Jesus Cares

Jesus Cares MinistriesSt. Mark's Lutheran Church

Connecting individuals with
special needs and
their families to Jesus

Click here to register.

“You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”

Psalm 139:13,14

What is Jesus Cares?

Attending worship can be a challenge for those caring for individuals with special needs.  Surprises might present themselves, it might be difficult to focus, and others might not understand the challenges.  Despite all of this, caregivers still want those with special needs to know that Jesus cares about them, too.

That’s where Jesus Cares comes in.  Jesus Cares Ministries is a ministry providing worship and fellowship for individuals of all ages with special needs, their families, and their caregivers.

Jesus Cares is designed to provide an easy-to-follow worship service in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.  Our monthly worship services last 20-30 minutes and are followed by a time for fellowship and snacks with other families and friends.

If you’re interested in attending, please register by clicking the button so we can ensure we have enough worship instruments and snacks.  And if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email (click here) or phone.  (916-961-7891)

God’s blessings, and we’ll see you there!


WHO:  Individuals of all ages with special needs, their families, and their caregivers

WHAT:  Christ-centered worship and fellowship

WHEN:  1st Sunday of each month

TIME:  2:00pm

WHERE:  St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 7869 Kingswood Dr., Citrus Heights, CA 95610


REGISTRATION:  Advanced registration is appreciated for planning purposes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these events/services just for children?

No, individuals with special needs of all ages are welcome.

Is your facility wheelchair accessible?

Yes, our facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Does a parent or caregiver need to stay with the individual during the entire event/service?

Yes, we ask that at least one caregiver or parent stay with the individual for the entirety of the event/service.

Is registration required?

Registration is not required, but it is appreciated for planning purposes.

Do attendees need to be Lutheran to attend?

No, but if you would like more information about our beliefs, please feel free to speak with one of our pastors.

My family member is non-verbal, will she be still be able to participate?

Yes.  Speaking is not necessary in order to participate.

My friend makes lots of noises and moves around a lot. Is there any problem with them participating?

We would love for them to participate in any way they are able.

Is there a cost for the event?

No, there is no cost for attendees.

We do not have a special needs family member, but we would like to invite a friend who does. Is that OK?

Yes, all are welcome. Please feel free to invite others with special needs, their family members, and caregivers.

We attend another church at this time, but are interested in attending your special needs events and services. Do we need to be members of your church to attend?

You do not need to be a member of St. Mark’s to attend the special needs events and services.

How long are the worship services?

Worship services are only about 20-30 minutes long, followed by fellowship and snacks.

Who leads the special needs worship services & events?

Volunteers from St. Mark’s Lutheran Church lead all aspects of the worship services, along with the help of our pastors.

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