MiniMARKS - May 10th, 2023

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Death Shall Be No More

In the sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life,

we commend to almighty God

Patricia Quinn Presley

Patricia Presley, a member at St. Mark's, passed away at her residence on Sunday, May 7, 2023. A funeral service for the family will be held on Thursday. To read Patricia's full obituary, click here.

Upcoming 100th Events

Dance Through the Decades

Saturday, May 20th @ 5pm

Put on your dancing shoes and join your St. Mark's family for a night of fun as we dance our way through the past 100 years! You'll have the opportunity to learn dances that were popular in years gone by, and enjoy some delicious appetizers as you watch performances by trained dancers. No matter your ability, you'll be sure to have a blast as we twist, shout, shimmy, and shake our way into the next 100 years of life together at St. Mark's.

Admission to the event: One non-perishable food item for ABCCM's Food Pantry.

100th Anniversary Anniversary Weekend - SAVE THE DATE

Celebration Banquet - Saturday, July 15th @ 5pm

We are happy to announce that we have found a wonderful venue for our 100th Anniversary Banquet! Be sure to join us on Saturday, July 15 at 5pm in the Centennial Room at Pack's Tavern! Dinner, dessert, guest speakers, and special presentations will fill this "roaring 20s" themed event with joy and celebration!  More information to come. Tickets will be available mid-May 

Worship Service - July 16th @ 10am 

Mark your calendars now! So that we are able to all worship together, we will have one worship service on July 16 at 10am. The service will include a brass quintet, choir, and guest preacher as we praise and give thanks to God for 100 years of ministry in Asheville. 

Church Announcements

A Pew Proposal - Accessibility in Worship

In consultation with the Worship and Music Team, Council, and staff, it has been proposed that we shorten two pews to provide two additional accessible seating options in our Sanctuary for people who use wheelchairs or walkers.

Currently, we only have one fully accessible spot for a wheelchair (front row, piano side). People who use walkers have to have their walker stored in the Narthex, taking away independence and mobility during worship. Additionally, with the only accessible spot is in the front row, It would show great hospitality to be able to give people a choice of where they would like to sit with accessible seating in other areas of the Sanctuary.

Cutting the pews would result in the loss of about 4-6 seats in pews. The accessible areas could either be used by a person using a wheelchair, or to keep a walker close by. If not needed for accessible seating, and if additional seating is needed in the Sanctuary, folding chairs could be made available to continue to make use of the space.

Questions? Concerns? Think it's a great idea?

We want to hear from you! 

Deacon Katie and Pastor Matt will be available in the Fellowship Hall during the Faith Formation Hour (9:45-10:45) on Sunday, May 21 to talk about this possibility.

Or you can email Deacon Katie @

Ice Cream Social & Bake Sale

Sunday, May 21st after the 11am Worship Service

Let's support the 25 graduating students of Community High School in Swannanoa! Christian Action Team (CAT) will be hosting a yummy ice cream social and bake sale, after the 11am Worship Service downstairs.

Attention all bakers: Will you bake us a desert?  All donations and "cake sales" will help make these marginalized kids' graduation special. Sign up to let us know you will be participating on the bulletin board. Please bring your "cakes" to St Marks on Friday, May 19th, between 10am and 2pm.

Questions? Contact Al Seale (828-258-8281), or Dan Dudde (828-683-9064)

Aston Park Health Care Dedication & Open House

Sunday, May 21st 2-4pm

Lutheran Services Carolinas cordially invites you to a special Dedication Service and Open House at Aston Park Health Care Center. Program with Speakers will begin at 2:30pm.

When: Sunday, May 21st 2-4pm

Where: Aston Park Health Care Center

Address: 380 Brevard Rd. Asheville, NC

Living Lutheran - E-digest Signup

ELCA leadership has made the difficult decision to cease the print publication of Living Lutheran with the November/December 2023 issue. They will start transitioning the magazine into a full online storytelling engine at, providing a more economical and far-reaching approach to engage with a broader audience. This will include articles, videos, audio stories, podcasts, live events, a more robust social media presence, opportunities for user-generated content and more.

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Faith Formation - Sermon on the Mount w/ Ken Lane

Sunday's during Faith Formation Hour

Starting this Sunday, Faith Development is offering a course on Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. "In this inaugural sermon," remarks Ken Lane, the leader of the class, "Jesus presents a revolutionary understanding of God's all-inclusive love, a gift we often lose sight of in our world of meritocracy." The class meets in the Library at 9:45 AM. 

Racial Healing Information

Over the next months this page will provide opportunities to learn the true history and current realities of Indigenous people. It is these truths, truths that have been ignored by most for hundreds of years, that will bring healing for both Indigenous people and non-Indigenous people...

Ongoing 100th Celebration Information

2nd Quarter Newsletter

St. Mark's centennial celebration has been a huge success thus far and we continue to celebrate together! Read the 2nd Quarter Newsletter to see upcoming events, announcements, and to recap the first three months of our celebration together.

View the 2nd Quarter Newsletter here

Acts of Service

During our 100th Anniversary year, we are striving to accomplish 1923 Acts of Service. You can complete an online form and we will make sure your Act of Service gets displayed, or you can fill out both sides of a card found in the pews and place it in the offering plate sharing how you served in the name of the Lord.

Complete Online Acts of Service Card Here

Weekly Schedule Click here to see the full St. Mark's Calendar 

Faith & Fellowship - Monday, May 15th @ 10am Zoom Link, Password -stmarks

Weekly Schedule

Thursday, May 11th

5:30pm - Handbell Rehearsal

7pm - Choir Rehearsal

Saturday, May 13th

11:30am - Lutheran Men in Mission

Sunday, May 14th

8:30am - Worship

9:45am - Faith Formation

11am - Worship

Monday, May 15th

10am - Faith and Fellowship

Tuesday, May 16th

9am - Quilters

10am - Staff Meeting

Wednesday, May 17th

9am - Property Day

Worship Assistant Schedule 5/14


8:30am-Henry Ulrichs; 11am-Bob Mihara


8:30am -Amy Zellers, TBD; 11am-Dave & Ali Schuetze

Altar Guild:

8:30am-Sharon Herrmann; 11am-Bonnie Richards

Assisting Minister:

8:30 Mary Brady; 11am-Randy Warren


8:30am-Bonnie Wheeler; 11am- James Aydelotte

Communion Assistant:

8:30am-Nancy Dodenhoff; 11am-Bonnie Richards

Live Stream:

8:30am-Live Stream

* A few changes have been made to the schedule as we adjust service to worship in the fellowship hall.

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