St. Mark "U"

(formerly "Mind Matters")
Sunday, January 20th from 5 pm to 7 pm

Childcare is provided. Contact

"The Sanctity of Life"
with Stand For Reason Speaker Alan Shlemon

Whether you're a pro-life beginner interested in learning the arguments, or you'd like to become a more effective advocate for the unborn, Alan has created an immersive pro-life experience by providing a rigorous discussion using proven scientific and philosophical arguments, common abortion-related conversations, and real-life engagement/ discussion with pro-choice advocates.

Join us Sunday evening for another incredible St. Mark U! The topic will be on “The Sanctity of Life” with Alan Shlemon from 5 pm to 7 pm at St. Mark. Dinner will be included followed by a short documentary titled, “Niam's Story” by Avila Colanter. Childcare is provided. RSVP to

Mary Ann Wood Memorial Service
Tuesday, January 22nd at Olivenhain Cemetery @ 11 am

Our dear Mary Ann Wood went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. A graveside funeral will be held on Tuesday, January 22nd at 11 am at the Olivenhain Cemetery also known as Olivenhain Pioneer Cemetery (4329 Manchester Ave., Encinitas). Cards may be sent c/o Byron Wood, 3944 Manchester Ave., Encinitas, CA 92024. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church. The family would like to thank each of you for your prayers and loving care.

February’s Mission of the Month:
Backpack Bonanza! 

Sunday, February 10th

St. Mark’s LWML (Lutheran Women’s Missionary League) is leading a Thrivent Action Team to collect backpacks, school supplies, assorted size balls, and new socks for Orphan Grain Train. Cash donations are also needed for delivery of your gifts. This event is sponsored by the Pacific Southwest District LWML and the OGT California-Arizona-Nevada Collection Center. For more information please contact Pamela Dugmore at

Griefshare Support Group
Wednesdays at 10 am beginning February 13th, 2019

Are you or someone you know grieving the loss of someone you loved? Beginning February 13th, St. Mark will be hosting a Griefshare support group. Griefshare is a 13 week, Christian-based program that will walk you through the stages of grief and what to expect, help you to share your experience, and surround you with a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Contact the church office or Pastor Joel at if you are interested. Visit for more information. 

San Diego Walk for Life
Saturday, January 19th from 8:30 am to 12 pm
As part of the Mission of the Month, St. Mark Lutheran Church is participating in the San Diego Walk for Life 2019 at Balboa Park in San Diego on Saturday, January 19th, from 8:30 am to Noon.

San Diego Walk for Life is a gathering of thousands of individuals, families, schools, church groups, organizations, etc. who come together once a year to celebrate LIFE! Join us on January 19th from 8:30 am to 12 pm to learn about resources from exhibitors, listen to valuable speakers, enjoy entertainment (live music, children's activities, etc.), pray together and network with like-minded people. 

Pastor Joel and the Beyer family plan to be at St. Mark at 7:30 am and help assist others with carpools if needed. For those going straight to the event, plan on meeting at the Alternatives exhibit at the walk at 8:30 am. 

If you have any questions or are interested in serving, please contact Pastor Joel at or visit for additional information.
Click here to RSVP for the San Diego Walk for Life

During the month of January, we are supporting a non-profit Christian crisis pregnancy center in Escondido called Alternatives through volunteering and donations. Contact Pastor Joel at for information.
Children's Sunday School
& Adult Bible Studies
The Sunday morning, adult Bible study and children's Sunday school is open to everyone. The kids meet upstairs and adults meet downstairs in the Fellowship Hall at 9 am. The Thursday Morning Adult Bible Study begins at 9:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. Join us as we study and grow in God’s Word. 
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