Today's Readings: Exodus 33:12-23; Psalm 99; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22
Noticias Re"Mark"adas (anuncios espanol)
Together in Faith: So the Pharisees sent their disciples to Jesus, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality.” Matthew 22:16
Even though the Pharisees were insincere and facetious in their praise of Jesus, they were right! He didn’t regard people with partiality. As stewards of the Kingdom of God, we too are invited to care for all, regardless of their place in society.
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 Paige Stalcup.
All Saint’s Day: St. Mark’s will be celebrating All Saint’s Day on Sunday, October 29 at 10 am with potluck to follow in Knight Hall. Adults and children alike are encouraged to come to church in Halloween costumes! Trick-or-treating will be offered from the tables during the potluck.
Thanksgiving: Our annual Thanksgiving service will be held on Wednesday, November 22 at 10 am with Thanksgiving brunch after service. The church will provide two turkeys, but we would like people to sign up for various side dishes and beverages. First Lutheran Church parishioners will be joining us that day.
Honoring Veterans: We would like to ask for pictures of all active military and all veterans associated with St. Mark’s to update our bulletin board in the courtyard as well as creating an honorarium for Veteran’s Day, 2017. Please contact or send pictures (including names, dates of service, rank and branch) to Mary Ortega at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 3rd.
Thanksgiving Donations: It's almost time for Turkey again! If you would like to donate toward the purchase of gift cards for Turkeys, Food Pantry volunteers will be accepting donations during coffee time. The gift cards will be given to those in need during food distribution on November 14th.
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
Full Announcements (pdf)
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September-October 2018 (pdf)