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Church directory update from committee chair Linda Schreiner

Many of you have been asking about progress on our new church photo directory. To update everyone on the status, the completed layout has been sent to our photographer/printer, Lifetouch, who will soon provide us with a proof copy. Several staff members and volunteers will review the contents again, and then it will then be submitted for final printing. How long all of this will take? We are looking at several weeks yet, with the earliest the directory will be available as late February or early March. The committee would like to thank everyone for their cooperation and patience during this important project for our church community.

Blood pressure screenings this Sunday

Sunday, January 25, 2015 | 8:30-11:00 a.m. | Office Foyer

Don't forget to have our Health Ministry Team check and record your blood pressure this Sunday between worship services.

​New monthly healing prayer service starting

Sunday, January 25, 2015  | 10:10 a.m. | Bliss Chapel

Starting this month, there will be a 10-15 minute healing prayer service at 10:10 a.m. the fourth Sunday of each month led by Brad Ewerth and Don Woodburn. Come and receive prayer for yourself, stand in for someone else in need of prayer, or offer prayers for others and with others. Join us in faith, fellowship and prayer as we ask God to pour out his love on the needs before us.

Lunch with the Bunch

Sunday, January 25, 2015 | Noon | Taco Bell

All St. Mark's singles will be gathering for the monthly "Lunch with the Bunch" after worship at Taco Bell, 7133 Pioneers Blvd. Randy D. will host.

Library monthly book review

In the library committee's continuing effort to acquaint the congregation with their favorite books, a different book review is shared each month. Look for these reviews posted around the church in convenient places. The library book review for January is The Action Bible by Doug Mauss, illustrated by Sergio Cariello. Read the book review by Dottie Matthews posted around the church and come and check out this and other offerings that the library has on display. The Action Bible presents 215 fast-paced narratives in chronological order, making it easier to follow the Bible’s historical flow—and reinforcing the build-up to its thrilling climax. The library is located across from Lower Fellowship Hall.

Study the Micah 6:8 Initiative with Pastor Kara Hillhouse

Wednesdays through February 11, 2015 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Bliss Chapel

"He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" 

Pastor Kara Hillhouse is bringing in community leaders who are knowledgeable in four areas of concern in our strive toward social justice. The topics of moral injury in veterans, teenage suicide, children in the foster care system and environmental sustainability will be addressed. This is the first installment in what will be an ongoing series, helping educate ourselves on topics that matter to us as Christians. Please come and be a part of making a difference.

Jan. 28 – Teen Suicide Prevention—Ask a Question, Save a Life with Dr. David Miers, PhD, LIPC
This presentation will provide information on steps to take to help a youth in crisis. Risk factors, warning signs and protective factors will be discussed as well as resources available in our community. Dr. David Miers is the Counseling and Program Development Manager for Mental Health Services at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, NE and manages the Bryan Counseling Center. He is the co-chair of the Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition. He has published research and co-authored a chapter in an International Handbook on Clinical Suicide Research focusing on family survivors of a child suicide. Dr. Miers assisted in the development of the Lincoln Lancaster Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors team in Lincoln, NE.

Mid-week fellowship for all ages

Wednesdays | 5:30-8:00 p.m. | Upper Fellowship Hall

This is your mid-week opportunity to meet for fellowship with your St. Mark's friends during the school year. It starts with a delicious meal from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by programs, classes and rehearsals for children, youth and adults. RSVPs for the meal are appreciated and strongly encouraged. | Cost for meal: $7 for adults, $3 for children (under age 12), $20 maximum per family (from same household)

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Dine with the Mid-Day Munchers

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | 11:30 a.m. | Grandmother's

Enjoy a great meal and friendly fellowship with your St. Mark's friends. Everyone is invited; no reservation required. Just ask to be seated at the St. Mark's table. Grandmother's is located at 6940 A Street in Lincoln.

Order Clinic with a Heart Valentines

This year celebrate Valentine's Day by making a donation to Clinic with a Heart in honor of someone you care about. Clinic with a Heart will send a Valentine card to that person that says, "A gift has been given in your name for Clinic with a Heart." Order forms will be available Sundays at the Clinic with a Heart booth in the Narthex. With your continued support, Clinic with the Heart meets the healthcare needs of Lincoln’s uninsured and underinsured with hospitality, dignity and grace.

Youth Super Bowl Party & Potluck

Sunday, February 1, 2015 | 4:00 p.m. | Family Life Center

Bring a main dish and a side dish or dessert to share and watch the game on our two big screens! Everyone is welcome.

Get tickets here for Dare 2 Share

March 20-21, 2015 | Kansas City, MO

This annual two-day life-changing student conference is for all youth in 6th through 12th grades, so don't miss out! Contact Pastor Don or sign up in the Youth Center by Feb. 1. The cost is $65, which covers food, transportation, ticket and lodging. Money is due by Feb. 15. Download a detailed rundown on the weekend here.

Annual Sunrise Kiwanis Soup Supper & Silent Auction

Thursday, February 5, 2015 | 5:00-7:00 p.m. | Family Life Center

Sunrise Kiwanis will be serving homemade chili, chicken noodle soup, veggies and lots of delicious desserts at this benefit for Kids Against Hunger, TeamMates, the Food Bank BackPack Program, and other children's programs. Tickets are $7 per person and can be purchased at the door.

Church Women United meeting

Friday, February 6, 2015 | 9:30 a.m. | St. Andrews Lutheran Church

All women are invited to share in this ecumenical gathering at St. Andrews Lutheran Church located at 1015 Lancaster Lane, Lincoln. The morning begins with coffee and fellowship at 9:30 a.m., followed by Bible study at 10:00. Special speaker will be Ruth Carlson. A freewill offering will be taken.

Joyfest celebration for women

Saturday, February 7, 2015 | 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. | Family Life Center & Sanctuary

Comedian and author Kerri Pomarolli will present "Comedy & Chocolate" as the keynote speaker at St. Mark's 21st annual "Joyfest" celebration. The doors will open at 8:00 a.m. for this all-day program for women of all ages, faiths and backgrounds. Registration is $40 and includes a continental breakfast and luncheon buffet. Read More »

Waffleman fundraiser

Sunday, February 8, 2015 | 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Family Life Center

Don't miss out on the world-famous Waffleman's waffles! Come enjoy all-you-can-eat Belgian waffles, scrumptious sausage, different flavored syrups and whipped cream, plus drinks. Proceeds go to support our Youth Mission Trips. Tickets are $6 per person and will be on sale at the door on Feb. 8. Children age 5 and under eat free.

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