Worship at St Mark

Worship is at the center of our life together at St Mark. Each week we offer worship services where we can all gather together to offer our prayers, praise, and thanksgiving to God as a community. Our worship services take place in the sanctuary where you are surrounded with stained-glass windows that tell the story of God's love, reminding us of the power of Baptism and water in our lives.  Each  service uses piano and/or organ, and other musicians to lead music. While we have hymnals available in the pews to use, all of our services utilize LCD monitors to share the words, lyrics, and images to help guide us in our worship.  We offer weekly Holy Communion at each weekend service. The Pandemic has created the opportunity for us to adapt worship opportunities. We have posted those changes below. Changes to our worship schedule will be posted on our Facebook page

  • Sunday 9:00 Worship

    In-person worship takes place in our sanctuary. Any change due to weather or the pandemic will be posted on our Facebook page and on this website as soon as possible.  

  • FACEbook live

    All worship services are now streamed live via Facebook Live.

  • For those who want to stay in their cars

    We now offer a lower powered FM broadcast via 88.3 during our worship services.  We invite persons to park on the westside of the building for the best reception. Ushers will check in with you to offer you a bulletin and to see if you would like to receive Holy Communion.

  • PROCLAIM RADIO ministry

    Proclaim is a radio ministry of St Mark that is broadcast every Sunday morning at 7:30 AM via FM 101.7 KAYL. The message and music are from the previous weekend. This ministry is one of the ways we reach out to Storm Lake and Western Iowa with the love of Jesus even in the midst of a pandemic.  We invite you to consider supporting this ministry in addition to your regular financial support of St Mark. The cost is $25 per week and can be given online, or by check.  Call Jane Hartwell 732-5255 if you have questions.


    We are committed to make all “in-person” activities at St Mark as safe as possible.  After prayer and discussion among St Mark leaders, our plans for worship are: 

    • One service will be offered in the Sanctuary on Sunday at 9:00 AM 
    • Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the building. 
    •  We ask all persons to wash and/or sanitize their hands upon entering the building.
    • Out of care and concern for others, we ask everyone to bring and wear a mask. We will have masks available for those who need one. 
    • High touch areas will be cleaned before and after each use.
    • When participating in worship, we ask everyone to remain at least six feet away from those not in your household. 
    • We will broadcast worship simultaneously by a low powered FM transmitter with a range of @200’.  The current frequency is FM 88.3. We invite all persons who choose to remain in their autos to park on the west side of the building for the best reception.
    • We will try to create a safe touch-free environment for everyone by greeting one another with waves and words. 
    • Ushers will seat all worshippers to help provide as much seating as possible. 
    • We will not pass items such as Bibles or hymnals during worship. 
    • We will not pass the offering plates, alternative offering opportunities are listed in this bulletin.
    • Bulletins will be available and are to be taken home or placed in the blue recycling bins following the service.
    • We will offer Holy Communion each Sunday:
    • Communion will be the final element of the worship service.
    • All communion servers will wear gloves and masks. 
    • Pre-filled, individual cups will be used. 
    • Communion will be available to those who remain in their cars to listen to the service on FM 88.3
    • We will not be singing in worship at this time, and responses are to be spoken quietly. 
    • No coffee or other refreshments will be served. 
    • Pastor, staff, and volunteer leaders will wear masks. 
    • Sunday worship services will be streamed each Sunday morning via Facebook Live.
    • In order to help reduce traffic in the entryways, please feel free to use the west and east doors. 
    • If you’re not feeling well, have known exposure to Covid-19 or are at high risk, please stay home and view our online and recorded services.
  • Christmas, Easter, Lent, and other special services

    We do offer a number of special services through out the year. Please check our calendar for the services you are looking for. We do hope you will join us.