St. Mark’s United Methodist Church

St. Mark’s
United Methodist Church
St. Mark’s mission is to share the love of Jesus with and
through the people of Talbot County and beyond.
22nd Sunday after Pentecost
November 9, 2014 … … ………… ..…….. … 8:15 & 11:00 AM Worship Services
Communion Sunday
GATHERING………………………..………..……..……Please take time to pray
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
PRELUDE………………..……….………..…….…….…….….…….……Overtones
“I’ve Got Peace Like a River”………………………………………arr. Waldrop
GREETING
Hope in the God of life!
Trust in the God of the ages.
Believe in the Christ of love.
Trust in the Christ of healing.
Come, let your faith bring hope and wholeness!
HYMN / LIGHTING OF ALTAR CANDLES
“All Praise to Our Redeeming Lord”…… … … …... … … … … … page 554
▲ THE OPENING PRAYER
THE GLORIA … … … … … …….… … … … … … … … … … …page 71
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen. Amen.
WE WELCOME ONE ANOTHER
BLESSING & COMMISSIONING OF VETERAN’S BLANKETS!
(11:00 service)
SPECIAL MUSIC
Anthem…………………………….……Overtones with Dave Ross, string bass
“Just a Closer Walk”………………………………………………..arr. Phillips
THE READING FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT
2 Corinthians 8:8-15 … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … page 1008
This is the Word of our Lord. THANKS BE TO GOD!
MESSAGE
“Living with an Attitude of Gratitude” … … ………… ...Rev. Missy Rekitzke
PRAYER CONCERNS /ORGAN CALL TO PRAYER
The Lord be with you. AND ALSO WITH YOU. Let us pray.
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
INVITATION … … … … … … … … … … … …..… .… ……. …..… …page 12
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
WORDS OF ASSURANCE & PARDON
OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS AND TITHES
Offertory Prayer and Music
[8:15] Voluntary…………………..………….…………….…….…..Dr. Wharton
“Allegro in G Major”……………………………….………………..Vivaldi/Bach
[11:00] Anthem……………………………………………….……..Chancel Choir
“Great Is the Lord”…………………………………………..……….Smith/Greer
DOXOLOGY… … …… … … …………… … … ……… page 682, stanza 5
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures
here below; praise him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son,
and Holy Ghost. Amen.
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING [Musical Setting A].........pages 17-18
THE LORD’S PRAYER [sung by congregation]
Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
Receiving the Sacrament
All are welcome to the Lord’s table. Please come by the center aisle under
the direction of the usher and return by the side aisle. You may make a
voluntary offering for community needs.
▲ HYMN / EXTINGUISHING OF THE CANDLES
“Majesty, Worship His Majesty” …………………… … … … … … page 176
▲ BLESSING/CHORAL BENEDICTION (11:00)
POSTLUDE … … … .… … ………………….….….……………...…Dr. Wharton
“Presto in G Major”…………………………………………………Vivaldi/Bach
▲ Indicates to Please Stand As Able
Have a Blessed Week & Say a Good Word for God!”
Prayer Shawl Dedication
Leader: We come to dedicate these prayer shawls and wraps. We want the
recipients to know that the love and concern come not just from the crafter, not
just from the Prayer Shawl Ministry, but from the entire congregation. We give
God thanks for the labor of the many crafters these shawls represent.
Congregation: Lord, God, we commend to you those who will receive these
shawls and wraps. Show them Your grace in the midst of their lives for
healing, renewed faith or a time of celebration. Let all hearts turn to You
and receive your peace.
Leader: God of all comfort who is a gracious, loving and healing God, bless
these shawls and wraps; that as the recipients wrap themselves in them, they
may feel the love and prayers of the Body of Christ called St. Mark’s United
Methodist Church.
Congregation: Bless all those who receive these shawls and wraps. Remind
them that they are loved and never forgotten. In the name of Jesus Christ.
Amen.
WELCOME TO ST. MARK’S! Let us prepare ourselves to worship our
Lord this morning with prayer. Before the service begins, you are invited to
register your attendance (please print) in the attendance pad in the pew.
FLOWERS on the Altar this morning are presented to the Glory of God
in memory of John W. & Mark W. Gambrill by Joanna, Susan, Sally & Sandra.
LARGE PRINT HYMNALS , BULLETINS, & PRAYER
REQUEST FORMS ARE AVAILABLE. Please see an usher.
IN THE LITERATURE RACK Upper Room reg & LP – Nov./Dec.,
Pockets – December.
