"An inclusive community bringing Christ-like love, healing, and hope to all."
THIS SUNDAY AT ST. MARK'S
SUNDAY, MAY 29th  
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST  
 
BREAKFAST
9:30am in Garton Hall
Breakfast prepared by friends of Mission Guatemala. Donation will support Mission Guatemala.

 
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
9:15am Pilgrims (Room 13)
9:15am Nomads (Room 10)
9:30am  Bible Banter (Room 11)

INFANT & TODDLER CARE
INFANTS & ONE YEAR-OLDS
9:30am - 11:30am (Room 24)

TWO YEAR-OLDS & THREE YEAR-OLDS
9:30am - 11:30am (Room 25)
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CHILDREN & FAMILY WORSHIP
9:30am (Room 8)
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SANCTUARY WORSHIP SERVICE   
10:30am

Reverend Mary Beth Morgan preaching
Scripture - Luke 7:11-17
Sermon Title
A Time to Pause  
 
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NO REGULARLY-SCHEDULED CHILDREN AND YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL
 
SANCTUARY SUNDAY &
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

10:30am-11:30am
Childcare is available for children in preschool through 3rd grade in Room 8.
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THIS SUNDAY, MAY 29th, 9:30am-10:15am

CHILDREN, FRIENDS & FAMILY WORSHIP 
Celebration! meets each Sunday for a child-focused worship where children, families, friends can enjoy this worship together. Celebration! meets in Room 8.
 
Celebration! is a unique worship service that provides a relaxed starting time which allows those who participate to enjoy breakfast offered in Garton Hall.

Celebration! often uses the preaching themes offered in 10:30am worship service to create an interactive, playful, and prayerful experience for children and adults together.

THIS SUNDAY, MAY 29th
MISSION GUATEMALA BREAKFAST DONATION
Lisa Miller Maidi will serve as one of St. Mark's lay members to Indiana 's Annual Conference of the UMC on June 9-11. While there she will attend the Mission Guatemala dinner, where a free-will offering will be accepted to support this important ministry. Donations offered for breakfast on May 29th will be part of this free-will offering. If you wish to contribute in advance, please send your offering (clearly marked for Mission Guatemala) to the St. Mark's office, place it in the offering plate during worship, or give your donation to Lisa. If you have questions, please contact Lisa by email at (emillerm@comcast.net).
 
 
 THIS SUNDAY, MAY 29th
EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR INCLUSIVITY IN THE UMC!
To help St. Mark's become a more fully welcoming congregation, members of the Church & Society/Missions Committee are inviting individuals to join the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN). This is a national movement of United Methodists dedicated simply to welcoming church members (and attenders) of all sexual orientations and gender identities into the full expression of Christ's inclusive love.
 
The Reconciling Ministries Network consists of over 700 communities throughout the U.S., including one adult class at St. Mark's, and 34,000 individual members, including our pastors and others in our congregation. We invite everyone to join this movement working for inclusion of all God's children in the United Methodist Church. Individual members will be kept informed of the RMN's work. There is no fee and names are not publicly listed.
 
Individuals can affiliate with the Reconciling Ministries Network by clicking on this link on their website (http://www.rmnetwork.org/newrmn/take-action/pledge-to-be-a-reconciling-individual/), or by coming to the table in Garton Hall after worship this Sunday. Individuals will be there to share information and answer questions.
SUNDAY SCHOOL
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ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

"PILGRIMS"
9:15am-10:15am
in Room 13

"NOMADS"
9:15am-10:15am in Room 10

"BIBLE BANTER"
9:30am-10:15am in Room 11
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CHILDREN AND YOUTH  
SUNDAY SCHOOL
 
INFANT & TODDLER 
CHILDCARE 
9:30am-11:30am 
Infant & One Year Old Care (Room 24)
Two & Three Year Old Care (Room 25)

  

CHILDREN & FAMILY
WORSHIP 
9:30am (Room 8)

CHILDREN AND YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL 
10:30am-11:30am
No regularly-scheduled Children and Youth on Sunday School May 29th. Childcare for children in preschool through 3rd grade in Room 8.
 
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SUNDAY, MAY 29th
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
SANCTUARY SUNDAY:
NO CHILDREN & YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL
 
On the 5th Sunday of the month (4 times a year) an altered children & youth  schedule for the 10:30 hour is provided:   
 
Infant & Toddler Care (Rooms 24 & 25) 
Kindergarten -3rd Grade  (Room 8)
 
Because of this adapted 10:30am Sunday School schedule for children and youth, families are encouraged to be together in the Sanctuary for the whole worship service. Children's activity packets and books are available in the back of the sanctuary.   
 
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ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
"PILGRIMS," 9:15am
The Pilgrims meet at 9:15am in Room 13. Come join us for the video lecture and resulting discussion. All are welcome to attend! 

Lecture 21: "Genesis 38-The Story of Judah and Tamar"
 
Genesis 38 relates the story of one of Joseph's brothers, Judah, and his daughter-in-law, Tamar. Tamar disguises herself as a prostitute, representative of the lowly and marginal in society, yet it is she, and not powerful Judah, who gains the upper hand, as she teaches both Judah and the ancient Israelite readers the moral lesson.
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 ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
"NOMADS," 9:15am   
This Sunday, May 29th, in Room 10, the Nomads will complete their discussion of the Jesus parables from Amy-Jill Levine's Short Stories by Jesus. On Sunday, June 5th, the Nomads Sunday class will begin discussion of Anne Lamott's 2013 book, Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair.
 
