Today's Readings: Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 99; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9
Noticios Re"Mark"adas (Anuncios en Español)
Together in Faith: When the disciples heard (the voice from the cloud), they fell to the ground and were overcome by fear. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Get up and do not be afraid.” Matthew 17:6-7
Throughout the gospels, Jesus is constantly telling people not to be afraid. Jesus wasn’t ignoring frightening things, he was simply encouraging people to face fear with faith and confidence.
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 is one small step the committee is taking to unite our church and improve communications within our family. A schedule of each week's liaison will be visibly posted in the Narthex and the assigned liaison will attend both English services and Lion's Den on Sunday so they are available to receive any input from parishioners. This week’s Parishioner Liaison is Judy Hossack.
Chapel Rock Sunday: Bishop Smith has designated March 5th as Chapel Rock Sunday throughout the Diocese. On that day, the Bishop is asking each church and congregation members to support the Chapel Rock Campership Fund for the Benefit of our children and youth. The experiences that our campers have at Chapel Rock are life changing and extraordinary. Every year, when we read camper evaluations, camper after camper says, “That was the best week of my summer!” It is fun, Christ-centered, and provides the opportunity to grow closer to God through the beauty and power of our Episcopal Church traditions. Help send children and youth to camp this Summer! There will be a collection taken to support the campership fund Sunday, March 5th. You can also go to Chapel Rock’s website, www.chapelrock.net/donate.htm to contribute securely online.
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Junior Warden Schedule: Our current Junior Warden, Bob Cheatham, will be keeping regularly scheduled hours at the office. He will be in the office on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 9-11 am performing various maintenance duties. He will also be at the church every Friday from 9 am-Noon 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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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."
September-October 2018 (pdf)