St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School (WELS, Citrus Heights, CA)
Advent Midweek # 3 December 15, 2021

Advent Midweek # 3 December 15, 2021

December 15, 2021

GLORIFY HIM ...GROW IN HIM ...GO WITH HIS GOSPEL

Focus for our Midweek Gatherings ---
Jesus Fills The Potholes

CELEBRATING THE LOVE OF GOD
Advent Midweek # 3
December 15, 2021

A place to call home:
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church & School
In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, welcome home. We especially welcome to our house of worship our guests who have joined us today. 
We pray you will be strengthened by the good news about God’s grace, love, and forgiveness to us through Jesus. We say with the 
Psalmist, whether here on campus or viewing online, “I rejoiced with those who said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the 
LORD’”(Psalm 122:1). May the Lord continue to help us grow in His grace and knowledge as we hear, speak, and sing His holy Word.

 

Worship Focus: Jesus fills the potholes? Say what? Life is full of potholes, just like our roads. Jesus 
has an eternal remedy for the potholes of life. The remedy has roots in Christmas, and the full 
benefits of this remedy will be known when Jesus comes again at the end of the ages. We cannot 
have heaven without the 'reason' for Christmas. Due to a variety of reasons, Christmas can be a 
depressing time for people while for others it is a time of happiness and celebration; Jesus gets that. 
This is why the Season of Advent is an important time of the year in our church. The Advent Season 
connects Christmas and the End of the Ages as we hear again what Jesus has accomplished for us 
and has waiting for us.

 

Presiding Minister: Pastor David Waterstradt from Hope Lutheran in Penyrn
Accompanist: Lisa Thiesfeldt
Song Vocalists: Jenny Kolander, Lisa Thiesfeldt, Greg Thiesfeldt, Greg Meyer
Piano: Rosemarie Boushek

If there is any way our church and school can serve your spiritual needs, please contact one of our pastors or our school principal; 
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School 
7869 Kingswood Drive 
Citrus Heights, California 95610 
Phone: (916) 961-7891   
Website: www.StMarksLutheran.com 
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Scripture Quotations:  From the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV 2011), copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.

Children’s Christmas Service December 12, 2021

Children’s Christmas Service December 12, 2021

December 12, 2021

A place to call home: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church & School
In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, welcome home. We especially welcome to our house of
worship our guests who have joined us today. We pray you will be strengthened by the good news
about God’s grace, love, and forgiveness to us through Jesus.

From EVERLASTING to
EVERLASTING
The Story of the Christmas Wreath
INTRODUCTION
The story of the Christmas Wreath is the theme for this Christmas worship service. Although
we are used to hanging wreaths on our front doors and in our churches, many people don’t
realize the wonderful significance that this decoration has to offer. This service considers
several wreaths that all present something meaningful in our Christmas holiday. Many of our
members are familiar with the Advent Wreath which provides a calendar to follow as we
approach Christmas. The Wreath of Thorns reminds us of the sacrifice of Jesus on the
cross. The Laurel Wreath was also mentioned in the Bible as a sign of victory in the Greek
games. Today it symbolizes the crown of victory that will be ours one day. Finally, we will look
at the Christmas Wreath and the significance of its color and shape.

Serving at Worship
Presiding Minister: Pastor Jonathan Kolander
Musical Accompanist: Lisa Thiesfeldt
Prelude Performed by: SMLS students playing today are enrolled in Mr. Puckett’s Piano Lessons
Postlude: Hark! the Herald Angels Sing by Alfred V. Fedak
Altar Flowers: Flowers have been provided by the WAC. Thank you for all that you do!

If there is any way our church and school can serve your spiritual needs, please contact one of our pastors or our school principal; 
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School 
7869 Kingswood Drive 
Citrus Heights, California 95610 
Phone: (916) 961-7891   
Website: www.StMarksLutheran.com 
Audio-Video Questions? please email to av-crew@outlook.com

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Scripture Quotations:  From the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV 2011), copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.

 

Advent Midweek # 2 December 8, 2021

Advent Midweek # 2 December 8, 2021

December 8, 2021

GLORIFY HIM ...GROW IN HIM ...GO WITH HIS GOSPEL

Focus for our Midweek Gatherings ---
Jesus Fills The Potholes

CELEBRATING THE LOVE OF GOD
Advent Midweek # 2
December 8, 2021

A place to call home:
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church & School
In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, welcome home. We especially welcome to our house of worship our guests who have joined us today. 
We pray you will be strengthened by the good news about God’s grace, love, and forgiveness to us through Jesus. We say with the 
Psalmist, whether here on campus or viewing online, “I rejoiced with those who said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the 
LORD’”(Psalm 122:1). May the Lord continue to help us grow in His grace and knowledge as we hear, speak, and sing His holy Word.

