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Deb Rosenberg Installed

Rev. Pam Northrup, Deb Rosenberg, SAM

Responding to God’s call to serve St. Mark’s Lutheran Church as a Synod Authorized Minister (SAM), Deb Rosenberg was officially installed on Sunday, September 10, 2023. The Reverend Pam Northrup of the North Carolina Synod’s Advanced Lay Ministry team led the installation service. 

Minister Deb has been serving St. Mark’s since July. She was a member of the synod’s first SAM cohort, beginning her studies in February 2022.  

Congratulations and many blessings to Minister Deb as she serves our congregation. 

"Sundaes on Sunday"

Sunday, September 10, 2023

On Sunday, Sept. 10, St. Mark’s joined the nearly 8,700 congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) participating in “God’s work. Our Hands.” Across the country, thousands of ELCA members engaged in service work to make a positive change in their communities, build and deepen relationships, and share God’s love.

Members of St. Mark’s visited residents and staff at Glen Flora nursing home in Lumberton to worship, visit, and serve ice cream sundaes to the approximately fifty residents of Glen Flora. Glen Flora is managed by Lutheran Services Carolinas.

SAM Minister Deb Rosenberg also led a brief worship service and the residents enjoyed singing with us and praying together.

“We were doing more than serving ice cream and cookies,” said Robert Arndt, president of the church council.  “We were caring for people and letting them feel God’s love. Sometimes people in facilities like GlenFlora feel abandoned and ignored."

One resident commented, "You mean you all did this just for us?" We answered, ‘Of course we did!’ That’s what God’s Work. Our Hands. does. It lets us find  opportunities to serve our neighbors. It builds loving connections with our community.”

Even with sprinkles, whipped cream, and cherries on top.