CD MINISTRY Today’s sermon is available on CD for you to share with a
friend. Please see an usher or fill out a form on the usher’s table.
THE NURSERY is located in Room 212 & is available for parents to
either drop off their children during the 9:30 service or tend to their child's
needs. Volunteers will be available in the nursery every week, only during the
9:30 service but, it will be open during all other services for families to use as
well.
THRIFT SHOP HOURS are Monday 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday,
Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 410-820-7106.
-Those Who ServeACOLYTE: Haley Nestel.
LAY READERS: Marion Jackson. (8:15). Brad Powers. (11:00).
COMMUNION SERVERS: Bob & Judy Coffren. (8:15).
Harry & Janice Nagel. (11:00). Joan Fogg & Leila Carlson. (Choir).
COFFEE FELLOWSHIP: Judy Lawrence.
USHERS: Head Usher: Bob Coffren; Dotty Olds & Steve Radis. (8:15). Head
Usher: Parke Hahn; Bob Thomas, Ray & Barb Kraeer & Jen Eames. (11:00).
GREETERS: Dotty Olds & Steve Radis. (8:15).
Parke & Beverly Hahn, Bob & Judy Lawrence, Mary Ann Smith & Carmen
Pena. (11:00).
NEW MEMBER GUIDES: Roger Eareckson. (8:15).
Harry & Janice Nagel. (11:00).
SOUND TECHNICIAN:: Lee Afflerbach.
ALTAR GUILD: Pat Jones.
CHURCH OPENING: Jeff Morton. CLOSING: Frank Meyerle.
ARE YOU SEEING STARS?
STARS MEAN NEW OR CHANGED ANNOUCEMENTS!!
UMMEN MEETING – Tuesday, Nov. 11, 7:00PM in the Fellowship Hall
– Final planning session for the Waterfowl Festival Food Concession at St.
Mark’s. Anyone interested in volunteering to help either come to this meeting
or call Bob Lawrence (410) 819-8029 or Brad Powers (410) 822-7852.
ATTENTION ALL TIS SUPPORTERS All TIS volunteers, past or
possibly future, are invited to attend a TIS orientation meeting regarding this
year's multiple changes in the program, on Sat. Nov 22nd, 10-12 AM, at Miller
Hall, Trinity Cathedral, 315 Goldsborough St. This informative meeting will be
followed by a tour of the new homeless shelter facility called Easton's Promise
at 107 Goldsborough. The goal is to open this new facility December, 2014, for
a small number of guests, much the same way as the program worked in the
church facilities. We will still need your willingness & interest in volunteering
during St. Mark's two weeks of responsibility the last week in February & the
first week in March, 2015. Please come for this orientation meeting to find out
what this will entail, to hear what the plans are for the future of TIS, & to see the
lovely facility God has provided in answer to many prayers for His provision in
His timing. Continue to join us in prayer for the Holy Spirit's guidance,
discernment & wisdom that we may stay right in the center of God's will as TIS
moves forward into uncharted waters in our desire to help & serve the homeless.
Please let me know if you are planning to attend the TIS orientation mtg.
There will be a sign up sheet in the narthex, or contact me: 410-763-7263 or
[email protected] Thank you, Barbara Friedman
THE THRIFT SHOP can use Men’s jeans, dress pants, sports coats,
women’s & men’s underwear, men’s belts, all occasion cards, gloves & kitchen
items. Thank you for your generous donations. Lee Royer 410-829-8189
THANK YOU so much for all those who have given to the Shepherd's
Club this year. I am completely overwhelmed by your generosity & support. I
am very excited about the opportunities this will afford us to provide our
students this school year! My heartfelt thanks!! Sarah Ewing Preschool Director
HELP YOUR CARD MINISTRY This important Ministry reaches those
in our congregation whose activities are limited by health concern. By sending
them an encouraging note once a month they know their church family
continues to care about them. Cards are also sent to those members in the
hospital or nursing homes. You can be a part of this ministry by bringing your
unused cards to the church office. We will be happy to recycle them for you.
Thank You, Millie & Sara Lou
THE UMM will be selling hot food & cold beverages during the Waterfowl
Festival. There will be gas grills & dining tables (& white canopies) arranged
on the front lawn of the church along with banners, corn stalks, pumpkins, hay
bales & YOU. Brad Powers will be managing the inside cook kitchen; a
separate sales team will be out on the front lawn. The menu is Rockfish Corn
Chowder, Oyster Fritters, soft drinks & water. This is your chance to join in the
fun, & help us on Fri., Nov. 14 & Sat., Nov. 15. Activity hours range from
8:00am for the cookers through 5:00pm for sales & cleanup. Everyone in St.
