DECEMBER at St. Mark’s

There is plenty happening this month at St. Mark’s as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, our Saviour!  

Join us for any or all of our upcoming concerts, events or services.  Have a Blessed Christmas!

christmas-treeChristmas Mission & Outreach Project

Help us light the tree!  For every $20 raised for our Christmas Mission Project, the children will light a tree on the Mission Christmas Tree!  It’s our opportunity to give help to those in the community who need help at Christmas.  We’re also packing food hampers for the food bank.  If you would like a list of items needed for each hamper, please email the office at stmarkspres@eastlink.ca

 

Arioso

Arioso

Sunday, December 11 @ 7:00 p.m.

Beat the stress of the Christmas season by coming to hear the voices of angels!  Arioso, a double trio, have performed Christmas concerts the past three years at St. Mark’s and left audiences wanting more!  Blending both sacred and seasonal music, this is a night not to be missed!  Tickets $10.00

 

Candle lighting serviceWomen’s Candle Lighting Service

Tuesday, December 13 @ 7:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited to attend this special service, led by members of the Women’s Association, featuring special readings, carols, and candle lighting.  Refreshments to follow.

 

 


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One Night Bible Study – The True Christmas Story 

Wednesday, December 14 @ 7:00 p.m.

It’s a story most of us know so well, we don’t often stop to think about the details.  Come discover things you never knew about the true story of Jesus’ birth!

 

 

Service of HopeService of Hope/ Blue Christmas Service

Join us on Thursday, December 15 @ 7:00 p.m. for our annual Service of Hope.  For many, Christmas marks a difficult anniversary of a loss or heightens the sense of loneliness they feel.  For others, the hectic pace of the Christmas season is overwhelming and they just want some peace.  Our Service of Hope is a way we stop in the midst of the season and allow ourselves to be blessed by the peace of God as we reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.

 

bethlehems-child-cantataAnnual Christmas Choir Cantata “Bethlehem’s Child”

Sunday, December 18 @ 11:00 a.m.

Featuring music by Victor Johnson and Lloyd Larson, come by inspired by our fantastic choir, under the direction of Jacqueline Sorensen Young, as they present their annual Christmas Cantata.

 

 

Christmas concertSunday School Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 18 @ 2:00 p.m.

This concert is always a highlight of the year!

 
miracle_on_thirty_fourth_streetFamily Movie Night

Sunday, December 18 @ 6:30 p.m.

Join us at 6:30 p.m. for “Miracle on 34th Street”.  This updated version of the old classic is all about family and believing in something beyond what we can see.

 

 

christmas-begins-with-christChristmas Eve Service

Saturday, December 24 @ 7:00 p.m.  Join us as we retrace the events of the first Christmas at our Christmas Eve service, featuring special music from our amazing choir!

 

 

 

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Christmas Day Service

Sunday, December 25 @ 11:00 a.m.

Come, celebrate Christmas with us!

 

NOVEMBER at St. Mark’s

 

visitation-team

On Wednesday, November 23 beginning at 7:00 p.m., a Visitation Team from the Congregational Life Committee of Presbytery will visit St. Mark’s and St. Columba.  Members and adherents of both congregations are invited and encouraged to attend this visitation which will be held at St. Mark’s.

 

 


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Kendall Docherty and Friends Annual Christmas Concert

Sunday, November 27 @ 7:00 p.m. What better way to start the Christmas season than with Kendall Docherty and Friends!  This has become an annual tradition at St. Mark’s as Kendall and the band kick off the Christmas season with all your favorites!

Tickets $12.00 and are available by calling Lois MacFadyen at 902-368-8246 or the Church Office at 902-892-5255

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

christmas-treeChristmas Mission & Outreach Project

Help us light the tree!  For every $20 raised for our Christmas Mission Project, the children will light a tree on the Mission Christmas Tree!  It’s our opportunity to give help to those in the community who need help at Christmas.  We’re also packing food hampers for the food bank.  If you would like a list of items needed for each hamper, please email the office at stmarkspres@eastlink.ca

 

 

Arioso

Arioso

Sunday, December 11 @ 7:00 p.m.

Beat the stress of the Christmas season by coming to hear the voices of angels!  Arioso, a double trio, have performed Christmas concerts the past three years at St. Mark’s and left audiences wanting more!  Blending both sacred and seasonal music, this is a night not to be missed!  Tickets $10.00

 

 

Candle lighting serviceWomen’s Candle Lighting Service

Tuesday, December 13 @ 7:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited to attend this special service, led by members of the Women’s Association, featuring special readings, carols, and candle lighting.  Refreshments to follow.

