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Schedule and Services for Lent

posted by Stan Suther

Ash Wednesday - March 1st, 12:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Thursday Lunch Series

“I Give Up” - Mooresville Community Lenten Luncheon Series

Each Thursday; March 2nd – April 6th, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 150 South Church Street, Mooresville

Wednesday Night Lenten Service ~ March 8, 15, 22, 29 & April 5.

Soup Supper in the FLC beginning at 5:45 p.m. Please bring soup by 5:30, see sign-up sheet insert in this bulletin.

Worship with Luther's Small Catechism

Since the year 2017 marks the international observance of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, St. Mark's midweek Lenten series is built around Martin Luther's Small Catechism. The Small Catechism was designed as a teaching tool for the Christian faith, not just within the church but within the home and family. Luther intended the home to be the place where faith was first shared and taught. Studying the Small Catechism offers a way of growing closer to God by thinking on God's word and the basics of our faith. Wednesday evening worship will sometimes utilize Holden Evening Prayer, and sometimes use other songs and prayers. 

Wednesday, March 8 - The Ten Commandments. Exodus 34.

Wednesday, March 15 - The Apostles' Creed. Ezekiel 36.

Wednesday, March 22 - The Lord's Prayer. Luke 11.

Wednesday, March 29 - Holy Baptism. Romans 6.

Wednesday, April 5 - Holy Communion. Matthew 26.

First Communion

posted Feb 20, 2017, 4:41 PM by Stan Suther

FIRST COMMUNION SIGNUPS! - Calling all 3rd through 5th graders: You're invited to sign up for the 2017 First Communion class! Classes will be led by Pastor Dave and Carissa Abraham during Sunday School March 26th, April 2nd, and April 9th. First Communion will be celebrated during Maundy Thursday worship on April 13th! Signup sheets are available in the Narthex, in Sunday School, at Little LYNCs, and in the office or you may contact Pastor Dave, Carissa, or the office to get signed up by Sunday, March 5th.

Building Youth Groups

posted Feb 20, 2017, 4:36 PM by Stan Suther

BYG RETREAT at CAMP AGAPE MARCH 31-APRIL 2 - Carissa Abraham will lead St. Mark’s 3rd-5th graders on a retreat to Camp Agape for BYG – Building Youth Groups – for a fun, community building experience! We’re going to have tons of fun in the woods at camp as we play and learn together and spend some time with new friends! Camper cost for this trip is $65. See Carissa for an information packet. SIGN-UP by Wednesday, February 29th, to join us for an awesome weekend!

Making Music with Shining Light!

posted Feb 20, 2017, 4:31 PM by Stan Suther

St. Mark’s contemporary music group, is reorganizing and looking for youth and adult musicians. All interested singers and instrumentalists (guitar, bass, wind, string, keyboard and percussion) are invited to participate. Rehearsals will probably be on Monday or Thursday evenings, and with enough singers and instrumentalists your commitment time will be limited.

CONTACT: Robbie Pearson,

Monday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary - Informational, planning meeting and brief rehearsal.

Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Supper

posted Feb 6, 2017, 8:47 AM by Stan Suther   [ updated Feb 13, 2017, 4:05 PM ]

Shrove Tuesday is named for the medieval practice of being shriven (being absolved of sins)

on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. After being shriven, the people would engage in merrymaking. In France as well as New Orleans the day became known as Mardi Gras (from the French for “Fat Tuesday”). The day is associated with foods such as pancakes and potato doughnuts. When Lent was kept by abstinence from meat and by fasting, certain foods were not allowed even to be kept in the home. It was the custom to use up all the butter, milk, eggs, and fats before Ash Wednesday. The doughnuts that were made were known as Fastnachts, which is German for “eve of the fast.” Please join us for our annual Pancake Supper Tuesday, February 28th at 6:00 p.m. in the FLC.

Position Available

posted Feb 6, 2017, 8:29 AM by Stan Suther

The Faith Formation and Engagement Ministries Director position has been posted on the NC Synod website. This role will be full time and focused on education and engagement within the church and community.  If you would like detailed information about the position, please call the Church office, 704-664-5474. 

Habitat for Humanity News

posted Jan 31, 2017, 8:14 AM by Stan Suther

Our Towns Habitat has brought the Mooresville Faith Coalition back together to help with two more houses on Burke Circle!  If you recall, last year 6 local churches, including St. Mark’s helped sponsor and build a home.  This year, the homes already have financing and they need assistance with the build.  Our Towns Habitat has been very appreciative of our help with Habitat in the past and invites our assistance again. You can always sign up individually to work:
150 Burke Circle 
February 18th, Vinyl siding, paint walls
March 2nd, Interior trim
March 11th, paint interior trim

152 Burke Circle
February 11th, Framing
February 15th, Sheath roof, attic, deck
February 18th, Porch beam, gable trusses prep
March 25th, Vinyl siding, paint walls

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Cathy Petriano, Habitat's Volunteer Program Manager, at 704-361-8143 or Please consider helping with this local ministry!  Please contact Colin Davis at or 704-650-1451 with questions.

Guardian Ad Litem

posted Jan 23, 2017, 6:14 PM by Stan Suther

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.

Theological Thursdays

posted Jan 4, 2017, 10:47 AM by Stan Suther

7:00-8:00 p.m. Pastor Dave will lead a study on Martin Luther's Small Catechism January 5th through May. The study will use the Bible, Luther's Small and Large Catechism, and conversations of the class guided by the Holy Spirit. The study will begin with the Ten Commandments, and continue through Lent and Easter with The Creed, The Sacraments, and The Lord's Prayer.

Preschool Registration

posted Dec 20, 2016, 10:33 AM by Stan Suther

Registration for classes beginning in August 2017 is open to church members now.  St. Mark’s Lutheran Church families may register by calling the preschool at 704-664-2009 and they have a reduced registration fee of $80.00.  New families will register on January 11th beginning at 8:00 a.m.  We ask you all to tell your friends and neighbors about our preschool program and encourage them to call and visit our website: for more information. Please be aware that all of our classes filled quickly last year.  We serve children ages 2 through 5 and offer 2 day, 3 day, 4 day and 5 day classes meeting 9 a.m.- 12 noon.

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