For the week of March 11, 2018


EASTER TRIBUTE: Order forms are in the bulletin as an insert this week. Deadline to order a plant is March 20th.

NOISY OFFERING next weekend.

THIRD SATURDAY PIZZA: Sign up if you are planning to eat pizza next Saturday evening. 

ST. MARK ADULT RETIRED TASTERS will meet at Scooters in Alta at noon on Thursday, March 22. Sign up sheet on round table.

Jesus was questioned by the Pharisees as to what was the greatest commandment in the law?
Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all you mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:36-40
We are called to love our neighbors. I would like to share with you a very special family who is in need of our help. This is a beautiful family from Storm Lake. Due to some health issues, the mother has been unable to work and is in risk of losing her home. The father left for Sudan some years ago to assist their tribe in the struggles going on in their home country. Her family is doing what they can to assist with the cost of running a household, but it is a struggle to keep up with normal home repairs and mortgage payments.
I have felt the call to assist this family in need. St. Mark has established a fund for helping this family. We have necessary home repairs that need to be made as well as assistance with daily finances. It would be much appreciated if you are able to contribute to this fund.
Thank you for considering this family in need. Tom James 

MIDWEEK SUPPER AND WORSHIP:  Join us for soup on Wednesday nights before worship! Various church boards are cooking, and the free will offering is being divided evenly between Upper Des Moines Opportunity and The Bridge in Storm Lake. Come and eat so others can be fed too!

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


MAR 12         Stephen Ministry

MAR 13         Caregiver Support Group & Parkinson’s Support Group

MAR 14         Lenten Soup Supper & Lenten Service & PPC Meeting

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 11, 2018 – Lent 4       Numbers 21:4-9       Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22      Ephesians 2:1-10      John 3:14-21

Monday, March 12, 2018       Psalm 107:1-16       Exodus 15:22-27       Hebrews 3:1-6

Tuesday, March 13, 2018       Psalm 107:1-16       Numbers 20:1-13       1 Corinthians 10:6-13

Wednesday, March 14, 2018       Psalm 107:1-16       Isaiah 60:15-22       John 8:12-20

Thursday, March 15, 2018       Psalm 51:1-12      Isaiah 30:15-18      Hebrews 4:1-13

Friday, March 16, 2018       Psalm 51:1-12       Exodus 30:1-10       Hebrews 4:14-5:4

Saturday, March 17, 2018  Psalm 51:1-12       Habakkuk 3:2-13       John 12:1-11