Missions

Missions

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…

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 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…

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…

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.…

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 …

Gift of the Magi Boutique 2018

Once a year the members of St. Mark transform the hallways and fellowship hall into a magical Christmas boutique, featuring handmade items that make special Christmas gifts. The St. Mark vision statement is “Making Caring Connections in the Community.” By opening the doors of St. Mark to vendors and members of the surrounding communities, we hope that when they have spiritual needs, they will think of St. Mark to help them with those needs as well. Money raised by the boutique…

Youth Group Mission Trip- Send Off

What a send off for the St. Mark Youth as they head to Altoona PA to do some servant evangelism! At the 9:45 service on June 10, 2018, all those heading to the missionfield  were commisioned and received a blessing in front of the congregation. They were treated to hot dogs, hamburgers and mac and cheese plus other goodies at a going away lunch in fellowship hall after the service. The group boarded “PrayerForce One” the church bus and headed…

Planting the Fun in FUNdraising

St. Mark Women’s League has three major fundraisers each year. The Spring Plant Sale,   The Fall “This and That Sale”and the Gift of the Magi Boutique. Last weekend, starting on Friday May 18 and continuing through Sunday, St. Mark  opened their doors to the community for an opportunity to put some Spring in their yards by purchasing plantable plants and hanging baskets. Friday featured the “Tour de Fleurs” Plant sale and preview party. A fun time of fellowship food…

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This post is broken into three pages. See page navigation below content. In principio creavit Deus caelum et terram. Propterea sicut per unum hominem in hunc mundum peccatum intravit et per peccatum mors et ita in omnes homines mors pertransiit in quo omnes peccaverunt. Sic enim dilexit Deus mundum ut Filium suum unigenitum daret ut omnis qui credit in eum non pereat sed habeat vitam aeternam. Sic enim dilexit Deus mundum ut Filium suum unigenitum daret ut omnis qui credit in…