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E-NEWSLETTER
 Week of October 7, 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. 

PAVILION PUMPKIN PARTY THIS SUNDAY!
Families with children 5th grade and younger are invited to St. Mark's PAVILION PUMPKIN PARTY! Join us next Sunday, October 14, 3:30-5:00 pm and create your one-of-a-kind fall pumpkin!  Pumpkins, carving tools, paint, and decorations are provided, and- it's FREE! Invite your friends and bring older siblings along for the fun. This is not a drop-off event.
ARE YOU USING YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS?
God has designed each individual with gifts and abilities to be used in His service. Discover your gifts and strengths by taking a survey at FreeShapeTest.com.  At the end of the survey, please enter your email address & volunteer@stmarkmissionary.org, so we can follow up with you.
GUYS, WE NEED YOU!
We have an immediate need for 4 guys to mentor some young boys in our SALT program on Tuesdays 4:45-6:45 pm.  Mentors must be 15 years old or older. Please contact Pam Layson (pdlayson@yahoo.com) for more information. 
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE HYMN?
Join us for an old-fashioned hymn-sing on Sunday, October 28, at 6:00 pm. Come request your favorite hymns, sing from a hymnal, and enjoy special music. Invite your friends and bring a dozen of your favorite cookies to share during a time of fellowship following the singing.
BUILDING BLOCKS
Whether you are new to St. Mark or new to Christianity, you may have questions about where we stand and what we believe. Learn about the foundational beliefs of Christianity and get your questions answered in a group that will meet during second service, November 4-18.  Sign up at the Ministry Center this Sunday!
ST. MARK SERVICE DAY
You have an opportunity to follow Christ's example of servant-hood right here within our St. Mark family! On Sunday, November 4, from 2:00- 4:30 pm, come rake leaves for members of our congregation who cannot do so for themselves. Sign up at the Ministry Center this Sunday and contact Pastor Ryan if you have any questions.
MEN, THIS IS FOR YOU!
Men, please join us for breakfast on Saturday, October 20, from 8:00-9:00 am in Room 111. We will enjoy some good food, fellowship, and share 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.
TAKE A MOMENT TO SAY THANK YOU
October is pastor appreciation month.  Please take the time to find a special way to show your appreciation to the pastoral staff at St. Mark!  For more information, see  the event page at stmarkmissionary.org
WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!
Would you like to serve in an area of ministry that puts a smile on people's faces?  We are looking for two new team members to prepare coffee for Sunday morning.  Team members prepare coffee once every eight weeks.  Complete training is provided.  Please contact Pastor David for more information about this special opportunity to serve.
A GIFT WITH AN IMPACT
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'.
KIDS, YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!
Children's Ministry presents... Arrest These Merry Gentlemen, a Christmas musical, on Sunday, December 9, at 6:30 pm.  Children K-5th grade are invited to join the choir.  Rehearsals will take place from 4:00-5:30 pm every Thursday, beginning October 4 and running through December 6.  Come and join the fun!   
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:
  • October 24 - Rake 'n Run
  • October 26 - Black Light 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