Sunday Announcements

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

SPECIAL VOTERS MEETING
Please take note of an upcoming special voters meeting on Thursday, August 30th at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will cover the future construction and building plans at St. Mark’s.

A congregational meeting will be held after both early and late services on Sunday, August 26th where the building committee will present information on the upcoming building project possibilities.

SCHOOL NEWS
The summer packets for St. Mark School families have been distributed. If you did not receive one, please talk to Mr. Bitter a.s.a.p.

The registration fee, if paid in August, is $210. Also, remember that the first tuition payment is due August 16th. Both the registration fee and the tuition fee can be paid online or placed in the payment box located in the school hallway right outside the 3rd-8th grade classroom.

Also, this year background checks are required for anyone volunteering that works alone with students. If you think you will be volunteering at school this school year, please talk to Mr. Bitter about getting a background check.

Thank You
To all who were involved with our National
Night Out event this year! What a fantastic day!


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!