 ST. MARK LUTHERAN CHURCH

ST. MARK LUTHERAN CHURCH
5073 Daly Blvd.
Flint, Michigan 48506
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Pastor
Minister of Music
Minister of Family Life
Minister of Outreach and Assimilation
Rev. Gary L. Beck
Mrs. Lori Carrier
Miss Rose Meinert
Mr. James M. Mol
Church Phone: (810) 736-6680
Fax Number: (810) 736-6096
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.stmarkcs.com
“NOTES AND NEWS”
Reformation Day
Serving in the Lord’s House Today
Preaching: Rev. Gary L. Beck
Organist: Lori Carrier
Worship Assistant:
8:00 am Darryl Smith
10:45 am Bill Braham
Ushers:
8:00 am Paul Mannor, Tom Phipps,
Dave Stephens, Dean Thatcher
10:45 am Bill Braham, George Gutgesell,
Chris Matheson
Readers:
8:00 am Julie Bellamy
10:45 am Deb Nicholls
THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES
Today:
Reformation Day
8:00 am Worship
9:00 am Living Your Strengths Room 6
9:30 am Bible Study / Sunday School
10:45 am Worship
12:00 pm Open Forum
5:00 pm Jr. High Youth @ Parsonage
Scrip Sales After Each Service
Monday:
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
Joyful Singers
Worship Assistant Meeting
Faith Adventure Staff Meeting
Handbells
Tuesday:
6:00 pm High School Girl’s Bible
Study @ Parsonage
6:00 pm Trustees Meeting
6:15 pm Sanctuary Ringers
7:00 pm Ladies Guild Meeting
Wednesday: 9:00 am Ladies Bible Study
6:00 pm Adult Choir
Thursday:
9:00 am
6:00 pm
6:00 pm
6:00 pm
Friday:
6:00 am Men’s Bible Breakfast @
Apollo Restaurant, Davison
6:00-8:00 pm Halloween Hoopla
Saturday:
Quilters
Jr. Confirmation
Faith Adventure
Mom Pop Tots
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Next Sunday:
All Saints Day
8:00 am Worship / Holy Communion
9:00 am Living Your Strengths Room 6
9:30 am Bible Study / Sunday School
10:45 am Worship / Holy Communion
12:00 pm Sr. High Youth—Day of Service
Scrip Sales After Each Service
October 26, 2014
LARGE PRINT BULLETINS ARE AVAILABLE.
Please ask an usher for one before the service.
KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS:
Rick Schacher
Don Burlett, friend of John & Doris Grimshaw
Marttie, mother of Jim Haist
Our Christian sympathies and prayers for those who
grieve the death of loved ones:
For the family of Tom Liescheidt, cousin of Pastor Beck
ATTENDANCE: October 19: Ear ly: 74/72 Late: 136/96
BIBLE STUDY: 9:30 am
THE STORY- A Church-Wide Experience
The Theme for today is “Paul’s Mission” (Session 29)
GENERAL FUND
Deposit for Sunday, 10/19= $ 7,293.00
TOGETHER IN FAITH-PLUS UPDATE
Deposit for Sunday 10/19= $ 1,871.50
(Need an average of $1,770 per week)
MEMORIALS
In memory of Ruth Clark donations have been given to the
Clark Memorial by: Robert & Clarice Williams, The
Quilting Group, Jeff & Julie Bellamy, Tim & Kim Dorow,
Larry & Linda Verran, Charles & Jeanette Elbers, John &
Mary Sushuski, Mark & Pam Lauasseur, Roxanne
Manapace, David Wolbert, Verna Bamberg, Robert &
Doris Sahlaefke, Don & Jo Sherwood, Andrew Zehnder,
Erma Herman, Charles & Noelle Walton, Mary Lou
Wilson, Todd & Jill Weber, Manuel & Renee Martinez,
Dorothy Kueffner, Dan & Mary Hool, Arnold Scharrer,
Peter & Ruth Weiss, Melvin & Nancy Hochthanner, and
Gladys Utter
In memory of Ruth Clark donations were given to the Choir
Fund by Diane Jarvinen, Georgine Simmons and Al &
Mary Jones
Cliff & Mary Jane Veit have given a donation to the TIF
Fund in memory of Ruth Clark
MEMBERS CELEBRATING BIRTHDAYS
October 29– November 4
10/29
10/31
11/01
11/02
11/03
11/04
DALE EMERY, PAMELA SMITH
DAVID BRYAN, TAMMY OWEN
PHYLLIS LOHR, ROBERT WARREN
MICHAEL CONNER, ROBERT GEISENHAVER
LONDON HAUGHT, DEANNA MAHER
GERALD RUTLEDGE
ENGLISH HAUGHT, TAYLOR MINTO
DAVID STEPHENS
NORINE GILBERTSON, MARY HENNESSY
IAN SMITH, LUCAS STONER
MEMBERS CELEBRATING WEDDING
ANNIVERSARIES October 29– November 4
10/29
11/03
JANET & LEON AMEY
RICHARD & FRANCINE BAILEY
49 YRS
52 YRS
Note: If we should miss your special day, please contact the church
office so we can update our records.
