Community (Page 3)

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Gift of the Magi Boutique 2019

The Ladies at St. Mark transformed the hallways, library and fellowship hall into a magical Christmas boutique. On Friday and Saturday on the second weekend in November 2019. Christmas shoppers from Northeast Ohio, gathered at St. Mark to purchase beautiful, unique handcrafted items, from Christmas trees made from old hand saws to warm knitted hats and scarfs. Shoppers marveled at these unique offerings. Many thanks to all the vendors who made our 2019 Gift of the Magi Boutique a success.…

October Men’s Breakfast

Rise and Dine Cafe in Downtown Chesterland has been the home of the “St. Mark Men’s Breakfast” for more than 10 years. Pastor Ken Welsh and Ron Cudnik have faithfully contacted men and found speakers for each breakfast. This month’s speaker was Rev. Jeff Stevens. Pastor Stevens is well known to St. Mark members, he has mentored St. Mark in their search for a vision statement and has helped St. Mark as a representative of the Ohio District. Pastor Stevens,…

Well Done Ken Welsh and Sue Brill

This summer marked 2 significant milestones at St. Mark. Pastor Ken Welsh, Associate Pastor and Treasurer Sue Brill retired from their respective positions at St. Mark. Both members of St. Mark for over 50 years, Pastor Ken and Sue have and will continue to joyfully serve at St. Mark. Both Pastor Ken and Sue were honored at 2 separate events both during a Sunday service and at a banquet in Fellowship Hall following the church services. Family, friends, relatives and…

New Member Welcome Breakfast

On Sunday, July 28, 2019, St. Mark welcomed nine new members into their fellowship. They were recognized at the 9:30 service and were treated to a breakfast provided by the St. Mark Women’s league. The breakfast was attended by both St. Mark Pastors, Pastor Matzke, and Pastor Welsh as well as Deacon Chris Ryan. Many of the elders and church officers were at breakfast to welcome the new members. Pastor Welsh hosts a “Life with God Class” that explains the…

2019 Chesterland Fourth of July Parade 2019

You can count on The West Geauga Kiwanis Club sponsoring the annual fourth of July parade every Independence day! You can also count on the members of St. Mark sharing the GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST through song and the passing out of frisbees with St. Mark’s info on them. For the third year in a row the St. Mark Youth group had an awesome presence singing and carrying a banner for the upcoming Vacation Bible School starting July 22,…

St.Mark ROADtrip rewind

On the weekend of June 14, members of St. Mark took the road and traveled to the State of Kentucky to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter. The group consisted of great grandparents with their great-grandchildren, young families, teens, and seniors. All had the opportunity to have their beliefs in creation upheld by exhibits on God’s creation as outlined in the bible book Genesis. The opportunity to walk through a life-size mammoth Noah’s Ark made the story of the great…

June Men’s Breakfast

June 1, 2019 was the date for our St. Mark monthly men’s breakfast. The Rise and Dine Cafe in downtown Chesterland is the venue. A great breakfast with eggs, bacon sausage, French toast and fried potatoes is the typical fare with lots of coffee. This month’s speaker was Leonard Lowe who has a passion for life, particularly the lives of the unborn. Leonard gave a passionate presentation. He highlighted the support the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church, particularly Synod President, Rev.…

May Community Lunch Cook Out

On the last Wednesday of EVERY month St. Mark hosts a community free lunch for the communities surrounding St. Mark. May’s lunch featured a cook-out with hamburgers and hot dogs prepared on the St. Mark Grill at the entranceway to the church. Fellowship hall featured additional goodies, potato salad, watermelon and cookies baked by the St. Mark members. Great conversation, lots of laughs and an opportunity for people to get together and share a meal. Mark your calendar, June 26, is…

Education Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

On Monday, May 6th, the Board of Education at St. Mark held a volunteer appreciation dinner to recognize those that have had an impact on the youth at St. Mark over the past school year. Deacon Chris Ryan, head of the St. Mark Board of Education thanked all those in attendance. The event featured a lively, white elephant, gift auction along with unofficial Martin Luther currency, thanks to Kim Ryan.

May men’s breakfast

On Saturday, May 4th, the men of St. Mark gathered at the Rise and Dine Cafe in downtown Chesterland. As usual, a delicious breakfast was served by the Rise and Dine staff. The Rev. Robert Mertz of Our Savior Lutheran church in Mayfield Heights gave an interesting presentation on the subject of “time.” The multi-media presentation included a rendition of the song made famous by the rock group “The Byrds “, “Turn, Turn”Turn.”The lyrics are taken almost verbatim from the book of Ecclesiastes,…