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
St Mark’s Men’s Bible study will begin meeting on Tuesday September 12 at 7:30 AM inside St Mark.
We will be continuing our study of John using N.T. Wright’s John 26 Studies For Individuals and Groups.
All St Mark men and friends are invited to gather with us.

For more information, contact Bruce Cranston, or call the church office.

Women’s Groups

Go-Getters
Go-Getters is a group of St. Mark women who meet on the second Tuesday of the month for a lunch outing. An annual Christmas party is always a highlight of the year. Go-Getters either meet at church or visit area restaurants to enjoy fellowship and a delicious meal together. (In December, January, February, and March we enjoy gathering at the church for lunch.) If you are a lady in our church that enjoys food, fun, fellowship and friendliness, please join our group. There is no age limit. Keep your eyes on the weekly Bulletin for further information. For more details, contact Jan Graves or Judy Richardson. Or call the church office at (636) 394-2233.

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.

Presbyterian Women’s Circles The Circles meet monthly for bible study and fellowship.

Projects By Presbyterian Women
St. Mark Presbyterian Women’s local projects make it possible to support a variety of local mission projects. Through the wonderful support of the congregation and friends who support the Boutique, Candy Sales, sale of bears, and e-scrip cards, St. Mark PW is able to provide financial and in-kind assistance to additional local and area mission projects like:

PW Book Club
Meeting Fourth Wednesday of month at 9:30 am, except November and July. Meetings are in Room 102 and Virtually, as feasible.
All are welcome!
October 27 2021- Nomadland by Jessica Bruder
November – No Meeting
December 8, 2021 – Hidden Secrets at the Little Church by Tracy Rees
January 26, 2022 – How the Light Gets In by Jolina Petersheim
February 23, 2022 – Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly
March 23, 2022 – A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell
April 27, 2022 – The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
May 25, 2022 – West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge
June 22, 2022 – This Tender Land by William Kent Kruger
July, 2022 – No Meeting
August 24, 2022 – The Children’s Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin
September 22, 2022 – Book Selection

Young Adult & Young Families

Supper Club
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
A lively group of women who meet once a month, ten times per year, for fun activities and fellowship. Their usual meeting day is the second Tuesday of the month. In warmer months, they enjoy outings to restaurants, historical sights and various local attractions. During the winter, they “stay in” at the church for lunch and fun activities such as watching movies, having parties and competing in trivia contests. If you would like more information, please contact any of the coordinators: Jan Graves or Judy Richardson, or the church office at (636) 394-2233. We’d love to have you join us!

Senior Services

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

Chair Exercise
Meets on Thursday mornings at 10 am in the lower level of the church.

Caregiving Committee
Meets monthly to provide support for those who are caring for a loved one

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:
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OATS Transportation
Ballwin Community
Chesterfield Community
St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors
Lutheran Senior Services

Adult Education

In addition to Small Groups, Circles and Mid Week Classes, St. Mark offers several adult education classes on Sunday mornings. Check the church bulletin for the most current listing of classes and times. If you aren’t sure if a class is for you, please know that you are welcome to drop in on a class at anytime.
A well-stocked library containing over 1000 volumes, videos, DVDs and periodicals, is open during church office hours and on Sunday mornings.

Additionally, check out our St. Mark blog Topics vary- responses invited!

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.