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Mark Sunday, June 2nd, on your calendars! We will be returning to Sloan Park for our annual Outdoor Worship service. Dress is casual and you may need lawn chairs so you’ll have somewhere to sit during the Worship Service as seating is very limited. The Worship Service with Holy Communion by Intinction will begin at 10:30 a.m. with lunch served immediately following the service. This year, the service will be on the lawn beside the Mt Ulla Lion’s Shelter (directions below).
The Evangelism Committee will provide grilled chicken, hamburgers and hotdogs. All the condiments, slaw, chili and paper products will also be provided. We will have lemonade and sweet tea for drinks. We ask that everyone attending bring side dishes and desserts.
After we eat, we are making plans to have some family friendly competitions and special music. Any corn hole or Kan Jam players? Can you run with an egg in a spoon? Toss water balloons? Please plan to join in the activities. Sign up lists are in the Narthex. The types of activities organized will be dependent on interest. In addition, there is a playground for the children and an old mill and water wheel to explore.
If rain appears to be a possibility, call the church prior to going out to Sloan Park. There will be a message on the church answering machine by 7:30 a.m. whether to proceed to Sloan Park or come to the church for service with the picnic to follow in the FLC. You can also check the church Facebook page.
For those who are unable to make it out to the park, there will be an 8:30 a.m. Worship Service at the church. There will not be Sunday School on June 2nd. You’ll want to invite a friend or a prospective new member to Outdoor Worship at Sloan Park! We look forward to seeing y’all there! If you need a ride to the park, please call the church office, 704-664-5474, and a ride will be arranged for you.
Directions to Sloan Park - at Carrigan Farms, go east (from 150 & 152 intersection) toward Salisbury on NC 150 for 6.8 miles. Turn left on Sloan Road (sign reads: Sloan Park - Kerr Mill). Go 2 miles, cross bridge and the park is on your right. Turn right into the park, then take the first left to the Sloan Shelter on the right and the Mt Ulla Lions Shelter up the hill on the left. We have reserved both of these shelters and parking lots. The lunch will be at the Mt Ulla Shelter with the service just beyond it at the top of the hill. For those able to walk better than most, consider staying to the right along the park drive and parking in the main lot (the lot where we’ve usually parked in the past).
Food for Days ~ Backpack Ministry will start a new program this summer. They will be providing a sack lunch for around 200 children. This will be prepared at The Bridge Church of the Nazarene, 2940 Charlotte Hwy. Volunteers are needed to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, snacks, veggies and fruit. St. Mark's has requested Wednesday as our working day from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
We hope to have enough volunteers that you would not work every week of the 10 week program. We already have some volunteers but we need a few more. This program will start on June 17th.
It goes without saying how much this will mean to our Backpack Kids and it is a very "doable" project for us to undertake. If interested please contact Marilyn Boardman 704-663-7156 or Belinda Cozart 704-664-0325.
Thanks so much for your help! Social Ministry Committee
Mark Your Calendar and Plan to Attend!
Vacation Bible School at St. Mark’s Lutheran ChurchJune 16th - 20th 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.**
Please return your registration form to one of the boxes located in the office hallway, Narthex or FLC. You may also drop the form in the offering plate or return it to the office. You can pick up a form at the church or download one from the link below. Registration should be received by June 2nd in order to guarantee your child’s spot.
Many volunteers are needed to ensure our kids have a safe and fun filled week learning about God. If you can help in any way, contact Ashley Fisher at 704-664-5474 or email@example.com
**Please note that all children should be accompanied by an adult at drop off and picked up by an adult at the close of VBS each evening.
Join us and watch a modern day portrayal of
the Prodigal Son, a timeless parable of the lost..., the found... and
the forgiving. Adapted from the trilogy originally performed by Jason
Hildebrand, we’ve added various dances performed to today’s Christian
music artists such as Kutless, Mercy Me, Brandon Heath and Skillet.
The cost of this evening
of food AND entertainment is just $20 per person with 100% of the
proceeds going to support our Youth Mission work. Tickets can be
purchased in the Church Office during standard hours. Seats will be
limited each night so be sure to get your tickets early.
