History is Made in August
I always look forward to our church picnic when we come to the month of August. This year the picnic is on Saturday, August 26th at Alameda Park from 2:00 – 7:00 PM.
Some of you know that the date of our annual picnic is of some historical significance for our congregation as well as a fellowship gathering of our church family at the close of the summer season.
Why is August a month of significance for us at SMLC? The first worship service of the congregation was held on August 29, 1813 in a carpenter shop. The congregation’s mission was clear back then – provide a church home to the many families making their home in a new part of the country just being settled, especially to those who came from Lutheran roots ....
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Preparing For The Future
As the summer begins remember our church staff in your prayers. What a great blessing they are to our Lord’s ministry and to us. Mary Ellen Tack continues to recovery from surgery, Vicki Schiffer’s husband Ken continues to be in prayer as he has treatments for cancer, Toni Tassey our bookkeeper is held in love upon the death of her husband John this past month. Also please remember our Council President David Rodgers and Council Vice-President Ron Morrison upon recent deaths in their families. Office hours this summer while our staff and leadership gets back to health and full strength through July will continue to be 9:00 – 4:00 Tuesday through Friday. The Office will be closed on Monday.
Over the summer the Church Council and Leadership Team continue to be meeting as we work on developing a strategic plan for St. Mark’s Future and as we strive to update our St. Mark’s membership rolls. We want to grow in mission, strengthen the congregation and prepare for the future.
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