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The Messenger—
St. Mark's newsletter

PDF format. Opens in a new window. New edition is usually available the last week of the month. Click here for Messenger archives (2012–2014).

Worship with us

Sunday worship services are at 8:30 and 11:00am. We celebrate the Lord's Supper every Sunday. A supervised nursery is provided during worship. Kids are always welcome in worship. Fellowship hour follows worship.

Education hour for all ages is at 9:45am. The adult class meets in the San Marco room on the west side (back) of the church buildings.

Saturday evening worship service is at 5:30pm. Services are held on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month throughout the year. 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.

Summer schedule: From June 7 — September 6 we have one Sunday worship service at 10:00am. Of course, a fellowship hour follows worship. The Saturday evening services continue on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month at 5:30pm.

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About St. Mark's new logo

St. Mark's logo

Check out our new logo (or brandmark) and its meaning on our About Us page.

The four-quadrant cross is based on the traditional Quadrate cross and echoes the brickwork and wood crosses behind our altar.

Green is the liturgical color of Epiphany and the Sundays after Pentecost. Blue is the liturgical color of Baptism and Advent and is symbolic of life and water. Just as we need water to live, we receive new life through the water of our baptism into Christ.


Pr Tom HansonPastor Hanson's sermons

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

Click here for Sermon archives

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

Recent site-wide revisions

There's a place for you here

St. Mark's logoSt. Mark's Lutheran Church (ELCA) is an urban, welcoming, 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 a proud member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), a 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

Give blood.
Save Lives.

The Blood Alliance bus will be at St. Mark's Lutheran Church on Sunday, April 12 from 8:00 am –12:00 noon. Plan ahead: June 14 is the following opportunity to donate at St. Mark's.

You can make an appointment on at the Blood Alliance website, or call 888-998-2243.

February update: "Thank you to all who made donations in February at the church. We provided 16 units of blood products for use in the community."
— Jan Berglund, coordinator

Be a hero.
Give blood.

Welcoming new members

Families at St. Mark's

IF YOU ARE looking for a place to find meaning and purpose in your life, you are sure to find that place at St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

We generally welcome new members on the last Sunday of even-numbered months. The next date is April 26. Talk with Pr. Tom Hanson or call the church office at 904-396-9608 (email if you or someone you know are interested in joining St. Mark's.

We are a welcoming congregation where you can express your love for God and for God's people no matter your age, race, economic status, or sexual orientation.

St. Mark's member blogs

Blue windows

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

page created: 17 JUN 2011
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