ST. MARK'S UPCOMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25th, 2015
UPCOMING ON OUR CALENDAR

NEXT SUNDAY
AT ST. MARK'S

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2015

THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY   

 

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

9:15AM  Pilgrims (Room 13)

9:15AM  Nomads (Room 10)

9:30AM  Bible Banter (Room 11)  

  

INFANT/CHILD CARE 

9:30AM  (Room 25)

 

BREAKFAST

9:30AM served in Garton Hall

Sponsored by Operation Friendship 

 

9:30AM (Room 8)

CHILDREN & FAMILY WORSHIP  


SANCTUARY WORSHIP SERVICE

10:30AM in the Sanctuary 

Backpack Buddies Offering
Celebration of Holy Communion

Mary Beth Morgan will be preaching. 

Sermon Title:  Look on the Other Side

 Scripture: Luke 5:1-11

 


CHILDREN & YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL
10:30AM-11:30AM
Pre-K-K              (Room 4)
1st-2nd Grade    (Room 9)
3rd-6th Grade    (Room 3)
7th-12th Grade  (Youth Room 1-2)
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28th, 5:30PM (SAVE THE DATE!)

A SPECIAL EVENING WITH

CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR, CYNTHIA PORT

XYZ (eXtra Years of Zest) will host their monthly dinner on Wednesday, January 28th at 5:30PM, followed by a presentation by Cynthia Port, author of the children's book series Kibble Talk. Cynthia is the daughter of Harold and Claudia Lindman. You can read more about Cynthia and her published works on her website:  http://www.cynthiaportbooks.com, or you can "Like" and follow her author page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cynthiaportbooks.  

 

If you would like to join us for an evening of fun, please remember to bring a plate, utensils, and a dish to share. Questions? Contact Carle Crawford or the church office.

SUNDAY MORNINGS AT 9:15AM THROUGH APRIL 5th
THE PILGRIMS SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS STUDY
AUGUSTINE: PHILOSOPHER AND SAINT
The Pilgrims Class will be viewing and discussing "Augustine: Philosopher and Saint," a 12-part video lecture series by Dr. Philip Cary. This series paints a rich and detailed portrait of the life, works and ideas of Augustine, whose own search for God profoundly shaped Western Christianity.  Augustine's Confessions will be the topic for the next three Sundays (2/1- "The Search for Wisdom"; 2/8- "Love and Tears"; and 2/15- "The Road Home").

The Pilgrims meet at 9:15AM in Room 11. All are welcome! You can find a complete list of the upcoming topics for this series at the Welcome Desk.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT 9:30AM THROUGH FEBRUARY 8th
NOMADS SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS EXPLORES
THE GREAT WAR THAT WAS TO END ALL WARS
Mark Acres will lead next Sunday's session on the factors led to the war, and the personality traits of some of the world leaders who were also responsible for this great tragedy.  Are things different today? Do we now have ways to evaluate and elect better suited leaders during times of international conflict?

On February 8, Tony Mescher will present material from one of the finest books written after WWI, Testament of Youth, which shows how WWI permanently damaged the hearts and souls of millions of survivors.  

The Nomads start their discussions in Room 10 at 9:30AM, after coffee, snacks and announcements.  Visitors are always welcomed.
NEXT SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1st, 4:45PM- 6:30PM 
CONFIRMATION CLASS INTERFAITH FIELD TRIP: CATHOLIC MASS
Youth, mentors and confirmation families are welcome to join a Catholic Mass at St. Paul Catholic Center (1317 East 17th Street). We will meet in the gathering space at 4:45PM to have a tour and introduction/explanation of the Mass. The Mass begins at 5:30PM and will conclude at 6:30PM.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd, 7:00PM
"FOOD FOR THOUGHT" BOOK DISCUSSION 
The first meeting of 2015 will be held in the Community Room at Bell Trace on Tuesday, February 3rd at 7:00PM.  If you need a copy of the book "HELP, THANKS, WOW" by Anne Lamott, call Linda Crawford (336-2277).  If you haven't read the book, but want to hear what's up with the book discussion group and to find out what we're reading next, please join us!
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH, 6:00PM (SAVE THE DATE!)
2ndSundays@6: WORSHIP & SERVICE PROJECT
On February 8, St. Mark's will launch 2ndSundays@6, a new worship experience that will meet on the second Sunday of each month at 6:00PM. W e will begin with a half-hour worship service in the sanctuary (with great music, word and reflection) that connects us to living out our faith in the world. After we worship, all ages will be able to participate in a hands-on service project in Garton Hall. The theme for February 8 is "Being Fed." Plan to come, and invite your friends and neighbors! Contact Mary Beth Morgan (marybethmorgan@yahoo.com, 332-5788) if you have questions or would like to help with 2ndSundays@6.

ITEMS NEEDED FOR 2ndSundays@6  SERVICE PROJECTS
For our monthly service projects, we are partnering with local non-profits and addressing other community needs. For February 8, we need the following items donated: brown paper lunch sacks, high protein snack bars, small packages of crackers, cereal bars, adult athletic socks. and ready made cookie dough. Please bring donations prior to the evening of February 8. Non-perishables can be placed in the 2ndSundays@6 box in Garton Hall. Cookie dough can be put in the refrigerator in the kitchen. Contact Mary Beth Morgan with questions. Thank you!
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH, 10:30AM
SHOEBOX PROJECT RESUMES 
It is time to do Shoeboxes again! We will meet on February 9 at 10:30AM in Room 12 to assemble the shoeboxes for adults and children in need of basic items. We are in need of combs, toothpaste, pocket sized "Kleenex," as well as books for preschool-aged children. Questions?? Call Linda Crawford (336-2277).
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH, 6:30PM
PRAYER SHAWL KNITTING GROUP MEETS 
This is just a reminder that the Prayer Shawl Knitting Group meets at 6:30pm in the Parlor every second Tuesday of each month. All are welcome to join in this fun time where knitters can share their talents and create beautiful prayer shawls.
2015 BUDGET AND STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN

The church leadership committees are now meeting to determine St. Mark's operating budget for 2015. Budget projections are based on submitted pledges. Thank you to each individual and family who has turned in pledge cards for 2015!

If you have not yet turned in your 2015 pledge card, it is not too late to do so.  Pledge cards can be put in the offering plate, or mailed to the church office. Additional pledge cards are available in Garton Hall or from the church office.

SIGN UP FOR APPALACHIA SERVICE PROJECT: ASP 2015!

The sign-up sheet for those interested in being part of the Summer 2015 ASP trip is located on the ASP bulletin board in Garton Hall. The trip dates are Sunday, July 5 through Saturday, July 11. This year we will travel to Kentucky. Participants must be at least 14 years of age. More details will be forthcoming. Contact Larry Ingram for more information.

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. Contact the church office for more information, or sign up on the Breakfast Board in Garton Hall.