With all of the economic challenges of the virus, demand at the local food banks is very high. We are having a food drive to help support the Salvation Army Food Pantry. Our goal is to fill the Scout trailer!!
Food Donations may be dropped off at St. Mark’s at the following times:
9:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday – Thursday August 24th – 27th
5:30 to 8:30 pm Monday August 24th
10:30 worship on Sundays August 23rd and August 30th
If you would rather make a financial donation, you can drop it off at the times and locations above OR send a check to:
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 715 24th Ave. S. Grand Forks, ND 58201
Donations will be matched by Abiding Memorials. Thank you for your support!! Spread the word so we can fill that trailer.
Outreach Ministry St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 701-772-4807
Beginning August 1, 2020, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church has become a part of the G.I.F.T. (Growing in Faith Together) of Grace Ministry. The other two churches we are partnered with are Walle Lutheran and Evanger Lutheran.
We welcome Pastor Sarah Raymond as our pastor for the ministry. We are excited to begin this new chapter for St. Mark’s.
This week, St. Mark’s will be saying goodbye to Pastor Dale Raatz.
Pastor Dale has been with St. Mark’s for two years and will soon head to Florida to begin the next step to becoming a VA Chaplain.
Good luck to you! We will miss your spiritual guidance, your friendship, and your teachings – not to mention the continued conversation about how the John Deere out performs any other equipment out there. (I am not clear on how well his conversion to green and yellow attempts have been.)
Our prayers go with you. We will miss you and Terri and wish you both well.”May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.”
St. Mark’s will hold a special meeting of the congregation on Sunday, May 31st, at 2:00 p.m. This meeting will be held in our parking lot. Members will be encouraged to remain in their vehicles and practice safe social distancing.
Included on the agenda is election of a council member for a three year term, approval of the amendments to the Joint Ministry Agreement and voting whether or not to become a part of the G.I.F.T. of Grace Lutheran Ministry. If the congregation approves becoming a part of the ministry, voting will take place to call the pastor at that time.
This is a very important meeting for the future of St. Mark’s. Voting Registration will take place to assure that we have at least 25 voting members in attendance.
According to our constitution, voting must be done in person. No proxy or absentee votes will be accepted.
Please put this on your calendar and plan to attend. Mailings have been sent out to members and more information will be sent a week prior to the meeting.
St. Mark’s has made the decision to cancel all worships, activities and events through May 11th. This is following the recommendations of our EaND Synod and the CDC.
The church office will be staffed Mondays and Thursdays 8:30-3:00. The church phone has been transferred to the cell phone of staff, so calls will be answered every day.
During this time, we ask that you remember to financially support St. Mark’s with your offerings. Offerings can be dropped off at the church when open, or can be mailed to St. Mark’s at 715 24th Avenue South, Grand Forks, ND 58201.
This decision was not made lightly, but we feel this is in the best interest of our members, staff, family and friends. We pray that all of you remain safe and healthy during these difficult times.