Star Trek Saturdays
St. Mark “Trekkers” are invited to beam into Pastor Brian’s home on 2nd Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. four times a year (February, May, August, November) for gatherings of this unique ministry group. We begin with a brief service of Evening Prayer focusing on God as Creator of the wonders of the universe. We continue by viewing a Star Trek episode and exploring the theological themes therein, all the while enjoying the delightful opportunity to consume out-of-this-world munchies while socializing with our fellow humanoids. Bring a snack to share, but the event is BYORA (Bring Your Own Romulan Ale).
NEXT EVENT: August 12, 5:0oPM-8:00PM. Location: TBA
Held annually in late summer, our church picnic is an opportunity to relax and share food and fun with fellow members. Whether held at a member’s home or in a local park, there are activities for all ages. Kickball, canoeing, badminton, horse-back riding, and carriage rides were highlights of recent picnics.
NEXT EVENT: Our church picnic will be held Sunday, September 17, 2017 from noon to 4:00pm at Schranz Park in Swansea, IL.
On occasion we pile into our vehicles to experience activities and events happening in the greater St. Louis area. Trips in the past have included the St. Louis Holocaust Museum, the St. Louis Science Center, and the Missouri State Penitentiary.
Other Opportunities for Fellowship
Like all good Lutherans, we love the chance to get together for fun, fellowship and food! In addition to the Wednesday evening dinner and worship (Lent & Advent) and the annual picnic, we have a Valentine’s Day dinner (February), a trivia night in March (benefits the youth group), a Memorial Day weekend barbecue (May), a Reformation Dinner and Hymn Festival (October), baseball games, and of course, the occasional potluck!