2009 marks the 150th anniversary of St. Mark’s as a worshipping congregation. May God grant us the grace and strength to continue giving God all honour, glory and praise for another 150 years!
November of 2008 saw the start of the year long celebration begin with bulletin inserts. These inserts contained historical facts, fond family memories, information about Sunday School, and explanations for some of the traditions we have here at St. Marks. This has become a welcomed addition to our bulletin and often is what people seek out to read first once at church. A selection of some of the bulletin inserts can be read below, a fact a week for a complete year.
In October 2009 we capped off our year long celebration with a “Giving Back” dinner that was catered to so all members of the congregation could enjoy the meal. There was no cost for the dinner and many of our congregation, past ministers and staff were able to attend. Afterwards we celebrated with a wonderful evening of song and stories. A free will offering was collected to support the West Side Food Bank. Some who attended commented that it was like a home coming, a testament to the wonderful church family we have here at St. Mark’s.
Two of St. Mark’s former church buildings as they look today:
This article appeared in the Saint John Telegraph-Journal newspaper.