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NOW IS THE TIME!

posted Aug 24, 2015, 9:17 AM by Stan Suther   [ updated Aug 24, 2015, 9:27 AM ]

Preparation for ELCA’s National Community Work Day. 

“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

FOOD FOR DAYS VOLUNTEERS

posted Aug 24, 2015, 9:12 AM by Stan Suther

Backpack Ministry 

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 marilynb203@gmail.com, Social Ministry Committee.

ATTENTION ALL GARDENERS

posted Aug 24, 2015, 9:06 AM by Stan Suther

On Saturday, October 17th, St Mark’s will host a plant exchange for members of the church and community.  This will be a great opportunity to share and thin plants from your yard, as well as collect new ones to plant before that first freeze!  More information will follow in the next month.  Contact the Evangelism Committee with any questions or suggestions, or if you want to get involved! 

Sunday School Teachers Needed

posted Aug 18, 2015, 7:52 AM by Stan Suther   [ updated Aug 27, 2015, 10:30 AM ]

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 September 20th.  Contact Melissa Walsh at 704-664-5474 or melvwalsh@gmail.com.

God's Work, Our Hands Sunday

posted Aug 18, 2015, 7:38 AM by Stan Suther   [ updated Aug 18, 2015, 8:00 AM ]

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!  

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

posted Aug 18, 2015, 7:35 AM by Stan Suther

Thanks to everyone who has already donated to our Habitat for Humanity project. We are in the final push to raise the funds for building a home for a family in Mooresville in cooperation with the coalition of local churches. They are now targeting to begin the build in early October.  We have extended the date for collecting donations and hope we will be able to achieve our goal of raising the $7500 needed to sponsor the build.  We have raised a little over $5100 to date.  Please prayerfully consider contributing to this important community outreach project.  Simply make your donation out to St. Mark's Lutheran Church and note "Habitat for Humanity" in the memo line of your check. Your contributions make a difference!

Holy Grounds Coffee Bar

posted Aug 18, 2015, 7:15 AM by Stan Suther

Sunday, August 30th, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Please join us Sunday, August 30th between the services to catch up with church members you may not have seen over the summer in a relaxed, stress-free environment. Weather permitting, we will set up outside and celebrate God’s beautiful creation!

Ashley Fisher

posted Aug 18, 2015, 7:10 AM by Stan Suther

Brothers and Sisters,

  It is with mixed emotions that I share some news with all of you.  On Monday, August 11th, Ashley Fisher communicated to the Church Council her intent to resign from her current call and position as Associate In Ministry, Director of Christian Education, at St Mark's in order to follow a new call at another church.  Ashley's last day will be Sunday, September 6th.  We will certainly miss Ashley and her family and thank them for their many contributions to St. Mark's over these many years.  While this transition may be marked with some sadness, we must remember to celebrate with Ashley as she enters this exciting new chapter in her service to the Lord.  We wish her all the best at Holy Trinity in Hickory, NC.  In the coming days, you will receive more information about transition plans, next steps, and opportunities to recognize and thank Ashley.  Please keep Ashley, Jason, their family, and all of St Mark's in your prayers and please be sure to share a big hug of thanks, congratulations, and love with her the next time you see her.  Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns. 


Yours in Christ,
Craig Gill
Acting Church Council President
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
cgillnc@yahoo.com

EMAIL NEWSLETTER

posted Aug 3, 2015, 12:11 PM by Stan Suther

Have you received the newsletters by email in the past and are not receiving them now? Or, did you know you could receive the newsletter by email? Some addresses were lost during the recent hack of Carol’s email. Please contact me and I will add your name to the email list if you would prefer to receive the newsletter by email. carolfeiste@aol.com or 704-664-5474.

FOOD FOR DAYS

posted Jul 27, 2015, 9:48 AM by Stan Suther

Let’s get a JUMP START on supporting our Backpack children at Park View School. When school ended in June we were feeding 102 children. St. Mark’s supported 67 children with FOOD FOR DAYS supporting the balance.

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

OR

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 marilynb203@gmail.com


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