We all need the encouragement and help of others to live our lives.
St. Mark’s staff and members of the congregation will lift you up in prayer and offer care if you notify us of the need.

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Individual support

A small group of lay persons, known as Stephen Ministers, are especially trained to provide high-quality, confidential, one-on-one, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. These caregivers bring Christ's healing love to those who may be struggling with grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis.

The joy of helping others is the privilege of all Christians, for the Holy Spirit has given gifts to each to use in service to others and to build up the church (1 Corinthians 12:7-11). Stephen Ministers receive regular training and rely on the gifts of the Holy Spirit in their service. When a person’s needs exceed what a Stephen Minister can provide, a referral may be made to an appropriate mental health professional or other resource. Request care.

Support groups

Alzheimer’s / Dementia support group

Meetings monthly on the fourth Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in room 1203.

All who are caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia can receive encouragement and information in the company of other care givers. The group meetings feature discussion, support and occasional guest speakers.


Visiting ministry

St. Mark’s ministers to members who may be confined to their homes or long-term care facilities. A team of servants make visits on a regular basis to talk, listen and share the love of Christ.

We also take worship to the people when the people can’t come to worship. Lay persons share the sacrament of Holy Communion during their visits. Video recordings of worship services are also made available. Request care.