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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!
January ECW Meeting
 Thursday January 9th at 10:30 am 
Our guest speaker will be DeAunna Rusicka, director of Chesire House.  Cheshire House provides supervised, shared, and supported living, supported employment, and job discovery services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), so they can live and work as independently as possible. Cheshire House is supported by St. Francis Ministries, an Episcopal Foundation serving children and adults across the country.   We will meet in the parish hall.  Light refreshments will be served.

Service Assignments

1st Sunday after the Epiphany, January 12,2020

Verger:  Jerome Carver

Lay Minister: Terry Helms
Readers: Linda Scott, Carolyn Wetherington
Verger: Jerome Carver
Torch Bearers:  Sawyer King, Delaney King
Acolytes:  Kellan Haller, Breck Jones
Ushers: Wade Hampton, David Nichols
Coffee Hosts:  Patrick and Stacy Wadsworth
Altar:  Mary Beth Barnett, Gerry Grant, Marge Harral, Delia Kaigler, Camille Puckett
Bell Ringer: Jaxton Wilder

Lay Minister:  John Harral
Verger:  Jerome Carver


The Collect & Lectionary readings for this Sunday are available here.
Episcopal Men's Fellowship
Thursday, January 9th at 6pm
Join us for a evening of good food and fellowship.  Bring something for the grill as well as the beverage of your choice.  Side dishes and desserts are always welcome!
Annual Parish Meeting
Sunday, January 19th 10am

Join us for our Annual Parish Meeting at 10am, January 19th in the Parish Hall. We will review our work in 2019 and hear about plans for 2020.  We will also elect new Vestry Members! Outgoing members are: Lisa Haller, Hugh Keating and Fant Walker. Contact our Sr. Warden Lisa Haller, or Father Stephen if you might be interested to serve!
Wed. Night Bible Study: Job
Begins January 15th, 6:30pm 
We will walk though this book alongside noted Old Testament scholar David Hester. We will focus on the difficult questions raised in Job: where is God in the worst moments of our emptiness? What are we to do when experience casts doubt on what we have always believed? Where in the world is justice? We will look for connections between the ancient text and the world of today, joining in with Job's search for hope and healing.
Rediscovering Christianity

Sunday Mornings at Noon, begins January 19th

This offering is for anyone seeking God, desiring to grow in the Christian faith, and wishing to participate more deeply in this beautiful faith tradition. Everyone is invited, whether you are brand new to St. Mark’s or you are a long-time member. All are welcome. We will offer a light lunch, provided by participants on a rotating basis. (If you would like to help with lunch one week please contact the Church office or Jo Leopard.)
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