Click here for a message from Pastor Triolo on the recent events in Charleston, SC
"For everything, there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1
What time is it in your life? Is it time to be planted, time to root, time to grow? If so, St. Mark's may very well be the place for you. We are a congregation planted in the Springfield community, rooted in the word of God, and growing in love for God and neighbor.
We are, as our motto says, "Founded in faith. Growing in grace."
For 60 years, St. Mark's has served God in, with, and through our Springfield community. Today, with our combination of experienced, young, and vibrant leadership, we remember the past and dream of a future where faith and grace are known and experienced by all. We are humbled by the opportunity to be a part of God's mission here.
Is the spirit stirring within you today to come and check out St. Mark's? If so, I certainly look forward to meeting you in person. Feel free to join us for any of our worship or ministry opportunities or call or email me at the church. May God be with you.
Rev. Albert W Triolo, Senior Pastor
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3rd Quarter Benevolence: Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area. Please use the Supplementary envelopes and give generously.
Military Packages Collection: We need names! Please see Mary or Gerry
Eskelund, Bev Clemsen, or Gayle Parsons.
ESL in the Summer: God's Work, Our Hands! Call Joan Smith if you can help!
Church Family Faith Formation (CF3): Each Sunday from 11:15 AM-12:15 PM the entire congregation is invited to gather in the Fellowship Hall for an hour of Bible-based conversation. Regardless of age or language, we will come together in song, prayer, and conversation. There will be tables speaking Spanish and tables speaking English. There will be tables for adults only and tables for families. At least one table will be a First Communion class in Spanish. This is an experiment we are very excited about. We look forward to being together.
St. Mark's H.S. Seniors: The Quilters have a quilt for you! Contact Mary Anderson if you will be graduating from High School this June.
A brief wrap-up video by Bishop Graham is available to summarize and give a very brief glimpse into how the attendees spent their time together at the recently concluded 2015 Metro D.C. Synod Assembly. See it and additional information at http://metrodcelca.org/events/synod-assembly/.
Have news to share with the congregation? Send it via email to Communications@StMarks-ELCA.org to be published in the appropriate publication—E-Messenger, This Week, our website, and our Facebook page. Deadline is Tuesday at 3:30 PM, for same-week publishing.
Click HERE for VBS Registration, p. 1 in Spanish and p. 2 in English.
Click HERE, print and fill out the
GIFTS FOR MINISTRY form, then bring it to
the office the next time you are at church.
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MONDAY THRU FRIDAY, EVERY WEEK
Church Office hours 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM Gathering for Prayer, Singing, and Devotions--every day at 12:00 noon--please join the staff in the lounge!
FRIDAY, JULY 315:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall
- ESL Reading (every Friday)SATURDAY, AUGUST 15:00 PM BRIEF VBS MEETING in the Fellowship Hall
- For VBS volunteers to go over themes, Bible verses, and schedules; make any adjustments; finish decorating... maybe order pizza?5:00 PM to 9:00 PM in Room 214
- ESL Citizenship Class (every Saturday)SUNDAY, AUGUST 29:45 AM English Worship service
11:15 AM – 12:15 AM Church Family Faith Formation
1:00 PM Spanish Worship service5:30 PM - 8 PM VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL!!!
MONDAY, AUGUST 3
5:30 PM - 8 PM VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL!!!
TUESDAY, AUGUST 4
9:30 AM to 2:00 PM in Friendship House
- Quilts and More (every Tuesday)
5:30 PM - 8 PM VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL!!!
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in Rooms 214, 216, 217
- ESL (every Tuesday)WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 57:00 AM in Room 214 of the Education Building
- Men's Wednesday Morning Breakfast Group (every Wednesday)5:30 PM - 8 PM VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL!!!7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in Rooms 214, 216, 217
- ESL (every Wednesday)THURSDAY, AUGUST 64:15 PM to 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall
- St. Mark's/San Marcos After-School Program (every Thursday)
Sign up on the Narthex pillar or contact Jeannine Van Nostrand.5:30 PM - 8 PM VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL!!!***** SAVE THE DATE! *****
AUGUST 2 - AUGUST 7: Vacation Bible School
Register HERE in Spanish and English.SATURDAYS: JULY 25, AUGUST 8 & 15
Free School Physicals for Uninsured Children Pre-kindergarten through 6th grade ONLY... Learn more>SUNDAY, AUGUST 16: Ice Cream Social... Learn more>
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St. Mark's Montessori School
5800 Backlick Rd., Springfield, Door #5
Saturday, August 29th, 10:00am-11:00am
Enrolling 3 and 4-year-olds