 

Worship Focus: Jesus fills the potholes? Say what? Life is full of potholes, just like our roads. Jesus 
has an eternal remedy for the potholes of life. The remedy has roots in Christmas, and the full 
benefits of this remedy will be known when Jesus comes again at the end of the ages. We cannot 
have heaven without the 'reason' for Christmas. Due to a variety of reasons, Christmas can be a 
depressing time for people while for others it is a time of happiness and celebration; Jesus gets that. 
This is why the Season of Advent is an important time of the year in our church. The Advent Season 
connects Christmas and the End of the Ages as we hear again what Jesus has accomplished for us 
and has waiting for us.

 

Presiding Minister: Pastor David Koelpin from Foundation Lutheran in Folsom
Accompanist: Marty Puckett

If there is any way our church and school can serve your spiritual needs, please contact one of our pastors or our school principal; 
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School 
7869 Kingswood Drive 
Citrus Heights, California 95610 
Phone: (916) 961-7891   
Website: www.StMarksLutheran.com 
Audio-Video Questions? please email to av-crew@outlook.com

Content requiring a copyright license is reproduced under OneLicense.net #A-711071. All rights reserved. 
Scripture Quotations:  From the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV 2011), copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.

2nd Sunday of Advent December 5, 2021

2nd Sunday of Advent December 5, 2021

December 5, 2021

GLORIFY HIM ... GROW IN HIM ... GO WITH HIS GOSPEL

CELEBRATING THE GOODNESS OF GOD 
2nd Sunday of Advent
December 5, 2021

A place to call home: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church & School
In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Mark’s. We especially welcome our guests who have joined us today. 
We pray you will be strengthened by the good news about God’s grace, love, and forgiveness through Jesus.

Worship Focus: Which laundry detergent do you prefer to use and why that one? For some it
might be the scent, for others it might be that it does not have additives which can cause a rash; not
one detergent is for everybody. It is a different story when it comes to the ‘detergent’ we need for the
mess caused by sin; there is only one that will work, and this one does meet everyone’s needs … in
fact, it is the only one that can. Today’s ‘Advent Moment’ highlights what this ‘detergent’ is and how
it impacts our life for good.

Serving at Worship
Presiding Minister: Pastor Jonathan Kolander
Accompanist: Rosemarie Boushek … Percussion: Don Black … Vocalist: Jenny Kolander
Flowers: The flowers in front of church have been provided by Chuck & Kathy Edwards in honor of
their Anniversary at the end of this month! Congratulations!!!

Worship Materials:
https://www.stmarkslutheran.com/stay-connected-2/

Explore our website! stmarkslutheran.com You’ll find materials for:
. Worship
. Bible Studies
. Devotions
. Children's Sunday School

Follow us to stay connected:  
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Bible Study: Streamed live at 9:30 a.m. Also:

 Recorded Video: Go to stmarkslutheran.com: hover over media: Video Bible Class
 Available on audio podcast: Go to stmarkslutheran.com: hover over media: Audio Services and Classes
 On-Line Materials: Go to stmarkslutheran.com: hover over Connect: Staying Connected to God's Word

If there is any way our church and school can serve your spiritual needs, please contact one of our pastors or our school principal:
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School 
7869 Kingswood Drive 
Citrus Heights, California 95610 
Phone: (916) 961-7891   
Website: www.StMarksLutheran.com 
Audio-Video Questions? please email to av-crew@outlook.com

Content requiring a copyright license is reproduced under OneLicense.net #A-711071. All rights reserved. 
Scripture Quotations:  From the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV 2011), copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.

Focus for our Midweek Gatherings — Jesus Fills The Potholes

Focus for our Midweek Gatherings — Jesus Fills The Potholes

December 1, 2021

GLORIFY HIM ...GROW IN HIM ...GO WITH HIS GOSPEL

Focus for our Midweek Gatherings ---
Jesus Fills The Potholes

A place to call home:
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church & School
In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, welcome home. We especially welcome to our house of worship our guests who have joined us today. 
We pray you will be strengthened by the good news about God’s grace, love, and forgiveness to us through Jesus. We say with the 
Psalmist, whether here on campus or viewing online, “I rejoiced with those who said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the 
LORD’”(Psalm 122:1). May the Lord continue to help us grow in His grace and knowledge as we hear, speak, and sing His holy Word.

