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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…

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.

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…