Worship Together

Sunday September 19, 2021


WORSHIP FOCUS

 "God Did WHAT!?"

God's "test" of Abraham is a test many of us would fail. Imagine longing for a child for years and finally you receive the miracle of that child. Now picture when that child is 12 years old, God comes to you and presents you with a test to bind your child and offer him as a sacrifice. This weekend, we contemplate this difficult passage and navigate this relationship between God, Abraham, and Isaac. 


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SERMON

Pastor Patrick Fish

SPECIAL MUSIC

David Simpson

WORSHIP ASSISTANT

Anna Themanson

COMMUNION

To fully participate, please have Communion elements available: a cracker or piece of bread, plus wine or juice.

Worship Together

Rally Day Sunday, September 12, 2021


WORSHIP FOCUS: 

"Created to Create"

We have been created in the image of God, which means we were created to create. We were not created to break down or destroy. So we have decisions to make every day: What will you decide to break down or build up? Will it contribute or remove?


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SERMON

Pastor Charisse Jensen

SPECIAL MUSIC

Lion's Voice Choir, Glory Ringers Handbell Choir, Handbell/Chime Ensemble

WORSHIP ASSISTANT

Don Friend

COMMUNION

To participate from home, you will need cracker or bread, plus wine or juice for each person.

Worship Together

Sunday September 5, 2021

WORSHIP FOCUS

"Being Made New"

In a world riddled with fear, fires, illness, injustice, hatred, and hurricanes, hear the good news: God is reconciling all to Godself! God's kingdom has dawned. Distinctions, divisions, death, and disease no longer hold power over us. Instead, each of us is a recipient of God's pure, absolute gifts of grace and forgiveness. 


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SERMON

Pastor Patrick Fish

SPECIAL MUSIC

Rich Ryan and Kristin Young, duet

WORSHIP ASSISTANT

Amy Runge

COMMUNION

To participate from home, you will need cracker or bread, plus wine or juice for each person.

Worship Together

Sunday August 29, 2021


WORSHIP FOCUS

"To Everything There is a Season"

The author of the book of Ecclesiastes tells us there's a season for everything. Jesus knew all there was to know about time. He knew when his time had come to give up his life. He knew whom to trust with his life, with his own coming and going. What season are you in? Where is Jesus calling you to come and follow?


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SERMON

Pastor Charisse Jensen

SPECIAL MUSIC

Jon Ball, (guitar & vocals) Gary Hoyne & Kristin Young (vocals)

WORSHIP ASSISTANT

David Albers

COMMUNION

To participate from home, you will need cracker or bread, plus wine or juice for each person.


Worship Together

Sunday August 22, 2021


WORSHIP FOCUS:

 "The Ten Commandments"

This is the fourth week in our "Back to Basics" series, 

and the focus is on how these commandments inform our faith.


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SERMON

Pastor Patrick Fish

SPECIAL MUSIC

Harrison Chen & Kristin Young, piano duet

WORSHIP ASSISTANT

Miriam Wade-Hicks

COMMUNION

To participate from home, you will need cracker or bread, plus wine or juice for each person.

Worship Together

Sunday August 15, 2021


WORSHIP FOCUS

"Back to Basics: The Lord's Prayer"

During the month of August, we are taking a new look

at Luther's foundational work, The Small Catechism

This Sunday the focus is on the Lord's Prayer and how it informs our faith.


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SERMON

Pastor Patrick Fish

SPECIAL MUSIC

Darragh and Clodagh Creaney, clarinet duet

WORSHIP ASSISTANT

Faith Greising

COMMUNION

To participate from home, you will need cracker or bread, plus wine or juice for each person.

Worship Together

Sunday July 25, 2021


WORSHIP FOCUS

"Why St. Mark's?"

Final week of our July "WHY?" series


For the past three Sundays, we have been asking "why?" as a focus for our sermons. This Sunday, we wrap up with our final sermon in the series: "Why St. Mark's?" Of all the places you could choose to be, of all the communities you could be a part of, of all the mission statements you could pledge yourself to ... how do you answer the question: "Why St. Mark's?" Our answer will be guided by Psalm 23 and John 10 where Jesus says, "Very truly I tell you."


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SERMON

Pastor Charisse Jensen

SPECIAL MUSIC

Clodagh and Darragh Creaney, clarinet duet

WORSHIP ASSISTANT

 Sheryl Campen

COMMUNION

To participate from home, you'll need bread or cracker, plus wine or juice, for each person.

Worship Together

Sunday July 18, 2021


WORSHIP FOCUS

 "Why Lutheran?"

Week 3 of our July "WHY?" series


The official tagline of the ELCA encapsulates one of our most basic convictions in just four words: “God’s work. Our hands.” As Lutherans, we believe we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. And that is exactly what our high school students have been doing this past Mission Trip week: serving our neighbors in the Aurora community. This Sunday you’ll have an opportunity to hear from them, along with Pr. Patrick, as they share what they’ve experienced and learned. Hear these amazing young people who are leading the way for change in our community. You’ll be inspired!


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SERMON

Pastor Patrick Fish and the high school Mission Trip youth

SPECIAL MUSIC

Vocal Quartet: Jill Fox, soprano; Teresa Thompson, alto; Gary Hoyne, tenor; Jon Miller, bass

WORSHIP ASSISTANTS

high school youth

COMMUNION

To participate from home, you'll need bread or cracker, plus wine or juice, for each person.

Worship Together

Sunday July 11, 2021


WORSHIP FOCUS

"Why Christian?"

Week 2 of our July "WHY?" series


Why do Christians choose to be “Christian”? Why choose to follow Christ? Many people come to believe in Jesus not because of something that can be argued, logic-ed, or reasoned. Belief often comes because of an experience where people  recognize that Jesus/God is present. What evidence of God is in your life's experience? Where or when has your life's story met God's story? As Jesus' beckons, “Come and see.”


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SERMON

Pastor Charisse Jensen

SPECIAL MUSIC

Anderw Gerbitz, trumpet

WORSHIP ASSISTANT

Faith Greising

COMMUNION

To participate from home, you'll need bread or cracker, plus wine or juice, for each person.

Worship Together

Sunday July 4, 2021


This Sunday we're launching a new sermon series titled "Why?" Did you know that there are many verses in the Bible where God invites us to question? Our questions matter to God! And when our questions are driven by hunger and thirst for righteousness, Jesus promises that we will be satisfied (Matthew 5:6). We will spend the next four Sundays asking questions and provoking the Gospel, leaning into the steadfastness of God, the love of Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit which unites us all.

WORSHIP FOCUS: 

"Why God?" 

Week 1 of our July "WHY" series


Have you ever questioned if there is a God? Is it even okay to question God's existence? What does the Bible say about questioning? This Sunday we will explore this topic of questioning and examine if we are even asking the 'right' questions.


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SERMON

Pastor Charisse Jensen

SPECIAL MUSIC

Kristin Young

WORSHIP ASSISTANT

Jill Fox

COMMUNION

To participate from home, you'll need bread or cracker, plus wine or juice, for each person.