St. Mark's United Methodist Church | 3359 Louisville Rd. Louisville, TN 37777 | Phone: 865.977. 6128 | Fax: 865.977.6154 
Welcome to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church! St. Mark’s has as its mission developing Christian disciples who glorify God. We pray that all of the ways we live and work together will strengthen us in our faith and in our witness to the world. Our connections to the St. Mark’s congregation serve to equip us to live our faith in our homes, our schools, and our places of employment. We encourage you to participate in the many opportunities for worship, study, mission outreach, and fellowship that make up our life together as a community of faith. We look forward to helping you find where God is calling you to share in the ministries of the congregation and grow in your Christian walk. At St. Mark’s, you will find all ages serving in ministry and seeking to live as faithful followers of Jesus Christ. As a community of faith we strive to pray for each other, share in the joys and concerns of each other, and extend the peace and love of Christ one to another. We hope you will feel welcome at St. Mark’s. We encourage you to explore the possibility of making St. Mark’s your church home.

From the Pastor Dear Friends, Spring has sprung! David, Olivia and I had an opportunity to go on vacation to Williamsburg, Virginia. While we were there, we got to go to Jamestown where the first colony was established in the United States. We then visited Williamsburg and got to hear the dramatic presentation of the Declaration of Independence as Virginia joined the other colonies to fight against the British. At the conclusion of the reading, the Fife and Drum Corp led the procession from the capital all the way down to the Palace Green. I must say, Olivia loved the procession. We were able to join in right behind the corps and walk with them all the way. Olivia banged her imaginary drum and marched her feet on her stroller as we worked to keep up. Then she realized people were watching her and she began to wave like she was the star of the parade. But I digress...

Walking with the Fife and Drum Corp was a little strange. It was very much like a parade, however, what we all know is that the celebration was a little premature. This was the procession into war—the Revolutionary War. Many of these young men and boys would not be returning home. This reminds me of Palm Sunday. We celebrate on this day Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. We wave palm branches and say, “Hosanna! Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” It feels very much like a parade, yet, we know, in just a few days, Jesus would die. The same people who waved branches also cried, “Crucify him!” We are the ones waving palm branches. We are also the ones crying, “Crucify him!” The Good News is that death does not have the last word...God does! We know that 3 days after Jesus’ death, he is raised! Last, but not least, we visited Yorktown where the British surrendered and the United States won—even against incredible odds. It was the beginning of becoming a free country. Because of God’s incredible love shared with us through Jesus, we too can live again! We, too, can be free! Thanks be to God! Sincerely, Pastor Becky Smithey


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Service Times Sunday
9:30 am -- Sunday School
10:45 am -- Blended Worship Service Monday through Friday
2:45 pm - 5:45 pm -- S.M.I.L.E. After-school program Wednesday
5:00 pm -- Fellowship Meal
6:00 pm -- Youth Group
6:15 pm -- Choir practice Please visit our calendar for sermon notes and further study suggestions.