"For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” (Matthew 18:20, NRSV)
Church Photo Directory
We are looking to update our church photo directory. We will be setting up a Connect Our Families photo shoot with Lifetouch Photography on Friday, November 22nd from 2 pm to 9 pm and on Saturday, November 23rd from 10 am to 5 pm. Each family will receive a complimentary 8" x 10" portrait and free directory for participating. Announcements will be made during service and paper sign ups will be available after Sunday service. You can sign up today by following this link to the Lifetouch Photography session scheduling page. There you will follow the instructions to get your session scheduled. Please be aware that the online sign up page will be down while paper sign ups are available. This is to avoid double booking.
We will need volunteers to help get families checked in on event days. Please contact the office at 610-582-8167 or email@example.com for information on how to help out.
Mercy Me Concert
The tickets for the Mercy Me concert in Reading on Thursday, February 20 are here. In order to confirm your seat, we must have payment by November 17. Please make your check to St Mark’s Church for $41.15 for each ticket and write on the subject line Mercy Me Concert.
Annual Member Meeting
Our annual member meeting is scheduled for Sunday, November 17th following service. Please plan to stay and attend the meeting. We will be discussing current church business and future plans.
Musick of Early America
On Sunday, November 24 at 3 PM, we welcome Robert Mouland and his music of Colonial America. He has performed at Mount Vernon's Carpenter's Hall, The National Constitution Center, and the Museum of The American Revolution. The repertoire is a blend of jigs, reels, and gentle airs which would have been familiar to the founding fathers and common folks alike. His clothing is historically accurate and his instruments are antiques played in the 18th century.
Thanksgiving Community Service
The community service will be at St Paul’s UCC in Amityville on Sunday, November 24 at 7 PM. This year Pastor Jim, Deacon Candidate, MaryAnn and members of St. Mark’s Choir will be involved in the service.
Two times a year we have the opportunity to serve our famous Meatloaf Dinner for approximately 145 neighbors at the Community Meal/Food Pantry. We served the meal on June 11 and December 10 will be our next time. The menu will be: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, stewed tomatoes, corn, applesauce, salad, rolls, cupcakes, and beverages. We will also be giving ornaments, puzzle activities and pens.
The meal starts at 6 PM so helpers should arrive at the Fire Company Social Hall between 4:30 and 6:00 PM.
If you would like to donate any of the above, to give a monetary donation, and/or help serve that day please contact Mary Kilareski 610-582-4377 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helpers for Christmas Eve
This year we are having three services on Christmas Eve at 2, 7, and 10 PM. That calls for many helpers. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex with all the available opportunities.
Join us for a tour of the Holy Lands
A congregational trip to Israel and the Holy Lands has been scheduled for September 8 thru 17, 2020. For information there are brochures on the table in the Narthex or go to www.pilgrimtours.com/groups/smlutheran2020.htm