Prayer of the Month 

Jesus,

I’m confused, I have to make a decision and don’t know what to do.  I need your help and wisdom.  I know You have a plan for my life.  I want to follow that plan even in the little decisions I make.  But today I just don’t know which way to go.  Please show me Your will for this issue.  I really want to do what will please and honor You.  Somehow close the doors to the paths You don’t want me to follow, and help me see which door You have left open for me.  Then give me courage to move ahead in the direction You have opened up.  Let your wonderful peace wash over my heart and mind to assure me that I have chosen the path You wanted me to take.  I want You to be honored, Lord Jesus, in all that I do.  So I pray this prayer in Your preciousname.

Amen.

-Pastor Allen Werk-

The Lutheran Prayer Book

- A Monthly Prayer selected by the Board of Deacons

  Steve Erickson, Head Deacon


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ECHO NEEDS FOR OCTOBER

      (Reminder:  Every 3rd weekend of the month we will be collecting donations for ECHO.) The pantry shelves are very low at ECHO.  Please consider purchasing a few extra items while you are out shopping for families who need help in our community

  - Sandy Schneider

      Soup & Crackers, Mashed Potatoes, Tuna/Corned Beef, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Spaghetti Sauce

      Feminine Products, Diapers (larger sizes), Deodorant, Toilet Paper, Shampoo

 “Life is an echo; what you send out you get back”


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VANCO ELECTRONIC GIVING PROGRAM

 We are pleased to announce an electronic option for making your offerings to St. Mark easier and consistent.  Contributions can now be debited automatically from your checking or savings account or processed using your credit or debit card.  Our new electronic giving program offers convenience from writing checks and allows your weekly offerings to continue on an uninterrupted basis when traveling or illness prevents your attendance at services.  An authorization form is enclosed and is also available in the church office.  Please return the completed form in an envelope to preserve confidentiality of your financial information and place in the offering plate or the office.  If you have any questions, please call Debi Frick at (815) 289-9460 or Don Casanova at 752-9589.  


500th REFORMATION ANNIVERSARY:  Congregations and members of the Janesville Circuit are invited to a special 500th Reformation Anniversary service to be held on Sunday, October 29, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  Circuit pastors will preach and special music from the choirs of St. Paul’s Church and School will be provided.  The offering will be sent to the LCMS Texas and Florida/Georgia districts for the relief of victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.  If you have any questions, contact Pastor Dan Decker at (608) 754-4471, (608) 322-5839, or ddecker@stpaulsjanesville.com.

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