UPCOMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
THIS SUNDAY AT ST. MARK'S

THIS SUNDAY AT ST. MARK'S
AUGUST 30th, 2015 
14th 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 4
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SANCTUARY WORSHIP 
10:30am
Reverend Jimmy Moore preaching

ST. MARK'S COMMUNITY PICNIC

SERMON TITLE:
"How Shall We Then Live in This Community of Words?"
  
Scriptures: 
Psalm 15
&
 
James 1:17-27


THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 30th,
11:30am - 2:00pm
ST. MARK'S COMMUNITY PICNIC! PLAN TO BE HERE & SIGN UP TO HELP!
Come and be part of the fun and games, food and friends, music and fellowship! Mark your calendars, and invite friends and neighbors! 

Eat a picnic lunch (in Garton Hall); get your face painted; laugh along at the "Octopus Ink" magic show and take home a balloon animal; play in a Wiffle Ball game for all ages and enjoy the rivalry between the "Cubs" and "Yankees"; and have fun in the many children's and youth's activities.

Help is still needed in several areas. You can sign up to bring fruit, help monitor food tables for a 30-minute shift, be a part of set-up or clean-up crew, and/or make a financial donation for main dish. The goal is for everyone to do a little, so no one needs to do a lot!

You can sign up on the sheets in Garton Hall, by contacting the church office (812-332-5788), OR on "Sign-Up Genius" by following this link:



 
THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 30th   
THANKS FOR WEARING YOUR NAME TAG 
As part of St. Mark's Hospitality and Outreach efforts, wearing your name tag on Sunday morning helps everyone become acquainted.

When you arrive, please pick up your name tag from the table between Garton Hall and the Sanctuary. Remember to return your name tag to its alphabetical location on that table before you leave and wear it each Sunday.

If you need a name tag, please contact the church office or make a note on the attendance pad.

Whether you are new to St. Mark's or if you have been attending for a while, wearing your name tag helps us all feel welcome.  




 


SUNDAY SCHOOL

CHILDREN AND YOUTH  
SUNDAY SCHOOL
 
CHILDCARE AVAILABLE
 
Infant/Toddler Care 
(Room 25)
9:30am-11:30am 

Preschool-3rd Grade
(Room 4)
 10:30am-11:30am

SUNDAY SCHOOL
No Sunday School on August 30th since it is the 5th Sunday in the Month.
 
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ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
 
"PILGRIMS"
9:15am-10:15am
(Room 13)
 
"NOMADS" 
9:15am-10:15am   
(Room 10)

"BIBLE BANTER"
9:30am-10:15am
(Room 11)


ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
"PILGRIMS," 9:15am
This Sunday, August 30th, watch lecture 7: "Did Jesus Think He Was God?" from the video series How Jesus Became God by Dr. Bart Ehrman. 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 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 announcements, coffee, and snacks. Visitors are always welcomed.

Facilitated by class volunteers, we are currently discussing selections from Wending Our Way: Reflections on the Journey. The book is a collection of sermons which were delivered by David Owen, a class member, when he was senior pastor at North United Methodist Church, Indianapolis. Please join us.
 
"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.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH
SUNDAY SCHOOL
NO CHILDREN & YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL THIS SUNDAY

CHILDCARE OPTION FOR
PRESCHOOL - 3RD GRADE IN ROOM 4
SUNDAY, AUGUST 30th, 10:30am
                                                                         The 5th Sunday of the month (4 times a year), Children and Youth are welcome to stay in the sanctuary for the whole worship service. Children activity packets and books are available in the back of the sanctuary. During the 10:30am worship service, nursery and toddler care continues to be available in room 25. Childcare is also available in room 4 for preschool - 3rd grades. Youth are welcome to help with picnic set-up at 10:30am.

INFANT & TODDLER CARE, 9:30am-11:30am
Our youngest children are welcome in room 25, which can be found on the east side of the building behind the kitchen. 
 
CELEBRATION! CHILDREN & FAMILIES WORSHIP,
9:30am-10:15am 
ROOM CHANGE AUGUST 30th  
Celebration! will meet in Room 4 on Sunday, August 30th to make room for the church picnic food service. See you in Room 4!

