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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,…

Happy Birthday -African Refugees

On Saturday, Mar. 23, a team from St. Mark boarded “Prayer Force One” the church bus and headed to Trinity Lutheran in Ohio City to celebrate the birthdays of the African Refugees in Trinity’s Refugee Outreach program. St. Mark members had baked cupcakes and the team served a chicken dinner to these refugees who are primarily from the Congo and Rwanda. Pastor Jerry Mitchell shared the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ through an interpreter to the guests and the youngsters…

St. Mark Women’s Retreat 2019

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, the St. Mark Women’s League held their annual retreat. The event was open to all women, not just St. Mark members. The Reverend Mark Matzke, Pastor at St. Mark gave the opening presentation, highlighting the theme, “Let God Be Your GPS.” A number of speakers presented during the day followed by discussion sessions. Lunch was served. It was a delightful day for all that attended.

2019 Chilli Cook Off

The 2019 version of the St. Mark Annual Chilli cook off is in the books. Over 10 entries were sampled by a hungry group of all ages. The winner Lucas Zelznick a young man in the St. Mark pre confirmation  class won  best tasting competition.. Congrats Lucas.  Mark Rychel, took the most creative prize. The night was capped off by a raucous game of family feud , hosted by Chris Ryan, doing his best Steve Harvey impersonation. The entire  group…

Annual Women’s League Luncheon

On Saturday, Jan. 12, the annual women’s league luncheon was held at St. Denis Golf Course Party Center. thanks to Donna Robinson for the great pictures

Jan. 2019 Mens’ Breakfast

The 2019 mens’ breakfast started off with an interesting discussion about Spiritual Resolutions. Ron Meister, long time member and past president started the discussion by mentioning some possible resolutions and the group chimed in with a number of their own. Each month the men of St. Mark meet at the Rise and Dine Cafe in dowtown Chesterland. Fellowship, breakfast and and speakers from different walks of life provide a great start to the month. First time attendees eat free! call…