SUMMER 2018

SaddleRidgeRanchLogoColorSaddle Ridge Ranch Vacation Bible School

July 23 – 27, 9:00 am. til Noon

Howdy Pardners!  It’s time to saddle up and head off to the ranch where we’re going to be roundin’ up questions and drivin’ home answers from God’s word.  Each day, we’ll be learning about God’s promises, making some cool crafts, learning some great songs, playing fun games, and having some tasty snacks!

 

The fun starts Monday, July 23 9:00 a.m. til Noon, and continues through Friday, July 27.

NOTE:  Registration is currently FULL.  We sometimes have cancellations, so please contact Rev. Paula at stmarkspres@eastlink.ca to see if space is available.

There is a one time $5 craft fee per child.

 

 

MAY 2018

church picnicAnnual Sunday School Celebration Service & Potluck Picnic

Sunday, May 27 @ 11:00 a.m. followed by lunch in the Hall and games in the yard!

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

SaddleRidgeRanchLogoColorHowdy pardners!   Registration is underway for our annual VBS program to be held July 23 – 27 from 9:00 a.m. til Noon each day.  This summer we’re headed for an action-packed adventure with our theme Saddle Ridge Ranch: Roundin’ Up Questions, Drivin’ Home Answers!  Classes are available for cowpokes ages 5 – 12.  To register, email Rev. Paula at stmarkspres@eastlink.ca or call 902-892-5255.  Please note there is a $5 craft fee per child.

 

SUMMER

Everyone is gearing up for summer!

It’s that time of year when groups take a break from meeting and we all enjoy being outdoors and spending time at the cottage, beach, or just relaxing!

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PLEASE NOTE:  As of June 5, registration for VBS is FULL.  

If you would like your child added to the waiting list, please email Rev. Paula at stmarkspres@eastlink.ca

 

A highlight of our summer is our Annual Vacation Bible School.

This year we are presenting “GALACTIC STARVEYORS” where we will be discovering the God of the universe!

The fun takes place July 24-28 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon 

The program is for children ages 5 to 12 and we also have a Teen Class.   There is a one-time $5 registration/craft fee per child.

Registration is limited to 65 children and 10 teens.

 

Please email Rev. Paula at stmarkspres@eastlink.ca if you are interested in registering.

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.