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.
GOD'S WORK. OUR HANDS
GWOH 2019 was a great success with over 150 members of the St. Mark's family participating in the various tasks which included landscaping, painting, cleaning, properly disposing of outdated medicines, and baking goodies for delivery to our police and fire departments.
Charities we supported include:
Mooresville Soup Kitchen Serenity House
Health Reach Community Center Mooresville Christian Mission
The Dove House HOMe of Mooresville
We have many photos of the day in our Gallery. Scroll down below Church Life photos.
BIBLE STUDY WITH PASTOR DAVE
Wednesday Bible Study, 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Dave, September - November. You are welcome to attend. Bring your Bible to the "Conference Room" on the main floor of St. Mark's, just past the offices. This class will begin with 1 Thessalonians and continue from there in the New Testament. Scholars date 1 Thessalonians back to 43-50 AD. As such, it is the earliest letter from Paul, and the may be the oldest writing we have from the early church. Thessalonica was the capital city of the Roman province of Macedonia, and is currently a port city in Northeast Greece.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
Mark your calendar and plan to attend our semi-annual Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, September 16th from 3:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center. You may sign-up at www.redcrossblood.org. Give the gift of life!
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PRESIDING BISHOP ELIZABETH EATON
Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton shares what it means to be called, "For such a time as this," in her 2019 message to ELCA Synod Assemblies. Download: http://bit.ly/SynodAssembly2019
2019-20 CHILDREN, YOUTH, & FAMILY MINISTRIES
We are excited for another wonderful year of learning, fellowship, and service! Registration and information sessions will be held each Sunday in August in the Church Library between worship services starting at 9:45 a.m. Please plan to attend one of these sessions for an overview of the year and to get your family registered and ready to go! We will cover all trips and retreats signups as well as leadership opportunities in these sessions, as well.
Programs will kick-off after Labor Day on Sunday, September 8th! Children, youth, and families can look forward to the following schedule of activities through Memorial Day, ending the week of May 24th:
Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 a.m.
We are excited that our Nursery during the Sunday worship services is growing with lots of cuddly babies! The nursery is available during both the 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services for babies and any children ages four and under (infants to age 4). We also need a few more volunteers to assist in the nursery. Please contact Kathy McLean at 704-664-4403 (leave a message) or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering for this ministry.
– Meets each Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the FLC. We are very busy at Hands and could use extra Hands. You don’t have to sew to help out and if you want to come for conversation and fellowship, please do.
W are in the process of making shawls for their residents at Genesis to wear at their Senior Prom in May. If you happen to have an old pin or broach that you can part with we would like a few to attach to their shawls. Please leave your broach/pin in the office and we will see that it is lovingly placed on a shawl.
We are also busy preparing plastic balls for our crocheters and if you crochet we could use your help. LNRMC is also in need of crotched or knitted baby caps. We would not need these until Christmas. They would like these in Christmas colors. More information about needs at Living Waters Lutheran will be coming in March! Thank you St. Mark’s for your support. Love one another, email@example.com
FOOD FOR DAYS VOLUNTEERS
Would you like to be involved in a community outreach program that requires minimal time commitment but has a large impact on children in our area.
The Food For Days outreach program brings together volunteers from our community's churches. Each participating church has been assigned a school. St Mark's volunteer group packs meals for Park View Elementary School in downtown Mooresville.
We pack individual bags of food, for in need children, to take home for the weekends. This outreach program coincides with the children's school year, as the food distribution is through their respective school. We begin packing in September and finish with the ending of the school year in May.
We meet once a week on Thursday morning at the First Baptist Church, 150 South Church Street, Mooresville, NC.
Please prayerfully consider being a volunteer. Depending on the number of volunteers, your commitment throughout the school would be one Thursday morning a month from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
We feel this is a great way to help our local children and to have fun getting to know our fellow church members. If you are interested in helping please call or email John & Harriet Kline # 704-360-4505; email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
~ INTERGENERATIONAL HANDBELL CHOIRS ~
NOW OPEN TO ADULT BEGINNERS
Alleluia Ringers—previously for children in grades 3-5. Now open to adults who have an interest in learning to play bells but can't read music.
YOUTH HANDBELL CHOIR
NOW OPEN TO ADULTS WHO READ MUSIC
Youth Handbell Choir—previously for youth in grades 6-12. Now open to adults who read music but have little or no handbell experience.
Adults, if you're interested in learning to play handbells please join one of these new intergenerational groups. It will be a wonderful opportunity for all ages to share your gifts and experiences with each other.
FLOODS, WILDFIRES, HURRICANES, ETC.
It seems that there is a steady stream of news about everyday people suffering from some kind of catastrophic blow to their lives. Many have nothing to fall back on. If you would like to help them during this giving season, donate online to North Carolina ELCA Domestic Disaster Relief Fund. Here is a link to their site- https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=96379. You can be sure your donation is well-spent.
DID YOU KNOW THAT SAINT MARK’S HAS CHURCH MICE????? These “mice” are very special people that are secretly assigned a St. Mark’s college student or military personnel to remember with prayer, notes and small gifts throughout the school year. As mice, I know we are all quite busy. This project does not take much time or money. If you are interested in joining our colony of church mice this year or would just like more information, please email or call Sandie Lown at Sandielown1@gmail.com or 704-658-7639. To assure all students/military personnel receive something, we will also be sending out small quarterly packages from the colony, which we will assemble together.
ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES are available in the Narthex. If you're having trouble hearing the sermon or the music during worship each week please ask one of the ushers for an Assistive Listening Device. They will be able to answer questions and ensure you're comfortable using the device. Worship and Music Committee strives to ensure that everyone has a positive worship experience each week, and one of the ways we can help is by providing Assistive Listening Devices for those who need it. Look for signs in the Narthex.
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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.