**DURING CORONAVIRUS: A number of our usual actvities have been adapted to teleconferencing or postponed. We are still staying connected as a church family. Please contact St Mark's office or Pastor Joel if you would like to have a chat with Pastor or an Elder. Please also get in touch if you have ideas for ways that we can support each other and stay connected through this time.
Groups and Gatherings
If you'd like more information on any of the activities below please contact Church office.
Our worship service in Dalby is held on Sundays at 9.30am. Find out more here>>
We have a number of active home groups that meet regularly for fellowship, support, caring and bible study. There is no set format for our home groups, each individual group selects their own meeting times and Bible study content (with guidance from Pastor and Elders as required). If you're interested in joining a home group, or starting a new home group you are welcome to contact church office or Pastor for support in getting started.
KYB (Know Your Bible)
A number of women from St Mark’s Congregation are participating in the ecumenical KYB (Know Your Bible) study program (Christian Women Communicating International –Australia). If you'd like to find a KYB group to join please contact Church office.
On Saturdays between 7am and 8am, people meet in the Church Vestry for prayer. This group is open to everyone, both praying out loud and silent prayer is encouraged. The prayer time always begins with a devotion based on a Bible Reading. Members of the Congregation are encouraged to make prayer requests and these requests are included in the group prayer. Find out more>>
A social gathering is held every second Monday evening in the church hall where members and people from the community play a round robin competition of cards (500), enjoying interaction with all ages as there are members aged from about 10 – 80 who attend.
A group of volunteers make creative greeting cards for sale that are displayed in the church narthex.
Sunday School caters for pre-prep and primary school children. It is held at 10:30am during the school terms. Teachers share bible stories and lessons with the children, followed by activities and arts and crafts. The combined opening session involves singing and a memory verse.
Holiday Fun Time (HFT)
Holiday Fun Time is a very successful three-day outreach program held during the Easter holidays, where children from the local community are invited to participate. It has been growing in popularity with more than 100 children attending this program each year over the past three years. Find out more>>
Women’s Fellowship is held on the first Tuesday of the month in the Hall, from 9.am to 11:30am. Ladies take devotion, have “share time” and Bible study (either led by Pastor or by members when the Pastor is not available), followed by any business, sharing the happenings of LWA, LWQ and DDZ and any other ideas within our Dalby Congregation. We then finish with morning tea and chat.
A number of members from the Congregation take weekly RI classes at Dalby State, Dalby South, Bowenville and Kogan Primary Schools. The Primary RI program in Dalby is coordinated and overseen by the Minister’s Fraternal as a combined (multi-denominational) program using the GodSpace material. Dalby State Primary Schools attend Christmas and Easter services in the different churches in Dalby on a rotational basis.
Confirmation is a Rite within the Lutheran Church whereby people have an opportunity to ‘confirm their faith’. Our current confirmation class is using a program called re:form - design to engage young people in a way that supports lifelong faith formation. Find out more about our confirmation classes >>
Aged Care Ministry
St Mark's enjoys delivering an audio service and Holy Communion at Dalby's aged care facilities, Karingal Nursing Home and Ningana (Independent Living). Every Wednesday, members of the congregation lead a devotional service for residents. Find out more>>
Christmas Live Nativity
In the lead up to Christmas, St Mark’s hosts a Live Nativity which usually includes live animals (petting zoo), drama, songs and a free sausage sizzle. All are to to attend.
The Youth Group meets during school terms (usually fortnightly on Thursday nights) giving high-schoolers and young adults a time of fun, fellowship, sharing and an environment to help them grow in their faith. Find out more>>
School Chaplaincy Programs
All State schools run a School Chaplaincy Program which St Mark’s financially supports. To find out more about Chaplaincy contact SU Qld or contact St Mark's Church office to find out more about the local Chaplaincy Committee.
An ecumenical gathering of churches in Dalby, on the fourth Wednesday of the month, which includes dinner and a guest speaker. Hosting of this event is shared around by different churches in Dalby and is well attended by people of all different denominations.
Minister’s Fraternal Events
St Mark's enjoys being part of Dalby's Minister’s Fraternal which is involved in coordinating well-attended community events in Dalby, such as the annual Carols by Candlelight and Mayoral Breakfast and it oversees the Dalby Religious Education program in the local state primary schools.
St Mark’s has recently committed to GROW Coaching Program - an initiative of the LCA Grow Ministries. It is an interactive process that helped individuals, ministry teams and congregations to practice vibrant faith in a changing world. It is an exciting two year journey with the goal of building on our intergenerational ministry culture that nurtures faith for life. Find out more about Grow coaching >>