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EXPANDED MASKING ORDER. With the unanimous support of the Maryland Coronavirus Recovery Team, Governor Hogan is expanding the statewide masking order that has been in effect since April 18. Under this order, which takes effect Friday, July 31 at 5:00 p.m., all Marylanders over the age of five are required to wear face coverings in the public spaces of all businesses across the state.

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YES WE ARE HAVING IN PERSON WORSHIP! There will be one service each Sunday at 10:00 am until further notice. It is hoped that things will continue to open and we will reach Phase 3 of the state's reopening plan quickly. We will be wearing masks and continue social distancing. Hope to see you soon.

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It is an understatement to say, but I will none the less, the world has changed and continues to change it seems each week if not each day. The year started fairly normally and then in March we found out that all would change with the COVID-19 outbreak. Stay at home orders, closing of stores, restaurants, offices, schools and even houses of worship. In fact our lives have been completely changed! Now this past week with all the protests and riots in our cities and again the world has changed....

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Phase 1 Reopening

With the announcement of Phase I in the Maryland Strong Roadmap to Recovery, we have had numerous inquiries regarding when we will be able to return to church. As we determine the scope to which we can serve you in the coming weeks, please understand that we are keeping our members’ and staff’s health and safety at the forefront. We are also currently making adjustments to comply with CDC and Health Department guidelines. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Pastoral Thoughts

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Conference Call Meetings

To support the community during these times, St. Mark’s is hosting phone conference meetings. At set times during the week, Pastor Stan is hosting calls. Anyone can join the call. The best part, is that YOU CAN DO IT FROM HOME. Conference Call Info Phone #: 844-855-4444 (toll free) Access #: 659884#  How to Conference Call 1. Dial the phone number 844-855-4444 2. You will be prompted to enter the access # plus the pound key 3. Enter 659884# That’s it! If you are the first one there, they will...

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Due to the Coronavirus, there will be no face-to-face worship services or other activities held at St. Mark’s until at least April 30. At that time, the closure will be reassessed in accordance to the Governor's decision and the Synod’s Bishop guidelines. To keep in contact, St. Mark’s will be having conference calls and video recordings.

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A Letter from Pastor Stan

March 11, 2020  Grace, Peace and Blessings from our Lord Jesus Christ.  If you are like me you are stressed and confused about life as we now live it with the Coronavirus.  Do we self-quarantine at home, do we load up on essentials and food, do we watch and read all the latest news about the virus?  I cannot answer these questions and others for you, I do know you will do what you think is in your best interest to stay healthy. 

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Worship Service Update

WE WILL be having our Wednesday Lenten Worship Service but we WILL NOT have supper (soup and sandwich meal).  We will meet in the Parish Hall at 6:30 pm. As always, please use your best judgement in attending events and follow the publicized CDC recommendations. St. Mark's Church has chosen NOT to meet for worship on March 22 and March 29.

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Celtic Revival! The SKY Family

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED. The SKY Family from Prince Edward Island will be preforming their acclimed program - Celtic Revival! at St. Mark's Lutheran Church on April 2.  The performance is an exciting blend of high-energy Celtic music, Riverdance style Irish step-dance and inspiring gospel songs all combining to make an unforgettable experience.  The family has been featured guests on various TV shows and their songs have been played across the US and Canada on more than...

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