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Celebration Children's Ministry

Join us for our new K - Grade 4 ministry in our newly redecorated 'Celebration Room'.  We meet at 9:30 am till 10:30 am for a time of games, music, bible lessons and crafts. We have revamped the hour to be more interactive and geared to the needs and interests of this age group. We know the kids will have a great time as they experience the love of Jesus in an exciting and fun environment.

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Life is Complicated: Handle with compassion

I wish I could claim this line but it is from Rev. David Lose, President of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia where I attended and from which I  graduated.  Yes, life is complicated and that is probably not something new to you.  Every day seems to prove this to be true.

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St. Mark's Women's Retreat - Oct. 24

We are excited to be planning our first Women's Retreat on Saturday, October 24th, with inspirational speaker Diane Swan.

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2015 Community Book Drive

The 2015 annual community book drive is coordinated by United Way, Hagerstown Area Religious Council (HARC), Hagerstown Rotary Club, and Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC). All books collected will be sorted during the 24th annual Day of Caring on October 8th and distributed to at-risk children to enhance efforts to improve literacy rates. Books Accepted Donated books can be new or gently used, but must be appropriate for ages birth to 11 years of age. If purchasing new books, here is a...

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Lunch Bunch - Sept. 20

The Lunch Bunch will be having their monthly gathering at Fratelli’s, located in the South Pointe Center on Oak Ridge Drive. This month the date is September 20th and the time is 1:00 pm. Come and enjoy great food and fellowship!

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St. Mark’s Community Food Bank Receiving Honor

Our Food Bank has been awarded the Rural Food Bank of the Year by the Maryland Food Bank and will be recognized at the Hunger Advocate Awards Breakfast at the Radisson at Cross Keys in Baltimore on September 17th.

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God's Work, Our Hands - Sept. 13

Again this year, congregations of our Conference will be participating in an ELCA-wide project to help needy neighbors. It is scheduled for Sunday, September 13th, and is called “God’s Work, Our Hands”. If you would like to help or know of cases of need, please speak to John Lewis or Pastor Tom Perry, leaders for St. Mark’s.  

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Don't Quit! Keep Going!

In America, we have lost sight of one central truth that runs through the whole of the Bible and the whole of history, that is, that life is supposed to be hard. Do not for a moment, allow yourself to succumb to the unbiblical, unreal American ideal that life is supposed to be pain-free, comfortable and easy. Life is supposed to be hard!

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New Council Comment Card

St Marks is growing, but we need your help. We want your comments, ideas for improvement, and feedback on changes that you see. This is the first time at St Marks that we have implemented a formal method for communication with the Church Council.

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St. Mark’s Organ Repair and Matching Gift

The church has been given an anonymous matching gift of $2,500 for the cost to repair the organ blower motor. This means that up to $2,500 will be matched by this donor dollar for dollar of donations by the congregation. To date we have $440 towards our goal of $2,500. You can give to this cause by placing beside your donation “Organ Fund” on your offering envelopes in the “Other” line or using a pew envelope with a note the offering is for the “Organ Fund”. This appeal will continue until the...

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