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Ministries

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…

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…

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…

Trinity Lutheran Ohio City Clothing Ministry

Just a quick update on the St. Mark partnership with Trinity Lutheran’s Clothing Ministry. All throughout the pandemic, the members of Trinity Lutheran have served those in need in the Ohio City neighborhood. St. Mark members donate clothing to help this ministry. On a monthly basis, St. Mark members load donated clothing on the church bus “Prayer Force One” and drive it to Trinity Lutheran located on west 30th St. Thank you to the members of Trinity Lutheran for allowing…

Sharing the Good News in Ohio City

Every month members of St. Mark board the church bus “Prayer Force One” and drive to Trinity Lutheran Church in Ohio City to serve a meal and share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Partnering with the members of Trinity on a monthly basis allows us to get to know the people we serve, the homeless, and the disadvantaged. Dave from Trinity shares a bible passage and message before each meal. One man, whose name was also Dave, was extremely…

Tailgate at trinity Ohio City

On July 18, 2020, St. Mark and Trinity Ohio City combined for a Baseball themed tailgate outside on the cul de sac in front of Trinity Ohio City Church. St. Mark serves at Trinity every month on the second last Saturday of the month We served hot dogs, hamburgers and fix-ins, Trinity’s clothing ministry was open to serve those in need and we all sang take me out to the ball game! Dave Onysko, from Trinity, gave an inspiring message…

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…

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,…

St. Mark September Rewind

September was a busy month at St. Mark. After Labor Day we resumed our 3 services, Sunday 8:15 AM, 9:45 AM, and 11:00 AM.  Vicar Chris Ryan had his official installation at St. Mark on September 8th. Vicar Ryan continues his studies through the Specific Ministry Program at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis Missouri. The annual St. Mark “This and That” sale was also in early September. The event helps raise funds for the St. Mark Women’s League special projects. The …