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55240 Bittersweet Road      Mishawaka, IN 46545     574-255-9416
E-NEWSLETTER
 Week of December 2, 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. 

KID'S CHRISTMAS MUSICAL THIS SUNDAY
Don't miss the children's Christmas program THIS Sunday, December 9, at 6:30 pm! Join the fun as Children's Ministry presents a musical Christmas caper, ARREST THESE MERRY GENTLEMEN! Preschoolers will also be performing. 
TEAM ECUADOR 2019
A missions team will be heading to Ecuador next summer, June 28 - July 6. If you are interested, please plan to attend an informational meeting this Sunday, December 9, at 9:00 am in the Preteen Room. Contact Jeff Clay jclay@stmarkmissionary.org with questions. 
COMING SOON:  DIVORCE CARE FOR KIDS
Divorce Care for Kids (DC4K) provides support for children (ages 5-12) who have experienced divorce or separation in their families. Whether the separation happened years ago, is recent, or ongoing, this group of caring people can provide insight, hope, and healing.  Games, crafts, and other activities during group times create a fun atmosphere where children feel comfortable and accepted.  Children may join at any tine during the 13 week session as long as there is space in the group.  If the group is full, there is a waiting list and parents will be contacted as soon as there is an opening.  DC4K will meet at St. Mark Missionary Church on Tuesday evenings, 6:00-8:00 pm, starting January 8.  Registration deadline for this session is December 21.  For more information, please contact Donna Fry ( dfry@stmarkmissionary.org, 574.255.9416).   
CANCELLATION INFORMATION
In case of inclement weather during a scheduled church activity, cancellations will be announced on our website (stmarkmissionary.org), facebook page, and on TV stations: WNDU and WSBT.  Please check for closing information before heading out in unfavorable conditions. 
LAST CALL FOR POINSETTIAS
Order envelopes for poinsettias are available in the church foyer. The cost is $12 per plant, and orders are due this Sunday, December 9. The poinsettias will be used to decorate the Worship Center for our Christmas services. They may be taken home after the Christmas Eve service on Monday, December 24.
OFFERING ENVELOPES FOR 2019
Offering envelopes for 2019 are available in the church foyer.  If you have not used envelopes in the past but would like to, please contact Jane Anderson or sign up at the envelope table in the church foyer.
PRETEEN SUPERSTART! RETREAT
All Preteens (4th & 5th graders) are invited to join us for SuperStart! this March 8-9. Registration is due this Sunday, December 9. Forms are available in the Preteen room. Grab yours today! See Kristen Wagnerowski for more information.
CHRISTMAS SERVICES AT ST. MARK
We will celebrate Christmas in both worship services on Sunday, December 23.  Our traditional Christmas Eve service will be at 7:00 pm on Monday, December 24.
END OF THE YEAR GIVING
The St. Mark staff and leaders are so grateful for your faithful support of the ministries this year.  God has been faithful to meet our needs.  For those who may wish to make a special end of year donation, there are several options available.  Gifts may be directed to the general operating budget which helps fund day to day ministries, staffing expenses, and facility care.  We also welcome donations toward debt retirement and facility improvements.  We are looking at several major projects for 2019, and you will be hearing more about these in the near future. Contact Pastor David dsjoberg@stmarkmissionary.org for more information.   
PASSION CONFERENCE
We will be streaming the Passion Conference live from January 2 - 4 in the Upper Room.  If you are between the ages of 18-25, you are invited to join us for this awesome experience.  Passion Conference is happening in Atlanta, Georgia, and we'll watch it all unfold while enjoying coffee and snacks. Contact Pastor Ryan ( ryan@stmarkmissionary.org) for 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:
  • December 5 - Wednesday Night Youth 6:30-8:30 pm
  • December 19 - Christmas Party
     
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