• moderated by various church members
  • meets in  the library

Delve deeper into each week’s three Scripture readings with A Longer Look at the Lessons. This Bible study based on the lectionary in Lutheran Service Book provides information about the readings and their contexts. A look at Greek or Hebrew words or phrases is sometimes included. Questions and answers mine the riches of the pericopes while encouraging class discussion and personal application

Sundays 9:45 am  Ephesians  starts Sept. 9,2018

We’ll study Paul’s letter to the Church at Ephesus starting September 9th at 9:45am… there’s some really bad news about us, and some incredibly good news about what Jesus has done for us in this book that blows the bad news away.

“And you were dead in your trespasses and sins in which you previously lived according to the ways of this world, according to the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit now working in the disobedient. We too all previously lived among them in our fleshly desires, carrying out the inclinations of our flesh and thoughts, and we were by nature children under wrath as the others were also.
BUT, GOD…” (you can read the rest of Ephesians 2 yourself… it’s very good news)

Beautiful photo, right…? It was taken almost one year ago today by our Anna on her 2,189.8-mile journey on the Appalachian Trail at Franconia Notch, NH!

Posted on Facebook by Moderator Mark Zimmerman for further information call the church office 440-729-1668


“Life with God” 

  • moderated by Pastor Ken

A study of the main teachings of the Lutheran Faith


For further information

Contact Pastor Ken at 440-321-7510 with any questions or to register for class

 Tuesdays 11:00 am

 The Language of Faith

 Pastor Matzke leads a study focused explaining the words of the Christian Faith, words like Justification, Sanctification, Righteousness.

 “The Language of Faith” Redemption

 ” The Language of Faith” Justification

“The Language of Faith” Word

“The Language of Faith” Fellowship

 Wednesdays  6:00 pm  Resumes Sept. 12, 2018

 Confirmation Studies

Young men and  women ages 12 and 13 have the opportunity to learn about Christianity. This 2 year study leads to a presentation by the confirmands on a Sunday in May to the entire congregation as they are presented to the congregation as adult members.

  • 12 year old and 13 year old study by Pastor Mark
  • contact the church office (729-1668) to enroll your son or daughter in this class

Fourth Thursday of the month- St. Mark Book Club

Summer break – see you in September!

Led by Sue Matzke.  Call/text (440)346-5588 or email RaggedyMom@gmail.com

2018-19 Book Club

Starting in September, we will resume St. Mark’s monthly book club. Here are some key things:

*All members of St. Mark are welcome and encouraged to invite guests. You can attend as many or as few meetings as you wish. 

*Meetings will be from 6:30-8:30pm on the FOURTH Thursday of the month and start with a potluck. You can join us for just the book discussion portion of the meeting that begins roughly at 7:15pm. We generally meet in the small dining room off the kitchen. 

*There will be signups for the potluck portion. You are always welcome to drop in without a dish. You are also not required to read the book. You can come just for the Christian fellowship.

September 27

Carol Wall’s “Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart” This true story of an unlikely friendship between a Kenyan gardener and a high school teacher requires a box of Kleenex. 

Sue will have books to borrow beginning in early August. Keep an eye on the bulletin and FYI emails for exact date. The title is also readily available to borrow from the library as an ebook or to purchase.

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October 25th:

Sarah Baughman’s “A Flame in the Dark.” Read a delightful fictional account of Luther’s impact on average Wittenberg folks. 

Sue will NOT have books to borrow. The title can be ordered through Sue or online. 



November 29th: 

C.S. Lewis’ “The Horse and His Boy” This classic children’s fantasy novel is part of the Narnia series but can stand alone and serves as a wonderful Christian allegory.  (Bonus: Pastor Mark uses Narnia quotes in his sermons. Now you can see what all the hubbub is about!) 

Sue will have books to borrow. The title is also readily available to borrow as an ebook or to purchase. 




No meeting so we can focus on our Savior’s birth.


January 31: 

Tara Westover’s “Educated: A Memoir” This fascinating autobiography details a self-taught girl who went on to earn a doctorate from Cambridge. 

Sue will have books to borrow. The title is also readily available to borrow as an ebook or to purchase. 

Future meeting dates are February 28th, March 28th, April 25th, and May 30th. Titles are yet to be determined. Watch the church website, bulletin, and newsletter for details. 

Question? Please feel free to contact Sue Matzke. Call/text (440)346-5588 or email RaggedyMom@gmail.com


Bible Study Audio Archives

  • Selected Bible Studies and Audio from past studies Click Here