When: April 19th and 20th-6:30 PM
Place: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church/ Family Life Center
454 Fieldstone Rd.
Mooresville, NC 28115
Church Hours: 9 AM-5 PM
St. Mark’s is honored to host the North Carolina Lutheran Men in Mission (NCLMM) Annual Gathering on Saturday, February 2. This event is being coordinated by Barry Ervin and Jim Kiser with Tommy Monterose, NCLMM Vice President. Join the fellowship with your "Master Builder" brothers!
The NCLMM Gathering will begin with Registration at 11:00 am for the expected 125 participants. Lunch will follow in the Family Life Center. Worship Service, with Holy Communion, will be at 1:00 pm before the Formal Opening of the Gathering at 2:00 pm. The afternoon schedule includes the Business Meeting and Breakout Sessions. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm with a Formal Banquet prepared by the ladies of the church. The dinner will be followed by Bishop Leonard Bolick as the Keynote Speaker at 7:00 pm.
We encourage participation from the men of St. Mark’s whether or not you have been active in our LMM activities in the past. Also, if you would like to assist in preparation for this special event, please contact Barry Ervin at 704- 663-7562 or Jim Kiser at 704-662-3544. Your service will be greatly appreciated!
If you plan to attend the Gathering, please register for the event by Monday January 28. You can download the registration form at www.nclmm.org. Mail your completed form with payment to: NCLMM, 1988 Lutheran Synod Drive, Salisbury NC 28144.
Team Enroth! Now, there's been some dispute as to who was the chef and who was the prep. But, the chili sure was good! Wes and Donna proudly carried home the trophy from the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off. They are already talking like they plan a spirited defense of the title next year.
Jim Davidson's entry for runner-up was also outstanding. So, start tweaking those chili recipes. Time flies and the 3rd Annual event will be here before your taste buds cool off. We had a great crowd as well. Lots of fun playing games well into the evening
There will certainly be another Game Night before we get back around to the next Cook-Off. So stay tuned and be sure to join in the fun!
Additional Volunteers Needed for Backpack Ministry and Soup Kitchen...
Both of these outreach ministries have grown in the last few months. We are now packing for 70 children at Parkview every Thursday morning and serv- ing at the Soup Kitchen twice a month. If you would be interested in learning more about helping with or volunteering for either or both of these St. Mark's projects please contact the church office (704-664-5474) or Belinda Cozart (704-664-0325) for Backpacks or Shirley Locklin (828-478-5587) for Soup Kitchen. We have a wonderful group of volunteers already in place that you will enjoy working alongside as we follow our Lord's command to love our neighbor.
As we finish up our yearly Engagement Season, we have a new t-shirt design to highlight our focus on engagement and bearing fruit for the Lord! Get yours soon and let everyone know that Christ is the Vine and we are the branches. Thanks to Alex Parker for a beautiful design.
T-shirts will be available, free of charge, starting with the Holy Grounds Coffee Bar and Engagement Fair. Come out for the fellowship, refreshments and to find out how you can be fully engaged. Grow your faith and share your gifts!
Our Adult Mission team returned from New Orleans this Saturday after an awesome week at Camp Restore. They truly felt led by the Spirit throughout the week of work at the Gomez home in Donaldsonville. After almost 7 years since the hurricane season of 2005, the Gomez home got much closer to completion. It feels much more livable after the week of work by our mission team!
They will be able to use the Master Bedroom again. They will be able to use the patio door as it should be. They can fully use their Guest Bathroom. Much of the electrical work begun earlier was brought to completion. Some preparation was made for the next crew to be able to tackle the biggest project of them all...the kitchen.
Have a look at their pictures in the Photo Gallery. There you will see God's "ordinary" people doing extraordinary work...through Him and for Him!
All ladies are invited to dinner at Sub Express located at 246 N. Main Street in Mooresville on Wednesday, July 11th at 6:30 p.m. Open to all ladies of all ages from the church and female friends. Simple concept; show up, pay for your meal and make new friends!