Death Shall Be No More
In the sure and certain hope of the resurrection, we share Connie Koiner, Ethan Polasky, and Diane Lawson have reached the end of their earthly lives.

-With a steadfast faith, Connie Koiner passed away on March 29, 2022 surrounded by her family. As the family makes arrangements, the St. Mark's staff will continue to communicate these plans.
-In the comfort of his home, Ethan Polasky suddenly passed away during the evening of March 29, 2022. Currently there are no arrangements to publish but when there are, they will be communicated.
-Diane Lawson, a member who moved away in 2020 to be closer to family, passed away on March 14, 2022. Her obituary can be found linked here.
 
+Rest eternal grant them, O Lord, and light perpetual shine on them+
Lenten Information and Resources
Midweek Services during Lent
March 30 and April 6 @ 6:30pm
Join us for Holden Evening Prayer at St. Mark's every Wednesday during Lent at 6:30 pm. During the services, congregation members will share personal faith stories related to the theme "From Everlasting to Everlasting." During each Midweek Lenten Services the offering will go to support the Circle of Welcome family that St. Mark’s is assisting. The funds will go directly into the church’s dedicated account for Afghan Resettlement.
Faith Formation Small Groups
During Lent, St. Mark's is having a congregational wide focus on small group ministry. During Faith Formation, 7 small groups are meeting throughout the building. If you are visiting or new to our community and would like to join a small group, meet Deacon Katie in the Sanctuary at 9:45 and she will connect you with a group. 
Holy Week Information, April 10th - April 17th
Easter Breakfast
April 17th @ 9:45am
Join us for a special time of fellowship on Easter Sunday at 9:45! Please bring a breakfast dish, fruit, or baked good to share for this potluck breakfast, and place it on the tables in the Welcome Center by 9:30am. You may also bring items to the kitchen and mark them "Easter Breakfast" on Saturday, April 16 from 10-12, and they will be set out for you on Sunday. Coffee, tea, and juice will be provided. Seating will be available in the Fellowship Hall and outside on the playground. 

Interested in helping set up and decorate for Easter Breakfast? Would you like to make coffee or fill pitchers of juice? Contact Deacon Katie to help!
Easter Egg Hunt
April 17th @ 10am
Children are invited to participate in an Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday at 10am on the playground! Children may bring a basket to collect eggs, or one will be provided for them. 
Are you able to donate treats for Easter Eggs? Please bring individually wrapped candy or other small treats that will fit in plastic Easter eggs to Deacon Katie's office by Friday, April 9.
Announcements
Festival Choir for Easter
Thursdays at 7pm beginning
You are cordially invited to make a joyful noise with the St. Mark's Festival Choir for Easter! No experience or music-reading ability is required; just a desire to lead the congregation in worship and have some fun together. We will have three more rehearsals on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm and will sing on Easter Sunday, April 17. Contact Cantor David if you would like more information.
Sand Hill-Venable Tutors Needed
The Sand Hill-Venable Elementary School tutoring program is up and running, but is still in need of some more smart, loving, and patient tutors. While kids were out of school during the pandemic, some fell behind in their learning (Zoom isn't for everybody!). So now, during the school day, volunteers get together with their assigned student to help them catch up with reading or math. These are only 30-45 minute sessions, but will mean so much to the life and well-being of a child. If you feel called to volunteer your time here, please contact the school directly and ask for Lynn Mitchie (828) 670-5028. Or you can send her an email at cynthiamitchie@bcsemail.org to ask for more information.  
Office Closed - Friday, April 1st
The Church office will be closed on Friday, April 1st. Please remember that if you enter the alarmed zone of the church, disarm the system as it will not be turn off as it normally would be from 8:30am-12:30pm on Fridays. Office hours will remain the same Monday, March 28th - Thursday, March 31st.
St. Mark's Circle of Welcome, April Calendar
The April calendar has been created by Cindy. The Circle of Welcome is in need of child care givers and drivers for AB tech. Men as well as women can be drivers now that the father has returned. Some dates are marked off for either spring break or doctor appointments. To find the calendar, follow this link.  If you need help gaining access, please contact Cindy Lauster at 317.435.8405 or cynthialauster@gmail.com.
Weekly Schedule
Worship Assistant Information
If you are a worship assistant, please take a few moments and refresh yourself on the routines of your position either by watching these videos or by reading the linked text within the titles. If you would like to know more about these positions or any others on Sunday morning, please reach out to Danielle.
April 3rd @ 8:30am
Greeters
Dan Dudde
Mary Dudde
Usher
Ronnie Shoe
TBD
Altar Guild
Ken Clark
Acolyte
Clair Niedenthal
Reader
Dan Dudde
Communion Assistant
Diane Hughes
Assisting Minister
Amy Zellers
April 3rd @11:00am
Greeters
Alice Silver
TBD
Usher
Scott Baumann
TBD
Altar Guild
Paula Lindsay
Acolyte
Bonnie Richards
Crucifer
Paula Bradt
Reader
James Aydelotte
Communion Assistant
Vickie Hauser
Live Stream
Bob Mihara
Assisting Minister
Susan Denne
Contact Information
Parish Administrator
Our Mission:
Making disciples by loving Christ,
growing in faith, serving all people
Our Vision:
Experiencing and sharing God's grace as an inclusive, intergenerational congregation through Worship, Outreach, Learning and Fellowship