"For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” (Matthew 18:20, NRSV)
We have reworked our events and services due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Check below to see how we are planning to continue servicing our community.
Supporting St. Mark’s
The church still needs your support even when we are not meeting in person. Our services continue and our Outreach continues as well. We must also continue to pay our bills, ELCA loan, and salaries. The church still needs your offerings. You can go onto our giving page and use your credit/debit card or bank account to give your offering. You can also send in your offering by mail or drop it off at the church office. Thank you all for your continuing support.
Upcoming Drive-In Services
Join us for our Drive-In Services on Sunday mornings. If you show up live, you will not have to worry about WiFi or a live stream delay. We have purchased an FM transmitter and will be broadcasting the service directly to your car radios on 93.1 FM. This way, everyone can hear the service clearly and in real time. Some of you might be asking if you can just tune into that station at home. Unless you live within a few blocks of the church the answer is no. Our transmitter is a short-range transmitter. We will be celebrating communion as usual and the choir will be there to lead us in our hymns. We will maintain our Covid precautions with everyone remaining in their cars for the service. We will continue to stream these services on Facebook Live as well.
Drive Up Carnival Food - Cancelled
Due to scheduling conflicts, our Carnival Food Drive through has been cancelled.
We will let you know if it is rescheduled.
Free KN95 Face Masks
Eglise Baptiste Nouvelle Naissance will be distributing free KN95 face masks on Saturday, May 30th, 2020 at 1:00 PM.
Location: 440 East 1st Street. Birdsboro, PA 19508. There is a mask for everyone who comes while supplies last.
COVID 19 Food Ministry
We are serving approximately 32 individuals (with three meals each) on Wednesdays and Saturdays. We will continue this ministry as long as it is needed and we are able. We would like to thank all of our volunteers and partners who are making this ministry possible. As well as everyone who has been supporting it with financial support and donations of supplies. At this time we are planning on continuing until June 3. Thank you!
Please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-582-8167 for more information.
St Mark’s Next Community Meal
Our May 12, Community Meal was great! Our meals were delicious.
Thank you so much for your help and support.
We have agreed to make another meal for Tuesday, June 9, at St. Mark’s. We will again assemble the meals in take away containers and hand them out as the folks drive up for their food from the Pantry. We plan to box 140 meals.
Please consider helping us by volunteering to donate part of the following:
- Mac and cheese – We need 9 large pans made in disposable containers
- Dinner rolls – We need 3 people to donate 4 bags of 12 rolls each
- Snack bags of mini carrots, grape tomatoes and celery pieces – We need 4 people to donate 35 snack bags each, for a total of 140.
Thank you so much for your help. You may reach me at 610-582-4377 or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also be taking clips of people reciting these prayers as we can.
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.
PO Box 396, Douglassville PA 19518
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 until February 2021. 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.