Weekly Announcements, Jan 29, 2023

Debt Reduction Breakfasts: the Fellowship Committee announces the first of four Debt Reduction Breakfasts for Jan. – April of ’23. The first is being presented by the women of the church TODAY, Jan 29 after each service. Come and eat, fellowship, and donate to reduce our mortgage!

Interested in being a lay reader? Join Alec Lawlor here at St. Mark on Sunday, February 5th at 1:00 p.m. for an informative session, designed to prepare volunteers for reading the Word of God in worship. If you have any questions, please contact Alec or Pastor Mark.

Lutherans in the World The next “Lutherans in the World” session will be held Sunday, February 12th at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall. We hope to also stream it live on Facebook and YouTube. Last month we began discussing critical race theory, and this month we are going to explore how we interact in the world. Each session is standalone – if you can’t make one session, that’s okay! If you have any questions, please talk to Pastor Mark or Pastor Chris.

St. Mark Toolbox – Do you have a small repair at home that is beyond your capabilities? A group of St. Mark members has banded together to help fix your problem. Leaking faucet? Light bulb out of reach? Is salt for your softener too heavy? “Who you gonna call?” Call your elder to set up a repair. Call the church office to find out who your elder is.

Christmas Items Leftover Christmas cards and other greeting cards, gift wrap and bags? Extra 2023 calendars? Please consider donating your surplus! And as you take down your decorations and find items that you don’t want anymore or don’t have room for anymore, bring them to the church library for next year’s Christmas Boutique! You can drop your items off in the library and we will store them until next year’s Boutique. Contact Lori Cudnik if you have any questions.

2023 Flower Chart The 2023 Flower Chart is posted on the bulletin board outside the sanctuary. We have several dates open during the second half of the year. Write your name on the chart and fill out a slip (leave that slip on the office desk). The cost of flowers is $30 and you can take them home after the last service. Questions? Contact Karen Rudar.

LWML Prayer Service The annual LWML Prayer Service is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 37728 Euclid Ave. Willoughby. The service begins at 10:00 am with registration and coffee hour at 9:30 am, and a light lunch following the service. The cost is $6, and a collection for mites will also be taken. Contact Joanne Sutton (440-364-2236) by January 30 to attend this event.

Amazon Smile is going away. The program is being discontinued by Feb. 20. Many thanks to all who have helped support our church through this program!

We Need a Secretary! Stop-gap measures have been taken to make sure that the most essential tasks are covered, but that is all. If you are interested in being our secretary/office manager, please contact Dave Toth.