The Gospel of John is the most deeply spiritual of the four gospels. This writing is filled with rich images and profound truths, but John notes that his aim in writing the gospel is that readers will not only believe in Jesus Christ, but that they “may have life in his name.” Join us experience a season of spiritual growth and life-changing renewal in Adam Hamilton’s six-week, DVD-series, John: The Gospel of Light and Life. You’ll follow the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus through the Gospel of John and understand the context of some of the best-known verses in the New Testament.
This six session study begins Tuesday evening February 13 at the parsonage.
Please see Pastor Bob or Sue if you would like to join the group.
This Sunday we will be collecting canned and non-perishable foods for St. Mark’s “Souper Bowl Sunday.” The food we collect will be contributed to The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network). Please being your contribution to service this Sunday.
St. Mark’s Holiday Schedule
Tue., Nov. 21
Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Central Synagogue-Beth Emeth, 430 DeMott Ave.
Sun., Nov. 26
Decorate the Sanctuary after church service
Soup and sandwiches afterwards at the Parsonage
(No Fellowship Hour)
Sun., Dec. 3
1st Sunday of Advent
Hanging of the Greens Service
Advent Wreath Making in Sunday School
Adopt-a-Family Gifts Due
Poinsettia order payment due
Sun., Dec. 10
2nd Sunday of Advent
Service of Word and Table
3rd Sunday of Advent
Children & Youth Christmas Pageant
(Bring White Gifts)
Fellowship hour at parsonage
Sun., Dec. 24
4th Sunday of Advent, Christmas Eve
Worship service at 10 AM
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with mini pageant 5:30 PM
Soup and Sandwich and Decorations!
Please plan to stay a while on Sunday November 26 to decorate the sanctuary for Christmas. There will no coffee hour that Sunday, but a soup and sandwich lunch will be served in the parsonage.
Each year our congregation has made contributions for the children in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center of Rockville Centre. They are in need of games, books, and school supplies. The children (and youth) in the program range in age from 5 years to 14 years of age, so there is a wide variety of possible items to choose. Please wrap your gift in plain white paper, mark on the outside the age appropriate to the gift, and bring it on Sunday, December 17 to be brought to the manger of our Christmas pageant. Many thanks for your generosity in this and the several ongoing mission programs here at St. Mark’s.
On our worship service on Sunday December 17, our children and youth will present the St. Mark’s Christmas Pageant. Please plan to bring your white gifts (see above announcement).
We are sorry to inform you that our planned Advent Study has been cancelled. We will have another scripturally led study as soon as possible. We will keep you posted.
Grace & peace,
Rev. Robert Grimm
Pastor, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
New Advent Study Begins
Wednesday, Evening, November 29
We’re not that different from Joseph. True, we may not be part of a story that will be remembered for all time, but like Joseph, we encounter circumstances that we’d never choose for ourselves. At times, it can be tempting just to walk away, but Joseph provides us a great example of humbly obeying God even when we don’t understand, faithfully moving forward in the strength that God provides. The story of Joseph provides us a great example of humbly obeying God even when we don’t understand and faithfully moving forward in the strength that God provides.
Please join us Wednesday evenings at 7:30 in the parlor as we walk with Joseph the four weeks of the season of Advent.