FROM PASTOR DEB: I will be ending my contract with St. Mark at the end of May. It is entirely a personal decision, having served as interim for 16 months by that time. I will miss you all and will keep praying for a new pastor for you! –Pastor Deb
EASTER FLOWERS: There are still a couple plants in the Fellowship Hall. Please take if you have not got yours.
NOISY OFFERING next weekend, April 21/22.
THIRD SATURDAY PIZZA: Next weekend , April 21. Please sign up if you plan to eat pizza.
SMART will meet at 12:00 noon, Thursday, April 26, at the Smokin Herford in Storm Lake. Please sign up if you plan to attend.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: FUNDRAISER FOR YOUTH
Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction
April 29, 2018 - 10:30-12:30
TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH OF ALTA, IOWA, is working with an impoverished neighborhood of Alta, the Westview Trailer Park. The park was established in 1963 and most of the 39 trailers date from that time. As a result, many of the electrical and plumbing systems do not meet current code specifications. There are other safety issues with broken windows and leaking roofs. (There are 153 residents, 78 of whom are children.) We are planning two work days, April 28 and May 12, to address these concerns. Every helping hand is welcome (especially licensed plumbers and electricians). Any questions, contact Pastor Denise Parrello @ 218-791-6136.
ST. CROIX HOSPICE: Do you enjoy visiting with others and making a difference? Consider becoming a Hospice Volunteer! Opportunities are available in this area! If interested contact St. Croix Hospice 712-264-5674 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
LENTEN SOUP SUPPER OFFERING was split between Upper Des Moines and The Bridge. The total was $742 so $371 was sent to each.
FINANCES OF CAREGIVING - a series for family caregivers -
Starting Tuesday May 1 and continuing each Tuesday through May 29 at St. Mark, Iowa State University Extension and B.V. County Extension are offering this series to those who need. It is from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm on May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. $35 per person/couple.
Topics: 1. Understanding Your Starting Point
2. Why It’s Essential to Plan
3. Caregivers: Don’t Forget to Plan for YOUR
4. Paying for Care
5. Effective Communication
More information can be found in the brochure on the round table.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
APR 14 Deborah Cluster Meeting (Canceled)
APR 15 First Communion Class A 10:45 am
APR 16 Sew & Do & Sarah Circle
APR 17 First Communion Class B 6:30 pm
APR 18 Naomi Circle & WELL
APR 22 Blanket Sunday
APR 22 First Communion Class A 10:45 am
APR 23 Stephen Ministry
APR 25 WELL
APR 26 SMART
APR 29 Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction (Youth Gathering Fundraiser)
APR 29 First Communion Class A 10:45 am
MAY 1 First Communion Class B 6:30 pm
MAY 15 First Communion Class B 6:30 pm
READINGS (Control + left click to bring up the readings)