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VBS 2024 - The Great Jungle Journey
VBS 2024 - The Great Jungle Journey

Every day, our kids are bombarded with questions: Did God really create everything? Why do bad things happen? Was Noah's ark real? Why do I need to be saved? Can I trust the Bible?

During this year's VBS at St. Marks, our kids, and the kids in our communities, will have a chance to explore the biblical answers to these questions as they set off on an epic adventure from Genesis to Revelation, in this year's "Great Jungle Journey."

Please search your heart and prayerfully consider being a volunteer in this year's fun at St. Mark's VBS (June 10th through the 14th) as you help the kids maneuver the "Great Jungle Journey" through the Bible in fun and exciting ways. If you can help with VBS, please contact Amanda Stauffer at 419-953-6141 or contact the church office at 419-238-6336.

Upcoming High School Youth Fundraising Events

The High School Youth are actively fundraising for their 2024 Summer Mission Trip to Winchester, Kentucky! We have A LOT going on during April and we are very thankful for your continued support!

Tee Shirts and Church Merch: Our tee shirts for sale focus on this year's mission trip verse, Romans 12:2: "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." and also have our church name on the sleeve. The shirts were designed by our youth. The shirts will be available for pick up between services/after late service on Sunday, May 12th. Order forms are available at both main entrances. Please include payment with orders (checks payable to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church). Orders can be placed in the HS youth mailbox or given to Cary Roehm, Juli Hamilton, or the church office.

Along with selling tee shirts, we will begin selling other church merch bracelets, pens, keychains, and car decals in the Gathering Area on a cash-and-carry basis. These items will also be sold on April 28th and May 5th.

Card Ministry

If you know of someone who is sick or in the hospital or has lost a loved one, or just to
let them know they are being thought of, please let me know so a card may be sent to them. They do not have
to attend our church. It could be a friend or a co-worker etc. You may contact me by phone or text at 419-
771-0795 or email ahickerson55@gmail.com. Alicia Hickerson

Generosity Offerings

You can give to the vision and ministry of St. Mark’s online or via text or mail your offering to the church office (160 W. Sycamore St. Van Wert. 45891). Thank you people of St. Mark’s for your generosity and ongoing support of your congregation’s continuing 160-year ministry as the hands and feet and voice and heart of Jesus to the local, national, & global communities! Your church is making a difference that glorifies God and edifies others.

160 West Sycamore St. Van Wert, OH  45891 | 419-238-6336