Posts by rychel

Posts by rychel

Hamburgers and The Gospel

St. Mark members loaded up clothing for Trinity Lutheran’s clothing ministry and food staples for their food pantry and headed down to the cul-de-sac in front of the church to serve, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, homemade macaroni salad, popcorn, and cookies to people from the Ohio City neighborhood. Dave Onysko, proclaimed the Gospel and read Scripture to those in attendance. St. Mark serves these people every month on the third Saturday of the month. Join us for a fun rewarding experience.

St. Mark 4th of July Parade

As we do every year on the fourth of July, St. Mark Lutheran Church shares the Good News Of Jesus Christ through song at the Chesterland Parade, sponsored by the West Geauga Kiwanis. Wendy Zimmerman, Tim Holt, Leah Spisak, and Bryce Schill played and sang their favorite praise songs on the St. Mark float. St. Mark members, Pastors’ and family passed out flying disks, with the church name and contact information, as well as information on our upcoming Vacation Bible…

June Men’s Breakfast

On June 11, the men of St. Mark met at Guido’s Pizza Haven in downtown Chesterland for Breakfast. Ron Croucher, a long-time member of St. Mark, gave an uplifting message about God working in people’s lives. The breakfast is a monthly event on the 2nd Saturday of the month. The next breakfast is on July 9,2022. All men are welcome, you do not need to be a member to attend. Call George Fretz to reserve your spot, so we can…

Missionary Visit

On Sunday, June 5th, we welcomed to our Education Hour Gary and Sue Kessler, who are serving the Lord through The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS) in Belize. In this role, Gary manages the LCMS’ construction projects in the country and coordinates the short-term teams that come to serve there. Meanwhile, Sue oversees religious education at Little Lambs Preschool in the Valley of Peace community and teaches English classes. Their presentation included visuals from their ministries, Q&A, and the…

Free Lunch and games

Wednesday, May 25th was a busy day at St. Mark!! The monthly free community lunch hosted by our Women’s League featured a barbecue with grilled hamburgers and hot dogs. Many people from the community attended, families, seniors, moms, and daughters, the fellowship was special. Speaking of fellowship, our fellowship board hosted our first game night in the fellowship hall on Wednesday evening. Card and board games were enjoyed by all, as well as desserts and popcorn.

Men’s Fellowship Breakfast

On May 14, 2022, the men of St. Mark gathered at Guido’s Restaurant in downtown Chesterland for breakfast. This breakfast, a long-standing tradition at St. Mark, was the first in almost two years. It had been sidelined because of Covid. We are grateful to Guido’s for opening their doors to our group. It was difficult to find a location for Saturday mornings. Special Thanks to George Frets and Dick Christopherson, Bruce Robinso,n and Ron Meister for putting the breakfast together.…

New Member Sunday

On Sunday, May 15, 2022, we welcome several new members into the St. Mark family. Please join us in welcoming Dellamarie Burke, Daniel Hubley & Christine Sobek, Rich & Carol Johnson, Eric Leslie and Elijah, Joyce Peltz-Allin, Ethan & Abby Tanney, and Josephine Wantz.

Confirmation 2022

Morgan Paula Atwara is the daughter of Fran and Mike Atwara. She was born in Willoughby, OH on March 7, 2008, and baptized at St. Mark Lutheran on June 28, 2008. Morgan’s sponsors are Patrick Atwara, Jr., and Annaliese Coleman. She has two sisters – Taylor and Gabby. She will be attending West Geauga High School in the fall and looks forward to participating in volleyball and softball while serving as a Student Ambassador. Morgan knows that Jesus is her…

St. Patrick’s Day Party -Trinity Lutheran

On Saturday, March 19, 2022, St. Mark members had a St. Patrick’s Day Party for those in need at Trinity Lutheran in Ohio city. Corn Beef and Cabbage was the enjoyed by all, along with a huge amount of cupcakes, home-made and decorated by St. Mark members. Irish music was played, one of the people we serve started to dance an Irish jig! Most importantly, the Good News of Jesus Christ was proclaimed ! Dave Oneysko from Trinity gave a…

ST. MARK Kids Fill Easter Baskets

Elementary and Middle School Kids (and all their friends)!!!!! were the Easter Bunny’s helper on Saturday, March 12 at 10am in the Fellowship Hall. They prepared the Easter baskets that will be made available to the congregation to fill. Fun, games, a brief message, and lunch were provided. These Easter Baskets once filled by members of the congregation will be delivered to Geauga County Family Services and distributed to needy families in the area

Congratulations Pastor Ryan

On Jan 16, 2022 Rev. Christopher Ryan was ordained as a Pastor serving at St. Mark. The ordination service at St. Mark was attended by area clergy, as well as Pastor Chris’s family friends and members of the St. Mark congregation. A banquet, catered by members of the congregation and sponsored by the St. Mark Women’s League immediately followed the ceremony. We are grateful to God for calling Pastor Chris to serve at St. Mark.