Golf Video


At long last I have completed a video of the golf outing on Sunday. You can get a look at it by clicking below or follow this link to view it directly in youtube (often better quality.)  Congratulations… Read More

Golf Balls and Butterflies


Just in from our wonderful Golf outing.  A great day at Hydeaway! Thanks so much John and Jean Anderson, Al and Dee Oakley and John and Miki Blair, Bud and Suzanne Piercell for planning a great day. Many… Read More

Golf is a Funny Game


“If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they’d starve to death.” Those words of Sam Snead are hilarious. Thank God that I know how to properly grip a… Read More

I Hear a Drill!!!


Johnny Carson once famously said, “Happiness is your dentist telling you it won’t hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.  That is a great line. I have had almost every dental procedure known to… Read More

A Groundbreaking Sunday!


  Sunday was one really big and really great day. It was a moment that will be remembered by many for a lot of years to come. I was so pleased to be a part of it. Our… Read More

Looking for the Soap?


I read somewhere on the internet this week that “Evangelism is someone out of the shower telling someone else where the soap is.”  I have no idea who said that or where it comes from but I think… Read More

Seven habits of effective churches


I just finished an interview with Bill England from The Shoreline  about our upcoming expansion and in particular about our groundbreaking on Sunday Morning. Among other things, he asked me about why people are coming to St. Mark’s… Read More

St. Mark’s and his Lion named Markus


I was looking at images today of St. Mark, many of which include the winged lion which we have affectionately named Markus in our church. Many of you may be curious about the winged lion as a symbol… Read More

Help us Break Ground


  This official invitation has been sent out to our community. Please invite your friends and family along! St. Mark’s by-the-Lake is RAISING THE ROOF and we want you to be a part of the celebration.   In… Read More

McLaren at Lambeth


I was reading today on the Anglican Communion Official Website that one of the guest speakers at this Lambeth Conference is Brian McLaren.  The page says, “Brian McLaren is an American evangelical, the founding pastor of Cedar Ridge… Read More

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