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Announcements

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Debt Reduction Breakfast

Seems like a lot of our special activities at St. Mark revolve around food. Probably true. When we are not in worship or Bible study or spreading the GOOD NEWS, as a congregation, we like to get together and socialize, and that usually involves a meal. Periodically, we have debt reduction breakfasts that fundraise to reduce the principal on our mortgage, which helped pay for our current church building. These breakfasts are sponsored by the women only at one breakfast…

January COMMUNITY Lunch

St. Mark Women’s League host a free lunch on the last Wednesday of every month in the St. Mark Fellowship Hall. On a cold and wintry January 26 late morning and early afternoon, a number of hearty souls ventured out to St. Mark for a delicious lunch of ham sliders, cheesy pasta, fruit cups and assorted desserts. Two young men, Tanis and Thomas, came all the way from the Harvard and Lee neighborhood of the city of Cleveland. Great conversation…

Lutheran East Students Partner with St. Mark

On January 21, 2023, Students from Lutheran East High School partnered with the members of St. Mark and served a meal to the homeless and needy at the Trinity Lutheran social hall in Ohio City. St. Mark members provided a well-received meal of fried chicken, mac and cheese, and peas with cookies for dessert. The Lutheran East students served the meal. The Lutheran East students also provided care packages to our guests that included, toothbrushes, toothpaste, bandaids, alcohol wipe, beef…

Men’s Breakfast, Jan. 2023

On January 14, 2023, the men of St. Mark had their monthly men’s breakfast at Guido’s Restaurant in downtown Chesterland. This breakfast is a monthly event held on the second Saturday of the month. You don’t have to be a member of St. Mark’s to attend. Contact George Fretz at 330-396-8251 to reserve your spot! Jeff Kershaw, from the West Geauga Kiwanis Club, was our featured speaker. Jeff talked about all the local service projects that the Kiwanis Club was…

Lutherans In The World

On January 9, 2023, St. Mark hosted its second session entitled “Lutherans in the World.” This session was about a biblical approach to the Critical Race Theory. The session, led by St. Mark Senior Pastor, Mark Matzke started out with this quote from Rev. Dr. Lucas V Woodward, President of the Minnesota South District, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, “The way forward is with Christ at the center. This means the forgiveness of sins, He won upon the cross, along with…

December Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, December 10, the St. Mark’s monthly men’s breakfast, was held at Guido’s Pizza Haven in downtown Chesterland. We are so grateful that Guidos opens early to host our breakfast, which is catered by their Versare Café and Market, located across Guido’s parking lot. This month’s breakfast featured great conversation, fine food and the singing of the Hymn “Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne.” It was a new hymn to most that attended but thanks to our leader George Fretz, we…

Welcome New Members

On December 4, 2022, St. Mark welcomed new members to our congregation! They were introduced to the congregation at both our 8:00 am and 10:15 services by Pastor Ken Welsh who teaches our “Life With God Class” a study for those wishing to investigate the teaching of the Lutheran Church and possibly wishing to become members. After the introductions board members of the church council gave short presentations to the group, highlighting how they could take advantage of the opportunities…

Gift of the Magi Boutique-Recap

St. Mark members reached out to the communities we serve through our Christmas Boutique! Local merchants along with our St. Mark women’s league members displayed and sold one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts. Wendy Zimmerman, Praise team leader at St. Mark, provided live Christmas music. Scrumptious food was served, especially at the Friday night preview party. IT IS THE HOPE OF OUR MEMBERS AT ST. MARK THAT THOSE ENTERING OUR CHURCH FOR THESE EVENTS WILL COME TO A SAVING RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST.…

Gift of the Magi Boutique

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2022, AT 9 AM – 4 PM Location: St. Mark Lutheran Church, 11900 Chillicothe rd. , Chesterland, OH 44026 Our Christmas Boutique will include quality products from 30 vendors including jewelry, quilts, candles, baked goods, embroidery, wood crafts, and more! These are juried artists and crafters, so all the items will make quality holiday gifts. No admission fee on Saturday. To find more details, call 440-729-1668.

Helping Those In Need

St. Mark’s newly formed “St. Mark Toolbox” is a ministry for those members of our congregation, that have needs in their home that they can’t take care of. Recently, a member asked if we could stain a small deck on the back of their house. The couple is getting along in age and couldn’t do it themselves. Members of St. Mark washed the deck and stained it! Now the couple can walk out their kitchen sliding door and enjoy the…

September Mens Breakfast

Thank You, Guido’s in downtown Chesterland for providing a venue for our monthly men’s breakfast. And thank you, Versare Café and Market across from Guido’s for providing a delicious breakfast. Dave Onysko, who gives our monthly message at the St. Mark Ministry at Trinity Lutheran Ohio City, is an expert on the Shroud of Turin, the burial cloth of Jesus that contains His image. Citing facts, locations, history, science, and forensics, Dave made a riveting case for the authenticity of…

August Free Community Lunch

Who doesn’t like cookouts? The August St. Mark Women’s league’s monthly free community lunch featured hamburgers, hot dogs, coleslaw. mac and cheese, cake, and ice cream bars! Once again, the Chesterland and surrounding community is served by these awesome women. Meals were made to go for those that had someone at home who couldn’t make it in person. One of our ladies delivered lunches to our shut-ins. It is the hope of St. Mark that as we meet the needs…