Mark’s family is welcome to join us! No experience necessary! A sign-up sheet
is in the Gathering Area. Questions, call Bob Lawrence 410-819-8029.
RADA CUTLERY FUNDRAISER Sarah Circle’s annual fall Rada cutlery
sale DEADLINE is November 16. All profit benefits Mid-Shore Council on
Family Violence. Since beginning this project in 2005, Sarah Circle’s
contribution to them has been over $3900.00 which includes our initial donation
to them of $1500.00 & sponsoring a family each Christmas. Because of your
help, we are able to continue this worthwhile project. In addition to cutlery
products, other items included in the catalog are meal starters, soups,
cheeseballs, dips, stoneware, cookbooks, gift books, & cooking utensils. Rada
products make great Christmas gifts! Catalogs, which include ordering
instructions, are available in the gathering area. If you have questions, please
call Ann Yingling @ 410-820-8592.
LOOKING FOR COFFEE FELLOWSHIP HOSTS! One of the
highlights of our Sunday services is our coffee fellowship in the gathering area.
It is a great way to meet new friends & catch up with old friends! Please pick a
Sunday to host & sign up in the gathering area. Your main responsibilities are
setting out the treats, coffee & cleaning up. The coffee will be made so don’t let
the fear of the coffee machines deter you! We are asking 2 people (or a group)
to share each week. Judy Lawrence will guide you through your first time. Stop
by today to pick your Sunday!
SAMARITAN’S PURSE SHOEBOX MISSION Please join us in
blessing a needy child by packing a shoe box with small toys, school supplies &
or/ hygiene items & bringing your filled box to the church on or before
November 16th. Wrap the box with Christmas paper (top & bottom separately or
wrapped so the top can still be opened) if you can, but you may bring it
unwrapped. This year we will have the red & green boxes available for you
at 50 cents each. These boxes do not need to be wrapped! Check the
brochure hand-out for guideline dos & don’ts on buying, packing, wrapping,
putting a personal note inside, & how to track your box to find out where it goes.
Don’t forget to pray over your gift choices & the child who will receive your
box. Last year St. Mark’s congregation sent 277 shoeboxes, but we believe
we can do even better. Won’t you help? If you would like to help with
preparing the boxes for shipment we are meeting in Fellowship Hall on
November 17th at 10:30 a.m. Have no time to shop or pack? Financial donations
are also welcome. Checks should be made out to Samaritans’s Purse or St.
Mark’s UMC.
THE PICTORIAL DIRECTORIES HAVE ARRIVED & can be
picked up in the hall leading to the Gathering Area. Every family who had their
photo taken will get a free directory. There is a limited number of extras that can
be purchased for $5.00 each to cover the costs. This is a great way to get to
know our church family!
HOLIDAY BASKETS FOR ST MARK’S VILLAGE The time has
come to fill our food baskets at St. Mark’s Village. Please take a bag & return it
filled with the appropriate food (marked on the bag) by November 17. A basket
will be placed by the Chapel & another in the gathering area. If you have any
questions please call Lee Royer 410-829-8189.
UPDATED EMAIL ADDRESSES We are asking for your help! We have
found that copying & mailing The Markings each month is quite an expense in
our yearly budget. If you would be willing to receive your copy of the
newsletter each month by email instead of hard copy, this would cut down the
expense of copying. We are currently mailing about 850 issues each month &
emailing only about 80 newsletters. Please fill out a form (they are in the
Gathering Area) giving us your current email address & letting us know if you
are willing to receive your Markings each month by email. Or you can just email
[email protected] We promise that we will not share your email
with anyone outside of St. Mark’s! We all need to pull together to cut down on
church expenses to balance our budget! Thank you for your support!
PRAYER IN THE CHAPEL meets weekly on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
please feel free to join us as we pray for various needs for the church, members
& the local community. Please use the pew cards to submit requests for prayers.
BOARD OF CHILD CARE/FOOD LION PARTNERSHIP Food Lion
has agreed to donate a certain percentage of every dollar that is spent in its
stores to the Board of Child Care, Denton Campus. To get the credit, you need
to register your MVP discount card in order for the Board to get this credit.
Please register your card information on the list in the Gathering Area. Thanks!
LABELS FOR EDUCATION (Campbells, etc.) coupons please bring to
church & place them in the Campbell’s soup can.
