To provide faith formation opportunities to our members, the preschool, and the community.
Bible Study Offerings/Overview
A variety of Bible Study programs are offered at St. Mark by the Sea.
Some examples are listed below:
-Pastor conducts a weekly bible study, often offered both in the day and in the evening, typically on Tuesday.
-During the seasons of Lent and Advent, a soup supper with a bible study discussion is offered after a brief Wednesday evening church service.
Current Bible Study
Bible Study Resumes October 3rd!
Come and join us as we travel to Nineveh with the prophet Jonah using the “books of faith series." Pastors Vince and Brenda will keep us on track and won’t let us run from God like old Jonah. This will be a five-week course starting October 3rd and ending October 31st and will be held from 2:00 - 3:30 pm. Please sign up in the Narthex or email Rick Gibbs (email@example.com), Donna Calvani (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Sherri Hunter (email@example.com) your intentions.
During the Sunday Service, Pastor gathers the children to the altar and offers a unique child-centered message just prior to his regular sermon.
Individual Tote bags with crayons and activity sheets are provided during the service to the children, both members and visitors.
Sunday school classes build a solid, biblical foundation that are age-appropriate for Kg-8th grade. Classes vary from Sunday School to First Communion or Confirmation.
Pre-covid, we had two classes offering Sunday School classes to about a dozen children.
Currently, our Sunday School Program is suspended due to lack of children membership.
The program is ready to reconvene immediately upon children returning.
Pastor schedules individual instruction classes for First Communion or Confirmation instruction.
WELCA Bible Study
Women of the ELCA host a monthly Bible Study to which all women of the congregation and their friends are invited to attend. The study is published in GATHER, the bimonthly magazine of WELCA. The Bible Study is a series of 4 or 5 sessions on a specific topic. We meet on the second Monday of each month from 9:30-11:00 am in Fellowship Hall and do Zoom for those up North.
On Monday, June 12, 2023, we start a new series called, "Salvation Now." In session one we will study "Promised Salvation Now."
Copies of Gather's study are provided; please find them on one of the shelves in Fellowship Hall. To subscribe to GATHER magazine (which contains the study), please call 884-409-0576 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nursery care during the Sunday service can be provided for children 3 and under.
Currently there is no nursery, but one can be reestablished when needed.
The St. Mark Christian Preschool has been in operation for almost 40 years.
We provide a safe, educational, and Christian environment for about 60 children by a trained staff dedicated to preparing every child for success.
We are a Gold Seal School and have a lower teacher/student ratio because of our Apple Accreditation.
We offer a full-time program 7:30 -5:30, 5 days a week, for ages 1 – VPK.
For more information, please visit our website here.
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