St. Mark Worship
Join us for worship this Sunday, September 12,
for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Worship with us in person or virtually!
**Masks will now be required while in the building and fellowship time will take place outdoors.
**Fall Festival will begin right after worship outside in our parking lot!**
**Wear your St. Mark apparel this Sunday!!**

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.
---August 30th through Sept 5th giving totaled: $5,775

To support our Plan for Ministry thus far, $192,185 is needed
---Our year to date giving is: $178,467

Thank you for your continued support of the St. Mark ministries!
Ministry Opportunities
Fall Festival is this weekend!
Join us for worship at 9:30am
Then head outside for all the fun activities!

Lunch Ticket: $5 - Pulled pork sandwiches or hot dog, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, chips, pickle and drink included.

Other Tickets for sale: 50 cents each
Cost of other items:
Popcorn: 1 ticket
Cotton Candy: 1 ticket
Root beer floats: 2 tickets
Ice Cream Sundaes: 2 tickets
Beer/Seltzer Pull: 3 tickets
Wine Pull: 6 tickets
Other things to do:
Bouncy House
Games - duck pull, ring toss
Cake Walk
Bags (Corn Hole)
Ladder golf
Listen to live music
Fire Truck
Vikings game will be broadcasted near the Wine/Beer/Seltzer Pull!
Tanzania Quilt Scholarship Tickets for sale starting this weekend!

Don't miss your opportunity to win this beautiful quilt, all while supporting our Tanzania friends. 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!

We have a few magnets left! Make sure you have yours!
Registration for Sunday School and Confirmation is now open!

**Confirmation Parent Meeting - Wednesday September 15th at 6:30pm**
Updated Sunday School Model!
Sunday School is going to look a little different this year and we need your help! Each week will be treated like a mini VBS - because who doesn't love VBS! We will interact with a Bible Story to really engage and learn with all of our senses. We'll start with music, the Bible story and then break into different rotations. One week these could be art and cooking or science and games - the options are endless!

In order for this to be successful - we need people to lead these rotations. If you love art projects, sign up for an art rotations or all of them! Or if you love science, sign up for those. It's a commitment, but a commitment on your terms and schedules. This is a way to fulfill your promises that you made while each of these little ones were baptized.

To see the dates and the topics, we have a sign up in the narthex. If you'd like more information, either call the office or send Jenny an email.

There are supplies that we need for the year as well - an Amazon wish list has been created!
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!
Next Blood Drive - Tomorrow Sept 13th
If you give blood in the month of September, you’ll get a limited addition college football t-shirt! You’ll also receive a coupon for a free haircut at Sport Clips! The need is great right now - sign up to help!
If our blood drive is full, sign up to help at another one in the area. Our next one is in December
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.
September's experiment is ready for pick up! Prayer is an important part of our faith and this month we're giving you some resources to say some prayers for our neighbors.
If you haven't picked up the last few months of experiments, they are available at church
A celebration of Life for Dennis Johnson, Christine Nelson's father,
will take place on September 11th from 1-5pm
69 West Road
Circle Pines, MN 55014
This week we are praying for:

-Don Pouchnik and family, as they grieve the loss of his cousin Bill Vornwald.
-Christine Nelson and family, as they grieve the loss of her father, Denny Johnson.
-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 Steve Collard for mowing the lawn this week! Tom Majkozak, you are up this week.
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 September 13
Office Hours: 10-3pm
Red Cross Blood Drive
Finance Meeting: 2pm
Tuesday September 14
Office Hours: 10-3 pm
Staff Meeting: 10:30am
Contemplative Practices: 6:30pm
Wednesday September 15
Office Hours: 10-3pm
Confirmation Parent Meeting: 6:30pm
Thursday September 16
Office Hours: 10-3pm
Memorial Team mtg: 9:30am
Morning Quilters: 9:30am
Saturday September 18
AA: 10:30am
Sunday September 19
Worship: 9:30
Fellowship/Education: 10:45am
**First Sunday School**
Worship Attendance
2021 Average Worship Attendance: 165
August 29: 150
August 22: 156
August 15: 164
August 8: 139
Total number includes online and in person
St. Mark Giving

To support our 2021 Plan For Ministry, our year to date offering should be: $192,185

Year to Date Giving: $178,467
Growing Together in God's Love to Serve Others
One North Road, Circle Pines, MN 55014
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