The Season After PENTECOST
THE ALTAR AND CHAPEL FLOWERS are given to the Glory of God, and in loving memory of Jim Brush, by Steven Emerson.
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A beautiful way to glorify God, and honor a loved one or to give thanks for an answered prayer, is to make a contribution for altar or chapel flowers or the sanctuary candle. $25 per arrangement and $10 for the candle.
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Volunteers are needed to join the counting teams. If you would like to learn more about the duties involved, please contact Shirley Cardin.
BAPTISM: Interested in getting baptized? Know someone who may be interested? Have an infant or child who needs to be baptized? All Saints Day is around the corner, November 7th. Please contact Mother Sara in the church office for baptism instruction.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY: If you interested in serving with Children’s Ministry, please let Mother Sara know at email@example.com. We are hoping to start this important ministry soon. There are lots of logistics that must be taken care of before this can happen.
WOMEN’S MINISTRY: Many women at St. Mark’s are involved in ministry, but there is more to do. If everyone was active in a ministry here, the Holy Spirit would have many hands and hearts to use in God’s work here among us. Call Liz Schorr (321-636-6752) or Cricket Foley (321-412-6535) for questions or ideas.
PET BLESSING: Join Mother Sara with your pet, picture of your pet, or favorite stuffed animal for a Pet Blessing. On Saturday, October 2nd at 10 AM at the Cocoa Village Gazebo or Tuesday, October 5th at 2:30 PM in the Garth.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2021: 9:30 AM - Bishop Brewer will lead a combined service and consecrate the outdoor chapel and landing.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2021: 5:30 PM Prayer Service with Holy Eucharist We will have a time for special prayers and Eucharist.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2021:11 AM – Wedding: Alvarada/Zayas
BISHOP PATRICK AUGUSTINE -OCTOBER. 31: Bishop Patrick Augustine, the missionary Bishop of Bor, South Sudan will be preaching, celebrating, and teaching during Forum on October 31. Bishop Augustine serves the poorest of the poor. The church school in Bor has 3,700 children – but no buildings or clean water. Bishop Augustine is needing money to build a school and dig a well. Please make sure you come! You do not want to miss this!
Looking for people to JOIN THE USHER CORP: We are in need of more people that would like to serve the church in a unique way. Training will be provided and with the COVID-19 service format the duties have been revamped. If you are interested contact Libby Clark:
GRIEF COUNSELING is available. Call certified grief counselor, Lou Prudhomme at 218-590-7763.
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.
If you or a family member are ill and want to be contacted by the church, please let us know.
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The prayer team is now on email@example.com. If you have a prayer request or would like to join the group, please email this address.
Prayer after services: Starting Oct.10, Prayer Ministers (Deacons, Daughters of the King and Order of St. Luke) will be available after both services to provide special prayers for people in the front chapel area. They will be available 5 minutes to see if anyone would like to have to have prayer.
Historic Cocoa Village Association Tour
St. Mark's is part of the Historic Cocoa Village Association Historical Tour.
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8 AM - Rite I
10:30 AM - Rite II
Starting September 12, Sunday services will be at 8 and 10:30 AM.
We have Adult Forum between services from 9:15 - 10:15 AM. We come together as a community and learn.
Forum will be based on "The Anglican Way" by Thomas McKenzie.
Children and teens are welcome.
Please plan to wear your mask and socially distance for the safety of all when you attend services in person at St. Mark's.
There will be online services at 10:30 AM each Sunday.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation, Your safety is our priority, and we are hard at work continuing to seek the best steps to take.
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Go to Facebook and “like” St. Marks Episcopal Church, Cocoa FL. Then go to our page at 10:30 AM on Sunday.
Greetings from Honduras!
Rainy season continues bountifully. On August 25th we had a 5.1 earthquake in the Northern part of the country and a 3.2 aftershock. I was able to donate blood for one of my former students who was diagnosed with Leukemia. The process here reminds me how blessed we are in the US. I waited four hours outside just to donate. Rigo has received treatment and is back home. I was able to receive my second shot of the Moderna vaccine. And later I developed a terrible unrelated infection and had to get some antibiotics. I rarely get sick and when I do, I truly miss my mother more.
I paid for a ride to the Immigration Office in San Pedro Sula to resolve some issues. Unfortunately, it is all new staff. Not the friendly strong Christian ladies that used to work there. Without positive resolution I got the NGO involved and they made a formal request to transfer my records to the capital, Tegucigalpa, so they can better assist me. Next year I will have to pay $1200 to change to permanent residency on my Religious Workers Visa which will be better.
One of my neighbors and I share the same birthday and every year I provide the family with funds for us to have a special birthday dinner, cakes, etc. We toned it down a bit this month with everything going on here. Fr Hector, one of our retired deans, has been building his new home since prior to the pandemic started. His family has been beloved friends since 2013. They treat me as part of the family. His adult kids asked me to come help paint the house. Their sneakiness was secretly a surprise birthday party and bbq for me. Lots of happy tears! And we really painted too.
Rising material costs, weather and Francisco being blessed with more work has prohibited any work on the storage building. A donor sent funds for the last of the bricks and we will plan on getting most of them laid by the first week of September. That leaves us shy $200 to buy the remaining concrete and gravel for the columns. We’ll get there. I was able to help a few folks with some food and one family with some needed medications. I always remind others that God is our provider and to lift their prayers and petitions to Him.
I’ve found myself walking about two miles several times a week accompanied by some neighbors. It’s been good for both physical and mental health. I always enjoy when three boys, Tony, Saul and Jose come running out from their great-grandmother’s house yelling “Gringo” and hug me. I respond with “Catracho” which is slang for Honduran. They’re one of the families I am blessed to help with food when I can. Their grandmother had some toes amputated this year due to complications from Diabetes. This month we will begin distributing and teaching how to use the Sawyer Water Filters. An anonymous donor has sent in funds to purchase the remaining buckets.
I recently started reading “Thoughts in Solitude by Monastic Thomas Merton”. I share with you “A Prayer of Unknowing” that Merton wrote. My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following Your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please You does in fact please You. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that, if I do this, You will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore I will trust You always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for You are ever with me, and You will never leave me to face my perils alone. Amen.
PRAISES: God’s love and providence! Health.
PRAYER REQUESTS: Continued healing for Rigoberto. Ministry building funding. (priority!) Continued health and safety.
Faithfully, your brother in Christ,
David Ledwitz, Missionary/Servant
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“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 ESV
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