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55240 Bittersweet Road      Mishawaka, IN 46545     574-255-9416
E-NEWSLETTER
 Week of March 10, 2019    

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. 

2018 ANNUAL REPORT
If you would like a copy of the 2018 Annual Report, click HERE. They will also be available at the Ministry Center this Sunday. 
WEDNESDAY LADIES' BIBLE STUDY
Life doesn't always go as we expect or hope it will, and in those times what do we do?  Join the Wednesday Ladies' Bible Study as they discuss this topic and read, It's Not Supposed to be This Way by Lisa Terkeurst and learn from her story. This group meets Wednesday evenings in Room 112 starting at 6:45 pm. Contact Carol Schmidt at dcmsschmidt@sbcglobal.net for more information. 
VOLUNTEER MOWERS NEEDED
Since building on this property, we have been so blessed to have volunteers keep the grass mowed throughout the whole growing season.  We generally have about 10 people/pairs who mow once every eight weeks.  If you would like more information about this ministry, check 'mowing' on the bulletin tear-off this Sunday and drop it in the offering plate, see Pastor David at the Ministry Center on Sunday, or contact him by clicking here: Pastor David.
PARKING LOT EXPANSION NEEDED
We are in need of more parking spaces to accommodate our growing congregation. There are currently funds available to expand our parking lot by 70 spaces; however, we would like to increase it by 100 spaces. Would you prayerfully consider making a donation to the parking lot fund, over and above your regular contribution? If you have questions, please contact Executive Pastor, David Sjoberg.
IF YOU ARE ARE 50 OR OLDER
The 50+ group has more activities coming up, including a trip to a Sight and Sound Theatre production in Pennsylvania.  If you would like to be added to the email list, contact Pastor David.  
SING IN THE CHOIR!
An Easter choir is planned for Sunday, April 21. This choir is open to middle school students through adults. Rehearsals will begin this Sunday, March 10, immediately after second service, in Room 112. For more information, please contact Katie Holtgren (574.257.3878).
EASTER LILLIES
Order envelopes for Easter lilies are available at the Ministry Center in the church foyer. The cost is $12 per plant, and orders are due Sunday, March 31. The lilies can be purchased in honor or memory of a loved one and will be used to decorate the Worship Center for Easter. They may be taken home after church on Sunday, April 21. 
HAVE YOU SIGNED UP YET?
We LOVE our volunteers at St. Mark! If you volunteer in any capacity at our church, please plan to attend a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on March 24, 6:00-7:30pm. Sign up in the church foyer or by email ( volunteer@stmarkmissionary.org). Free childcare will be available. Don't miss this fun, entertaining evening! 
YES, LORD!
Passion is more than a feeling. Passion is saying goodbye to lesser things and saying yes to Jesus, the One whose name is above every name. If you are between the ages of 18-25, you are invited to join us at Passion Conference in Atlanta, Georgia from December 21-January 2. To register or for more information, visit  www.268generation.com. Contact Pastor Ryan for any questions. 
LADIES' EVENT
"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?" (Isaiah 43:19) Come celebrate newness in Christ at the annual Ladies' Brunch on Saturday, April 13, from 10:00 am to noon in the church foyer. Invite your daughter, your mom, your sister-in-law, and your friends to enjoy food, laughter, and community! Last names A-M, please bring a main dish to pass; last names N-Z, a side dish or dessert. Sign up at the Ministry Center. 
LIFE GROUP FOR SINGLE MOMS
Being a parent is tough, and being a single parent is even tougher. Wendy Ghighi invites single moms from St. Mark to join her for a life group on Sunday mornings in the office conference room from 9:00-10:00 am. This group will start on March 17 and will read and discuss  The Single Mom and Her Roller Coaster Emotions by Pam Kanaly. Please contact Wendy (574.274.7725) for more information or to sign up.
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:
  • March 27 - Night of Worship
  • April 1-5 - Spring Break events TBA
     
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