Does God still love us when we are angry at Him?

For all those who have wondered where God is in their pain, for those who have questioned if God is there at all, The Shack movie presents an unforgettable encounter with a divine love who promises to never leave us.  Starting March 5, St. Mark’s is hosting a five-week sermon series using Scriptures and video clips from the film to help you trust God more completely, connect with Him in a deeper way and experience life-changing love and forgiveness even in the midst of pain.

Weekly Sermon Topics and Scripture
MARCH 5 Where Is God When I Need Him the Most?
Psalm 13:1-2; Psalm 22:1-2; Hebrews 13:5; Psalm 139:1-6

MARCH 12 How Does God See Me?
Genesis 1:27-28, 31; Isaiah 43:4; Matthew 11:28-30

MARCH 19 Trusting God’s Promise
Matthew 14:22-32; Matthew 28:20; Hebrews 12:2

(March 26 – St. Mark’s Has Left the Building – “LET’S GO!!!”)

APRIL 2 How Can I Know the Heart of the Father?
James 4:12; Romans 12:19; John 3:16-17

APRIL 9 So You Just Let Him Get Away With It?
Romans 12:19-21; Matthew 5:44; Colossians 3:13


theshackmovie_webgraphics_300x250_v2The Shack opens in theatres on March 3, but there is a Special Preview Night on Thursday, March 2 at Westchester Commons at 7 pm. Many from our church will be going this night. The movie is rated PG-13.

To get tickets for this preview showing go HERE.  The ticket cost is 11.95 for Adults and 8.95 for Seniors.


shackbookYou can order The Shack book (2007, William P. Young) in either digital, paperback, or audio versions HERE for $2+ (for used copies). We also have a limited number of new copies available at church for $10 each.


A Five Week Study on Love, Forgiveness, and Connecting with God
Wednesdays from 6–7:15 pm; Facilitated by Shannon McCallister & Beth Maust

theshack_logo-hires_blue_rgbBased on the movie, The Shack, this study is designed to help viewers raise big questions and wrestle through them in light of God’s Word. Maybe they are questions you’ve already had. Maybe they are questions you were afraid to ask. Using powerful scenes from the film, paired with relevant Scripture, this study is an invitation to embark on an encounter with God. Ultimately only you can answer life’s big questions for yourself. Hopefully The Shack and this study can offer a compelling story and guide to help frame some of those questions in a safe space of Christian dialogue.

Classes are March 22, 29 and April 5. Sign up for the classes HERE or by sending an email to or

Click here to take a look at the visuals for Week 1 of the class.