St. Mark Worship
Join us for worship this Sunday, September 5,
for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
9:30am

Worship with us in person or virtually!
**Masks will now be required while in the building and fellowship time will take place outdoors.

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 23rd through August 30th giving totaled: $3,884

To support our Plan for Ministry thus far, $186,694 is needed
---Our year to date giving is: $172,691

Thank you for your continued support of the St. Mark ministries!
Paper copies are available at church and can be mailed out if needed. Please let Jenny know if you would like one mailed to you. Thanks!
Ministry Opportunities
Next weekend!! We can't wait to celebrate the Fall with you all! We'll worship together at 9:30, then head outside to enjoy all the activities! Bouncy house, games, food and so much more! Make sure to invite your neighbors and friends!

We're still in need of some wine/beer/seltzers for the Pull - if you can donate anything, please do! You can drop them off in the office through Thursday September 9th. Thank you!
Also starting next week, Tanzania Scholarship Quilt tickets will be on sale! Don't miss your opportunity to support Tanzania and get an amazing quilt! Tickets are $10.


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

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! https://a.co/1OA0pMO Thank you for your support!
Next Blood Drive - 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.
Our lives are made up of small, daily decisions that eventually shape our character. Jesus highlights this principle in Luke 16:10, “Whoever is faithful in little things will be faithful in large ones.” 
We are inviting each of you to participate in monthly experiment that will engage and encourage you to look at stewardship in a whole new way.

We are roughly half way through our yearly Stewardship Experiments and we couldn't be more excited to hear your reflections. Below you will find a recap of the experiments and a chance to fill in your thoughts and experiences for each one so far. If you missed a few months, just let us know, we have extras!


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 office@stmarkcp.org
Lawn Mowers and Grounds Maintenance
We would like to give thanks to Brad Ten Haken for mowing the lawn this week! Steve Collard, 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 6
Office Closed
Happy Labor Day!
Men who love donuts: 9:30
Tuesday September 7
Office Hours: 10-3 pm
Staff Meeting: 10:30am
Social Ministry Mtg: 2pm
Wednesday September 8 Office Hours: 10-3pm
Thursday September 9
Stitchin' in the Dark: 6pm
Saturday September 11
AA: 10:30am
Fall Festival set up
Sunday September 12
Worship at 9:30am
Fall Festival 11-2pm
Worship Attendance
2021 Average Worship Attendance: 170
August 22: 156
August 15: 164
August 8: 139
August 1: 134
Total number includes online and in person
St. Mark Giving

To support our 2021 Plan For Ministry, our year to date offering should be: $186,694

Year to Date Giving: $172,691
Growing Together in God's Love to Serve Others
One North Road, Circle Pines, MN 55014
Contact Us: 763-784-2558 | office@stmarkcp.org | www.stmarkcp.org