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This Week at St. Mark's

Here you will find all the news you need about the various ministries, classes and general goings on at St. Mark's. We hope you join us!

Join us for worship on Thanksgiving Day 
Nov. 26th at 9 a.m.


"Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!" Psalm 107:1
 

Make a pledge for 2021


Thank you for your generosity throughout this unprecedented year!

As we begin preparing for 2021, your pledge helps our Vestry plan for the year ahead, confident in your financial support of our mission and the ministries at St. Mark's
.

Submit your 2021 pledge online!
 

Worship

Weekly Worship Schedule:

Sunday: Rite I - 8 a.m.  &  Rite II - 10 a.m.

Tuesdays & Thursdays at Noon: Noonday Prayer with Eucharist

Wednesday Night: Evening Prayer with Holy Eucharist - 5:30 p.m.

Online Services: 
Sunday 10 a.m. & Wednesday 5:30 p.m. services will continue to be available live on our Facebook page and then recorded on our parish website.

As always, our Sunday 10 a.m. & Wednesday 5:30 p.m. services will continue to be available live on our Facebook page and then recorded on our parish website.


Facebook page: www.facebook.com/stmarksgulfport/ 
Parish website: www.stmarksgulfport.com/services.

Christian Formation

Children's Bible Stories
Sunday Mornings at 10am


Ms. Vicki Miller and others will be sharing a children's Bible Story each week. We encourage you to watch these stories with your children, and talk about what they see and hear!  
 
You can find all of these videos on the the St. Mark's Facbook Page or on our Parish Website There will be a new one each Sunday at 10 a.m. The recording will remain on the page so you can watch in as many times as you want, at your convenience. 
COVID Conversations
1st Tuesday of each month - Noon
 
COVID Conversations will be offered during the Tuesday Noonday Prayer Service on the 1st Tuesday of each month.  COVID Conversations will be a brief period during the service that provides a time to share our experiences, both good and bad.  What have you been learning or desiring during this unusual time?  Can we embrace the unknown?  Can we be both anxious and faithful, both isolated and in fellowship, both afraid and relying on God?  How is God speaking to you?  Let's share and encourage each other during this space of COVID Conversations.
 
Chair Yoga
Wednesdays at 3pm

Mary Nichols will offer her regular Chair Yoga class online!

You can find it at the St. Mark's Facbook Page each Wednesday at 3pm. The recording will remain on the page so you can do the workout at your convenience. 

How can I help?

Adopt a Family Christmas Wish List
St. Mark's has adopted a family from the Women's Center for Christmas. If you would like to purchase items from their Christmas Wish list, copies of the list will be available in church Sunday or the church office during office hours.  You may also view their list here.  All items must be NEW and UNWRAPPED.  You are welcome to provide wrapping paper, gift bags, etc for your gifts. It is recommended that you get gift receipts and attach those to the gifts.  There will be labels available in the church office or by the drop off box in the church for you to attached to your donation.  You can call the church office if you have questions about what gifts have already been purchased. All gifts need to be dropped off no later than THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10th. Any question, please call the church office.
Camping for Hope
Saturday, December 5th 

Each year, Gulf Coast Community Ministries collects tents (2 to 6 man, w/4 man needed most), sleeping bags (40 degree or lower), gloves, hats, new or great condition coats & sweaters, blankets, tarps (8x10 or bigger), small propane tanks, thin rope and other camping supplies. They distribute them, along with a hot breakfast, to the homeless at an event on the Biloxi Town Green.  

YOUR OPPORTUNITY: Donate any of the items above. You can drop them off this week at the church. We will deliver them to GCCM. 

MORE INFOhttps://gulfcoastministry.org/camping-for-hope  or
contact Vicki Miller, vmillermsmail@gmail.com.

Adopt a Deaf Child (Children) for Christmas

The de l’Epee Deaf Center coordinates this giving event. There are about 50 struggling families in our community who have deaf children, or whose parents are deaf. The DDC makes a wish list each year, and asks our community to make those wishes come true. If you are interested, you can request a list of adoptable children by contacting Vicki Miller, vmillermsmail@gmail.com.

