Midweek Extra: Joseph Wisniewski of Bellevue Community Center

Interim Pastor David Mueller and Joseph Wisniewski, executive director of the Bellevue Community Center
One of our closest neighbors, the Bellevue Community Center — located across Duncan Road from St. Mark’s — has served the community for more than 40 years, offering educational, recreational, self-enrichment, athletic, cultural and family support services and programming.
In this week’s Midweek Extra,  Interim Pastor David Mueller talks with Joseph Wisniewski, executive director of the center, about its programs and plans.
Among the topics: Bellevue’s community garden, athletic programs, drug and alcohol abuse recovery programs, video production studio and (coming soon) an annex of the Wilmington Public Library. They also discuss how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected the center and the plans to reopen the newly renovated front entrance, which has a new hydraulic elevator instead of the previous long, winding ramp.
You can watch their conversation on our YouTube channel, using the link below.

All Saints Day

Prayer candles on a table

All Saints Day falls on the first Sunday of November, a solemn occasion to remember loved ones we have lost and also to remember and recognize Christ’s victory over death. At St. Mark’s, the names of those who have died within the last year are read during the worship service. It is also our tradition to light candles at this time.

We invite you to submit the names of loved ones and friends who have passed away in the past year. so that we may include them during our service on November 1.

You may submit these names by submitting the form below, sending them by mail to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 501 Duncan Rd., Wilmington DE 19809, by email to the office or by calling Cheryl in our office at (302) 764-7488. Please include your name, the name of the person you wish to remember and that person’s relationship to you.

Please respond by October 28.

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Praying together for St. Mark’s

Praying hands with a laptop

Join us for real prayer in a virtual context, as we launch a new series of prayer meetings for our church, St. Mark’s Lutheran.

We’ll meet by way of the Zoom video conferencing software on the first Saturday of the month, starting November 7. We’ll pray from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. If you can’t join us online, we hope you’ll pray with us wherever you may be.

All are welcome. To get your Zoom link, fill out this form to contact organizer Margie Dodson.

The votes are in! We have a Call Committee!

Leadership Council President Kitty Dombroski

We have a Call Committee! Praise God!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Congregational Meeting on Sunday, Oct. 4. Using remote technology ensured that everyone had an opportunity to vote.

It was great to see all the members in person and also those who drove to St Mark’s and placed their paper ballot in the plastic bowl attached to the paint roller extension.  I am sure it was quite a sight and it definitely added some levity to the inconvenience of not being able to all meet in person!

We needed 36 for a quorum and had 81 ballots. The Committee was elected with 75 votes.

Our Call Committee will start meeting with the Delaware-Maryland Synod Representative this month.

Please continue to pray for St Mark’s, the Call Committee and our new Pastor.

The Holy Spirit is at work!

Kitty Dombroski
President, St. Mark’s Leadership Council