“Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but be an example for the believers in your speech, your conduct, your love, faith, and purity.” 1 Timothy 4:1

We are continually formed in faith through the Holy Spirit.  Faith formation at Saint Mark’s includes worship, Sunday school and confirmation, bible studies, and fellowship times for all ages, as well as the work of small groups, mission teams, and committees. group pic detroit jpg

9th to 12th Grade Sunday School

Sunday Morning Faith Formation: 9-12th grade youth meet in the Fireside Room to discuss how faith and life are woven together.

Sunday AM Breakfast Club—11:00am the 1st Sunday of each month in the Fireside Room. A time for casual conversation and food.

High School Ministry

LOL—Youth activities on Thursday Nights at St. Mark’s for youth grades 6-12th.

  • 5:30-6:15pm 2nd and 4th Thursdays Youth Bell/rhythm group (grades 6-12th): 5th Thursday Choir Sectional Rehearsal
  • 6:45-7:30 Youth Choir(6-12th grades)

Service Opportunities, Activities and Events are offered monthly throughout the year—check the calendar or weekly Bridge for what’s coming up.

High School Summer Immersion Trip
July 6-9, 2017 (Thursday to Sunday)
10-12th grade youth (current) Stevenson WA
Cost: $125.00 per person $50.00 Deposit due Jan. 29 to reserve your spot. Spaces are limited to 10-12 youth. During our 4 day trip we will walk and serve alongside Native Americans who live along the Columbia River as well as community members from Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. Click here for the registration form.  

Montana con’t…for current 10-12th grade youth! Opportunity for youth grades 10-12th. Check out what Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp offers for you during the week of July 16-21 www.flbc.net Including Sr. High Traditional Camp and Sailing on Flathead Lake. Parents will register their child through the camp–but let Ingelaurie Lisher know they are signed up . Travel dates with the church are July 15 and 22. 

2018 ELCA Youth Gathering 
For youth going into 9th grade in 2018 to 2018 graduates. (Current 7-11th grade youth)
June 27 – July 1, 2018  Houston TX  Estimated costs TBD but here is an idea: $350.00 registration fee; $582.75 hotel (could go down based on assignment and # of rooms); $425.00 airfare; food /misc.$250.00 Registration and $150.00 deposit due September 10.

Mexico Mission Trip—Cross-Generational: June, 2017 36 people can go on this trip. Participants must be High School age or older. First priority is given to St. Mark’s members. Estimated Cost: $175.00 for food and lodging in Mexico, airfare/ transportation to San Diego, plus 6 meals in San Diego and 2 meals in Mexico. Limited financial assistance is available.  Contact Pastor Jan Ruud at jruud@smlutheran.org with questions and for more information.


Click here for Youth Music Opportunities

Please contact Ingelaurie Lisher, AiM Director of Youth and Family Ministry with questions regarding Youth Faith Formation

Youth Resources



To access the High School Forms please click here.