UPCOMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
THIS WEEK AT ST. MARK'S...
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THIS SUNDAY
AT ST. MARK'S
  
MAY 17th, 2015

THE 7th SUNDAY OF EASTER

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

INFANT/TODDLER CARE
9:30-11:30AM  (Room 25)

BREAKFAST RECEPTION FOR
CECI MARON-PUNTARELLI

9:30AM-10:15AM
served in Garton Hall
SPECIAL PRESENTATION AT
10:15AM
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CHILDREN & FAMILY WORSHIP 
  9:30AM in Room 8
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SANCTUARY WORSHIP
10:30AM
BLESSING OF OUR TEACHERS
  Rev. Mary Beth Morgan, preaching
with reflections from
Ceci Maron-Puntarelli
Sermon Title:   
Embracing Wonder
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CHILDREN AND YOUTH
SUNDAY SCHOOL
10:30-11:30AM
PreK-K (Room 4)
1st-2nd Grade (Room 9)
2rd-6th Grade (Room 3)
7th-12th Grade (Youth Room 1-2)

NEPAL EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE: PRAYER AND ACTION

A second earthquake has hit Nepal, and the death toll from both earthquakes has risen beyond 8,000. Emergency needs of food, water and shelter remain dire with 8.1 million in need. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is working with the United Mission to Nepal and other local and international partnersto help respond to the need. We are called to respond in both prayer and action.

 

Donations to support the response to the earthquake in Nepal can be made online to UMCOR at umc.org. Checks also can be made out to St. Mark's United Methodist Church, with "Nepal" in the memo line. These can be put in the offering plate or mailed to the church. 100% of your offering will go toward aid and assistance in Nepal.

THIS SATURDAY, MAY 16TH, 8:00AM-NOON

OPERATION FRIENDSHIP SPRING RUMMAGE SALE

DONATED ITEMS WELCOMED THROUGH MAY 15TH 

Need a great reason to clean out the garage, basement, storage room or attic? Here is the perfect opportunity to help OPERATION FRIENDSHIP and clear your home of all those things you have been saving, but no longer need.

 

Bicycles, tools, picture frames, end tables, bobble heads, lamps, Tonka trucks, counter top appliances, board games, artwork by Aunt Petunia, that stuffed crocodile captured by Uncle "Everglades" Ernie, Sit and Spin gizmos. No clothes please.

 

Items can be dropped off anytime starting now until May 15 at St. Mark's in ROOM 14 for our OF Spring Clean Rummage Sale set to occur on Saturday, May 16 from 8AM- 12PM. Nothing to sell? Swing by to shop for a treasure you can't live without.

 

All proceeds will go toward hosting our 11 Swedish visitors arriving in July. Remaining items from the sale will be donated to Mountain Missions. Please contact Tina Cron or Beth Theile with questions.

THIS SUNDAY, MAY 17TH, 9:30AM-10:15AM

RECEPTION FOR CECI MARON-PUNTARELLI

Ceci is leaving her position as the Director of the St. Mark's Nursery School and Kindergarten, after many years. Her leadership and commitment to early childhood education continues to make a difference in the lives of children, families, teachers and the greater community!

 

This Sunday, May 17th , there will be a breakfast reception for Ceci from 9:30AM- 10:15AM to thank her and wish her well in her new adventures. There will be a brief sharing and presentation at 10:15AM. The Trustees are sponsoring breakfast this week, and will include pancakes and other great breakfast options.

THIS SUNDAY, MAY 17TH, 10:30AM SANCTUARY WORSHIP

THANK YOU AND BLESSING FOR TEACHERS

As part of our May 17th worship service, we will also offer a blessing for Ceci, and for all who teach at St. Mark's in the Nursery School & Kindergarten, Infant/Toddler Nursery, Sunday School (children, youth and adults), Vacation Bible School, etc. If you share your time and talents with learners of any age, we hope you can be here so we can thank you and share in a blessing.

THIS SUNDAY, MAY 17TH, 9:15AM

"PILGRIMS" SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
"THE PAULINE EPISTLES"

In our continuing video lecture series, Dr. Bart Ehrman examines the authentic Pauline Epistles, that is, the letters that really were written by Paul. There are other letters that claim to be written by Paul, but were written by someone else. For example, it may have been a later follower of Paul who was addressing problems of his own day by taking on the authority of the apostle himself.

 

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

MONDAY-THURSDAY, JUNE 15th-18th, 9:30AM-NOON

2015 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL:
REGISTER OR VOLUNTEER!

