Answers to your questions
What time is the worship service?
Our worship service begins at 11 am Sunday mornings
Our Mid-week Advent and Lenten worship is on Wed night’s at 7pm in our Fellowship Hall.
How long do the services last?
Our worship services usually last 60-70 minutes, very rarely will our worship last over 90 minutes.
Our Mid-week services last approximately 30 minutes.
Is there a dress code?
No. We want you to feel comfortable when you come to worship, we have people in suits but also in jeans. God wants to know you, he and we don’t care how you dress.
Will I be asked to stand up, or singled out as a visitor?
No. We invite you to sign our guest book, share in worship, and most of the time members will come and introduce themselves. The pastor is also at the back entrance after worship to greet you.
What about children?
Jesus welcomed children into his midst, and we do too. We have children’s time during worship when all children are welcomed to come and share some time with the Pastor. We also have a nursery that is available if you feel you need to leave worship with your child.
Child Protection Policy
St. John's and St. Mark's Lutheran Church (from here on referenced as St J/M) has a long history of ministry to children and youth, which affirms the importance and
worth of each individual as a child of God. During each baptism an infant, child or adult into this congregation, the members of St J/M pledge to uphold that person in Jesus Christ and to teach, strengthen and support the individual’s relationship within the household of God. We affirm our commitment to the safety, welfare and protection of all children and youth* participating in the activities and programs of this Church.
St J/M is committed to ensuring that all children/youth are treated with respect and cared for in a safe environment at all times. This policy is intended to address the preventable risk of any form of abuse or harassment, whether physical, mental, or sexual by any of the staff** or volunteers of this Church while on Church property or while engaged in Church activities or programs.
God is the foundation of our lives, and so is the foundation of marriage and the family. It is critical
for us to remain connected to God, so that we can
continue to grow in our faith and our love for God. In the same way your marriage will remain strong only as you continue to grow together. The promises you will make to each other will bind you together, so that your lives from that point on will be intimately connected. I ask you to discuss this together, seriously, understanding the great impact this will have on your lives. I also ask you to realize the incredible joy had in a marriage of faith, trust, and fidelity to each other and towards God.