I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one Shepherd (John 10:14-16)
The Shepherd Program at St. Mark’s is comprised of members grouped by zip codes who gather to study scripture, pray for each other and the church and are led by a Lay Minister. The responsibility of the Lay Minister is to check on group members, providing spiritual support and notifying clergy about follow up with further pastoral care with parishioners or group members.