St. Mark News
Join us for Worship this Sunday,
August 2, for the Ninth 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.

Drive Thru Communion and Collection for Minneapolis Residents
Please "drive thru" the church parking lot this Wednesday, August 5, between 4:00-7:00 pm. Pastor Mollie will have on her PPE and will be there to serve communion to everyone in your car. All communion is alcohol free, and gluten free will be available.
While you are stopping by for communion, we invite you to bring a donation to help support the residents of Minneapolis who have been affected by the rioting. We will be bringing the donated items to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, who is leading a large effort to walk alongside and support their community.
Items that may be donated include: maxi pads, baby wipes, diapers (all sizes, especially size 6+), cooking oil, laundry detergent, dish soap, paper towels, toilet paper, masks, and gatorade.
Please note there will also be someone to collect items on Monday & Tuesday, August 3&4 between 10:00 am - 1:00 pm for those who would like to donate but cannot make it on Wednesday.

St. Mark COVID Response Team
Your COVID Response Team met this last week to discuss plans for the fall and worked on finalizing the first version of the COVID Response and Preparedness Plan. Please keep a look out for a letter with information this week.

St. Mark Text Announcements
Need a better way to stay connected to St. Mark? Check out this easy way to join St. Mark’s updates through text messages! You will receive helpful reminders little devotions, scripture, and more!
To sign up text "@mdvorak" to 81010.
Don’t miss out on this important tool to keep you connected to what is going on in the life of St. Mark! It’s easy to join!

Backpacks/School Supplies Ministry – IMPORTANT NOTICE
Due to coronavirus uncertainties and complications, the backpack ministry is not providing backpacks for individual students this year. Instead we will be offering school supplies directly to CENTENNIAL SCHOOLS, and each school in the Centennial District will distribute supplies that they receive from us, as they see fit.
If you need supplies for your child,  contact your child’s school to let them know of your child’s need. 
If you would like to support this ministry,  monetary donations are accepted at  and  (GIVE … One Time … drop-down menu: Backpack & School Supplies)
For more information, contact Our Savior’s Lutheran Church at 763-784-1971.

Worship Volunteers Needed!
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.

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 Bill Christensen for mowing the lawn this week! Wayne Olson, 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: 215
July 19, 2020: 162
July 12, 2020: 168
July 5, 2020: 160

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 .

St. Mark Week at a Glance
Sunday, August 2: Worship 10:00 am online
Monday, August 3: Men Who Love Donuts 10:00 am Parking Lot
Donation Collection 10:00 am-1:00 pm Parking Lot
Tuesday, August 4: Craft Quilters 9:00 am Parking Lot
Donation Collection 10:00 am-1:00 pm Parking Lot
Social Ministry 2:00 pm Parking Lot
Stitchin' in the Dark 6:00 pm Parking Lot
Worship Music Recording 6:00 pm Sanctuary
Wednesday, August 5: Drive Thru Communion & Donation Collection 4:00-7:00 pm Parking Lot
Saturday, August 8: AA Meeting 10:30 am Parking Lot
Sunday, August 9: Worship 10:00 am online

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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