"CREATION STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD"
Registration forms for children, and opportunities for volunteers, are available now! St. Mark's VBS is open to children ages 3-6th grade. Youth are welcome as volunteer leaders. Each day, children will explore, through story, songs, crafts, and play, a version of the creation story from different traditions throughout the world. All activities will be age-appropriate and full of fun. Adult volunteers are needed so we can keep this program free of charge for the children. In addition to the weekday activities, the entire St. Mark's community is invited to a Pet Blessing at St. Mark's on June 17th at 6:30PM, the Karst Farm Splash Pad on Thursday, June 18th from 6PM-9PM,  and to help lead the special VBS Worship Service Sunday morning, June 21st at 10:30AM. All children and youth are welcome for what promises to be a fun and fascinating week! Please share this information with your friends and neighbors.

 

Participant registrations and volunteer forms can be found in Garton Hall. For more information, contact Bridget McIntyre or the church office (812-332-5788). 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20TH, 7:00PM
CHARLENE MARTIN CIRCLE MEETING AT BELL TRACE
The Charlene Martin United Methodist Women's Evening circle will meet Wednesday, May 20th at 7:00PM at Bell Trace. The program will be Call to Prayer and Self-Denial. All are welcome.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27TH, 5:30PM

XYZ WITH GLENDA MURRAY
XYZ (eXtra Years of Zest) will host their monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 27th, at 5:30PM.  Dinner will be followed by a presentation by Glenda Murray on "Electing Local Women in Bloomington and Monroe County."

 

Glenda is Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Monroe County History Center. From 2004 to 2014 she was Program Associate of the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions at Indiana University. 

 

If you would like to join us for a very pleasant and informative evening, please remember to bring a plate, utensils, and a dish to share.  Questions?  Contact Joe Miller or the church office.
SUNDAY, MAY 31ST, 9:00AM-NOON
CAR WASH FOR "APPALACHIA SERVICE PROJECT" TRIP
The ASP participants will be hosting their Annual Spring Car Wash fundraiser on Sunday, May 31, from 9:00AM until Noon. We will have stations set up in both the North and South parking lots. A free-will donation will be accepted and appreciated to support this year's mission trip. For more information, contact Larry Ingram or the church office.
CELEBRATING OUR GRADUATES!

We want to celebrate and recognize all who will be graduating from high school, college, graduate school, or other special programs. If you are graduating, or know of someone else connected to the St. Mark's family whom we can honor, please contact the church office at (812)332-5788 or Mary Beth Morgan. We would like to include graduation information in the Sunday bulletin. Please e-mail, or send, the name of the graduate (as he/she would like it to appear), school, degree, special accomplishments, and plans for the future (if known) by June 1st.

 

Also, on June 7th, we will have a special recognition of our graduates in the 10:30am worship service. If you, or your family, cannot participate on that day, let us know. We will recognize you on another Sunday. Congratulations to all of our graduates!

NOTE FOR WOMEN'S RETREAT PARTICIPANTS
Extra booklets from the Women's Retreat are available for those who did not receive one. If you are interested in a booklet from Beth Gray, please contact Carla Hedges to get your copy. 
SUNDAY MORNINGS, 9:15AM
"NOMADS" SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

The Nomads are reading & discussing Philip Gulley's recent book: Living the Quaker Way; Discover the Hidden Happiness in the Simple Life. The Nomads start their discussions in Room 10 at 9:30AM, after coffee, snacks and announcements. Visitors are always welcomed.

SUNDAY MORNINGS, 9:30AM
"BIBLE BANTER" SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

The BIBLE BANTER adult Sunday School class meets in Room 11 each Sunday morning from 9:30-10:15am.  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.

HOST OR SPONSOR A SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST!

Sunday morning breakfast before our 10:30AM worship service has become a St. Mark's tradition over the last year--an opportunity to catch up with long-time friends and welcome newcomers.  Did you know that the wonderful food each Sunday is there through the generosity of volunteers?  And did you know that it is also is a way for ministry groups and non-profits organizations to collect donations to sponsor important outreach programs or special projects?  And did you know that YOU can be one of those hosts or sponsoring groups?  Providing breakfast is easy and very much appreciated.  

 

The menu is completely up to you.  The office can help you with guidelines on what to provide and how much to prepare or buy.  For those not sponsoring a breakfast as a fundraiser, there are some funds available to assist with food costs. Serving begins between 9:15AM and 9:30AM every Sunday in Garton Hall.

 

Sign up on the poster board in Garton Hall, or contact the church office for details.

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