St. Mark Lutheran Church & Pre-School MarkNorth Lutheran Church & Pre-School 1135 OliverSt. Street, Tonawanda, New York 14120 1135 Oliver Street, North Web Tonawanda, New York 14120 Phone: (716) 693-3715 Site: www.StMarkNT.org Phone: (716) 693-3715 Web Site: www.StMarkNT.org A congregation of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Eastern District A congregation of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, E astern District The Mission of St. Mark Lutheran Church: Thethe Mission St. Mark Lutheran Church: Reach All People with Good of News of God's Love and Salvation through Christ Reach All People with the Good News of God's Love and Salvation through Christ Fourth Sunday after Epiphany First Sunday in Advent Saturday, November 29 5:00pm Satur day, January 31stth 5:00pm th Sunday, November 30 10:30am Sunday, February 1st 10:30am Pastor: Pastor: Rev. Keith Knupp Email: [email protected] Rev. Keith Knupp Email: [email protected] Church phone: 693-3715/Cell: 585-507-5249 (Friday-OFF) Church phone: 693-3715/Cell: 585-507-5249 (Friday-OFF) Dir. of Family Life Min: Liz Burkett | Email: [email protected] Cell: 861-9911 Dir. of Family Life Min: Liz Burkett [email protected] Cell:Monday) 861-9911 Office Hrs:| Email: 9am-3:30pm Tuesday-Friday (Off Office Hrs: 9am-3:30pm Tuesday-Friday (Off Monday) Office Manager: Yvonne Upton | Church Email: [email protected] Office Manager: Yvonne Upton | Church Email: [email protected] 693-3715 Office Hrs: 8am-12:00pm Monday-Friday 693-3715 Office Hrs: 8am-12:00pm Monday-Friday Preschool: Jessica Neuman 946-8864 Preschool: Jessica Neuman| Email: [email protected] Cell: 946-8864 Calendar Coordinator: Elly Crouch 693-3956 Calendar Coordinator: Elly Crouch 693-3956 Trustee: Robert Gath Trustee: Robert Gath Altar Guild: Sue Clark & Deb Dexheimer Altar Guild: Mary Behnke & Joyce Whipple Elders: Saturday: Carol Siverson Elders: Saturday: Mark Pfonner Sunday: Mike Crouch & Dave Dexheimer Sunday: Mike Crouch Sound Technician: Saturday: Larry Krueger II Sunday: Wayne Cozad Sound Technician: Saturday: Larry Krueger II Sunday: Wayne Cozad Organist: Sharon Montie Organist: Sharon Montie “Speak With Authority” The Sermon: Saturday worship w/o communion: LSB Pg. 151 Sunday worship w/communion: LSB Pg. 151 Hymns: 549 v. 1-3; 584 (communion 570); 917 Sun: Zech. 10:1-11:3, 2 Tim. 3:1-17 Mon: Zech. 12:1-13:9, Titus 1:1-2:6 Tues: Zech. 14:1-21, Titus 2:7-3:15 Wed: Job 1:1-22, John 1:1-18 Thurs: Job 2:1-3:10, John 1:19-34 Fri: Job 3:11-26, John 1:35-51 Sat: Job 4:1-21, John 2:1-21 Sun: Job 5:1-27, John 2:13-25 PRAYER LIST LEGO CLUB Dwight Salm, Sue Williams, Sandra Salm, Nick Woloszyn, Jason Ringer, Karen Clark, Jerry Weyers, Gale Szynkowski, William Manth, Jane Oakes, Owen Neri, Shirley Durow, Sharon Glowish, Lois Aiken, Frederick Dold, Ruth Ann Krueger, Chris Finley, Ursula Schifferle, Jon Eckle, Darlene Heim, Dick York, Bob Strassburg, Laura Phillips, Charles Battaglia, Robert Knupp, Jeanne Hromowyk, Carlton Roberts, Audrey Jendrian, Nelson Goodrich, Eleanor Gentzke, Joe DellaValle, Patricia Vogt, Winifred Werth, Ronda Presson, Esther Greinert, Art Krull. Next meeting Sunday, February 15th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Grandma Jan’s Room at the School for ages 6 and up. Come show off your building skills, have a snack and learn some very cool stuff. ATTENDANCE CARDS ALL members and guests are respectfully asked to complete one of the “WELCOME TO ST. MARK” attendance cards, at each worship service and to place it in the offering plate. WEATHER CLOSINGS Weather Closings- If the weather looks questionable for a Sunday morning, meeting night or any other St. Mark event please check channel 7. Any closing will be under St. Mark Lutheran Church-N.T. BROADCAST MINISTRIES Lutheran 3.0 –Sunday, 9:00am: WXRL AM 1300 The Lutheran Hour-Sunday, 9:30am: WXRL AM 1300 Woman to Woman-Saturday, 3:30pm: Family Life Network FM 88.3, 89.3 or FM 95.7 St. John, Depew-Sunday, 11:00am: WXRL AM 1300 Worship for Shut-Ins-Sunday, 11:30am: Time Warner TCT CHANNEL 12 WNYB ASH WEDNESDAY FISH FRY We are looking for bakers to donate pies and desserts for the fish fry. Please sign up in the narthex or let Becky Dena know by Monday, February 15th. St. Mark Family Life in conjunction with the Elders will be hosting its first Fish Fry for Ash Wednesday, on Wednesday February 18th from 5:00-6:15 PM. The fish will be provided and cooked by BW, which is the same outfit that does our barbecue. They will cook it on site. St. Mark members are asked to invite friends and extended family so that they might stay to worship with us as well. Worship begins at 7:00, so it is the goal to have everyone seated by 6:15 so everyone including workers can attend worship. Tickets will run until February 15th. Tickets must be obtained ahead of time for this event; there will be no tickets at the door. Tickets are also available at the church office from 8-12:00 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. Ticket donation is $10.00 for a fish fry which includes a 9-10 oz. piece of beer battered haddock, potato salad, cole slaw, rye bread, dessert and beverage. There are no child or 1/2 portion fish dinners for children. Child option: Donation is $ 6.00, which includes chicken tenders, potato salad, cole slaw, rye bread, dessert and beverage. If you have questions, please call Becky Dena 870-3595. THANK YOU YOUTH SOCCER CAMP A big Thank You to everyone who purchased lilies and poinsettias, or placed flowers on the altar this past year. Your support is greatly appreciated! ~ The Altar Guild St. Mark invites children grades K-2nd to participate in a soccer skills camp held in St. Mark school gymnasium. The camp runs every Monday for 4 weeks beginning Monday, February 9th to March 9th 4:30-5:30 p.m. Additional information and applications are in the information rack behind the Welcome Desk. THANK YOU The staff at St. Mark Church would like to thank the congregation for their Christmas gifts. