St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School (WELS, Citrus Heights, CA)
A Look at Some Resurrection Chapters

A Look at Some Resurrection Chapters

April 26, 2020

Bible Study - Resurrection Impact: A Look at Some Resurrection Chapters Led by Pastor Kolander in the church sanctuary.

Church Service is Streamed live at 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 every Sunday and also:

Recorded Video Services: Go to stmarkslutheran.com: hover over media: Video Worship Service
Available on audio podcast: Go to stmarkslutheran.com: hover over media: Audio Services and Classes
On-Line Materials: Go to stmarkslutheran.com: hover over Connect: Staying Connected to God's Word

If there is any way our church and school can serve your spiritual needs, please contact one of our pastors or our school principal;
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School
7869 Kingswood Drive
Citrus Heights, California 95610
Phone: (916) 961-7891  
Website: www.StMarksLutheran.com
Audio-Video Questions? please email to av-crew@outlook.com

Third Sunday of Easter April 26, 2020

Third Sunday of Easter April 26, 2020

April 26, 2020

In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Mark’s. We especially welcome
our guests who have joined us today. We pray you will be strengthened by the good news
about God’s grace, love, and forgiveness to us through Jesus.

Worship Focus: Is faith in Jesus only for the good times, or only for the not good times of life? It is for both. During the good we have a tendency to put Jesus on the side. During the not good we like to blame Jesus or run to Him with promises only to break them when good again. Today we are reminded of the fact that while we are in this world, this world does not have what we truly need; we are not to put our faith and hope in it or get too comfortable living in this world. We rather are to keep our faith and hope in what helps us through this life and has only the best to come. Jesus is the source of a full life. What this means is our focus today.

Presiding Minister: Pastor Jonathan Kolander
Accompanist: Lisa Thiesfeldt

Worship Materials:
https://www.stmarkslutheran.com/coronavirus-cant-stop-us/

Explore our website! stmarkslutheran.com You’ll find materials for:
. Worship
. Bible Studies
. Devotions
. Children's Sunday School

Follow us to stay connected:
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/stmarksch
Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/stmarkslutheran
Subscribe to our videos on Vimeo: vimeo.com/channels/stmarksch

Bible Study—Streamed live at 9:15 a.m. every Sunday and also:

Recorded Video: Go to stmarkslutheran.com: hover over media: Video Bible Class
Available on audio podcast: Go to stmarkslutheran.com: hover over media: Audio Services and Classes
On-Line Materials: Go to stmarkslutheran.com: hover over Connect: Staying Connected to God's Word

If there is any way our church and school can serve your spiritual needs, please contact one of our pastors or our school principal;
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School
7869 Kingswood Drive
Citrus Heights, California 95610
Phone: (916) 961-7891  
Website: www.StMarksLutheran.com
Audio-Video Questions? please email to av-crew@outlook.com

Resurrection Impact: A Look at Some Resurrection Chapters

Resurrection Impact: A Look at Some Resurrection Chapters

April 19, 2020

Bible Study - Resurrection Impact: A Look at Some Resurrection Chapters Led by Pastor Kolander in the church sanctuary.

Church Service is Streamed live at 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 every Sunday and also:

Recorded Video Services: Go to stmarkslutheran.com: hover over media: Video Worship Service
Available on audio podcast: Go to stmarkslutheran.com: hover over media: Audio Services and Classes
On-Line Materials: Go to stmarkslutheran.com: hover over Connect: Staying Connected to God's Word

If there is any way our church and school can serve your spiritual needs, please contact one of our pastors or our school principal;
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School
7869 Kingswood Drive
Citrus Heights, California 95610
Phone: (916) 961-7891  
Website: www.StMarksLutheran.com
Audio-Video Questions? please email to av-crew@outlook.com

Second Sunday of Easter

Second Sunday of Easter

April 19, 2020

Second Sunday of Easter
April 19, 2020

In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Mark’s. We especially welcome
our guests who have joined us today. We pray you will be strengthened by the good news
about God’s grace, love, and forgiveness to us through Jesus.

Worship Focus:
Have we trials and temptations still to deal with? Didn’t Jesus die and rise again
to take care of such on our behalf? Having to go through such does not negate what Jesus has
gained for us; rather such things heighten the importance of what He came to do and what He has
accomplished. Instead of such conquering us, we in Christ are the conquerors. We have been given
reasons to rejoice even in the midst of trial and temptation, trials and temptations we can endure
and overcome thanks to Christ. Rejoice, dear friend, rejoice in the news of sins forgiven and life in
heaven is coming.

