Together in Faith: (The angel Gabriel said), “for nothing will be impossible with God.” And Mary answered, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Luke 1:37-38
The mother of Jesus is held up to us as the example of a faithful servant who put her life totally into God’s hand. This can be a difficult choice, for we often have no idea what God’s plan for us will be. We do however have the promise of Mary’s son that God is a loving parent, the one who will always be with us and carry us into God’s kingdom.
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 Terry Gordon
Convention Delegates: If you would like to be a candidate for delegate to the 2018 Annual Diocesan Convention in Phoenix, please contact Gloria in the office. All members in good standing in the Episcopal Church are eligible to run. Delegates will be elected at the Annual Parish Meeting on Sunday, January 21, 2018.
Annual Meeting: The Annual Meeting of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will be Sunday, January 21st. There will be one bilingual service at 10 am, and the meeting will be conducted during the service. There will be a review of 2017 ministry highlights, presentation of the 2018 budget, election of 2018 Bishop’s Committee members, and election of delegates to the 2018 Diocesan Convention. Following the service, there will be a pot-luck lunch in Knight Hall. Please bring a dish to share.
Bibles: MarkDowns Thrift Store needs bibles! They hand them out for free and they are going through them quickly. Spanish and English bibles are needed please!
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)
We appreciate your secure online donation to St. Mark's, using either PayPal or through the Diocese of Arizona using FaithStreet. PayPal sends your donation directly to St. Mark's. For FaithStreet, please select "St. Mark's Mesa" from the drop down menu under "select a fund."