Our worship schedule for Holy Week is:
Maundy Thursday (April 13th) – 6:45 pm
Good Friday (April 14th) – Noon
Easter Sunday (April 16th) – 9:30 am
Please join us.
St. Mark’s participated in the Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack on April 2nd. 30 of our members, including our Sunday School and their parents & leaders packed meals for a two hour shift. We feel very fortunate to be able to be a part of a project such as this that makes so much difference in the world. And, we look forward to this every spring!
Our Ash Wednesday worship will be March 1st, at 11:00 am and 6:45 pm.
The J.O.Y. group will meet for lunch following the 11:00 worship.
The schedule for Wednesdays beginning March 8th will be: Supper served at 6:00 pm and Worship to follow at 6:45 pm.
As we approach the celebration of the birth of our Lord, we are grateful for your presence and your partnership in God’s mission at St. Mark’s. Here is the worship schedule for our Christmas Season:
Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th
5:00 pm: Candlelight service with carols and Holy Communion
Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25th
9:30 am: Worship with Holy Communion
1st Sunday of Christmas, January 1st, 2017
9:30 am: Worship with Holy Communion
St. Mark’s held our annual Neighborhood Block Party on August 11th. It is always a great way for us to meet and show appreciation to our neighbors. This year, the Block Party was an extension of our Vacation Bible School.
It was a fun time with hotdogs, popcorn, root beer floats, and games, games and more games. The Fire Department was here with their Target House, the Little Red Reading Bus was here, Josh from QFM 104.9, and much more.
Thank you to all who helped with the event and all of you who attended!
Thank you to all who were involved in our Vacation Bible School last week. Thank you to the education committee, the crew leaders, the supper crew, and all our helpers. We especially thank all of you who enrolled your kids in our Cave Quest. It was a great week!
“Cave Quest – Following Jesus, the Light of the World”, is the theme for this year’s Vacation Bible School. Gear up your kids for an over-the-top underground adventure! Ground them in the rock-solid foundation of God’s love, a love that takes us through life’s dark times.
The session will be held Sunday, August 7th through Wednesday, August 10th. A family meal will be served at 5:30 pm. The sessions are 6:00-8:15 pm.
Classes will be held for children ages 4 through 5th grade.
Instead of a registration fee this year, St. Mark’s will be collecting nonperishable food items each day of VBS. Items collected will be donated to a local food bank.
Come back on Thursday, August 11th, 4:00-6:30 pm for our annual Neighborhood Block Party. Hotdogs, popcorn, and rootbeer floats will be served. There will be bounce houses, face painting, games and much more! All is free.
The registration form here can be returned to St. Mark’s at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to 715 24th Avenue South, Grand Forks 58201.
VBS Registration Form 2016
We will soon begin a three week book study on “The New Parish”, by Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens and Dwight J. Friesen.
This book is about what it means to be a church that is focused on God’s mission with our neighbors, and therefore with each other. We hope to begin to re-imagine how to let the love we have within these walls spill outside, into this neighborhood and beyond.
The study will be led by Intern Pastor, Dave Adams, and will be held on Tuesdays, July 19th, July 26th and August 2nd. Sessions will be held both at noon and at 7:30 pm. You can attend whichever session works for you on that day.
The books are available in the church office for $10 or you can purchase a Kindle version at amazon.com for $10.
Please sign up in the church office by July 14th. If you have any questions, call us at 701-772-4807.