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Dez 18 - Photograph's from Pastor Elkin's Retirement dinner

Dez 13 - Cookies, Cookies & More Cookies!

Dez 12 - Preparing for Christmas - Kids Night Out

Dez 5 - Praying for our College Students

Dez 5 - A Christmas Carol Performance

Dez 1 - Making Advent Wreaths

Nov 30 - Pastor Elkin summarizes 20+years of life together in St. Mark's?

Nov 21 - Christ the King Sunday Milestones

Nov 14 - Pack 'n Wrap at Redeemer

Nov 6 - Recognizing & Honoring All the Saints

Okt 29 - Celebrating Reformation Sunday

Okt 16 - Gage Charles Pittinger - Baptism Milestone

Okt 16 - Harvest Home Sunday

Okt 9 - Crop Walk 2016

Okt 5 - Support the St. Mark's Crop Walk team

Okt 2 - Photos from Consecration Sunday

Okt 2 - It's Raining Quilts - They're Everywhere!

Sep 19 - Confirmation Milestone: Sean Jensen & Dylan Ott

Sep 12 - CELEBration!

Sep 12 - Fall Bazaar Brings in Funds for Charity

Sep 4 - Christian Education: Learning & Encouraging the Bible

Aug 24 - Locked-in at St. Mark's

Aug 12 - St. Mark's 2016 Fishing Derby

Aug 12 - Pastor Elkin Announces Upcoming Retirement

Aug 10 - Kits for victims of Disaster & Poverty

Aug 8 - 70+, SINGLE, AND STILL PRAISING GOD!

Jul 23 - Helping Hands Day

Jul 6 - St. Mark's July 4 Hospitality

Jun 29 - “La frontera: Where Jesus Meets Us”

Jun 28 - Stefan Weber and Jacob Schreckengast celebrate driving milestone

Jun 28 - Synod Assembly report; Bishop elected

Mai 17 - 2016 Annual Congregation Assembly

Mai 9 - Youth Conduct Service

Mai 9 - 2016 Annual Report

Apr 24 - Applegate Baptism Celebrated

Apr 21 - Pastor Elkin's Surprise Party Celebrating his 20th Year at St. Mark's

Apr 16 - Commemorating 20 Years of Service - With a Youth Feast!

Apr 6 - Food Packaging Event

Mrz 27 - Breakfast with the Pastor & Easter Egg Hunt

Mrz 26 - The Vigil of Easter

Mrz 25 - 2016 Confirmation Trip

Mrz 19 - Making Palm Crosses

Mrz 5 - VALENTINE FUNDRAISING DINNER A SUCCESS!

Mrz 5 - Tubing

Feb 17 - A piece of our past: 1941 Confirmation Class

Feb 8 - Prayer Pillows for Brennan and Dallas

Feb 8 - Join the Bell Choir!

Jan 31 - Lenten Services Scheduled

Jan 10 - Commemorating Baptism with Faith Chests

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Pastor ElkinPastor Elkin Announces Upcoming Retirement

 

12th Sunday after Pentecost, August 7, 2016

Dear Members of St. Mark's Congregation:

The day had to come sometime, and it is now here. Last Sunday I informed the congregation Council that I have determined that I will be concluding my ministry with St. Mark's congregation at the end of the current calendar year, with my last Sunday being Christmas Day. I felt that it was important to make this announcement earlier than I would otherwise have done, because of the conversations now going on between the St. Mark's and Redeemer Church Councils. Everyone needs to be clear that those conversations are about the directions for future ministry, not about the pastor.

My service will have been 20 and 2/3 years, the third longest tenure of any pastor in St. Mark's history. (J. Ray Houser and Fred Hasskarl each served 26 years.) These have been very busy and productive years together, and we continue to do good things. We have five months yet, and there is much to do. I intend to lead, preach, teach and accomplish as much as we can together in this remaining time. Let's get going!

The Rev. Kenneth R. Elkin, STS, Pastor