February 7th, 2024

From the Church Office

2024 Directory

This Sunday, please take the time to confirm that your contact information is correct in the newest version of the St. Mark's directory. If your information needs to be corrected, please do so in the displayed directory. If you are unable to make it in person and would like to confirm your contact information, please email Danielle.

2023 Annual Report

Due by February 21st

Thank you to those that have served as a team or ministry leader. Please have your annual reports for 2023 to Danielle electronically by February 21st. If you have questions or need help with this, contact the church office.

Lent Together

Ash Wednesday Services

February 14th @ 12pm & 6:30pm

On February 14th, Ash Wednesday, we will hold two worship services for those wanting to begin the season of Lent with imposition of ashes and a service of Holy Communion. The first service will begin at 12:00pm followed by another at 6:30pm.

This Lent, keep eating chocolate!!

Beginning February 21st

Have your cake, and eat it too. Instead of giving up something that may not deeply impact your spiritual life, try another discipline. Join us each Wednesday (2/21-3/20) during Lent at 5:30 for small groups, a provided dinner, and worship (Holden Evening Prayer) around the dinner table.

Sign Up for a Small Group
  • 5:30 - Small Groups (activities for children provided)
  • 6:15 - Provided Dinner
  • 6:45 - Worship around the Dinner Table
  • 7:15 - On the way home

We hope it will be a family affair, so we're providing activities for the kids during small group time, and we'll have you on your way home by 7:15!

Faith Formation Class

The Gospel of Mark, A Beginners Guide to the Good News, w/ Amy Jill Levine

Continuing February 11th @ 9:45am

Join Pastor Matt as he journeys through the gospel of Mark. Each session we'll hear from renowned New Testament Scholar Amy Jill Levine via a 10 minute video and have plenty of time for discussion.

2024 Bishop's Bible Study

Thursday's during Lent

Bishop Tim Smith will offer an online Bible study on the book of Micah during Lent -specifically, the five Thursdays beginning February 22 and concluding in March 21 -from 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom.

Sign Up Here to Join the Bishop's Bible Study


Lutheran Men in Mission

Saturday, February 10th @ 8:30am

The Lutheran Men in Mission will meet this Saturday at the IHOP off of Tunnel Rd beginning at 8:30am. Want to know more about this group?? Contact Bryan Short.

St. Mark's Prayer Team

Prayer matters, and that's why we're convening a team of folks at St. Mark's to regularly meet and lift up prayers for our community, the prayer list, and the concerns the team brings. We're looking at a range of options on times and formats (zoom/in-person). If you are interested in helping to lift up those prayers, please let the church office know so we can include you in the conversation!

WELCA Retreat

Saturday, February 17th

Please join Southern Mountain WELCA Conference for a one day retreat at Lutheran Church of Good Shepherd in Brevard, NC for A Kaleidoscope of Caring Prayer Retreat. For more information follow this link or contact Alice Silver.

Calendar of Events

Faith and Fellowship - Monday, Feb 12th @ 10am Zoom Link - Password: stmarks
Council Meeting - Monday, Feb 12th @ 6pm Zoom Link - Password: stmarks
Yarn Angels - Tuesday, Feb 13th @ 11:30am Zoom Link - Password: stmarks

Weekly Schedule

Wednesday, February 7th

9am - Property Day

Thursday, February 8th

5:30pm - Handbell Rehearsal

7pm - Choir Rehearsal

Saturday, February 10th

8:30am - Lutheran Men in Mission

Sunday, February 11th

8:30am - Worship

9:45am - Faith Formation

11am - Worship

Monday, February 12th

10am - Faith and Fellowship (Zoom)

6pm - Council Meeting (Zoom)

Tuesday, February 13th

9am - Quilting

10am - Staff Meeting

11:30am - Yarn Angels (Zoom & In Person)

Wednesday, February 14th

9am - Property Day

12pm - Ash Wed. Service (In Person)

6:30pm - Ash Wed. Service (In Person & FB)

Sunday - February 11th

Worship Assistant Schedule


8:30am – Vic & Mary Anne Allwein

11am - Evelyn Wikoff, TBD


8:30am – Walter Hitch, Ken Clark

11am - Dave Epley, Alice Silver

Altar Guild:

8:30am –Sharon Herrmann

11am - Bonnie Richards


8:30am – Sawyer Miller

11am - Deacon Katie


11am – Christian Wikoff

Assisting Minister:

8:30am – Amy Zellers

11am – Randy Warren


8:30am – Linda Kinsinger

11am – Beth Korb

Communion Assistant:

8:30am - Diane Hughes

11am – Bonnie Richards

Live Stream:

Chris Miller

Ash Wednesday - February 14th

Worship Assistant Schedule


12pm – Mary Anne Allwein, TBD

6:30pm - Henry and Barbara Ulrichs


12pm – Amy Zellers

6:30pm - Cindy Lauster

Altar Guild:

12pm – Bonnie Richards

6:30pm - TBD

Communion Assistant:

12pm – Bonnie Richards, Sharon Herrmann

6:30pm - James Aydelotte, Linda Kinsinger


12pm – Donna Turnbaugh

6:30pm - Barbara Ulrichs

Assisting Minister:

12pm – Deacon Katie Rivers

6:30pm - Deacon Katie Rivers

Live Stream:

6:30pm - George Hahn

If you are able to fill in one of the TBD positions, please let Danielle know in the church office.

Contact Information

Parish Administrator

Our Mission:

Making disciples by loving Christ,

growing in faith, serving all people

Our Vision:

Experiencing and sharing God's grace as an inclusive, intergenerational congregation through Worship, Outreach, Learning and Fellowship