Serve

Local and global missions opportunities

Serve at SMLC

Get involved by serving our church family! From the children’s ministry to ushering and hospitality, there’s a role for you here!

Serve the church

Serve on Sundays

Sundays are amazing at SMLC! We offer traditional and contemporary worship, coffee house, children’s ministry, youth ministry, and more! We have several opportunities to get involved – musician, vocalists, greeter, usher, Sunday school teacher, youth group leaders, become a coffee house barista.

Serve During the Week

Throughout the week, there are many places to serve and get plugged in. We need people to help out in the office, preschool, trustee (handyman), funerals, Christian care, visitations, and more.

Serve in a Group

Small groups are the best way to get to know people and dive into God’s Word. Consider joining a group or helping to lead a group. We also have many other fellowship groups, such as Women’s, Men’s, and OWLS (Older Wiser Lutherans).

Serve locally

St. Mark partners with several organizations throughout the Valley.

Shoes & Socks Drive for Foster Alliance

While you are back-to-school shopping, pick up a pair of closed toed shoes and/ or socks for foster children supported by Foster Alliance. 

Collection boxes will be available August 4-18.

Paradise Valley Community Food Bank

1,663 pounds of food and other items were collected for the Paradise Valley Food Bank through November. SMLC is up by almost 10% over last year’s giving. In addition, $150 was collected at the Souper Bowl event and 313 pounds of pet food was donated. Donations can be placed on the cart that is by the Sanctuary doors every Sunday. For more information contact Cynthia Fetty.

Angel Tree

This year SMLC partnered with Prison Fellowship Angel Tree to help give children of an incarcerated parent a brighter
Christmas. SMLC embraced 10 families, providing 27 children and 10 caregivers with gifts this Christmas. Twelve volunteers helped to make this a reality, in addition to many congregants who took angels and purchased gifts for the children and caregivers. If you would like to volunteer in 2024 contact Monica Schuman.

Feed My Starving Children

During three sessions in 2023 at Feed My Starving Children in Mesa, a total of 93 St. Mark volunteers packed or supported the production of 142 boxes or 30,672 meals!

FMSC offers volunteers a one-of-a-kind experience. You’ll hand-pack rice, soy, dried vegetables and a nutritionally complete blend of vitamins and minerals into bags which are then sealed, boxed, placed on pallets and shipped to our incredible partners working hard to reach the neediest children around the world.

Through volunteering at FMSC, you’ll get the chance to impact hundreds of kids in just two hours per packing shift. You’ll experience what it’s like to make a tangible difference today. 

Children as young as 5 years of age may volunteer with an adult.

Click on the button below for more information about how sign up for the next event on Saturday, July 20 at 12 pm. 

P.O.W.W.O.W. (Produce on Wheels Without Waste)

P.O.W.W.O.W. at St. Mark resumes on November 2

SMLC partners with Borderlands Produce Rescue by hosting monthly P.O.W.W.O.W. events where you can purchase up to 70 pounds of produce for only $15.

Pre-pay for your box online by clicking on THIS LINK

From Nov 2022 – June 2023, 205,934 pounds of rescued produce was distributed at SMLC, making 2,863 boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables.

SMLC volunteers are needed to help pack food, collect money, and manage traffic in the parking lot. There is a position waiting for you every first Saturday of the month! For information on how to volunteer, talk with Brandon Kurz

Knit Wits

First Saturday of the month, 12–2pm

Fellowship Hall

In 2023 the Knit Wits group, (13 active ladies) lovingly knitted 427 hats, nine lap pads, and three baby blankets. 140 of those hats were donated to Arizona Helping Hands; nine lap pads were donated to Pastor Tim/Stone Ridge Hospice; and 90 baby hats went to Maggie’s Place. Honor Health provides yarn for the group and the remaining hats were donated to their nursery. More donation sites have been established with the yarn that is purchased or donated by local friends. Join us in person or knit from home. For more information, contact Dottie Hoffman.

Tabitha Quilters

Tabitha Quilters will not meet in July and August. 

Join us in September.

First and Third Thursdays of the month, 10:30am–12:30pm 

Fellowship Hall

We have received many donations of fabric, and we are grateful.  However, at this time we are not able to accept any more fabric as our cupboards are overflowing.  God has blessed our little quilting group!  

Tabitha Quilters made 48 quilts in 2023.  24 of those
quilts will go to Mexico when members of SMLC go to build a home in Agua Prieta. Several quilts were also given to Pastor Tim/Stone Ridge Hospice for their patients.

 For more information, please Janice Kjesbo.

Questions about serving?

We’re here to answer your questions, help you find support, and get involved. Contact us