 

 


the-true-christmas-story
One Night Bible Study – The True Christmas Story 

Wednesday, December 14 @ 7:00 p.m.

It’s a story most of us know so well, we don’t often stop to think about the details.  Come discover things you never knew about the true story of Jesus’ birth!

 

 

 

Service of HopeService of Hope/ Blue Christmas Service

Join us on Thursday, December 15 @ 7:00 p.m. for our annual Service of Hope.  For many, Christmas marks a difficult anniversary of a loss or heightens the sense of loneliness they feel.  For others, the hectic pace of the Christmas season is overwhelming and they just want some peace.  Our Service of Hope is a way we stop in the midst of the season and allow ourselves to be blessed by the peace of God as we reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.

 

bethlehems-child-cantataAnnual Christmas Choir Cantata “Bethlehem’s Child”

Sunday, December 18 @ 11:00 a.m.

Featuring music by Victor Johnson and Lloyd Larson, come by inspired by our fantastic choir, under the direction of Jacqueline Sorensen Young, as they present their annual Christmas Cantata.

 

 

Christmas concertSunday School Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 18 @ 2:00 p.m.

 

OCTOBER at St. Mark’s

 

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lestweforgetAnnual Honouring Our Veterans  Remembrance Day Service

Sunday, November 6 @ 11:00 a.m. featuring a drama of the true story of a soldier performed by Capt. Rev. Dr. Tom Hamilton.  Dr. Tom has become renowned for his inspiring dramatizations featuring the true stories of soldiers, sailors and airmen who have served.  Don’t miss this year’s exciting story!  The service also features special music and our Act of Remembrance.

 

Canada Remembers Chorus logoCanada Remembers Chorus

Sunday, November 6 @ 7:00 p.m. join us for a trip down memory lane as we welcome back the Canada Remembers Chorus for an evening of music from the Boer War through to today.  You’ll want to join in and sing along as the Chorus presents a parade of hits from over the past century.  No admission fee, but a free will offering will be received.

 

 

 

kendall-docherty-and-friendsKendall Docherty and Friends Annual Christmas Concert

Sunday, November 27 @ 7:00 p.m. What better way to start the Christmas season than with Kendall Docherty and Friends!  This has become an annual tradition at St. Mark’s as Kendall and the band kick off the Christmas season with all your favorites! Tickets $12.00

 

 

AriosoArioso

Sunday, December 11 @ 7:00 p.m.

Beat the stress of the Christmas season by coming to hear the voices of angels!  Arioso, a double trio, have performed Christmas concerts the past three years at St. Mark’s and left audiences wanting more!  Blending both sacred and seasonal music, this is a night not to be missed!  Tickets $10.00

 

SEPTEMBER at St. Mark’s

It’s September and things are happening at St. Mark’s!

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Beginning Sunday, September 11, during our morning worship at 11:00 a.m., Sunday School classes will resume for children ages 3 through Grade 6.  During that time, we also have a supervised nursery for children ages 2 and under.

 

 

choir practice 4Choir Rehearsals resume on Thursday, September 8 @ 7:00 p.m.  New choir members are always welcome!

 

 

 

women's association presbyterian womenOn Tuesday, September 13 @ 7:00 p.m. the Women’s Association will begin their fall meetings.  A warm welcome to all!

 

 

 

battle_of_britain_propaganda_poster_midSunday, September 18 @ 2:00 p.m. the Annual Battle of Britain memorial service will be held at Sherwood Cemetery with our own Dr. Tom bringing the address and prayers.

 

 

 

youth groupMonday, September 19 @ 6:30 p.m. C.I.A. (13-18) and Tweens (ages 9-12) Youth Groups resume meeting for the fall!

 

 

 

UpcomingEvents Mark Your Calendar

 

 

 

yard-saleSaturday, October 1 from 8:00 a.m. – 11;30 a.m. we will host our Annual Harvest Yard & Bake Sale.  This sale will feature good quality yard sale items as well as harvest items and our renowned bake and preserves sale!

 

 

 

concert ticketsMonday, October 17 @ 7:30 p.m., St. Mark’s will host the “Ladies of the Century” concert featuring the music of Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Anne Murray and Rita MacNeil.  This show sold out each time it was held this past summer, so don’t miss your chance to see it!  Featuring Judy McGegor, Joan Reeves, Jolee Patkai, Keila Glydon and Coleen MacPhee with a house band of  Larry Campbell, Brian Knox, Heartz Godkin, and Judy Lowe.  Tickets are only $10.

