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.
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.
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.
Time & Place TBA
Contact: Laura Adams-Wentling
3rd Wednesday at 12:30 pm
Contact: Shirley Weir
3rd Wednesday at 9:30am
Contact: Susan Peters
Ruth Knitting & Handwork Circle
3rd Thursday at 10:30am
Contact: Diana Johanning
3rd Thursday at 7:00pm
Contact: Carol Weber
3rd Thursday at 7:00pm
Contact: Lynn Laux
For Women at St. Mark for the 2020-2021 Program Year
It is February and time for the Women’s Retreat!
Pioneering…A Faith Journey with Grace and Grit, our 2021 virtual retreat
February 26 – 6:30 PM
February 27 – 8:30 AM
The retreat is virtual this year.
You will receive an invite before the event that will admit you for all the activi-ties on Friday evening and Saturday morning.
Come when it works for you and participate as you can from a comfy spot in your own home.
Before the event you will receive a packet of information to enhance your re-treat experience.
Rev. MP Panco will lead us in worship and our time together.
There is no fee for the retreat this year but a freewill offering (to cover materials, speaker fee) will be appreciated.
Retreat Flyer here
Retreat Registration form available here.
For more information contact Mary Beth Powell.
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
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
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:
– large print Hymnals
– amplification for the hearing impaired
– wheelchair available
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
– Stephen Ministry
Additional Community Resources:
(St. Mark Church does not endorse or control the content of pages on external websites)
St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors
Lutheran Senior Services
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested, and we will work on kicking off these new small groups in the very near future.