Events

"For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them. (Matthew 18:20, NRSV)

New Beginnings - Return to One Service

Beginning on April 11, St. Mark’s will return to one in-person Sunday Church Service at 9 AM. Sunday School will follow from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. We will continue to live stream on Facebook and have FM 93.1 available for those who would like to be in the parking lot. Mask will still be required for all attending events inside both buildings.

Laundry Love

Hopewell Love Laundry Love ministry has asked if St. Mark’s would help with the on-going need of laundry detergent. Donations of new detergent bottles can be dropped off in the narthex.

John Maicher Memorial Scholarship

John Maicher was a member here at St. Mark’s. Sadly he lost his life to a rare medical condition. John’s family and friends started the John Maicher Memorial Scholarship as a way to cope with his death and keep his memory alive. As we all know this past year has taken its toll on fundraising. Please consider giving a donation to this Scholarship to keep his memory alive. Checks should be made to the John Maicher Memorial Scholarship and mailed to M & T Bank, 248 North Mill Street, Birdsboro, PA 19508.

Birdsboro Food Pantry

The Food Pantry will continue to host their drive-thru food distribution on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at St. Mark's from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. This ministry is a part of Hopewell Love Inc. To find out more about Hopewell Love visit here. Donations for Hopewell Love can be sent to the address below.

Hopewell Love

PO Box 396, Douglassville PA 19518

Housewarming Baskets

The Outreach Committee will be putting together items for families leaving Safe Berks to take with them once safe housing is found. Items will include: dishpan, dish towels and cloths, drying pad, hot pads, table settings for 4, silverware, dish soap. Place settings have been donated from the VFW and Fabric ministry will provide dish cloths. Please consider donating any of the other items to these families in need. BB&B is providing meals to Safe Berks through October.

Mission Trip Birdsboro and Beyond

Wednesday, July 21 to Sunday, July 25

Requests forms for help around the outside of your home are located on the table at the church entrance. If you need help with landscaping, painting, etc. please pick one up.

Now is the time to sign up to participate in doing the work. Participant registration forms can be found at www.stpaulsbirdsboro.org and must be completed by May 16, 2021. You will need to complete the general and role specific forms as well as sharing health insurance information (if you have it), and copies of criminal and child abuse clearances from the last 5 years. A $15 registration fee is required. Any questions please see Sally Sassaman.

Digital Outreach Campaign

Our Digital Outreach Campaign has been created to pay for our new sound components and visual effects system. This includes the control center, cameras, monitors, microphones, and more. Please consider making a donation in honor or memory of a loved one. Envelopes for monetary gifts are on the narthex table or simply use a plain envelope. Mark all donations with “Digital Outreach”.

Congregation Video Projects

The St. Mark's technology committee is working on several video projects and they need your help. We are going to produce two videos - one of the Lord's Prayer and one of the Sunday Morning Confession. We need you to video tape yourself and members of your household reciting both prayers (you can use your bulletin for the words) and then send those videos to the church at secretary@stmarkbirdsboro.org. We will also be taking clips of people reciting these prayers as we can.

Israel Trip POSTPONED!!!

After much deliberation with the travel company, contacts in Israel and St. Peter's Lutheran church in Virginia, we have decided to postpone our congregational trip to Israel. We do not have exact dates yet but it will be the beginning of February before Ash Wednesday. If you have made your registration, your deposit will automatically go with the move to the new dates. This will also give us time for others, who were uncertain about traveling with the virus so active, time to decide if they want to join us for the new dates. We will keep you posted.