Stitches formed the basis for discussions and reflections at the St. Mark's women's retreat in 2015, led by Mary Ann Moman, and we look forward to additional stimulating discussions on this theme on Sunday mornings. All are welcome to join us, even without reading the book!
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ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
"BIBLE BANTER," 9:30am
The Bible Banter Adult Sunday School class meets in Room 11 each Sunday morning from 9:30am-10:15am. The class uses the Scripture text for the morning's sermon as a discussion-starter.

We look at the passage in its larger context, and sometimes explore a bit of Bible-writing history. We offer some thoughts on what the morning's sermon might look like, based on the Scripture the pastor has selected. We leave time to discuss implications of the Scripture for our own lives, and often even delve into topics far afield of the morning's original topic. You are invited to bring some breakfast goodies into Room 11 and join the conversation.

 AT ST. MARK'S UMC

MONDAY, MAY 30th
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
St. Mark's church office and building will be closed Monday, May 30th in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. If you have a pastoral emergency, please call 812-219-8377.

TUESDAY, MAY 31st-FRIDAY, JUNE 3rd, 2016
ST. MARK'S VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: "GODSPELL"
SIGN UP NOW TO PARTICIPATE
OR TO VOLUNTEER!
St. Mark's VBS 2016: "GODSPELL" will be a week full of singing, dancing, costumes, dramatic play, face paint, games, crafts, and daily mini-service projects. Gospel values about loving God and loving your neighbor will be infused into the creative and interactive curriculum for children and youth.

St. Mark's VBS 2016: "GODSPELL" will be Tuesday, May 31st - Friday, June 3rd for ages 3 - 12. Youth, older than 12, are welcome to help as assistant leaders. Programming will be from 9:30am to 12:00pm and snacks will be provided each day. This will be a "can't miss" summer event for all children! Sign up today. Registration forms are available AT THIS LINK, or by contacting Bridget McIntyre at bridgetmcintyre@smumc.church .
SATURDAY, JUNE 4th 
UMW SPRING BRUNCH
All women are invited to attend the St. Mark's United Methodist Women's annual Spring Brunch on Saturday, June 4th. If you are new to St. Mark's or are thinking about becoming a member of St. Mark's UMW, please join us for a scrumptious breakfast and wonderful fellowship. Brunch begins at 9:15am. For more information, contact Trina Mescher (812-336-8261) or Patti Wright (812-876-8946).

SUNDAY, JUNE 5TH, 10:30AM SANCTUARY SERVICE
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL WORSHIP
FOR ALL AGES
We will be wrapping up our Vacation Bible School week with a great, family friendly, intergenerational worship service. Families and friends, of all faith and spiritual traditions, are warmly welcomed. The VBS theme is Godspell, which is based on the Gospel of Matthew. A few scenes and songs will be woven into the service. There will be prayers written by the children, pictures from the week and Mary Beth Morgan will share brief reflections on selected Gospel passages. If children came to VBS week or not, we will invite all present to participate (as they wish), and join in with our all-sings. We want everyone to feel welcome, included and a part of this worship celebration.
 
If your child(ren) or youth would like to be a part of worship leadership: draw the bulletin cover, help lead a prayer, greet people, light candles, help bring up the offering etc., please contact Mary Beth Morgan (marybethmorgan@yahoo.com or 812-332-5788).  
ALL-CHURCH EMAIL AND BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS:
CHANGES IN COMMUNICATIONS HAVE BEGUN
EVENT INFORMATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
In an effort to be better stewards of our resources, we designed a new monthly document, "UPCOMING AT ST. MARK'S" which is separate from the bulletin, and includes the announcements and information from ministry areas, committees, and groups.This approach will  greatly reduce the number of printed pages in the bulletin each week. It will also necessitate that all of us plan ahead. Please note the following submission deadlines for "UPCOMING AT ST. MARK'S".
Articles for July need to be submitted by Monday, June 20.
Articles for August need to be submitted by Monday, July 25.
You may submit articles by e-mail to office@smumc.church, by bringing/sending them to the church office, or by reaching us by phone (812-332-5788).
GET YOUR COPY OF "UPCOMING AT ST. MARK'S"

The monthly "UPCOMING AT ST. MARK'S" will be available in the sanctuary each Sunday, at the Welcome Desk throughout the week, electronically at link below, and mailed to those who request them. Please contact the church office, or Mary Beth Morgan, with any questions. Thank you for your efforts, as we partner together in seeking to be better stewards of our resources.

"UPCOMING AT ST. MARK'S" - COMING SOON - PRINT COPIES AVAILABLE AT ST. MARK'S ON SUNDAY, MAY 29th & HERE ON TUESDAY, JUNE 1st.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH SUMMER SUNDAY SCHEDULE 2016
CHURCH LAY LEADERSHIP ROLES AND CHURCH STAFF CONTACT INFORMATION
ST. MARK'S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH STAFF E-MAIL
Rev. Jimmy Moore, Pastor
jimmymoore@smumc.church
Rev. Mary Beth Morgan, Pastor
marybethmorgan@smumc.church
Gerry Sousa, Director of Music Ministries
gerrysousa@smumc.church

Bridget McIntyre, Director of Children's & Youth Ministries
bridgetmcintyre@smumc.church

Donna Hullett, Director of Finance
donnahullett@smumc.church

Aaron Comforty, Children's and Youth Music Leader  aaroncomforty@smumc.church
Sierra Roussos,
Director of St. Mark's Nursery School & Kindergarten director@smnurseryschool.org

Colleen Wells,
Coordinator of Childcare and Sunday Morning Nursery
childcare@smumc.church
Claire Schaffer, Administrative Assistant
office@smumc.church

Dennis Morgan, Head Custodian
dennismorgan@smumc.church


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