Posts from August 2016

Posts from August 2016

August Community Lunch

Sloppy Joes were the main dish this month at the St.Mark “Feed the Flock” community free lunch. Thanks to the wonderful ladies of our women’s league as the serve in many ways. On the last Wednesday of every month, St. Mark opens the doors of our fellowship hall to the surrounding community inviting all to a community lunch at St. Mark. Join us for the September lunch on September 28, 2016, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Here are some pics…

St. Mark Picnic

After the 9:45 service on Sunday August 28, 2016, the St. Mark congregation gathered under the Pavilion behind the church for the St. Mark annual picnic.  As with most Lutheran functions, a meal was the center of attention. One of the pictures shows Tom Holt, instructing Dave Toth Jr. on the finer points of grilling hot dogs. Jack Shaw was manning the grill on the hamburger side. Notice the tents behind the picnic tables, they house great bargains for the…

Ready to Roll- Prayer Force One

Thanks to St. Mark member Cheryl Lee and Mason & Healey Services for officially putting the name and contact information on St. Mark church bus. The bus known as “Prayer Force One” will be used by St. Mark for ministry in the Chesterland and surrounding areas.  “PRAYER FORCE ONE” WILL BE  AT  THE GEAUGA SENIOR CENTER  September 28, 2016 To Transport People to  ST. MARK COMMUNITY FREE LUNCH thanks Cheryl for the pictures    

Pastor Matzke on International KFUO Radio

  Listen to Pastor Mark Matzke on Fri., Aug. 26, 9:00 a.m. ET for the Daily Lectionary Study on His Time and again with a sermonette during morning prayer between 9 and 9:30 a.m. ET click here to go to KFUO Radio  

Cleansing of the Chairs at St. Mark 😉

Once every fifty years   a number of volunteers at St. Mark get together for the “ritual” of chair cleansing. Seriously, we are grateful for the volunteers that got together on Saturday to power wash and scrub our fellowship hall chairs that have served us well. Young and old got together to man the power washers and brushes and rags ( Gayle Fecsik’s dog also participated). It is fun when brothers and sisters in Christ get together and do a project…

August Men’s Breakfast

Great attendance at the August Men’s Breakfast. Thanks to Rise and Dine Cafe in Chesterland for the great food and hosting our breakfast. This months guest speaker was Pastor Dave Fry from Riverview Church in Novelty OH. Next Breakfast is Sept. 10 at 9 am at Rise and Dine.

Immanuel Lutheran, Downers Grove IL Youth Group

St. Mark entertained a youth group from Immanuel Lutheran Church , Downers Grove IL last weekend as they traveled to Western Pennsylvania for mission work.  About 60 youth and adults slept in the St. Mark church and St. Mark  members provided dinner on Saturday and a breakfast on Sunday as well as a huge bonfire Sat. night. We were privileged to worship with the group at our 8:15 service. We pray for their safe travel and that the Holy Spirit uses their…

Pastor Matzke on Twitter

It's been a long time, but I'm about to record a new Voices of Faith with my friend Bill Maiden. Very excited! — Mark Matzke (@ReverendMatzke) August 2, 2016

St. Mark 2016 Vacation Bible School

St. Mark Vacation Bible School 2016 (VBS) took place from July 25th thru July 29th. 55 plus kids enjoyed the theme “Barnyard Roundup” in the St. Mark Sanctuary. The entire St. Mark campus was turned into a Barnyard, sans the smell. Volunteers from the St. Mark congregation plus members of the community helped the children , sing songs, watch videos, hear bible stories, meet biblical characters and pray. They  feasted on food like  lambs made from marshmallows and pretzels and sandwiches…