Our St. Mark Christmas Tree Lot is now open! Our tree lot is run by the youth (and their awesome parents) and proceeds support youth ministry and the other faith formation offices as well. Your purchase helps send our youth to events and retreats such as World Youth Day in Poland, the Steubenville Conference in…

The year is 1636. War is raging across much of Europe. In Eilenburg, Germany there lives a Lutheran pastor by the name of Martin Rinkart, whose parish is ravaged by war, by a deadly epidemic, and by wide-spread economic misery. He has buried five thousand (5,000!) of his parishioners in the last year – an…

Those words, shouted by the religious leaders of Jerusalem on the morning of Jesus’ crucifixion, never fail to shock me when we read them aloud during the Good Friday liturgy. Sometimes, in my imagination, I can almost personalize those words – I HAVE NO KING BUT CAESAR! That shocks me even more and I have to…

Alex shared some insight in his post earlier this week about Baptism. I thought I would continue the conversation. My husband and I had the joy of watching our son be reborn as a child of God through Baptism just a couple weeks ago. It wasn’t the first baptism I’ve witnessed or even the first…

“Are you unaware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were indeed buried with him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live in newness of life. For if we have grown into union…