Presiding Minister: Pastor Jonathan Kolander
Accompanist: Rosemarie Boushek
Solost: Jenny Kolander
Musical Accompanist: Lisa Thiesfeldt

Worship Materials:
https://www.stmarkslutheran.com/coronavirus-cant-stop-us/

Explore our website! stmarkslutheran.com You’ll find materials for:
. Worship
. Bible Studies
. Devotions
. Children's Sunday School

Follow us to stay connected:
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/stmarksch
Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/stmarkslutheran
Subscribe to our videos on Vimeo: vimeo.com/channels/stmarksch

Bible Study—Streamed live at 9:15 a.m. every Sunday and also:

Recorded Video: Go to stmarkslutheran.com: hover over media: Video Bible Class
Available on audio podcast: Go to stmarkslutheran.com: hover over media: Audio Services and Classes
On-Line Materials: Go to stmarkslutheran.com: hover over Connect: Staying Connected to God's Word

If there is any way our church and school can serve your spiritual needs, please contact one of our pastors or our school principal;
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School
7869 Kingswood Drive
Citrus Heights, California 95610
Phone: (916) 961-7891  
Website: www.StMarksLutheran.com
Audio-Video Questions? please email to av-crew@outlook.com

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Scripture Quotations: From the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV 2011), copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.

ONE DAY THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING: EASTER SUNDAY The Resurrection of Our Lord  Sunday, April 12, 2020

ONE DAY THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING: EASTER SUNDAY The Resurrection of Our Lord Sunday, April 12, 2020

April 12, 2020
In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Mark’s.  We especially welcome
our guests who have joined us today.  We pray you will be strengthened by the good news
about God’s grace, love, and forgiveness to us through Jesus.

Presiding Minister: Pastor Brock Groth
Musical Accompanist:   Lisa Thiesfeldt
Worship Materials:
https://www.stmarkslutheran.com/coronavirus-cant-stop-us/
Explore our website! stmarkslutheran.com You’ll find materials for:
. Worship
. Bible Studies
. Devotions
. Children's Sunday School
Follow us to stay connected: 
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/stmarksch
Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/stmarkslutheran 
Subscribe to our videos on Vimeo: vimeo.com/channels/stmarksch
If there is any way our church and school can serve your spiritual needs, please contact one of our pastors or our school principal;
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School
7869 Kingswood Drive
Citrus Heights, California 95610
Phone: (916) 961-7891  
Website: www.StMarksLutheran.com
Audio-Video Questions? please email to av-crew@outlook.com
Content requiring a copyright license is reproduced under OneLicense.net #A-711071. All rights reserved.
Scripture Quotations:  From the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV 2011), copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.
The Service of Darkness Friday

The Service of Darkness Friday

April 11, 2020

ONE DAY THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING: GOOD FRIDAY

On Good Friday, the Christian Church remembers the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus. Although our remembrance is solemn, it is not a message of gloom. It is a message of adoration toward Jesus, the Lamb of God. On this day almost 2,000 years ago, Jesus offered up his life as the atoning sacrifice for the sins of the world. The Service of Darkness—often called Tenebrae(Latin for “darkness”)—guides us to reflect deeply on Jesus’ sufferings for our sake as well as the great cost of our forgiveness. In the chancel burns a seven-fold candelabrum in the shape of a crown of thorns. The candles will be extinguished as the service progresses. At the end of the service, the final candle is removed from the chancel, leaving the sanctuary in tenebrae for silent prayer. The service is closed by a loud sound, called the strepitus(Latin for “crash” or “loud noise”). The strepitushas been interpreted by worshippers in a number of ways. Some see it as a symbol to remind us of the stone that was rolled in front of Jesus’ tomb to shut it; others see it as a statement of the cataclysmic nature of Christ’s sacrifice; still others view it as foreshadowing the rending of Christ’s tomb at his resurrection on Easter morning. The final candle, which is still burning, is returned to its place at the end of the service before the congregation departs the church, leaving a symbolic glimmer of gospel hope pointing forward to Easter morning amidst the darkness that necessitated Good Friday.

Presiding Minister: Pastor Brock Groth

Maundy Thursday – New Command

Maundy Thursday – New Command

April 9, 2020

Maundy Thursday – New Command
April 9, 2020

Worship Focus: In the Gospel of John, chapter 20, we are told, “But these are written that you may
believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”
It is because of this truth we are gathered here once again to hear how Jesus Christ has made such a
life possible. It was not an easy feat. The way to our having a life that goes beyond the day to day
routines of this life and which holds certainty beyond this life came at a great price. Jesus had to die,
or we were going to end up dead. This is important because there is a death beyond the physical. The
death Jesus enables us to be free from meant he had to go to war. During this time of Lent we will be
looking at, from various vantage points, this war he entered so we could have life in his name. The
Lord deepen your appreciation for this life you have been given as you hear for the first time or the
how many times the length Jesus was willing to go with you in mind. THE SON OF GOD GOES
FORTH TO WAR.

