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Pastor David's Retirement

posted Nov 23, 2015, 11:46 AM by Stan Suther

St. Mark’s honored Pastor David for his 38 years of service in the ministry between the services on November 22nd. This was also Pastor David’s last Sunday with St. Marks. He has certainly been a blessing to St. Mark’s during this time of transition! We pray for good health of Pastor David and his family, and for safe travels in retirement.


posted Nov 23, 2015, 11:29 AM by Stan Suther

Registration for classes beginning in August 2016 is open to church members now.  St. Mark’s Lutheran Church families may register by calling the preschool at 704-664-2009 and they have a reduced registration fee of $80.00.  New families will register on January 13th beginning at 8:00 a.m.  We ask you all to tell your friends and neighbors about our preschool program and encourage them to call and visit our website: www.stmarkslutheranpreschool.com for more information. Please be aware that all of our classes filled quickly last year.  We serve children ages 2 through 5 and offer 2 day, 3 day, 4 day and 5 day classes meeting 9-12.


posted Nov 23, 2015, 11:26 AM by Stan Suther

We are in great need of teachers and second adults for classes continuing in January.  Please offer your help, our program can't exist for our children without loving leaders! We are looking for teachers, assistants and 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. Contact Lisa Harwell at 704-663-7202 or lhharwell64@gmail.com or Carol in the church office at 704-664-5474 or carolfeiste@aol.com   


posted Nov 23, 2015, 11:23 AM by Stan Suther   [ updated Nov 23, 2015, 11:55 AM ]

St. Mark’s is now taking orders for poinsettias to be placed in the Chancel and Narthex during Advent and Christmas. Envelopes can be found in the Narthex and office hallway. Please make your check out to St. Mark’s, put Poinsettias in the memo line, complete the envelope and drop it in the offering plate or return it to the office. Cost is $10.00 each. The deadline to order is
Sunday, December 6th.

Blessing of the Quilts and Scarves

posted Nov 23, 2015, 11:20 AM by Stan Suther   [ updated Nov 23, 2015, 12:05 PM ]

On Sunday, November 21, Pastor David performed a blessing of the quilts and scarves. The quilts were made by the Monday Morning Circle for shut-ins, nursing home residents and those in the hospital. The scarves were made by many church members and the Sr LYNCs. These scarves will be donated to Living Waters Lutheran Church in Cherokee and to those in need this winter. Thanks to all who lent their time and skills for this important outreach.

Annual Congregational Meeting Results

posted Nov 16, 2015, 3:52 PM by Stan Suther

Our annual congregational meeting was held on Sunday, Nov. 15th.  The proposed budget was passed, and the new church constitution was adopted. Six members were elected to the church council.

We want to thank them for their commitment to St. Mark's and their willingness to serve on Church Council.  We are happy to announce that the following will serve a 3 year term:
    Napoleon Avery
    Judith Fletcher
    Lisa Harwell
    Brian Van Horn

Stan Suther will serve a two year term and Peter Blinn will serve a one year term.  

We appreciate all they do for St. Mark's and hope those who were not elected will continue to serve St. Mark's!


posted Nov 16, 2015, 3:40 PM by Stan Suther

Social Ministry is organizing the annual fall work day for seniors in our church. We will be available to assist those who may need help with things around the house this winter.  We will be available to offer help in raking leaves, light household projects and making sure smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly. 

There will be a sign up cards in the Narthex and side hallway or you may call church office, 704-664-5474, to request help. Tentative work day will be December 5th. This group is here to help those that need help!  If you are interested in helping on the work day, please contact Colin Davis at 704-650-1451 or cvdavisii@aol.com


posted Nov 16, 2015, 3:36 PM by Stan Suther   [ updated Nov 23, 2015, 12:00 PM ]

December 3, 4 & 5, open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Admission is free, all are welcome. Several St. Mark’s members will have Nativity’s from their collection on display. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7036 McIlwaine Rd., Huntersville, NC www.nativityfestival.com or nativityfestival@gamil.com


posted Nov 16, 2015, 3:31 PM by Stan Suther   [ updated Nov 16, 2015, 3:31 PM ]

Come and make an Advent Wreath on Sunday, November 29th, in the Family Life Center during the Sunday School hour (9:45 to 10:45). Everything will be set up for you and your family to make a wreath complete with candles and live greenery.  There will be Advent devotions available for anyone who would like to use them during this exciting time of year while we wait for Baby Jesus!  

If you have evergreen trees, holly, ivy or any greenery in abundance in your yard and would like to donate to the Advent Wreath making cause, please bring some to share when you come to the Family Life Center (FLC) on Sunday, November 29th.


posted Nov 16, 2015, 3:26 PM by Stan Suther

We are looking to fill the Nursery Staff position for 8:30 worship service. Hours are 8:15 – 10:45 a.m. every Sunday and some special worship service hours. Must be at least 21 years of age, one who loves children and can interact with children of various ages and abilities. Must have CPR/First-Aid Certification or be willing to get it (provided by the church). If you or a friend are interested, please contact Carol in the church office, carolfeiste@aol.com or 704-664-5474.

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