Announcements

SUNDAY, December 5, 2021

Advent Worship Services The Advent Season is upon us, the time that we prepare for the coming of the Christ Child. Why not set aside an hour each midweek to come and prepare your hearts? There are two services each Wednesday (12/8, and 12/15) – 11:30am and 7:30pm.

Musical Concert Series Our next concert in the “Box of Chocolates” Concert Series TODAY at 4pm in the sanctuary. Come for an organ concert by our own Clayton Heuer, with special music by Clayton and Wendy Zimmerman. This will be followed by a Christmas sing-along. No free will offering will be taken here.

Time to Decorate! It is time to decorate the church for the Christmas season. Come in and join us on Saturday, December 11 beginning at 9am. If you have any questions, please contact Sue Brill.

Red Cross Blood Drive St. Mark’s next Red Cross Blood Drive is Sunday, December 12th from 2-7pm. You can sign up online at redcrossblood.org using the sponsor code “stmarkchest”.

Christmas Worship Services As we begin to plan for Christmas celebrations, we want you to be aware of our worship service times for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We are offering services on Christmas Eve at 12pm and 5pm; both services will be a blended worship style, the 5pm will also be a candlelight service. On Christmas Day, we will have a traditional worship service at 10am. We look forward to celebrating Christ’s birth with you!

‘Tis the Season In the spirit of Black Friday, the library staff wants you to shop early for your Christmas greeting cards! We have lots to choose from! You can shop for individual greetings (one card), small sets of cards (2-6 cards), and even a few whole boxes of cards. They’re still only 25¢ or less! Merry Christmas!

2022 Flower Chart is Here! The flower chart for 2022 is posted outside the main sanctuary entrance. You can start picking your dates to buy flowers to beautify the chancel area. The cost of the flowers are $25, and you can take your flowers home with you after the second service. If you have any questions, you can contact Karen Rudar.

Christmas Poinsettia orders are now being taken! Orders need to be into the office by Sunday, December 19th. The cost is $8.50 per plant. There are paper forms on the welcome table that can be turned in to the office, or you can go to bit.ly/stmarkflowers and fill it out online!   Scan the QR Code to take you to the order form. 

Have You Thought About Serving? Most of our ministry leaders are working on volunteer schedules for next year! We have several opportunities to give back to St. Mark that don’t require any additional time other than what you are already doing – during each worship service we have ushers, greeters, musicians, and worship tech. None of these require any special skills other than a heart for giving. If you would like to learn more about any of these roles, please contact the church office at mail@stmarkchester.org

Do You Shop on Amazon? If you use Amazon.com to buy anything, you could be supporting St. Mark with your purchase! Use this link (smile.amazon.com/ch/34-1044374) and a portion of your purchase will be donated back to our church to help with ministry.