WELCA Christmas Brunch

Our WELCA group hosted their annual Christmas Brunch in December.  Food and fellowship and entertainment.  A great way to spend a morning.

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Daycare Halloween Party

Our Education Department celebrated an early Halloween with the All 4 Learning Day Care yesterday afternoon. There were games, face painting, and treats. Looks like everyone had fun!

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Operation Bootstrap Africa

Our special guests at our October 27th worship were Jason Bergman from Operation Bootstrap Africa, who shared information about their program AND Glory, who is a graduate of the MAAsae school in Tanzania.  St. Mark’s has had a long standing relationship with this girls’ school and has sponsored students there for years.  It was a wonderful surprise to have Glory with us and hear about her time at the school.  She also shared about her adjustment to now being a college student in this area of the world.  We enjoyed our time with them both.

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Pastor Dale Installed

Pastor Dale Raatz was installed as St. Mark’s Synodically Authorized Minister (SAM) September 1st.  Thank you to Rev. Peter Schmidt (representing the EaND Synod) for being with us to do the installation and being a part of our worship.

 

We are very happy that Pastor Dale will be with us until mid 2020! And, we are looking forward to continuing the mission of St. Mark’s with him by our side.

 

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Council Installation

St. Mark’s 2019-2020 Council Members were installed during worship on August 11th.  Thank you to all of you for your leadership and your willingness to serve!

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Pastor Dale’s Graduation Reception

On July 28th, following worship, we honored Pastor Dale with a special graduation reception.  He recently graduated from Luther Seminary.  It was a fun time.  Several people shared some memories and stories about working with Dale.  His family was there to share in the celebration.  And, there was cake!

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Packing Food for St. Joseph’s Program

St. Mark’s is helping out with St. Joseph’s Social Care’s Summer in the Park program.  We are packing the food bags that will be sent home with children for their weekend meals.

Our first packing was May 28th, and we had a wonderful turn out – and packed a lot of meals.  This is one of our favorite projects throughout the year.

Thank you to all our congregation members, volunteers from the Target store and those from our Scout Troop 130.  You are all amazing!

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