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  • Greetings from El Salvador!

    Several of our St. Mark’s members are currently in El Salvador, building homes with Habitat for Humanity. Elizabeth Skarshug sends us the following update! Twelve members of our Habitat for Humanity Team arrived in San Salvador on Friday morning, November 7, 2014, and three more team members had arrived by Friday night. 

  • China Bike Century Connection

    by Paul Banken, China Team Member Note: This article was originally published in the “The Other China”, the China Connect newsletter, July 2014. To learn more about the organization, visit www.chinaconnectonline.org On my first day in Langfang with China Connect, I was determined to buy a bicycle. With a little

  • Would you like to become a Stephen Minister or learn more about the Stephen Ministry program?

    What is a Stephen Minister? Stephen Ministers are laypeople trained in the congregation by their Stephen Leaders to provide one-to-one Christ-centered care to hurting people. These are people with a compassionate heart who’ve been equipped with the skills to listen, encourage, and offer support when someone is in need. A

  • Poets of St. Mark’s: “From Eden Forward”

    Written by Sally Ann McLean on the occasion of the dedication of The Arneklev Gardens at The Edwards Plaza, Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community, Tacoma, Washington “From Eden Forward” Creation or Evolution? Evolution or Creation? Both, I’d say. Which came first? The created or the evolved? Everything that IS was created

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  • Dispatch Madagascar: These are the Days of Miracle & Wonder

    From Kirsti Ruud, who is studying in Madagascar. As we drove through the highlands on the way to our weeklong village homestays, we listened to the Paul Simon album, “Graceland.” Listening to “The Boy in the Bubble” and looking out the window at our beautiful surroundings, thinking about what had

  • Stories of Service: Pillows for Phoenix Housing Network Guests

    In a continued partnership with Phoenix Housing Network, an outreach of Catholic Community Services, our congregation has completed another week of hosting homeless families. We are so thankful to our many volunteers who help to make our guests feel comfortable and cared for in Christ’s love. One of our members,