"For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” (Matthew 18:20, NRSV)
Lent and Easter Services
Shrove Tuesday, February 25th - Pancake Supper 5:30-7 PM
Ash Wednesday, February 26th - Service at 12 PM & 6:30 PM, Ashes to Go in Boyer’s Parking Lot 3:30-5:30PM, Special Wednesday Lenten Services 6:30 PM
During March and April
Sundays and Palm Sunday Services at 9 AM
Good Friday, April 10 - Cross Walk 3 PM, Service at 6:30 PM
Easter Sunday, April 12 - 6:30 AM Community Easter Dawn Worship Followed by Breakfast at 9:00 AM Resurrection of Our Lord Worship
New Member Welcome
Our next New Member Welcoming will be on Sunday, March 1 during service. If you are interested in joining or rejoining, please let Pastor Jim or the office know. There are forms on the table in the Narthex to complete for New or returning members. Please ask the Ushers for one.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner
There will be an All You Can Eat pancake dinner on Tuesday, February 25 from 5:30-7 PM There will be a free will donation. Proceeds go to the 2021 Youth Gathering. We will not be doing our Fastnaughts sale this year. Join us in kicking off our Lenten season.
We are collecting gently used shoes for the Western Berks Mission District. You may bring them in any time before February 29. There is a box in the Narthex to place them in.
Souper Bowl of Caring
We would like to thank our community and Boyers Market for all the support we had in this year’s Souper Bowl Collection. The final count was 2,294 cans and $189 in donation. If you haven’t brought your donation in yet you still have time. The soup will be delivered to the food bank on February 25.
American Heart Association CPR/AED Certification Class
Have you ever wanted to become certified in CPR? In honor of heart health month, St. Mark's health ministry is offering CPR certification class on February 23rd and March 1st. Both classes are from 1:00 until 4:00pm in Myers Hall. These classes will be full certification in basic life support CPR and AED. The certification is valid for 2 years through the American Heart Association. Class is $30/person (payment due on class day). Please sign up on the sign-up sheet in the Narthex. Each class is limited to 6 individuals; with a minimum class size of at least 2. Additional classes may be offered if there is more interest. Any questions, please contact Ashley Care.
West Berks Mission District Bowl-A-Thon
We are looking for bowlers of any age, any ability to help form teams of 5 to 6 people, to join us on Sunday, March 15 from 3 to 5 PM at Berks Lanes. Signups must be made before March 9. The mission district ask each bowler to try to raise at least $15 in sponsorship.
Food Safety Course
St. Mark’s will be hosting a food safety course for nonprofits on Thursday, April 2 from 6 to 9pm. All nonprofit organizations are invited to come. This class is free but you must register so we have enough materials for everyone. Please contact the church office at 610-582-8167 or email@example.com to sign up.
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. The deadline to register is May 22, 2020. We need to start making plans for transportation to and from the airport. For information there are brochures on the table in the Narthex or go to www.pilgrimtours.com/groups/smlutheran2020.htm