Events and Signups at St. Mark’s Church: What’s going on? Do I need to register? Where can I sign up? Find out everything we’re up to.
Save the Dates
Blessing of the Animals, Sunday, October 7, 1:30 pm.
Healing Weekend, led by the Rev. Bruce Mason, Friday-Sunday, October 12-14. Don’t miss this!
The Mystery of the Gospel: Jesus, Salvation, and the Church
Dive deeply into the Holy Scriptures with Dr. Marcus Johnson as he teaches on the mystery that lies at the center of our lives. This study runs concurrently with Vacation Bible School, July 17-19. Join families at 5:30 pm for dinner in the fellowship hall or just come for the study 5:50-7:30 pm. Dessert will follow! Register for the class on the Vacation Bible School page of the website.
Summer Drop-in Bible Study: Four Scriptures Every Christian Should Know By Heart
From the earliest days of Christianity, the church has valued these formative and life-changing touchstones of the faith. They are passages that can be learned by heart and from which we can draw strength.
Join Pastor Claudia over four weeks as we recite them, contemplate them, pray over them, and reflect on their power to enrich how we relate to God, to ourselves, and to our neighbor.
July 11/12: Psalm 23
July 18/19: The Lord’s Prayer
July 25/26: The Ten Commandments
Aug 1/2: The Beatitudes
Come to one session or all of them.
Place: the rectory
Day and Time: Wednesdays, 9:30-11:00 am; or Thursdays, 7:00-8:39 pm
St. Marker Motorcyclists next ride after 8:00 am worship Sunday, July 29. Contact Alan Shackleton, firstname.lastname@example.org, 630.235.8629.
The RED Group for August stands for Recommend Eat Discuss. Ladies are welcome to join us on Sun, August 5, 5:30 pm for a potluck. We will meet in the Gathering Room (lower undercroft) to discuss recommendations for books and movies to read/watch for next year. Contact Lela Lowe, Lela@theloweclan.net, 630.208.7150.
Christian Meditation meets on Saturdays at 9:15 am in the first-grade room. Christian Meditation is an ancient practice which is grounded in elements such as a sense of personal relationship with Jesus; the sense of community it leads to; and other forms of prayer like scripture, sacraments, and worship. Get all the details on the Christian meditation page
Junior High Youth
Moms and Daughters Painting Event
Mark your calendars for an afternoon of creative fun! On Sunday, August 5, from 1:00-3:00 pm, meet in our youth room to hand-paint a lovely mini wooden pallet, snack and sip some delicious goodies, and hang out with the other ladies!
- The founders of Poppin’ Pallets, a local company, will guide you through the painting process and help you hand-sketch your unique design. Want to make a one-of-a-kind gift? Looking to craft something special for your wall or desk? They’ll make it happen!
- It will be $30 per mother-daughter pair and covers two 12×12 pallets, paint and brushes, and snacks. This is a special ladies’ day you won’t want to miss!
- Please RSVP in the form below by the July 21.
As we look forward to another year of helping students grow in the knowledge and love of Christ, we find ourselves in need of dedicated volunteers to keep giving them the experiences we believe will enrich the rest of their lives. From Sunday programming to special events, from planning to cooking or hosting, the passion and talents of our volunteers allow Junior High Ministry to thrive. Would you join us in fulfilling this vision? Do you or someone you know at St. Mark’s feel led to further equip our students on their spiritual journeys? Please contact us! Whatever your schedule, whatever your gifts, we’ve got a place for you.
Mike and Erin Koestler and their young son, Marty, are in the U.S. and will be visiting St. Mark’s July 28 and 29. Mike and Erin are members of CRU and have been working on college campuses in the Middle East. Watch for the plans being made for you, our Parishioners to meet them. Let them tell you how you prayers and support allow them to be in the missionary field.
Camp Out Vacation Bible School: VBS for Kids, Teaching for Teens & Adults, Dinner and Dessert for All
Enjoy dinner at St. Mark’s then head off to age-appropriate teaching for the whole family or drop your kids off and we’ll feed them, tire them out, and teach them truths about who they are in Jesus Christ!
Read the VBS page for all the details and to register.
St. Mark’s Choir Summer Pick-Up
Raise your voice to the Lord! On Sunday, July 29 there will be a pick-up choir singing praises. This is a chance to dust off your voice and worship in song. Anyone can join us, college students who are home from school, high school students, parishioners who are looking to try out their voices, and of course regular choir members. We will meet in the Sanctuary at 8:00 am on Sunday July 29 and sing at the 9:00 and 10:30 services. Hope to see you there. Dress is Sunday Go-To-Meeting attire, no choir robes.
Jesus and Me (JAM) Singers
For the younger singers of our parish, we have the JAM Singers (second through eighth grade). They sing at worship on the first Sunday of the month and rehearse on Sundays at 10:45 am. They make a joyful noise! For more information and to sign up contact Paul Grizzell, Director of Worship Arts, email@example.com.
Low-Key Volunteer Opportunities
- Security Team: Check over and secure the building each evening for a week, on an approximate 2-month rotation. Please contact John Temple, firstname.lastname@example.org, 630.606.0074.
- Audio Visual: Control lights, sound, and recordings during 10:30 worship. Please contact Sally Gradle, email@example.com, 630.632.5671.
- Prodigal Café needs your help. Additional bakers and hosts are needed to serve on a rotating schedule. Please contact Mary or Jen Beall, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Help Water our Gardens south of the fellowship hall. Takes about one hour, and with all this hot weather we’re having, feel free to sign up for as many times as you like! Contact Mary Beall, email@example.com.