Worship Focus:
Jesus fills the potholes? Say what? Life is full of potholes, just like our roads. Jesus 
has an eternal remedy for the potholes of life. The remedy has roots in Christmas, and the full 
benefits of this remedy will be known when Jesus comes again at the end of the ages. We cannot 
have heaven without the 'reason' for Christmas. Due to a variety of reasons, Christmas can be a 
depressing time for people while for others it is a time of happiness and celebration; Jesus gets that. 
This is why the Season of Advent is an important time of the year in our church. The Advent Season 
connects Christmas and the End of the Ages as we hear again what Jesus has accomplished for us 
and has waiting for us.
 

FOCUS ON THE SCRIPTURES Based on Hebrews 4:14-16
“Jesus Fills The Potholes … By Giving Us Grace”
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of 
God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable 
to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as 
we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that 
we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Presiding Minister: Pastor Jonathan Kolander
Accompanist: Rosemarie Boushek
Vocalists: Jenny Kolander, Hannah Ripley, Lisa Thiesfeldt

If there is any way our church and school can serve your spiritual needs, please contact one of our pastors or our school principal; 
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School 
7869 Kingswood Drive 
Citrus Heights, California 95610 
Phone: (916) 961-7891   
Website: www.StMarksLutheran.com 
Audio-Video Questions? please email to av-crew@outlook.com

Content requiring a copyright license is reproduced under OneLicense.net #A-711071. All rights reserved. 
Scripture Quotations:  From the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV 2011), copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.

Advent Midweek Three - Who is Jesus?

Advent Midweek Three - Who is Jesus?

December 16, 2020

CELEBRATING THE GOODNESS OF GOD

Advent Midweek Three - Who is Jesus? 

GLORIFY HIM ...GROW IN HIM ...GO WITH HIS GOSPEL

Worship Focus:
It is not an accurate assumption to think everyone knows who Jesus is. Some claim not to have heard of Him.
Others may know about Him but do not believe in Him as the Savior of all people. Thankfully Jesus has revealed 
who He is and why this knowledge is important. He has revealed such for people of all ages. He has revealed 
this knowledge on the pages of Holy Scripture. God help us grow in our knowledge of who Jesus is, and celebrate 
the truth; along with helping us share who He is with others. This is our focus during another Advent Season 
of the Church Year.

Serving at Worship
Presiding Minister: Pastor Kolander
Accompanist:     Lisa Thiesfeldt

If there is any way our church and school can serve your spiritual needs, please contact one of our pastors or our school principal; 
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School 
7869 Kingswood Drive 
Citrus Heights, California 95610 
Phone: (916) 961-7891   
Website: www.StMarksLutheran.com 
Audio-Video Questions? please email to av-crew@outlook.com

Content requiring a copyright license is reproduced under OneLicense.net #A-711071. All rights reserved. 
Scripture Quotations:  From the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV 2011), copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.

Advent Midweek Two - December 9, 2020

Advent Midweek Two - December 9, 2020

December 9, 2020

CELEBRATING THE GOODNESS OF GOD

Advent Midweek Two - Who is Jesus? 

GLORIFY HIM ...GROW IN HIM ...GO WITH HIS GOSPEL

---Focus for our Midweek December 9, 2020

A place to call home: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church & School
In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, welcome home. We especially welcome to our house of
worship our guests who have joined us today. We pray you will be strengthened by the good news
about God’s grace, love, and forgiveness to us through Jesus.
We say with the Psalmist, whether here on campus or viewing online, “I rejoiced with those who said to me,
‘Let us go to the house of the LORD’” (Psalm 122:1).
May the Lord continue to help us grow in His grace and knowledge as we hear, speak, and sing His
holy Word.

Worship Focus: It is not an accurate assumption to think everyone knows who Jesus is. Some claim
not to have heard of Him. Others may know about Him but do not believe in Him as the Savior of all
people. Thankfully Jesus has revealed who He is and why this knowledge is important. He has
revealed such for people of all ages. He has revealed this knowledge on the pages of Holy Scripture.
God help us grow in our knowledge of who Jesus is, and celebrate the truth; along with helping us
share who He is with others. This is our focus during another Advent Season of the Church Year.

Serving at Worship
Presiding Minister: Pastor Groth
Accompanist:     Marty Puckett

If there is any way our church and school can serve your spiritual needs, please contact one of our pastors or our school principal; 
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School 
7869 Kingswood Drive 
Citrus Heights, California 95610 
Phone: (916) 961-7891   
Website: www.StMarksLutheran.com 
Audio-Video Questions? please email to av-crew@outlook.com

Content requiring a copyright license is reproduced under OneLicense.net #A-711071. All rights reserved. 
Scripture Quotations:  From the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV 2011), copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.

