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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.
Regular worship schedule
- Sunday worship is at 8:30am and 11:00am.
- Education hour at 9:45am for all ages.
- First and third Saturdays casual/contemporary worship services at 5:30pm.
- NOTE: We will begin our summer worship schedule on Sunday, May 18 with one service on Sundays at 10:00am. This continues through September 7. The Saturday evening services remain at the same dates and times.
- Holy Communion is celebrated at all worship services.
Deacon: Called to Word and Service
There’s a familiar new face around St. Mark’s Lutheran Church these days. Kathy Richardson (at left) officially became a member of St. Mark’s this month. However, for many, she has been a recognizable face around the church for many years. Although she is officially a "new member," many of you have met her and worked with her in congregation, synod, and conference events.
Kathy brings more than her smiling face, helping hands, and voice of praise to our congregation. She is also a consecrated synod deacon. A synod deacon is a layperson who has completed two years of academic, practical, and spiritual training in a synod-sponsored adult education program called "Diakonia" and has been recommended for consecration (official recognition) by his or her pastor and the synod bishop.
As a synod deacon, she volunteers her time to work along side me as a pastoral assistant. Like all members, she gives freely of her time and talents to further the ministries of this congregation. While pastors are called to the ministry of Word and sacrament, deacons are called to the ministry of Word and service.
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page created: 17 JUN 2011
page updated: 16 JAN 2014
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