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Together in Faith: I solemnly urge you: proclaim the message [of Jesus]; be persistent whether the time is favorable or unfavorable. 2 Timothy 4:2.
Good stewards have a lot of characteristics, and persistence is one of the big ones. It’s easy to be a steward when it’s, well… easy. When life is going along nicely, with no major issues, generosity can come pretty naturally. When life is not so easy, then it can be tough to be a persistent steward. What do I do to remain a persistent steward whether the time is favorable or unfavorable?
Liturgical Decorations: The flowers on the Altar are sponsored today by the Ford family in loving memory of Fr. Steve’s sister, Linda Hahn.
Convention Offering Sunday: As you will see, our Annual Convention projects for this year are to send funds to purchase meals that will feed refugees in Greece and South Sudan. The goal we hope to reach (with the help of all of churches in the Diocese) is to feed 20,000 refugees. If you would like to learn more about either charity, visit their websites at: Feed My Starving Children and Salaam Cultural Museum. If you wish to contribute to these projects, make the check payable to St. Mark’s and indicate “Annual Convention Project” on the memo line of your check.
Thanksgiving Donations: Food Pantry volunteers will be in the Lion’s Den between services collecting donations toward the purchase of Thanksgiving gift cards this year. We are giving $10.00 Food City gift cards this year instead of turkeys. United Food Bank informed us they could not supply us with turkeys because the cost of turkeys had become prohibitive. We hope to give all our families a gift card, which they can use to purchase their choice of meat for Thanksgiving.
Christmas Compassion: This year St. Mark’s will sponsor five low income families with children at Christmas. We would like the families to enjoy a full beautiful Christmas with a tree, decorations, dinner, and gifts of clothes and toys. We will gather donations and purchase gift cards for groceries, gas, and department stores. This will facilitate the purchase of clothes and toys, to avoid sizes and gender lists. Pre-owned, good condition Christmas trees and decorations will be appreciated. Anyone willing to help with this project, please contact Fr. Gerardo Brambila or Gloria McManus in the office.
“Trunk or Treat”: More volunteers are needed for drivers/cars and candy donations for our annual Trunk or Treat event scheduled for Saturday, October 29th from 3 to 5 pm. Please contact Jeanette Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transportation Ministry: As a church family, one of our first priorities is to ensure that our brothers and sisters in Christ are in our prayers and when the need arises, extend that love to a visit or even a ride. We are currently recruiting parishioners who are able to provide rides to others who would like to attend one of our many services but have limited or no means of transportation to do so. It is a great fellowship, deeply appreciated by those in need and allows us to grow deeper in faith and love with one another. Whether you are in need of a ride or may be able to provide transportation to someone in need, please contact Mayra Alvarado at 830-765-8088 and leave a detailed message.
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September-October 2018 (pdf)