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Pictorial Directory Slots Still Open- Don't Be Invisible!

posted Mar 24, 2015, 11:11 AM by Stan Suther   [ updated Mar 24, 2015, 11:30 AM ]

Family Album Sign-Up

If you haven't signed up yet for a portrait sitting for our new family album, it's not too late! Just go to the photographer's web site below to schedule your appointment.


posted Mar 13, 2015, 9:09 AM by Stan Suther

As the Lenten and Easter Season approach, please share your joy of this Season and what it means to you by giving a $25.00 Gift Card.

First, we look at our own congregation for ways to use these gift cards.  Our secondary goal will be to provide as many children of in need families at Park View Elementary School with a $25.00 Food Lion Gift Card for their Easter Meal.  Contributions in any amount are now be accepted. Make your check out to St. Mark’s and indicate on your check and envelope EASTER HOLIDAY MEALS.  The last date for this project is March 22nd due to Spring Break starting on March 28th. For additional information, contact Marilyn Boardman at 704-663-7156 or marilynb203@gmail.com.  Open the window of your heart and let your light and love shine through. The happiness you share with others will circulate back to you.    Social Ministry


posted Mar 13, 2015, 9:01 AM by Stan Suther   [ updated Mar 13, 2015, 9:02 AM ]

The Sr LYNCs are continuing fundraising for their 2015 Mission Trip! We will hold a Chicken Pie Sale March 15th & 22nd; pies will be delivered Sunday, March 29th.  We had lots of great comments about the pies when we did them last year so we hope this will be another success! Again, the company is Mrs. Pumpkin’s Bakery and Deli located in Winston-Salem. They have been in business for over 25 years and have a special chicken pie fundraising opportunity. We will be selling the pies (each serves 4-6 people) for $13 each or 3 for $36. You can choose plain chicken or chicken with vegetables.  We receive $6.00 for each pie sold. The pies will be delivered frozen and be ready for pick-up on Sunday March 29th.   Please see Ashley Fisher or Allison Gray to place your order.  You may also call the church office at 704-664-5474.  Thanks for your support!

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 Feb 8, 2015, 3:58 AM ]

Join your St. Mark’s sisters and brothers as we take the first Giant Step in our Pastoral Call!

On February 22nd, we will conduct 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 is your best opportunity to present what is important to you and what you hope to see in a new Pastor.

The Church Council will be hosting a soup and sandwich luncheon for the meeting which will be just after the 11:00 service. Please note: Child care will be provided so that all may attend. All confirmed members are strongly encouraged to be present and participate in this important and informative event to learn and speak out in small discussion groups about who we want as a congregation to be our next spiritual leader. Everyone’s input is desired. Each small group will be formed randomly and one person in each group will record the thoughts for the group. Each reasonable response will be recorded.

So that you can consider your input in advance, each group will record their thoughts on 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!

So, please join us in the Family Life Center for lunch and discussion on February 22nd. This is indeed a giant step and we need you to make it as BIG as possible.

Lenten Evening Worship Opportunities

posted Feb 3, 2015, 5:03 PM by Robert Rhyne

SOUP SUPPERS, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy soup and fellowship in the FLC between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.
Soup suppers will be hosted by various St. Mark's Committees and Ministries.


HOMILY ~ "What My Faith Means to Me" Homilies will be delivered
by the following on what their faith means to them.


Soup Supper Hosted by Council Message ~ Rev. David Hill


Soup Supper Hosted by Worship & Music Message ~ Judith Fletcher


Soup Supper (Host Open) Message ~ Jason Fisher


Soup Supper Hosted by WELCA Message ~ Rev. Milbert Kurtz

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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