But Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; for you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things." Matthew 16:23
What a turnaround for Peter! Last week acclaimed by Jesus, this week called Satan. It reminds us that we won’t always get it right, won’t always avoid a nasty stumble. Like Peter, we too can recover and become a great follower of Jesus.
Calling all kids--Sunday School is almost here! St. Mark's Sunday School starts Sunday September 10th at 9AM to 9:45AM. Kids in Grades Pre-K through Grade 2 meet in Room 7. Kids in Grades 3 and up meet in Room 2. It's going to be a fun filled year of lessons, learning and love. We can't wait to see you!
Do The Work Of The One Who Sent You” Jesus said, “We must do the work of the one who sent me.” John 9:4
We are entering the summer months where some of our St. Mark's family has returned to their cooler homes, and where some retreat to vacations or hibernate during the hot weather. You will be happy to know our air conditioner in the main church has been repaired, after waiting many months for the new unit to arrive. You can come to church on Sunday and enjoy the comforts of home with your family and friends, while you praise God and break bread together. This is a time when it is SO important to remember to make you heart-felt giving donations to St. Mark's. We are still here even if you are not. The many ministries you love are still going strong. We need your continued support of time, talent and most importantly treasure. You can give by cash, check, or credit card online. Go to our website and click on either PayPal or FaithStreet to donate. You can set up a recurring payment so you don't forget when you're out of town. Every penny you donate is an investment in the future of St. Mark's. We cannot do it without you!
Altar Guild: The Altar Guild needs new members. Would you like to join us in preparing the altar and sanctuary for church services, Holy Communion, and other observances? This is a fulfilling as well as educational ministry. Call Diane Lewis, 480-414-5497. Thank you!
MarkDowns Thrift Store: Check out the St Marks Facebook Page for photos of the Thrift Store. Thanks for all your support. Support our church with your shopping, donations, and offering to volunteer where you can with the thrift store. See Diane Lewis for more information. We also welcome volunteers who basically want to help us from home, doing such projects as ironing, sorting through our greeting cards, all at the leisure of your own home. Open every Friday and Saturday 9:00 to 1:00 and in conjunction with the Food pantry distribution schedule every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 8- noon. Show your love by supporting our thrift store!
Food Pantry: This month children will be returning to school. If you would like to donate school supplies; pencils, paper, markers, glue sticks, crayons, backpacks etc., there will be a collection box in the Narthex. Thank you for helping a needy child feel ready for the school year.
Our schedule days for the food distribution will be:
Daughters of the King: The Daughters of the King would like your help in supporting a local domestic abuse center. This center places a strong emphasis in encouraging families to look for positive aspects in their lives, despite going through tremendous hardships and struggles. One way to assist them is to provide gratitude journals. We are going to decorate these journals and fill them with positive affirmations. We are asking help in providing any of the following: journals, individually wrapped pens, PA jagged of water color pencils, stickers and sheet protectors. We also will be collecting small travel sized hygiene items. For questions, contact Cyndi Armstrong or Mary Twentyman.
CURRENT SERVICES: You can join us for services live at the following times, or watch the recording any time at your convenience:
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."