Posts by rychel

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Sharing The Good News at Trinity Ohio City

On Saturday Feb 17, 2024, St. Mark members along side members of Trinity Lutheran Ohio City, (TOC) and St. Peter’s , Shaker Heights, served home made Chili and corn bread along with delicious white cake, decorated with bible verses, to the homeless and disadvantaged residents of the local neighborhood. Rev. Mark Matzke, St. Marks Senior Pastor, gave a message based on 1 John 3:16. This is the first lunch that St. Mark has served at TOC, usually dinner is served…

Feb. Men’s Breakfast

On February 10, 2024, men from St. Mark gathered at the Coffee Post on Route 306 in Chesterland to discuss the upcoming Super Bowl. Rev. Gerald Matzke led a discussion and asked questions as to what it takes to be a Super Bowl Champion. Weightlifting, studying the playbook, and mental preparation were some of the answers given. Then the discussion turned toward our life in Christ and how much of the same preparation prepares us for being Christian men in…

Ladies Luncheon

On Saturday, January 27 the annual St. Mark Ladies Luncheon was held in Fellowship Hall on the St. Mark Campus. For the first time in memory, the men of St. Mark served the ladies with a brunch highlighted by Chicken Cordon Bleu, Caesar Salad, French toast, eggs, potatoes, and other scrumptious offerings. A special presentation on the Shroud of Turin was given by Shroud expert Dave Onysko. Here is his on-line presentation

Lent 2024

The theme of our Lenten series this year will be “Sermons from the Cross”.  Each week’s sermon will focus on the words of Jesus as they were preached from his most painful pulpit – the cross of Calvary.  Join us each Wednesday, beginning February 14th at either 11:30 or 7pm. 2/14:  “Father, Forgive Them” 2/21:  “Behold Your Mother” 2/28:  “You Will Be With Me in Paradise” 3/6:    “Eli, Eli, Lam Sabachthani” 3/13:  “I Thirst” 3/20:  “It is Finished”

New Bible Study

On Tuesday, January 16th, at 11 am Pastor Mark will begin a new Bible Study entitled “Psalm Shelters in the Storm,” a discussion of six Psalms that give comfort and understanding when times get rough. (Especially at this time of year, keep an eye on weather-related school closings. If West Geauga Schools are closed, we also have a ‘snow day.’)

Dec. Community Lunch

Each month, the ladies at St. Mark provide a free lunch for the Chesterland and neighboring communities. The lunch is always on the last Wednesday of the month. This month’s luncheon featured Spaghetti and Meatballs, salad and rolls Homemade cookies were also served, made by members of our congregation. See you in 2024 on January 31. Happy New Year!

Christmas Cards for Seniors

At St. Mark, on December 17th. We hand-made Christmas Cards to be distributed to the residents of Heather Hill Care Communities. It has been a long-standing Lutheran tradition for congregations to support their local nursing home and to bring the love of Christ to folks who are often lonely and can feel forgotten. All the materials were provided to make beautiful cards. Youngsters and oldsters participated. Special thanks to Marilyn Meyerholt, for organizing and providing the materials.

Christmas at St. Mark

Make your plans now to attend either of our two Christmas Eve Festival services at 12pm or 5 pm. Each will feature a special Christmas Message and a candle lighting event to the hymn Silent Night. Christmas Day will feature a joyous Liturgical at 10 am.

Advent Worship Services

We can help you get into the Christmas spirit!   Attending Advent services will help build anticipation and excitement in your heart for the celebration of the birth of the Christ child.  We will be holding services in both the afternoon and evening on the following Wednesdays – 12/6, 12/13, and 12/20  at 11:30 am (traditional) and 7pm (contemporary). 

Thanksgiving at Trinity Lutheran

Members of St. Mark and Lutheran East High school provided Thanksgiving dinner to the homeless and disadvantaged people in the Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland. The Social Hall next to Trinity Ohio City was the venue. Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, a vegetable, rolls, and dessert were served to 60 people. With “to go” meals, 84 were served. An Evangelistic message was given with prayers before the meal. St. Mark serves this meal monthly on the third Saturday of the…

Christmas cards for the Elderly

December 17 from 2-4pm. St. Mark Fellowship Hall 11900 Chillicothe Rd, Chesterland, OH 44026 We will be making Christmas cards for the residents of Heather Hill. All are invited to attend, Parents are encouraged to bring their kids. We’ll ensure that we have people who can help them, so the parents can either stay or leave their children

Gift Of the Magi Boutique Wrap up

Gift of the Magi Christmas Boutique Thanks to all who participated in the Boutique. It was a great event that will help fund our missions that spread the GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST IN CHESTERLAND AND THROUGHOUT THE WORD !!! Thanks to Mari Jane Pavalonis for the great pictures