Thank You!

I just want to take a moment to thank you for your support this year. With your help we were able to provide Easter baskets to the Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton's entire afterschool program, hospital child watch program, and in other programs. Thank you all for your support.

-- Pastor Joel Beyer
Wine Tasting Event
Wednesday, May 15th from 7 pm to 9 pm

Chris and Peg Cordua will open their Encinitas home to a Wine Tasting event on Wednesday, May 15th from 7 pm to 9 pm. We will be blind tasting a selection of wines, led by our multi-talented Worship Arts Director, Rich Cook. This event is free, but is limited to six St. Mark members and their guest (either single or couple). There are a few positions still available. Participating members are also asked to bring one side dish to help us clear our pallets between tastings. To sign up for this event, please contact Chris Cordua at

St. Mark at the Park
Friday, May 24, 2019 at 1:15 pm
Leucadia Oaks Park
(1511 N. Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, CA 92024)

We're excited to give little ones from our “Kids on the Mark” children's ministry the chance to grow their friendships with each other outside of the classroom! We meet the last Friday of the month for play-dates at various parks with playgrounds. Leucadia Oaks park has a playground with swings and sand, picnic tables, a basketball court, and a small skateboard area. We will meet by the playground. RSVP to Kristen Beyer at

Contribute to Rachel Wright

Our member, Rachel Wright, was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. Thank you for keeping Rachel and the Wright family in your prayers. To support Rachel and her family in the healing process, we have established a fund for those wishing to assist her. Go to and click on the green "Giving" button at the top right of the page. From the drop-down menu, locate "Benevolence" and follow the prompts. Checks can be made out to St. Mark Lutheran Church and note “Benevolence” in the memo line. You may also sign up to provide meals for the Wright family during Rachel's treatment at

The Intersection of Church and State

Sunday Mornings @ 9 am

Join us for a Bible Study on “The Intersection of Church and State”, a study produced by Lutheran Hour Ministries. About: Religious freedom in America has been an issue of paramount importance since the founding of this great nation. As the nation has grown and changed, so has the relationship of the federal government with the many religions that comprise the community of faith throughout the land. This Bible study examines this vital relationship to see what’s working well and how we can improve the rough spots at the intersection of church and state. 

May Mission of the Month Preview:
Community Resource Center (CRC) Clean-up
Sunday, May 19th @ 12:30 pm

Volunteers from St. Mark will be serving the community by cleaning up the interior and exterior of the Encinitas CRC location and checking expiration dates of food in the food store. We have received a Thrivent grant with “Live Generously” T-shirts, snacks and cleaning supplies. Last year we had good participation and the CRC was most appreciative of our efforts. No monetary donations are required, just bring your enthusiasm! A sign-up sheet with more details is available in the Welcome Center. Please contact Dave Kendall at for information.

New Men’s Group
Saturday, June 1st @ 7 am
St. Tropez (947 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA)

Interested in participating in a new St. Mark men’s ministry? Our goal is to meet at least bi-weekly to encourage one another in our walk with Christ, and to talk about what it means to be a husband, a father, and a man in our congregation and our community. Both members and their friends are welcome! Our first meeting will take place on Saturday, June 1st at St. Tropez (947 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA) at 7 am. To learn more, contact Dustin Dirks at

Vacation Bible School 2019
Monday, August 5th - Friday, August 9th
from 9 am to 11:45 am

Mark your calendars as St. Mark heads out on another epic Vacation Bible School adventure! For one week in August, kids in preschool through fifth grade will come to church for a morning of engaging worship and Bible lessons, fun and games, and crafts and exploration. 

The cost to attend is approximately $25 per child, and children of volunteers are able to attend for free. Details are included in the registration packet. Space is limited. Registration packets are available at the church and preschool offices. Volunteers are needed and appreciated!

Contact Kristen Beyer at or Cindy Postel at for VBS questions and information. We look forward to exploring God’s goodness and celebrating a ferocious faith that powers us through this wild life!
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