St. Mark Worship
Join us for worship this Sunday, August 29,
for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship with us in person or virtually!
**Masks will now be required while in the building and fellowship time will take place outdoors.

We will be live streaming the 9:30am service on Facebook

Are you in town Labor Day Weekend? We need ushers, and someone to read the prayers. If you can help, please let Jenny know or sign up here! Thank you!
St. Mark Giving
To support our weekly Plan for Ministry, $5,490 is needed each week.
---August 16th through August 22nd giving totaled: $6,056

To support our Plan for Ministry thus far, $181,203 is needed
---Our year to date giving is: $168,807

Thank you for your continued support of the St. Mark ministries!
Ministry Opportunities
Mark your calendars for this year's Fall Festival! It is a great time to reconnect with everyone and start the school year off on a good foot! We'll worship together at 9:30, then head outside to enjoy all the activities! Bouncy house, games, food and so much more! Make sure to invite your neighbors and friends!

A new addition to this year's Fall Festival - Beer/Wine/Seltzer Pull! Take your chances, buy a ticket and choose your bag! But we need some donations. Can you spare a six pack of beer/seltzers, or a bottle of wine? We're looking for all kinds - cheap, expensive, IPA's, light and all flavors. If you can, please drop them off at church by September 8th.

We have a few magnets left! Make sure you have yours!
Registration for Sunday School and Confirmation is now open!
We know it's been a long year of things being different, and we're still in a phase of not knowing, but we are going forward with our plans with a large asterisk next to it. The Covid team will continue to monitor things and will keep everyone informed.

Are you interested in help with Sunday School - we NEED your help! It doesn't have to be a large commitment, but it's a great opportunity to try something different and get to know the littlest members of our community of faith.
Talk to Jenny if you are interested or have questions.
Thank you to everyone who helped out with the School Supplies
and Adopt a backpack!! 
We are just doing Centennial School District now.  Wednesday we handed 202 backpacks to children who had registered in May through their school.  Plus in August supplies were delivered to each school for students that had not registered before.  This could not be done without your generosity!
2021 St Mark Bazaar Update
We are so glad to be able to once again hold the Holiday Bazaar at St Mark on Nov. 13 after the pandemic cancellation last year. The coordinators this year will once again be Susan Koosmann, Nora Hemquist and Cindy Huseby. Consistent with our past schedule, letters were emailed to our loyal vendors last week and we are eagerly awaiting their responses. We are also very grateful for the long list of volunteers willing to help with the Bazaar this year. We will be contacting the volunteers in the weeks to come. If you wanted to help and haven’t yet signed up just let us know what you would like to do. More hands can always be used for signs, set up and clean up. If you should have any questions or concerns please address them directly to Susan, Nora or Cindy. 
Livestream Update
If you would like to help offset the cost, please put ‘Sound System Move” on your donation or using the online donation line names Sound System Move. The remaining amount will come from the capital improvements fund.

If you have any questions, please let the council know.
Our lives are made up of small, daily decisions that eventually shape our character. Jesus highlights this principle in Luke 16:10, “Whoever is faithful in little things will be faithful in large ones.” 
We are inviting each of you to participate in monthly experiment that will engage and encourage you to look at stewardship in a whole new way.

We are roughly half way through our yearly Stewardship Experiments and we couldn't be more excited to hear your reflections. Below you will find a recap of the experiments and a chance to fill in your thoughts and experiences for each one so far. If you missed a few months, just let us know, we have extras!

September's experiment is ready for pick up! Prayer is an important part of our faith and this month we're giving you some resources to say some prayers for our neighbors.
If you haven't picked up the last few months of experiments, they are available at church
This week we are praying for:

-Don Pouchnik and family, as they grieve the loss of his cousin Bill Vornwald.
-Christine Nelson and family, as they grieve the loss of her father, Denny Johnson.
-Robbin Sonnenberg, in her new diagnosis of colon cancer and perforated bowel.
-Karen Willy and family, as they grieve the loss of her sister-in-law, Jeanette.
-Lisa Hutchinson's sister-in-law, Susan Bushey (and family) who is starting cancer treatment.
-Yvonne Guptill
-Sherry, Kathie Wilkinson's sister
-Verna Wood
-Joanne Hanson's sister, Wendy Brown who is going through chemo treatments.
-Sandy Borchert
-Sue Frieburg
-Paula Forester's cousin's Sandie and Mark.
-Mashell Olsen, Sheri Hanson's friend who was recently diagnosed with a metastatic tumor.
-Shannon Cleary, Cheryl Collard's family friend
-Leslie Pracht
-Dave Wilkenson, as he heals from recent knee surgery

If you'd like to be added to the prayer chain, please contact Jenny at
Lawn Mowers and Grounds Maintenance
We would like to give thanks to David Svardahl for mowing the lawn this week! Brad Ten Haken, you are up this week.
Worship Volunteers
The schedule for greeters, ushers, lectors, prayers and communion assistants is now out for the remainder of the year. You can find a copy of it here.

Are you interested in being added to this list? Send Jenny an email and she will make sure you get added into the rotation that starts in January 2022.

We are still in need of some volunteers to be Worship Hosts (someone, besides Pastor Mollie or Jenny, that makes sure all of our greeters, ushers, lectors, and reader of the prayers are in worship that morning). If you're interested, sign up here. Thanks!
This Week at St. Mark
Monday August 30
Office Hours: 10-3pm
Tuesday August 31
Office Hours: 10-3 pm
Staff Meeting: 10:30am
Wednesday September 1
Office Hours: 10-3pm
Thursday September 2
Morning Quilters: 9:30am
Saturday September 4
AA: 10:30am
Sunday September 5
Worship at 9:30am
Worship Attendance
Average Worship Attendance: 200
August 15: 164
August 8: 139
August 1: 134
July 25:123
Total number includes online and in person
St. Mark Giving

To support our 2021 Plan For Ministry, our year to date offering should be: $181,203

Year to Date Giving: $168,807
Growing Together in God's Love to Serve Others
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