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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!
Thanksgiving Day Service & Meal
Join us on Thursday November 28th at 9am for our traditional Thanksgiving Day Service! Immediately afterward St. Mark's is co-sponsoring (along with the Church of the Redeemer, Biloxi) a Thanksgiving Meal for our homeless neighbors at Loaves and Fishes. Loaves and Fishes is located at 610 Water St. Biloxi, MS.  All are welcome to come serve.

St. Mark's is providing Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Bean Casserole, and Desserts. If you would like to make a casserole or a dessert, they can be dropped off at St. Mark's during normal business hours or on Sunday.  Please bring them in a disposable aluminum pan. We will freeze them then they will be delivered for Thursday.

Service Assignments

Last Sunday of Pentecost, Sunday, November 24th

Verger:  Jerome Carver

Lay Minister: Vicki Miller
Readers: Stacie Ramsey, Patrick Wadsworth
Verger: Jerome Carver
Torch Bearers:  Emma Riemann, Sadie Riemann
Acolytes: John David Riemann, Breck Jones
Ushers: Chad Riemann, David Nichols

Coffee Hosts:  Jay and Mary Van Slyke
Altar:  Mary Nichols, Rosemary Raines, Judy Wilson
Bell Ringer: Spencer Wilder

Lay Minister:  Mary Nichols
Verger:  Jerome Carver

The Collect & Lectionary readings for this Sunday are available here.

Thank you for submitting your Pledge for 2020!
As you know, your pledge cards help our Budget and Finance committee do their work in planning for next year. If you have not turned in your pledge card for 2020, please do so as soon as possible. If you don't have a pledge card, you can get one in the narthex at church and drop it in the plate at any service, or you can submit your pledge online by clicking the "Pledge" button above!
Centering Prayer
Thursday, November 21st Noon

"Greatly ought we to rejoice that God dwells in our soul; and more greatly ought we to rejoice that our soul dwells in God.  Our souls is created to be God's dwelling place, and the dwelling of our soul is God..."  - Julian of Norwich (1342-1416).
Join Centering Prayer in the Tegarden Room.  All are welcome.
Thursday November 21st - 6pm
St. Peter’s by the Sea’s Parish Hall

All EYC folks AND their families are encouraged to join us for our own traditional Thanksgiving Meal, just 1 week early! This will be a potluck meal, so everyone is encouraged to bring something to share. Make your favorite side dish, or dessert from thanksgiving and share your tradition with us! For more information contact Brent Benvenutti at 228-596-9118
O, Come Emanuel
Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm
December 4th, 11th, 18th 
This Advent Season you are invited to leave the rushed busyness of the world and come into the holy quiet of three beautiful Advent services. These Advent Eucharist offerings will draw us into the awe and mystery of the season as we prepare ourselves to hear the message of Christ’s light coming into the world. Let the loveliness of these candlelit services, filled with sacred Advent Hymns, invite you on a journey to ponder the perfect eternal gift of our Lord, Jesus Christ. 
*Nursery available
Wednesday Night Bible Study
Wednesdays, 6:30pm  
Many verses from Philippians and Galatians are familiar to us as famous quotes from the Apostle Paul to his friends in these far flung places. We will use Stanley P. Sunders’ commentary as our guide through the imagery and language of this rich text. Our study will follow Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m.  Dinner will be provided by participants on a rotating basis. (See Jo Leopard for details.) Our study will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end promptly at 7:30 p.m.
Rediscovering Christianity
Sundays, at Noon  

This new 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 during the course, 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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