Upcoming Events

Bold Women's Sunday

Worship Service

10:30A, March 26

Join us for a special worship service recognizing and celebrating the contributions of many women of faith throughout the years.  We'll recognize the women of our congregation and the great ministry they bring.

Past Events

Women host retreat: “Becoming a Butterfly”

On Saturday, March 10, St. Mark’s Women of the ELCA hosted twenty-one sisters from ELCA congregations in Laurinburg and Fayetteville to spend the morning exploring God’s transformational love as we “become butterflies.”

The women spent time sharing experiences of God’s love bringing transformation in their lives, learned a little about butterflies, and painted coffee mugs to enjoy later as a reminder of the day.

Everyone enjoyed fruit and pastries with their coffee and conversation. A short worship program features scripture about transformation and some favorite hymns. Around the tables, lots of laughter, sharing, and music filled the fellowship hall.

Maxine Amos led the worship and facilitated the discussion. She shared a number of butterfly myths and we even got a stretch break where we learned a little Tai Chi breathing!

Let God’s love transform you into the bright, free, beautiful spirit you were meant to be!

Become a butterfly!

Event Photo Gallery

Butterfly Mugs Gallery

Welcome Janice!

Reformation Sunday, Oct. 30, Janice was welcomed as a new member of St. Mark's, joining us as we worship, witness and work in the name of Christ.

Janice has been worshiping with us for many months.  From creating decals to redecorating the Fellowship Hall to refurbishing the Chrismons, she has dived right in, making St. Mark's better. 

BBQ Plate Sale

Service Project

Saturday, Oct. 15

Thanks to the efforts of many people, we were able to raise over $800.

The funds were sent to the NC Synod for distribution to those working with the refugees.

Thanks to Julie & Robert, Janice, Pastor Carl, Ruthanne, Mary, and Doug for all their work on the day of the sale.

All proceeds were donated to support the NC Synod's Bishop's Challenge: 

Ukrainian Refugee Resettlement.

Click the link above for more information.

Welcome Deborah and Rebekah!

Sunday, August 28, Deborah and Rebekah were welcomed as new members of St. Mark's, joining us as we worship, witness and work in the name of Christ.

The ladies have been attending since they first joined us on Easter Sunday, attracted to a small congregation where they felt like more than “just another body in a pew.”

A reception was held after service.

Movie Night

Friday, Sept. 9

And a great time was had by all!

Much thanks to Sheila Cabral for organizing it and to Mary Chavis for showing the movie.

Juneteenth Celebration

We celebrated Juneteenth on June 18, 2022, 10A-2P at W.H. Knuckles Elementary School, 1520 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.. Lumberton, NC.  

We hosted a table where we'll be handed out church flyers, scripture verses, and cookies & water. 

We were so happy and uplifted to meet so many people from our community.

Pizza Party

St. Mark's members gathered Thursday, June 16, for a pizza party hosted by Maxine to thank the youth of St. Mariah Lutheran Church, China Grove, NC for their work in Lumberton helping to restore homes damaged in recent hurricanes during the week.  Led by their youth pastor, Rev. Tim, they performed a variety of service projects while surviving the heat, humidity and the bugs (drat those gnats...and beetles too!).  The youth shared their reflections of the week as answers to the questions: What was the moment they felt closest to God?, What did they learn about themselves they didn't know before?, and What was the highlight of the week?

Synod Gathering 2022

Head over to the Guest Blogger Page for individual reflections from Julie, Maxine, Deb, and Robert about their experiences at the Synod Gathering.

Maxine Amos' Presentation

NC Women of the ELCA 2022 Spring Conference Gathering

Voices for Justice

April 30, 2022

Maxine Amos, a long-time St. Mark's and Women of the ELCA member, spoke to the Gathering about Indigenous Women and justice.

Note: on iPad/iPhone, may have to pop out to a new window to view.

Maxine's Talk.MOV

Easter Worship

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

Beginning with the remembrance of our baptism and continuing with the flowered cross reminding us of our new life in Christ's resurrection and on to the traditional symbol of Easter, the Easter lily, our service celebrated Christ's victory over death and the grave giving us the blessed assurance of new life, everlasting, in Him.

He is risen, indeed! Alleluia!

Sunday School Easter Lesson Art Project

So our children wouldn't miss out on Sunday School, it was held a few days early.  The children studied the events of Holy Week.  

As an art project, they decorated the church sidewalks with images of palms and Christ's robe.

Easter Breakfast

Easter Breakfast

The farm-fresh scrambled eggs, sausage links, and pancakes hit the spot.  We also enjoyed stuffed strawberries, rugalach, and fresh fruit. 

The return to the "normal" of fellowship and socializing was greatly appreciated with many asking when the next time would be.  

Stay tuned.