St. Mark’s had a bilingual worship on Sunday, November 11th. Deacon Einstein led the congregation in singing the hymns both in Spanish, and in English. And, he gave the sermon. It was a fun worship.
This was Deacon Einstein’s last Sunday with us at St. Mark’s. Our quilting group had made him a special quilt so presented that to him at the end of worship. We also had a group picture taken with him.
WELCA hosted a special reception in his honor during our coffee and fellowship time.
Some of our students along with other members helped out with the games at the Global Friends Coalition Picnic on September 9th. They had a great time!
St. Mark’s and Zion United Methodist hosted a Neighborhood Block Party on August 16th. Approx. 200 people attended and joined in the fun of games, free food and lots of fellowship. Thank you to all our organizers, volunteers and all our neighbors!
St. Mark’s has joined with Zion United Methodist Church again this year and will co-host a Neighborhood Block Party on Thursday, August 16th, 4:30-6:30 pm. It will take place on the grounds of Zion United Methodist Church (which is just down the street). Next year, it will be at St. Mark’s again.
-Josh Jones from the Christian Radio station QFM has once again volunteered to DJ.
-The Boy Scout Troop 130 is managing the Bouncy Houses
-The Gideons are bringing 200 bibles (thank you to Candace at Zion)
-Thrivent has given a $250 donation, and 50+ t-shirts to give away
-Safe Kids will have a booth
-Target is bringing 3-4 volunteers to help with games (thank you Lasha Oss)
-There will be a raffle of Children’s Christian books and Bibles
-The GF Police Dept, the GF Firemen and the Little Red Reading Bus will be there.
Please join us for some free food, fellowship and games!
We are happy to announce that Dale Raatz officially became our “Intern Pastor” on August 1st.
Dale is a student at Luther Seminary and will spend his Internship at St. Mark’s.
If you haven’t done so already, please stop in and introduce yourself.
Anne and Willie Langdji serve as ELCA Missionaries for the region of West and Central Africa. They are looking forward to sharing more about current opportunities and challenges in Central African Republic as they visit our synod next week.
St. Mark’s sponsors Anne & Willie and their ministry. This is a great time to be able to hear from them.
Join them at one of the upcoming events!
August 11 Grand Forks – University Lutheran, Dessert Social 6:30pm
August 12 Hillsboro – Our Savior’s Lutheran, Worship 9:30am
August 12 Fargo – Olivet Lutheran, CAR Picnic, 6pm
August 15 Valley City – Our Savior’s Lutheran, Bible Study, 9:30am