Today's Readings: Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 147:13-21; Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7; John 1:1-18
Noticias Re"Mark"adas (anuncios espanol)
Together in Faith: Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, “This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed.” Luke 2:34-35a.
As part of his blessing over the Holy Family, the holy man Simeon makes these prophetic comments about Jesus. Obviously this little infant’s life is to become one of struggle and conflict, and we know it ends on the cross. But not really... the real ending is not on the cross but in Jesus’ resurrection and exultation. Christmas invites us into the deeper mystery of Jesus, the one truly a baby but also the saving presence of God.
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 Bob Cheatham
Convention Delegates: If you would like to be a candidate for delegate to the 2018 Annual Diocesan Convention in Phoenix, please contact Gloria or Fr. Gerardo 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.
Thrift Store: MarkDowns Thrift Store needs more volunteers! Shifts include every Thursday and Friday from 9 am– 1 pm and the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 9 am-12pm. Please contact Barb Haug or Kathy Cheatham for more information.
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)