THIS SUNDAY AT ST. MARK'S
JULY 26th, 2015
9th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
9:30am in Garton Hall ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
9:15am Pilgrims (Room 13)
9:15am Nomads (Room 10)
9:30am Bible Banter (Room 11)
CHILDREN & FAMILY WORSHIP
9:30am in Room 8
Reverend Jimmy Moore preaching
"The Water Will Hold You"
Scripture: John 6:15-21
CHILDREN AND YOUTH
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)
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10:30am Sanctuary Worship
10:30am Sanctuary Worship
New Beginnings Sunday &
Blessing of the Backpacks
2nd Sundays@6 Worship & Service
10:30am Sanctuary Worship
New Members' Sunday
St. Mark's Community Picnic
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.
An additional gathering during which childcare will be provided will be announced soon.
- 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
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
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.
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.