Posts from January 2017

Posts from January 2017

Happy Birthday St. Mark

On January 29, 2017 we celebrated everyone’s birthday at St. Mark. We  received Communion on a one service Sunday .Following theservice we had a birthday party potluck in fellowship hall. Each person at the party had to sit at the table that aligned with their birthday month. This was a great way to meet new people in the congregation.  

January Community Lunch

Every month the Women’s League at St. Mark sponsor a lunch, that is free to all member of the community. The St. Mark church bus, “PRAYERFORCE ONE” provides transportation from the Geauga Senior Center and Fellowship hall comes alive with great food, conversation and laughter. Donna Robinson captured some great pictures show the enjoyment of all. Thanks Donna !

2017 Women’s League Luncheon

St. Mark Lutheran Church is truly blessed to have an extremely active Women’s League. Through their efforts much outreach is done. The Boutique, Plant Sale and monthly community lunches, as well as other events, bring people into our church who when they need some spiritual help might think of St. Mark and hear the Good News of Jesus Christ. We have had a number of people join our church and become productive members of the Body of Christ because of the…

Sue Matzke reflects on her recent mission trip to Haiti

Mountains As I reflect back on my first Ministry in Mission trip to Haiti, mountains are what comes to mind. I’m not really certain how, but in all my trip preparations, I missed that Haiti is a mountainous country–not  hills like I’m used to from southeastern Ohio, but MOUNTAINS that stretch into the clouds. I got to know those mountains quite well within hours of landing in Port-au-Prince because we needed to travel over them to get to the Jacmel…

St. Mark Handbell Quartet

On January 8, 2017, the St. Mark Handbell Quartet played “Christmas Love and Joy” arr. by Valarie Stephenson at all three worship services. The quartet is a a subgroup of the full handbell choir. Directed by Leah Spisak, the handbells  bring their special music to St. Mark many times during the year. If you would like to join our handbell choir, contact Leah by calling the church office at 440-729-1668.

January 2017 Men’s Fellowship Breakfast

The  Rise and Dine Cafe hosted the January St. Mark monthly men’s fellowship breakfast. Rev. Daniel Esala , a retired Pastor at Valley Lutheran church in Chagrin Falls, OH. wasthe guest speaker Pastor Esala had preached many times at St. Mark during the vacancy after Pastor Zehnder had retired. Next month’s breakfast is Feb. 4, 2017, 9 am to 10:15 am at the Rise and Dine Cafe Call Ron Cudnik 440-338-3735 to reserve your spot.  

“FROM SACRIFICE TO SACRAMENT ” Study Starts Feb 1, 2017

 NEW BIBLE STUDY: Beginning Wednesday, February 1st, join Pastor Mark for a four-week series called “From Sacrifice to Sacrament,” a video-enhanced look at Lutheran worship Why do we do what we do in worship? What does the Old Testament have to do with our liturgies? What does God do for us when we gather together? Be a part of the discussion from 7:15–8:15 p.m. each Wednesday night in February. All ages are welcome.