St. Mark Lutheran Church, with Christ Jesus as the cornerstone, is a community called by God to serve all people; to experience God’s saving grace through faith; to come together as the body of Christ in worship and celebration of the gifts of God; and to witness the loving grace of God through Christ Jesus by reaching out to those outside the church. To answer this call, our mission extends out to and beyond the members of St. Mark.

St. Mark Lutheran Church affirms the boundless love of God for all of God’s children. All people are welcome to worship with us, to join our congregation, to participate in the mission and ministry to which God is calling us in our community, and to share in all aspects of our life together as the people of God.

St. Mark Lutheran Church explicitly welcomes all people, regardless of race, gender, sexual identity, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic and professional status, education, or physical and mental abilities.

We specifically affirm that all people are:

•  Beloved children of God
•  Welcome to share in the full fellowship we all enjoy as brothers and sisters in Christ
•  Welcome to participate in all aspects of the life and ministry of St. Mark Lutheran Church as members of the congregation

In Matthew 25:35, Jesus said. “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Our Lord not only commanded us to welcome the stranger, Jesus made it clear that when we welcome the stranger into our homes and our hearts – we welcome him.