Today's Readings: Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18; Hebrews 11:29-12:2; Luke 12:49-56
Noticias Re"Mark"ados (anuncios en español)
Together in Faith: “Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division!” Luke 12:51
This statement of Jesus should hardly be surprising. His message of total commitment to God’s realm, self-denial and justice for all was then and continues to be a radical call. Followers of Jesus should not be surprised that their actions are often not welcomed by the powerful of this world.
Province VIII ECW Annual Retreat: All Episcopal and Lutheran women and their friends are invited to join women from all over Province VIII at the ECW Annual Retreat, "Walking in God's Love" in Phoenix on September 27 and 28, 2019. Stay at the beautiful Hilton Garden Inn located near the Phoenix Airport, enjoy catching up with old friends and make new ones. Register and pay by August 26 to SAVE $25! The schedule includes a gathering Friday evening with finger food, followed by a Taizé service led by Winnie Follett (St. Andrew's, Sedona). Saturday's schedule has a lineup of wonderful speakers who will inspire us to enjoy "Walking in God's Love." Register online at https://www.azdiocese.org/digital_faith/events/3181511. See information flyer in the narthex.
Bishop’s Visit: Our new Bishop, The Rt. Rev. Jennifer A. Reddall, will be visiting St. Mark’s on Sunday, September 29. We will have ONE bilingual service at 10 am with a potluck to follow in Knight Hall. As customary, the Bishop will be conducting Confirmations, Receptions and Reaffirmations of Baptismal Vows. If you are interested in becoming confirmed, received or reaffirming your baptismal vows in the Episcopal Church, please contact Fr. Gerardo.
Episcopal Night at Chase Field: The Arizona Diamondbacks invite all members of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, along with their family, friends, and neighbors to enjoy a time of fellowship and cheer on the D-backs as they host the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, Sept. 13 at 6:40 pm. Additional information is available on the flyers in the Narthex and online.
Women’s Shelter: Daughters of the King will be accepting donations for the East Valley Women’s Center. Please place hygiene products in the box provided in the narthex. We would like toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, socks, underwear, and other feminine hygiene products.
MarkDowns Thrift Store: The Thrift Store will be open on Fridays only during the month of August (in addition to Food Pantry Tuesdays). The store will remain open on Sundays in between services from 8:45 -9:45 am.
Upcoming Ministry Meetings:
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Full announcements (pdf)
September-October 2018 (pdf)