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Ash Wednesday - March 1st, 12:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Thursday Lunch Series
“I Give Up” - Mooresville Community Lenten Luncheon Series
Each Thursday; March 2nd – April 6th, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 150 South Church Street, Mooresville
Wednesday Night Lenten Service ~ March 8, 15, 22, 29 & April 5.
Soup Supper in the FLC beginning at 5:45 p.m. Please bring soup by 5:30, see sign-up sheet insert in this bulletin.
Worship with Luther's Small Catechism
Since the year 2017 marks the international observance of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, St. Mark's midweek Lenten series is built around Martin Luther's Small Catechism. The Small Catechism was designed as a teaching tool for the Christian faith, not just within the church but within the home and family. Luther intended the home to be the place where faith was first shared and taught. Studying the Small Catechism offers a way of growing closer to God by thinking on God's word and the basics of our faith. Wednesday evening worship will sometimes utilize Holden Evening Prayer, and sometimes use other songs and prayers.
Wednesday, March 8 - The Ten Commandments. Exodus 34.
Wednesday, March 15 - The Apostles' Creed. Ezekiel 36.
Wednesday, March 22 - The Lord's Prayer. Luke 11.
Wednesday, March 29 - Holy Baptism. Romans 6.
Wednesday, April 5 - Holy Communion. Matthew 26.
BYG RETREAT at CAMP AGAPE MARCH 31-APRIL 2 - Carissa Abraham will lead St. Mark’s 3rd-5th graders on a retreat to Camp Agape for BYG – Building Youth Groups – for a fun, community building experience! We’re going to have tons of fun in the woods at camp as we play and learn together and spend some time with new friends! Camper cost for this trip is $65. See Carissa for an information packet. SIGN-UP by Wednesday, February 29th, to join us for an awesome weekend!
St. Mark’s contemporary music group, is reorganizing and looking for youth and adult musicians. All interested singers and instrumentalists (guitar, bass, wind, string, keyboard and percussion) are invited to participate. Rehearsals will probably be on Monday or Thursday evenings, and with enough singers and instrumentalists your commitment time will be limited.
CONTACT: Robbie Pearson, email@example.com
Monday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary - Informational, planning meeting and brief rehearsal.
Shrove Tuesday is named for the medieval practice of being shriven (being absolved of sins)
The Faith Formation and Engagement Ministries Director position has been posted on the NC Synod website. This role will be full time and focused on education and engagement within the church and community. If you would like detailed information about the position, please call the Church office, 704-664-5474.
Our Towns Habitat has brought the Mooresville Faith Coalition back together to help with two more houses on Burke Circle! If you recall, last year 6 local churches, including St. Mark’s helped sponsor and build a home. This year, the homes already have financing and they need assistance with the build. Our Towns Habitat has been very appreciative of our help with Habitat in the past and invites our assistance again. You can always sign up individually to work:
150 Burke Circle
March 2nd, Interior trim
March 11th, paint interior trim
152 Burke Circle
February 11th, Framing
February 15th, Sheath roof, attic, deck
February 18th, Porch beam, gable trusses prep
March 25th, Vinyl siding, paint walls
For more information or to volunteer, please contact Cathy Petriano, Habitat's Volunteer Program Manager, at 704-361-8143 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please consider helping with this local ministry! Please contact Colin Davis at email@example.com or 704-650-1451 with questions.
The first thing the volunteer Guardian ad Litem will do is to get to know the child. They will want to know the child’s needs and wishes. Then they make recommendations to the Court. Each child has different circumstances and wishes. Volunteers are the voice of the child in court. Presently there are 41 children in Iredell waiting for a Guardian ad Litem. The Iredell GAL program needs more volunteers.
7:00-8:00 p.m. Pastor Dave will lead a study on Martin Luther's Small Catechism January 5th through May. The study will use the Bible, Luther's Small and Large Catechism, and conversations of the class guided by the Holy Spirit. The study will begin with the Ten Commandments, and continue through Lent and Easter with The Creed, The Sacraments, and The Lord's Prayer.