Events

Upcoming Events

St. Mark's Women of the ELCA Meeting

Friday Feb. 23, 4P

St. Mark's

Fellowship Hall

Let's Finalize Plans for Bold Women's Day!

St. Mark's Women of the ELCA will celebrate Bold Women's Day on Sunday, March 3.

It takes the work of many women to make this day a celebration of great leaders of the faith.

Please bring your BRIGHT ideas to help plan the service and volunteer to assist in some way in conducting the service.

Please contact Maxine Amos, maxineamos50@gmail.com, for more information.

We hope to see you at the meeting!

Stretch & Pray Yoga

Thursdays, 9A, now to March 21

For information, click on the image.

Save the Date: Synod Gathering 2024

Mark your calendars and save the date: Synod Gathering is coming in May! 

From Thursday to Saturday, May 30, 31 and June 1, at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, lay people, pastors, and deacons from across the synod will gather to develop community, grow in faith, and grow skills for building God's church. 

All are invited! You are invited! Stay tuned for details and registration information.

Past Events

Deck the Halls

Saturday, Nov. 25

Members gathered to decorate the church for Christmas. The main event was the decorating of the Chrismon Tree: all the ornaments are symbols for Christ and God. Afterwards we had a lunch of pizza and some Thanksgiving leftovers.

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.