They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share…” (1 Timothy 6:18)
Even though we are unable to bring the dead to life, as God can, and did through his Son, Jesus Christ, we can be the hands and voice of Jesus in the world.
What does this mean? Well, we can provide comfort, support, and care for others in need. We can even provide a helping hand or prayers and words of encouragement. God has blessed each of us with different gifts and talents. We start every day assured of God’s love, compassion, and forgiveness, expressed in the life, death and resurrection of his Son, Jesus Christ. What an awesome opportunity we have then to use our gifts to help and care for others, just as Jesus did and does!
Below are a number of ways in which you can become a part of Making a Difference in the lives of many through serving and fellowship:
The St. Mark Thrift Shop is a tremendous asset and outreach to our community. Our Thrift Shop is open Wednesday – Saturday from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm. As God has blessed them with steady donations and a steady stream of clients, they are always in need of additional helpers. They provide an excellent variety of affordable clothing and household items, as well as free clothing to those in need through a monitored giving program. As the Thrift Shop is staffed completely by volunteers, please prayerfully consider this opportunity to volunteer one day a month. You may contact the church office for further details.
The ladies of the Prayer Chain receive prayer requests either via email or a printed sheet each week. Please contact the church office if you wish to become part of this ministry opportunity.
Our quilters meet on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. They have opportunities available for sewers and non-sewers alike. The only requirement is a servant heart. They assemble quilts mainly for Lutheran World Relief, but have also provided quilts to other projects when needs arise (local victims of fires, etc.) To date they have assembled well over 1,000 quilts and would love to welcome you to their group.
*Note: During the time when the ladies are quilting, we have a devoted group of husbands who meet for coffee and fellowship.
Our Seniors (55 and older) meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 12:00 pm for a meal, Bible study, fun and fellowship. In addition to their monthly meeting, they also attend events around the community once a month. We invite you to join us for any or all of our adventure. You won’t be disappointed.
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League – LWML
The women of the congregation participate in the activities of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML). They use their special gifts and talents in a variety of missions and ministry programs of St. Mark and in the New Horizon Zone of the LWML.
The Holy Spirit moves through each of us in unique and amazing ways. A few other opportunities exist here at St. Mark for serving and community. All are welcomed to serve through the following:
- ~Altar Guild
- The ladies of the Altar Gild prepare the chancel for worship and maintain the sacramental vessels. They also assist in putting up decorations for special services and seasons. Members serve in teams of two for one or two month each year.
- ~Lydia Guild
- Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:15 pm.