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Mark Your Calendar and Plan to Attend Jungle Safari Vacation Bible School at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church from June 22nd - 26th, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. More info to follow soon. Join the fun and fellowship!
The Alexander-Iredell Spring Conference Gathering is going to be held on Saturday, April 26th at Reformation Lutheran Church in T aylorsville. Our NC Synodical W omen’ s Organization (NC SWO) theme for 2014 is Sisters Rejoicing Together and our Spring Gathering Program will be on Human Trafficking. Did you know that human trafficking is a $2 billion a year industry? Did you know that 200,000 children are at high risk for sex trafficking in the United States each year? Did you know that Charlotte is a human trafficking hub? We will explore how to understand and respond to human trafficking at the Spring Gathering as well as elect Conference Leaders and hear the President’s Message from our NC SWO Board Liaison.
Registration begins at 9:00am and the Gathering will begin at 9:30am. Lunch will be served around noon following the meeting. The cost for the lunch is $8.00 and the deadline for registration is Wed., April 16th. Our Regular Offering will be for camperships split equally between Agape-Kure Beach and Lutheridge/Lutherock and the Pennies Offering will go to Leadership Legacy. We will be collecting newborn diapers and baby bath products for the Caring Hearts Pregnancy Center in Taylorsville as our In-Kind Offering. Please plan to attend and invite others to join us as we explore how to respond to Human Trafficking. Sign-up sheets are on the WELCA Bulletin Board (next to the Sacristy). Contact Lorri Monterose with any questions.
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...
The next Holy Grounds Coffee Bar will be Palm Sunday, April 13th, in the Family Life Center from 9:30 am to 11 am. We'll have very special coffees roasted by the Stahlman's as well as munchies to go along.Bring yourself and bring a friend as well. But, don't miss out. Fun and fellowship will be provided as well.
Palm Sunday, April 13th
8:30 a.m. ~ Traditional Worship with Holy Communion. Music offered by Youth Choir and Handbells.
9:30 a.m. ~ Holy Grounds Coffee Bar in the FLC.
11:00 a.m. ~ Traditional Worship. Music offered by Chancel Choir and Youth Handbells.
Maundy Thursday, April 17th
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. ~ Prayer at the Cross, FLC
7:30 p.m. ~ Worship with Holy Communion
Commemorate the Last Supper gathered at the Table of Twelve. Our First Communion class will receive their First Communion. Dramatic presentation by Saintly Acts: “Have You Seen My Son?”
Good Friday, April 18th
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. ~ Prayer at the Cross, FLC
7:30 p.m. ~ Tenebrae Service of Darkness
This service commemorates the final hours of Jesus’ life on earth as he suffered death on the cross. Please enter the church quietly and wait in silence and prayer for the service to begin.
Easter Sunday, April 20th
6:30 ~ Sunrise Service with Breakfast following Sunrise Service ~ FLC
8:30 ~ Easter Worship with Holy Communion
9:45 Sunday School for all ages
11:00 ~ Easter Worship with Holy Communion
Please bring fresh cut flowers Easter Sunday for our Cross
The Marti Estes 5K Walk of Faith has selected Food
for Days to be the recipient for the 2nd year. We would like to have
a team and team supporters. You can obtain more info by going to me5k.com.
On Ash Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church will have a very inspirational Prayer Around the Cross Service that will include Imposition of Ashes, Holy Communion by Intinction, and an opportunity to come to the cross to light a candle and pray.
Our Lenten Soup Suppers and Services will begin Sunday, March 9th and continue March 23rd and April 6th. Soup will be served at 5:00 p.m. The Lenten Service will begin at 6:15 p.m.
We need 12 - 14 crock-pots of soup or chili each evening. If anyone is interested in bringing soup, sign-up sheets are posted in the Narthex or contact Camille Jones at 704-662-0880 or email@example.com
Coordinator - Vicki Etz; firstname.lastname@example.org or 910-209-5734
Table Setup - Lutheran Men in Mission - David Milholland; 704-875-6572
Provide Soup: Camille Jones; 704-662-0880
Breaking down tables and clean up: Please contact Vicki or Camille if you can help.
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, March 4th at 6:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center.
Sunday, December 22nd at 10:30 am
A service of Word, Story, and Song centered around the gift of hope God gave us through His son, Jesus.
Join us for worship as we wait with anticipation, joy and hope for the promise of Isaiah...Immanuel – God With Us.
Music will be offered by the Chancel and Youth Choirs, Luther Ringers, Youth Handbell Choir, and instrumentalists.