This Week at St. Mark's - from Pastor Kerstin
Dear Friends at St. Mark's,May you find God's presence and blessings wherever you go this week...
Please note: The choir will take a break during the summer. If you have a musical talent (instrumental or vocal) you would like to share during the 8:30 a.m. service some time during the summer, please let the office know. We will also have a sign-up sheet for special summer music available in the narthex.
Have a blessed week!
Posted: June 11
Dear Friends at St. Mark's, Our congregation has been a 'Reconciling in Christ' (RIC) congregation for about 6 years now. RIC means that we truly embrace ALL children of God. including people of all sexual orientations ('GLBTQ' - gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender and queer). This is how we interpret God's gospel of unconditional love and grace for all creation. The people of St. Mark's haven't been actively reaching out to people of the GLBTQ community. On Sunday, June 30th, we have an easy opportunity to show our support for the GLTBQ community by participating in this year's San Francisco Gay Pride Parade - and show to the community that we welcome them. The bishop of the Sierra Pacific Synod, Mark Holmerud, and Bishop Assistant Nancy Feniuk-Nelson, will be participating and leading a Eucharist at the beginning of the event. Members of RIC congregations will walk with placards showing the name of their congregation. (The attached picture from 2010 shows the placard for St. Mark's, just to the left of the bishop!) So far, one of our members has signed up to participate. Please consider joining them on June 30th. Members of the RIC churches will meet around 10 a.m. at a location yet to be determined. This participation counts as worship and service... ;) For more information, please contact me. God's peace, Pastor Kerstin