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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.
The Thrivent Seminar scheduled for Tuesday, February 11 is canceled and has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 25 at 4:00 p.m. Stay Safe!
Ladies' Lunch Bunch for Wednesday, February 12 is canceled and rescheduled for Wednesday, February 19 at 11:30 a.m. at Vantasticks.
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.
Join us for coffee and fellowship on Sunday, December 22nd at 9:00 a.m. at the Holy Grounds Coffee Bar in the FLC.
Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. with an Advent/Christmas Program, “The Gift of Hope”, offered by the Chancel and Youth Choirs, Luther Ringers, and Youth Handbell Choir.
5:00 p.m. ~ Family Worship with Holy Communion. This service is geared especially toward young children who are not able to attend the later worship services. Please come and hear The Christmas Story read to the children and sing carols celebrating the birth of Jesus. All children will be invited to come up front to hear the story and later in the service will place their white- tissue wrapped gifts at the manger, their gifts of love for our community.
7:00 p.m. ~ Candlelight Service with Holy Communion. Music provided by the Youth Choir, Youth Handbells and Instrumental Ensemble.
10:00 p.m. ~ Pre Service Christmas Music
10:30 p.m. ~ Candlelight Service with Holy Communion. Pre-Service and Worship music provided by Chancel Choir, Luther Ringers, Youth Handbell Choir and Instrumental Ensemble.
The Annual Advent Fellowship Dinner will be held Sunday, December 15th at 6:00 p.m. in the FLC. This dinner is held in honor of the new members that have joined our church during the past year. This is a covered dish event, so each person attending should bring a covered dish or a dessert.
Prior to the dinner, we will be entertained with the Children’s Christmas Program at 5:00 p.m. in the church. Come join your church family for an evening of good food, fellowship and Christmas Celebration!
Don't be the missing piece in the St. Mark's puzzle. YOU are an important part of our ministry. Time and Talent sheets have been mailed out. Please fill out your sheet and turn it in! If you did not get one, you can download it from the link below or get one from the office.And, there are many opportunities for fun and fellowship, as well. Join in and watch your faith grow. Let's GROW together!