The gospel of Mark

This is the Word of God for the People of God.

Growing together: Reading Mark as a community

The Spiritual Growth and Discipleship Team invites you to read the Gospel of Mark this fall. The media section below will contain the Scripture passages read by various members of our community. It is our prayer, though, that you do more than just listen. How might you enrich this experience of growing closer to God and one another? 

Here's the reading plan: Mark_Reading_Plan.pdf

  • Three ways to engage the text

    Reading_Instructions_for_Mark.pdf

    Use this handout to help you read or listen to the stories in Mark in different ways. Instructions for doing a modified lectio divina (spiritual reading), praying the Scripture, and putting yourself in the story are provided.

  • join the small group

    While we read the gospel of Mark, Pastor Chelsey will host a special group open to members in grade school through retirement. We will choose one of the passages from the week's readings to hear together through a process called, "Dwelling in the Word."

    This group works best when it's intergenerational.


    We'll practice dwelling in the Word for about 30-40 minutes after church on the following Sundays: Oct 1, 15 & 29; Nov 12. No preparation is required and feel free to drop in on all or any of the Sundays.

  • Workshops for storytelling

    Learn to tell one of the stories from the Gospel of Mark by heart by joining with others wanting to do the same. The best way to do this is by learning with your whole body. Anyone interested in telling the stories can join a group who will meet occasionally over the course of the fall to workshop their texts together. Resources, techniques, and how-tos will be provided!


    We'll tell the stories together for about 30-45 minutes after church on the following Sundays: Sep 24; Oct 8 & 22; Nov 5 & 19.

  • Share with others

    Have an idea about engaging with the text that you want to invite others to join? Willing to share what you create with the whole congregation? We hope you'll do so!