Sunday, August 31, 2014 | 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. | Sanctuary
The Oasis Bluegrass Band was created between worship services at St. Mark's in early 2003 as an "act" to perform for the "Talent/No Talent" youth fundraiser. Now, after several years of performing at parties, coffee houses, fairs, and other events, this band will be back leading worship at St. Mark's on Aug. 31. Members of Oasis include Bruce Haley, Mike O'Donnell, Don Dahlquist, Jay Marshall, Jon Jackson and Rochelle Dahlquist. Come and enjoy this talented Bluegrass band!
Would you or a family member like to attend church but you don't have transportation? Do you know someone who would like a ride to church? We can help. St. Mark's Men's Ministry is now offering rides to the 9:00 a.m. worship service on Sundays. Please don't let transportation difficulties keep you from joining us. We would love to have your company and fellowship! Contact Bob Matoush at 402-486-3425 or Frank Tomes at 402-540-8302 to make transportation arrangements.
St. Mark’s is getting ready to create a new photo directory, and we need everyone to help make it complete! We have chosen to partner with Lifetouch for professional photography that will connect our members and put names with the many faces here at St. Mark's. Lifetouch will take photographs of our families starting Oct. 14. Both daytime and evening appointments are available. Each family photographed will receive a free 8x10 portrait and a printed directory. Schedule your portrait session today!
Do you have extra produce from your garden that you could share? Bring it to the St. Mark's Produce Table in the Connection Way on Sundays! Would you like to buy some home-grown produce? Visit the Produce Table this Sunday and leave a donation to Clinic with a Heart for each item you take. If you pay by check, please make it out to St. Mark's and indicate "Clinic with a Heart" in the memo.
The worship service at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7 will feature some of the most favorite hymns of the St. Mark's congregation. What are some of your favorite hymns? Let us know and vote for them on our "Hymn Box" by Sept. 1.
Wednesdays starting September 3, 2014 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Room 137
In Making Sense of the Bible, Adam Hamilton invites us into an honest conversation about the Bible. The book begins with foundational questions such as, How and when was the Bible written? Who decided which books made it into the scriptures and why? How literally must we read it? And, Is the Bible ever wrong? Join the Disciple + class on Wednesday evenings starting Sept. 3 for answers to these and more questions about the Bible.
Thursday, September 4, 2014 | 1:15-2:30 p.m. | Lower Fellowship Hall
St. Mark's Thursday Afternoon Book Group will be discussing The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel. Come for coffee and refreshments, bring a friend, and enjoy the afternoon at St. Mark's!
St. Mark's United Methodist Women (UMW) invites all women to attend any of the monthly group meetings listed below for fellowship, mission, and spiritual growth. For more information about St. Mark's UMW, please contact Phyllis Staats at 402-483-5673 or Nancy Vallis at 402-423-5276. To support the UMW mission through your purchase of RADA Cutlery, please call Barb Meyer at 402-489-1248.
Faith & Friendship Groups – Monday, September 8, 2014 | 1:00 p.m. | Lower Fellowship Hall
These UMW groups will be discussing their future plans for both groups.
Hope Group – Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | 9:15 p.m. | Lower Fellowship Hall
Peggy Collins will talk on St. Mark's mission work in Moore, Oklahoma.
Joanna Group – Thursday, September 11, 2014 | 7:00 p.m. | Vermeer Education Center, Room 805
For program information, contact Michelle Eastman at 402-484-5658.
Join Pastor Kara Hillhouse the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month just down the road on the corner of 84th and Old Cheney for a special time of worship. Spend about 30 minutes singing old, beloved hymns with the residents, reading scripture and praying. It's a wonderful experience, and you will leave feeling that you have received more than you have given. Contact Pastor Kara if you would like to volunteer or have any questions.
Tuesdays, September 9-November 11, 2014 | 5:30-8:00 p.m. | Upper Fellowship Hall
Whether you grew up a Christian or never set foot in Church, whether you are eighteen or eighty, whether you raise kids or raise cattle... Alpha is for everyone. Alpha is an opportunity to explore life's big questions in a friendly, honest and informal environment. It is ten sessions and includes food, a video, and a discussion at the end where you can share your thoughts. No pressure. No charge. Is Alpha for you? Try it, Tuesday, Sept. 9, in Upper Fellowship Hall.
Mondays, September 8-October 20, 2014 | 1:00-3:00 p.m. | Vermeer Education Center, Lower Level
Stepping On is a community-based fall prevention program aimed at educating participants and building confidence to reduce or eliminate falls. Classes meet for two hours one time per week for seven weeks. Participants learn the most up to date information about fall prevention. Workshop topics include simple and fun balance and strength exercises, along with the roles vision, medication, safe walking outside and footwear play in fall prevention. This class is offered in partnership with Aging Partners. Participants must register by contacting Aging Partners at 402-441-7575. | Cost: $18 (suggested donation)
Tuesdays, September 9-November 4, 2014 | 6:30-8:00 p.m. | Lower Fellowship Hall
FPU is a 9-week class designed to beat debt and build wealth. 'If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else!' In these unsettling times, each of us is challenged to make money decisions that will help us achieve our financial goals. FPU is a tool that teaches and trains us to manage our financial resources. The class is taught by Dave Ramsey, via DVD, followed by small group discussion facilitated by Jack Huck. The class is open to all adults; alumni of FPU attend the class free of charge. | Cost: $98/person or couple sharing materials
September 8-November 11, 2014 | 6:00-10:00 p.m. | Family Life Center
Come join the excitement at our indoor coed volleyball! Share your skills: serving, blocking, setting, digging, passing and spiking. But, skills are not required—having fun is! Invite your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to play volleyball at St. Mark's. You may sign up your whole team or just yourself and we'll find you a team. Adults play on Monday evenings, and youth play on Tuesdays. Adults can sign up by contacting Melissa Beecher at 402-304-8155, and youth should contact Pastor Don Stewart. | Cost: $70/team
In support of the Education Initiative Resolution passed at the Great Plains Annual Conference Session, St. Mark's has been invited to help with a special Lincoln Public Schools program, Families Learning in Partnership (FLIP). This program approaches education by bringing families together to learn, and needs several "game backpacks" for the 35 families it currently serves. Families we support from the Prescott and Elliott elementary schools will check out a backpack each week to use at home for literacy homework. Current needs are: 15 adult-sized backpacks, Jenga, Candyland game, and UNO, Old Maid, Go Fish and regular playing cards. Donations can be dropped off at the Ministry Desk on Sundays or the church office during the week.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | 12:00 noon | Lower Fellowship Hall
Bring a dish to share, your tableware, and a friend or neighbor to this monthly potluck. The program will be an exciting presentation that will engage and surprise you!
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