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

Join 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 […]

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.

 

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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.

Happy New Year!

2016-new-year (1)HAPPY NEW YEAR!

In 2016, St. Mark’s is celebrating its 50th year as a faith community! We will be having special events throughout the year but two dates to mark on your calendar now are April 10 when we will host a Choirs Night featuring the choirs of St. Mark’s, the Kirk of St. James, Zion and Park Royal; and June 5 which will be our 50th Anniversary Celebration Service.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR JANUARY:

Sunday Night at the Movies Returns on Sunday, January 17 at 6:30 p.m. with the movie “War Room”.

December at St. Mark’s

December is a busy month at St. Mark’s.  Below is a list of the upcoming events, services and concerts.  We hope you’ll join us for any or all of them!

 

Thursday, December 24 @ 7:00 p.m. CHRISTMAS EVE Service

Nativity sceneWhat better way to start your Christmas celebration?

Come, join us, as we celebrate our Saviour’s birth at our annual Christmas Eve Family Service singing all your favourite carols and hearing the Christmas story.

 

 

 

PREVIOUS EVENTS:

Sunday, December 6 @ 6:30 p.m.  MOVIE NIGHT

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Featuring the film “Silver Bells” starring Bruce Boxleitner about a scrappy sportscaster who ends up having to do community service with the Salvation Army.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, December 8 @ 7:00 p.m.  Women’s Association Candle Lighting Service

Candle lighting serviceLed by members of the Women’s Association this is a special service of readings and carols as we prepare to celebrate Christmas.

A fellowship time follows in the Church Hall after the service.

 

 

Thursday, December 10 @ 7:00 p.m. Service of Hope / Blue Christmas

Service of Hope Christmas can be a difficult time of year for many people, especially if they are missing a loved one or Christmas marks a difficult anniversary of loss.  It can also be a time of stress as people feel compelled to be “happy” even when they’re not.  Come join us for a  Service of Hope as we light candles in memory of loved ones and hear words of comfort and peace.

 

 

Sunday, December 13 @ 7:00 p.m.  ARIOSO Christmas Concert

AriosoArioso is a dynamic double trio of singers whose sound has delighted audiences at the Indian River Music Festival.  We can promise you an evening of amazing music as Arioso presents traditional carols and Christmas songs.

Tickets are $10 and are available from the church office 902-892-5255 or from Lois MacFadyen 902-368-8246

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, December 15 @ 7:00 p.m. The True Christmas Story – A One Night Bible Study

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Join us for a one night study as we gain fresh insights on a story we think we know well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, December 20 @ 11:00 a.m. Choir Christmas Cantata “On a Night of Wonder”

star-of-bethlehemSt. Mark’s boasts one of the finest choirs you’ll hear anywhere on PEI!

Join us for our annual Christmas Cantata as they present “On a Night of Wonder”

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, December 20 @ 2:00 p.m. Sunday School Christmas Concert

Christmas concertCome enjoy the fun as the St. Mark’s Sunday School children, youth and teachers

present their annual Christmas Concert.