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Reformation 500th Anniversary

posted Aug 22, 2016, 11:29 AM by Stan Suther

OCTOBER 31, 2017 MARKS THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARTIN LUTHER-LED PROTESTANT REFORMATION - Follow the Road to the Reformation via or via Twitter @Rd2Reformation.

ST. MARK’S WILL BEGIN REFORMATION STUDIES IN SEPTEMBER with several Sunday school options and a mid-week study. Some worship services during the next year will include Reformation aspects of the “Ever Reforming” study. The study includes history, theology, personalities like Martin and Katie Luther, worship and hymns, current Lutheran church ministries, and then looking forward into the future as an Ever-Reforming church. For more information go to or contact Pastor Dave.

+ Wednesday Mornings: Beginning September 7th, a Bible study for adults is held each Wednesday, 10:00-11:00 a.m. “Ever-Reforming” will be led by Pastor Dave.

+ Early Thursdays: Beginning October 6th, a Bible study on Genesis will begin on Thursdays, 7:00-7:25 a.m. hymn-singing and prayer in the sanctuary. 7:30-7:55 a.m. reading one chapter from Genesis followed by conversation in the council meeting room. Optional: 8:00 a.m. breakfast as a group.

ELCA Gulf Coast Flooding Response

posted Aug 20, 2016, 10:17 AM by Stan Suther   [ updated Aug 20, 2016, 10:28 AM ]

Our ELCA is working to help those struggling with the effects of Gulf Coast flooding. Click HERE to go to their website that explains how you can help.

St. Mark's Musicians! Choir Rehearsals Resuming!

posted Aug 18, 2016, 6:04 PM by Stan Suther   [ updated Aug 20, 2016, 10:33 AM ]

Luther Ringers - Tuesday, August 23, 7:30pm
Chancel Choir - Wednesday, August 24, 6:45pm Open House / Refreshments; 7:15pm Rehearsal.
Joyful Noise Men's Ensemble - Wednesday, August 24, 8:45pm.
Instrumental Ensemble - Sunday, August 28, 4:00pm
Youth Choir (grades 6th-12th) - Sunday, August 28, 2:30pm
Youth Handbells (grades 6th-12th) - Sunday, August 28, 3:15pm
Children's Grace Choir (4-5 year olds) - Sunday, August 28, 9:30am
Children's Spirit Choir (1st-5th grades) - Wednesday, September 7, 5:15pm
Alleluia Ringers (3rd-5th grades) - Wednesday, September 7, 4:45pm.

Please contact Robbie Pearson, Director of Music Ministries, for more or at St. Mark's.

This Week with Pastor Dave

posted Aug 18, 2016, 6:02 PM by Stan Suther   [ updated Aug 18, 2016, 6:11 PM ]

Sunday school Kick Off, August 21
9:45-10:45am in the Family Life Center!
Come and See! 
To volunteer as a teacher or teaching assistant,
contact Carissa Abraham at St. Mark's. 

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer, the perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken up at the right hand of the throne of God." (Hebrews 12:1ff)

This is a verse from last Sunday, but very timely with the Olympics going on. The running, swimming, and gymnastic events happen while we watch and while we learn something about the athletes. Some of their stories get told and they become a bit more real to us. We hear how some of them have overcome obstacles in their life. We hear about their country or their hometown and begin cheering for them even though a few weeks ago we had never heard of some of them. Not every Olympian wins the gold, do they (or even the silver or the bronze)? But they all compete; they hang in there; they all do their best, even when they are at their worst.

And we are called to do the same, not in our athletic life, but in our Christian life, in our life with Jesus; Jesus who came into this world to endure on our behalf all the sin and all the “stuff” this world can dish out; Jesus who took on the devil himself as well as death, the ultimate enemy, and defeated them both; Jesus who promises us that his victory is our victory, a gift to those who are willing to keep their eyes fixed on Jesus.

Speaking of "keep their eyes fixed on Jesus," here's a version of the "Eyes on the Prize" song we sang last week in New Orleans at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly. This track is from one of my favorite groups, Sweet Honey in the Rock:

See you in church. Keep your eyes on Jesus. Peace, Pastor Dave

August 14, St. Mark's celebrated the baptism of Arianna Ingrid Seidel!

