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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!

Happy Veterans Day!

Inquirer's Class
Continues Tonight!
Nov. 11th at 6:30p.m.

Have you ever wondered where the Episcopal Church came from? Who wrote the Book of Common Prayer? Why don't we have communion in tiny cups? These and many other questions will be answered during this 7-week on line conversation. Whether you are brand new to the Episcopal Church or have been here for 100 years, there is always something new to learn and discover. All people (and questions) welcome!! 

Join us online at this link: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4752089086
Meeting ID: 475 208 9086

 

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.

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
 

Christian Formation

Centering Prayer
Tuesday, November 17th 4pm


"Jesus saw God in all that he saw." — Dr. James Finley, PhD, a former monk and student of Thomas Merton.

Join St Mark's Centering Prayer Group for a time to share the Presence of our Living God in the East Transept.  All are welcome.

Matthew 5:8, "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God."

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?

Donations deadline extended through Sunday, November 15!   
Drop off donations in the church office or bring them on Sunday.
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.
Hurricane Relief
St. Mark's is partnering with St. Michael's and All Angels in Lake Charles, to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. (Hurricane Impact Information) We are now collecting Wal-Mart Cards and monetary donations in the parish office and online (here-be sure to use the dropdown menu for Hurricane Laura Relief.) Please keep them and their community in your prayers.
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!
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