In the heart of the city for ministry to the world

Who We Are


The ELCA is a community of faith that shares a passion for making positive changes in the world. Our faith is built around a strong belief in God as made known to us in Jesus Christ.Through worship, service, and education, we practice our faith, grow our relationship with God and experience God’s grace in our lives.

We also work hard to put our faith into action. In today’s complex world, we strive to make a difference in practical, realistic ways.

With nearly 10,500 congregations across the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and nearly five million members—we welcome you to experience St. Mark’s as the local expression of the wider church. St. Mark’s has over 500 members and you are invited to become one of them. We are a diverse and gifted community in which we gather around belief in our Triune God to be fed in worship. Nourished by the living bread of Jesus Christ, we are strengthened to do God’s work with our hands out in the world.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church is a Reconciling in Christ congregation. We are one of over 285 congregations, 21 synods and nine organizations across the ELCA and ELCIC (Canada) which have declared that lesbian and gay people are equally welcome to join fully in the worship and life of this Christ-centered community.