We believe that Jesus Christ came to reveal the fullness of God's love for us, and we continue to celebrate that love through worship, service, and community.
Our church offers a wide range of ministry opportunities. Whether you'd like to learn more, pray more, or serve more, we have a ministry for you.
Making an offering of your financial resources is an integral part of what it means to be a Christian. We have a variety of ways to make it easy to support our church.
NEWS AND EVENTS
The Charlotte Bronze Handbell Concert scheduled for Monday night has been cancelled and will be rescheduled in January.
DELIVERING CHRISTMAS TO LIVING WATERS LUTHERAN CHURCH, CHEROKEE
More photos in Gallery
Don Mease presenting $900 Check to Pastor Phil Tonnesen for campus ministries
Money raised from the Annual Meat & Greet of the LMM of St. Marks.
Thanks to Thrivent for the action team $250 debit card to differ expenses .
FLOODS, WILDFIRES, HURRICANES, ETC.
It seems that there is a steady stream of news about everyday people suffering from some kind of catastrophic blow to their lives. Many have nothing to fall back on. If you would like to help them during this giving season, donate online to North Carolina ELCA Domestic Disaster Relief Fund. Here is a link to their site- https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=96379. You can be sure your donation is well-spent.
Registration for classes beginning in August 2019 is open to church members now. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church families may register by calling or visiting the preschool at 704-664-2009 and they have a reduced fee of $85.00. Those who are currently enrolled will state their preferences for next year on December 11th -12th. New families will register on January 9th beginning at 8:00 a.m. Also, we ask you all to tell your friends and neighbors about our preschool program and encourage them to call. We serve children ages 2 through 5.
Worship, Music, and Arts Presents the 4th Annual
St. Mark's Jazzy Christmas Concert
featuring THE LAKE NORMAN BIG BAND
Sunday, Dec. 16, 3:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Enjoy an afternoon of Christmas Jazz. Free Concert ~ Donations appreciated ~ All donations will be divided in support of The St. Mark's Music Ministry & The Lake Norman Big Band. Reception following in the Family Life Center; please bring cookies or dessert to share!
Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble
Will be rescheduled in January
7:30 p.m. Family Life Center
Ensemble Members include Catherine & Caroline Tyree
Thank you to all who attended our annual Congregational Meeting, Sunday, November 11th. New Council members serving a 3 year term are: Bernie Hadeler, John Kline, Kathy McLean and Jimmy Meadows.
The 2018 Proposed Budget was approved with 127 votes in favor, 17 votes against and 1 abstain.
Thank you to Council members completing their term: Napoleon Avery, Lisa Harwell and Brian Van Horn. We appreciate your dedication and service to St. Mark’s!
YOUNG ADULT MEETUP
Thursday, November 29th – 7:00 p.m. in the Church Library.
This is for young adults looking to meet other young adults at St. Mark’s and have monthly meetups. Come and meetup in a casual environment with snacks to see where things lead us!
Text SMLCYA to join the meetup group and receive updates on this event and others in the future!
A big thank you to Mike and Patty Schmid for delivering furniture, toys, children’s clothing and more to Living Waters Lutheran Church last Thursday. Lisa Russell stated these items will help many have a nice Christmas. Our next trip to Living Waters Lutheran Church will be December 4th. We will be delivering food, quilts books, clothes, Christmas stockings and more. Our Books in the Pew drive will continue throughout November. Thank you to everyone that has contributed to the drive!
We continue to make fleece blankets for St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Lumberton, quilts for Living Waters and scarves for many. We will hang the scarves in December on lamp posts in downtown Mooresville. I will share the day we hang the scarves if anyone would like to help.
We meet on Tuesday’s at 12:30 in the FLC. Everyone is welcome. Come when you can and leave when you need to. Love one another, Shelby Westmoreland; email@example.com
Come visit our new library space! Adults, Children and all kinds of Bible Studies! The is a new warm and welcoming space. Check it out and check out a few books!
Thanks to David Whitlow for providing his wonderful aerial photo of St. Mark's in the fall. It's been added to the rotating photos above and to the site album.
HURRICANE FLORENCE HELP
Brian McCoy and Martin McCann made a trip to Lumberton on Sept. 27 to deliver many needed supplies. They thank members of St. Mark's for help filling the trailer. This trip was sponsored by the Delta Water Fowl Group Brian of which Brian is a member. Here are some photos from their trip.
Fun Contract Bridge Games on Fridays at St. Mark's!
Join us for no-drama fun bridge! We'll play from 1-3 p.m. in the Family Life Center. All levels of players are welcome. Beginners through life masters. Games will be Rubber Bridge to start, then maybe duplicate games later, if there are enough players. Free lessons can be scheduled before or after games, if there's a need. To sign up or for any questions, please contact Bernie Hadeler at firstname.lastname@example.org
HURRICANE FLORENCE RELIEF
If you would like to donate to North Carolina ELCA Domestic Disaster Relief Fund, here is a link to their site- https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=96379
This year, we are excited to be studying The Story across all generations with Sunday morning and mid-week meeting options open to St. Mark’s and the greater Mooresville community! We hope you will join us for this unique Bible study and invite a friend!
For more information, click HERE.
Food for Days
Let’s get a JUMP START on supporting our Backpack children at Park View School. When school ended in June we were feeding 103 children. St. Mark’s supported 67 children.
The need is as great or greater than eight years ago when the program began. Social ministry depends on the caring hearts of our congregation to support FOOD FOR DAYS MINISTRY and other programs that we support. We have heard many stories of how the children depend on this food to get through the weekend. This problem is not going away. In Iredell County we have over 400 students that have NO ADDRESS. We have a school that has 30 students waiting to receive food but no sponsors for them.
COST FOR ONE CHILD FOR SCHOOL YEAR $250.00 OR ANY AMOUNT YOUR HEART DICTATES
Please keep this ministry in your hearts and minds and pray for these children and the children all over the nation that need assistance.
You may use a pew envelope indicating FOOD FOR DAYS on the envelope and on your check.
DID YOU KNOW THAT SAINT MARK’S HAS CHURCH MICE????? These “mice” are very special people that are secretly assigned a St. Mark’s college student or military personnel to remember with prayer, notes and small gifts throughout the school year. As mice, I know we are all quite busy. This project does not take much time or money. If you are interested in joining our colony of church mice this year or would just like more information, please email or call Sandie Lown at Sandielown1@gmail.com or 704-658-7639. To assure all students/military personnel receive something, we will also be sending out small quarterly packages from the colony, which we will assemble together.
PARENTS OF COLLEGE STUDENTS AND MILITARY PERSONNEL - Please email or call Sandie Lown at email@example.com or 704-658-7639 with your student/military member’s email and physical addresses and where they are studying or stationed so that they can be assigned a “church mouse” for this school year before October 1, 2018.
ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES - are now available in the Narthex. If you're having trouble hearing the sermon or the music during worship each week please ask one of the ushers for an Assistive Listening Device. They will be able to answer questions and ensure you're comfortable using the device. Worship and Music Committee strives to ensure that everyone has a positive worship experience each week, and one of the ways we can help is by providing Assistive Listening Devices for those who need it. Look for signs in the Narthex.
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