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E-NEWSLETTER
 Week of January 6, 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. 

LADIES BIBLE STUDIES
There are several options for ladies' Bible studies beginning this month. Another session of Renewing Our Hearts starts on Tuesday morning, January 22.  Nancy Righter will lead a Tuesday morning  study beginning the same date. Nancy Dietz leads a Thursday morning group and Carol Schmidt and Elizabeth Boone lead a group on Wednesday evenings. Sign up at the Ministry Center this Sunday. 
LIFE GROUP LAUNCH
Community happens best when you're plugging into a Life Group or Bible Study. Join us on Sunday evening, January 13, from 6:30-7:30 pm to find the best fit for you for the spring semester and beyond!  Come learn about the available groups, meet group leaders, and sign up. For more information, contact Pastor Ryan
POTLUCK FOR 50+
There are over 130 men and women in our 50+ group here at St. Mark.  There are special events planned periodically through the year.  The next planned activity is a potluck lunch on Sunday, January 20, immediately after second service in Room 111.  Each individual/couple is asked to bring a dish to share.  Meat will be provided.  Please RSVP on the bulletin tear-off this Sunday or by contacting Pastor David
MAY WE TAKE YOUR PICTURE?
It's time to update the St. Mark directory.  If you are new to St. Mark or have never had your picture in the directory, you are encouraged to have your picture and information added during the month of January.  The directory app will help you get to know your church family.  Photographers will be in the foyer on Sunday, January 13, 20, and 27. If you prefer, you may email a photo to info@stmarkmissionary.org.
STOP AND SEE THE NEW OFFICE
Please join us for an open house and tour our new, beautiful office facility.  Open houses will be January 13 and 20, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm and during the week, January 14 - 17, from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Please stop by! 
SOUPer BOWL SUNDAY
Please plan to join us for our annual SOUPer Bowl Sunday soup day at St. Mark.  Everyone is asked to bring a large pot of your favorite soup.  In addition, last names A-M should bring a large dessert and N-Z a large salad.  We'll enjoy a good time of food and fellowship right after second service, and you will be on your way home by early afternoon. If you like variety, feel free to bring a muffin tin to use as your personal soup dish.
"MONEY BETTER. TOGETHER."
When love and money mix, things can get messy, but it doesn't have to be that way! Join us for a 6-week course created by Brightpeak Financial that will help couples laugh, talk, and grow closer as they learn about managing money and becoming a better team in their marriage! This course will meet on Sundays from February 10 - March 17 from 10:30-11:30 am. Sign up at the Ministry Center. The first 15 couples will be able to join for free!  
ADULT MINISTRY CALENDAR
The Adult Ministry Calendar for the winter/spring season is available at the Ministry Center in the foyer! The calendar has dates and times for all Men's Ministry, Women's Ministry, and Adult Ministry events from January-May.
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.
HELP AT HOPE MINISTRIES
St. Mark and Hope Ministries in South Bend team up monthly to provide meals for those who are homeless or living in the shelter.  This is a great opportunity to be involved in a local outreach ministry.  Check on available dates at the HOPE table in the church foyer.  Volunteers are needed for the following:
  • Pick up pre-ordered food from GFS (Mishawaka) and deliver it to Hope Ministries (South Bend) by 4:45 pm.
  • Warm-up the food at Hope from 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm.
  • Serve the meal at Hope from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.   
Please contact Jason & Kirsten Marker for more information.  
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:
  • January 9 - Wednesday Night Youth resumes
  • January 18 - Bro Night
  • January 25 - Girls 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