Holden Evening Prayer and Prayer Around the Cross – Our final mid-week Lenten worship service will take place on Wednesday, March 21. After our 5:30 p.m. soup supper, please join us on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for a service of Holden Evening Prayer and Prayer Around the Cross. Written in 1985 by musician Marty Haugen, this lovely setting of vespers follows the traditional form while using contemporary and inclusive language. Prayer around the Cross will be a time towards the end of the vespers service where worshipers are invited forward to pray around a wooden, sand-filled, cross. Candles will be available to light and place in the sand while offering prayers to God. Set aside a little time for reflection and prayer and join us in community and worship this Lenten season.
Lenten Worship and Soup Suppers – The last Lenten Soup Supper is this Wednesday, March 21st at 5:30 p.m. in our Fellowship Hall. Soup Suppers allow members and friends of St. Mark to share light and delicious soups as a way of enjoying Christian fellowship with one another while remembering those who are hungry and would be glad for a simple bowl of soup. Lenten mid-week worship will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary after the meal. If you would like to bring a pot of soup, crock pots are available in the kitchen and you are welcome to borrow one! Please stop by the church office. Volunteers are needed to help with set up, and help with clean up.
Pastor Katy Preparing for Maternity Leave - Pastor Katy is currently preparing for maternity leave and is expected to be out of the office beginning Friday, March 16th.. If you are in need of pastoral care or would like to speak to a pastor or staff person, please contact the church office at 727-733-0474.
Easter Egg Hunt and Resurrection Scavenger Hunt - Easter Sunday at 10:00 a.m. children are invited to gather in the Youth Room to hear the Easter story and hunt for Easter Eggs. The younger children will hunt for eggs in the grassy courtyard and rock waterfall area while the older children will have a hunt all their own! Bring your own basket or use one of ours. Join us Easter morning to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection!
Easter Sunday Brunch Time Again! – Your Fellowship Team is again planning on a sumptuous brunch between our two Easter Sunday Services. Please join your fellow members following the 8:30 am service. We will be providing those delicious cinnamon rolls again this year along with assorted bagels/cream cheese, fresh fruit, decorated hard boiled eggs, juice and the coffee bar. Your Fellowship Team would love a few extra hands to help with either set up or clean up. Look for sign-up sheets in the Narthex but feel free to ask how you might help. Whatever assistance you can offer, it is always appreciated. For more info, talk with Kathie Chernes or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Mark Spring Work Day is Saturday, April 7 from 9:00 am until about 1:00 pm. Refreshments of fresh brewed coffee and donuts will be provided. Please see the sign-up sheet in the Narthex for a list of projects.
Dunedin Walk of Peace - The 2018 United Faiths Walk of Peace is now scheduled to take place on Sunday, APRIL 8th at 2:00 pm. The Walk is roughly along a 2 mile route through Dunedin that begins at John R. Lawrence Pioneer Park at the corner of Douglas and Main St. in downtown Dunedin, and ends at First United Methodist Church.
Annual St. Mark Picnic - Please join members and friends of St. Mark on April 15, 2018 for our Annual Church Picnic. Right after our regular 9:30 a m service, you are invited to head straight to Anderson Park located at 39699 US Hwy 19 N, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689. We will be in shelter #9 which sits right on Lake Tarpon. Games and fellowship time begin upon arrival. We are in for a special treat this year. Pulled pork and chicken are being prepared for us by Spencer Taylor, a member with a talent for smoking meats. Of course, we will also have hot dogs along with condiments, chips, beverages and watermelon, all provided by the Fellowship Committee. We ask members to bring a dish to share, following these suggestions: If your last name begins with A-F bring dessert; G-M bring fruit/veggie salad; and N-Z bring starchy salad. Of course, if you have a favorite dish you would like to bring, please bring it or if don’t have anything to bring, join us anyway — there’s always plenty to share. There will also be games for children and adults; bathrooms and parking are nearby; and nobody goes home hungry! You are invited to bring your friends!
SAVE THE DATE
Threshers Baseball - Saturday, May 5th, Spectrum Field
Kennedy Space Center Excursion - Grace Lutheran Church is hiring a motor coach (bus) for a two-day trip to the Kennedy Space Center May 18th and 19th,2018. Other area congregations have been invited to join them and you are welcome to get a few friends together to make this a fun spring outing. The cost is ONLY $149 PPDL. Included in the cost are transportation, entrance into the Kennedy Space Center, one night hotel lodging, and breakfast. What a deal! The organizers at Grace Lutheran would like to fill the bus. So, contact Florence Bencivenga at 727-773-2766 or 727-543-4950 for more information and to make your reservation as soon as possible. Please pick up a flyer in the narthex as a reminder.