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31, 2017 MARKS THE 500TH
ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARTIN LUTHER-LED PROTESTANT
REFORMATION - Follow
the Road to the Reformation via
Facebook.com/RoadtotheReformation or via Twitter
MARK’S WILL BEGIN REFORMATION STUDIES IN SEPTEMBER
with several Sunday school options and a mid-week study. Some worship
services during the next year will include Reformation aspects of the
“Ever Reforming” study. The study includes history, theology,
personalities like Martin and Katie Luther, worship and hymns,
current Lutheran church ministries, and then looking forward into the
future as an Ever-Reforming church. For more information go to
nclutheran.org or contact Pastor Dave.
Wednesday Mornings: Beginning September 7th,
a Bible study for adults is held each Wednesday, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
will be led by Pastor
Beginning October 6th,
a Bible study on Genesis will begin on Thursdays, 7:00-7:25 a.m.
hymn-singing and prayer in the sanctuary. 7:30-7:55 a.m. reading one
chapter from Genesis followed by conversation in the council meeting
room. Optional: 8:00 a.m. breakfast as a group.
Luther Ringers - Tuesday, August 23, 7:30pm
Chancel Choir - Wednesday, August 24, 6:45pm Open House / Refreshments; 7:15pm Rehearsal.
Joyful Noise Men's Ensemble - Wednesday, August 24, 8:45pm.
Instrumental Ensemble - Sunday, August 28, 4:00pm
Youth Choir (grades 6th-12th) - Sunday, August 28, 2:30pm
Youth Handbells (grades 6th-12th) - Sunday, August 28, 3:15pm
Children's Grace Choir (4-5 year olds) - Sunday, August 28, 9:30am
Children's Spirit Choir (1st-5th grades) - Wednesday, September 7, 5:15pm
Alleluia Ringers (3rd-5th grades) - Wednesday, September 7, 4:45pm.
Please contact Robbie Pearson, Director of Music Ministries, for more firstname.lastname@example.org or at St. Mark's.
Sunday school Kick Off, August 21
9:45-10:45am in the Family Life Center!
Come and See!
To volunteer as a teacher or teaching assistant,
contact Carissa Abraham at St. Mark's.
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer, the perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken up at the right hand of the throne of God." (Hebrews 12:1ff)
This is a verse from last Sunday, but very timely with the Olympics going on. The running, swimming, and gymnastic events happen while we watch and while we learn something about the athletes. Some of their stories get told and they become a bit more real to us. We hear how some of them have overcome obstacles in their life. We hear about their country or their hometown and begin cheering for them even though a few weeks ago we had never heard of some of them. Not every Olympian wins the gold, do they (or even the silver or the bronze)? But they all compete; they hang in there; they all do their best, even when they are at their worst.
And we are called to do the same, not in our athletic life, but in our Christian life, in our life with Jesus; Jesus who came into this world to endure on our behalf all the sin and all the “stuff” this world can dish out; Jesus who took on the devil himself as well as death, the ultimate enemy, and defeated them both; Jesus who promises us that his victory is our victory, a gift to those who are willing to keep their eyes fixed on Jesus.
Speaking of "keep their eyes fixed on Jesus," here's a version of the "Eyes on the Prize" song we sang last week in New Orleans at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly. This track is from one of my favorite groups, Sweet Honey in the Rock:
|See you in church. Keep your eyes on Jesus. Peace, Pastor Dave|
August 14, St. Mark's celebrated the baptism of Arianna Ingrid Seidel!
We welcome you into the body of Christ and into the mission we share!
get a JUMP START on supporting our Backpack children at Park View
School. When school ended in June we were feeding 97 children.
ministry depends on the caring hearts of our congregation to support
FOOD FOR DAYS MINISTRY and other programs that we support. We have
heard many stories of how the children depend on this food to get
through the weekend.
FOR ONE CHILD FOR SCHOOL YEAR $280.00 OR ANY AMOUNT YOUR HEART
keep this ministry in your hearts and minds and pray for these
children and the children all over the nation that need assistance.
may use a pew envelop indicating FOOD FOR DAYS on the envelope and on
OF LOVE – Sponsored
by Worship, Music and Arts
Labor Day Weekend, Family Life Center, View Display Before &
is Your Art? Pottery?
Stained Glass? Quilting?
Whatever your art, all adults, youth & children are invited to
display their Labor of Love Artwork on Labor Day Sunday. Please
contact us by August 25th
if you plan to display your Labor of Love. Let us know how many
pieces of art you'll have and if you'll need anything special for
setup. Contact: email@example.com
Please bring your art labeled with your name to the Family Life
Center on Saturday, September 3rd,
between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to setup your display. Thanks for
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
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 August 21st.
Sign-up sheets are located in the Narthex and FLC or you may
contact the church office, 704-664-5474 or Lisa Harwell,
firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-663-7202.
& Louise Boggess, by
Affirmation of Faith.
Gamewell, by letter
of transfer from St. John’s Lutheran Church, Salisbury.
David R. Keck, Sr and Rachel Diana Keck, join
as associate members
Crimson Orchard Drive, Mooresville, NC 28115
& Nina Keck, Rachel and Robert,
by letter of transfer from Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Hickory.
Affirmation of Faith.
Cove Key Lane
cell: 704-491-6281; email@example.com
& Kristie Ward, Nick & Jackson,
by letter of transfer from Resurrection Lutheran Church, Woodbury, MN
& Betsy Zangara, Anderson, Logan & Declan,
by letter of transfer from Community in Christ Lutheran Church,
If you didn’t get to purchase a “God’s Work. Our Hand’s” yellow t-shirt last year, we’ll be offering them again this year to wear at the 9/11 event. The t-shirts are available in a variety of sizes, will be personalized with St. Mark’s on the back and will sell for $7.00 per shirt. An order form will be available at the “Unify in July” fellowship time after the services and the t-shirts will be delivered in August, well before the 9/11 event. Order yours now! Children’s sizes available this year!
is sponsoring a bus trip on November 3rd
to the Wohlfahrt Haus in Wytheville, Virginia to see the Christmas
show. The cost is $55 per person which includes the bus and theatre.
This is a dinner show with dinner at 12 and the show starting at 2.
The bus will leave the church parking lot at 9:00 a.m. The trip is
open to all members of St Marks. Ed Walther is the contact person and
all checks are to be made out to him. You can contact him at
704-663-1591 or by mail at 122 Waterford Dr, Mooresville 28117. Your
check is your reservation for the trip.