New Member Orientation Event
Several folks have requested to become members of St. Mark’s. For them and for anyone who is interested in exploring whether or not they would like to become a member of St. Mark’s there will be a New Member Orientation on Saturday, February 22nd from 9:00 to 3:00. During that time there will be the opportunity to meet the church leaders and staff, to have a church tour and a history of the congregation, to discuss the theological emphasis of the Lutheran Church as we experience it here at St. Mark’s, and to hear the opportunities for engaging in the various ministries of St. Mark’s. Contact Pastor Doug if you ae interested in exploring what being a member of St. Mark’s means to you. Call or text 419-512-4491.
Should we experience extreme inclement weather, church could be cancelled and will be broadcast over WLIO in Lima or go to their website at:
After 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and after 9:00 a.m. on Sundays, the church answering machine will also have a closing announcement. And, it will be on the website.
Practice @ 7:00 PM - February 5 & 12
Performance: February 2, 9 & 16
Adult Bell Choir
Practice @ 8:00 PM - February 5 & 12
Service Dog Fundraiser
Delani Harter is coordinating a fund raiser to raise money to purchase a service dog for Harper Huelskamp. She has Dravet Syndrome and was recently diagnosed with autism. She spends about 60% of her day in seizures. The family had purchased what they thought was a service dog, but upon receiving the dog they realized it was a scam. The lady who did this to them is currently facing jail time because she has done this to 11 other known family's. Service dogs can cost anywhere between $40,000-$60,000 before grants. Delani invites her church family here at St. Mark’s to become part of this campaign by making a donation the weekend of February 1 and 2. This project is being done through the Wapak High School student council. The kickoff event will happen at the Basketball Game on Friday night January 31.
Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association Lenten Worship
The Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association invites you every noon in Lent, February 26 through April 8, to come to St. Joseph Catholic Church for a community wide Lenten Worship Service. The theme for this year’s worship services is The Seven Words of Jesus From the Cross.
Each week a different congregation and pastor will lead worship. It is powerful to worship together with all the diversity of Christian expressions and traditions. Although there are matters which divide us, much greater than any of those, we are united in our trust in Jesus and his grace at work in us all.
Following worship everyone is invited to come together for a communal meal prepared by the same congregation(s) which led worship. A free will offering will be received.