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Please note that ALL in-person worship services and events require registration in advance due to Covid-19.
 
Click here to REGISTER for services and events
NEW CHURCH APP

We have an App! Download “Church Center” from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, search for St. Mark Lutheran Church, and access our Livestream, registrations for events, prerecorded services, online giving, and more! The app will make staying connected with what’s going on at St. Mark that much easier. Contact the church office if you need any help.
Drive Thru
WORSHIP UPDATE
SUNDAY, NOVEMEMBER 22, 2020

Children's Sunday School | 9:00 am
Livestream | 10:00 am [No In-Person Gathering]
Drive-Thru Church | 11:00 am

There will be no in-person worship service again this week. We will still hold an online livestream service at 10:00 am followed by an expanded drive-thru service at 11:00 am in the lower parking lot. Sunday School for kids preschool through 5th grade will remain in-person at 9:00 am. Please register for Drive-Thru and Sunday School!
 
  • If your last name begins with A - G, come between 11:00 - 11:20 am
  • If your last name begins with H - O, come between 11:20 - 11:40 am
  • If your last name begins with P - Z, come between 11:40 - Noon
SHEPHERD ON THE SEARCH ANNALIESE
SHEPHERD ON THE SEARCH

Many families have a tradition of putting out an elf each day leading up to Christmas for kids to find when they wake up in the morning. In Pastor Joel's home, a shepherd who is searching for Jesus is put out each day of Advent until he finds him in the manger on Christmas morning! This makes the Christmas story come alive for children and brings daily focus to the season - it's about Jesus!

Each morning, secretly set out the shepherd in a new place in the house, according to the directions, and each night, you'll light your Advent candles and read the St. Mark Advent Devotional booklet with your Shepherd as a family. See if your kids can make the connection between how the shepherd was set up in the morning to the devotion at night!

If your family would like to participate this year, order your Shepherd on the Search online, and pick up your St. Mark Devotional Booklet with daily instructions for the Shepherd through the church office (available November 29th). Contact Kristen Beyer for details at kbeyer86@gmail.com

Drive Thru Nativity
DRIVE-THRU NATIVITY
Date TBD
 
St. Mark is considering the possibility of hosting a drive-thru nativity experience for our community! The date will be set very soon. If you’re interested in helping with sets, decorations, materials, or volunteering at the event, Contact Pastor Joel at pastor@stmarkchurch.net.
Advent Devotions
WRITERS NEEDED!
 
Would you be willing to contribute a simple Advent devotion for a devotional booklet put together by St. Mark? Treasuring God’s Word will draw us closer to each other this holiday season and to our Lord Jesus. Contributors will select an Advent Bible verse from a list, write 1-2 paragraphs of reflection on the Bible Verse, and compose a 1-3 sentence prayer. Contact Kristen Beyer for more information at kbeyer86@gmail.com
 
Click Here to Sign Up
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD GIRL WITH BOX
NOVEMBER & DECEMBER MISSION OF THE MONTH
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Shoeboxes are due by Sunday, November 22nd!
 
Thank you to everyone who participated in Operation Christmas Child. Remember to return your filled shoeboxes by no later than Sunday, November 22nd at Drive-Thru Church! 
DAVE KENDALL AND KIDS

ST. MARK HOMESCHOOL CO-OP
Contact Kristen Beyer at kbeyer86@gmail.com or 805.217.3678

Special thanks to Dave Kendall for speaking to our St. Mark Homeschool Co-Op about his experience in the Navy. The children enjoyed hearing about what it was like to fly a fighter jet and to be on an aircraft carrier. What a hero! We appreciate your service to our country, Mr. Dave!

PEET'S WITH PASTOR
PEET'S WITH PASTOR
Sunday, November 29th | 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm

Pastor Joel would like to invite any guests who attend St. Mark over to his backyard for coffee to learn more about the church, what we believe, and what steps to take next in your journey of faith. Typically Pastors hosts “Pizza with Pastor”, but because of COVID, we have to change it up. Up to three households can register for a time slot on Sunday afternoon, November 29th. We will be physically distanced of course. Contact Pastor Joel for questions at pastor@stmarkchurch.net
A Bottle of Red/A Bottle of White
HOLIDAY WINE PULL FUNDRAISER

 
We will be holding an online fundraiser for St. Mark Lutheran Preschool. At least 100 wines have been donated to the Preschool. The wines range in retail price from $15 - $100.

