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55240 Bittersweet Road      Mishawaka, IN 46545     574-255-9416
E-NEWSLETTER
 Week of September 9, 2018   

FOR YOUR INFORMATION        

Please check the For Your Information page for news of births, deaths, weddings, illnesses, and other situations of interest to the church body.  Email (info@stmarkmissionary.org) or call the church office (574-255-9416) if you want something included in the weekly update. 

Y'ALL COME TO THE HOG ROAST!
You are invited to our annual Hog roast this Sunday, September 16!  Please bring one large side dish per family AND a salad (last names A-M) or a dessert (last names N-Z).  Fun activities are planned for all.  If you would like to participate in the Corn Hole Tournament, please join us near the pavilion after the meal.   
CROCHET CLUB
Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, or other crafts?  Come and tackle your latest project and enjoy fellowship while you work.  The St. Mark Crochet Club meets weekly on Monday afternoons, 1:00-3:00 pm. Please contact Carol Null (574.262.4045) for location information.   
FLOORS AND CABINETS
Great progress continues on our office construction project. We are now recruiting volunteers to help with the installation of carpet squares, ceramic tile, vinyl flooring, and cabinets.  If you have skills in any of these areas and would be willing to donate some time to help during the first half of October,  please contact Pastor David ( 260-413-6534).
MEN'S SMALL GROUP STUDY
Join us for an eight-week study on Colossians on Thursdays from September 27 - November 15.  This will be an amazing opportunity to learn more about one of Paul's Epistles, be in community with other men, and grow closer to Christ.  This small group will meet from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in Room 115 here at St. Mark.  If you have any questions or are interested in joining, please contact Pastor Ryan, or register on the Adult Ministry page on our website: .
GIVING UPDATE
It is our desire to keep the congregation informed regarding the status of the general budget expenses and giving.  As of August 31, general budget giving was $642,361, while $651,231 was the projected and needed giving for ministry expenses. 
EXPERIENCED SOUND TECHS NEEDED
Pastor Shawn is looking for more volunteers to run sound for the Sunday morning services.  If you have skills and experience in this area of ministry and would be interested in serving one Sunday a month, please contact Pastor Shawn
MEN'S BREAKFAST
The next Men's Breakfast will be on Saturday, September 22, from 8:00 - 9:00 am in Room 111.  This is an amazing opportunity to meet other guys from St. Mark, enjoy breakfast, and spend time praying for each other, this church, and our community.  Please contact Pastor Ryan for any questions or if you are interested in joining us.  
DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING
Tuesday, September 25, begins our next session of Discipleship Training.  We want you to understand what it means to be a disciple of Christ and how to disciple others in their relationship with Him.  Training will take place on Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:00 pm and will run for 10 weeks.  If you are interested in becoming a small group leader, or want to know more about discipleship, we encourage you to join us!  Contact Pastor Ryan if you would like to sign up or if you have any questions.  
PRAYER REQUESTS
To share a prayer concern with the staff, go to "Prayer Requests" on the St. Mark Website (http://stmarkmissionary.org/prayer-request).  You may also request that it be put on the Prayer Chain.  To receive Prayer Chain Emails,  sign up by emailing the church office (info@stmarkmissionary.org) .
STUDENT MINISTRIES
ALL STUDENTS
Dates to remember:
  • September 28 - 5th Quarter
  • October 24 - Rake 'n Run
  • October 26 - Black Light Night
     
Important note: Event Calendars are available at the Youth Center in the church foyer! 
                                                  
MIDDLE SCHOOL
Sunday options:
    *    9:00 am Service in the Worship Center
    *    10:30 Sunday School in the Upper Room 

Wednesday nights September through May:

    *    6:30 pm in the Upper Room

HIGH SCHOOL
Sunday options:
    *    9:00 am Sunday School in Upper Room
    *    9:00 am Service in the Worship Center
    *    10:30 am Service in the Worship Center

Wednesday nights September through May:

    *    6:30 pm in the Upper Room
 
Visit stmarkmissionary.org/students for event information or follow us on Facebook,  Twitter, and now find stmarkstudents on Instagram as well. Contact us via email at stmarkstudents@stmarkmissionary.org