Holy Week and Easter at St. Mark's
Maundy Thursday - 7 pm in Faith Worship Center
Good Friday - 7 pm in Life Worship Center
Celebrate the Resurrection
6:30 am - Outdoor "Sonrise" worship
8:00, 9:45, 11:00 - Contemporary worship
8:30 and 10:30 am - Traditional worship
Upcoming Sermon Series - The Case for Christ
This series, begins Sunday, March 18, and culminates on Easter Sunday, April 1. Inspired by the book The Case For Christ by Lee Strobel. This seeker series is intended to make a strong case for believing in Jesus, accepting who He said He was, and feeling confident and sure about the resurrection. Use this time of Lent and Easter to invite doubters and seekers to attend worship with you. Do not miss this opportunity to share Christ with someone you know, go to school with, or with whom you work. Invitation cards will be available on Sunday from the ushers or the Info Centers.
Current Sunday Sermon Series: Imagine a Church like Jesus Envisioned
This is an important time for St. Mark's! This Sunday, March 11, we conclude our four-part series intended to challenge our thinking and imagination as we prayerfully consider the possibilities and challenges that are before us. We will dream and ask, how is God leading us and how is He directing us? Based on God's Word we will consider the Church that Jesus envisioned and, by His grace, humbly pursue the Lord's vision for us!
Wednesday Lenten Worship Series
The Olympic athletes dedicated themselves to rigorous physical training - and God calls us into training - as His disciples! Join us in the adventure of a lifetime as we are "Training To . . ." follow Him. Wednesday Lenten worship services (lunchtime and evening) will be based on Hebrews 12:1-2!
Wednesday Lenten Schedule: February 21-March 21
- 12:25 pm - Traditional service in Faith Worship Center (immediately following 11:45 am Lenten Lunch in The Crossings)
- 7:00 pm - Contemporary service in Life Worship Center
- 1:00 pm - "10-minutes of Prayer" (Discovery Room)
- 5:30-7:40 pm - Children's/Middle School Ministries (includes meal and midweek Lenten Worship)
- 5:30 pm - Alpha Meets
- 7:00 - 9:00 pm - The Edge (High School Ministry - includes Lenten Worship)
- 7:45 pm - Chancel Choir meets
**Wednesday, March 14 - Family Night! - Children's/Middle School/High School Ministries and Alpha will not meet - Families are encouraged to attend Lenten worship together.
50+ Fellowship Potluck
Join in the fun of the 50+ Fellowship Group! The next potluck will be held in The Crossings on Thursday, March 22 at 11:30 am! This month's special guest will be Greg Clauson of Cedar Rapids. While recuperating from a critical heart surgery, Greg had a 24-minute encounter with Christ. Bring a dish to share and your own table service.
Mission of Hope Meal
Our next serving opportunity at Mission of Hope is Friday, March 16. If you are able to donate food, or help prepare or serve the meal, click here to sign up. If you have any questions, please contact Marlys Fruhling at 447-0100 or email@example.com.
If you know of someone who is in the hospital, has cancer, lost a loved one, had a baby, or just got married, please bless them with this special gift. Shawls are available in the church office. If you know how to crochet or knit, and are interested in joining our Prayer Shawl Ministry, either at home or our monthly gathering, please contact Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Days for Girls
Every girl and woman has inherent worth and dignity. Days for Girls celebrates this by providing washable menstrual hygiene solutions, health education, and social enterprises to help them reach the last mile in their own communities.
If you would like to help put together (sew) Days for Girls kits, you are invited to join in on any of the following workshops at St. Mark's:
- Monday, March 12th, 3:30–6:30 pm
- Saturday, March 31st, 9:00am-12:00pm
- Monday, April 9th, 3:30–6:30pm
- Saturday, April 21st, 9:00am-12:00pm
- Monday, May 7th, 3:30–6:30pm
- Monday, May 14st, 3:30-6:30pm
GreifShare is a grief recovery group that is for anyone who has lost a loved one. The winter session is open for all to attend. They meet on Sundays, at 3 pm in the Library. There are 13 sessions and each one is "self-contained," so you do not need to attend in sequence. For more info, contact Sarah Bartlett: email@example.com.
Mat Making for Haiti Children!
Break out those crochet hooks and join us in this project from the heart - that also helps save the planet! Join us on March 12, from 6-7:30 pm as we make mats for the children of Haiti. Questions? Contact Sarah Bartlett at 447-0100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.