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St. Mark's newsletter

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Worship with us

Summer Sunday worship at 10:00am. We celebrate the Lord's Supper every Sunday. A supervised nursery is provided. Kids are always welcome in worship. Fellowship hour follows worship. Summer schedule ends September 7, 2014. Fall/winter seervices at 8:45am and 11:00am. Education at 9:45am

Saturday evenings at 5:30pm. Services are on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month. The service is casual and contemporary service. Great for those who work Sundays. We celebrate the Lord's Supper at each service.

We welcome all baptized believers to share in the Lord's Supper. Children or adults not yet communinig are welcome to come forward for a blessing.

NEW! St. Mark's member blogs


A new blog page is now open for our members to share the thoughts, ideas, and experiences that shape their lives of faith. If you are interested in writing a blog for this page, email Pastor Tom or call 904-396-9608. Keep your essay to 400 to 600 words.

Member blogs

  1. Mission to Haiti by Gina Olson — July 2014
  2. The gospel of accessibility by Bernie Jorn — June 2014
  3. Let's all sing together! by Tony Cruz — June 2014

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Pr Tom HansonNEW! Pastor Hanson's sermons

Thanks to Ellen and Eric Olson for recording and posting these sermons.

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You may also want to read Pastor Tom's blog "St. Mark the EvangeLion."

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There's a place for you here

St. Mark's logoSt. Mark's Lutheran Church (ELCA) is an urban, renewing, and vibrant congregation in the San Marco/Miramar neighborhoods of south Jacksonville. We are known for our social outreach and our attention to liturgical worship and music.

We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God's grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person—questions, complexities and all. Learn more about us here.

"Join us as we do God's work in Christ's name
for the life of the world."

Pastor Thomas S. Hanson (email link)

Link to Google map: 3976 Hendricks Avenue

Free Concert July 26 7:30pm

You will not want to miss this free and open concert at St. Mark's Lutheran Church on Saturday, July 26 at 7:30pm.

The concert, "Across the Channel: Musical Passions Baroque to Romantic," will include works by Handel, Scarlatti, Debussy, Liszt, and Britten, sung by soprano Tess Mattingly. Collaborative performers in the concert include Edie Hubert (piano) and Paul Florek (trumpet).

Tess MattinglyMs. Mattingly is a Jacksonville native who is equally at home singing opera, art song, and sacred music. She has performed throughout the United States and in western Europe. Recent honors include the Coeur d'Alene Symphony Orchestra and Voices of Music Young Artist awards.

Edie HubertMs. Hubert currently teaches at Jacksonville University. She has played with the orchestra at previous Bach Vespers services and has appeared with the San Marco Chamber Music Society.

Peter FlorekMr. Florek made his symphonic solo debut at the age of fifteen and has gone on to perform with numerous ensembles such as the Elmhurst Symphony, Chesterfield Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Texas Camerata, and the Lincoln Chamber Orchestra.

The concert is free and open to the public. Donations are encouraged and will be taken to benefit St. Mark's Bach Vespers program.

Bach Vespers has a twenty year history at St. Mark's and this fall's cantata will be sung as part of St. Mark's 75th anniversary celebration. St. Mark's Lutheran Church is located at 3976 Hendricks Avenue in the San Marco/Miramar neighborhoods of south Jacksonville.

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Treasurer Island VBS
August 4—8 (9am to 12 noon)

2014 Vacation Bible School logo. Treasurer Island

Get ready now for vacation Bible school at St. Mark's.

Download the 2014 VBS registration form.
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Welcoming new members

Families at St. Mark's

You are invited to join St. Mark's Lutheran Church this Summer. Those looking for a place to find meaning and purpose in their lives are sure to find that place at St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

Talk with Pr. Tom Hanson or Wendi Orr, call (904-396-9608) or email at the church office for more information.

Privacy policy

Member contact information (telephone number or email address) is only provided to other active members of St. Mark's Lutheran Church. We do not distribute our congregation directory. If you are not a member and want to contact one of our members, call the church office at (904) 396-9608. We will pass on your message together with your email address or telephone number to our member who may then choose to contact you. Staff contact information is provided on the Contact us page.

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