Worship Service Schedule:
Sunday School News
By Ruth Wietbrock, Education Director
Sunday School mission offerings collected fourth quarter equaled $705 and will be given to the LCMS Disaster Response Fund for hurricane relief. This quarter mission offerings will go to Heifer International which works to get rid of poverty and hunger throughout the world by distributing animals as a means of providing self-sufficiency to families in need.
A “Happy Birthday, Jesus” party was held in December during our Sunday School hour. Children sang Happy Birthday, blew out candles, and were treated to snacks, cake, and goody bags as part of the celebration of our Savior’s birth.
Sunday School children participated in this year’s Christmas Eve night worship by enacting the Christmas story and singing some of their best-loved Christmas hymns. All enjoyed this annual Christmas celebration and will continue to “Go Tell it on the Mountain”!
Family Game Night was held on Saturday, January 27, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. This year’s event was co-sponsored by JOY, Youth, and Education to encourage fellowship with all ages. Over 50 people (adults and children) attended this fun time. We enjoyed a Sloppy Joe dinner and had a friendly competition with simple games (including Uno, dominoes, Go Fish, War, Jenga, and Rummy) while mingling and making new friends. It was great to see everyone trying so hard to learn new games. There were lots of smiles and laughter! Our night concluded with Bible Trivia and prizes. Thank you to all who attended and helped with this event! We look forward to next time!
SAVE THE DATE :
This year’s VBS will be held the week of June 4-11 in the evenings. We are going to use the Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus program from Group Publishing. We are excited to experience this fun and active program! Mark your calendars. More information and specifics will come later.
If you buy grocery (and other) products that come with 'Box tops for Education' they are valuable! We have several members who are saving them and then sending the coupons to not only Christian organizations but also many of our local schools. These groups gather them, submit them, and then receive money to purchase supplies of many types. If you are interested in finding out which products have these coupons, use this link to find out: http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/ participating-products
Please place them into Suzie Mailman's or Carolyn Swanson's mailboxes when you bring them to church.
Senior Ministry of St. Mark Lutheran Church
- Larry Wenndt
The JOY Seniors fellowship of St. Mark will gather at Noon on Thursday, 07 December, to get into the Spirit of Christmas. We will enjoy Christmas goodies and favorite carols. We will also hear again the age-old, but always new, story of Christmas and enjoy a 'white elephant' Christmas gift exchange. Join us if you can, and invite a Friend!
Calendar of Planned Gatherings
Feb 22 Thurs: Atl. Area Agency/Aging Speaker
Mar 22 Thurs: TBD
Apr 26 Thurs: Day trip: Biblical History Center, Lagrange, GA Coordinator: Marlene Richardson
May 24 Thurs: TBD