YOUR OPPORTUNITY:  Adopt one (or more) child, and provide Christmas cheer for them. You can choose by age, gender, even their first name! Deliver your gifts to the church, or to the de l’Epee Deaf Center, across the street from St. James Church. 

Feed My Sheep
Tuesdays, 10:30a.m.-1p.m.
 
A team from St. Mark's works in the Feed My Sheep kitchen every Tuesday. They help prepare and serve the hundreds of meals that Feed My Sheep provides daily to our community. FMS offers these meals both in person and through numerous delivery routes. If you would like to help out, contact Ruthie Wilder or simply contact the Church Office at 228-896-7597.
Help St. Mark's Celebrate 175 Years!

The year 2021 marks the 175th anniversary of St. Mark’s ministry on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We intend to celebrate this milestone in a variety of ways, and planning has begun. If you have ideas about how we might commemorate this milestone or would just like to help with these festivities, contact Mary Nichols or the Church office at (228) 896-7597
Pastoral Care Teams
We have several teams of people who assist our clergy by making phone calls and other simple acts of kindness to help brighten the days of our church members. If you would like to help, contact Mother Clelie at (ccmc52@aol.com) or the Church Office.
Casserole Ministry
One way we can help from home is to keep our church freezer stocked with frozen meals! These are distributed as we find needs within our community. Contact Joel Alford at jbalford1@bellsouth.net with questions. You may drop them off at the Church 9am - 1pm Monday thru Thursday or by appointment.
Give to St. Mark's
As always the mission and ministry of St. Mark's depends on your generosity.  Please remember to keep up your giving to St. Mark's if possible through this crisis. You can always make a contribution by mail, through your bank, or online at this link. Thank You!
  
CHRISTMAS WISH LIST

R-JA-15A
Gender: Female     Age: 34   Race: Hispanic
Pant Size: 18 women  Shirt Size: XL Coat Size: XL Shoe Size: 7
Favorite Color: Light Blue
Favorite type of music/musical group: Hispanic Music
Favorite Cartoon or TV Show: N/A
Wish List
  1. Clothes: basic knit tops, jeans & shorts, pajamas
  2. Bike
  3. Dishes set for a table of 4
  4. Pots and Pans non-stick Set
  5. Tennis Shoes and sandals
R-JA-15B
Gender: Female     Age: 1   Race: Hispanic
Pant Size: 3-4T  Size: 3-4T Coat Size: 3-4T Shoe Size: 6
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite type of music/musical group: Hispanic Music
Favorite Cartoon or TV Show: Cocomelon
Wish List
  1. Barbie toy car to ride in
  2. Pajamas and training panties
  3. Clothes: basic knit tops and bottoms, socks with grip on bottom
  4. Doll house set with accessories like a baby stroller- brown dolls
  5. Tennis Shoes and sandals
  6. 7” Amazon tablet with protective case and screen protector
R-JA-15C
Gender: Female     Age: 4   Race: Hispanic
Pant Size: 5-6T  Shirt Size: 5-6T Coat Size: 5-6T Shoe Size: 8
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite type of music/musical group: Hispanic Music
Favorite Cartoon or TV Show: Barbie
Wish List
  1. Clothes: basic knit tops, jeans & shorts, pajamas
  2. Bike with training wheels
  3. Tennis shoes 
  4. 7” Amazon Tablet with protective case and screen protector
  5. Barbie dream house with brown barbies or babies
R-JA-15D
Gender: Female     Age: 5   Race: Hispanic
Pant Size: 8/9 Size: 8/9 Coat Size: 8/9  Shoe Size: 11
Favorite Color: Yellow
Favorite type of music/musical group: Hispanic Music
Favorite Cartoon or TV Show: Elsa
Wish List
  1. Clothes: basic knit tops, jeans & shorts, pajamas
  2. Bike with training wheels (the height of a 7 year old)
  3. Frozen tea party set with table and chairs
  4. 7” Amazon Tablet with protective case and screen protector
  5. Tennis Shoes and sandals
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