News, Events and Announcements

This Week at St. Mark

August 13 - August 20, 2017 

Lectionary 19


THE FELLOWSHIP TEAM will meet on Tuesday, August 15th at 6:00 pm to discuss upcoming events. Members are urged to attend.

CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING is Tuesday, August 15 at 7:00 pm in the large conference room of the church office. Packets will be available in the Narthex for council members for your review prior to the meeting.   

PHASE THREE RE-KEYING— The last of the re-keying project has been completed which includes the kitchen/pantry/ social hall and the interior hallway doors. If you need to get a key for any of these areas, please contact the church office or Tim Langenback (727-480-6223).   

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We have cross-stitch kits of baby bibs that need completion. If you would like to help, please pick them up in the Narthex and return them when completed. We will use them in our layettes in the fall. Also available are cross-stitch patterns that would make great hand-crafted Christmas gifts. So please do not hesitate to pick up one and take it home. Thanks from the WELCA group.   

CONGREGATIONAL RETREAT REGISTRATION has begun. Registration forms and details of the event can be found in the August newsletter and on the home page of the new St. Mark website. If you have questions, please talk with Pastor Katy or call the church office (727-733-0474). Everyone is invited to participate.   

ST. MARK SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE - St. Mark is again collecting school supplies for the children at Dunedin Elementary School. This is a school that can especially use our help with their needed school supplies. Besides the usual pencils, glue sticks and erasers, the teachers are having the children use composition books during their classes. Because each class is different, several books are needed by each student. Donations of wide rule composition books (specifically) will be greatly appreciated. For other items that the students need, please see the shopping lists in the Narthex.  Please note that many of these items can be bought at the “dollar store” for less than at regular retail stores, thus offering a greater value for the money spent. Supplies will be collected from August 6 through September 10. Thanks for all of your support on this project!   

ST. MARK SUMMER MOVIE NIGHT (Movie and new time) - Your Fellowship Team invites you to join us on Friday, August 25th at 6:00 pm for a Pizza & Movie Night. We will be showing the newly released Beauty and the Beast movie starring Emma Watson as Beauty and Dan Stevens as the Beast. This movie was a box office success with all age groups and one you will surely enjoy. Prior to starting up the movie, we will serve Pizza for dinner and, of course, there will be fresh popcorn to enjoy while we watch the movie. Everyone coming needs to sign up so we have enough food. Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex.   

"ACCIDENTAL SAINTS" BOOK DISCUSSION - We will gather together on Wednesday, August 30th @ 7:00 pm to discuss Nadia Bolz-Weber's most recent book, Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People. We will meet at the new (and tasty) Hackett's Causeway Cafe & Creamery on the corner of Curlew and Alt. 19 by the Pinellas Trail ( Please plan to read the book prior to meeting and we'll meet to talk about these honest and authentic stories that challenge all of us. It's an engaging and interesting read and can be purchased through and If you have any questions, please see Jennifer Grumbling ( You can sign up in the Narthex if you're interested in attending. Hope you can come!   

WELCA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GRACE LUTHERAN - WELCA is helping to provide men’s and women’s clothing as well as toiletries for the homeless outreach project at Grace called Lydia’s Closet. This is an ongoing project and you are invited to donate as you are able. Please donate any extra items, including the mini sized soaps and shampoos that you may accumulate from travelling. Small baskets for toiletries and a large bin for clothing are located in the Narthex.   

PRAYER REQUEST LIST - There is a new category on the “prayer request” form to allow you to remove someone from the list at your convenience. A number of the people currently on the list would like extended prayers for their recovery and healing but you may remove a name as circumstances improve.   

SAVE THE DATES -Here are a few dates for 2017 to mark on your calendar! September 9 @ 9:00 a.m. - Fall Blood Drive September 23 Contra Dance - Time TBA November 3-5 – Congregational Retreat at Luther Springs (Hawthorne, Florida)   


Assisting Minister: Jennifer Grumbling 

Ushers: Jim and Kay Boyter 

Offering Bearer: Kaeden Delerme 

Acolyte: Julia Peterson 

Lector: Lisa Rude 

Communion Assistants: Jennifer Grumbling and Horst Kayser 

Altar Guild: Janice Froelich, Joyce Nandram and Lisa Lalloo  





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