As the big shopping day approaches, you can "Purchase with Purpose" by choosing Smile.Amazon.com when doing your online shopping. Every purchase made through Smile.Amazon.com can result in a donation to the St. Mark's Foundation but ultimately St. Mark's Church members and the greater community through the grants given by the Foundation. Just click on the following link to "Shop Black Friday", smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3463204, and a donation goes to the Foundation for each purchase made. Thank you for helping to carry God's Word Forward.
The St. Mark's Foundation grants were very instrumental in supporting our Senior High Youth Mission Trip to Eastern Kentucky. This trip was a life-changing experience for not only the youth and adult leaders, but the families that we worked with. We were able to not only provide them with a more stable building to live in, but provide the families with much needed food gift cards and gifts on behalf of St. Mark's and the Foundation. The trip left us exhausted, sore and drained, but filled with the grace of God that we were able to be His hands in this world. The impact to all of us would not have been possible without the support of the St. Mark's Foundation and the people of St. Mark's.
As of September 12, 2018, the St. Mark's Foundation Board of Trustees welcomes the addition of two new trustees: Beth Jensen and Pastor Mary Froiland. Both Beth and Mary are excited to be part of the Foundation. Each bring unique talents to the Foundation board that will help spread the Good News of Jesus to the St. Mark's congregation and the surrounding community of North Saint Paul.
The Foundation is committed to keeping interested friends of the Foundation informed about ongoing activities of the Foundation. If you would like to receive the quarterly Friends Focus newsletter to keep up-to-date with the Foundation, contact the Foundation via email directly at email@example.com or via the "Contact Us" tab at the website to request a copy.
On October 13, 2018 between 9 am and 12 pm at St. Mark's Church, in cooperation with the pastoral staff of Saint Mark’s and local professionals, the Foundation will offer a “Leaving a Legacy” workshop that will provide presentations and discussions on topics including funeral planning, estate planning, health care directives and leaving a legacy for your loved ones. For registration or more information about the workshop, contact the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org, see one of the Foundation board members or call the church office at 651-777-7451.
Some employers across America provide a program where the company will match employee contributions to 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. If you are thinking of giving a donation to The Foundation, please check with your employer’s HR department to verify if such a program is part of your company’s benefits package to double your generosity and impact on securing St. Mark’s future.
During the Wednesday 4/18/2018 6:00 pm evening service and the Sunday 04/22/2018 8:45 am and the 10:15 am services , Terry Kapaun will provide a brief temple talk on the progress of The Foundation and how you may walk together with The Foundation to enhance the future of St. Mark's church.
Thank you to all that attended the "Leaving A Legacy" workshop. A lot of information on a variety of difficult topics were discussed. Now that you have had some time to work through some of these topics, if you have questions and would like to discuss any issues further, you may contact Pastor Ivy for a follow up conversation to help resolve your issues. Pastor Ivy at 651-777-7451 ext. 232.
The Palm Sunday pancake breakfast raised over $1000 plus a $500 matching contribution from the St. Mark's Foundation. The net proceeds will support the youth in their summer mission trip to Kentucky. Thank you so much for helping to make the event a big success.