on at least one thing. There have been very strong reactions to the presidential election this year. As Lutherans, with one foot in the spiritual realm of God, and … Read More

Strategic Planning Session IV Summary
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Our fourth strategic planning session was all about getting things done. In sessions 2 and 3, we set ambitious outreach goals and ministry priorities that will shape the ministry of St Mark for years to come. In session IV, we began to roll up our sleeves and get to work. … Read More

Don’t forget…
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it’s your civic duty to vote, but NO MATTER WHO IS PRESIDENT, JESUS IS KING!

Reformation Sunday Sermon – October 30th, 2016
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“We are descendants of Abraham, and have never been slaves to anyone.” (John 8:33b) There’s quite the irony to these words.  “We have never been slaves to anyone.”  Apparently they forgot about that whole Egypt thing that was so foundational to their identity as God’s people, when God rescued them … Read More

Thought for the week…
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“Just love everyone. I’ll sort’em out later.” -God   Many thanks to Robert Domboski for spotting this and sharing it with us!

Blessed
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Blessed  What are you most thankful for? This month, many of us will gather around tables laden with extravagant feasts, gathered with friends and families to celebrate Thanksgiving. Although we often associate Thanksgiving with pilgrims and the “First Thanksgiving” with Pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts, the tradition of a day of … Read More

Thought for the week…
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Forgive others as quickly as you expect God to forgive you.

Everything you need to know about St Mark’s Strategic Planning Process
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As you may know, in March of this year we began a year-long strategic planning process at St Mark to shape the future of our congregation. Dubbing participants the “Strategic Leadership Team,” we have worked hard to consider our mission to proclaim the redeeming love of Jesus Christ through worship, … Read More

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