Even as we approach the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Texas needs our help! Cleaning Buckets and Health Kits, which can be sent to affected areas, are going to be our immediate priorities for St. Mark’s.
To begin with, we’re in need of supplies for our health kits. What’s left on our sign-up sheet is:
(adult size only, leave in original packaging)
20 Bath Soaps
(3 oz. and larger sizes only: No Ivory or Jergens soap due to moisture content: do not remove from original packaging)
50 metal nail file / nail clippers
(No emery boards, please)
Balance of $25 cash
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your item commitment amount so that we can keep track of items left. Please bring them to church this Sunday as we kick-off our Sunday School year. If we have enough complete kits, we will begin to assemble them with our Sunday School youth volunteers.
Thanks, Pastor Bob
New Bible Study
Beginning Wednesday, May 10, 2017
1:00pm in the Church Parlor
Have you ever wondered who wrote the books in your Bible and how they ended up together? Has anyone ever told you that some books were cut out of the Bible or that the stories of Jesus in the Gospels can’t be trusted? Through these six sessions, Dr. Timothy Paul Jones will answer your questions about how we got the Bible.
Join us Wednesdays at 1:00pm for this learning fellowship. We can add a session if there is interest for an evening gathering.
Please see Pastor Bob if you are interested in attending.
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 12:30 PM in the Church Parlor
We welcome back harpist Karen Strauss.
There will be door prizes, a “creative hat” prize, and more!
Doors open at 12:00PM to browse our prize and basket selection.
Call the church office at 516-766-2080 for information.
We have added a weekday session to our Lenten Study. For those who cannot join us on Sundays in the parsonage, we will also meet Wednesdays at 1 PM in the church parlor.
The Wednesday sessions will begin this Wednesday, March 1st.
We’re used to answers popping up on a screen right in front of us. But when the questions examine the truths that give meaning and purpose to life, finding the answers takes more than simply typing a few words and pushing a button. Adam Hamilton believes that powerful answers to many of our complicated questions are contained in the Apostles’ Creed, an early statement of foundational Christian beliefs. In Creed, we will explore not only what Christians believe, but also why we believe, and why it matters, which in turn leads us to confront and examine our own core beliefs and go beyond simply reciting the Creed’s familiar words.
Chapters include: God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Church at the Communion of Saints, the Forgiveness of Sins, and the Resurrection of the Body.
Please plan to join us in fellowship beginning Wednesday, March 1 at 1 PM in the church parlor or Sunday, March 5th in the parsonage as together we explore our faith.
Please see Pastor Bob if you are interested in joining.
Rev. Robert Grimm
Pastor, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
Rockville Centre, NY
Come, join us as we gather to acknowledge our mortality and our sinfulness, and to seek God’s mercy and guidance for the season of intensive formation and re-formation in the way of Jesus that lies ahead.
Combined Worship Service
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church and the Mosaic Church of the Nazarene
Wednesday Evening March 1st at 7:30 in St. Mark’s sanctuary
“‘And so, this is Christmas,’” in the musical words of John Lennon. This is a simple story that we have heard our whole lives. And now it is before us. The mysterious pregnancy, the labored journey to Bethlehem, the star, the stable, the myriad angels in the blazing sky, the haste of the shepherds discovering the newborn, and the broad proclamation that from this inauspicious place everything in the whole world had changed. It is all because this event more than any other event since the creation of the world has made a difference for you and me. Despite the immensity of the universe of stars, galaxies and planets in their courses God coming to us in the birth of a baby has shown that God is with us. God knows the experience of our humanity, the ups and downs, the triumphs and travails of life. And so, whatever the joys or sorrows of our lives, God has been there. God is with us, and God will continue to be with us, throughout this life and beyond.
Joy to the world; Merry Christmas!
It is the tradition at St. Mark’s for the congregation to bring gifts wrapped in white for the children to present at the pageant.
This year the pageant will take place at our December 18th morning worship.
The gifts will be donated to the Martin Luther King Head Start program. They have requested educational games and puzzles. The program services children ages 3-5 free of charge in Rockville Centre and surrounding communities. They currently service 28 children and families who are in great need (15 girls and 13 boys).
Please plan to bring a “White Gift” to church on Sunday morning December 18th (or drop it off at the office earlier) to help us contribute to this worthwhile program.
Grace & peace