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated. You are truly a wonderful church family! INVITATION The members of Grace Lutheran Church invite you to share with them in the joy of welcoming Reverend Benjamin Bahr as the pastor of their church. This celebration will be held on Sunday, February 15, at 3:00 p.m. Please join them as they welcome him to their church and to the community. HELP NEEDED FOR WINTER PICNIC If you are available on Saturday, February 7 @ 12:00 Noon help is needed in setting up in the gym for the Cabin fever picnic. Please consider helping to make this a success! FIRST READING (NLT) Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Moses continued, “The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him. 16 For this is what you yourselves requested of the LORD your God when you were assembled at Mount Sinai.[a] You said, ‘Don’t let us hear the voice of the LORD our God anymore or see this blazing fire, for we will die.’ 17 “Then the LORD said to me, ‘What they have said is right. 18 I will raise up a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites. I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell the people everything I command him. 19 I will personally deal with anyone who will not listen to the messages the prophet proclaims on my behalf. 20 But any prophet who falsely claims to speak in my name or who speaks in the name of another god must die.’ R: This is the Word of the Lord C: Thanks be to God P: HOLY GOSPEL (NLT) Mark 1:21-28 Jesus and his companions went to the town of Capernaum. When the Sabbath day came, he went into the synagogue and began to teach. 22 The people were amazed at his teaching, for he taught with real authority—quite unlike the teachers of religious law. 23 Suddenly, a man in the synagogue who was possessed by an evil[a] spirit began shouting, 24 “Why are you interfering with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” 25 Jesus cut him short. “Be quiet! Come out of the man,” he ordered. 26 At that, the evil spirit screamed, threw the man into a convulsion, and then came out of him. 27 Amazement gripped the audience, and they began to discuss what had happened. “What sort of new teaching is this?” they asked excitedly. “It has such authority! Even evil spirits obey his orders!” 28 The news about Jesus spread quickly throughout the entire region of Galilee. R: This is the Gospel of the Lord C: Praise To You, O Christ New 2015 contribution envelopes are in! Please pick them up in the Narthex. If you do not find a set of envelopes and would like some, there will be a sign up sheet for them. St. Mark Lutheran Church Upcoming events February 1, 2015-February 14, 2015 SUN-Feb. 1 9:15 Adult Bible Study 9:15 Sunday School 10:30 Worship w/communion Souper Bowl of Caring food drive No ACES Youth MON-Feb. 2 TUES-Feb. 3 WED-Feb. 4 THURS-Feb. 5 9:30 Two Year Old Play Group 11:30 Preschool Committee 6:00 Bodyshaping by Sandy 6:30 Cub Scouts 7:15 Worship Committee mtg 5:30 Youth Volleyball 6:30 EPIC Youth (9-12 grade) 6:30 Juniors Girl Scouts 7:00 Choir 7:00 Confirmation class 10:00 Prayer Group 10:30 Dorcas Quilting 12:30 WOSM lunch 1:00 WOSM business mtg 6:00 Bodyshaping by Sandy 7:00 Elders meeting FRI-Feb. 6 SAT-Feb. 7 SUN-Feb. 8 9:15 Adult Bible Study 9:15 Sunday School 10:30 Worship w/o communion 12:00 Winter Beach Picnic 5:00 Chicken BBQ meeting MON-Feb. 9 4:30 Youth Soccer 6:30 Evangelism TUES-Feb. 10 6:00 Bodyshaping by Sandy 6:30 Cub Scouts 6:30 Church Council meeting WED-Feb. 11 5:30 Youth Volleyball 6:30 Daisy’s Girl Scouts 7:00 Choir 7:00 Confirmation class 8:00 Computer Tech meeting 10:00 Prayer Group 10:30 Dorcas Quilting 6:00 Bodyshaping by Sandy 6:30 Stewardship meeting THURS-Feb. 12 FRI-Feb. 13 5:00 Worship w/o communion SAT-Feb. 14 5:00 Worship w/communion Mentor Program We Respond to God’s Love through Worship and Giving Saturday attendance: 38 Sunday attendance: 112 Total weekend attendance: 150 Total weekend offering: $2,523.00 Adult Bible Study: 18 Sunday School: 45 St. Mark would like to start a mentoring program to help Confirmands and New Members become more acclimated and feel more welcome in our congregation. There is no training involved. We are simply looking for people who would volunteer some of their time and encouragement to these people by being there to answer questions for them and show a personal interest in them. We can give you ideas how to do this. If this sounds interesting to you, please contact the Pastor or the church office. Please consider this as a way to make St. Mark a great place to share the Good News!!
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