For the week of September 9, 2018


THE INSTALLATION OF REV. DAVID KEBSCHULL as Pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church will be on Saturday, September 22 at our 5:30 p.m. service.  A meal will follow.  We are asking people to call the church office at 712-732-5255 with the number of people attending so we have an idea of the amount of food to have prepared. 

SCHOOL DONATIONS: With the school year started, the Social Ministry board is asking for donations of clothing and toiletry items to supplement the school nurse supply for children in need. Donations may be placed in the tubs in the narthex.  Lists of items and sizes needed are on the tubs. Donations will be accepted throughout the school year.

THE WELL: As The WELL year approaches, we are looking for people to help.   We need a Story Teller, 2-5th Lead Instructor, Pre-1st Lead Instructor and Pre-1st Helper. each week. Also volunteers to plan & prepare the meal each week are needed. Signup sheets are on the round table. Help is always needed. 

CONFIRMATION & THE WELL classes will start soon. Watch your mail for information and registration cards. . Parents are invited to come to the first class to find out what the confirmation year will bring and to ask any questions. 

STEPHEN MINISTRY will be offering a class on Christian Caregiving starting September 10. If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister and have not yet signed up or if you just want to learn more, please feel free to call or talk with Maxine Lampe (732-1058). The new member class begins at 6:00 pm and regular class at 6:30 pm.

 PRODUCE EXCHANGE: Bring your extra garden produce to church to share and/or exchange with others. Don’t have any to bring but would like to have some? Feel free to help yourself. There will also be a container for freewill offerings.  All leftover produce will be taken to Upper DesMoines on Mondays and monetary donations will also be given to Upper DSM. The Social Ministry board will be will be sponsoring this exchange through September.  

UPDATES IN THE CHURCH OFFICE: We now have church email addresses.

They are as follows:


September 10   Stephen Ministry (New Class and regular class)

September 11   Parkinson’s Support Group

September 12   Ladies Board Mtg, The WELL & Parish Planning Meeting

September 14   Quilt Club (Paulette’s)

September 15   World Hunger and Third Saturday Pizza

September 16   World Hunger

September 17   Sew & Do & Sarah Circle

September 19   Naomi Circle

September 22   Pastor Dave’s Installation with meal following

September 24   Stephen Ministry

September 27   SMART

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

Sunday, September 9, 2018  Isaiah 35:4-7a   Psalm 146       James 2:1-10 [11-13] 14-17     Mark 7:24-37

Monday, September 10, 2018  Isaiah 38:10-20       Joshua 6:1-21       Hebrews 11:29-12:2

Tuesday, September 11, 2018        Isaiah 38:10-20       Joshua 8:1-23       Hebrews 12:3-13

Wednesday, September 12, 2018  Isaiah 38:10-20       Judges 15:9-20       Matthew 17:14-21

Thursday, September 13, 2018  Psalm 116:1-9       Joshua 2:1-14       Hebrews 11:17-22

Friday, September 14, 2018  Psalm 116:1-9       Joshua 2:15-24       James 2:17-26

Saturday, September 15, 2018  Psalm 116:1-9       Joshua 6:22-27       Matthew 21:23-32