Today's Readings: Acts 17:22-31; Psalm 66:7-18; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21
Together in Faith: “Because I live, you also will live.” John 14:19
These words of Jesus are words of encouragement, promise, faith. And Jesus promises not only that we will live, but will live even more abundantly! That encourages us to share our lives with our families, friends, community, church, nation, and world… for Jesus invites everyone to live with him.
Bishop's Committee Parishioner Liaison: Every week there will be an assigned member of the Bishop's Committee to serve as a Parishioner Liaison. We encourage parishioners to seek out this assigned member whenever there is a suggestion, question or concern. The liaisons will bring all comments to the monthly meeting of the Bishop's Committee to be addressed as appropriate. This week’s Parishioner Liaison is Bob Cheatham.
Summer Food Drive: This summer when kids are home from school, there will be an increased need for wholesome snacks for needy families. The Food Pantry is having a peanut butter/cereal drive this summer. If you would like to donate there will be a designated box in the Narthex.
UTO Ingathering: The last United Thank Offering ingathering will take place today. Please put any remaining thank offerings in the collection plate. Mark your offering as UTO. Envelopes will be available in the narthex. Checks made out to St. Mark’s will be greatly appreciated. Thanks to everyone who has participated in this project. We have already collected over $500! This money will be used to help fund parish grants to do God’s work in various ways. Many service projects that churches are undertaking benefit from your generosity. Thank you!
Pentecost is coming: Please join YOUR voice to our multilingual "group reading" of Acts 2:1-21! We need people of all ages with a reading knowledge of any language or dialect. The passage we will read is short (Acts 2, verses 5-11 only); your rendition need not be "perfect"; if you're shy, don't worry -- you won't be "in the spotlight"; and we'll even print out a translation for you. In past years, the Pentecost message has been heard in Arabic, English, French, German, Gullah, Igbo, Kikuyu, Latin, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese... We may need more than one speaker of each language -- the more, the better! Please contact Jan Northcutt: firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-621-0085. Let's make a "joyful noise" to the Lord!
Upcoming Ministry Meetings:
Mark Your Calendars:
Junior Warden Schedule: Our Junior Warden, Bob Cheatham, will be keeping regularly scheduled hours at the office: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 8-10 am performing various maintenance duties; also every Friday from 7 am-11 am performing beautification, and property maintenance. If you have questions, comments or just want to help out, please call Bob Cheatham at 602-568-2701.
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December 2017 (pdf)