EVENTS and NEWS
NEW MEMBER CLASSES - June 2 and June 9 - 9:15 to 10:15 AM
On Sunday, June 2 and June 9, classes will be held for those wishing to become new members of St. Mark. These classes cover an overview of St. Mark's past and present and a glimpse into where we are headed in the future. We will also talk about what it means to be a member of St. Mark, with an opportunity to ask questions. The classes are held from 9:15 until 10:15 in the Library (it is just down the hall from where we serve coffee). There are two class sessions. Please plan on attending both class sessions, if possible.
Childcare can be arranged if needed.
If you wish to attend the New Member Classes, please contact Carol Pfeil at 636-394-2233, so that we can be good stewards of our materials.
OUR BEAUTIFUL GARDEN BEDS CAN USE YOUR HELP
Spring Has Arrived! Already healthy lawns need to be mowed. The Lord blessed us with a very needed snow coverage this year. Remember last year was very dry and the garden hose was the only treatment we had due to the sun so bright. This is your wake-up call to assist in the care of St. Mark's garden beds. We hear many compliments on the beauty of our church grounds. Members of St. Mark who don't mind dirt under their finger nails and want a sun tan and a lot of limber joints make the perfect gardener. If you are not familiar with identifying a weed, or a "keeper" (plant that we do want), just ask. Every gardener can recognize a weed.
Do you want a limber body? Can you touch your toes? (No bending of knees.) Touch your nose? (With no peeping?) Gardening helps the senior body work like a "teen-agers." Don't we wish? With the Lord's help we can all participate to keep St. Mark's garden a community beautification project. Please contact Delores Silies or Jean Steward
ABC SALE WILL BE July 12 and 13, 2013
Spring is almost here! Time to start cleaning and setting things aside for the ABC Sale.
We will start taking donations and setting up on Sunday July 7 after the 10:30 am service.
Look for helper sign up sheets which will be in the Narthex in June. If you are interested in working in the Seasonal Department or being a co-chair, please call Ann Leonard.
Thanks for considering, and thanks for donating goods, time and talents.
RED TENT BIBLE STUDY FOR WOMEN - select Thursdays 10-11 AM in Fellowship Hall
Please join us and bring a friend, sister, mom, neighbor.
We gather for one hour (10-11 AM) in Fellowship Hall on select Thursdays.
Upcoming Red Tent dates are: May 23
Our lessons will be from: ‘The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus’ by Adam Hamilton
PW BOOK CLUB -- meets in Rm 102
Book Club is a very informal gathering of women at 9:30 AM on the 4th Wednesday of the month (except July). Books are selected from the recommendations of the participants. Book titles are usually available thru the county library system. For more information, contact Linda Doane or Donna Bosenbecker.
|May 22||Honolulu by Alan Brennert|
|Jun.26||The Sister's Brother by Patrick DeWitt|
|Aug.28||Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles|
|Sep. 25||Book Selection Meeting|
COMMUNITY and MISSION OUTREACH
WORKDAY with BEYOND HOUSING - Saturday, June 1 - 8 AM to 3 PM
The Shelter Committee is looking for workers! We will be working with Beyond Housing on a project Saturday, June 1. The typical day runs from around 8 AM to 3 PM and the project is yet to be determined.
If you would like to be a part of this work day, please contact Steve Carmichael or Glenn Knopf by May 26.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE - Sunday, June 9, 9AM-1PM
Roll up your sleeves for a blood drive on Sunday, June 9 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The Red Cross will take donations in Gleason Hall. We need to have at least 20 donors to make it worth their while to keep coming back. Donations are always needed, and when the Red Cross makes it easy for us by showing up on our doorstep, it's a great opportunity to save a life. Make an appointment on the Red Cross website or just show up on that Sunday.
Donations are always needed, and when the Red Cross makes it easy for us by showing up on our doorstep, it's a great opportunity to save a life.
BRO (Board of Religious Organizations) Toy Drive
Spring is here and it’s time to think of BRO while you are cleaning out attics, basements and closets. BRO collect new and gently used toys, books, dolls, Legos, games and puzzles to distribute to 5,000 needy children, ages newborn – 10, at Christmas. Especially needed are toys appropriate for children ages 6 to 10 and small “stocking stuffer” items. Items may be placed in the BRO gray collection box. For further information, contact Shirley Boeker or Louise Grothe.
CIRCLE OF CONCERN
Thank you for your continued support. Your donations can be placed on the Deacon’s table in the hall outside Pastor Steve’s office. Thank you, once again, for your generosity. It is much appreciated!
As Circle expands its service hours, many more volunteers are needed. To learn more about volunteering please visit Circle's website: www.circleofconcern.org/volunteer. Thank you for your continued support.