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E-NEWSLETTER
 Week of May 12, 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. 

FISH FRY THIS SUNDAY
Please come and enjoy our third annual fish fry this Sunday, May 19, at 5:30pm in the pavilion. This is a great time of fun and fellowship.  Last names A-M bring a salad or side dish, N-Z bring a dessert. Mac & cheese will be provided for kids. Everyone bring lawn chairs or blankets and yard games. 
BUBBLES, BUGS, & BUTTERFLIES - PRESCHOOL EVENT
You don't want to miss the Bubbles, Bugs, & Butterflies preschool event on Tuesday, May 21, 5:30-7:00 pm. There will be fun, hands-on activities for your little ones, and supper will be served. Mark your calendar and come enjoy the fun!
LET'S GET ACQUAINTED!
Whether you're new to St. Mark or just visiting, we would love to meet you! Join the pastoral staff from 11:40 am - 12:10 pm in Room 112 for Conversation & Coffee this Sunday, May 19. This is your opportunity to meet the staff, ask any questions that you may have, and find your next step at St. Mark. We look forward to seeing you then!
MEN'S BREAKFAST THIS SATURDAY
Guys, please join us for breakfast this Saturday, May 18, from 8:00-9:00 am in Room 111. We will share good food, fellowship, and a time of prayer for our church and our community.  Contact Pastor Ryan if you have any questions or if you are interested in joining us.
A TIME TO LAUGH
St. Mark's own Jeanne Fox plays one of the leads in Bethel's upcoming production of "Church Basement Ladies" on May 30 & 31 & June 1 & 2. Come enjoy this hilarious play about church life from the point of view of the kitchen ladies. To purchase tickets, call the Bethel ticket office (574.807.7080).  
COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY
On Saturday morning, June 8, we have an opportunity to follow Christ's example of servant-hood. In partnership with Real Services, a South Bend service organization, we will rake, weed, prune, trim, and do whatever else we can to impact a family in our community. Sign up at the Ministry Center this Sunday and plan to bring your family and your work gloves. 
BETHEL UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC CAMPS
Bethel's academic camps give campers, age 9-12, an opportunity to explore their interests while having a fun, hands-on learning experience.  Brochures are available at the Ministry Center in the church foyer!
HYMN SING INVITATION
Granger Missionary Church (50845 Birch Road) is hosting a Hymn Sing this Sunday night, May 19, at 6:00 pm and all are welcome!  Take a plate of your favorite cookies to share, and warm up those vocal cords. 
A GIFT THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
There are children at St. Mark who need scholarship assistance in order to attend Prairie Camp this summer.  This can be a life-changing experience. Many adults became believers while attending a Christian camp. If you would like to make a special donation toward this fund, please write "camp scholarships" on your check's memo line. 
LAST CALL FOR TEAM ECUADOR DONATIONS
Please consider supporting the members of Team Ecuador financially and with your prayers.  Go to our website and select "Outreach" under "Ministries" for more information or contact Jeff Clay.  All donations for this trip are due this Sunday, May 19. 
EXTRA SHOES IN YOUR CLOSET?
A ministry called "Women in Transition with Purpose" has been initiated in South Bend.  Its goal is to help women transition from homelessness to hopefulness.  One way this organization raises funds is through the collection of gently used men's, women's, and children's shoes.  We invite you to bring in shoes to donate on Sunday May 19, & 26. More information is on the "Women In Transition with Purpose" Facebook page. 
MISSIONS AND OUTREACH AT ST. MARK
Are you interested in missions? If you would you like to be informed about the many outreach ministries of our church, please email the church office and request that your name be added to the Missions newsletter subscriber list.
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:
  • May 29 - Senior Night & 6th grade Celebration
  • June 13-16 - SOS
     
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