We make a difference

We make a difference in the lives of people right here in the Storm Lake area

  • LSI  (Lutheran Services of Iowa)

    St. Mark is home to an office of Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI), a social ministry organization of the ELCA, to deliver services to families in crisis. LSI serves people of all ages, genders, nationalities, religions, ethnicities and sexual orientations. Specifically, the Storm Lake office, housed at St. Mark provides: Therapy and Behavioral Health Intervention Services, Foster Care and Adoption Services. LSI has licensed therapists on sit. And LSI staff also recruit, train, license and support foster and adoptive families in Buena Vista and surrounding counties. Through these services and even more statewide, LSI responds to the love of Jesus Christ through compassionate service. Do you know someone who could benefit from LSI’s services? Call 712.291.1066.

  • Upper Des Moines River Outreach center (Food Bank)

    We at St Mark support the work of the Upper Des Moines Opportunity.UDMO's purpose is "dedicated to helping build stronger communities by addressing the effects of poverty on individuals and families".  We gather food for the food shelf every week at St Mark, and support their other opportunities  as much as we can when presented with the needs. To learn more go to UDMO

  • Church of the Damascus Road

    Church of the Damascus Road began in August of 1997, and St mark has been a partner ever since.  Church of the Damascus Road is a "Christian Community of Reconciliation" consisting of inmates at the North Central Correctional Facility, Rockwell City, Iowa; and the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility, Fort Dodge, Iowa.  As an outreach of St Mark, congregation members participate in  worship services at the prisons and help out as needs arise. Click here if you want to learn more about Church of the Damascus Road