On-site worship services and gatherings have been canceled through April 30. However, we can still stay connected to God’s Word in a number of ways. Please see the variety of opportunities below. Updates and additions will be made to this list, so check back often.
Holy Week Worship
The Easter worship folder will be posted soon.
The livestream for worship will begin on Sunday mornings at 8:00 am.
The recorded video from the worship livestream will be available by 10:00 am on Sunday mornings.
Worship folders from past Sundays are listed here.
Midweek Lenten services will not be live streamed, but there are online worship opportunities provided at the link below, including an online presentation built for each planned midweek service.
Northwestern Publishing House is also currently offering 80 hymns for free download. Drawn from the Lent, Easter, Redeemer, Trust, Faith, Prayer, and Nation sections of Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal, these hymns are in the public domain or have been granted permission for this use.
Adult Bible study will be live streamed on Sunday mornings at 9:15 am. The handout for the study is linked below.
Forward in Christ has also produced a short, at-home Q&A Bible study, which can be accessed via the button below.
The WELS produces a Through My Bible reading plan. You can see the Scripture reading, download the plan, and view the archive at the link below.
There’s also an archive of Interactive Faith Bible study videos available at the WELS website.
The Sunday School materials have been scanned and linked below for parents to use with their children.
There’s also our archive of Sunday School Connections activities, which is linked below.
Northwestern Publishing House (the publisher connected with our synod) is also offering free Christ Light Sunday School resources during this time. There are lots of PDFs available for ages PreK through 6th grade. You can access those resources at the link below.
St. Mark’s Facebook page also provides links to encouraging articles and devotions, including Spiritual Pick-me-ups, which are short devotional videos each morning.
A group of WELS pastors and musicians contribute to a website called Bread for Beggars, which has online devotional material. Also, every weeknight for the foreseeable future, at 8pm ET, you can enjoy a livestream from one of their musicians, artists, or storytellers via their Facebook page.
The WELS has created a list of spiritual resources particularly applicable to what we’re facing now.
Northwestern Publishing House is offering carefully crafted, complimentary resources to help keep you safe in God’s Word, and connected to your loving Savior, while you are safe at home.
Also remember that this ministry is still maintained by your financial contributions. Please continue giving your thank offering via the link below.
If you are not able to give online, please mail in your contribution to the church office.
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“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”