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Special Collection Envelope: Cradles to Crayons

Each month we take up a special collection to help local and national organizations do a bit of God’s work, with our resources. This month we support the ongoing work of Cradles to Crayons to assist children living at or below poverty get essentials they need for school and daily living. Cradles to Crayons is a local non-profit that aids over 1.2 Million kids across the three metro areas they serve. In Philadelphia alone there are an estimated 130,000 children living in poverty and each day Cradles works to aid and provide for these vulnerable children in our community.

Seeking new worship assistants

We are trying to bolster our worship volunteer lists for the fall and are seeking interested folks for Altar Guild, Assisting Minister, Ushers and Offering Counters. To find out more about those roles, see Lauren Parkin (Worship Ministry Lead Council Member), or Pam Keebler to find out more about the details of those jobs.Continue Reading

“Do Black Churches Matter in the ELCA?” -September 17th at 11:30am

“Do Black Churches Matter in the ELCA?” -September 17th at 11:30am

Do Black churches Matter in the ELCA? is a documentry directed by Vicar Lenny Duncan from St. Mark’s. It is attempt to share the current witness and struggles of Black Lutheran leaders and their churches in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Vicar Lenny will preach that day and lead a round table discussion after…Continue Reading

Octoberfest Fundraiser Dinner

Octoberfest Fundraiser Dinner

Mark your calendars – Saturday October 14th for our annual fundraiser dinner! It’s delicious Pork, Sauerkraut and all the fixings (to include homemade applesauce!). Cost is $10 for adults (all you can eat) with kids (2-10) $4.00 with a special kid-friendly menu of hot dogs, chicken nuggets, and mac and cheese. Take out is available…Continue Reading

Give+ App

“Simple,” “easy to set up,” “even this luddite can do it”: just some of the responses from those who have signed up for electronic giving with our new “Give+” App! The App can be downloaded from both the Apple App Store or from Google Play for Android. If you were previously signed up for “Simply…Continue Reading

Confirmation Classes forming this year

Confirmation Classes forming this year

Pastor is interested in starting the confirmation process for our youth who are in upper elementary and middle school. We hope to create a newer model for Confirmation ministry that is grounded in flexibility that takes into account busy family schedules. Most of our new Confirmation program will be work at your own pace as…Continue Reading

Vicar Lenny Duncan

Vicar Lenny Duncan

  Vicar Lenny Duncan is attending the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. He is in the Co-op Mdiv program and a candidate for ordination in the ministry of word and sacrament, in the ELCA.  He is currently serving as the pastoral intern at St. Mark’s.  He has a Bachelors of Arts in Biblical Studies from…Continue Reading

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