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Easter Liturgical Art Sanctuary Wall 2011

Easter Sunday

On Easter, the wall behind the altar changed from purples, whites, and barren trees to spring greens, yellows, and new life.  With the Cross of Flowers, it was a very cheerful background for our two Easter morning celebrations!  The music was spectacular with many instruments accompanying the choir and the hymns. The High School Youth…

Mt. View Elementary kids planting potatoes

Mountain View Kids plant potatoes and peas!

Last Monday, April 11th, the 4th, 5th, and 6th graders in the after-school program at Mountain View Elementary came over to get acquainted with the St. Mark Community Garden, and help plant vegetables.  They planted a 100 foot row of potatoes, and 8 cages of snow peas!  They saw the drip irrigation system, asked many…

Successful Potato Planting Day

The church was abuzz Saturday April 9th as the spring church clean-up AND the planting of the 20 rows of potatoes for The Thurston County Food Bank occurred simultaneously.  The International Student association from SPSCC came in mass – there were 19 of them!  We also had several of the community members that have signed…

Co-Ed Softball season is upon us! Who is ready to play ball?

The 2011 season is June 7th through August 12th.  The team fee is $425.00 per team.  The Independent Church League (ICL) will play at the Lacey Regional Athletic Center (RAC) on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights at 6pm. 7:10, 8:20pm, and 9:30pm start times.  All divisions in the Coed league and Men’s league will be…

Weeding is done, Planting April 9th -9am

The weeds are all pulled, the ground is rototilled,  21 potato rows are staked, two rows of pea cages are set up, sugar pod pea seeds and seed potatoes are due from Kiwanis by April 1st. Mark your calendars for Saturday April 9th and Saturday April 16th – 9am – planting days for the potatoes…

Adopt a Row

I know snow is on the ground right now (February 28) but gardening season is right around the corner!  We have amended a 6,000 sq. foot patch of ground for the potatoes we are growing for the Thurston County Food Bank. We are planting 20 rows of potatoes = each one 100 feet long. ADOPT…

Recycled Worship Volunteer Recruiter Betty R

I am the recycled worship service volunteer recruiter from the late 1980’s, and a member since 1984.  When attempting to recruit volunteers in the 80’s, I would call on the phone and ask folks to volunteer.  I didn’t have a computer and email wasn’t in existence. Here I am back again; slower in body and…

Community Garden Fund-raiser a BIG success!!

Thanks to all the hard work and planning by Pam C, the Garden Spaghetti feed and silent auction were a BIG success!  The food was delicious, and our key-note speaker, Robert Coit, Executive Director of the Thurston County Food Bank, was very interesting and informative!  Ron Lawson, Lacey City Council member, also spoke briefly about…

Joyce B

This month, Joyce B shares why serving Home Bound Communion is such privilege. Dan and I moved to the Olympia area in 1967. Shortly after, my friend Marie G invited me to St. Mark. I immediately felt at home so I convinced Dan to join me. I was Lutheran, he was not, so he was…

Stephen Ministries

Stephen Ministries is a highly confidential ministry to help you work through a crisis in your life – grief, loss, illness, aging. No one will know you are meeting with a Stephen Minister unless you choose to share that information.