St. Mark News
St. Mark COVID Response Team Update
As a reminder, you can find the updated protocols for St. Mark's building re-opening here .
The main things to highlight:
  • Worship remains to be done virtually via Facebook and Youtube.
  • The St. Mark building remains closed to all visitors, except staff and volunteers who positions require building access.
  • Groups may schedule meetings in the parking lot, maintaining social distancing guidelines in groups of 10 or less. You must schedule with Tory at least 1 day in advance, and send a contact list (first and last name, phone number) of all who attended.
Join us for Worship this Sunday,
June 28, for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost.

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.
Please note that we will not be doing Sunday morning check-in with the children and youth. Based on feedback from families, we are seeking new opportunities to connect with one another.

You may find our Facebook page here.
Head to our website by clicking here.
Worship Volunteer Sign-Up
We need your help leading worship each week! As you know, we are asking St. Mark members to lead the congregation in the readings, passing of the peace, and prayers of the people. Sign up here for volunteer 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.

Waking Up White Virtual Book Study
Join Pastor Mollie and Tricia Niesche for a book study from Debby Irving's book Waking Up White. We will spend time learning about our own "whiteness" and what privileges the color of our skin brings us, and furthermore what we can do to take action and make changes in the world today. The group will meet via Zoom on Monday evenings, starting July 6. Find out more information and sign-up for the study here . St. Mark has a limited number of copies of the book for those who need it.

St. Mark Children and Youth Faith Formation
All children and youth of St. Mark should have received a book or Bible this week from church! Also included with your Bible/book was a few devotions for your family to engage in throughout the summer. For those seeking more faith formation opportunities at home, or for resources on how to talk about justice and anti-racism, we have wonderful resources linked on our website here , under "At Home Resources".
If you did not receive a Bible or book, or would like more information, please contact Tory:, 763-784-2558.

Lawn Mowers and Grounds Maintenance
We would like to thank Dale Peterson for mowing the lawn this week! Swede Hemquist, you are up this week.

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)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 763 784 2558
Password: 1954
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