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Outdoor Worship at St. Mark’s!

posted Apr 22, 2015, 9:31 AM by Stan Suther   [ updated Apr 22, 2015, 9:44 AM ]

Mark Sunday, May 17th on your calendars! We will worship at Saint Mark’s this year and
enjoy our own beautiful grounds for our annual Outdoor Worship service.  
The Worship Service with Holy Communion by Intinction will begin at 10:30 a.m. and there will be only one service this Sunday. A special group, the Carolina Style Chorus will lead the service in music and worship. Don’t miss this special performance!  A picnic will follow immediately after the service. The service will be on the lawn in front of the church. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets and dress casually. Be ready for corn hole and Kan Jam competitions too!
We ask that everyone bring a large portion of salad, a side dish or dessert. The Evangelism Team will provide grilled chicken, hamburgers and hotdogs.  All the condiments, slaw, chili and paper products will also be provided.  We will have lemonade, sweet tea and water to drink.
This is a chance for the whole congregation to come together in worship and fellowship. It’s also a chance to ask friends and family to join us in a casual, Christian setting. We are asking members to think about who they can invite to this event and prayerfully consider reaching out to them in advance. This event is also open to anyone in the community – EVERYONE is welcome!  

Kids and Adults: Who can I invite? – Oh yeah, I can invite FRANC!    

F  - Friends 
R - Relatives
A - Acquaintances
N - Neighbors
C - Co-workers 
If rain appears to be a possibility, the service and picnic will be indoors, so it’s rain or shine!  We also need extra hands for this exciting event!  Cooks, set-up, take-down and everything in between is needed!  If you signed up to help through Time and Talent, please be ready to lend a hand. If you didn’t and can help, please let Pam Core, Laura Breece or Mitch Abraham know.

We look forward to bringing congregation and community together on May 17th. See you there!   

Spirit Choir Presentation of "100% CHANCE OF RAIN"

posted Apr 17, 2015, 11:12 AM by Stan Suther   [ updated Apr 22, 2015, 11:37 AM ]

A Jazz Cantata About Noah and      
God's Covenant with Him     
~ presented by Spirit Choir ~     
Sunday, May 3, 2015     
9:45 a.m., FLC.      

Don't miss this special presentation by the children in Spirit Choir!

                    100% CHANCE of RAIN                   
 Noah and his family will speak and sing the Old Testament story from Genesis about why God flooded the earth and His covenant with Noah to never flood the earth again.

Do You Want to Represent St. Mark's at Synod Assembly?

posted Apr 17, 2015, 11:05 AM by Stan Suther

The NC Synod's annual Assembly will be held Thursday, May 28 - Saturday, May 30 in Greensboro.  St Mark's has the opportunity to send several members of the congregation to the Assembly to act as lay voting members.  With Bishop Bolick's pending retirement, this is an important year.  In addition to the normal important annual business, the voting members of the Assembly will vote on, and elect, a new Bishop.  The Council will be working to designate the church's Assembly attendees in the coming month.  We are able to send six members of our congregation (2 male, 2 female, one young adult, one confirmed youth).  If you are interested in attending on behalf of St Mark's, please contact Craig Gill.

Communion Ware Consecrated

posted Apr 6, 2015, 8:52 AM by Stan Suther   [ updated Apr 17, 2015, 11:06 AM ]

On Easter Sunday we consecrated a new set of brass Communion vessels.  This Communion set was given to the glory of God and in memory of Ronald Edmund Locklin by his wife, Shirley Locklin and children Linda, Lisa, Jon, Don and Tom.  The pottery wine chalices are given to the glory of God by Don and Judith Fletcher.

