Upcoming Events

For our detailed daily calendar, click here. For our class schedule, click here.


Welcome Pastor Paul!


On Reformation Sunday, October 27, we have the special privilege and blessing to welcome the Pastor Paul and his family to St. Mark’s and install Paul as our new Senior Pastor.

Pastor Paul will be installed at each service on Sunday, October 27 and a "Taste of Iowa" potluck will follow at 12 pm. Bring a salad or side dish to share. The church will provide meat, dessert, and table service. Join us in welcoming Paul and his family to St. Mark's!


Thank you Pastor Dean!

Sunday, October 27 will be Interim Senior Pastor Dean Hess’ last Sunday at St. Mark’s. He will officiate at Pastor Paul’s Installation and preach his final sermon. We will be collecting thank-you cards for Pastor Dean. Look for the Treasure Chest in The Crossings. and write him a thank-you note for his service and guidance during this important transition in the life of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.



Sunday Adult Bible Study

Our Adult Bible Study will focus on the book of Ruth.  Pastor Steve will guide us through the first two chapters this morning and the final two chapters on September 27th.  We meet in The Compass Room at 9:45 and 11:00 am.

No need to register!     

Register for School Year Family Ministry Offerings now! 
Wednesday Night Ministries begin September 11; Sunday School begins September 15
Children's Ministry
Sunday Morning Sunday School 9:45-10:45 Register HERE
Wednesday Evening Program Register HERE
Middle School Confirmation (Grades 6-8)
Wednesday nights 5:30-7:30 pm Register HERE
High School (Grades 9-12)
THE EDGE on Wednesday 7:30-9 pm Register HERE
You can make a donation online to support these important ministries on our GIVE website page


We are introducing a new church software for your computer and smartphones, called Realm. With this exciting new tool you will be able to:

  • Update your personal and contact information, communicate with your groups and teams as you share life together
  • Register and RSVP for classes and events 
  • Manage your giving, donate by credit card, and view your contribution statements any time

Contact the church office at 319-447-0100 for help getting "more connected with Realm!"




Serve the City Evening


St. Mark's is a member of Serve the City, a coalition of 39 churches in the Cedar Rapids area, whose mission  is to visibly demonstrate the love of Christ to the Greater Cedar Rapids area through collaborative prayer, care, and share efforts. The 13th annual  "Serve the City Evening of Worship & Prayer" will be Sunday, October 20 from 5:57 to 7:30 at New Covenant Bible Church. 


Saved to Serve: Experience Missions

Mark your calendars for Saved to Serve: Experience Missions on Sunday, October 20 from 8 am -12:15 pm in The Crossings.

Designed with the whole family in mind, you can travel with us as we see, smell, taste, hear, touch and truly “experience” missions here and around the globe! Explore how you can connect faith and life in our city, our nation, and our world in the name of Jesus Christ.


Upcoming Piano Concerts

You can hear two well-known pianists play the new Steinway piano next month in Faith. On Sunday, October 20 at 2 pm, Chuck Michaelson will play and on Friday, October 25 at 7 pm, Rebecca Penneys will hold a concert and masterclass.



Weekend to Remember

Get away together and invest in your marriage this fall by attending "Weekend to Remember." This conference will be held at the Cedar Rapids Marriott on November 8-10th. At this conference, you will learn from marriage experts and have the opportunity to connect with your spouse. Find more information HERE or contact Gayle and Mike Richardson at glrichardson@mediacombb.net or 319-573-8258. 

When registering, use group name: SouldOnMarriage

Register HERE






Mission of Hope

Our next serving opportunity at Mission of Hope is Friday, October 18. If you are interested in donating food or helping to prepare or serve the meal, sign up HERE or contact mfruhling@faith-life.org



Crossings Cafe

A fun way to get connected through service is to volunteer in The Crossings Cafe on Sunday mornings. Serve donuts and coffee alongside your friends or family, while greeting and getting to know others in our church family. Contact Marlys at mfruhling@faith-life.org for more information.


Family Ministry Volunteers

Do you love Jesus and have a passion for seeing kids know, love, and follow Him too? If so, consider joining our dynamic team of Children, Middle School and High School Volunteers. Contact pschulz@faith-life.org for more information on how you can make a difference in the lives of our youth on Wednesday nights or Sunday mornings.


Wednesday Night Ministry Meals

We need individuals, small groups or families to help prepare and serve meals for our Wednesday Night Children's Ministries. You can choose the day that works best for you. Thank you for partnering with us as we share God's love with children and help them grow to be more like Jesus!

Sign up to Prepare meals HERE.

Sign up to Serve meals HERE.


Nursery Caregivers

Serve families in our congregation by helping provide child care during services and classes held at St. Mark's. Applicants over age 18 can apply for a paid position. Middle School and High School students are welcome to volunteer. Contact Pam at pschulz@faith-life.org for more information.


Digital Engagement Team

Love writing, photography, or graphic design? You can take part in the launch of our new creative team. To learn more about how you can use your skills to help spread the greatest news - The Gospel - in the digital world, while fellowshipping with others, contact Cailey at coates@faith-life.org.




Military Families

Please let the church office know if you have family members in the military so we can show them our support by sending them cards. Contact Carol at cbeyer@faith-life.org.


All Saints Sunday

On Sunday, November 3, we will be featuring a video remembrance of loved ones who have passed away since last November. Please submit the name of your loved one, their relationship to you, date of death and a photo to Carol at cbeyer@faith-life.org by October 25.


Saturate is Complete!

Nearly 300 people helped package and deliver Saturate materials, helping to share the Gospel with over 10,000 homes in Marion!  A huge thank you to everyone who served on the Saturate Team and ALL who helped in any way! If you have not received a Saturate packet on your door, please stop by one of the information centers and pick one up.



Open Prayer Meetings Every Thursday

Come and pray for our congregation and ministries! All are invited to join and experience the Open Prayer Meeting every Thursday from 12:00 to 12:45 pm in the Prayer Room in the South Hallway.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:6-7