fellowship (Page 2)

fellowship (Page 2)

60th Anniversary Music Event at St. Mark

On March, 7th, St. Mark hosted a community music event at St. Mark to celebrate 60 years in ministry. The event featured a wide variety of performances, classical music,  barbershop harmony, Irish dancers, gospel music and contemporary Christian music. The sanctuary was packed and all enjoyed delicious home made cupcakes after the concert. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MUSIC EVENT ON YOUTUBE

Serving those in Need at Trinity Lutheran

St. Mark has partnered with Trinity Lutheran in Ohio City for many years. We serve a community meal once per month, help stock the Trinity food pantry and bring clothes for their clothing outreach. February has been exceptionally busy, St. Mark held a “Stuff the Bus” event and we loaded “Prayer Force One, ” the church bus with donated clothes, particularly men’s clothes, which were in need. On Feb 22, 2020, members of the St. Mark congregation, made Chili and…

annual chili Cook-Off 2020

On Feb. 8, 2020, the wildly popular St. Mark Chili cook-off happened. The hungry audience sampled from 11 selections of Chili. The fare included Mom’s Chili, Bison Chili and a “deer “favorite, Bison Chili. After an exceedingly close vote, Tom Holt’s “Addiction Special” won for the best Chili and expert chef Ray Gleske, a winner from 2 years ago, took the most original medal. Vicar Chris Ryan announced the St. Mark 2020 Retreat which will take place in Jumonville PA…

2020 Annual Women’s Luncheon

On January 18, 2020, the women of St. Mark braved the icy, snowy, rainy weather to attend the annual women’s luncheon. This year’s venue was St. Denis golf course in Chardon Ohio. An interesting program about “Oils of Ancient Scripture” by St. Mark member Marti Jacobson and her associate Stacey Kelly, representing Young Living Consultants, an essential oils distributor, was enjoyed by all.

January Men’s Breakfast

On January 4, 2020, the men St. Mark held their monthly breakfast. This first men’s breakfast of the new year was a changing of the guard. For the first time in 12 years, Ron Cudnik and Pastor Ken Welsh were not the organizers. Bruce Robinson and Ron Meister have taken on the responsibility of organizing the men’s breakfast. The group still meets at Rise and Dine in downtown Chesterland, 2769 Chillicothe Rd, Chesterland, OH 44026. The lively conversation starts at…

A St.Mark – Trinity Lutheran Christmas

On December 21, 2019, members of St. Mark joined in a caravan of cars led by the St. Mark church bus “Prayer Force One” to Trinity Lutheran in Ohio City to hold a joint Chrismas Party for the homeless and needy. St. Mark members collected hygiene supplies over the previous 3 weeks and members of the Tuesday Morning Bible study at St. Mark assembled them in Christmas gift bags. Members of St. Mark also served a meal that included homemade…

December Community Lunch

On the last Wednesday of each month St. Mark hosts a delicious lunch for all that wish to attend at a special price. FREE !! On December 18th, one week early due to the Christmas Holiday, We shared our Christmas luncheon with the community. The St. Mark Church bus, “Prayerforce One, ” picked up a group of seniors at the West Geauga Senior Center and sang Christmas Carols on the way to St Mark’s and on the way back to…

December Men’s Breakfast

On Dec. 7, 2019, the men of St. Mark met for their monthly men’s breakfast at Rise and Dine Cafe in downtown Chesterland. For over 12 years, organizers Ron Cudnik and Rev. Ken Welsh have dedicated themselves to this breakfast, Ron, has made many phone calls and Pastor Ken has provided many interesting speakers from all walks of life. They are passing this responsibility to long-time member and former congregation Ron Meister. Ron was this month’s speaker and spoke of…

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…