Today's Readings: 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14; Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20; Galatians 5:1, 13-25; Galatians 5:1, 13-25
Noticias Re"Mark"ados (anuncios en español)
Together in Faith: Someone said to Jesus, "I will follow you wherever you go." And Jesus responded, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head." Luke 9:57-58
It doesn’t sound like Jesus was complaining…he was simply observing that he had chosen to share the lot of those who were poor in the eyes of the world. Nor does he demand that his followers do the same. No, they are simply told to proclaim the kingdom of God. How are we to do that?
Fr. Harold Knight: The parish of St. Mark’s will honor and celebrate the Rev. Cannon Harold S. Knight’s 107th birthday on Sunday, July 21st. His actual birth date is July 26th. Fr. Knight served St. Mark’s from 1957 to 1977. Our parish hall has been named in his honor. He lives in his home in Mesa and he and his wife, Edithanne, are doing well, according to their caregiver. We will have a cake in his honor and would like to “shower” him with birthday cards. Cards may be mailed to the office, and we will have a basket in the Narthex and one in Knight Hall to collect the cards which will be delivered to him. He continues to practice his passion of writing poetry and we include one of his most recent. If you have any questions, please see Jeanette Rogers. Even if you do not know him, please send him a card.
I cannot go to Church these days
But in spirit I am there.
I read the Sunday lessons.
We are one in praise and prayer.
I miss familiar faces
But I see them in my mind.
I give my alms for the work of Christ.
A willing pledge I signed.
Evil cannot conquer good;
Christ’s teaching will always last.
When this is truly understood
With Christ our lot is cast.
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.
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 closed during the month of July (except Food Pantry Tuesdays) and open on Fridays only during the month of June and August (except Food Pantry Tuesdays). The store will remain open on Sundays in between services from 8:45 -9:45 am.
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