The word ‘Maundy” is of Latin origin. It has to do with the mandate Jesus gave His disciples (see John 13:34). He who is love wants us to love one another.
Sermon: Pastor Jonathan Kolander
Accompanist: Rosemarie Boushek

A Look at Some Resurrection Chapters

A Look at Some Resurrection Chapters

April 5, 2020

Bible Study - Resurrection Impact: A Look at Some Resurrection Chapters Led by Pastor Kolander in the church sanctuary.

Bible Study is Streamed live at 8:05 a.m. and 10:50 every Sunday and also:

Recorded Video Services: Go to stmarkslutheran.com: hover over media: Video Worship Service
Available on audio podcast: Go to stmarkslutheran.com: hover over media: Audio Services and Classes
On-Line Materials: Go to stmarkslutheran.com: hover over Connect: Staying Connected to God's Word

If there is any way our church and school can serve your spiritual needs, please contact one of our pastors or our school principal;
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School
7869 Kingswood Drive
Citrus Heights, California 95610
Phone: (916) 961-7891  
Website: www.StMarksLutheran.com
Audio-Video Questions? please email to av-crew@outlook.com

Palm Sunday–Last Sunday in Lent April 5, 2020

Palm Sunday–Last Sunday in Lent April 5, 2020

April 5, 2020

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church & School
As the members of St. Mark’s, we say with the Psalmist:
“I rejoiced with those who said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the LORD’" (Psalm 122:1).
Even during this time of not being able to gather together at our house of worship, we still
rejoice in the opportunity to worship with our fellow believers through our online capabilities.
To those who are not members of our congregation and joining us today
– Welcome to our worship service! -
May the Lord continue to help us grow in His grace and knowledge as we hear, speak, and sing His holy Word.

THE ORDER OF WORSHIP
Focus of Today’s Service: When is the last time you let out a loud shout over something positive?
Believers are encouraged to shout out words and songs of rejoicing as we contemplate yet again the lengths
Jesus was willing to go in order to secure our salvation. We do such not to bring attention to ourselves
but rather to Him who is worthy of praise. Under all circumstances we have reason to shout aloud to our God.
May God continue to renew your confidence in Him as you hear and sing His Word.

Presiding Minister: Pastor Jonathan Kolander
Accompanist: Lisa Thiesfedlt

Bible Studies—Streamed live at 9:15 a.m. every Sunday and also:

Recorded Video: Go to stmarkslutheran.com: hover over media: Video Bible Class
Available on audio podcast: Go to stmarkslutheran.com: hover over media: Audio Services and Classes
On-Line Materials: Go to stmarkslutheran.com: hover over Connect: Staying Connected to God's Word

If there is any way our church and school can serve your spiritual needs, please contact one of our pastors or our school principal;
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School
7869 Kingswood Drive
Citrus Heights, California 95610
Phone: (916) 961-7891  
Website: www.StMarksLutheran.com
Audio-Video Questions? please email to av-crew@outlook.com

Midweek Lenten Service April 1, 2020

Midweek Lenten Service April 1, 2020

April 1, 2020

Welcome to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church & School
In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Mark’s. We especially welcome our guests who have joined us today. We pray you will be strengthened by the good news about God’s grace, love, and forgiveness to us through Jesus.

Worship Focus: In the Gospel of John, chapter 20, we are told, “But these are written that you may
believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”
It is because of this truth we are gathered here once again to hear how Jesus Christ has made such a
life possible. It was not an easy feat. The way to our having a life that goes beyond the day to day
routines of this life and which holds certainty beyond this life came at a great price. Jesus had to die,
or we were going to end up dead. This is important because there is a death beyond the physical. The
death Jesus enables us to be free from meant he had to go to war. During this time of Lent we will be
looking at, from various vantage points, this war he entered so we could have life in his name. The
Lord deepen your appreciation for this life you have been given as you hear for the first time or the
how many times the length Jesus was willing to go with you in mind. THE SON OF GOD GOES
FORTH TO WAR.

Serving at Worship
Liturgy: Pastor Jonathan Kolander
Presiding Minister: Pastor Hanson of Christ Lutheran in Lodi California
Accompanist: Rosemarie Boushek

If there is any way our church and school can serve your spiritual needs, please contact one of our pastors or our school principal;
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School
7869 Kingswood Drive
Citrus Heights, California 95610
Phone: (916) 961-7891  
Website: www.StMarksLutheran.com
Audio-Video Questions? please email to av-crew@outlook.com

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