Posts by rychel (Page 2)

Posts by rychel (Page 2)

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…

Chesterland Independence Day Parade

St. Mark entered a float in the Chesterland Independence day Parade. The Parade, sponsored by the West Geauga Kiwanis featured many community organizations. The parade route started at Metzenbaum school on Cedar Rd. and finished at the West Geauga High School. The St. Mark Praise team led by Wendy Zimmerman played and sang live music along the route. St. Mark members passed out reusable grocery bags that celebrated St. Mark’s 60th anniversary.

Welcome New Members

On Sunday May 9th, St. Mark welcomed 14 people into membership at St. Mark. We are so blessed to have Pastor Ken Welsh continue to teach our Life with God Class and follow up on people expressing an interest in becoming members at St. Mark

Confirmation 2021

St. Mark is happy to announce that Nathan Ryan was confirmed at St. Mark on May 2, 2021. Nathan spoke at both services about his faith and received the sacrament of Holy Communion surrounded by family friends and his fellow members at St. Mark.

Cycles for Christ

St. Mark has expanded its ministry to the people we serve at Trinity Lutheran in Ohio City. A suburban policeman, Kevin Thomas brought to our attention that he is associated with Cycles for Christ. Kevin has access to bicycles that need repair through his work as a policeman. The bikes are refurbished through Cycles for Christ and given free of charge to those in need. Siri Robert is a man who attends our monthly meals at Trinity Lutheran. We noticed…

Trinity Lutheran Outreach Cookout

On April 17, 2021, St. Mark members boarded the church bus, “Prayer Force One” and headed to Trinity Lutheran in the Ohio City neighborhood of the city of Cleveland to serve a meal to the neighborhood folks surrounding the Trinity Church. We serve every month but this was our first outdoor cookout of the year. We partner with the members of Trinity not only by serving a meal but helping stock their clothing ministry and food pantry . Dave Oneysko…

February Community Lunch

On February 24, the Women’s League at St. Mark hosted their monthly free community lunch. Due to Covid restrictions, the lunches have been served in, “drive-through” style. This month’s fare included corn chowder, sweet bread, and fruit cocktail. The lunch was served from 11 am to 1 pm. During Lent St. Mark has a Wednesday 11:30 am Lenten service as well as a 7:30 pm Lenten service. Many of the people that attended the 11:30 am service enjoyed a “take…

Trinity Lutheran Ohio City Clothing Ministry

Just a quick update on the St. Mark partnership with Trinity Lutheran’s Clothing Ministry. All throughout the pandemic, the members of Trinity Lutheran have served those in need in the Ohio City neighborhood. St. Mark members donate clothing to help this ministry. On a monthly basis, St. Mark members load donated clothing on the church bus “Prayer Force One” and drive it to Trinity Lutheran located on west 30th St. Thank you to the members of Trinity Lutheran for allowing…

Vicar Ryan takes next step to Ordination

Vicar Chris Ryan is involved in Seminary training from Concordia Seminary In St. Louis Mo., to become a Pastor at St. Mark. His training is through the Specific Ministry Pastor program. The Specific Ministry Pastor Program is a distance-based, specialized program of theological education available at both seminaries. It is available to those involved in a ministry site where they will serve as vicars for the first two years of the program. After successful completion of the first two years and…

confirmation 2020

On October 18, St. Mark class of 2020 made their Confirmation at the 10 am service. Congratulations to our St. Mark confirmands!