Activities and Study Groups at St. Mark are not meeting in person until further notice
Some groups may be meeting virtually

At St. Mark, we believe one of the best ways to encourage spiritual growth, fellowship and service is in a small group setting. We offer various kinds and sizes, and these groups meet at various times and places.
Are you looking for Christian fellowship that will deepen your faith and strengthen your relationship with God and one another? Becoming a part of a small group can provide you with those opportunities.
If you would like to join a small group, please contact the church office at 636-394-2233.

The Prayer Fellowship
Meets each Monday at 9:30am. We start with a devotional and then read the article for the day in the Mission Yearbook of Prayer. There is a period of quiet to allow God to guide us in our silent prayer. Then we give God all the names and situations knowing God will take care of it all in His own way and time.

Men’s Groups

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Men’s Bible Study is back!
St Mark’s Men’s Bible study will begin meeting on Tuesday November 10th at 7:00 AM.
Due to the Covid gathering issues we have decided to meet every Tuesday morning using Google Meet. Our first study will be discussing the New Testament book of James. A study handout will be provided.
All St Mark men and friends are invited to gather with us. You will need to register with Bruce Cranston so that handouts and an invitation to the meeting will be provided.
For more information, contact Bruce Cranston, or call the church office.

Women’s Groups

Go-Getters
On Hold

Presbyterian Women (PW)
An organization for women within our church. We enjoy fellowship, Bible study, and support of missions. Our challenge is to accept the gifts God has given us and to use those gifts to assist in the life and work of the Church. Presbyterian Women is made up of 6 Circles with a total membership of approximately 90 women. Within the organization, a number of “Circles” or small groups, meet at the church or members’ homes at various times during the months of September thru May. Programs are open to all women (and sometimes men) are held throughout the year. Several fundraisers provide money for missions which are named by the PW Board. Any woman interested in participating in a Circle or other PW event is invited to contact the church office at (636) 394-2233.

For Women at St. Mark for the 2020-2021 Program Year

Women’s Advent Bible Study
Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas by Adam Hamilton
This year’s Advent and Christmas seasons will be very different from what most of us are used to. But God’s love for us and for the world in Jesus Christ remains constant.
Join us in exploring and celebrating that love with us in our online group!
You can get your copy of Adam Hamilton’s book Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas, and have it shipped from Cokesbury at this link:
https://www.cokesbury.com/Incarnation-1-2?refq=adam%20hamilton%20incarnation]
Here are the meeting details for our study:
WHEN: November 19th, December 3rd, 10th, and 17th at 9am
PLATFORM: I have chosen the platform Zoom for our virtual meetings.
MEETING LINK: To get your link and join the virtual meeting, contact pastor MP at mpanco@discoverstmark.org.
If you have any questions about the study or virtual meetings before our first session, please contact me at mpanco@discoverstmark.org or 636-394-2233 ext. 117.

Check out Circles which meet monthly for Bible Study and Fellowship
Book Club – generally meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month (see information below)
LITTLE DRESSES – Pick up a kit to make Little Dresses in the lobby Tuesday or Thursday between 10am – 2pm. No appointment is necessary if you are just picking up items or dropping a completed dress off. Contact Sherry Naylor for more information

PW Book Club
Meeting Fourth Wednesday of Month except Dec 9. July and November no meeting.
Meetings are virtual until further notice at 9:30AM
All are welcome!
Book titles may be available thru the public library system
Dec. 9 – My Life in France by Julia Child
Jan.27 – The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
Feb.24 – Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
Mar.24 – The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate
Apr.28 – Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
May 26 – To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
Jun.23 – The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
July – No Meeting
Aug.25 – The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
Sep.22 – Book Selection

Young Adult & Young Families

Supper Club
On Hold – Supper Club is a fellowship for parents of preschool and elementary age kids (and anyone else who wants to join). This Fellowship meets monthly. Sometimes Supper Club gathers in members’ homes, and other times Supper Club meets for a fun evening out.
For more information contact Shelley Lester.

Senior Groups and Services

Please review the variety of resources available for Senior Citizens at St. Mark:

Senior Groups

GoGetters
On Hold

Senior Services

Worship
– large print Hymnals
– amplification for the hearing impaired
– wheelchair available

Caregivers Meetings
On Hold

Caregiving Services
Please call the church when a loved one has been admitted to hospital so that the pastors can include them in their visitation schedule.
Caregiving Services include:
– Communion for the home-bound
– Visitation
– Stephen Ministry

Additional Community Resources:
(St. Mark Church does not endorse or control the content of pages on external websites)
OATS Transportation
Ballwin Community
Chesterfield Community
St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors
Lutheran Senior Services

Adult Education

PSALMS, HYMNS, AND SINGING IN THE REIGN – a virtual Sunday class led by Pastor Dave
Sundays – 9:00 am – class is meeting virtually
Please plan on joining us for our new Sunday morning adult study at St. Mark. First class was held on August 30. You are welcome to join in whether or not you were at the first class!
We’ll explore the history, biblical origins, and theology of some of our favorite hymns and Christian music. This is an educational opportunity, but it is also a chance to deeper our spiritual connection to God.
Please contact Pastor Dave for login information.

Small Groups
FEELING DISCONNECTED?
St. Mark has a long history of strong small group ministry, but it has been several years since we started new groups. We feel it is especially important to provide opportunities to connect during the age of COVID. We will start forming new groups in September, and we want you to join us. Please contact the church office at smpoffice@discoverstmark.org if you are interested, and we will work on kicking off these new small groups in the very near future.