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“GODS WORK. Our HANDS”
St. Mark’s project will be preparing personal care bags for those in need in our community. Continuing through Sunday, September 6th we will collect travel size personal care items.
Items still needed are posted on tags in the Narthex. Please take a tag or two, pick up the needed items and return them by September 6th.
“RUB A DUB DUB LET’S FILL THE TUB”
SAVE THE DATE SEPTEMBER 13th ~ ELCA National Work Day
Position: Packing bags of food.
Place: First Baptist Church 150 S. Church St., Mooresville.
Time: Thursday 8:30 – 9:30; beginning the end of September (you would be scheduled every few weeks).
Compensation: The joy of giving to in need children and fellowship with church members.
If you are able to volunteer, please contact Marilyn Boardman 704-663-7156 or email@example.com, Social Ministry Committee.
GOD’S WORK. OUR HANDS DAY IS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th
All members of the congregation are invited to join in ELCA’s National “God’s Work. Our Hand’s” Day. Here is the Schedule of St. Mark’s Events for this exciting day:
10:00 am: One Worship Service ONLY in the sanctuary with communion served.
11:30am: All members move to the FLC for community service projects such as preparing personal care bags for those in need, signing cards and adding your handprint to our “God’s Work. Our Hand’s” sign.
12:15pm: Our traditional BBQ will be served, including pork, chicken and ice cream!
Members provide your favorite side dish. Bring a chair if you prefer to sit outdoors!
Please make plans to attend this special day of service and fellowship. What a great time for St. Mark’s members to come together in Christ to serve Him and the community!
Yours in Christ,
Acting Church Council President
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
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If we could paint a picture of how joyful these children are when they receive their bag of food. Just a couple of examples: A little kindergarten girl came up to the teacher and ask “will I get a bag today?” the teacher said “no not this week your Momma did not return the permission slip”. The little girl went back to her desk and started crying. The second story was a little boy in first grade, it was Thursday the boy went to his teacher and ask “may I have my bag of food today I am really hungry?” the teacher said “no but I will give you some food I brought for my lunch and tomorrow you will have a bag of food”.
Social Ministry depends on the caring hearts of our congregation to support FOOD FOR DAYS MINISTRY and other programs that we support.
COST FOR ONE CHILD FOR SCHOOL YEAR $280.00 = 210 meals per student
ANY AMOUNT YOUR HEART DICTATES
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 with FOOD FOR DAYS on the envelope and on your check.
If you have questions regarding the program, contact Marilyn Boardman at 704-663-7156 or email@example.com