"For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” (Matthew 18:20, NRSV)
Can we bring some HOPE to a friend of St. Mark’s?
As many of you have heard, our dear friend, Dave Kline, who has played at St. Mark’s on many occasions, lost everything in a house fire Saturday, December 14. Eventually, insurance will kick in and help him rebuild a home but that is months and months away. If you would like to make a contribution, please write “Kline Family” on the check. There are also a few Go Fund Me pages available.
Souper Bowl of Caring
In 2020 the Outreach Committee of St. Mark’s would like to lift up poverty awareness in our community. We are encouraging people to donate cans of meals such as beef stew, tuna, canned ravioli, broth, and boxes of noodles. This campaign will run from January 12 until February 23 and items will be delivered to the Food Pantry in Birdsboro on Feb. 25. Items may be brought to the church during the above dates. We are also looking for volunteers to help with soup collection at Boyer’s Market in Birdsboro on January 30, 31 & February 1. Volunteer signup sheets can be find in the Narthex.
Cooking for Crowds
On Monday, February 3, 2020 at the Penn State Extension at 1238 County Welfare Road, there will be a program on A Volunteers Guide to Safe Food Handling which helps volunteers understand the risks involved with preparing large volumes of food and important food safety that needs to be implemented to ensure a safe event. Please register at https://extension.psu.edu/cooking-for-crowds and select the Leesport, February 3, 2020 on Where and When.
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