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Announcements

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Confirmation 2024

St. Mark celebrated it’s confirmands on Sunday, May 5, 2024 at both services Congratulations to Allison, Mandi, and Holden

National Day of Prayer Service

Join Us in Prayer: The St Mark Elders will be holding a prayer service on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at 7:00pmin recognition of the “National Day of Prayer”. We look forward to seeing you there. 11900 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland, OH 44026

April Men’s breakfast

St. Mark’s monthly men’s breakfast was held on April 13, 2024, at The Coffee Post in downtown Chesterland. The small conference room was filled to the brim with the men from St. Mark. This month’s speaker was Rev. Steven Hackmann from Shorehaven Lutheran Church in Euclid, Ohio, Rev. Hackmann is also the circuit visitor for the circuit of Lutheran churches that St. Mark belongs to which encompasses churches from Euclid to south of Solon. During a give-and-take session directed by…

CHILDREN’S NURSERY

We are once again staffing our children’s nursery during our Sunday 10:15 worship service. Parents have the option to bring their toddlers/preschoolers to sit with them in worship or let them play in our safe/spacious playroom. We also have a cry room available for parents with infants. www.StMarkChester.com.

Preschool open House

St. Mark Christian Preschool Open House.   Our mission is to offer a Christ-centered option for parents who want a hands-on curriculum which will prepare their children for success in Kindergarten.  Students must be age 3 by the first day of school.  Come see the classroom and meet the Director on either Friday, April 12 from 6-8pm or Saturday, April 13 from 10am-noon. The Preschool is located on the lower level of the church building at 11900 Chillicothe Rd. Chesterland, OH 44026-…

Holy Week at St. Mark

Holy Week Maundy Thursday: 11:30am or 7:00pm. Good Friday: Tenebrae (a service of darkness) noon and 7:00pm. Easter Sunday: Traditional Service at 7am. , The Easter Festival Service is at 9am (with choir) and 11am. He is Risen! He is Risen, Indeed! Alleluia!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL-REGISTER NOW!

Registration is now open for Vacation Bible School!  Our theme this year is SCUBA – Diving into Friendship with God.  This epic undersea adventure will include crafts, games, songs, Bible stories, and more! VBS will run from July 22-26 from 9-11:30am and is open to children from age 3 through entering 5th grade.  The link to register as a participant or volunteer is https://vbspro.events/p/events/stmark2024  It’s not too early to start inviting the children that you know in our community to this…

BIBLE STUDIES EXPLODING AT ST.MARK

Our Tuesday Morning Bible Study at St. Mark at 11 am has become extremely popular! 37 people this week! Usually led by Pastor Mark Matzke , this last Tuesday was led by Pastor Ron LePere. We are so blessed to have 3 retired (Pastors never really retire) Pastors at St. Mark. Pastor Ron LePere, Pastor Gerald Matzke, and Pastor Ken Welsh all attend and continue to contribute to the Lord’s work at St. Mark. Pastor Chris Ryan is our Associate…

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”