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Don't be the missing piece in the St. Mark's puzzle. YOU are an important part of our ministry. Time and Talent sheets have been mailed out. Please fill out your sheet and turn it in! If you did not get one, you can download it from the link below or get one from the office.And, there are many opportunities for fun and fellowship, as well. Join in and watch your faith grow. Let's GROW together!
Anyone interested in an adult mission trip to NJ or, perhaps, NY
sometime between Oct 20 and Nov 23, please contact Robert Rhyne asap.
The trip would be Sunday to Saturday during that time frame. Hopefully, we can put together a team of about 8 missionaries. We would
be doing rebuilds in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and working through
Samaritan's Purse. You can make contact at 704-699-5661 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please prayerfully consider how you might help these people in need!
If you have a student going to college this fall, please let Carol in the office know their address. Information sheets will be sent out this week requesting college addresses and information to help your mouse get to know the student. We would like to include all college students in the Church Mouse Program this year.
The Church Mouse Program is designed to help college members continue to feel an important part of our St. Mark’s Lutheran Church family while they are away from our community and are living on college campuses. The “Church Mouse” is assigned a student for the school year and anonyMOUSEly will send cards, small gifts and words of encouragement throughout the year. The students will learn who their Church Mouse is at the end of the school term.
If you would like to be a Church Mouse, we need about 40 people, please contact Sabrina Fesperman at 704-663-0664 or the church office at 704-664-5474.
The Evangelism Committee will be hosting an old fashioned barbeque followed by Deluxe ice cream with all the fixings on Sunday, September 15, 2013. The regular church service and Sunday School schedules will be observed. The barbeque will be held immediately following the late service n the FLC.
The Evangelism Committee will provide barbequed chicken and chopped pork barbeque, hushpuppies, drinks and ice cream. Everyone attending should bring their own famous side dish to be shared. Since we will be enjoying ice cream after the meal, we ask that no one bring other desserts.
This will be one event you don’t want to miss ~ great food, great fellowship and a chance to enjoy an outstanding meal! It’s also a super opportunity to invite a friend or neighbor to St. Mark’s for this eventful day! Mark your calendars now!
We are gearing up our Food for Days, Backpack Meals Ministry program to serve children from food insecure families during the 2013-14 school year. The Food for Days, Backpack Ministry was organized three years ago by First Baptist Church in Mooresville to provide children who normally get free/reduced breakfast and lunch at school with food items for the weekend when those school meals are not available. The response from families receiving this assistance has been overwhelmingly positive. First Baptist has sought to involve churches and organizations in our community in this needed local relief. Food for Days is now in 16 schools and serves over 300 children, including high school.
St. Mark’s is committed to serve 66 children at Parkview Elementary, but last year we served as many as 77 children. Our volunteers packed food, drinks and snacks for 6 meals (Saturday and Sunday). We now use plastic bags which are inserted in the child’s backpack. Ministry feels this is less obvious now that we are in middle and high schools with school issued backpacks. The cost to provide this ministry for each child will be $7.00 per week.
Please consider personally taking on this ministry of outreach by making a donation or sponsoring a child for the year.
In order for us to plan our response to this need, we must know how many children we will be able to fund.If you would like to participateby sponsoring one or more children, please fill out the form below and place in the offering plate or turn it in to the church office. If you have questions regarding the program, contact Marilyn Boardman at 704-663-7156 or email@example.com or Belinda Cozart at 704-855-3334 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a large and totally awesome group attending Music Week this second week of July! We know they'll have FUN! But, by all accounts, the week is an intensive learning experience as well. We can't wait to see and hear how they'll enhance our worship experience. The camp is held at Lutheridge in the NC mountains just outside of Asheville in beautiful Arden. Our prayers for safe travels and a Spirit-filled week are with each of the happy campers. Don't be surprised if Music Director Robbie Pearson comes back with a few surprises for the handbell choir!
Food for Days ~ Backpack Ministry will start a new program this summer. They will be providing a sack lunch for around 200 children. This will be prepared at The Bridge Church of the Nazarene, 2940 Charlotte Hwy. Volunteers are needed to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, snacks, veggies and fruit. St. Mark's has requested Wednesday as our working day from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
We hope to have enough volunteers that you would not work every week of the 10 week program. We already have some volunteers but we need a few more. This program will start on June 17th.
It goes without saying how much this will mean to our Backpack Kids and it is a very "doable" project for us to undertake. If interested please contact Marilyn Boardman 704-663-7156 or Belinda Cozart 704-664-0325.
Thanks so much for your help! Social Ministry Committee
UPDATE: Less than two weeks until VBS!Mark Your Calendar and Plan to Attend! Vacation Bible School at St. Mark’s Lutheran ChurchJune 16th - 20th 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.**
Please return your registration form to one of the boxes located in the office hallway, Narthex or FLC. You may also drop the form in the offering plate or return it to the office. You can pick up a form at the church or download one from the link below. Registration should be received by June 2nd in order to guarantee your child’s spot.
Many volunteers are needed to ensure our kids have a safe and fun filled week learning about God. If you can help in any way, contact Ashley Fisher at 704-664-5474 or email@example.com
**Please note that all children should be accompanied by an adult at drop off and picked up by an adult at the close of VBS each evening.
Join us and watch a modern day portrayal of
the Prodigal Son, a timeless parable of the lost..., the found... and
the forgiving. Adapted from the trilogy originally performed by Jason
Hildebrand, we’ve added various dances performed to today’s Christian
music artists such as Kutless, Mercy Me, Brandon Heath and Skillet.
The cost of this evening
of food AND entertainment is just $20 per person with 100% of the
proceeds going to support our Youth Mission work. Tickets can be
purchased in the Church Office during standard hours. Seats will be
limited each night so be sure to get your tickets early.
When: April 19th and 20th-6:30 PM
Place: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church/ Family Life Center
454 Fieldstone Rd.
Mooresville, NC 28115
Church Hours: 9 AM-5 PM
St. Mark’s is honored to host the North Carolina Lutheran Men in Mission (NCLMM) Annual Gathering on Saturday, February 2. This event is being coordinated by Barry Ervin and Jim Kiser with Tommy Monterose, NCLMM Vice President. Join the fellowship with your "Master Builder" brothers!
The NCLMM Gathering will begin with Registration at 11:00 am for the expected 125 participants. Lunch will follow in the Family Life Center. Worship Service, with Holy Communion, will be at 1:00 pm before the Formal Opening of the Gathering at 2:00 pm. The afternoon schedule includes the Business Meeting and Breakout Sessions. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm with a Formal Banquet prepared by the ladies of the church. The dinner will be followed by Bishop Leonard Bolick as the Keynote Speaker at 7:00 pm.
We encourage participation from the men of St. Mark’s whether or not you have been active in our LMM activities in the past. Also, if you would like to assist in preparation for this special event, please contact Barry Ervin at 704- 663-7562 or Jim Kiser at 704-662-3544. Your service will be greatly appreciated!
If you plan to attend the Gathering, please register for the event by Monday January 28. You can download the registration form at www.nclmm.org. Mail your completed form with payment to: NCLMM, 1988 Lutheran Synod Drive, Salisbury NC 28144.