St. Mark Worship
Join us for worship this Sunday,
January 31st, for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Worship at 10:00 am on Facebook.

You may find the order of Worship here.


Worship videos and materials can be found on our website and Facebook page. There are also materials for children on our website.

You may find our Facebook page here.
Head to our website by clicking here.
February 7th - Annual Meeting via Zoom at 11am
Zoom Instructions (link included in this document)

If you would like a paper copy, you can pick those up on:
February 1st from 11-3pm
and February 2nd from 11-3pm

If you'd like one delivered, please contact the office to set up a time.

Our meeting will take place via Zoom this year.
But did you know that you can call into that meeting as well?
If you have ANY questions please contact Jenny or Pastor Mollie.
We are more than willing to help in anyway possible to ensure you're able to attend the meeting.
Ministry Opportunities
You can pick up your 2021 Offering Envelopes now at church!
The office will be open Monday and Tuesday this week if
you'd like to stop by and pick them up.
Or please let the office know if you'd us to deliver/mail them.
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.” 

At the annual meeting, you will be introduced to a new way of thinking about stewardship. We are inviting each of you to participate in monthly experiment that will engage you in a whole new way.


Each month, we will let you know when the next experiment will be ready for either pick up or delivery. For the March experiment, you can start picking those up the week of February 15th.

Join us as we begin to look at stewardship in our everyday lives and how we can live through that together.
Confirmation Wednesday February 3
The Apostles Creed, Article 2
5:30-6:30pm
**An email will be sent out with this information as well**


Sunday School will also resume the beginning of February.
Again and Again
A Lenten Refrain
In Lent, we’re reminded that, again and again, suffering and brokenness find us. We doubt again, we lament again, we mess up again. Again and again, the story of Jesus on the cross repeats. And yet, in the midst of the motion blur chaos of our lives, God offers a sacred refrain: “I choose you, I love you, I will lead you to repair.” Again and again, God breaks the cycle and offers us a new way forward.

Even though we are worshiping apart, we come to God again and again with our prayers, our dreams, our hopes, and our doubts. Even if from a distance, we will continue to be community to one another—especially when it’s hard—by choosing each other over and over again. We will continue to love God with the same persistence God chooses and claims us.

Each week during lent, we will explore this theme during our Wednesday services (small online devotional time) and Sunday mornings. There is a weekly devo that you can pick up on Ash Wednesday during our Drive Thru event.

Join us this Lent as again and again, we bring all of who we are to God and trust that God will meet us, time and again, along the way.
Covid-19 has presented another challenge to the social ministry team.  If we were together, you would hear the rattle of coins in cans or pans at St Mark. That money would be donated to the local food shelf to feed & nourish community members. 
How can you help with this THIS year?
Mail or bring cash or checks to church. Note “Souper Bowl” in the memo line or giving envelope. As you think about the Super Bowl on February 7th, Pause to remember those less fortunate who are worried about their next meal. This is an opportunity to remember your neighbor with generosity and kindness.
Another Adult Education opportunity will start in February as well!

Have You Thought About... is a time for all adults to join together (via zoom) to dig in and explore topics you may not have thought about before.

The first meeting will be on Monday February 15th at 6:30pm and the topic is Called to love as God loves unconditionally.

This week we are praying for:

-Mashell Olsen, Sheri Hanson's friend who was recently diagnosed with a metastatic tumor.
-Ginny Hestekind and family
-Shannon Cleary, Cheryl Collard's family friend
-Larry Riel - healing from a fall
-Leslie Pracht
-Dave Wilkenson, as he heals from recent knee surgery
-Joanne and Dave Koch’s daughter, Heather, who has been going through aggressive chemo for breast cancer.  
-Karen Willy’s sister-in-law, Jeanette, with her new diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
-Paul Thomascak and family, as he goes through chemo treatments.


If you'd like to be added to the prayer chain, please contact Jenny at office@stmarkcp.org
Do you need some help running errands?
We have some volunteers that would love to help you!
Email Jenny (office@stmarkcp.org) if you're in need of some help!
St. Mark is looking for more people to join the finance team! They meet once a month and are a vital part to keeping our congregation going! No experience is necessary, they are just looking for people who'd like to get more involved with the congregation. Email Jenny (office@stmarkcp.org) if you are interested or have more questions.

Are you Tech savvy?! If so, Jenny has some questions to ask you. Please send her an email at office@stmarkcp.org. Thank you in advance!
Worship Volunteers Are Needed!
We need your help with the reading of the prayers and bible stories! It's easy and a wonderful way to get involved in the service. Sign up here!
We will send you a digital copy of the readings or prayers and ask you to record them using your phone or laptop and send them to Jenny to add to worship.
Worship Attendance
Average Online Worship Attendance: 236
January 17: 260
January 10: 210
January 3: 210
December 27: 206

St. Mark Giving and Finance Update
Check out the various ways to give here.

ST. MARK FELLOWSHIP HOUR:
will be taking a break for the next few weeks.
Growing Together in God's Love to Serve Others
One North Road, Circle Pines, MN 55014
Contact Us: 763-784-2558 | office@stmarkcp.org | www.stmarkcp.org