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"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.
Pastor Triolo's Questionnaire:  Click HERE for English version and HERE for Spanish version.
Fall Worship Schedule:  We have two English Sunday services, one Spanish Sunday service, an Adult Sunday School class, and one combined English/Spanish Sunday School--note that confirmation classes, first communion, and youth activities will also be combined English/Spanish:
8:30 AM - English worship service
9:46 AM - The 9:46 Crowd (adult Sunday School)
10:00 AM - English worship service
11:05 AM - Sunday School (combined English/Spanish)
12:00 NOON - Spanish worship service
2018 Pledge Forms--Bring them to Sunday services.
2017 Benevolence Recipients at St. Mark's are:  Q1 - ELCA Disaster Appeal; Q2 - St. John's Lutheran Church (for the refugee family they've accepted); Q3 - Metro D.C. Synod, ELCA; and Q4 - ELCA World Hunger.
Communion Cards. Please don't forget to fill out a communion card each time you worship. Cards are located in the pew racks. If your address has changed, you can include that information so the church office can update your records. In addition, use of the card allows the church office to enter your communion and attendance in the official church records. Thank you!
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 5:00 PM, for same-week publishing.

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January 27, 2018, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM, St. Mark's:  Promoting Shalom among Muslims and Jews--"Speaking Peace Together"--Purchase tickets HERE (Click TICKETS button, then St. Mark's members are $10 when you click "Use Promotional Code" and enter stmarks to get the discounted amount) and learn more HERE!
January 28, Military Packages Collection--view information HERE
January 28 - February 4, 2018, Hypothermia Week at St. Mark's--learn more HERE and HERE! Contact Kay Graff at kaygraff@cox.net or Trudy Stellar at tstellar@verizon.net with questions or to volunteer.
February 11, 5:30 PM-7:00 PM, Shrove Sunday Pancake Dinner, ELCA Youth Gathering Fundraiser, more info HERE
Attention Amazon Shoppers! There is a new way to support the ministry of St. Mark's as you shop online. Simply make your purchases at AmazonSmile, a website that offers the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com, with one notable difference:  the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to St. Mark's. Most of funds generated through AmazonSmile will support the ongoing work of the church; 10% will be directed to Boy Scout Troop 881 in return for bringing this opportunity to our attention. It couldn't be easier to get started. Just use this link to declare St. Mark's as your charity of choice:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-0625293. Then be sure to go to smile.amazon.com for your future shopping needs. Happy shopping!  
 

 Seven Days of Events

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 THROUGH FRIDAY

 
Church Office hours 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM [Click here for specific info.]
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17
7:30 AM in the church Lounge
- Men's Prayer Breakfast (every Wednesday)
6:30 PM to 7:00 PM [Registration, Books $10]
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in Rooms 214, 216, 217
- ESOL (every Wednesday) 
THURSDAY, JANUARY 18
10:30 AM in the narthex
- Bible Study:  Dwelling in God's Word
FRIDAY, JANUARY 19
6:30 PM in Narthex
- Men's Bible Study (Spanish)
6:30 PM in Narthex
- Women's MIELA Bible Study (Spanish) led by Pastor Varinia
SATURDAY, JANUARY 20
2:00 PM in the Friendship House/Fellowship Hall
- Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts (every Saturday)
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in Room 218
- ESOL Citizenship Class for our immigrant neighbors who speak basic English (every Saturday)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 21
8:30 AM - Communion Worship Service (English)
9:46 AM - Adult Sunday School--"The 9:46 Crowd"--JOIN US TODAY for second part of "Three Faiths, One God:  Judaism, Christianity, Islam"
10:00 AM - Communion Worship Service (English)
11:05 AM - Sunday School/Confirmation/Youth Group/Parents Bible Study
12:00 NOON - Communion Worship Service (Spanish)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 23
6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall
- Food for Others (every Tuesday)
6:30 PM to 7:00 PM [Registration, Books $10]
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in Rooms 214, 216, 217
- ESOL (every Tuesday)
7:00 PM in the narthex
- Bible Study:  Dwelling in God's Word