Living God’s Unshakeable Truth

VBS Crew croppedPictured are some of the 75 children and youth and 22 volunteers who gathered at St. Mark’s July 25-29 for Outrigger Island VBS: Living God’s Unshakeable Truth.  Based on Psalm 86:11, the program took us on a journey to “Outrigger Island” in Hawaii.  Each day, we explored God’s truth at Beach Hut Bible Studies, learned faith-based songs at Music Falls, made awesome crafts at the Crafts Cabana, played energetic games at Recreation Reef, and ate tasty and nutritious treats at the Snack Shack for a week of faith and fun!

Water Project Kenya SchoolAs part of our program, we raised funds for The Water Project.  By Sunday, we had raised over $500 by taking the Water Challenge.  Last year, funds we raised helped drill a borehole well for a school in Kenya!

 

 

 

IMG_7781SUMMER WORSHIP:  Sundays @ 11:00 a.m.

During the service we offer a Junior Church program for children ages 3 to 10 and a supervised nursery for children 2 and under.

VBS – Outrigger Island

Logo 7***** REGISTRATIONS FOR ALL CLASSES ARE COMPLETELY FULL — We are taking names for a waiting list ****

Due to overwhelming numbers of pre-registration, we are completely full for VBS.  We are, however, taking names for a waiting list in case any of those registered cancel.  If you want your name added to the waiting list, please email Rev. Paula at stmarkspres@eastlink.ca

 

We’re heading to Hawaii!  Well….not actually Hawaii, but this year’s VBS is Outrigger Island: Living God’s Unshakeable Truth!

The fun happens July 25 – 29 from 9:00 a.m. til Noon for children and youth ages 5 to 12.  This year we’ve added a Teen Class for those who aren’t quite ready to leave VBS behind!

To register, please contact Rev. Paula at 902-892-5255 or email stmarkspres@eastlink.ca

 

SPRING Events

JubileeJoin us on Sunday, June 5 as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary as a congregation.

There will be a Family Worship service at 11:00 a.m. featuring special music followed by a special Community Celebration at 7:00 p.m. to mark 50 years in the community.  There will again be special music and Rev. Dr. Lonnie Atkinson will be our guest speaker.

 

 

 

 

 

compost wheelbarrow****** C O M P O S T  IS  COMPLETELY SOLD OUT — THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!  *******

Come GROW With Us!   Our annual Compost Sale will begin on Saturday, May 14 at 8:00 a.m. til 1:00 p.m.  and will continue on Saturdays May 21, 28 and June 4 or until the compost is gone. (And it’s often gone quickly!) Compost is available by the bag ($6/bag) or in bulk.

We need volunteers to help out – come join in on the fun and fellowship as we participate in this annual spring fundraiser.

 

 

 

choir concert

On Sunday, May 15 @ 2:30 p.m. join us for Forte Men’s Choir as they present their first concert of the season.

Tickets $10 at the door.

 

 

Alberta-firesSt. Mark’s stands with our fellow Canadians in Fort McMurray, Alberta as they continue to deal with the devastation of the fires.  We are taking donations for Faith Presbyterian Church in Fort McMurray and also for the PWS&D Alberta Fires Fund.  Donation envelopes are available at the church or you can go to www.presbyterian.ca  and click on the link to Alberta Fires.

 

 

 

 

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Coming this July 25-29, this year our Vacation Bible School will feature Outrigger Island: Living God’s Unshakeable Truth.  Registrations have begun for this fun-filled week for children and youth ages 5 to 12.  This year, by popular demand, we are adding a Teen/Tween Class for ages 12-14.The program runs Monday- Friday, July 25-29 from 9:00 a.m. til noon each day.  There is a one-time $5 craft fee.

To register, please call the church office at 902-892-5255 or email Rev. Paula at stmarkspres@eastlink.ca

Registration is limited to 65 children, so register early!

 

Copy of PEIR BadgeOn Sunday, April 24 @ 11:00 a.m., it will be our honour to once again welcome members of the Prince Edward Island Regiment who will be on Church Parade and join us for worship.  Their Padre is our own Dr. Tom, and St. Mark’s is proud to welcome the PEIR and celebrate the service of the men and women of the Regiment.  Please circle the date on your calendar and plan to join us for this special service.

 

 

 

yard-saleOur annual Spring Yard & Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, May 7 from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m.  This sale features dishes, kitchen items, furniture, clothing, books, videos, jewelry and a wide variety of tasty treats like pies, cakes, breads, and preserves.

Donations of items for the yard sale will be gratefully accepted on Thursday, May 5 from 5 – 7 p.m. and on Friday, May 6 from 2 – 7 p.m.  (Baked goods can be dropped off Friday)  Please note:  We are unable to accept donations of any electronic devices or equipment – no TVs, DVD players, computers, etc.  These items end up costing the church money as they never sell and we are forced to pay disposal fees for them.