What We Believe

We hold to the basic principles of Martin Luther’s theological teachings, such as Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone. These comprise the very essence of Lutheranism:

We are saved by the grace of God alone -- not by anything we do;

Our salvation is through faith alone -- a confident trust in God, who in Christ promises us forgiveness, life, and salvation; and

The Bible is the norm for faith and life -- the true standard by which teachings and doctrines are to be judged.

 

Our Discipleship Statement

St. Mark's Congregation:

Prays . . . daily communion with God

Worships . . . frequent formal and informal worship of God and His glory

Serves . . . congregation and the community beyond

Grows spiritually . . . through Bible study, retreats, and pastoral guidance

Welcomes . . . others and invites them to join the community of St. Mark's

Healthfully maintains God's creation . . . ourselves, our world, and its resources

Gives gratefully . . . time, talents, and treasures to further the work of the Lord