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E-NEWSLETTER
 Week of February 3, 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. 

TUBING PARTY IS CANCELLED
The tubing party scheduled for this Saturday, February 9, has been cancelled due to lack of snow! 
DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING
How did Jesus disciple those around him and how can we emulate that method in our culture and context?  This will be the focus of Pastor Ryan's discipleship training group on Monday evenings, March 4-March 25, from 6:30-8:00 pm in Room 114. Contact  Pastor Ryan if you have any questions or if you are interested in joining us.
WEBSITE SUPPORT
St. Mark is looking for someone with experience and skills in website development and support, specifically with Wordpress, to assist when we run into challenges with our church website. For more information, please contact Pastor David.  
MEN'S BREAKFAST
Guys, please join us for breakfast on Saturday, February 23, 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 GIFT THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
St. Mark has a scholarship fund that enables children, teens, and adults needing financial assistance to attend spiritual growth events such as retreats, conferences, and camps.  Please consider making a contribution. Make checks payable to St. Mark, designated 'scholarships'.
TAKE TIME TO PRAY
We live in challenging days that require strength outside of ourselves. God's word says, "For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened." Join us for Prayer - Invading the Impossible on Wednesdays at 6:35 pm in the church office conference room.
HOW CAN I SERVE?
Lives are changed every week at St. Mark because of the hundreds of members of our church family that volunteer in a wide variety of ways. Our desire is that everyone would serve in some capacity using his or her gifts to help us accomplish our mission. Wondering how you can get involved? Stop at the Ministry Center this Sunday and pick up a "Next Step Service Opportunities" brochure at the Ministry Center.
HELP AT HOPE MINISTRIES
Thanks to all who have already volunteered to help St. Mark serve meals at Hope Ministries this year!  The few remaining slots are listed below. If you are available on any of these  dates, please contact Jason and Kirsten Marker ( jkmarker5@gmail.com, 574-276-6460)
  • February 23 - pick up food at GFS at 4pm for delivery to Hope Ministries by 4:45. (1-2 volunteers needed)  
  • March 23 - assist in food warm-up from 4:45 to 5:45 (1-2 volunteers needed)
  • April 27 - pick up food at GFS at 4pm for delivery to Hope Ministries by 4:45. (1-2 volunteers needed)  
  • May 31 - assist in food warm-up from 4:45 to 5:45 (1-2 volunteers needed)    
  • October 18 - assist in food warm-up from 4:45 to 5:45 (1-2 volunteers needed)   
  • November 23 - pick up food at GFS at 4pm for delivery to Hope Ministries by 4:45. (1-2 volunteers needed)
  • November 23 - assist in food warm-up from 4:45 to 5:45 (1-2 volunteers needed)
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:
  • February 10 - Big Chill parent meeting
  • February 15 - Leave for Big Chill
  • February 17 - Return from Big Chill
     
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