Spiritual Growth

“…that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom

and understanding, so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God.”   Colossians 1:9b-10


Joining with the angels and the saints of all times and places, we raise our hearts and minds to the Lord in praise, prayer and study. All so that we may mature in our faith journey and grow in our relationship with God.


We do this ministry of spiritual growth by:

  • Worshipping the Lord with liturgy and music that is both traditional and varied.
  • Offering and supporting prayers for each other, for the church and for all that are in need.
  • Learning and developing the faith in classes and study for children through adults.

Worship & Music

Hymns for May


(A note from Pastor Kirk: ...based on the belief that we may not be back in worship with choir and other instruments to do other special pieces or services, I am [providing] this list of music for May. )


5/3    4th Sunday of Easter

Prelude- “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us” arr. by Marianne Kim

All People That on Earth Do Dwell   LBW 245    vss. 1, 3 & 5

The Lord’s My Shepherd    LBW 451  vss. 1, 3 & 5

Anthem

Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us ELW 789   vss. 1, 2, & 4

Postlude- “Mighty Maker of All” by Rachel Sawyer


5/10   5th Sunday of Easter - Mother’s Day

Prelude- “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee” arr. by Norman Johnson

Alleluia! Jesus is risen!  WOV 674    vss. 1, 4 & 5

You are the way LBW 464 DUNDEE

Anthem

Now Thank We All Our God   LBW 534 

Postlude- “Unto All the World” by Christopher Neal


5/17   6th Sunday of Easter

Prelude- “May Jesus Christ Be Praised” arr. by Harold DeCou

Rise up, O Saints of God!  LBW 383  vss. 1, 2, & 5

Come down, O Love divine LBW 508  vss. 1 & 4

Anthem

What wondrous love is this LBW 385 (ELW 666)  vss. 1, 3 & 4

Postlude- “Praise the Lord! Ye Heavens Adore Him” by Lani Smith


5/21   Thursday - Ascension Day Worship 

    (Mt. Carmel, Trinity, St. Mark annual worship – this year, just three pastors sharing a screen video.)

Prelude- “Look, Ye Saints!” By Thomas Chesterton

We Praise You, O God  LBW 241 Vss. 1 & 3

A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing!    LBW 157   vss. 1, 2, & 7

Anthem

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!  LBW 328  vss. 1, 6 & 7

Postlude- “Our Christ Ascends” by Todd Kendall


5/24   7th Sunday of Easter

Prelude

In Christ there is no east or west LBW 359   vss. 1, 3 & 4

Son of God, Eternal Savior  LBW 364  vss. 1 & 4

Anthem

How Great Thou Art LBW 532  Vss. 1, 2 & 4

Postlude


5/31   Day of Pentecost

Prelude- “Spirit of God” by Lani Smith

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling  vss. 1 & 2

Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling   LBW 523  vss. 2 & 4

Anthem

Come, Thou Almighty King  LBW 522   Vss. 1 & 3 

Postlude- “Forth in Your Name” by Lani Smith



6/7    Holy Trinity

Prelude- “Holy, Holy, Holy” arr. by Lani Smith

Praise to the Father   LBW 517  

Father Most Holy LBW 169  vss. 1 & 4

Anthem

Holy, Holy, Holy LBW 165

Postlude- “Postlude on ‘Italian Hymn’” by Edward Broughton

Christian Education

Bible Study - Gospel of Matthew


From 10:30am to 12 noon on Fridays. we are studying the Gospel of Matthew. Bibles, study materials, and coffee are provided. 

Bibles, study materials, and coffee are provided!

Children and Youth

Vacation Bible School - VBS

 

Information about VBS 2020 will be posted when available.

 

Meanwhile, please contact the church office (contact info is shown at this page's bottom).

F.I.S.H.

 

What is FISH?

 

-- Calling All Parents and Calling All Youth -- 

 

“Fun In Serving Him” Youth Club…our upcoming FISH Youth Club (ages 5 & up) which will be meeting the second Sunday of each month from 2:00-4:00pm. We've got fun and snacks in the room behind the fellowship hall. Note: The FISH meetings are canceled until we are again able to gather together.

All you young fish, please spread the word and plan to jump back into the tank at this new time! 

Any questions, please contact Karen Feeser, 717-698-3535, or the office.  (The planning meeting at 10:30am on the 13th is still scheduled.)

 

Thoughts, ideas, suggestions, volunteering, you name it, we hope to hear from all of you. You just need to call the church office at 717-637-8904 or e-mail us at offcoor129@gmail.com!

 

Schedule for FISH

 

No FISH in April

 

May 17, 2020 10:30am 

End of Sunday School Year Celebration with Picnic & Games followed at 12:00pm by a FISH presentaton with Tom & Hollis Long about Bees & Beekeeping.

After learning about Bees, we will plan our St. Mark Herb Garden.

Anyone who want to help prepare the herb garden soil, contact church office or Karen Feeser

When we again meet, Please Join Us for Sunday School

 

Sunday School

   Nursery 10:20-11:00

   Elementary 10:20-11:20

   Middle / Confirmation with Pastor

Sunday School Choir

Martha Lobaugh, our organist, has gathered our youth to create an awesome choir, with beautiful singing as well as saxophone, cello, and trumpet accompaniments. 

 

We look forward to including more youth music in our Sunday worship as the children progress. 

Adult Coloring Group

St. Mark Coloring Book Group

The Coloring Book Group schedule for 2020 is shown below. There is no charge and the events are open to the public. Please join us for fun, conversation, and creativity!

 

Benefits of Coloring for Adults:

    *    Builds concentration

    *    Builds visual perception skills

    *    Relaxing/relieves stress

    *    Encourages creativity

    *    Develops fine eye-hand coordination

 

All dates are a Tuesday and the meeting time is 10:00am -- 12:00noon:

Under Construction

Book Club

Many of us enjoy reading so why not start a book club here at St. Mark? 


Susan Miller had just this thought and decided to act on it! 


At our first meeting, in the church parlor, we will be talking about All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. It is not too late to join—just stay tuned for the next book selection. Just to clarify, the Book Club is for all readers, male and female, young and old, who enjoy all types of books!

Rosa Young 1890-1971 -- Known as the "mother of Black Lutheranism in central Alabama" and a strong advocate of education for rural children, Rosa Young was instrumental in founding and promoting the development of Lutheran schools and congregations in Alabama's Black Belt.