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 10:30 worship service to create an interactive, playful, and prayerful experience for children and adults together.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS AT ST. MARK'S
SAVE THE DATE
UPCOMING EVENTS
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AUGUST 28th     
12:15pm Room 15
Conversations on Life Men's Group

SEPTEMBER 13th 
11:30am-2:00pm
All-Church Stewardship Lunch 

SEPTEMBER 14th 
6:30pm
Leadership Council Retreat
 
SEPTEMBER 16th
6:15pm Garton Hall
United Methodist Women (UMW)
Annual Salad Smorgasbord

SEPTEMBER 20th
9:30am-10:15am
& 11:30am-12:15pm
St. Mark's Ministry Fair

OCTOBER 22nd-24th
Pictures for NEW St. Mark's Church Directory      
 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th, 6:30pm 
PRAYER SHAWL KNIT & CROCHET GROUP
Do you like to knit or crochet? The St. Mark's Prayer Shawl Group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the St. Mark's Parlor.
 
All are welcome to be part of ministry projects which include making prayer shawls and washcloths, or you can come to work on your own yarn projects. This is a great place to get help from other friendly craftspeople and enjoy the fellowship.

Childcare can be provided with advance notice. For more information, call Lisa Miller-Maidi (812-325-3154) or the church office (812-332-5788).
 
STARTING TODAY!
CHURCH DIRECTORY PHOTO SCHEDULING  
It is time to smile for the camera! Schedule your photo session appointment and be part of the next edition of the St. Mark's UMC Directory.

The photo sessions will be held at St. Mark's on October 22nd-24th and November 12th-14th. We hope everyone will take part in this photo opportunity.

Don't wait! Appointments can be scheduled now. Follow the link below to schedule your appointment on the Lifetouch Photography website. It is an easy and quick process. Contact the church office (812-332-5788) with any questions.

Click HERE to sign-up for your photo appointment!

You will be able to schedule your photo appointment in person at St. Mark's on Sunday mornings beginning Sunday, September 13th. Come to Garton Hall and find the photo appointment scheduling table. There will be people there to help you select a date and time for your photo that is convenient for your family. 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th, 6:15pm
UMW SMORGASBORD 
United Methodist Women (UMW) will hold their annual salad smorgasbord in Garton Hall on September 16th at 6:15pm. Please bring a salad to share and enjoy fellowship with one another.
 
UMW will begin another season by learning about the upcoming mission trip to Guatemala. Our speaker, Ellen Scheid, will discuss plans that are being made by members of St. Mark's who are planning to take the trip, as well as activities of the group that will help the people in the area.
All are welcome! You do not have to be a member of UMW to attend.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th,
9:30am & 11:30am
ST. MARK'S MINISTRY FAIR 
Come to Garton Hall before and after Sanctuary Worship to learn about the various ministry opportunities of St. Mark's UMC and to explore the displays for each ministry group. Gather information, ask questions, and sign up to be part of groups that interest you. This is a great time to see where God is calling us to serve one another and to grow in our faith practice. 

   
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OPPORTUNITIES to LEARN and SERVE

NEWS & NOTES
from the
COMMUNITY 
 
AUGUST 28th
6:00pm-9:00pm  
"The Spiritual Side of Parenting"
with Rachel Gerber
contact alamb@fumcb.org

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.
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SEEKING SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS
Do you enjoy being a part of a child's faith discovery? Please consider volunteering some of your time as a Sunday school teacher.

We graciously accept any time commitment that you have available. Sunday school volunteers are supported so that your time is enjoyable and as easy as possible. Materials will be provided and rooms prepared if requested.

Sign-up sheets can be found in Garton Hall outside of Bridget's office door. Contact Bridget McIntyre (812-332-5788) if you are interested or have any questions.
  
WANTED:
HANDBELL RINGERS  & CHOIR SINGERS 
Please consider joining the Handbell Choir or the Chancel Choir. Willingness to learn is the only requirement to join bells, but the ability to sing is helpful in Chancel Choir. Come be part of the music ministry and share your love of music. Handbell Choir rehearsals resume on Thursday, September 17th at 6:15pm-7:15pm. Chancel Choir rehearsals are held Thursdays at 7:30pm-8:45pm.