"For everything, there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven."  Ecclesiastes 3:1

What time is it in your life? Is it time to be planted, time to root, time to grow? If so, St. Mark's may very well be the place for you. We are a congregation planted in the Springfield community, rooted in the word of God, and growing in love for God and neighbor.

We are, as our motto says, "Founded in faith. Growing in grace."

For 60 years, St. Mark's has served God in, with, and through our Springfield community. Today, with our combination of experienced, young, and vibrant leadership, we remember the past and dream of a future where faith and grace are known and experienced by all. We are humbled by the opportunity to be a part of God's mission here. 

Is the spirit stirring within you today to come and check out St. Mark's? If so, I certainly look forward to meeting you in person. Feel free to join us for any of our worship or ministry opportunities or call or email me at the church.  May God be with you. 

In Christ,

Rev. Albert W Triolo, Senior Pastor

Useful Information...

2nd Quarter Benevolence:  ELCA/Synod New and Renewing Congregations
St. Mark's H.S. Seniors:  The Quilters have a quilt for you! Contact Mary Anderson if you will be graduating from High School this June.
Tuesday Morning Bread Pick-up - Volunteer Needed:  Volunteers needed to pick up bread from ECHO anytime between 9:30 AM-12:30 PM and deliver it to Fellowship Hall for our Food for Others distribution on Tuesday evenings. Please contact the church office if you can help.
Have news to share with the congregation?  Send it via email to Communications@StMarks-ELCA.org to be published in the appropriate publication—E-Messenger, This Week, our website, and our Facebook page. Deadline is Tuesday at 3:30 PM, for same-week publishing.

Upcoming Events

Click HERE, print and fill out the
GIFTS FOR MINISTRY form, then bring it to
the office the next time you are at church.
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Church Office hours 9:30AM to 4:00PM
Gathering for Prayer, Singing, and Devotions—every day at 12 noon—please join the staff in the lounge!
4:15 PM to 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall - St. Mark's/San Marcos After-School Program (every Thursday)
Sign up on the Narthex pillar or contact Jeannine Van Nostrand.
A Celebration of the Life of Pastor Duane Carlson will be held at St. Mark’s on Saturday, May 30, beginning at 1:00 PM. A reception with light refreshments will follow in the Fellowship Hall (no viewing). Please keep Alice and their family in your prayers.
Memorials may be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church; ECHO of Springfield, VA; and Lutheran Family Services, VA.
SUNDAY, MAY 31:  Summer Kick-off--and Military Packages Collection!
[Before/after the service--Military Packages collection]
11:00 AM - Bi-Lingual Service (the only service on this Sunday)
12:30 PM Potluck Picnic
Let’s start off the summer with a picnic! Rain or shine, we’ll picnic on the church grounds. Sign-up sheets to bring food, recreational items, and to volunteer for setup, grilling, and cleanup are available in the narthex and online here... Learn more>
9:30 AM to 2:00 PM in the Friendship House - Quilts and More (every Tuesday)
6:00 PM to 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall - Food for Others (every Tuesday)
6:30 PM at Cheryl Dwyer's, Ruth Circle, salad potluck
7:00 AM in Room 214 of the Education Building - Men's Wednesday Morning Breakfast Group (every Wednesday)
11:00 AM at Friendship House, Esther Circle, potluck luncheon
6:30 PM at Eleni's, Lydia Circle, lunch
6:30 PM at Kay Graff's, Deborah Circle, salad potluck

***** SAVE THE DATES! *****

FRIDAY, JUNE 5:  St. Mark's Montessori School

10:00 AM End-of-Year Celebration in the church sanctuary

SUNDAY, JUNE 7:  Friends & Family Chamber Orchestra

4:30 PM in St. Mark's chancel; free admission, donations will benefit ECHO of Springfield... Learn more>

SUNDAY, JUNE 7 - SEPTEMBER 6:  New Summer Church Service Hours

9:45 AM English Worship service
11:15 AM – 12:15 AM Church Family Faith Formation
1:00 PM Spanish Worship service
Church Family Education/Faith Formation is like Sunday school with open discussion for all ages and will take place between the services.

SATURDAY, JUNE 20:  Spring Clean-up

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Need volunteers with trucks/vans/large vehicles to transport all recyclables and others to load them onto these vehicles. To volunteer, please send an email to
businessmanager@stmarks-elca.org or call Myrna Rodriguez at (703) 451-4331.

AUGUST 2 - AUGUST 7:  Vacation Bible School