women’s league

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November was Busy at St. Mark

November was busy at St. Mark. Our Women’s League “Gift of the Magi” Boutique turned our hallways into a wonderland of Christmas gifts many handmade by church members and local merchants. The Box of Chocolate Concert Series, an outreach event, proclaimed the GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST, in word and song a the “Friends” Gospel Quartet entertained and evangelized the audience Our monthly community free lunch was held inside for the first time since the pandemic started and was enjoyed…

February Community Lunch

On February 24, the Women’s League at St. Mark hosted their monthly free community lunch. Due to Covid restrictions, the lunches have been served in, “drive-through” style. This month’s fare included corn chowder, sweet bread, and fruit cocktail. The lunch was served from 11 am to 1 pm. During Lent St. Mark has a Wednesday 11:30 am Lenten service as well as a 7:30 pm Lenten service. Many of the people that attended the 11:30 am service enjoyed a “take…

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.

New Members at St. Mark !!

The members of St. Mark invited 15 new members into their fellowship on Jan. 12, 2020! Introduced at each of the 3 Sunday morning services, they had recently completed the “Life with God “class taught by Pastor Ken Welsh. A breakfast attended by the new members along with many of the members of the St. Mark Church Council and Board of Elders was provided by the St. Mark Women’s League. If you would like to know more about the Lutheran…

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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.

LWML Prayer Service at St. Mark

The Northeast Zone of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League(LWML) held a prayer service on February 9th at St. Mark. The prayer service was written by Rev. Allen D. Anderson, past president of the Rocky Mountain District of The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Pastor Kevin Guynn, Northeast Zone Counselor, gave the message. During a luncheon hosted by the St. Mark LWML chapter, Jackie Rychel, president of Ministry In Mission, gave a presentation on the progress and completion of the Elderly Christian…

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