• THE ALTAR FLOWERS are placed to the Glory of God by Don & Joyce Richards in celebration of their 61st Wedding Anniversary.  Congratulations!  THE WORSHIP SERVICE BULLETIN is sponsored by Ollie, Joyce, & Sherry Quirk for the month of June. 

  • NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING UPDATE: The week is almost here!  July 10-15! We have been planning and looking forward to this for a year now!  We are sending five youth and two chaperones from St. Mark, along with Mt. Calvary, for a total of fourteen youth and five adults.  A week of worshiping with thousands of other youth from all over the country!  Please pray for them as they travel to Minnesota and are at the U.S. Bank Stadium.  We are also putting together Adapt-A-Youth bags for them with some favorite snacks, etc., and encouraging notes for them to read.  If you would like to contribute, that would be great!  They will feel the love of the congregation while away.  We look forward to August 4, when they will recap their experience with a presentation after the service.  Thank you for all your support of this trip.  It is a trip they will remember for the rest of their lives!    - Amy Nelson
  • 2nd ANNUAL CHARITY CAR SHOW:  Saturday, July 13, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Proceeds will go to the Veteran Housing Program for Rock County.  Help is needed for registration, parking lot, food, floaters, setup, cleanup, and music.  Please see signup sheet on table outside Pastor’s office.  Thanks for helping!
  • VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL:  This will take place from July 15 - 19.  We are looking for help setting up for VBS on July 14 from 1-5:00 p.m.  If you can help, please let Amy Nelson know at 449-0379.  Thank you!
  • VBS PHASE 2!  Sign up for being a shopkeeper, one day, every other day, or every day!  Whatever your time allows!  (The list is on the table outside Pastor’s office.)  If there is a skill you have that we don't have listed, please add it!  Some shops we only need one day, some we can do multiple days!  We also have breakfast and cookie sign-up help.  Lastly, any canopy tents we can borrow and Bible times accessories such as rugs, sheets, and cloth for hanging on tents would be appreciated.  If you have any questions, please see Kris Bakke or Amy Nelson (608) 449-0379.  Thank you for helping make VBS Athens 2019 memorable!
  • EVANGELISM NEWS:  We will be collecting school supplies again this year for our children of St. Mark through July 21.  If you see anything your child needs for school, please help yourself.  If we have any supplies left over, they will be donated to ECHO.  Thank you! - Brian Bayer, Evangelism Chair
  • THIS WEEK ON KFUO.ORG, we welcome Pastor Timothy Appel as the new host of Sharper Iron (weekdays at 8:00 a.m.), study the Smalcald Articles on Concord Matters (especially if you're unfamiliar with the Smalcald Articles) on 7/2 at 2:00 p.m., and study Psalm 1 and Numbers 18-21 on Thy Strong Word (weekdays at 11:00 a.m.).  Find these programs on demand at!
  • LIFE DATE:  Elijah prayed for assisted suicide (1 Kings 19:4).  Instead God heard the burdens of his heart.  He didn’t abandon Elijah to death but instead assured Him of His presence in suffering and His power perfected in weakness.  Elijah’s Almighty Father surrounded him with a caring community to be dependent upon (1 Kings 19:15-18).  Isn’t this the freedom (Galatians 5:1, 13, 22-24) He offers all  humankind—especially Christians?  Amen.  - Lutherans for Life  “WHO IS THE GOD OF ISRAEL?”  God’s identity - Creed (John 14:7)  (Speaker:  Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler)  Listen to The Lutheran Hour next week.  NEXT WEEK’S BIBLE READINGS:  Is. 66:10-14; Gal. 6:1-10, 14-18; Luke 10:1-20