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
Yoga at St. Mark's Family Life Center will now be on Mondays and Fridays at 9:30am. Cost is $5.00 per session. All are welcome. Invite your friends!
LUNCHEON AND FEEDBACK
The St. Mark’s Church Council would like to invite the membership to a Congregation Luncheon and Feedback Session on Sunday, January 27th following the 11:00am service. This event will be the first of a series of events aimed at providing a more open forum for the Congregation to share their thoughts on Church issues and initiatives while also providing an opportunity for fellowship. Sandwiches, fruit, drinks, and dessert will be provided by the Church Council, and all we ask is your input in return!
For this first event, the Council is seeking input on specific topics that we are planning to act upon in 2019. Following the luncheon, Council members will facilitate small-group discussions on these topics to allow as many people as possible to ask questions and provide input. The topics which we will be covering at this meeting are:
Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, January 23rd.
It’s a New Year and a new beginning for HANDS On! Join us Tuesday, January 8th at 12:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Bring your creativity and join us for an afternoon of crafting and fellowship. No skills necessary, we have something for everyone to do. Any questions, contact Shelby Westmoreland at 704-662-4630 or email@example.com
Charlotte Bronze Handbells at St. Mark's Jan. 5
~ INTERGENERATIONAL HANDBELL CHOIRS ~
NOW OPEN TO ADULT BEGINNERS
Alleluia Ringers—previously for children in grades 3-5. Now open to adults who have an interest in learning to play bells but can't read music.
YOUTH HANDBELL CHOIR
NOW OPEN TO ADULTS WHO READ MUSIC
Youth Handbell Choir—previously for youth in grades 6-12. Now open to adults who read music but have little or no handbell experience.
Adults, if you're interested in learning to play handbells please join one of these new intergenerational groups. It will be a wonderful opportunity for all ages to share your gifts and experiences with each other.
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
GROWING YOUNG WITH PASTOR DAVE
Pastor Dave will lead a book study, "Growing Young: 6 Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church" by Kara Powell beginning Tuesday, January 15, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Participants need to purchase their own book via Amazon or Barnes & Noble or other store. The class will meet January - February on Tuesday nights. Contact Pastor Dave for more information or to sign up.
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. 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.
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!
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.
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.
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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