The Season After PENTECOST
THE ALTAR AND CHAPEL FLOWERS are given to the Glory of God, and in loving memory of The Right Reverend William Hargrave, by Frances McPhee.
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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.
Thank you for wearing your name tag.
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You may also use online bill pay to have your financial institution send a check to St. Mark's. Thank you!
MONTHLY NEWSLETTER: If you would like to receive The Master Key the monthly newsletter via your local postal carrier, please send your name, mailing address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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!
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2021: 5:30 PM Prayer Service with Holy Eucharist We will have a time for special prayers and Eucharist.
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.
If you have a prayer request: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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How to watch Facebook Live:
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!
I have been away from home for most of September working alongside another ministry in a different area of the country. We gave out 254 Sawyer Water Filters that will provide clean water for over ten years to 1324 people. In addition to the training on how to use and maintain the filter, why they need to drink clean water, the message from John 4:6-10 was shared reminding them that Jesus is the fountain of life. Along with some other “help projects” it was a good time away serving others. Francisco has been blessed with work for most of September. We plan to work on the storage building the first two weeks of October. With much gratitude to the anonymous donor who paid for the remaining buckets, I have begun distributing the donated Sawyer Water Filters within my community.
We’re $200 short to buy the last of the materials (concrete and gravel) for storage building columns. I’d very much like to get this accomplished this month before returning to the US for rest and family time. Can you help us with this need? Will you please consider a personal gift to my PayPal to make this happen?
Donations have dropped off since the COVID pandemic began last year. Even more so significantly since early this spring. This came to be expected, yet I do not think any of us expected things to continue as they have. There haven’t been sufficient gifts to meet all the needs. What little has been saved up has quickly been used to meet emergency needs such as medications, food, home repair needs. These last six months have been a constant struggle to stay afloat, let alone meet my personal minimal living expenses. There has simply been too much month at the end of the money, continually. Admittedly this has caused me some concern. Yet more concerning was some responses I received from folks back home I confided in and reached out to for prayer. “You should just come home.”, “How long will you keep serving? Haven’t you been there long enough?”, “There’s plenty of work here.” etc.
If you recall several months ago I said, “I chose a vow of obedience, not convenience.” That still rings true and I was reminded of something my Dad wrote to me ten years ago when I was going through a challenging time. He wrote “Being true to God and self is all anyone needs in this life. He has always taken care of those that believe,” Dad served faithfully for thirty years. I pray The Lord allows me to do the same.
PRAISES: God’s love and providence!
PRAYER REQUESTS: Continued health and safety.
If giving hope to others is something that speaks to your heart, or you want to do this in memory of a loved one, the giving instructions are below. When giving through the NGO, we ask that you specify it is for one of the ministry projects: building project, clean water project or food basket project so we only incur a 3% processing fee versus the normal 6% for General Fund donations. Unspecified funds will go in the General Fund for living expenses and emergency needs. NGO gifts received after the 17th of the month are disbursed the Second following month.
PLEASE PRAYERFULLY CONSIDER A FINANCIAL GIFT IN OCTOBER. For gifts NOT requiring a tax donation, please use my personal PayPal at paypal.me/ChasingGod. I will receive these gifts in 1-3 days. For TAX DEDUCTIBLE gifts please mail a check, made in the name of and sent to: Running For Him 24-7 Ministries, 255 Pleasant Dr, Aliquippa, PA 15001 and include a separate note that it is for me (David Ledwitz 43025). I can also provide a link to give tax deductible gifts online.
Please email or text me if you have any questions.
Faithfully, your brother in Christ,
David Ledwitz, Missionary/Servant
214-763-6912 text/voice messages
“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” Acts 20:35 ESV
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