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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 St. Mark website. You can also find details below on this page. 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 (www.causewaycafedunedin.com). 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 www.amazon.com and www.indiebound.org. If you have any questions, please see Jennifer Grumbling (grumbje@gmail.com). 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.   

The “HARD HAT SOCIETY” of St. Mark

The Property Committee is formulating a list of volunteers who can from time to time lend a hand on property projects Wednesday mornings from 9:00 am to noon. You don’t have to be there each and every Wednesday so you are not committed for all projects. Tim Langenback will send out an e-mail each Sunday listing the expected work to be done on the following Wednesday. You can either e-mail him back or call him to confirm. A sign-up list is on the table in the Narthex. Thank you for contributing your skills. Come join the “Hard Hat Society” at St. Mark. 

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 


When: Friday, November 3rd (7:00 pm) – Sunday, November 5th (noon) 

Where: Luther Springs in Hawthorne, FL 

Who: All are welcome! (Pets are even welcome to come along if you tent or R. V. camp) 

Lodging (Food for the weekend is included in the pricing. Children 4 and under are free.):  

  • Hotel-Style Rooms ($125 per adult/ $50 per child): each carpeted, heated/air-conditioned, sleeps 4, private bath. Bed and bath linens are provided.  
  • Morgan Cabins ($80 per adult / $40 per child): Bunkhouse-style accommodations with 11 person capacity. These are air-conditioned cabins with a bathroom. One cabin is handicap accessible. 
  • RV Sites: ($25 per site plus $25 per person for food.) Camp sites include electrical and water hook-up. 
  • Tent Camping: ($25 per site plus $25 per person for food.) Primitive sites to put up your tent. There is a bathhouse nearby.  

***Costs are per adult and/or child and include both nights of the retreat. Registration will open August 1st. Registration forms will be available in the August Newsletter. Scholarships and payment plans will be available. Our hope is to have as many people participate as possible!