Faith Journey

Faith Journey is a series of 10 weekly gatherings hosted by Pastor Ruud that give visitors to St. Mark’s an opportunity to hear each other’s stories, explore questions of faith, build relationships, hear scripture together, and listen for God’s call. We are happy to announce that two new groups will be forming in early October, and we hope that many inquirers and guests who have been worshipping with us online will consider this unique opportunity. Participants can choose from a Faith Journey group that meets on Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m. (beginning October 14) or Sundays from 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (beginning October 18).

Both groups will meet via Zoom, and those who are interested can sign up by emailing Pastor Jan Ruud at:

Click here for information about Faith Journey, and please don’t hesitate to contact Pastor Ruud with any questions you have.

Bible Studies

Tuesday, 5:15 p.m., Fireside Room

“Fully Alive” is a gathering of women who study scripture, pray, and share the ups and downs of life.

Wednesday, 12 noon, Parish Commons Classroom
At Bible Study Luncheon we read and discuss the scripture texts appointed for the upcoming Sunday. The pastor who will be preaching on the texts guides the conversation.

Other Weekly Gatherings

Sunday, 10 a.m., Parish Commons Classroom
The Adult Forum provides opportunities to reflect on Christian faith in light of current events and the daily decisions we need to make. Topics vary, leadership is shared, and the conversation is lively. Check the weekly Parish Life section of the bulletin or the electronic Bridge for specific topics.

Update: Due to a technical error with our recording equipment, the discussion from March 6th will not be available as a podcast. We are working to solve the problem and prevent this issue from reoccurring. We are committed to continuing to provide online faith formation opportunities, and hope that you will join us for those in the future. Thank you.

Monthly Gatherings

Film Fridays 7-8pm on Zoom

Join us as we work to deepen our understanding of diverse American stories and be a part of healing race relations in our nation through films that center Asian American voices and storytelling. All are welcome to participate, though we ask you to “flip the script” and view the films in advance of our Friday meetups so we can just talk about the film. Please check out our weekly newsletter The Bridge for the movie of the month and the link to join.

Young Adult Pub Theology 7:15pm on Tuesdays at McDuff’s Cafe

Led by Pastor Hallie, with guest theologians, pastors, and those who like to think deeply about theology.