St. Mark Worship
Join us for worship this Sunday, September 26,
for the Eighteenth 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 outside.

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: $5,504

To support our Plan for Ministry thus far, $203,167 is needed
---Our year to date giving is: $187,027

Thank you for your continued support of the St. Mark ministries!
Ministry Opportunities
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! We'll have an informational meeting on Wednesday September 29th at 7pm. Come with all your questions! Adults - we'll need leaders as well - come to the meeting if you're interested!
Tanzania Quilt Scholarship Tickets are for sale!

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!
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.

Become a member of St. Mark!
We will be recognizing new members on Sunday October 10th. Please join us as we continue to grow our community of faith. If you are interested in joining the church, please talk with Pastor Mollie or Jenny.
Updated Sunday School Model!
In order for our new model of Sunday School 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!

This week at confirmation we're going to learn about the Canon.
As a reminder, we'll meet in person starting at 6:30pm
Our first adult education will take place on Sunday October 3rd, right after worship.

Have you thought about... how your faith is affected by the tough stuff?
Next Sunday, we'll hear hear from Ellie McCann, where she’ll share how her faith was affected by her cancer diagnosis. 
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:

-Jeff Johnson, as he heals from knee surgery
-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 Brad Carlson for mowing the lawn this week! Rob Weaver, 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: Closed - Pastor Mollie and Jenny available via email and phone
Covid Team Meeting: 6pm
Tuesday September 14
Office Hours: 10-3 pm
Staff Meeting: 10:30am
Social Justice Team Mtg: 6pm
Wednesday September 15
Office Hours: 10-3pm
Confirmation: 6:30pm
ELCA Youth Gathering Meeting: 7pm
Youth Group: 7:30pm
Thursday September 16
Office Hours: 10-3pm
Morning Quilters: 9:30am
Saturday September 18
AA: 10:30am
Sunday September 19
Worship: 9:30
Fellowship/Education: 10:45am
Worship Attendance
2021 Average Worship Attendance: 165
September 12: 192
September 5: 125
August 29: 150
August 22: 156
Total number includes online and in person
St. Mark Giving

To support our 2021 Plan For Ministry, our year to date offering should be: $203,167

Year to Date Giving: $187,027
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