For the week of May 20, 2018


NOISY OFFERINGthis weekend. 

 FROM ST. MARK GRADUATING SENIORS are Grace Newell and Eric Masters. Congratulations!!!

THE CONGREGATIONAL MEETING to elect new board members will be held after worship service this Sunday, May 20th.

BIDDING on Silent Auction items will continue until after meeting, Sunday, May 20th.

TUCKER THOMAS CHRISTEN will be baptized during the Sunday morning worship service. His parents are Michael & Dana Christen. Tucker was born March 27, 2018 and his sponsors are Amanda Pressley, Tara Lehner, Claire Blerek, Dean Phillips & Cody Watson. Welcome into God’s Family!

PASTOR APPRECIATION AND FAREWELL DINNER: Join us after the Congregational Meeting this Sunday, May 20th for a time of fellowship with Pastor Deb. Chicken and potatoes will be provided. Please bring side dish or a dessert.

SMART will meet Thursday, May 24, 12:00 pm at Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant in Storm Lake. Please sign up if you would like to join SMART for wonderful food and fellowship.

FIFTY YEARS ORDAINED: Paul & MaryAnn Bengtson are at the   Lutheran School of Theology this weekend celebrating Pastor Paul’s 50th year ordination. 

SYNOD ASSEMBLY 2018: We are Church for the Sake of the World The Western Iowa Synod Assembly will be held June 8-10 in Sioux City.  St. Mark’s delegates this year are Maxine Lampe and Margaret Stangohr.  The synod offering will be split among three projects: SACCO–microloans to help people start their own small businesses and become independent; the ELCA Fund for Leaders–providing seminary scholarships; and TEEM scholarships–enabling lay people gain the skills to become ‘para-professional pastors’ in our synod.  (Kandi Anderson is a TEEM pastor.)  All of these projects are investments in people that will reap benefits widely and for generations in the future.  A special offering for this will be taken during worship on June 2 and 3.  If you wish to contribute through the church office, please make your check to the church and designate it for “2018 synod offering.”

Shoes for SOLES 4 SOULS can still be dropped off in the boxes in the church narthex.


May 19           World Hunger & Third Saturday Pizza

May 20           World Hunger, Christen Baptism, Graduation, Congregational Mtg.,

                           Pastor Deb’s Farewell, Final Bidding on Silent Auction Items

May 21           Jane out of office in afternoon & Sarah Circle

May 24           SMART at Giovanni’s

May 28           Office Closed & Stephen Ministry

June 5           Election Day & Quilt Sewciety

June 6           Women’s Board Meeting

June 8 & 11 Jane out of office

June 13         Joint Board Meeting

READINGS (Control + left click to bring up the readings)

Sunday, May 20, 2018 – Day of Pentecost Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Romans 8:22-27 or Acts 2:1-21 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

Monday, May 21, 2018 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Joel 2:18-29 1 Corinthians 12:4-11

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Genesis 11:1-9 1 Corinthians 12:12-27

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Ezekiel 37:1-14 John 20:19-23

Thursday, May 24, 2018 Psalm 29 Isaiah 1:1-4, 16-20 Romans 8:1-8 Page 23 of 64

Friday, May 25, 2018 Psalm 29 Isaiah 2:1-5 Romans 8:9-11

Saturday, May 26, 2018 Psalm 29 Isaiah 5:15-24 John 15:18-20, 26-27