JUNIOR HIGH meet at the par sonage TONIGHT
Sunday Oct.26th. We’ll celebrate Halloween a few days
early! Come in costume for a night of games, fun, candy,
and Jesus! Bring $2 if you want pizza.
TURKEYVILLE TIME! The Fr iday Night Bible Class
is organizing a trip to Turkeyville on Thursday, Dec. 4.
Anyone in the church is invited to join us. We will leave
church at 10:00 AM in a car pool. A turkey dinner is at
12:00 Noon with the show, “A Redneck Christmas Carol,”
at 2:00 PM. The price is $38/person. If you wish to
reserve a place, call Fred/Carol Muhl @736-7973 or email
[email protected] Reservations and money need
to be in by TODAY.
THANK YOU to Ruth Er ickson and Geor gine
Simmonds for folding the Messenger this month.
FAITH ADVENTURE STAFF meet tomor r ow,
Monday Oct.27th at 6:30pm in the Luther Rooms!
WOMEN'S RESTROOM RENOVATION: Plans have
been finalized for redoing the women's restroom in the
school hallway. Details of what work will be done to
totally redo everything are on the poster at the top of the
ramp. But first we have to raise the money. No work will
be started until all the funds have been raised - all $4500
of it. Since the Ladies Guild has already allocated $1000
for the project, we have a good start. Any contribution you
would like to make should be directed to the Women's
Restroom Renovation fund. Let's all pitch in to make this
dream a reality - if not with a monetary contribution, then
with pitching in to help with the painting when it's time.
We can make this happen! Questions? See Carol Muhl or
the Trustees.
SOME HAVE ASKED… Why did we pick Fr iday,
October 31st for this years Halloween Hoopla? It’s simply
the closest Friday night to Halloween! When we started
the Halloween Hoopla over 10 years ago the
committee chose to host the Hoopla on the
Friday before Halloween to give the school &
neighborhood kids a place to get treats, play
games and have dinner all without having to
worry about the weather and checking the candy before
you ate it. Next year it will be hosted on the 30th.
HELPERS NEEDED– We would like to star t setting
up games / decorating for the Hoopla this Thursday,
October 30 from 6-8 pm. If you have any questions
contact Tammy Owen 625-6940
HALLOWEEN HOOPLA Update for October 31st!
Candy donations are being accepted. Please place your
candy in the tub in the narthex. Lots of Volunteers Needed
from 6-8 pm! Please sign up at the Sign-Up center to:
 Run games
 Pass out candy
 Work in kitchen
 Set up and take down.
THE FAMILY CHOIR - If you have a young child that
would like to sing praises to our God, please let me know!
I will get you a CD a.s.a.p. to listen to as they learn the
songs!
CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHTChristmas by Candlelight Hostesses: TODAY is the
last day to give Valerie your list of guests for your
table. If we have not received a list from you, your
sheet will go out for general sign-up next week. We
will not call to remind you.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Star ting NEXT Sunday,
Nov. 2, all ladies will have the opportunity to sign up for
seats at the Christmas by Candlelight celebration on Sunday,
December 7, at 5:00 PM. The sign-up sheets will be located
on the table at the top of the ramp. At the same time be sure
to sign up to bring a dish if you can-either an appetizer, a
salad (or fruit), or a dessert. Also available is a list of Food
Guidelines to make the evening more enjoyable for the
women working in the kitchen.
