Adult Faith Formation

Join us on Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific time for Bible Study with our rostered leaders. Please also join us on Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. Pacific time for a virtual small group on spiritual practices to sustain us during this time of global pandemic. Please email for a link to join.

Fierce Free and Full of Fire by Jen Hatmaker book group will begin on Tuesday, May 19 (chapter 1) at 4 p.m. via Zoom. Ingelaurie Lisher will be facilitating this discussion each week thru June 16  Books purchased on your own.  Please email her at if you want to join in.

In the fall of 2019, the ELCA voted to become a sanctuary denomination. Broadly, this means that the ELCA publicly declared that walking with immigrants and refugees is a matter of faith. Please check out the bible study with Mark Gravrock and an interview with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.

Young Adults

From the comfort of your homes, come to a virtual coffee hour every Sunday morning at 11 a.m. Pacific time. Email for a link to join. Mark your calendars for a young adult virtual pub theology the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Pacific time.

Youth and Family Ministry: Trying a New Thing with Online Youth Programming

5th grade check in on Tuesdays 2-2:30 p.m.

Thursday Youth Group–Middle School youth only Weekly on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.
Bring your own snacks. Contact Ingelaurie for the link to join if you don’t already have it.

Sunday High School–The Well Sundays 6:30-7:00 p.m. Bring your own snacks. Contact Ingelaurie for the link to join if you don’t already have it.

Faith in the Home…Children and Youth Sunday Morning “Take Homes” will be sent out to each grade level later this week by either Char Leone or Ingelaurie Lisher–stay tuned.

Continue to post and tag your pictures to Facebook (St. Mark’s Lutheran Church by The Narrows or our Instagram page smlcbythenarrows) #stmarksathome

For more connection with St. Mark’s Children and Youth please join our private Facebook group St. Mark’s Children and Youth off of the St. Mark’s Facebook page

Click here for information on summer 2020 VBS!

Some websites to go to for youth and family faith formation:
Milestones Ministry
Illustrated Ministry
Faith Finder Fun

Backyard Mondays, Science Fridays, and more with some fun pastors from Minnesota.

Gulf Coast Synod

Cooper Sherry’s Music Pick for the Day

Friends at St. Mark’s …

It is hard to be away from each other, not able to sing together, not able to worship together, and not able to enjoy the richness of fellowship in music and community.
For your well-being and for an opportunity of daily enrichment through music, I would like to offer things to supplement your lives in these times from our Youtube friends who have put countless amazing things online for us to enjoy. You may click on the links below to hear these songs. Most days, as I am able, I will add to this list:

Adult Forum

Virtual Adult Forum – Pastor Hallie Parkins discusses the NW Immigrant Rights Project with Grace Dunbar and Selene Dominguez Peña. 4/15/20.


Sanctuary Bible Studies

Bible studies with Mark Gravrock: sanctuary 3/19/20.

The Bible and Sanctuary (Word document)

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Sanctuary Bible Study  part 2 with Mark Gravrock.

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