​We welcome you into the body of Christ and into the mission we share!

Food for Days

posted Aug 9, 2016, 7:57 AM by Stan Suther   [ updated Aug 9, 2016, 8:00 AM ]

Let’s get a JUMP START on supporting our Backpack children at Park View School. When school ended in June we were feeding 97 children.

Social ministry depends on the caring hearts of our congregation to support FOOD FOR DAYS MINISTRY and other programs that we support. We have heard many stories of how the children depend on this food to get through the weekend.


Please keep this ministry in your hearts and minds and pray for these children and the children all over the nation that need assistance.

You may use a pew envelop indicating FOOD FOR DAYS on the envelope and on your check.

Labors of Love

posted Aug 1, 2016, 12:08 PM by Robert Rhyne   [ updated Aug 22, 2016, 11:39 AM by Stan Suther ]

LABORS OF LOVE – Sponsored by Worship, Music and Arts

Sunday, September 4th, Labor Day Weekend, Family Life Center, View Display Before & After Worship

What is Your Art? Pottery? Stained Glass? Quilting? Woodworking? Copper? Welding? Painting? Whatever your art, all adults, youth & children are invited to display their Labor of Love Artwork on Labor Day Sunday. Please contact us by August 25th if you plan to display your Labor of Love. Let us know how many pieces of art you'll have and if you'll need anything special for setup. Contact: Please bring your art labeled with your name to the Family Life Center on Saturday, September 3rd, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to setup your display. Thanks for your participation!

Sunday School Teachers Needed

posted Aug 1, 2016, 10:57 AM by Robert Rhyne

We are in great need of teachers and second adults.  Please offer your help, our program can't exist for our children without loving leaders! We are looking for teachers, assistants & substitutes to share their love for Jesus by teaching our children or youth at Sunday School.  Will you please prayerfully consider tithing your time for this ministry?  Classroom Hours: Sunday 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. beginning August 21st.   Sign-up sheets are located in the Narthex and FLC or you may contact the church office, 704-664-5474 or Lisa Harwell, or 704-663-7202.

Welcome to Our New Members!

posted Aug 1, 2016, 10:51 AM by Robert Rhyne

Marc & Louise Boggess, by Affirmation of Faith.

132 Winborne Drive

Mooresville, NC 28115


Frances Gamewell, by letter of transfer from St. John’s Lutheran Church, Salisbury.

326 Ponderosa Circle

Mooresville, NC 28117


Rev. David R. Keck, Sr and Rachel Diana Keck, join as associate members

146 Crimson Orchard Drive, Mooresville, NC 28115


Dave & Nina Keck, Rachel and Robert, by letter of transfer from Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Hickory.

321 Colony Drive

Mooresville, NC 28115


Catherine Macmillan, by Affirmation of Faith.

103 Cove Key Lane

Mooresville, NC 28117

704-997-6323, cell: 704-491-6281;

Robert & Kristie Ward, Nick & Jackson, by letter of transfer from Resurrection Lutheran Church, Woodbury, MN

354 Montibello Drive

Mooresville, NC 28117


Chris & Betsy Zangara, Anderson, Logan & Declan, by letter of transfer from Community in Christ Lutheran Church, Cornelius.

152 Timberside Drive

Davidson, NC 28036


God's Work. Our Hands T-Shirts

posted Jul 14, 2016, 1:20 PM 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! 

Fellowship Group

posted Jul 11, 2016, 2:00 PM by Stan Suther

FELLOWSHIP GROUP is sponsoring a bus trip on November 3rd to the Wohlfahrt Haus in Wytheville, Virginia to see the Christmas show. The cost is $55 per person which includes the bus and theatre. This is a dinner show with dinner at 12 and the show starting at 2. The bus will leave the church parking lot at 9:00 a.m. The trip is open to all members of St Marks. Ed Walther is the contact person and all checks are to be made out to him. You can contact him at 704-663-1591 or by mail at 122 Waterford Dr, Mooresville 28117. Your check is your reservation for the trip.

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