For the week of March 18, 2018


REV. MLANGALI WILL SPEAK at this weekends Saturday service. He is a pastor in the Southern Diocese of Tanzania, and is currently in graduate work at Luther Seminary. Thank you Rev. Mlangali and welcome to St. Mark.

NOISY OFFERING this weekend.

EASTER TRIBUTE: Order forms are on the round table. Deadline March 20.

SMART will meet at Scooters, Thursday, March 22 at noon. Sign up sheet on the round table.

BY WAY OF UPDATE, the Call Committee had two Skype interviews with candidates the week of March 12.  The Synod Office continues to forward profiles of pastors who are open to a call and the committee reviews them usually within a week and determines if a Skype interview is warranted.  Please keep the committee in your thoughts and prayers. Ken Converse, April Kucera, Stan Bochtler, Grace Newell, Cindy James, Linda Glienke and Steve Ellis. 

LOOKING FOR ST. MARK MEMBERS interested in attending the Western Iowa Synod Assembly Annual Convention June 8-10 in Sioux City. Please let Pastor Deb, Sarah Deitering or Jane know if you are interested.

KIWANIS SPAGHETTI DINNER:   Sunday, March 18th, Aurelia Community Center. 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Adults $8, K thru 8th $5, Preschool FREE. 

JOIN US WEDNESDAY EVENING for the last Lenten Soup Supper at 5:30. All free will offering will be divided between The Bridge and Upper Des Moines Opportunity. Worship to follow supper.

HOLY WEEK SERVICES: Maundy Thursday, March 29, 6:30 pm, Good Friday, 7:00 pm. Saturday worship 5:30 pm and Easter Sunday Service, 9:00 am with a special coffee to follow worship.


MAR 19         Sew & Do & Sarah Circle

MAR 20         Caregiver Support Group

MAR 21         Naomi Circle, Lenten Soup Supper, Lenten Worship Service

MAR 22         SMART

MAR 25         Palm Sunday

MAR 26         Stephen Ministry

MAR 29         Maundy Thursday

MAR 30         Good Friday

APR 1            Easter Sunday


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

Sunday, March 18, 2018 – Lent 5       Jeremiah 31:31-34      Psalm 51:1-12 or Psalm 119:9-16       Hebrews 5:5-10       John 12:20-33

Monday, March 19, 2018 – Joseph, Guardian of Jesus       Psalm 119:9-16       Isaiah 43:8-13       2 Corinthians 3:4-11Readings for Joseph, Guardian of Jesus      2 Samuel 7:4, 8-16      Psalm 89:1-29      Romans 4:13-18      Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a

Tuesday, March 20, 2018       Psalm 119:9-16       Isaiah 44:1-8       Acts 2:14-24

Wednesday, March 21, 2018       Psalm 119:9-16       Haggai 2:1-9, 20-23       John 12:34-50

Thursday, March 22, 2018        Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29        Deuteronomy 16:1-8        Philippians 2:1-11  

Friday, March 23, 2018        Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29        Jeremiah 33:1-9        Philippians 2:12-18

Saturday, March 24, 2018        Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29        Jeremiah 33:10-16        Mark 10:32-34, 46-52