WANTED: 12-16 men who enjoy playing car ds, eating,
and being adored by 200 women! You are needed on
December 7 from 4:30 to about 8:00 PM. As
expert drivers, you can serve as valets before and
after the Christmas by Candlelight evening. In
between those times you get to enjoy good
fellowship in the Luther Room with all the other
guys - along with great food and a little card
playing. Afterwards, after delivering the cars, the hostesses
would definitely appreciate your returning to the Luther
Room to help them load their cars and help with cleanup. Please sign up NEXT Sunday, November 2, on the Valet
Sheet located on the table at the top of the ramp.
LEAD OVERSEER needed for r entals of the chur ch
property. This person would either oversee the building or
make sure that we had a person to oversee the building any
time it is rented. If interested contact Chad Westenfeld or the
church office.
WANT YOUR LEAVES RAKED? Sign up for Senior
High to come help you out! On Sunday Nov.2nd
starting at 12:30pm they will make the rounds
of the houses who signed up. A donation to the
youth is appreciated, but not required.
SR. HIGH: check your mailboxes and the Youth Boar d
about the Day of Service! Then next week, plan to stay after
2nd service with a change of clothes and a rake, and have
some pizza before we head out! PARENTS to help out
would be greatly appreciated, especially with trucks or vans!
HARVEST DINNER TICKETS ar e now available after
both church services, Wed. morning ladies Bible study and
in the church office. The dinner will be on Friday,
November 7th, starting at 5pm.
If interested in selling crafts, you will need to supply your
own table. Set up can be anytime on Thursday during church
office hours and on Friday in the AM. See Karen Flatt for
any other questions.
As everyone knows, this is a delicious meal priced very
reasonable. It involves much planning, purchasing of foods,
cooking, setting up the dinning room, serving, and CLEAN
UP!!! If there is an area you are willing to help with, please
see Sharon Black or Karen Flatt. Its always encouraging
when people volunteer to help, and much help is needed.
Thank you--Ladies Guild
HARVEST DINNER BAKE SALE TABLE—Please have
all baked goods placed on the bake sale table (in the hallway
leading to the parish center), priced and ready to go by 3:00
pm on November 7. Please do not take to the kitchen but to
the prepared table in the hallway. Thank you so much for
your donation. Questions contact Lynda Westenfeld.
YOUTH Har vest Dinner Ser vant Event Nov. 7, 5-7 pm
We need your help to serve beverages to the
hundreds of people who attend this dinner.
Could you please give of your time to serve for an hour
and 15 minutes. The 5 to 6 pm shift youth should arrive at
4:45 for instruction and prep time. 6 to 7 pm youth are
asked to arrive at 5:55 and stay till 7:10 to help put
serving items away. Sign up at the Youth Board or call/
text Kelli Verran at 516-7618
LWR WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!!
SR. HIGH TOOL TIME: Nov.7th-9th at CUAA. You can
still register for $70 up through the end of October!
A special thanks to Larry Leinweber and Tom Conner for
driving the truck to the Detroit rail yard, where the boxes
were loaded onto rail cars. Thanks to Dawn Nofs for being
patient and making sure the many details associated with
LWR Ingathering were complete.
FOOD BANK: Satur day Nov.15th St. Mark will
be serving at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
from 9am-12pm. Anyone is welcome to come
along, youth, families, adults—look for the signup sheet at the table!
LADIES’ GUILD Upcoming Meeting in October
There will be three different focuses for the October
Meeting. It will be on October 28th beginning at 6:00.
Please plan to join us for any or all of the focuses on this
evening.
 6:00-6:30
The first 30 minutes will be spent discussing the book for
the book club entitled The Chance. #1 New York
Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury proves it’s
never too late for love in this heartwarming story about
childhood friends, broken lives, and an age-old promise.
 6:30-7:00
Faith, a Comfort Dog, will visit St. Mark. Her handler
will explain the mission work that she does with Faith.
