St. Mark News
Join us for Worship this Sunday,
July 19, for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost 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.

We invite you to join us for Fellowship Hour after worship this Sunday at 11:00!
More details below.

You may find our Facebook page here.
Head to our website by clicking here.
Worship Volunteers Needed!
We do not have any worship leaders scheduled for the next few months! St. Mark members are asked to lead the congregation in the readings, passing of the peace, and prayers of the people. Sign up here for opportunities throughout the summer!
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 Tory to add to worship.

Red Cross Blood Drive
Thank you to all the volunteers and donors who helped make the Blood Drive on July 13 another success! Our goal was to collect 49 units, and we were able to receive 47! This means that 141 people may be helped with these donations. We were blessed with many return donors, and even had a few new individuals!
Make sure to mark your calendar for the September 14 Blood Drive. As a reminder, you must pre-register to donate during COVID-19.

Circle Pines Resident Parking
Some of you may have noticed cars parking in the lot throughout the day and overnight. St. Mark has been in conversation with the city of Circle Pines and offered temporary parking to residents who are effected by the road construction. We are happy to offer up our space during this time!

Clorox/Disinfectant Wipes Needed
As the COVID Response Team works on protocols to safely re-open the building, we are in need of Clorox wipes to help disinfect areas. Individuals and groups are asked to wipe down all touched surfaces before and after use, which means we need a healthy stock of disinfectant wipes. As you know, these are hard to come by! If you have any extras (or find any while out shopping) and would be willing to donate wipes to St. Mark, please leave them inside the main door or contact Pastor Mollie or Tory to coordinate a pick-up. Thank you for your support!

Lawn Mowers and Grounds Maintenance
We would like to thank Dave Koch for mowing the lawn this week! Skip Larson, you are up this week.

Worship Attendance
Worship attendance has continued to be tracked while we worship together virtually. The ELCA has given congregations guidelines as to how we keep track of attendance. Attendance is tracked throughout a 7-day period, so worship attendance will not be available for the previous week as we count on Saturdays.
Average Online Worship Attendance: 289
July 5, 2020: 160
June 28, 2020: 188
June 21, 2020: 188

St. Mark Giving and Finance Update
Did you know about 55% of giving is done on Sunday mornings during offering? During this time of worship at home, we encourage you to continue to support the ministries of the church. During this stay-at-home order, we encourage you to try giving in a new way! Check out the various ways to give here .
Beginning at 11:00 am, all are invited to hop on Zoom and check-in with one another. If you cannot access Zoom from your computer, tablet, or smartphone, you may "dial in" on your cell phone with the information below.
Then at 11:30 we will say goodbye and start our Zoom call with all children and youth. This will be a time to check in with our younger members and see what we have all been up to.
You can find the information for both meetings below.

Please call or email Tory (303-250-8982, if you need help downloading Zoom before Sunday! Instructions can be found here .

All Ages Zoom at 11:00 am
Topic: St Mark Fellowship (Half) Hour
Time: May 17, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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