Author Archives: Aaron Markson

Aaron Markson
Aaron Markson

I aim to point people to God, not just in song, but in all aspects of life. Usually that means getting out of the way. Leading worship has very little to do with what I can do and has everything to do with what God can do through me. I love serving and being served by a community that values authenticity with one another and with God. It allows us to worship more honestly and express ourselves more freely in all circumstances and seasons. I care deeply about the people I serve, and strive to know intimately the God we worship together. My family and I are blessed to be a part of Mercy Commons Covenant Church.

big swing
in News, Stories

Me and We

Like a pack of huskies connected to the bridle of a sled, a group of men, women and children pulled a rope that lifted a harness-and-hard-hat-wearing June and me high into the air. On the...

August 16, 2019
leading worship
in Stories

Sometimes I Feel Nothing

It’s not uncommon for me to get emotional while leading a song or sharing something from my heart during our worship services at Mercy Commons. Music has always been a primary mode of expression for...

March 27, 2019
raking leaves
in Stories

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

It was a gorgeous sunny autumn day. The fallen leaves from the neighborhood’s mature trees were adding up. Yards and sidewalks were transformed from green and grey into a collage of autumn colors. It was...

October 24, 2018
Covenant Pines sunset
in Stories

Peace Among the Pines

I’ve written this article several times now, and deleted each version immediately upon reading it back. I think I have unknowingly been trying to use this post to pitch the idea of going on the...

August 16, 2017
renewal blossoms
in Stories


As the trees around us transform from their bare and seemingly lifeless winter state into the vibrant color and fragrance of spring, I am reminded of God’s intention to make all things new. When we...

May 04, 2016
worship music
in Stories


A few weeks ago, I walked into church on Sunday with a certain set of expectations. When I left I was confused, disappointed and even a little frustrated. I wondered what I could have done...

April 13, 2016