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
St. Mark's Worship, Music, and Arts Presents
the 3rd Annual
St. Mark's Jazzy Christmas
THE LAKE NORMAN BIG BAND
Sunday, December 17, 2017
3:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center
Concert is free ~ Donations appreciated
Desserts First Reception Immediately Following Concert
Enjoy an afternoon of Christmas Jazz including classics and newer arrangements.
All donations will be divided in support of The St. Mark's Music Ministry & The Lake Norman Big Band.
If you would like to prepare a delicious dessert please let Patty Schmid know. Anything sweet and yummy will do! 704-516-4285 or email@example.com
CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERVICES
Sunday, December 24, 2017
10:00 a.m. ~ Carols with Holy Communion
5:00 p.m. ~ Interactive Family Service with Carols & Interactive Message for Children. All children will take part in presenting white tissue-wrapped canned goods at the manger.
7:00 p.m. ~ Candlelight Service with Carols and Holy Communion.
10:00 p.m. ~ Pre-Service Christmas Music
10:30 p.m. ~ Candlelight Service with Carols and Holy Communion.
Sunday, December 31, 2017
We will celebrate together with ONE WORSHIP SERVICE at 10:00 a.m. We will have Holy Communion.
PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION – Registration for classes beginning in August 2018 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 1st. New families will register on January 12th 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.
HOLIDAY MEALS PROJECT
As the Advent and Christmas Season approach, please remember our annual collection of funds for Food Lion gift cards to be given to deserving families in our area. We first look to our own congregation for ways to use these gift cards.
Our secondary Holiday Meals goal will be to provide the families we are now assisting at Parkview through the Back Pack Meals Ministry with $25 Food Lion gift cards in December. At the present time, we have 96 children. In this way we are able to share the many blessings given to us by God with those children and families so much less fortunate. Contributions in any amount may be made beginning through December 10th. Make your check out to St. Mark’s and mark your check and/or envelope HOLIDAY MEALS. Acknowledgement cards that can be inserted in a greeting card or enclosed with a gift will be available in the Narthex and side hallway. These cards make your contribution a special gift in honor of a family member, co-worker, boss, or friend. The card reads: "A donation to the Holiday Meals Project of St. Mark's Lutheran Church has been given in your honor. This gift provides grocery store gift cards to needy families in the Mooresville area.
Watch for updates each week in the bulletin. For additional information, contact Marilyn Boardman at 704-663-7156 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MARTIN LUTHER'S CHURCH COUNCIL VISIT
Our church council has shared a very special video of a recent visit of Martin Luther to one of our Church Council meetings. Thanks to Haley Gill for her video skills. To see this remarkable video, click HERE.
MOORESVILLE SOUP KITCHEN is requesting turkeys. Every year at Thanksgiving they provide guests a turkey and fixings for Thanksgiving. They also are need of the fixings. Stuffing, instant potatoes, mac and cheese, canned sweet potatoes, canned veggies, cranberry sauce, and gravy are among the things they provide. We would appreciate it very much if you would consider this. You may put a turkey in the freezer in the FLC or take it directly to the soup kitchen. Non-perishables can be left in the box in the side hallway. All donations are needed before November 14th.
IMPORTANT COMMUNICATIONS SURVEY
St. Mark's Communications & Technology Committee is charged with improving the ways we do the work of the church. One of the most important processes is communicating with our members. Presently we use printed, mailed publications, emails, and automated phone calls. We will be adding mobile phone text messaging and "push notifications" on our phone app. We would like to use the means each member prefers in order to make our communications most effective.
Please indicate your preferred, most reliable form(s) of communication for St. Mark’s staff and officers to use. Feel free to submit additional forms for any family members that need to get communications separately. Thank you!
St. Mark's Lutheran Communications Survey Link
HURRICANE ASSISTANCE DONATIONS
Coastal Texas, Louisiana, and now, Puerto Rico and nearby islands have been devastated by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. 100% of contributions will be spent to help these areas. Please make your check out to Lutheran Disaster Response, and mail to: ELCA Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 1809, Merrifield, VA 22116-8009. Flyers are available in the Narthex and side hallway.
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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