Sunday Announcements

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

LADIES GUILD MEETING & POTLUCK
Please join us for a potluck after second service today! The Ladies Guild meeting will begin after the meal. All women of the congregation are encouraged to attend the meeting!

WEDNESDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP
Everyone is invited to Wednesday Night Fellowship this week February 13. Enjoy a meal served by the council at 5:30 p.m., followed by Bible study for all ages at 6:30 p.m.

MEN’S ICE FISHING
The Men’s Group Fishing on Feb. 16th will be at Lake Winnibigoshish.  We will meet at church at 8 a.m.  There will be a sign up sheet in the narthex.  Any questions contact Lou Tasa.

NEW MEMBER DINNER
Our New Member dinner is scheduled for February 24, 2019 after the 2nd service. A Thrivent grant will provide the ham and maybe the cake. Please set the day aside to welcome our new members! We would like your help in the side dishes: potatoes, salad, vegetables, and bread.  Please look for a sign up for food.

BOXTOPS
It’s time to bring in the Boxtops you have been collecting at home! Please drop them off in the next few weeks as the Boxtops will be mailed in at the end of February. In addition to Boxtops, we also collect Our Family UPCs, Tyson Project A+ labels, and Loaves 4 Learning labels, with all money going to the school special project fund. Drop off your labels anytime in the labeled drawers in the fellowship hall cabinet.

FOOD SHELF
We have filled up and delivered three containers of donated items, approx. 100 lbs, to the Community Food Shelf. Thank you to all who contributed items to make this a success! The month of February will focus on breakfast cereal, however any non-perishables are appreciated.

 


Additional Online Announcements

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS
A new email alias has been created for announcements. It is: announce@stmarksbemidji.org

When you send an email to this address, it will go to all those who work on the bulletin, newsletter, website, Facebook, as well as pastor, and will be shared appropriately.  Thank you!

AMAZON SMILE
St. Mark’s has signed up for AmazonSmile!
What is AmazonSmile?  AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price (0.5% of eligible purchases) to your favorite charitable organization.

The link for St. Mark’s is:  http://smile.amazon.com/ch/41-6174975.

MEDITATIONS & FORWARD IN CHRIST
Donate your used Meditation books and Forward in Christ magazines.  These publications will be shared with the WELS Prison Ministry.  (Meditations and Forward in Christ only please; no other books or magazines will be accepted.)  Thank you for your donation.  Place them in the top right drawer of the cabinets in the narthex.

CHRISTIAN COUNSELING
Christian Family Solutions is our Synod’s counseling agency. Pastor Nitz is available for free pastoral counseling service whenever you or someone you know is in need. But if you or someone you know needs professional Christian counseling, Christian Family Solutions can provide it. They offer something called “Telehealth” coverage which enables you to meet with a counselor via the internet over a video chat. The cost is $75 per session. If you are unable to pay the cost for professional counseling, please speak with Pastor Nitz who can arrange for counseling through our congregation’s Member Assistance Program through the church. More information is available on the bulletin board.

TIME OF GRACE
Time of Grace ministry hosted by Pastor Mark Jeske (WELS) is available in our area at 6:30 a.m. every Sunday morning on Fox 9 KMSP.

BOX TOPS
Did you know that we collect Box Tops, Labels for Education, Our Family UPC labels and printer ink cartridges? Please drop them off in the labeled drawers in the cabinet in the fellowship hall. This is a great way to support our Christian day school!