Don’t Miss Out:on the fun, the energy and most of all the chance to Share the Good News that God is a Friend who is REAL,who LOVES,we can TRUST, a FRIEND FOREVER, and for EVERYONE. You can do all this by getting involved in Vacation Bible School starting July 22 at 9am. One way is to volunteer for a single day or the whole week- there are so many options to help, and no experience is needed. Helpers are needed to assist in many areas- hands in the kitchen for making snacks, people to assist at the demonstrations at the Imagination station, members who like to interact and have fun with the kids at the games. You can help by coming to decorate on Saturday July 20th and transform our church into an underwater wonderland. Help is also needed to decorate the sanctuary on Sunday after the late service. Coordinate with Pastor Chris. Most importantly you can help by inviting others to attend. Vacation Bible School is a fun-filled week where children learn about our loving Lord. Ask your neighbor, your grandkids, or co-workers with children. Take this announcement home so you can have them sign up with the QR code or call the office (729-1668). Vacation Bible School is a place where seeds are planted for faith to grow. Let’s get out and spread the good news. You will be blessed to be a blessing.

Your Kindness Means So Much:“Thanks to everyone that prayed for me, sent me get well Cards and asked Denny how I was doing after my knee replacement surgery. Also, thanks to Caring & Sharing for the wonderful fruit basket- it was very tasty. Our God is great how He blesses us with a very caring church family.” Janie Palmer

A Sweet Send off:On Sunday, July 28 between services there will be no Bible study. We will have a reception for Annie Ryan. She would like to say “Thank you” to St. Mark for all the amazing support over the past several years. St. Mark would like to say “God’s Blessings” on her new adventure. So please come to the fellowship hall on July 28 for refreshments and fellowship.

This & That Sale Prep:is taking place every Thursday from 9-12noon. The sale requires much preparation, and many hands would be appreciated. Remember that this is a fantastic opportunity for your teen to earn volunteer hours. Donations are now being accepted. We take gently used household items, tools, toys, and more but no clothes, electronics, or large furniture, please. Jewelry is always a big seller at the sale. You can donate jewelry or jewelry boxes by putting them in the small dining room off the Fellowship Hall in the box labelled “Ellen”. Please see Brianna McCrudden or Lori Cudnik with any questions.

Inside and Out:Our nursery is staffed today at the 10:15 service by Brianna McCrudden. The mowing team for the second half of July is Rick Huston and Ray Haserodt.

Many ways to serve: Are you looking for a way to serve St. Mark that fits into your hectic schedule? The coffee team needs you! We are looking for several people to help. It only requires a few minutes before or after the service once every 5 weeks. If you are able and willing, text or call Karen Rudar (216 440-8838). Or consider volunteering as an usher or greeter. This is usually only a once-a-month commitment at the service you usually attend. It’s a great way to meet more people at church. Reach out to Tom Holt or the office to take the next step.

One Week to Go!:Our SCUBA-themed VBS starts next Monday on July 22. The Imagination Station needs a few supplies. If you have any large mouth, tall plastic containers (think Costco sized pretzels, etc) that you could part with please leave them in the kitchen. We also need dishpans for tie-dying our shirts- these can be old but need to be clean. Check out the bulletin board for other supplies that are needed. Questions contact Linda in the office.