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Serenity House Volunteers

posted by Stan Suther

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

our patients.  Outside of the four hours, no time commitment is necessary and scheduling can be extremely flexible.  All training is provided and no prior medical experience is needed.  For more information, please contact Kelsey Roberts at 704-664-2004 or

God's Work. Our Hands T-Shirts

posted by Stan Suther

If you 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! 

Unify in July

posted Jun 23, 2016, 1:52 PM by Stan Suther   [ updated Jun 23, 2016, 2:08 PM ]

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.

On July 3rd we'll sing some patriotic hymns and give thanks to God for our freedom and for all the men and women who have served and are currently serving in the armed forces and for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to serve and protect us.

Pastor Dave is planning an inspirational worship experience and will be preaching on Paul's letter to the Colossians which presents Jesus Christ like no other New Testament letter does. For instance, in chapter one, we'll be reminded that Christ "is the image of the invisible God;" "the firstborn of all creation;" and "all things have been created through him and for him!" Oh come, let us worship him and be unified through him and for him.

We don't often have the opportunity for our whole church family to unite in worship so mark your calendar for the change in worship time for July and check Pastor Dave's EMails, the bulletin and The Marker for additional details.


July ~ Celebrate Independence Day singing Patriotic hymns angiving thanks to God for the

blessing of our freedom.

July 10 ~ "Full Flight Take-Off" ~ Pastor Davbeginhis sermon series on Paul'letter to thColossians. Texts for the day are Psalm 25:1-1and 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, anSpirituaSongs" ~ Texts for the day are Psalm 148 anColossians 3:1-17. As we sing psalms, hymns, anspiritual songs let us do so with gratitude in ouhearts to God.

Volunteer as a Guardian ad Litem

posted Jun 20, 2016, 10:53 AM by Stan Suther   [ updated Jun 20, 2016, 10:55 AM ]

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.

The requirement to be a volunteer is to be an adult who desires to help a child in need. Please call 704-832-6621 to volunteer or visit our website at

Visitor Bags

posted Jun 20, 2016, 10:50 AM by Stan Suther

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!

July Sunday School

posted Jun 13, 2016, 2:26 PM by Stan Suther

Adult I - meets in the front, right side of the FLC, at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday in July. We are completing a study of Romans and invite everyone to join us.

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.

Property Committee- Painting

posted Jun 13, 2016, 2:04 PM by Stan Suther

We need volunteers to help paint all of the classrooms and the hall on the Nursery wing of the church.  Although this sounds like a big job, with enough volunteers we will be able to complete this task quickly.   We will continue to work on Saturday June 25th, beginning at 8:00 am. 

We have plenty of paint, rollers and brushes.  If you can only stop by for an hour or two we will take all of the help we can get.  We will be happy to put your children to work, as long as they are past the age where they might be tempted to eat the paint instead of putting it on the walls.  We will also provide on the job training. 

If you cannot make either of the Saturdays that we have scheduled, we will be storing the paint, rollers and brushes as well as a check sheet for walls that need to be completed  in each of  the classrooms that we are painting.  If you send an e-mail to I will make sure that the church is open for you.  Our goal is to have the painting done by July 15th


posted Jun 13, 2016, 1:58 PM by Stan Suther

 – 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:

Food for Days Thank You

posted Jun 6, 2016, 10:44 AM by Stan Suther   [ updated Jun 6, 2016, 10:46 AM ]

As the 2015-2016 school year draws to a close so does another very successful Backpack Ministry effort providing weekend meals for needy Mooresville area children in grades Pre-K thru 12. St. Mark's members have reached out in love to make this program successful. Your GENEROUS response to every request, whether it was prayer, monetary support, holiday meal cards, contributions of needed food items, Valentines, knit hats and gloves, etc., all made helping families in difficult situations possible.

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.

Social Ministry

Prepare for "God's Work. Our Hands."

posted Jun 6, 2016, 10:43 AM by Stan Suther

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:



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!

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