Special Needs Worship

Jesus Cares MinistriesSt. Mark's Lutheran Church

Connecting individuals with
special needs and
their families to Jesus

“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 would like more information or 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:  Please call for details


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


REGISTRATION:  Advanced registration is appreciated for planning purposes.

If you have any questions, please contact our office.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, our facilities are wheelchair accessible.

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

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

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

Yes.  Speaking is not necessary in order to participate.

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

No, there is no cost for attendees.

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

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

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

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