St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School (WELS, Citrus Heights, CA)
Anniversary Sunday November 10, 2019

Anniversary Sunday November 10, 2019

November 10, 2019

Anniversary Sunday November 10, 2019
St. Mark’s Lutheran School - 50 Years 1970 -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: Jesus says today in the Gospel: “ Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions. ” How true! There’s so much more to life thanks to Christ and the eternal life he’s given us. However, we often fall into the t emptations of greed and abundance and forget about being rich toward God. So today we get a needed, stern, and loving reminder from our Savior that our earthly wealth is meaningless without him .

Worship Focus: 50 years of God’s Word connected to a variety of academic subjects meant to prepare students for the next level of education, this is what we are celebrating today. Friendships formed while in this present life and into the one to come, this is what we are celebrating today. Peace with God through Jesus, as well as guidance on how to live our lives, this is what we are celebrating today. YOU, being a part of the St. Mark’s Family, current member or not, this is what we are celebrating today. Celebrating the goodness of God, this is our focus.
Presiding Minister: Pastor Kolander
Musical 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

21st Sunday of End Time - Reformation November 3, 2019

21st Sunday of End Time - Reformation November 3, 2019

November 3, 2019

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: Jesus says today in the Gospel: “ Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions. ” How true! There’s so much more to life thanks to Christ and the eternal life he’s given us. However, we often fall into the t emptations of greed and abundance and forget about being rich toward God. So today we get a needed, stern, and loving reminder from our Savior that our earthly wealth is meaningless without him .

Focus of Today’s Service: What is freedom? If you are in debt, you are not really free. If you work for someone else, even if you own your business, you are not really free. Laws and Conscience remind us we are not as free as we might think. There is one freedom which truly is freeing, and it is free to us; that is the freedom (forgiveness) Jesus has for us. God help us live the life He has given us in and with this freedom. His Truth does indeed set us free. What that looks like is our focus.

Presiding Minister: Pastor Kolander
Musical Accompanist: Lisa Thiesfeldt

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

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

October 20, 2019

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost October 20, 2019
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: Jesus says today in the Gospel: “ Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions. ” How true! There’s so much more to life thanks to Christ and the eternal life he’s given us. However, we often fall into the t emptations of greed and abundance and forget about being rich toward God. So today we get a needed, stern, and loving reminder from our Savior that our earthly wealth is meaningless without him .

Worship Focus: We are truly rich! We might not have the money and the houses and the toys that this world treasures, but we have a treasure that makes everything else seem worthless and meaningless. We have eternal life in Christ Jesus and all of the blessings it brings, now and in the life to come. Let us rejoice then and praise our God for making us truly rich with heavenly treasure
Serving at Worship
Presiding Minister: Pastor Brock Groth
Accompanist: Lisa Thiesfeldt

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

Children Sing - Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost October 13, 2019

Children Sing - Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost October 13, 2019

October 13, 2019

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost October 13, 2019
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: Jesus says today in the Gospel: “ Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions. ” How true! There’s so much more to life thanks to Christ and the eternal life he’s given us. However, we often fall into the t emptations of greed and abundance and forget about being rich toward God. So today we get a needed, stern, and loving reminder from our Savior that our earthly wealth is meaningless without him .

Worship Focus: What is it that gives your life purpose? Is it the idea of get what you can out of life? Is it a job or a hobby? Is it a relationship? Our purpose in this life is more than just toattain stuff or to work or to hang with friends. Our purpose, which inspires us in other areas of life, is to give praise to God... the God who is life and gives life. This is the idea we want to build on this morning.

Serving at Worship
Presiding Minister: Pastor Kruschel
Musical Accompanist: Adrienne Bengel

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

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost October 13, 2019

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost October 13, 2019

October 13, 2019

Worship Focus: What is it that gives your life purpose? Is it the idea of get what you can out of life? Is it a job or a hobby? Is it a relationship? Our purpose in this life is more than just to attain stuff or to work or to hang with friends. Our purpose, which inspires us in other areas of life, is to give praise to God... the God who is life and gives life. This is the idea we want to build on this morning.

Serving at Worship Presiding

Minister: Pastor Jon Kolander

Musical Accompanist: Adrienne Bengel

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

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost October 6, 2019

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost October 6, 2019

October 6, 2019

Worship Focus:When we consider how lost we ourselves were before God brought us to faith, it should be no surprise to us to hear God has a great love for the lost. But do we sometimes become self-righteous in our own thinking when it comes to the salvation of those who are lost or straying. So today Jesus impresses upon us the joy God has over one person being “found,” and he invites us to join him in that joy and in his love for the lost.

Serving at Worship:
Presiding Minister:Pastor Brock Groth
Musical 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

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentacost September 29, 2019

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentacost September 29, 2019

September 29, 2019

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentacost September 29, 2019

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: Jesus says today in the Gospel: “ Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions. ” How true! There’s so much more to life thanks to Christ and the eternal life he’s given us. However, we often fall into the t emptations of greed and abundance and forget about being rich toward God. So today we get a needed, stern, and loving reminder from our Savior that our earthly wealth is meaningless without him .

Focus of Today’s Service: When it comes to your office or your team, you want people who are not committed to the task at hand, correct? We want just the opposite, and for good reason. Jesus is not asking of us anything less than what we expect in those situations. Jesus is upfront about the commitment He expects of us; and, He provides the means for us to measure up and excel inthese expectations. This is one of the reasons why we have gathered together once again.
Serving at Worship:
Presiding Minister: Pastor Jonathan Kolander
Musical Accompanist: Marty Puckett
Violinand Cello: Vince Beiderbecke
Percussion: Don Black

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

Koeplin Installation

Koeplin Installation

September 22, 2019

Installation service for Pastor David Koeplin on behalf of the AZ-CA District Mission Board.

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 22, 2019

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 22, 2019

September 22, 2019

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: Jesus says today in the Gospel: “ Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions. ” How true! There’s so much more to life thanks to Christ and the eternal life he’s given us. However, we often fall into the t emptations of greed and abundance and forget about being rich toward God. So today we get a needed, stern, and loving reminder from our Savior that our earthly wealth is meaningless without him .

Worship Focus: God says through Isaiah: “These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word” (66:2). But doesn’t that run contrary to what the world tries to teach us? While the world can teach us to be self - serving and arrogant, God tells us he desires humility. After all, who are we really before a holy, all - powerful , and just God? So God calls for us to be humble, not just before him but before others as well. That attitude of humble, loving service is seen in our Savior, and it’s the grace of the Friend of sinners that drives us to show that same loving humility and grace with others and be their friend, too.

Serving at Worship Presiding Minister: Pastor Brock Groth
Musical Accompanist: Lisa Thiesfeldt
Ushers:8:00 Greg Meyer, Galen Carpenter, Tim Hull, Andy Kopitske

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

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 15, 2019

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 15, 2019

September 15, 2019

Worship Focus:How many doors do you have in the place you call home? Do you ever get mixed
up on what door you need when looking for something specific? Or, open the closet door when you
meant to go outside? Doors serve a purpose. And speaking of doors, t
here is only one which leads to heaven. Which one, and how do we know for certain that is the correct door? Can we buy it? What is
the door and how we get to open it will be central to our worship today.

Serving at Worship Presiding Minister: Pastor Brock Groth
Musical Accompanist: Rosemarie Boushek
Ushers:8:00 Greg Meyer, Galen Carpenter, Tim Hull, Andy Kopitske
10:45 Gordon Flowers, Bruce Bartlow

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