St. Mark's E-News

March 24, 2023
In today’s gospel Jesus reveals his power over death by raising Lazarus from the dead. The prophet Ezekiel prophesies God breathing new life into dry bones. To those in exile or living in the shadows of death, these stories proclaim God’s promise of resurrection. In baptism we die with Christ that we might also be raised with him to new life. At the Easter Vigil we will welcome the newly baptized as we remember God’s unfailing promise in our baptism.
 (from Sunday and Seasons).

5th Sunday of Lent

Worship with Us In-Person
Sunday @ 10AM
Service of Holy Communion

Guest Worship Leader this Week
Rev. Lenise Francis

NOTE:  It's the start of spring break. No Sunday School this week

Worship with us online!
Not able to attend in-person or still not comfortable in larger group settings?  Join us by watching the livestream of the service on YouTube. Just click the button below to watch. Note that the service is recorded and can be watched at a time most convenient to you.  Again, just click the button below.
Worship online Sunday, March 26 @ 10 AM
Worship Resources
The Online Worship page on our website has links to the following worship resources:

Click below for links to the following worship resources:
  • Appointed scripture readings
  • Prayers of the People
  • Children's bulletin
Masking is optional while attending worship services or other events at St. Mark's.  We will continue to have masks available near the entrance to the sanctuary for those who feel more comfortable being masked and have forgotten to bring one with them to the church..
Those to Remember in Our Prayers
Adeline Adams, Geraldine Adelman (Brenda's mother)Jose & Gloria Ayala (Ludvigs & Andrea Ayala's parents), Mel Berg, Shannon Braun St.Clair (Roxanne Duguay's friend), Renee Brickner (Chris Lewis’ friend), Theresa Brownell, Martha Corzo (Daniel Corzo's mother), Rob Dojack, Roxanna Duguay, Tim Fennell (Kate Fennell's husband), Larry Fuhl (brother of Darlene Trindall and Eileen Burt), Terry Hercus, Chris Hlady, Alfred Hoas, Emil Hoas, Evelyn Hoas, Eleanor Janke, James Juce (Esther Juce's brother), Bill Palmer, Dorothy Penner (Rudy Roman’s sister-in-law), Diane Pero (Alma Juttner's daughter), Sylvia Reagh, Don Ross (Kris Wegert's friend), Brian Rowe,  Margaret & Victor Santa (Lori Nelson's step mom / father), Harold Slippert, Earl Skundberg (Inga Skundberg's brother), Carole Stone, Christina Taylor, Gerald Toupin, Joanne Yager. 
Pot Luck Lunch this Sunday
Please plan to stay after worship for food and friendly conversation this Sunday.

If you can bring a food item to share, please keep in mind that it be an easy to eat / finger foods such as open-faced sandwiches and buns, cut fruit, veggies and dip, etc.  
Pastor Zsofi Away this week
Pastor Zsofi, Paul, and Perrin are away from March 20th until April 1st for some needed sabbath time and to visit family. If you need emergency pastoral care during this time, please contact Pastor Jenn Marlor at (204) 998-4503.
Soup & Bread for Lent
Hosting this week (March 29)
St. Mark's Community Members

Soup and Bread @ 6:15PM
Holden Evening Prayer @ 7PM

Offerings given at the Wednesday evening services will go to
The Urban.

Hosting this week:
Worship Commitee
Easter Sunday Brunch Request
The Youth are looking forward to cooking and serving the Easter Brunch after service on Sunday, April 9.  They are looking for 10-14 people to donate 1 dozen hard boiled eggs for the tables that day (for a total of 120-168 eggs).
Feel free to decorate and colour them as you wish!  Eggs can be brought to the church on Easter Sunday morning and dropped off in the kitchen.  

