Announcements & Upcoming Events


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SATURATE IOWA: This Changes Everything

We are partnering with dozens of other churches in the Cedar Rapids area to deliver a gift to every home in Linn County.  St. Mark's volunteers haves been delivering gift bags to 12,000 of our neighbors in the past few week.  

Each gift bag hung on the front doors includes a DVD with three movies about Jesus, info that can help someone come to know, love and follow Jesus, an encouragement to connect with us and a package of microwave popcorn for a movie night!

We are almost finished with the deliveries! Only a few dozen left!  We are so thankful for everyone who has volunteered to package and distribute Saturate gift bags so far.  If you'd like to participate, call 447-0100 and talk with Pastor Jody or Sarah or email





Mission of Hope

The next serving opportunity at Mission of Hope is Friday, June 21. If you are able to donate food, or help prepare or serve the meal, please click here to sign up. Thank you!



Transform Week

Come help us transform homes in the Taylor and Time Check neighborhoods at this Matthew 25 sponsored event. St. Mark's is planning to have a team help on June 24 & 25.   This annual event brings together community volunteers to complete projects that make our neighborhoods safer healthier and more attractive. Contact Marlys at or 319-447-0100 for more information and to sign up.


50+ Fellowship Potluck

Please join 50+ on  June 27 at 11:30am  for another fabulous lunch in The Crossings.  Please bring a dish to share and your own table service. See you there!




Feeding Lunches to Youth (FLY)

FLY serves sack lunches to children Monday to Friday during the summer months.  We still need volunteers to deliver the lunches and hand them out to kids in Marion on Thursdays around 12pm.  To sign up contact Denise Harriman at


All-Church Cleaning

We are called by God to be good stewards of that which He has provided St. Mark's. Since the building belongs to all of us, we invite you to join us as we care for it by keeping it clean. Grab a friend or your small group and sign up to complete a cleaning "job." Our goal is to deep clean the entire church by July 12. Sign up HERE.


Church Painting Team

We are forming a team to meet monthly to paint or touch-up paint in the rooms and hallways in our church building. Please mark your communication card if you are interested!


Global Leadership Summit.

Mark your calendars for the annual Global Leadership Summit on August 8 and 9, which will be live-streamed at Cedar Hills Church in Cedar Rapids. Join others across the country to learn how to maximize your influence to achieve God's purposes in your home, community, and world.

Come to the Crossings on Sunday, June 23 to meet a representative from GLS who can answer your questions and help get you registered. Mark your communication card for more information.


Days for Girls

Every girl and woman has inherent worth and dignity. Days for Girls celebrates this by providing washable menstrual hygiene solutions, health education, and social enterprises to help them reach the last mile in their own communities.

If you would like to help put together Days for Girls kits, you are invited to join in on any of the following workshops at St. Mark's:


  • Monday, June 17 - 3:30-6:30 pm

You are welcome to come and go at your convenience. No sewing skills required! Bring a sewing machine or serger if you want to sew.

For more information on Days for Girls, please click here. If you have questions about the workshops, please contact Crystal Schwandt at



Open Prayer Meetings Every Thursday

Come and pray for our congregation and ministries! All are invited to join and experience the Open Prayer Meeting every Thursday from 12:00 to 12:45 pm in the Prayer Room in the South Hallway.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)