Upcoming Events and Announcements 7-26-2015
UPCOMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
WORSHIP
&
SUNDAY SCHOOL
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THIS SUNDAY AT ST. MARK'S
JULY 26th, 2015 
9th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 

BREAKFAST 
9:30am  in Garton Hall 

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
9:15am  Pilgrims (Room 13)
9:15am  Nomads (Room 10)
9:30am  Bible Banter (Room 11)
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CHILDREN & FAMILY WORSHIP 
  9:30am in Room 8
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SANCTUARY WORSHIP
10:30am
Reverend Jimmy Moore preaching

Sermon Title:

"The Water Will Hold You" 

 

Scripture: John 6:15-21
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CHILDREN AND YOUTH
SUNDAY SCHOOL

 
Childcare available: 9:30am-11:30am   
Infant/Toddler Care (Room 25)

Sunday School: 10:30am-11:30am
PreK-K (Room 4)
1st-2nd Grade (Room 9)
3rd-6th Grade (Room 3)
7th-12th Grade (Youth Room 1-2) 
SAVE THE DATE
UPCOMING EVENTS 
 
AUGUST 2nd  
10:30am Sanctuary Worship 
Backpack Buddies  
AUGUST 9th
10:30am Sanctuary Worship 

New Beginnings Sunday &

Blessing of the Backpacks     

2nd Sundays@6 Worship & Service
  

AUGUST 23rd

10:30am Sanctuary Worship   

New Members' Sunday 

 

AUGUST 30th  

11:30am-2:00pm

St. Mark's Community Picnic   

 

SEPTEMBER 20th    

9:30am-10:15am & 11:30am-12:15pm.

St. Mark's Ministry Fair  

 

OCTOBER & NOVEMBER  

Dates to be announced soon  

Pictures for NEW St. Mark's Church Directory

 

 


WEDNESDAY, JULY 29th
SUMMER FUN! ST. MARK'S AT THE  FAIR 

Gather your friends, neighbors, and family to meet St. Mark's friends at the Monroe County Fair. All ages are welcome. 


There are two meeting times for St. Mark's friends: 12:00pm or 5:30pm in front of the Community Building. Visit the animals, watch the tractor pull, or go for a carnival ride - there are so many things to do at the Monroe County Fair. 
 
This is "Super Wednesday" at the Fair when a $15 wrist band provides unlimited carnival rides, grandstand admission, and auditorium admission.  Go to www.monroecountyfairgrounds.in for a detailed schedule of events, directions, and fees.

If you have a question please contact Bridget McIntyre or Mary Beth Morgan by calling the church office at 812-332-5788.

SUNDAYS, AUGUST 9th & AUGUST 16th, 9:30am

NEW MEMBER CLASSES

Please join us in Room 15 for membership classes if you are ready to become a member, or if you are interested in learning more about becoming a member of St. Mark's. For families with children, there is infant/toddler care in Room 25. Pre-school age and older children are welcome to join Bridget McIntyre in Room 8 for Celebration! Worship for Children and Families.

 

We will spend time getting to know one another, learning more about the church and our membership process, exploring questions, and talking with others about the many ways to get involved in the life and ministry of St. Mark's.

 

Several persons have indicated an interest in membership, and we know others may be interested as well. Whether you are new to this community or have been a part of St. Mark's for many years and are now considering membership, we hope you will attend. New Members will be received during worship August 23rd. Please contact Mary Beth Morgan (812-332-5788) if you have questions. If you are interested in membership but have a conflict with class or joining dates, we can work with you and your schedule. We look forward to sharing this time with you as we continue to grow as a church community!


AUGUST 26th, 5:30pm

XYZ (eXtra Years of Zest) 

XYZ will hold their monthly meeting on August 26th at 5:30pm. Share a potluck dinner at St. Mark's prior to a talk by Bruce Martin on "Sleep and Sleep Disorders." Dr. Martin is Professor Emeritus of Medical Sciences at Indiana University.

 

If you would like to join us for a very pleasant and informative evening, please bring your plate and utensils, and a dish to share. Questions? Contact Joe Miller or the church office. 


