St. Mark's Rector, Father Gary Jackson
In October I returned to Honduras, this time with Joi Robertson, Bill Borger and Brendan Murphy. We met with the good saints of
St. John’s Episcopal School in Siguatepeque, Honduras, further establishing our ties, and visited several churches.
Please see me if you would like to contribute toward this project and also, if you are interested, talk to me about going with us next time. You may make a donation with a memo of “Honduras” on the envelope or check.
Every blessing to you.
Historic Cocoa Village Association Tour
St. Mark's is part of the Historic Cocoa Village Association Historical Tour. Scan the QR code below to access information about St. Mark's.
We give thanks for those who participated in today’s worship:
LEMs and Lectors: 8 AM Susan Blakeslee, Mary Lu Tombleson Harvey, Marilyn Scott;
10:30 AM Roger Johnson, Steve Anstey, Acolyte, PC; Acolytes: 8 AM Bill Borger; 10:30 AM Michael Cassis, Ellie Riemenschneider, Matthew Cassis, Helaina Ellis; Home Eucharist: Clarice Costello; Ushers: 8 AM Chuck Jones, Dori Bisbey; 10:30 AM Richard and Sandra Wagner; Altar Guild: Nancy Loiselle, Peta Adovasio, Gwynne Barber, Shirley Buchanan, Kris Davis, Dianne Eswine, Betty Harrison, Susie Leifer, Paula Pekar, Judy Ridder, Delores Spearman, Lucinda Wallen; Flower Guild: Gwynne Barber, Wendy Delano, Liz Schorr, Livy Stevens; Coffee Hour Guild: Jim and Jeanne Kenaston, Jacquie Allen, Wendy Delano, Valerie Paul, Delores Spearman, Sandy Baldwin, Ed Stucke; Musician: Linda Cox; St. Mark's Parish Choir
And the people say…AMEN!!!
Welcome, David Ledwitz! Mr. Ledwitz is a SAMS missionary, serving in Honduras. He will speak to us during Coffee Hour today.
MEN'S BREAKFAST: All men are invited to join us for breakfast at the Merritt Island Lincoln Mercury restaurant at 9 AM on Monday, December 11, pay your own way. Questions? Jim Wallen: 321-258-4366.
FROM THE TREASURER: Thank you to all who have contributed. Although we have scrimped and saved for the year, we are still projected to have a $5,000 shortfall for the year. REMINDER: December 31 is a Sunday this year. All gifts to St. Mark's must be turned in to the Church Office by Friday, December 29, postmarked by Saturday, December 30, 2017, or put in the offering plate by December 31 to be credited to 2017.
PLEDGE CARDS: Pledge envelopes have arrived and will be available after December 15. If you want to use envelopes, please turn in a pledge card today.
ST. MARK'S GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP meets in the prayer room at 4:00 PM on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. The group is open to church members and our community and follows a simple, sharing format. Questions? Call Lou Prudhomme at 218-590-7763. Lou is a certified grief counselor.
THE OPEN TABLE: If you would like to support this local outreach, donations are welcome - memo: The Open Table.
LIKE TO RUN/WALK? St. Mark's is sponsoring the "Fight Child Hunger 5K" on Saturday, January 13, 2018. We have room for 10 participants on our team - sign up today!
THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY will resume January 2018.
ADVENT EVENTS: A Service of Lessons and Carols, December 10 at 4 PM; Advent in Song, December 22, 8 AM; Christmas Eve Services: 9:30 AM, 5:30 PM and 10:30 PM.
THE CHRIST MASS: December 25, 10:30 AM. This will be a simple service with no music.
CHRISTMAS FLOWERS: To contribute for Christmas flowers in memory or celebration of loved ones, please use the flower envelope found in the pew by December 19, 2017. Make checks payable to: St. Mark's Altar Guild.
DO PREFER ONLINE GIVING? It is available via Parish Giving. Visit http://www.stmarkscocoa.org and click on the Parish Giving logo.Thank you!
SMILE AND HELP ST. MARK'S EPISCOPAL ACADEMY: AmazonSmile is a simple way to support them every time you shop, at no cost to you. Shop at smile.amazon.com, select St Marks Church Foundation Trust and Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to St. Mark's Episcopal Academy.
O God of peace, you have taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be our strength as we pray through Christ our Lord.
PRAYER TEAM: If you or a family member are ill and want to be contacted by the church, please let us know. If you have a prayer request or want to join the Team, please contact Carolyn at the church office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-636-3781.
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