Who is Jesus? — Focus for our Midweek December 2, 2020

Who is Jesus? — Focus for our Midweek December 2, 2020

December 2, 2020

Who is Jesus? --- Focus for our Midweek
December 2, 2020
A place to call home: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church & School
In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, welcome home. We especially welcome to our house of
worship our guests who have joined us today. We pray you will be strengthened by the good news
about God’s grace, love, and forgiveness to us through Jesus.
We say with the Psalmist, whether here on campus or viewing online, “I rejoiced with those who said to me,
‘Let us go to the house of the LORD’” (Psalm 122:1).
May the Lord continue to help us grow in His grace and knowledge as we hear, speak, and sing His
holy Word.

Worship Focus: It is not an accurate assumption to think everyone knows who Jesus is. Some claim
not to have heard of Him. Others may know about Him but do not believe in Him as the Savior of all
people. Thankfully Jesus has revealed who He is and why this knowledge is important. He has
revealed such for people of all ages. He has revealed this knowledge on the pages of Holy Scripture.
God help us grow in our knowledge of who Jesus is, and celebrate the truth; along with helping us
share who He is with others. This is our focus during another Advent Season of the Church Year.

Serving at Worship
Presiding Minister: Pastor David Koelpin (Foundation Lutheran)
Accompanist: Rosemarie Boushek

If there is any way our church and school can serve your spiritual needs, please contact one of our pastors or our school principal; 
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School 
7869 Kingswood Drive 
Citrus Heights, California 95610 
Phone: (916) 961-7891   
Website: www.StMarksLutheran.com 
Audio-Video Questions? please email to av-crew@outlook.com

Content requiring a copyright license is reproduced under OneLicense.net #A-711071. All rights reserved. 
Scripture Quotations:  From the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV 2011), copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.

Midweek Advent Service December 18, 2019

Midweek Advent Service December 18, 2019

December 18, 2019

Welcome to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church & School
In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Mark’s. We especially welcome our guests who have joined us today. We pray you will be strengthened by the good news about God’s grace, love, and forgiveness to us through Jesus.

Worship Focus: God acts intentionally! For what purpose? Jesus Himself summed it up when He said in Luke 19, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” We come to know from the Word of God, and by looking in the mirror of our lives, that we have messed up before God, before others, and even with ourselves. Yet, we are not left to deal with the messes on our own. As John the Baptist pointed out, we have the Lamb of God (Jesus) who has come to take away the sins of the world (your sins included). Messing up should lead us to repentance, that is a confession of our sins; and along with that comes, by the Holy Spirit, a trust in the news our sins have been forgiven. This then is to be followed by fruits of repentance, that is, a 180 change from the direction we were headed. Think about this change connected to repentance and the Lamb of God as we prepare our hearts and minds for another Christmas, and beyond. This year’s theme is: The Blessed Challenge of Advent – Repentance.

Presiding Minister: Pastor Brock Groth
Accompanist: Marty Puckett
Flute: Maren McPeak

If there is any way our church and school can serve your spiritual needs, please contact one of our pastors or our school principal;
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School
7869 Kingswood Drive
Citrus Heights, California 95610
Phone: (916) 961-7891  
Website: www.StMarksLutheran.com
Audio-Video Questions? please email to av-crew@outlook.com

Midweek Advent Service - December 11, 2019

Midweek Advent Service - December 11, 2019

December 11, 2019

Welcome to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church & School
In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Mark’s. We especially welcome our guests who have joined us today. We pray you will be strengthened by the good news about God’s grace, love, and forgiveness to us through Jesus.

Worship Focus: God acts intentionally! For what purpose? Jesus Himself summed it up when He said in Luke 19, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost. ”We come to know from the Word of God, and by looking in the mirror of our lives, that we have messed up before God, before others, and even with ourselves. Yet, we are not left to deal with the messes on our own. As John the Baptist pointed out, we have the Lamb of God (Jesus) who has come to take away the sins of the world (your sins included). Messing up should lead us to repentance, that is a confession of our sins; and along with that comes, by the Holy Spirit, a trust in the news our sins have been forgiven. This then is to be followed by fruits of repentance, that is, a 180 change from the direction we were headed. Think about this change connected to repentance and the Lamb of God as we prepare our hearts and minds for another Christmas, and beyond. This year’s theme is: The Blessed Challenge of Advent –Repentance

Presiding Minister: Pastor David Waterstradt
Accompanist: Rosemarie Boushek

If there is any way our church and school can serve your spiritual needs, please contact one of our pastors or our school principal;
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School
7869 Kingswood Drive
Citrus Heights, California 95610
Phone: (916) 961-7891  
Website: www.StMarksLutheran.com
Audio-Video Questions? please email to av-crew@outlook.com

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