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St. Mark's Lutheran Church (ELCA) is an urban, renewing, and welcoming congregation in the San Marco neighborhood of Jacksonville. We are known for our social outreach and our attention to liturgical worship and music. We are a welcoming congregation where you can express your love for God and for God's people and creation whatever your age, race, economic status, or sexual orientation. You are truly welcome here.
DECEMBER WORSHIP TIME CHANGE
Sunday, December 8 & December 29
Sunday, December 8 We will have just ONE service at 10:00am. There will be Sunday School for the children. St. Mark's congregation is holding its annual meeting following this service.
Sunday, December 29 (the Sunday after Christmas) St. Mark's will gather together for ONE worship service of Christmas carols at 10:00am. Christmas carols sung by a group of people are a million times more meaningful than the sounds coming from shoppiing center speakers. Join us! Make a joyful noise to the Lord!
The Longest Night worship service
Saturday, December 21 at 5:30pm
The Christmas season is often marked by expressions of joy, excitement, and happiness. However, this time can often overshadow the pain and hurt many experience during this sea-son, when the world’s merriment puts their grief and sorrow in stark relief.
The Longest Night service, held on winter solstice, December 21, (the longest night of the year), addresses our sorrows and grief with readings, prayer, and song. It is also the traditional feast day for Saint Thomas. This linkage invites our connection between the apostle Thomas’ struggle to believe the tale of Jesus’ resurrection and the long nights just before Christmas in the struggle with darkness and grief faced by those living with loss.
All are invited to join us for worship and healing.
The Messenger (monthly newsletter)
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New edition is usually available the last week of the month.
page created: 17 JUN 2011
page updated: 28 NOV 2013
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