Welcome to Saint Mark's Lutheran Church
"A House of Prayer for All People"


Reverend Doctor Victor C. Langford III
6020 Beacon Ave South    Seattle, WA 98108    206.722.5165
Please join us for Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.
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Thanksgiving Day Worship Service
In person or webinar
Thursday, November 24
10 a.m.


Ground Breaking Ceremony for Phase III Building Development
St. Mark's Ground Breaking ceremony took place for Phase III building development of the St. Mark's Learning Center. 

Pastor Langford leading Phase III Ground Breaking Ceremony


Bible Memory Verse
November
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and 
with all your mind and with all your strength.” 
Mark 12:30, NIV


St. Mark's Lutheran Church 76th Anniversary 1946-2022 
Celebrating 76 years of Bible based Christian ministry, congregational multicultural diversity, and community outreach serving Beacon Hill and the greater Seattle area. Our 76th anniversary will be recognized in April 2022!

Celebrating Pastor Langford's Birthday!
St. Mark's celebrated Pastor Langford's birthday with a surprise event in the social hall after service, Sunday, August 7. Included in the celebration was a slide show with video messages from the congregation and friends of St. Marks. Our new Hospitality Center was dedicated in the name of Pastor Langford and the Langford family was recognized for their many years of ministry. 

St. Mark's Congregation dedicates new building addition
"The Reverend Doctor Victor C. Langford III Hospitality Center"
David Rock, Council Vice President, presents dedication plaque to Pastor Langford

St. Mark's Congregation recognized the Langford Family
"In Appreciation to the Langford Family for Over 
45 Years of Ministry to St. Mark's and the Community"

                 
(photo credits, Mike Garrison)




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2021 Sunday Sermon Notes
Read & Reflect


Reformation Sunday 10/30
The liturgical color of the day is red, which represents the Holy Spirit and the Martyrs of the Christian Church.
Martin Luther's 95 Thesis on October 31, 1517 (read more)

Martin Luther's Seal--the symbol of the Rose

Why was the Luther rose made? Luther's plan was to help remind people of the basic ideas of the reformation

Luther's explanation of the meaning of the Seal: First, there is a black cross in a heart that remains its natural color. This is to remind me that it is faith in the Crucified One that saves us. Anyone who believes from the heart will be justified (Romans 10:10). It is a black cross, which mortifies and causes pain, but it leaves the heart its natural red color. It doesn’t destroy nature, that is to say, it does not kill us but keeps us alive, for the just shall live by faith in the Crucified One (Romans 1:17). The heart should stand in the middle of a white rose. This is to show that faith gives joy, comfort, and peace—it puts the believer into a white, joyous rose. Faith does not give peace and joy like the world gives (John 14:27). This is why the rose must be white, not red. White is the color of the spirits and angels (cf. Matthew 28:3; John 20:12). This rose should stand in a sky-blue field, symbolizing that a joyful spirit and faith is a beginning of heavenly, future joy, which begins now, but is grasped in hope, not yet fully revealed. Around the field of blue is a golden ring to symbolize that blessedness in heaven lasts forever and has no end. Heavenly blessedness is exquisite, beyond all joy and better than any possessions, just as gold is the most valuable and precious metal. (From: Letter from Martin Luther to Lazarus Spengler, July 8, 1530 [WA Br 5:445]; tr. P. T. McCain)