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The ELCA Bible Reading for Today
With the retirement of Pastor Johnny Cozart after 29 years of faithful, Godly service to St. Mark's, we have entered a new era for our church family. We are taking the first steps in discerning
If you would like to learn more, there are 4 booklets on the pastoral call process provided by our Synod that outline the process. You can view or download them by clicking on the above link.
inclement weather the Property Committee workday has been rescheduled
for Saturday, October 10th
at 8:30 a.m. Please plan to attend and help get our grounds ready
for winter. Bring your gloves and a cheerful attitude along with
Posted Oct 5, 2015, 5:53 PM by Stan Suther
ADULT III SUNDAY SCHOOL
if that person you've been trying to avoid is your best shot at grace
today? AND what if that's the point?
in October, Adult 3 Sunday School Class will begin studying
"Accidental Saints: Finding God in all the Wrong Places".
Written by Lutheran pastor, Nadia Bolz-Weber, she invites readers
into a surprising encounter with what she calls "a religious but
not so spiritual life." Tattooed & angry the former stand-up
comic now ordained Lutheran pastor stubbornly, sometimes hilariously,
resists the God she feels called to serve. God keep showing up in the
least likely of people. As she lives & worships alongside these
"accidental saints" Nadia is swept into firsthand
encounters with grace. In a time ...
Posted Oct 5, 2015, 5:26 PM by Stan Suther
does it mean to be a “Church Council Member”? To serve on the
Council is not just an honor, but a “high calling” from God. A
calling which requires much time, devotion, and love. The Holy
Scriptures tell us; such a person should be “of honest report, full
of wisdom and the Holy Spirit.” Therefore, a person is truly
“called” to this high office. If you are interested in being
nominated for Council or know of someone to nominate, please contact
Craig Gill at email@example.com or 704-310-1008 or Carol at the
church office, firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-664-5474.
Posted Oct 5, 2015, 5:19 PM by Stan Suther
Women of ELCA Gathering
THE 2015 ALEXANDER-IREDELL FALL GATHERING - will be held on Saturday, October 10th,
at Amity Lutheran Church in Cleveland. Our theme is I
Am Created, Called, Empowered!
and our program will be "Can You Hear Me Now?" Moses and
Paul heard God's call with drama and flair, but in our hectic and
noisy lives, can we hear God calling us with a whisper or a nudge?
If we do hear Him calling, does our life get easier and clear itself
of all of our worldly problems? Come explore how we can make
hearing God's call a priority in our busy lives.
Offering will go to Bridge to Recovery, an organization
that provides transitional housing for ...
Posted Sep 30, 2015, 9:51 AM by Stan Suther
BUDGET PLANNING FOR 2016
As we prayerfully
consider our commitment to God’s Work, Our Hands, we have an
opportunity to offer ourselves with first fruits giving. This year’s
commitment will assist Finance Committee in developing the 2016 St.
Mark’s budget. Thank you for turning in your pledge cards
early in the budget season. If you did not bring your pledge card
today, please return it to the church office over the next 2
Mark’s budget planning time is here. Please review the schedule
below and make note of special Sundays where together we make
important decisions for our future. May we continue to work as a
family to ensure the continued blessings we enjoy at St. Mark’s ...
Posted Oct 5, 2015, 5:00 PM by Stan Suther
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We are asking the
congregation to prayerfully consider helping our 7th
graders with their catechetic studies this fall. The sessions
will be every two weeks during the Sunday School hour starting,
This is a special time for these students as they learn a more about
the Lutheran faith. We are looking to rotate some of these
volunteers or at least have two sets of co-teachers. Please
contact Lisa Harwell at email@example.com or 704-998-9055 with
Posted Oct 5, 2015, 4:58 PM by Stan Suther