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.

 

EASTER AT ST. MARK’S

Palm-Sunday-Pictures-imagesJoin us as we mark the beginning of Holy Week with our Palm Sunday service on Sunday, March 20 @ 11:00 a.m.

Our guest preacher will be Glynis Faith.

 

 

 

communion_elementsAs has become tradition, we have a joint Maundy Thursday service with Park Royal United.

This year, the service will be held at Park Royal United on Thursday, March 24 @ 7:00 p.m.

Plan to attend this service as we mark our Lord Jesus’ Last Supper.

 

 

Lenten crossPlease join us as we observe Good Friday with a special service on Friday, March 25 @ 11:00 a.m. featuring special music by our choir as we give thanks for Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross for each one of us.

 

 

 

Easter-religiousHallelujah!  Christ is Risen! 

Our Easter celebration service will be on Sunday, March 27 @ 11:00 a.m. and will feature the Choir Cantata,  Lord of Glory: A Celebration of the Risen Lord

 

 

 

Annual Hot Roast Beef Dinner

Roast Lamb DinnerBook your tickets now for our Annual Hot Roast Beef Dinner, Saturday, April 16 with sittings at 4:00 p.m., 5:15 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.   Tickets MUST be purchased in advance as they always sell out.  To book your tickets, please call Lois at 902-368-8246 or Betty at 902-894-5272.  Tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for children under 12.  As always, your ticket includes a delicious hot roast beef dinner complete with gravy and mustard pickles, rolls & butter, dessert and tea or coffee.

Winter Fun & Games Night

Games NightIt’s time for our annual congregational Family Fun & Games Night this coming Saturday, February 27 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  This event has become a winter tradition as the young and young-at-heart gather for an evening of games from Twister to Blokus to Crokinole to Scrabble – you name it, we have it!  Join us for this evening of family, fun and food!!

FEBRUARY

Coldest Night Logo (Primary) Pantones - AICCOn Saturday, February 20, the St. Mark’s Luke Coldwalker Team will take part in the Coldest Night of the Year walk-a-thon in support of Harvest House Ministries in Charlottetown.

Please join us by registering with the Team at brrrr.org

If you prefer not to walk, you can go online and select the Team and make a donation.

Please help us help Harvest House continue their important ministry.

 

movienight

Our next Movie Night is set for February 14 @ 6:30 p.m. when we will screen the hit comedy, “Mom’s Night Out”, starring Sean Astin, Sarah Drew, Patricia Heaton and Trace Adkins.  Join us for this hilarious story of what happens when a mom of three decides to take a night off.