OPPORTUNITIES to GET INVOLVED
 
SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST LEADERSHIP TEAM NEEDED! 

A leadership team is needed to help coordinate our Sunday morning breakfasts. As the leadership team is forming, would you and your family, or you and a group of your friends, serve up a Sunday Morning Breakfast at St. Mark's? Or are you part of a ministry group or non-profit organization that would like to sponsor a breakfast for donations to support an important outreach? Serving begins between 9:15am and 9:30am. Sign up for a Sunday of your choice!

 

The menu is completely up to you. For those not sponsoring a breakfast as a fundraiser, there are some funds available to assist with food costs. If you are interested in being a part of this important ministry of hospitality, please contact the church office.

 
CONVERSATIONS AND COOKIES 
WITH JIMMY & MARY BETH 
Get to know Jimmy and Mary Beth better, discuss life and faith at St. Mark's, and look ahead to possibilities for the future. A series of these small informal gatherings, complete with light refreshments, are continuing. To participate, please place your name on the board in Garton Hall or call the church office (812-332-5788). The following still have available space.  Thank you to all who are hosting these gatherings.
  • August 11th, 1:30pm-2:30pm at St. Mark's in Room 8
  • August 16th, 5:00pm-6:00pm for Parents & Grandparents of our Youth (during Youth Pool Party) hosted by Lenne and Pam Vanzant at their home, 4119 S. Gran Haven, Bloomington
An additional gathering during which childcare will be provided will be announced soon.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL
SUNDAY SCHOOL SIGN-IN PROCEDURES

Sunday school for children and youth, from preschool through high school, is offered during the 10:30am worship time. Toddler/Infant care is offered from 9:30-11:30am in room 25. Children and youth are always welcome to remain in the sanctuary, with their families for worship, or join a class in Sunday school. We seek to be a comfortable, safe and nurturing space for all children and youth. Here are a few reminders for the Sunday morning "routine."

  • Visit your child's Sunday school room before going to the sanctuary for worship. Sign your child into his/her classroom (by age) and meet the Sunday school teachers. Each child will receive a name tag.
  • Children and youth participate in the beginning of worship, with their families, in the sanctuary. Children are invited to participate in children's moment on the altar area. If a child would like to bring a parent or adult helper to children's moment for comfort, we welcome everyone.
  • Following children's moment, a Sunday school volunteer will walk the children to their Sunday school classrooms. If children have not been signed into the room before worship, an adult from the family can do that as they walk to the classroom after children's moment.
  • Following the worship service, adults sign their children out of their Sunday school classes.

 

FAMILIAR & FRIENDLY FACES IN THE SUNDAY SCHOOL HALLWAY   

While Bridget McIntyre has the month of July to concentrate on her family retreat business, Kendall Theile, a member of St. Mark's with her family and student at Butler University, will be the Summer Sunday School Coordinator.  Particularly, Kendall will co-lead Celebration! Worship for Children, Families and Friends; she will support other Sunday school volunteers; and Kendall will facilitate youth Sunday school.   Come meet Kendall in the Sunday school hallway. She will be happy to help you!

 

Sara McGaha, member of St. Mark's and parent of Olivia, Jackson, Elijah and Sean will also join the Sunday morning team while Bridget is out of the building in July. Sara will co-lead Celebration! Worship with Children, Families and Friends with Kendall Thiele and offer her friendly assistance to families as "greeter" in the Sunday school hallway. WELCOME KENDALL AND SARA!

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
"PILGRIMS" 9:15am

This Sunday, July 26th, watch lecture 2: "Greco-Roman Gods Who Became Human" from the video series How Jesus Became God by Dr. Bart Ehramn. The series addresses the how Jesus, a Jewish preacher, came to be seen as the Lord God Almighty.  

 

The Pilgrims meet at 9:15am in Room 13. All are we welcome! Come join us for the lecture and the resulting discussion.

 

"NOMADS" 9:15am
The Nomads start their discussions in Room 10 at 9:30am after coffee, snacks and announcements. Visitors are always welcomed.

"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.

 



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