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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Serenity House, a comfort care home, provides free care to two hospice patients and allows them a place to die with peace and dignity. Volunteers work in overlapping four hour shifts between the hours of 7am and 11pm and provide bedside care to
didn’t get to purchase a “God’s Work. Our Hand’s” yellow
t-shirt last year, we’ll be offering them again this year to wear
at the 9/11 event. The t-shirts are available in a variety of sizes,
will be personalized with St. Mark’s on the back and will sell for
$7.00 per shirt. An order form will be available at the “Unify in
July” fellowship time after the services and the t-shirts will be
delivered in August, well before the 9/11 event. Order yours now!
Children’s sizes available this year!
Worship and Music is excited to announce that we will "Unify in July" with one worship service at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday in July followed by Coffee Hour and Fellowship at 11:00.
July 3 ~ Celebrate Independence Day singing Patriotic hymns and giving thanks to God for the
blessing of our freedom.
July 10 ~ "Full Flight Take-Off" ~ Pastor Dave begins his sermon series on Paul's letter to the Colossians. Texts for the day are Psalm 25:1-10 and Colossians 1:1-14.
July 17 ~ "Warning: Deep Water" ~ Texts for the day are Psalm 15 and Colossians 1:15-28.
July 24 ~ "Let's Go for a Walk" ~ Texts for the day are Psalm 138 and Colossians 2:6-19.
July 31 ~ "Singing Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" ~ Texts for the day are Psalm 148 and Colossians 3:1-17. As we sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs let us do so with gratitude in our hearts to God.
Have you ever read a newspaper story about a child who was abused or neglected and wondered what happens to this child? If a child is lucky, their case is assigned to a volunteer Guardian ad Litem. The first thing the volunteer Guardian ad Litem will do is to get to know the child. They will want to know the child’s needs and wishes. Then they make recommendations to the Court. Each child has different circumstances and wishes. Volunteers are the voice of the child in court. Presently there are 41 children in Iredell waiting for a Guardian ad Litem. The Iredell GAL program needs more volunteers.
DID YOU KNOW ??? - The Evangelism Team has stuffed lots of visitor bags with goodies, and placed them around the church and FLC. We are inviting our members to take them to those who might need a church home or deliver to a member who has not been in attendance for awhile for whatever reason. Look for the brightly colored bags in the narthex!
Family Class - meets in the FLC, left end side. Except for July 3rd, the Family Class will have Sunday School at 8:45 a.m. during the month of July. Anyone from other classes is welcome to join us. We will continue our Bible study following the weekly scriptures.
– Journey with NC Lutherans this summer as we read together the Gospel of Luke. For 28 days, the synod’s Book of Faith Team will provide an introduction, overview, devotions and prayers for you to engage with scripture and read the Gospel of Luke with Lutherans from across the synod. The resource has been written by rostered leaders and lay people of all ages, including our own Molly Markley. The dates are June 12 – July 9; however if another 28 day period during the summer works better for you, use it then. There are a limited number of copies available in the Narthex and you can download and print it yourself from the NC Synod Book of Faith webpage: http://nclutheran.org/ministries/book-of-faith.php
Our energetic team of St. Mark's packing volunteers served the children of Parkview Elementary each week of school from September to June. Averaging over 96 bags packed per week this year just at Parkview.
Thank you to these special folks who have blessed countless children thru their dedication to packing food bags early each Thursday morning this school year:
Elizabeth Arthurs, our volunteer coordinator, Lois Dalton, Betsy Roseman, Janet and Don Buie, Gail and Danny Fields, Shirley Locklin, Wayne and Shelby Westmoreland, Chris Ervin, Harriet and John Kline, Liz Whitlow, Kate Shirley (Luke), Delorice Powell, Karen Mills, Barb Beidler, Mary & Duncan McDuffie, Susan Leone, Belinda Cozart, Dana Meadows and co-workers, Jeanette Diekman, Cheryl Hertler, Sandie Lown, Betty Carter, and most especially, Ron and Marilyn Boardman, for without their leadership and insightful direction this program would have never reached this level of success. If anyone is interested in volunteering for the fall, please contact Elizabeth Arthurs; 704-663-3331.
God bless all who have given from their hearts to this ministry and God bless and protect the precious children that we have been privileged to serve.
Now Is The Time! Preparation for
ELCA’s National Community Work Day
God’s Work. Our Hands.
September 11, 2016
St. Mark’s has been working on several projects throughout the year (scarves for Cherokee Reservation, sleeping mats for homeless, Habitat for Humanity, Food for Days Ministry, Soup Kitchen) The scarves and sleeping mats are ongoing projects, PLEASE ASK HOW YOU CAN HELP!
Again this year, our project for September 11, 2016 will be preparing Hygiene Kits for children in need in our community.
The following items are needed:
SHAMPOO TOOTH BRUSHES
CONDITIONER TOOTH PASTE
WASH CLOTHS LOTION
This can be all those travel size products you have picked up from your travels or if you wish to purchase items keep in mind that they must fit into a 1 gallon Ziploc. Just some hints, Wal-mart has VO5 shampoo/conditioner for .75. Dollar Tree has all products including tooth brushes 3-5 pack for $1.00 and 3 soaps for $1.00.
Collection containers will be in the Narthex beginning June 12th. Our goal on September 11th is to pack 200 hygiene kits in 20 minutes!