“Increase Our Faith”
“Increase Our Faith”

“Increase Our Faith”

Welcome to your online worship for Sunday, October 2, 2022.

For the month of October our theme at St. Mark’s will be Gratitude. Thank you to Debbie Belowitz, our Parish Nurse, who has written a great piece on our website to help understand the benefits of Gratitude in our lives and in our ministry and our community together here at St. Mark’s. Here is a link to her article on Gratitude and some of our suggested activities.

A thank you to Ryan Van Dijk for his wonderful music which accompanies this weeks video, and for his music ministry at St. Mark’s as our new Music Director. Read more about him here.

And lastly, a reminder that if you are at all uncomfortable being in-person for worship, or if you are not feeling well, please join us here online.

Today’s Opening Sentence

“The word of the Lord abides for ever. That word is the good news which was preached to you.”

– 1 Peter 1:25

Today’s Reading – Luke 17:5-10

“The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
“Who among you would say to your slave who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, ‘Come here at once and take your place at the table’? Would you not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, put on your apron and serve me while I eat and drink; later you may eat and drink’? Do you thank the slave for doing what was commanded? So you also, when you have done all that you were ordered to do, say, ‘We are worthless slaves; we have done only what we ought to have done!’”1

Your Online Message and Prayers

Click on the above image to view our online worship on YouTube.

Thank you again for joining with your parish family in our online worship today.

God Bless you and have a blessed week. Be well!


The Rev’d Rob Park

  1. Scripture quotation is from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.