St. Mark Worship
Join us for worship this Sunday, October 10,
for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship with us in person or virtually!
Masks are required while in the building and this week's fellowship will be inside as we welcome our newest members to the St. Mark family!

We will be live streaming the 9:30am service on Facebook

St. Mark Giving
To support our weekly Plan for Ministry, $5,490 is needed each week.
---Sept 13th through Sept 19th giving totaled: $4,895

To support our Plan for Ministry thus far, $214,149 is needed
---Our year to date giving is: $193,882

Thank you for your continued support of the St. Mark ministries!
Ministry Opportunities
On Sunday, we will welcome the newest members to join the St. Mark family. Please join us as we celebrate them and all that they bring to congregation!

Jenny Aleckson, Eloise Doty, Patty Hueseth, Keli Moffat, and Leah Sluis 
Taste of Tanzania - NEXT Sunday!

During fellowship time, join us as we eat some of our favorite Tanzania dishes! This a time to celebrate and support our sister congregation and all the ministries they are doing.

There's still time to purchase your Tanzania Quilt Tickets! Tickets are $10. You can also purchase them online via this link as well.
If you have any questions, please chat with Anita Pouchnik. Thank you!
For this month’s experiment, we are inviting you to give up something that you regularly spend money on. Such as a coffee, dining out, or a special treat for yourself. Place that money in the envelope that is provided, and bring it back to church, to help support our sister congregation in Tanzania. This may seem small, but it’s a great fasting practice. You can pick up your envelope outside the narthex or you can always make a donation to Tanzania on line as well.
If you haven't picked up the last few months of experiments, they are available at church
First Communion Class
We will offer a first communion class on Wednesday October 13th at 6pm. If you are interested in attending, please fill out the form which can be found under ‘Forms’ on our website or by following this link. If you have any questions, please reach out to Pastor Mollie or Jenny. We will celebrate their first communion together in church on Sunday October 17th.
ELCA Youth Gathering - July 24-28, 2022
All youth in grades 8th - 12th are invited to join us this summer for a chance in a lifetime trip! You'll join 30,000 other ELCA youth for a week of worship, service and growing in your faith! Informational packets are available in the narthex. Adults - we'll need leaders as well - come to the meeting if you're interested!
Updated Sunday School Model!
There are still some dates that we need some help with for Sunday School. Please see the sign up in the narthex or reach out to Jenny if you have any questions. Thank you!

If you’re looking for another way to volunteer, we need some help going our supplies in the basement. If you’re interested in helping for a few hours, please let Jenny know. Thank you!
2021 St Mark Bazaar Update
The Holiday Bazaar will be held on November 13 from 9:00 -3:00.  The coordinators this year are Susan Koosmann, Nora Hemquist and Cindy Huseby.

Covid will mean some adjustments but we’re excited to be able to hold this event again! We are very grateful for the volunteers who have expressed willingness to help with the Bazaar this year. We have a volunteer interested in leading a group to decorate and another who will spearhead sign placement and Jenny has designed an ad/flyer for additional advertisement. 

This year Social Ministry will be offering desserts for sale and in order to follow Covid protocol, Choir’s famous chili lunch will be offered “to go”. We’re hoping our warm weather continues so we can offer outdoor seating for lunch. So far we have not heard from any church group or individual who would like to organize and run a White Elephant Sale so as of now we will not be having that this year. If you signed up to help someone will be contacting you in early October to hook you up with the right group. 
If you wanted to help and haven’t yet signed up just let us know what you would like to do. 
Livestream Update
If you would like to help offset the cost, please put ‘Sound System Move” on your donation or using the online donation line names Sound System Move. The remaining amount will come from the capital improvements fund.

If you have any questions, please let the council know.
This week we are praying for:

-Jenny's friend Elizabeth, as she grieves the loss of her father
-Kent Barnard, as he heals from shoulder surgery
-Susan Hanson, as she heals from cataract surgery.
-James Krzystofiak, as he was diagnosed with Covid-19
-Kathy Christensen's brother-in-law, Bob, who has been placed on hospice
-Robbin Sonnenberg, in her new diagnosis of colon cancer and perforated bowel.
-Lisa Hutchinson's sister-in-law, Susan Bushey (and family) who is starting cancer treatment.
-Yvonne Guptill
-Sherry, Kathie Wilkinson's sister
-Verna Wood
-Joanne Hanson's sister, Wendy Brown who is going through chemo treatments.
-Sandy Borchert
-Sue Frieburg
-Paula Forester's cousin's Sandie and Mark.
-Mashell Olsen, Sheri Hanson's friend who was recently diagnosed with a metastatic tumor.
-Shannon Cleary, Cheryl Collard's family friend
-Leslie Pracht
-Dave Wilkenson, as he heals from recent knee surgery

If you'd like to be added to the prayer chain, please contact Jenny at
Lawn Mowers and Grounds Maintenance
We would like to give thanks to Jon Tennessen for mowing the lawn this week! Thank you to all who helped keep St. Mark's property looking wonderful this summer!
Worship Volunteers
The schedule for greeters, ushers, lectors, prayers and communion assistants is now out for the remainder of the year. You can find a copy of it here.

Are you interested in being added to this list? Send Jenny an email and she will make sure you get added into the rotation that starts in January 2022.

We are still in need of some volunteers to be Worship Hosts (someone, besides Pastor Mollie or Jenny, that makes sure all of our greeters, ushers, lectors, and reader of the prayers are in worship that morning). If you're interested, sign up here. Thanks!
This Week at St. Mark
Monday October 11
Office Hours: 10-4pm
Finance Meeting: 1:30pm
Columbarium Task Force Team Mtg: 6pm
Tuesday October 12
Office Hours: 10-4 pm
Staff Meeting: 10:30am
Contemplative Practices: 6pm
Wednesday October 13
Office Hours: 12-5pm
First Communion Class: 6pm
Confirmation: 6:30pm
Choir Rehearsal: 7pm
Youth Group: 7:30pm
Thursday October 14
Office Hours: 10-3pm
Morning Quilters: 9:30am
Saturday October 16
AA: 10:30am
Sunday October 17
Worship: 9:30
First Communion Sunday
Fellowship/Education: 10:45am
Taste of Tanzania!
Worship Attendance
2021 Average Worship Attendance: 160
September 26: 170
September 19: 137
September 12: 192
September 5: 125
Total number includes online and in person
St. Mark Giving

To support our 2021 Plan For Ministry, our year to date offering should be: $214,149

Year to Date Giving: $193,882
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