overview of yearly events

"One"derful Wednesdays

We begin with a meal in the Family Life Center served from 5:15—5:55 pm. The suggested donation is $5 adults and youth (12 & up) and $3 for children.

 

Some of our Menus:

Chili, salad, and cornbread, dessert

Stuff your Spud! with salad, dessert

Soups Galore! with sandwiches, salad, dessert

Turkey and stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, dessert


Following dinner, from 6-7 pm, there will be recreation, music and Bible lessons youth and children. The adult study meets in the lounge for prayer, bible study, video presentations, group exercises and discussion. 

Pancake Shrovetide

St. Mark's holds their annual Pancake Shrovetide Supper the Sunday before Ash Wednesday. The congregation usually gathers for a concert as well as the traditional meal of pancakes.


The Sunday before Ash Wednesday is the festival of the Transfiguration, when we remember Jesus being transfigured on the mountain top, being joined by Moses and Elijah, and hearing God’s voice say, “This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!” We need this mountain top experience of seeing the power and glory of God to get us through the solemnness of Lent as we wait for the splendor of Easter. We need the community celebrations, a good rich meal of pancakes.

Christian Passover Celebration

During Holy Week we celebrate the Pesach, or Passover.  We celebrate as an adapted version of the Jewish Passover rite, in solidarity with, and in full acceptance and Jews worldwide as people of the covenant.  


Tradition teaches us that we must all consider ourselves as slaves in Egypt, that we must all consider ourselves to have walked in darkness, so that we might celebrate the deliverance in the Exodus as our own deliverance. It is in that spirit of community that we observe the Passover tradition, and look to Jesus Christ, who for us is the Passover lamb.    


Summer time at the church

Twice a year we gather for a congregation outing that includes worship, good food, music, and activities for children, youth, and adults. Traditionally, we have done this on Memorial Day and in September for Rally Day,

Trunk or Treat

We celebrate All Hallows Eve by holding our annual Trunk or Treat in the back parking lot. Members decorate their trunks or donate individually-wrapped bags of candy. Free popcorn and a movie playing on the side of the building add to the fun atmosphere. Our youth sell corn dogs, nachos, and sodas as well.


Hanging of the Greens

The annual decorating of the church is a congregation event. It takes place the Wednesday after Thanksgiving and includes a meal, and then decorating of the church.  

Christmas Parties

The congregation holds an annual Christmas program that includes a children's Christmas play, music by the Chancel Choir, the Handbell Choir, 

and a covered dish supper.  


St. Mark's Preschool presents an annual Christmas pageant before recessing for the holidays.