Serving Others


Community Ministry

Through Community Ministry, we reach out to the broader community beyond our own doors. We have placed a special emphasis on supporting and caring for the marginalized and disadvantaged members of our society.

One main focus of Community Ministry at St. Mark’s is the Wednesday night potluck suppers that take place every week. Since 1997, people have been gathering together on Wednesday evening at 5:45 to share a meal together and to enjoy each other’s company. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come and eat together, whether or not they have food to bring.  The meal is followed by an informal worship service for those who wish to stay.

In celebration of 10 years of Community Suppers at St. Mark’s, a book was published called “See You Next Week “See You Next Week“, which is a compilation of many heartfelt stories from both those who have helped and been helped by Community Ministry. As the back cover mentions, “This is a remarkable glimpse of what the church can be when it engages in real acts of inclusive community.” The book release was October 24, 2007 and copies can still be purchased.

The Community Ministry programs are jointly organized and run with Calvary Memorial United Church in Kitchener.

If you’re interested in volunteering in any capacity or learn more about this Ministry, feel free to contact our Community Ministry Coordinator, Susan Cole, at or through our church office.

Stephen Ministry

St. Mark’s has an active Stephen Ministry program, which provides one-to-one Christian support to people in and around our faith community who are going through difficult times.  Several people in our congregation are trained Stephen Ministers (also known as lay caregivers).  This Caring Ministry is a great resource for ensuring that everyone in our community who is experiencing a crisis or life challenge of some kind receives ongoing quality care.  Contact our Pastor for more information on this ministry.  Also see the Stephen Ministries web site to learn more what’s involved in becoming a Stephen Minister.

Home Communion Ministers

At St. Mark’s we place a strong emphasis on serving others. One way we do this is that many people in our faith community regularly visit those who are sick or shut-in and serve them home communion, whether that be at a long term care facility, hospital or their own home.   This is great for nurturing discipleship and building community among all ages.

Open Doors – Sharing our Space

Many different support groups and community groups use our facility as a regular meeting place.  We believe God calls us to put our building to good use as a safe and comfortable place where people can meet for the purpose of building community and receiving care and support through various support and recovery programs.  We strive to build positive connections with our neighbours and help improve the overall well-being of our local community.

Missionary Brian Rude

St. Mark’s sponsors the important work of missionary Brian Rude in El Salvador.  Read more about his work and most recent updates.

Worship Times

Sundays: 9:00 am at Trillium Lutheran Church, located at 22 Willow Street, Waterloo Join us for coffee after the service!

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