Just as we are called to serve our global and local communities, we are also called to love and serve one another. Within our St Mark’s Community, we continually work together to build a place of grace, growth, learning, and joy.

For specific opportunities to serve your neighbors, check out the Learn, Serve, Grow.

You can also read about all the ways we are reaching out to our community locally and globally and find out how to get involved.

Women of St. Mark's

Open to women of all ages for faithful community, lively discussion, and meaningful service.

Women of the ELCA Mission & Purpose:

As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in  faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world.

Go to the WELCA website for more information.

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This active group of women at St. Mark’s hosts several activities throughout the year. Our biggest events are a fall retreat, an Advent brunch, and a spring luncheon, all with wonderful programs. This year we started our popular Summer Craft Night series, for crafters of all ages and experience levels to learn and share.

We also support the ongoing work of Lutheran World Relief and share our talents with many of the ministries of St. Mark’s. We quilt and assemble school and new-baby kits for those in desperate need at home and abroad, we study the bible, we support youth scholarships, and we work to make St. Mark’s a welcoming place to grow in faith and fellowship.

Circle Bible Studies

Lydia Circle—first Tuesday of the month in the Parish Commons Classroom—bring a brown bag lunch.

Ruth Ann Circle—meets monthly in Gig Harbor homes—contact Suzy Reynolds if interested.

WELCA Devotionals

Luther Seminary  “God Pause” www.luthersem.edu/godpause/

Women of the ELCA “Bold Café” (created by and for young adult women) www.boldcafe.org

Take Them a Meal

Take Them A Meal is a ministry that provides meals to members who are recovering from surgery, undergoing treatment, or facing other life challenges. Using the online tool, “Take Them A Meal”, we coordinate meals that are suited to the recipient’s needs. If you would like to be part of the pool of people who may be called upon to provide meals, please contact Janet Duris.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Care Ministry Team

Homebound Visitation

Prayer Chain