Faith is the only Comfort Dog in Michigan. All are
welcome to come learn about the Comfort Dogs and the
work they do for Lutheran Christian Charities.
 7:00
Regular Business Meeting will begin.
LADIES GUILD
Ladies Night Out at Whitey's in Davison
When- Tuesday, November 18
Time- 6:00pm
We have a room reserved and everyone will order from
the menu. All ladies of the church are invited. You may
also invite a friend if you wish. A fun time for fellowship
and showing our thankfulness for all our blessings. Sign
up sheet is in the back of the church. Please sign up so we
have a number to tell Whitey's.
There will not be a r egular Ladies Guild meeting in
November because of Thanksgiving.
YOU CAN STILL join us. Come Wednesday for the
first study on Gideon. Feel free to decide that day if you
would like to purchase a book. We are looking for more
and more sisters in Christ to join our fellowship at 9 am in
the Luther Room. Bring a Bible and enjoy the discussion
and words from Priscilla Shirer. Started Oct 22! Cost $14
TRUSTEES MEETING on October 28 at 6 pm
SCRIP TIP: Do you need any major household
purchases this fall? Maybe a new snow blower? If so, we
are overstocked with Home Depot Scrip Cards. Please
consider buying these and using them as cash. In addition,
now’s a great time to start (or maybe finish) your
Christmas shopping. We have a wide variety of gift cards
at the Scrip table to suit anyone on your list.
Thank you for all your support in the 2014 Lutheran World
Relief Ingathering. Through the efforts of our congregation
alone 65 quilts, 2 health kits, 1 school kit a and 543 bars of
soap were donated. Our Parish Center was also the collection
center for churches in the thumb area.
The monumental task of loading the many boxes fell upon
Rose Meinert who worked with our Youth Group to load a 26
foot truck. Thanks also to Al Webb and Mike & Mary Young
for helping us out!
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your
might” (Ecc. 9:10). This verse was chosen by the Michigan
LWR Coordinator to focus on what can be accomplished
when so many people use their individual skills for a
common goal to the Glory of God.
In HIS service,
George Gutgesell
We would also like to thank George & Diane Gutgesell for
heading up the LWR Ingathering every year. They put alot of
time and effort into making it a success.
DUE TO var ious r easons, the quilter s ar e
in need of persons who can sew tops together.
If you have a sewing machine, you can do
this at home at your leisure. You can also join
us on Thursday mornings from 9-11:30 am.
No experience or age requirements necessary! If you have
questions contact Clarice Williams 640-1658
GOOD NEWS! GREAT JOY! Oper ation Chr istmas
Child (Samaritan's Purse) is looking for partners to fill
shoeboxes for children around the world and share
Jesus Christ with a hurting child! What goes into
the box is fun, but what comes out is eternal. Be a
part of changing lives through the power of a
simple gift. More information is available at the
table in the back of church. Pick up a brochure with
directions, take a plastic container if you don't have a
shoebox at home, and return it to the table by Nov. 9th.
Please consider being a Good Samaritan!
NATIVITY SCENE: The 18th edition of the Flint TriCircuit Mission Action Council Nativity Witness – Jesus Is
The Reason - will be erected SATURDAY, November, 22,
2014. We will meet at 9 AM at the home of Marilyn Minto,
9007 E. Coldwater, Davison, to load and transport the items
to the site at Genesee and Stanley Roads. (Unless there are
unexpected developments we will take down the scene
Saturday, January 10th.) Thanks for your help these past
years. If you have questions, ideas, or donations please
contact John Minto (810) 965-5008 or Al Jones (810) 9085398 or [email protected]
MARK YOUR calendar s for November 29 at 9:00 am.
We will be decorating the church for the Christmas season.
LUTHERAN BIBLE COMPANION
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preorder this 2 volume set from CPH for $49.99. St. Mark
will be taking orders for this set until October 31. Please sign
up for your order on the poster by the sign-up center and turn
your payment for order into the office.
