St. Mark Worship
Join us for Worship this Sunday,
October 25th, for Reformation Sunday 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.
St. Mark is participating in a class with Luther Seminary called Innovation and Mission.
What is this you ask?
It's a class that is assigned a congregation and then work together on a specific topic! Our topic is Stewardship!

We need your help! We are encouraging everyone to participate in this quick survey on stewardship and core values. It's won't take long and we greatly appreciate your help!

Sunday School Lesson

Free from Slavery
Exodus 5:1-6:13
Spark Story Bible pages 76-77

Save the Date!
November 1st - All Saints Sunday AND Daylight Savings Time ends! Don't forget to fall back an hour and worship with us as we remember all the saints in our lives, specifically honoring those who have passed away this last year.
Ministry Opportunities
Adult Education

We are looking forward to our next topic! Don't miss out on this new adventure!

If you need a booklet, there are some in the office for you to pick up. It is also linked on our website.

Passcode: 1954 if needed
We've had a great history of supporting this ministry and this year we need your help even more! Due to the pandemic, Sponsor A Family had made changes to their program - Gift cards and donations! This will enable the families to purchase their own food and presents. The goal is to provide $80 for each person you can sponsor.

How can you do this?
This can be in cash, check, or gift cards. You can send your donations directly to SAF or to St Mark. All gifts are tax deductible and go directly to the needy families.

1) Make a CASH donation on their website  via the “Donate”tab  by November 15. Or mail it to:
   Sponsor A Family MN, P.O. Box 582793, Minneapolis, MN 55458-2793

2) Make a donation of GIFT CARDS and mail to the above PO Box. Target, WalMart, Aldi, and Cub cards will provide maximum value and flexibility in shopping options.

If you prefer to donate through St Mark, your donation will appear on your annual giving statement. Funds and gift cards must be received @ St Mark by November 9.

1)Make a CASH donation via check and mail to St Mark with “Sponsor A Family” in the memo line. Or donate electronically here under the Sponsor a Family spot.

2) Purchase gift cards (Target, Walmart, Aldi or Cub), write $ value on card, place in envelope with your name, place envelope in lock box at church entrance, or mail to church.

If you have questions about this new process, contact Don or Anita Pouchnik 763-434-7051 or Thank you for helping support this charity.
Worship Volunteers Are Needed!
We need your help! Reading of the prayers and Bible stories are needed for October and November! We encourage everyone to sign up to help lead worship. Sign up here for opportunities throughout the fall!
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.

Save the date for our next
Drive Thru Communion
October 28th 4-7pm
Confirmation Wednesday October 28
**An email will be sent out with this information as well**

Calling all middle and high school youth!!
We received a donation of fleece to make blankets and need your help!! If you are interested in making a blanket or two, let the office know. All blankets will be donated to keep people warm this winter season!
This week we are praying for:

-Brenda Weaver & family, in the passing of her father Dale.
-Ginny Hestekind, as they laid Jim in his final resting place last weekend.
-Paul Thomascak and family, for his new diagnosis of lymphoma
-Paula Foerster's mom, Hazel Rick, as she is at Mercy Hospital
-Kara Mundale's mother, Sharon
-Karen Willy as she heals from surgery
-Ruth Strubel
-Jackie Rozak
-Pat Turgeon
-Dick Rasmussen's granddaughter, Nicole

If you'd like to be added to the prayer chain, please contact Jenny at

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 ( if you are interested or have more questions.
Worship Attendance
Average Online Worship Attendance: 245
October 11: 192
October 4: 168
September 27: 170

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

St. Mark October Council Meeting Minutes
Beginning at 11:00 am, all are invited to hop on Zoom and check-in with one another. Instructions can be found here.

All Ages Zoom at 11:00 am
Growing Together in God's Love to Serve Others
One North Road, Circle Pines, MN 55014
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