St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church Celebrates Newest Seminary Student Print
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Written by Lisa Willey   
Thursday, 30 May 2013 07:29

St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA), 2363 W. 3rd. St., Davenport, celebrates Emily Martin, ’08 Davenport West High Graduate, its 17th member going to Seminary to become a Pastor. Emily has been accepted into the Master of Divinity program and also has received a Trustee scholarship from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN.

“St. Mark has been a formative place for many people who have felt God’s Call to ministry”, said Senior Pastor Travis Fisher, of St. Mark. “We are an encouraging community of faith, who believes strongly that we are to raise up leaders in all vocations, St. Mark has been particularly strong in raising up those who feel passionately about sharing faith though Word and Sacrament Ministry. We are delighted that Emily is pursuing a vocation of ordained ministry. She holds the gifts of a passionate leader, and compassion needed to be a pastor”.

Before moving to St. Paul and beginning her seminary education, Emily will be preaching at St. Mark Ev. Lutheran Church, Davenport, during the weekend worship services June 8th at 5PM and June 9th at 8 and 10AM – All Are Welcome!

For more information, Contact St. Mark 563.322.5318 from 8AM-4PM week days or visit

St. Mark Cares…Welcome, Worship, Witness.

St. Mark, established in 1922, is a member church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It houses a Churches United Food Pantry, Participates in Share-a-Meal Program, and supports the St. Mark Preschool which was established in 1987.

Luther Seminary educates leaders for Christian communities, called and sent by the Holy Spirit, to witness to salvation through Jesus Christ and to serve in God’s World.

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