CHRIST LUTHERAN 5245 Hadley Road, Goodr ich is
having a Harvest Supper & Bake/Craft Sale on Wednesday,
November 5 from 4-7 pm
LAMB OF GOD Luther an Chur ch, 2051 W Maple Ave,
Flint is having a Fall Bazaar Crafts & Bake Sale, Saturday,
November 8 from 9-4
ST. PAUL Luther an, 90 Millville Rd. Lapeer is having a
Craft & Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 8 from 9am
-3:00pm. Turkey Luncheon also served 11:30-2:00 pm
Admission is $1 person; $3 family
PLEASE MARK your calendar for our annual Voter ’s
Meeting on November 23 at noon. We will be voting for
new Board Members and for members of the Endowment
Committee. We will also vote on proposed 2015 budget.
PORTALS OF PRAYER for October -December are here.
They are located at the sign up center. Please leave a small
monetary donation to help defray the cost to the church.
NOTES & NEWS DEADLINE is Wednesdays at Noon
SECRETARY OFFICE HOURS:
Monday thru Thursday 7:30-3:30 pm, Friday 7:30-2:30pm
Stewardship Corner
The Apostle Paul tells that we are to give “according to
what a person has, not according to what He does not
have” (2Corinthians 8:12). Whether we have little or lots
of money, we have something to give. If we have plenty
and choose to give only a few dollars or a small
percentage, the giving may reflect a lack of gratitude to
God for His generosity to us and a selfish attitude. From
those who have been richly blessed, much more is
expected. Through faith, the poor widow in Luke 21:1-4
gave only two small copper coins, but she gave all she
had. Jesus acknowledged the widow’s generosity
because she gave sacrificially from a generous and
trusting heart. If we give sacrificially, it always involves
cost, because it has more to do with what we give up
than what we give away.
Not
Just For Kids
Examine the Evidence. . .
The following is used with permission from “A Closer
Look at the Evidence” by Richard & Tina Kleiss
When a predator comes close to a certain species of
jellyfish, the jellyfish turns off the lights in its bellshaped body and turns on the lights at the end of its
tentacles. Then the jellyfish stretches its body as far as
possible from its tentacles. As the predator approaches
the lighted tentacles, the jellyfish switches off all its
lights and scoots away as fast as it can. If the predator
wasn’t fooled and wants to continue the chase, the
jellyfish switches to its backup plan. It now turns on both
the blue lights in its body and the white lights in its
tentacles. When the attacker is very close, the jellyfish
turns off the light in its body and takes off after
detaching its still glowing tentacles. The tentacles
continue to twist and turn in the water, distracting the
predator. Jellyfish are among the most “primitive”
multicelled animals, according to evolution. Yet this
clever survival strategy clearly demonstrates that jellyfish
are neither simple nor primitive.
Another kind of jellyfish collects in swimming colonies
called siphonophores. These colonies can be up to 40 feet
long and function in total darkness more than 1,500 feet
beneath the ocean’s surface. When they link up, some of
the jellyfish act as mouths, while others act as stomachs.
Some take care of the swimming, while others cast out
their tentacles to gather food. When joined, they act as
one huge single creature! How did cr eatur es capable
of independent survival evolve the ability to function as
part of a complex colony? Does this not
demonstrate planning and design?
Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has
done marvelous things....Psalm 98:1
GOD’S BOUNTIFUL HARVEST AND BAZAAR
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
5:00-7:00 PM
ST. MARK LUTHERAN CHURCH
5073 DALY BLVD., FLINT MICHIGAN
(OFF GENESEE ROAD BETWEEN RICHFIELD & CARPENTER ROADS,
IN FRONT OF KEARSLEY HIGH SCHOOL)
DINNER MENU: CABBAGE ROLLS, CHICKEN, ROAST PORK, MASHED POTATOES, GRAVY,
SAUERKRAUT, GREEN BEANS, SQUASH, DRESSING, COLESLAW, ASSORTED PIES
PRICES: $10.00 - ADULTS; $5.00 - 6-17; FREE - 5 AND UNDER
COME AND ENJOY OUR DINNER AND FELLOWSHIP.
IN ADDITION THERE WILL BE HOMEMADE BAKE GOODS, AND CRAFT'S. EVERYONE IS INVITED!