Posts by rychel

Posts by rychel

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.

Another Year of Serving

We are so grateful at St. Mark to serve alongside our brothers and sisters in Christ at Trinity Lutheran, Ohio City. For over ten years, this partnership has been used by God to spread the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ to thousands of people who have attended our monthly dinners. This year, we helped design and install a ramp that will help people with mobility problems to attend the dinners and stay warm in the winter, since the Trinity Social…

November was Busy at St. Mark

November was busy at St. Mark. Our Women’s League “Gift of the Magi” Boutique turned our hallways into a wonderland of Christmas gifts many handmade by church members and local merchants. The Box of Chocolate Concert Series, an outreach event, proclaimed the GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST, in word and song a the “Friends” Gospel Quartet entertained and evangelized the audience Our monthly community free lunch was held inside for the first time since the pandemic started and was enjoyed…

Box of Chocolates Concert at St. Mark

St. Mark kicked off their new monthly concert series with the Erie Sound Barbershop Group In St. Mark Fellowship Hall. The group sang a number of favorite songs and serenaded long-time member Carol Deau. A sing-along was the favorite of everyone in attendance. A special unannounced treat was a group that included Diana Monaghan, a St. Mark member,that gave a special rendition of “Amazing Grace” Coffee was free and delicious inexpensive cakes and other goodies were served. A free-will offering…

Ramping Up at Trinity Ohio City

The Social Hall at Trinity Lutheran in Ohio City is used for monthly dinners for people in the neighborhood surrounding the church. In the cold weather, it is used as a warming center for those that need to get out of the cold. Rick Huston, a St. Mark member has headed up a group of men from St. Mark and Trinity that are constructing a ramp for those that have a difficult time climbing steps to get into the social…

Fried Chicken at Trinity

On Saturday, July 24, 2021, St. Mark hosted a meal and message along with members of Trinity Lutheran Church on the culdesac in front of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ohio City. The Meisters, members of St. Mark, and owners of Shaker Quality Auto Body and Repair donated delicious fried chicken. Tents were set up in front of the church and people from the surrounding neighborhood enjoyed the picnic-style meal. Vicar Chris Ryan from St. Mark gave an evangelistic message and…