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If you could not be at the Congregational Study on 2/22, then the following link will allow you to share your thoughts. Paper forms are available at the church office as well. Keep in mind that the input should be from confirmed members only! Also, we have a tight timetable to receive this with a due date of Friday, 2/27.Share your input HERE
Due to safety concerns with the winter weather, the Ash Wednesday service is cancelled. Also, the Fellowship Luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 19th is also cancelled. Stay safe and warm!
Due to the icy conditions, the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is cancelled. Stay safe and warm!
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.
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.
HOLDEN EVENING PRAYER, 6:15 p.m.
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
Valentine’ s Day is fast approaching and St. Lutheran Men in Mission (LMM) will be hosting the Valentine’s Breakfast for the women of the church on Saturday, February 14th at 9:00 a.m. in the Family Life Center (FLC).
Sign-up sheets are on the WELCA bulletin board (next to the Sacristy) & on the FLC bulletin board. Deadline to register is Sunday, February 11th. Walk- ins are more than welcome, but LMM buys all the pre-registered women a rose as a gift, so be sure to sign up if you want a rose. There will also be several door prizes with a special door prize for our younger participants, so bring your daughters & granddaughters, too!
This event is open to ALL the women of the church and it’s a wonderful opportunity to bring a friend to St. Mark’s. Put February 14th on your calendar and join us for a morning of good food and better fellowship
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
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