Between November 30 -December 11 you will have an opportunity to purchase a ticket for $15 for each bottle of wine. You may designate whether you prefer red or white wine. Each ticket will be exchanged for 1 bottle of wine. Tickets will be given out December 14-15.  

On December 16-17, your bottle will be ready for pick up at the Preschool. It is a great opportunity for the wine lovers in your life to get a great bottle of wine and support the Preschool.

Please email the information below to aconrad@stmarkpreschool.org and include a check made out to St. Mark Lutheran Preschool or Venmo the amount due by December 11th.
 
Information needed:
Your name
The number of red wine tickets
The number of white wine tickets
$15 for each ticket
Children and Youth Ministry Update
PASTOR AT SUNDAY SCHOOL

"KIDS ON THE MARK"
SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday Mornings | 9:00 am
Contact Pastor Joel Beyer at pastor@stmarkchurch.net or 760.390.4881

Children in grades Preschool-5th grade are invited to attend In-Person Sunday School classes every Sunday at 9:00 am. These classes are held outside, and the children will remain socially distant, while still giving them the opportunity to connect and learn about their Savior!

Click HERE to REGISTER
SUNDAY SCHOOL CURRICULUM
Simply Loved
Simply Loved lessons are designed to help you listen to kids and get to know them. It incorporates minimal supplies for each unit but uses them in innovative ways to introduce and apply the day’s lesson. It also uses human relationships to communicate God’s love in a tangible way. Built-in conversation starters help families share their personal stories and their own friendship with Jesus.
Download Sunday School Lesson for 11/22 here
                 Leader's Guide                                       Take-It-Home Flyer
ZOOM CONGREGATIONAL MEETING FOR BUDGET
VOTER'S MEETING

Please plan to attend the Congregational Voter's Meeting on Sunday, December 6th to approve the church budget. The meeting will be held via Zoom. If you have any questions or concerns or need help setting up Zoom on your home computer or phone, contact Pastor Joel at 760.390.4881 or email him at pastor@stmarkchurch.net so that we can address them before the vote on Sunday morning. 
 
Topic: St. Mark Lutheran Church Voter's Meeting
Time: Dec 6, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83840133474?pwd=U05GbCtsZTdWdDFXQmlRZFhobzZJUT09

Phone Number for Dial-in: (669)900-9128

Meeting ID: 838 4013 3474
Passcode: 278580

One-tap Mobile Phone number: +16699009128,,83840133474#,,,,,,0#,,278580# US 
VIRTUAL GROWTH GROUPS
Get Connected!

Tuesday Young Women's Growth Group | 7:00 pm
Join Crystal Dirks Tuesday nights
for an inspirational time in the word and fellowship.
Via Zoom | RSVP to crystaljock@gmail.com.

Thursday Adult Bible Study | 10:00 - 11:00 am
This class is taught by Pastor Joel Beyer over Zoom.
Thursday morning Bible study is open to everyone.

Join the meeting via Zoom HERE.
Meeting ID: 494 708 240
Password: 099548

Saturday Men's Growth Group | 8:00 - 9:00 am
All men are welcome to be a part of 
a great time of fellowship, study, and discussion.
Contact Dustin Dirks at dustin.dirks@gmail.com.

Join the meeting via Zoom HERE.
Meeting ID: 549 018 980
Password: 023642

Giving - Tithes and Offerings
TITHES & OFFERINGS

Our church continues to have expenses, even while we’re closed for worship. If God has blessed you, please consider continuing your contributions. Here are a number of options: 
 
  1. Drop off your offering at our “Drive-Thru Communion” on Sunday morning
  2. Mail your contribution to 552 South El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024
  3. Give online at www.stmarkchurch.net and click the “giving” tab in the top right corner
  4. Text any contribution amount to 84321

If you have any financial needs during this time, please contact Pastor Joel at pastor@stmarkchurch.net or call him at 760.390.4881. Thank you!
 
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