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).
St. Mark partners with several organizations throughout the Valley.
Arizona Helping Hands
SMLC partners with Arizona Helping Hands by providing basic and essential needs to boys and girls in foster care. During the Back-to-School Supply Drive, more than 2800 individual school supply items and cash gifts totaling $585 were donated!
Harvest Compassion Center
To serve people in need, Harvest Compassion Center (HCC) welcomes donations of personal hygiene, food items, and gently used clothing and shoes. Support HCC’s mission by volunteering your time, donating goods, making donations through their Amazon wish list, and more.
Paradise Valley Community Food Bank
SMLC partners with Paradise Valley Community Food Bank to help feed families in our community. Bring your donations of food and personal hygiene items on Sundays, placing them on the cart next to the door of the sanctuary.
Feed My Starving Children
Throughout the year, SMLC teams volunteer at Feed My Starving Children to hand-pack meals, which are then donated to global partners so kids are fed and lives are saved. In 2022, 37 SMLC volunteers packed 13,608 meals across three serving events.
P.O.W.W.O.W. (Produce on Wheels Without Waste)
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. Over the course of a year 80,000 pounds of produce, filling 1500 orders, were serviced by 160 volunteers. Join us the first Saturday of the month to help.
Every first Saturday 12–2pm
Since 2015, members of SMLC have knit hats for newborns. In 2022, we donated over 1200 hand-knit hats to hospitals, Arizona Helping Hands, and the With Child Center. Join us in person or knit from home. For more information, please contact us.
Every 1st and 3rd Thursday 10:30am–12:30pm Fellowship Hall
Help make handcrafted quilts to give in the name of Jesus to various local ministries. Each gathering includes a brief ministry update and devotion. In 2022, we donated 50 large quilts and eight pillowcases to Arizona Helping Hands. Quilting experience is not required. For more information, please contact us.
Mexico Mission Trip
Watch the website and bulletin for information about our next trip in Fall 2023 to help build houses in Agua Prieta, Mexico.
Questions about serving?
We’re here to answer your questions, help you find support, and get involved. Contact us