Congregational Birthday Party - March 8, 2020
Following Sunday worship
We will celebrate all birthdays and all ages.
Join us in the Fellowship Hall for a big
birthday party potluck dinner.
Bring a dish or two to share and join us.
You don’t need to bring dessert!
We’ll have one big birthday cake for all!
We’ll sit by birthday groups –
January-March, April-June, July-September,
Join us and celebrate one more year of life and celebrate
the Lord’s presence in your life!
Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association
Wednesdays 12: 00 pm Worship, 12:30 pm Lunch
St. Joseph Catholic Church
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 Christ From the Cross.
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.
On Wednesday, March 4, St. Mark’s and Salem United Methodist Church will lead service and provide lunch.
Maundy Thursday / Good Friday
April 9 Maundy Thursday 7:00 p.m. First English Lutheran Church Pastor Doug Pretorius
April 10 Good Friday 7:00 p.m. St Paul United Church of Christ
Easter is April 12 and our Festival Worship Services will be at our normal worship times.
Join us in celebrating Jesus’ resurrection at the 5:00 p.m. Worship Service on Easter Eve, April 11th
or at 10:15 a.m. Worship Service on Easter Sunday, April 12th .
Wapak Loaves & Fishes
Serving on April 16
Thank you to all the members in the congregation who continue their faithful service in providing for those in need in our community with their support of Loaves and Fishes. We will again provide this dinner to our community on Thursday, April 16. Baked items should be taken directly to First English Lutheran Church, 107 W. Mechanic St. on April 16 between 12:00-3:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Sign-up sheets will be available at worship or in the church office.
We rejoice that Isabella Sue Jeanneret, daughter of Dustin and Rebecca Jeanneret, will be baptized during worship on Sunday, March 15. Her Godparents are John and Sara Wehner.
Carol Jeanneret joined St. Mark’s on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the 5:00 pm worship service.
Youth Ice Skating
St. Mark’s Youth and friends enjoyed an afternoon of ice-skating on February 1.
Hearts For Heat
On Sunday, February 9 during worship service Karen Dietz, a member of Trinity Moulton, gave a Temple Talk about Trinity’s Mission Partner, Redeemer Lutheran Church, in inner city Toledo. They have been working without their heat system since last October. The cost to fix the heat is $50,000. St. Mark’s members generously gave $1,055 in donations for their boiler project! In addition the church council has authorized $500 from the General Fund for that purpose.
Chancel & Adult Bell Choir
Chancel Choir - March
Practice: 7:30 p.m. - March 4, 11
Performance: March 1, 8, & 15
Chancel Choir - April
Practice: 7:30 - April 1
Practice: 7:00 p.m. - April 8
Performance: April 5, 12, & 19
Adult Bell Choir - March
Practice: 8:15 p.m. - March 11, April 1
Practice: 8:00 p.m. - April 8
Performance April 12
Blessing of New Drivers
We will be recognizing our drivers on March 22 at the 10:15 a.m. church service. At the time of publication we had no names of new drivers submitted. If you have become a new driver in the past year or are anticipating doing so in the next six months, please contact the church office.
Emilia June Woehrmyer was born on February 5, 2020 to Dustin & Lindsey (Rader) Woehrmyer. She was born at St. Rita’s Medical Center weighed 7 lbs., 7 oz. and 19 1/4” in height.
Southwestern Conference Spring Gathering, Van Wert
Saturday, April 25, 2020
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Van Wert
9:00 AM (Registration 8:00 - 9:00 AM)
Theme: Missions of Love
Workshop: Afraid to do a Bible Study?
Possible Program: Women’s Crisis Shelter
Registration: $10 includes lunch, pay that day
Reservations: Judy Sampson 419-203-1741
Deadline: April 18, 2020 (leave a message for Judy)
Service Dog Fundraiser
Delani Harter, coordinated a fundraiser 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 invited her church family here at St. Mark’s to become part of this campaign by making a donation on February 1 and 2 weekend. Members generously donated $763! This project was done through the Wapak High School student council.