Upcoming events

Confirmation Class will begin Sunday, September 16 and be held from 5-7pm.  Classes will generally be on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month with a few exceptions.  This program is generally for 7th and 8th grade students although exceptions can be made to accommodate special circumstances.  The Rite of Confirmation will be Sunday, May 5 at 10:30am.  If you have questions you are welcome to call (693-3715 office) or email Pastor Keith Knupp at pastor@stmarknt.org.  To register please email Pastor Keith Knupp at pastor@stmarknt.org.

Adult Bible Study is held  at 9:15am in the gym each Sunday.  We will begin with a study on Evangelism.  We will look at 4 keys of Evangelism: 1) listen effectively, 2) speak meaningfully, 3) your motivation, and 4) everyone can participate.

Strategic Plan  The next step in the Strategic Planning Process is the development of Mission, Vision and Core Values for St. Mark.  There will be a congregational meeting for this purpose on Monday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m.  The discussion and development process will be led by City of Light Consulting

The step after that will be a congregational meeting on Monday, October 1 at 6:30pm to accomplish three (3) things.  First, City of Light Consulting will present the Mission, Vision and Core Values.  Second, City of Light Consulting will present the Strategic Plan Draft and answer questions.  Third, St. Mark will vote to either accept or decline the Strategic Plan.

GAMESHOW- Saturday, September 22, 2108 from 6:00-10:00 p.m.  Pioneer’s Mission to Advance Youth Outreach is sponsoring its first event. GAMESHOW held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 453 Old Falls Blvd., N. Tonawanda, N.Y.  This event is geared towards grades 7-12, but more events to come will that reach more age groups. Friends are more than welcome, and if anyone outside of the age range wants to come and be the audience, they are encouraged to do so. For more information contact Zander Knowles at (716)434-2944 or youth.ministry@pioneercamp.org

In addition, Pioneer M.A.Y.O. now has an Instagram account, @pioneer.mayo to keep up with upcoming events and information.

Girlfriends Unlimited Wine Tour-Saturday, October 6, 2018 Arrive at St. Mark Lutheran Church parking lot at 10:45 a.m. Bus will depart at 11:00 a.m.  Itinerary and sign up sheet is on the Welcome Desk.  If you have any questions, please contact Jane Stange at 930-4810 or jstange@stangeagency.com  October 6, 2018 Wintery Tour itinerary

Girlfriends Unlimited Holiday Play-December  (date TBD)–Jill Hoover will coordinate the event

Trunk or Treat-Friday, October 26, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  The family life ministry board is looking for support in regards to assistance at the event, people to decorate trunks, and help with donations. If you can help in these areas, there are sign-up sheets  in the narthex or you can let Becky Dena know at 870-3595. Thank you to Deb Dexheimer for the wonderful trunk or treat pumpkin donation board! Admission: 1 can of food for the North Tonawanda Food Pantry.

Little Free Library The Niagara Frontier Reading Council (NFRC) and St. Mark have joined together to place books in the hands of children and adults.  Our goal is to encourage reading and allow our immediate community to have increased access to books at home.  Take one, replace one.  The library box will be on the sign post to the right of the driveway will accommodate this need.

Duncan Metlaf, as part of his Eagle Scout Project will be building the box.  Mid October, 2018 the box will be installed.  St. Mark will host a brief Grand Opening Ceremony so watch for details.  Niagara Frontier Reading Council will supply the box with a plaque and register our Little Free Library on the Little Free Library World map.  Our library will be blue and yellow.