Please let Jen Polet know if you can bring in a dozen eggs Thank you!
Registration Open for LV Women's Retreat

Tax Benefits of Charitable Giving
Now that we have the vernal equinox behind us, spring weather can't be that far behind.  Spring also means we are into income tax preparation season. If you prepare your own tax returns, you are likely aware of the tax benefits that come with charitable giving. For those not as versed with tax forms, try out the link below to the Globe and Mail's Charitable Giving Tax Credit Calculator to see how much a donation really costs you after taking into account the credit the federal and provincial governments allow for philanthropy.

CLICK HERE to access the calculator.

Ways to Support St. Mark's financially.
  1. Via offering envelopes. Please make cheques payable to St. Mark's Lutheran Church.
  2. Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) - click HERE for more information about how to join the PAD program.
  3. E-transfers sent to
  4. Gifts of securities. Please contact Brian Lorch ( or 204-489-1054) for more info.
Time Running out to order
Annual Youth Group
Plant Sale

Two ways to order:

CLICK HERE for online order instructions.
Pick up a paper order form from the Info Table in the Parish Hall.
PLEASE NOTE:  Deadline for paper orders is March 31.

Plants will be available for pickup between 11:30am-2pm Saturday, May 27th. 
Please contact Judy Grossman with any questions at or 204 223 2107. 
Mid Week Noon Hour Lent Services
The Winnipeg Centre of the Royal Canadian College of Organists is pleased to be presenting a series of five short noon-hour Lenten services at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 637 Buckingham Road. These services will take place from 12:15 -12:45 every Wednesday from March 1 - March 28.

Guest organist this coming week is Haewook Kim, Holy Trinity Anglican. Each service will feature five meditative organ pieces, a hymn, scripture, and prayers.
Serving this Sunday and next
Thank you to those who have volunteered their time to assist with upcoming worship services. Please contact Lori in the church office to offer your time at a future service.
Volunteer Role March 26 April 2
Lector Rhonda Lorch Norm Fullerton
Ushers Roxie and Norm Graff     Perry Kohli /  Sean Kohli
Worship Assistant     Brian Lorch Brenda Catchpole
Communion Prep  Inga Skundberg Eileen Burt
Acolyte TBA Jonas Rach
PowerPoint Wei An Lau  
Sound Ludvigs Ayala Allen Harrington
Cameras Gingrich Meadow Reider
Offering Counters Brian & Rhonda Lorch TBA
Coffee Hour TBA TBA
This Week @ St. Marks
Date Time Event
March 24     3:30 - 7 PM Music Lessons - Sanctuary
March 25 6:30 PM Village Green Dancers (Parish Hall)
March 26 10 AM Sunday Worship Service
  1 PM Village Green Dancers (Parish Hall)
March 28  7 PM - 10 PM Sisters of the Holy Rock practice
March 29 10 AM - 12PM     Music Lessons - Sanctuary
  3:30 - 6 PM Music Lessons - Sanctuary
  6:15 PM Soup and Bread
  7 PM Holden Evening Prayer
March 30 9:30 AM Piano Tuning (Sanctuary)
  4:15PM Archimedes Math - Parish Hall
  7:15 Choir Practice
March 31 1:30 PM Wisdom Circle (Parish Hall)

  • Easter Sunday brunch following worship service
  • Annual Congregational Meeting following worship on April 23
To see farther ahead, view the full calendar on our website.
Need a copy of the church directory?
The telephone/email directory and pictorial directory are no longer accessible from the church website.
If you would like a copy of either of these directories, please contact the church office and an electronic version will be forwarded to you.
E-News Submissions
Please send submissions to Brian Lorch no later than 2 PM on Thursdays. Brian can be reached by telephone (204-489-1054) or email (
Lighter Side
Contact us . . .
Pastor Zsófi Schmiedge
Melissa Gingrich (Music Ministry)
Lori Nelson (Office Administrator)
Wei-An Lau (Youth Leader)
Haiden Werboweski (Sunday School)
Signe Jewett (Council chairperson)
By telephone 204-452-4326
Office Hours 
Tuesday-Thursday 9AM - 4PM

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