September 13, 2015

Join Us This Sunday

9:00 am — Holy Communion with Children’s Time — Sanctuary

10:00 am— Capital Campaign Projects info meeting with Refreshments—Heritage Hall
10:00 am
Endowment Committee Meeting Conference Room
11:00 am — Choral Eucharist — Sanctuary
12:15 pm— Capital Campaign Projects info meeting with Refreshments—Heritage Hall
7:30 pm — Voices of Music Concert— Sanctuary

Information Session on Capital Campaign and Elevator Progress
There will be an information session following each service in Heritage Hall regarding the possibility of a Capital Campaign and the progress of our elevator, sanctuary flooring and stained glass art restoration projects.  Specific details regarding costs, timeframe and scope of these projects will be presented.    Please come and participate in these sessions in order to make an informed decision the following week at the Special Congregational Meeting at 10:00 a.m. between the worship services.

Volunteer Appreciation

Thank you St. Mark's volunteers!  We celebrate all of the volunteers who contribute to the success of St. Mark's ministries, committees and our community.  Your dedication, generosity, time and talents are greatly appreciated and your contributions are vital to sustain and grow our community.  Cake will be provided at the coffee hours and we hope you can join in fellowship and gratitude following the services.

Congregational Meeting-Sept. 20

The council has called a Special Congregational Meeting to have the congregation decide on whether to approve a three year Capital Campaign.  If the congregation decides to move forward with a campaign, once the pledges are received, we will be in a better position to assess our ability to fund our much needed capital projects in the sanctuary, prioritize these projects, and pursue additional funding.  Please come and make your vote count!  Note, the meeting is in between services (10:00 a.m.) in the sanctuary. 

Volunteer Appreciation Sunday & Information sessions after each worship service on Capital Campaign and update on elevator, flooring and art glass projects

Sept. 16  
First Choir Practice 

Sept. 20
 Special Congregational Meeting between services in the sanctuary
-please attend-

Sept. 27
Sunday School and Adult Forums begin

Oct. 4
 Animal Blessing at the 9:00 service
Oktoberfest in the afternoon

Oktoberfest-Oct. 4
Please join in a celebration of German heritage and community at the annual St. Mark's Oktoberfest on Sunday, October 4 from 12 noon -3pm on St. Mark's square! There will be German music, food and libation, games, a bouncy house and great fun.  Lederhosen and German dress are encouraged.  All are welcome and we ask that youplease RSVP on the sign-up sheet in Heritage Hall. Volunteers are needed so please contact Lisa Gray (, Matt Helland ( or Mark Semonian ( if you are interested in helping at the event. We hope to see you there!  Invite friends and neighbors to attend! 

Chanticleer Rehearsal Open
On Thursday, September 17 at 4 pm, Chanticleer, the world renowned male a cappella vocal group, will again hold the final dress rehearsal for their season opening program at St. Mark's.  The Over the Moon program will be open to members and friends of St. Mark's and to residents of Martin Luther Tower.

The Stavanger Cathedral Boys and Girls Choirs
The Stavanger Cathedral Boys and Girls Choirs, along with the Cathedral organist Ivan Sarajishvili, will perform a concert  in the St. Mark's sanctuary on October 8 at 7:30pm. A freewill donation will be accepted. The choirs are based in Stavanger, Norway and are directed by the husband and wife team of Oddgeir Kjetilstad and Jorunn Lovise Husan. For more information, please contact Chiara at

Bakers needed! 
Interested in making communion bread?  This easy recipe is available on the St. Mark's website.  Contact Pr. Elizabeth if you are interested in this ministry.


What is Journeys in Faith?  
Come down to coffee hour and find out.
Learn about this opportunity to set aside time this Fall and Winter for reflection on our faith and faith community.  Journey with others who are considering joining St. Mark's, being baptized, or affirming their baptism.  You'll find members of the Journeys in Faith team at a table in Heritage Hall during coffee hours.  All questions are welcome.  Contact Liv Beck ( for more information.

Founders' Day at PLTS
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary will be having a Founder's Day celebration with guest speaker Madeline Forell Marshall. Madeline Forell Marshall is a specialist in eighteenth-century literature who has sought to recover the religious dimension and context of eighteenth-century poetry in books and numbers of presentations and articles. The event will be on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at PLTS Chapel of the Cross. 9am-1:30pm. All are welcome!

Donate Flowers in 2015
The 2015 Flower donation chart is posted in the hallway across from the church kitchen. St. Mark's members and friends can sign up to donate flowers for the chancel on a Sunday by placing your name on the chart for the Sunday you wish. Your donation can be in memory of a loved one or in honor of a particular occasion. The donation is $50 and can be paid via check in the offering plate. Please note "Flowers" in the memo of the check.

Email Updates
We are in the process of updating our newsletter and electronic announcement mailing system.  If you haven't been receiving the newsletter and weekly announcements and would like to please send your current email address to

Worship Leader This Sunday
Guest Musician...Jonathan Dimmock
Assisting Ministers...Liv Beck (9); Greg Jahnke, Linda Jackson (11)
Lectors...Randy Schieber (9); Jeremy McClain (11)
Chalice Bearers...Suzanne Smith (9); Cora Rose (11)
Acolytes...Mila & Tayte Sall
Ministry of Welcome...Jerry Lundblad (9); Rachel Letchumanan, Donna Dindia, Viknesh Silvalingam (11)
Coffee Hour Chairs...Gail Culp, Cal Culp, and Philip Krikau
Next week Coffee Hour Chair...Dana Ut

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