...Our renovated sanctuary will feature a combination of chairs and pews for the congregation seating...
Thank you to everyone that was able to attend our meeting on April 2nd. Captured below is a brief recap of our meeting.
This past week the Design Team met with the Center for Liturgical Arts and began working on designing furnishings for the Chancel...In addition, a team of St Mark audio visual users interviewed three AV firms that will help us choose the proper sound and AV equipment to use in the sanctuary.
The Renovation Committee met with BVH and Lueder Construction on February 23rd and reviewed a high level timeline and detailed designs that will be used to obtain a cost estimate
We had a great turnout for the February 12th meeting. If you did not get a chance to attend the meeting, our newest images, in a 3D format, on are display in the church entry and available if you click here. For the meeting power point, click here.
Agenda for annual voters' meeting is now available.
The next annual voters' meeting will be November 13, 2016 following the 10:30am service. There will be a meal following the 10:30am church service and the voters' meeting will follow the meal. To prepare for the meeting, join us at an informational "Cottage Meeting" on Sunday November 6 at 10:30am, Sunday November 6 at 11:30am, or Wednesday November 9 at 11:30am.
9/11, falling on a Sunday, gives us the opportunity to remember our lives are filled with struggles and hurt.
Should you have someone in your life who is hurting right now, this would be a good opportunity to have them hear about the love of God in the midst of difficulties.
Learn about the mission we are supporting in July. Go to jesusoursavior.org to learn even more about this wonderful ministry.
On May 22, 2016, information was shared with the congregation on Campus Plan options. Click here to download this presentation.
St. Mark members: Join us Sunday, May 22, to discuss how to proceed with a Campus Plan. This discussion has been moved from the Fellowship Hall to the Sanctuary. Meet in the Sanctuary at noon to join in the conversation, which will include the topic of sanctuary orientation. Read the list of pros and cons for the different sanctuary orientations here.
Having not received a pastor from this year’s seminary class, we move forward with the process to fill the position. In speaking with Nebraska District President Snow, he mentioned the first step is to open it up to the members of St. Mark. So if you know of a pastor that you would like St. Mark to call to be our Associate, please fill out the Nomination Form (you can pick one up in the church office) and turn it in to either Bruce Hayes, Chairman of our Call Committee, or Pastor Lentz. We will accept names until Sunday, June 5th. After that, we will move on to the next step in the search. Please keep this in your prayers.
Important decisions are at hand for the St Mark Campus Planning process. Members are encouraged to attend a Congregational Meeting on May 22nd at 12 noon. Among our discussion / decision points:
- Sanctuary orientation: pews face the east as currently situated, or seating that faces the south?
- Create a Gathering space by enclosing the courtyard?
- Enclose the east walkway from the upper parking lot?
- What is the order of priority for these and other areas of the facility?
Review architecture renderings in a previous post found here.
Express your opinion and ask questions of the Campus Planning committee, or leave Feedback on this web site.
From Jessica Dvorak:
Many of you have anxiously been asking since November if I knew where our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes went. . .well, now I do! This weekend I received a letter from Operation Christmas Child with the following information from the 2015 season:
- 11,213,010 shoebox gifts were given. About 8.8 million boxes were from the U.S. with the rest given by 10 other shoebox sending countries.
- Boxes from our area went to Mexico.
- Over 135 million shoebox gifts have been distributed in 157 different countries since 1993.
- Our Omaha area includes six counties and received 22,590 shoeboxes, surpassing our goal by about 9%!
Last year St. Mark sent 58 shoeboxes—let’s double it this year! For more information on how you can start collecting and being involved now, please see me or Helen Oldenkamp—we have some great ideas brewing! National Shoebox Collection Week is November 14-21, but it is never too late to start!