DO JUSTICE, LOVE KINDNESS AND
WALK HUMBLY WITH OUR GOD
Rev.Scott Opsahl Interim Pastor
Warm greetings to you and welcome to our website. There are many things that people look for in a church. Some are searching for a vibrant worship experience and strong Biblical preaching. Many want to make a difference by joining with other people of faith who are working for peace and justice in the world. Some are looking for the safe and stimulating environment of a church family in which to raise their own family. Some simply desire to be a part of a warm, caring community where they are known and accepted for who they are. Others say that they need a stimulating intellectual environment where education in the faith is a lifelong opportunity and challenge. If these are the characteristics of the church you are looking for, your search is over. Consider this your invitation to come and experience life at St. Mark’s. We will welcome you in our midst. And you will be glad you came.
St. Mark’s Embraces Inclusivity! We’re a More Light Congregation!
St. Mark’s is one in a national group of Presbyterian churches, known as More Light Presbyterians, who are committed to the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons in the Presbyterian Church (USA). As More Light Presbyterians we believe that God continues to reveal God’s will through the study of scripture under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. God has not ceased to speak. God is still speaking and has more light to shed on current issues. Equal rights for the GLBT community in the church and in society is a case in point. Historically, the church has come to understand that it was wrong when it refused to ordain women who were called to the ministry. Now the larger church is struggling to come to a similar understanding regarding GLBT members, realizing that a church which “excludes, dominates or patronizes others, however subtly, resists the Spirit of God and brings contempt on the faith which they profess.” (C-67)
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