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This Week at St. Mark June 9 - 16, 2019

Sunday, June 9

8:00 A.M. Worship
9:30 A.M. Worship
10:45 A.M. Set up VBS
11:00 A.M. Worship

Monday, June 10

9:00 A.M. Vacation Bible School Begins
6:30 P.M. Emotions Anonymous

Tuesday, June 11

9:00 A.M. VBS
10:00 A.M. Staff Meeting
6:30 P.M. Worship & Music Meeting

Wednesday, June 12

9:00 A.M. VBS
9:30 A.M. St. Mark Ringers
6:30 P.M. Middle & High School Youth Summer Fun at St. Mark

Thursday, June 13

9:00 A.M. VBS
5:30 P.M. 20:30 Happy Hour
6:30 P.M. Emotions Anonymous
7:00 P.M. Praise Band Rehearses

Friday, June 14

7:30 A.M. St. Mark Men's Breakfast at Denny's
8:00 A.M. Synod Assembly at Augustana College

Saturday, June 15

Synod Assembly at Augustana College

Sunday, June 16 Father's Day

8:00 A.M. Worship
9:30 A.M. Worship
9:30 A.M. VBS Singers
11:00 A.M. Worship


News and Events

Instant Church Directory with Church Logo

We are excited to announce a new Church Directory.
Create, Share, Connect! It's quick, easy and fun!

Instant Church Directory is a simple way to view your Church Directory. Never deal with an outdated directory again, any changes made by church staff are immediately synced to the app. Once we have our members photos, and the directory is completed, we will have directions on how to download the free Member App or free Online Member Directory.

Simply follow the link below to easily upload your own photo to insert into the church directory. On your phone? Snap a quick photo of you or your family and upload. Can't wait to see you!
Instant Church Directory

If you do not have a phone or access to a computer to upload a photo, we will have church members taking photos for the month of June, in Fellowship Hall.

We also have a form for you to complete to make sure we have the most current information for the directory. There are paper forms at church or click on the link to Church Directory Form

summer fun

Summer Fun on Wednesday Nights
Middle and High School Youth are invited on Wednesday nights this summer. Come meet Carson Davenport, summer intern on Wednesday evenings, June 12, 6:30-8:00 P.M. (also 6/19, 7/10, 7/17, 7/31.) Faith, friends, fun & food! Join us Wednesday’s this summer! Have questions and need some answers? E-mail melinda@stmarklc.com or text 815-871-0390. You can also find us on FB and Instagram, and Twitter.

youth Wednesday night on mulch
youth playing wed night
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St. Mark Prayer Chain
Would you like to be a part of the St. Mark prayer chain? Prayer requests come into the church office weekly. As we receive prayer requests we would send out an e-mail and ask that you pray daily for the persons mentioned in the requests. All requests are to remain confidential. Please e-mail melinda@stmarklc.com if you would like to participate in the prayer chain. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” Colossians 4:2.

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Save the Date Friday, June 28, 7:00 P.M.
Enjoy a fun and energetic evening of great music by the Youth Swing Choir from the Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center. This talented summer youth choir is finishing their June concert tour with this free concert. Bring the family for an enjoyable evening of Christian wonderful music by these talented young performers.


Youth Ministry


Sunday, June 9th, at 2:00 p.m. the high school youth are invited to Second Sunday at Rock Cut. We will be having fun, food, and worship at Rock Cut State Park.

Please message Melinda Alekna or Carson Davenport for time and location. melinda@stmarklc.com or 815-871-0390.


Summer Youth Trip to the Apostle Islands is June 24-28.
High School youth are gearing up for a “high adventure” trip leaving Sunday, June 23, at 1:00 P.M. returning on Friday, June 28th.
We will be traveling to the Apostle Islands in northern Wisconsin.

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“Relationship Status” How is your relationship with God?
We are Diving Deeper with Second Sunday. Join other high school youth on the 4th Sunday of each month. 8:00-10:00 P.M. 6828 Thomas Parkway Rockford, Illinois. Would you like more information? See Melinda Alekna or message me at 815-871-0390.


Primetimers Ministry

Primetimers Butterfly

Price of the Rivets Game has increased to $18.00 per person.
June 19, WEDNESDAY, Evening - Rivets Baseball Game. The Primetimers would like to invite the congregation to a pre-game picnic, at 5:30 P.M. We will have reserved seats for the game, the game starts at 6:30. The total cost per person is $18.00, which includes entry to the game, program, and picnic (really good food). Please sign up for this event at the Primetimers' table on Sunday. Make check payable to St. Mark, but for accounting purposes, please make sure you bring your check and give it to Mary Ann Johnson when you sign up.

For those who do not have season tickets at the Starlight Theatre, I have reserved 20 seats in the first two row (middle) balcony for the West Side Story on Thursday night July 18 at 8:00 p.m. Cost per person is $23.00, Sign up on Sunday or call Mary Ann 815-397-5882.


Barnabas Ministry

June 11th is an important day. It's the day we celebrate Barnabas! Traditionally Saint's days were thought to be the birthday of the saint, and Barnabas deserves to be celebrated. We meet him as he gives the offering of the proceeds from his land to the apostles and they give him his new name, Barnabas, the son of encouragement. Then he becomes the pastor of the growing International Church in Antioch, where he summons Paul to be his co-pastor. Soon they embarked on the world's first International mission. In fact, Barnabas is mentioned 22 times in the New Testament, but he is quoted just once. He serves, and he cares, by listening. Come to the Barnabas Birthday Bash at PA Peterson Center, 1311 Parkview Avenue, this Sunday at 3:30 and share delicious desserts with residents. And come to our Barnabas reunions group at Saint Mark on Thursday, June 20th from 2 to 3. Follow in Saint Barnabas' footsteps - care deeply by listening lovingly.

May the Lord watch between me and thee, Pastor Chuck, for the Barnabas Ministers of Saint Mark


Remember In Our Prayers

Our St. Mark members:

Jerry Cazaniga, Dick Walthers, Jim Tooley, David Young, Linda Swanson, Pam Cottrill, Keith Haggestad, Naomi Hagen.

Family and friends of St. Mark members:

Jim Swanson, Pastor Jane McChesney, Earl Karau, Ann Eck, Clay Heinrich, Denise Nichols, Mary Graham, Doug Nelson, Barbara Heckart, Kim Menke, Noah and Ellie Adams, Norma Comstock, Scott Jones, Ethan Whitney, Carolyn King, Tom Severson, Katie Butera, Ashton Henley, Nathan Gyllin.

Those serving in the military and their families:

Tristan Davenport, Bailey Panjkovich, Xander Gehrke, Jim Tammen, Brandon Ballenger, Taylor Eversole, Dean Barron.


Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Telephone: 815-398-3557

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