We believe that Jesus Christ came to reveal the fullness of God's love for us, and we continue to celebrate that love through worship, service, and community.
Our church offers a wide range of ministry opportunities. Whether you'd like to learn more, pray more, or serve more, we have a ministry for you.
Making an offering of your financial resources is an integral part of what it means to be a Christian. We have a variety of ways to make it easy to support our church.
NEWS AND EVENTS
SAINT MARK'S LUTHERAN CHURCH WELCOMES YOU!
We welcome you if you are single, married, divorced, gay, wealthy, poor, black, brown, yellow or white. We welcome crying newborns, squirming children and frazzled moms and dads. You are welcome if you sing like an opera star or can’t carry a tune in a bucket, like some of us. We don’t care if you’re more Lutheran than Martin Luther, haven’t been in church since little Joey’s baptism, or if you’re “just browsing.” We welcome you if you are over 60, even if you haven’t grown up yet, or if you are a teenager and growing up too fast. We welcome starving artists, latte-sippers, vegetarians and junk food junkies. You are welcome if you are in recovery or still struggling with your addiction. We welcome you if you have been having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like “organized religion.” We’ve been there too. If you are left-wing, right-wing or no wing at all, you are welcome here. If you are visiting Grandma and Grandpa and they made you come to church, welcome! Likewise, if you are in town to visit a child, grandchild or friend, you are welcome here. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now. We welcome you to Saint Mark's Lutheran Church because we are a place of saints and sinners of all kinds who are here by the grace of God.
ADVENT FELLOWSHIP DINNER
We enjoyed a special time of fellowship and food Sunday evening. The young ones provided a memorable performance!
ST. MARK’S JAZZY CHRISTMAS CONCERT & DESSERT RECEPTION
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15TH ~ 3:30 P.M.
After the concert we will provide a dessert reception for the concert goers. We are looking for all the bakers in our congregation to provide cookies, bars, etc. Please help us make the reception a YUMMY event. Contact Camille at home 704-662-0880 or cell 704-662-4293 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for helping us show St. Mark’s wonderful hospitality.
Young Adults, Adults with Young Kids is a new ministry start for families of young adults and adults with young children. It begins in January during Sunday school. Meet in St. Mark's Family Life Center (FLC) for coffee and conversation on the first two Sundays of January (the 5th and the 12th) to mingle, plan and pray. The goal is to start a new group for this age of parents, to meet during Sunday school, and to do other faith, fellowship and family activities each month (i.e. bowling, camping). During Sunday school the "kids" would go to their own age-connected classes. For more information contact Jennifer Lidstrom and Bennie Stevens at email@example.com or Pastor Dave. Also, check out the new Facebook page "Lutheran Families: Mooresville, NC".
KNIT HATS & GLOVES FOR FOOD FOR DAYS CHILDREN
This Christmas each of our in need children at Park View Elementary will again receive a gift bag containing a knit hat or toboggan, gloves and a scarf in December. If you would like to donate a set of hat/gloves please place them in the marked box in the Narthex by December 9th. The scarves have been completed by HANDS ON and monogramed by Patty Schmid. Thank you so much for your love and support of these special children.
Love, Hope, Joy & Peace
Families Celebrate Advent and Christmas is a colorful deck of cards that is full of rituals, prayers and reflections. Sign up today at augsburgfortress.org or call 800-328-4648 and ask for Families Celebrate.
FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT ~ DECEMBER 1st
9:45 a.m. FLC
5:00 p.m. ~ Soup Supper ~ FLC ~ Please call the church office if you can provide a pot of soup. 704-664-5474 or firstname.lastname@example.org
6:00 p.m. ~ Holden Evening Prayer ~ FLC
SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT ~ DECEMBER 8th
5:00 p.m. ~ Advent Dinner & Children’s Program ~ in the FLC. Bring your favorite covered dish and join us for the children’s program.
THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT ~ DECEMBER 15th
3:30 p.m. ~ Lake Norman Big Band ~ Jazzy Christmas and Desserts First Reception. Bring a dessert to share.
Tuesday, December 24th 5, 7, and 10 p.m.
Sunday, December 29th 10:00 a.m. Only
FOOD FOR DAYS
We still have children in our school system that don’t have food for the weekend. This problem is not going away. The Iredell School system and Mooresville Graded School District have at least 400 children who are considered homeless. (That means no permanent address). We have one school with over 30 students on a waiting list due to no sponsor.
St. Mark’s has generously supported 67 children out of 75 – 100 that attend Park View Elementary School. Social Ministry depends on the caring hearts of our congregation to support Food for Days, Backpack Ministry.
Cost for one child for the school year is $250.00 or any amount your heart dictates. Please indicate Food for Days on your check and envelope.
HANDS ON – will continue meeting each Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Adult I classroom in the FLC. Everyone is welcome to join us, no skills required.
During November we will hold a drive for Living Waters Lutheran Church in Cherokee:
Socks in the Sanctuary
(Packaged Socks for men, women and children)
Stockings in the Pew
(Christmas Stockings for children)
St. Mark’s Saints . . . soup would be good too!
Canned Soup (any variety)
Please leave any donations in your pew and they will be collected each week. Contact Shelby Westmoreland, 704-662-4630; email@example.com if you have any questions or ideas to share.
GIVING IS EASIER THAN EVER
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NURSERY- We provide a nursery staffed with church members who can safely care for small children while parents are elsewhere in church. We offer electronic pagers to parents to ensure they can be reached at any time during their time at St. Mark's.