Habitat for Humanity Project

posted Apr 6, 2015, 8:48 AM by Stan Suther

We have an exciting new community outreach opportunity with Habitat for Humanity to participate in sponsoring and building a home for a local family in Mooresville in conjunction with a coalition of Mooresville churches (e.g., Central Methodist, First Baptist, St. Therese, etc).  Each church who will participate in the coalition is asked to not only assist in the build of the home but assist in sponsoring the build financially.  They are asking for each church to contribute at least $7500 to sponsor the effort. The project is scheduled to begin at the end of August of this year, so we need to raise the funds by the beginning of August.  

St. Marks has been a significant supporter of this community ministry in the past, including full sponsorship of one of our member's homes.  The coalition of local churches will provide strength in numbers for both sponsorship and volunteering to better offer that "hand-up" help for those that need it.  We will need your help in planning, organizing, donating, and building!  If you are interested in helping or have any questions, please contact Lisa Locklin at 828-308-6422/llocklin@charter.net or Colin Davis at 704-650-1451/cvdavisii@aol.com.

Donations for this project can be given in weekly/monthly installments but all donations must be collected by August 1st.  Donations can be made by providing a check made out to St. Mark’s Lutheran and a note in the check memo line indicating it is for Habitat for Humanity sponsorship.  If you would like to contribute to this effort, please indicate your planned commitment below and include this completed slip in either the offering basket or drop off in the church office.  We hope you will prayerfully consider helping St. Mark’s participate in this coalition and community outreach effort.  Thank you!

Blood Drive April 27th

posted Mar 13, 2015, 9:01 AM by Stan Suther   [ updated Mar 30, 2015, 11:26 AM ]

Mark Your Calendars!  Plan to Attend!  Monday, April 27th  will be our semi-annual Red Cross Blood Drive from 3:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Signup sheets are posted in the Narthex.  No appointment necessary, but appointments taken first!  Our goal is 50 units of blood, bring a friend!

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Invites Children to Everest VBS

posted Mar 7, 2015, 9:46 AM by Stan Suther   [ updated Mar 7, 2015, 10:17 AM ]

Conquering Challenges With God’s Mighty Power! 

At Everest, kids discover what it means to hold on to God’s mighty power in everyday life. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building
games, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around. Each day concludes with a Summit Celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. 

Sunday, June 21st - Thursday, June 25th
Watch the bulletins and future newsletter for all the details!  

A Giant Step in the Call Process

posted Feb 3, 2015, 6:22 PM by Robert Rhyne   [ updated Mar 30, 2015, 11:54 AM by Stan Suther ]

On February 22nd, we conducted the "Congregational Study for the Call Process" which, for you as a member of St. Mark's, means detailing who we are as a congregation, what we value, and what we hope for in the future. This forum was a great opportunity to present what is important to you and what you hope to see in a new Pastor.

Responses were developed in small groups to the following points:

1) Our most important current ministries are _______;
2) In the next few years, I hope we can _______;
3) Our next pastor should be someone who _______; and
4) It is important for the bishop/staff to know _______.

The responses to the final point will go directly back to the synod office to the bishop’s representative, Kay Conrad. The other responses will form our "Ministry Site Profile" which is used to match our congregation to potential pastoral candidates. The profile will also be used by candidates to decide if they are interested in us! As you can imagine, this profile is vital to attracting the best candidates to our great congregation!

Our Newest Members

posted Oct 5, 2014, 5:12 PM by Robert Rhyne   [ updated Oct 5, 2014, 5:14 PM ]

Congratulations to our newly confirmed adult members of St. Mark's! 
Front row:  Cole Jackson, Jaxon Mays, Rachel Bailey, Alyssa Core;  Back row:   Alex Hayes, Tommy Upshaw, Katelyn Dorn, Erin Blaney, Kristin Kerhoulas

Recipe Forum

posted Apr 7, 2014, 4:14 PM by Robert Rhyne

The Soup Suppers during this Lenten Season have been awesome, even inspiring.  We've been inspired to get creative.  So, take note of the new Recipes link in our sidebar menu.  We hope to add many more
recipes shared from your favorites.  Join the forum to add your own!  Let's hope some of those great soup recipes show up here soon...

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