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Together in Faith: Jesus asked: “Does a servant get special thanks for doing what’s expected of him? It’s the same with you. When you’ve done everything expected of you, simply say, ‘I did the work. What we were told to do, we did.’” Luke 17:9-10.
This gospel parable is one of the more surprising of all the many stories Jesus told. It presents the servant’s master as holding the servant to a very high level of service… and then not giving the servant much credit for his service. Instead, the servant is expected to simply say, “Well, I just did what I was supposed to do.” And then Jesus tells his followers, “It’s the same with you.” No thanks there for a job well done. None of this, “Well done, good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your master,” as in Matthew 25. No, just do what you’re supposed to do. Servants are stewards. How are we doing with the work we’re supposed to do?
Pasta La Vista Fundraiser: Join us for a Spaghetti Dinner and a concert featuring the East Valley Barbershop Harmonizers on Saturday, October 8th. Dinner begins at 5:30 pm accompanied by a barbershop quarter, followed by a concert at 7 pm in the church. Tickets are $20 per person; $10 for children 12 & under and are on sale now. Wine bar, silent auction, and raffle will also be available. Fundraising efforts will go toward replenishing St. Mark’s building fund.
“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 email@example.com.
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)