PRAYER CHAIN MINISTRY The purpose of the Prayer Chain Ministry is
to provide prayer support in crisis or emergencies for church members, loved
ones & people in the community. Please call the church office 410/822-0001 &
or Contact Sara Lou Casson 410/822-4872 or Betty Fleming 410/822-2216.
SAVE YOUR TRASH! Please continue to save Boxtops for Education for local
Elementary Schools, & soda can tabs for Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore.
Please place in basket marked Save your Trash.
-TODAYSunday, November 9, 2014 “Communion”
8:15 a.m. – Worship Service. Chapel.
9:00 a.m. – Coffee Fellowship. Gathering Space.
9:30 a.m. – Worship Service. Sanctuary.
9:30 a.m. – Sunday School for all ages.
11:00 a.m. – Worship Service. Sanctuary.
7:00 p.m. – Reign Down Choir Rehearsal. Sanctuary.
Monday, November 10, 2014
7:00 p.m. – Long Range Planning Meeting. Fellowship hall.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
6:00 p.m. – Sarah Circle. Meeting Rm. 155.
6:30 p.m. – Apostle Paul’s Letters. Room 209.
7:00 p.m. – UMM Meeting. Fellowship hall.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
3:00 p.m. – Music Committee Meeting. Conference Rm.
10:30 a.m. – Prayer Group. Chapel.
6:30 p.m. – Overtones Rehearsal. Music Rm.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
7:00 p.m. – Chancel Choir Rehearsal. Sanctuary & Choir Rm.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
8:15 a.m. – Worship Service. Chapel.
9:00 a.m. – Coffee Fellowship. Gathering Space.
9:30 a.m. – Worship Service. Sanctuary.
9:30 a.m. – Sunday School for all ages.
11:00 a.m. – Worship Service. Sanctuary.
3:00 p.m. – Concert. Sanctuary.
6:00 p.m. – Youth Group. Room 201.
7:00 p.m. – Reign Down Choir Rehearsal. Sanctuary.
-NEXT WEEKTHE SCRIPTURE LESSONS from the lectionary for next Sunday are
Judg. 4:1-7, Ps. 123 or Ps. 76., 1 Thess. 5:1-11, Matt. 25:14-30.
-LET US PRAY FORPrayer Focus:
All Veterans.
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
Sarah Circle: Tues., Nov. 11, 7:00pm in Room 155. Hostesses are June
Billman & Jodi Ohler. Call Sheila Scott (410-822-7336) for information.
Experience this Advent with
The one who knew him more intimately than anyone else-his
mother, Mary!
“Not a Silent Night: Mary Looks Back to Bethlehem”
A Study from Adam Hamilton, Led by Pastor Missy
Join us for a 4-week study of the life of Jesus from Mary’s unique
perspective, starting at the very end & traveling back in time to the very
beginning-the night of Christ’s birth. “Come & look back from the foot of
the cross to his ministry with the multitudes, from the boy in the temple
to the stable where he was born.” There is no need to pre-read
anything, just come & be blessed. Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
In Room 155 starting Monday, December 1st-December 22nd. Please
sign up in the Gathering Area so we can have enough chairs. Prepare
yourself to focus on the REAL reason for the Season!
ST. MARK’S
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER
&
MID SHORE COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT!
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7
5:00 DINNER IN FELLOWSHIP HALL
6:30 CONCERT IN THE SANCTUARY
(CONCERT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
$8.00 adults (13 and over) $25.00 family
$4.00 children (3 TO 12)
(Parents, 12 & under)
FILL OUT & RETURN THE FORM BELOW OR SIGN UP IN THE
GATHERING AREA OR CALL Judy Lawrence at the office at
410-822-0001 ext 305 OR EMAIL her at
[email protected] to reserve
NO LATER THAN MONDAY, DECEMBER 1!
YOU MAY PAY AT THE DOOR.
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Christmas Dinner Sign Ups
Name __________________________________________
Adults _________ Children ________ Family_______
Total Due $___________
Phone No._______________ Email_________________
DEADLINE TO RESERVE: Monday, Dec. 1
St. Mark’s Mission is
To share the love of Jesus
with & through the people of Talbot County & beyond.
Our Worship:
8:15 A.M. Worship
9:30 A.M. Worship
11:00 A.M. Worship
Total Worship Attendance
Sunday School Attendance
2013
71
169
138
378
125
2014
70
146
109
352
129
* The new fiscal year began on July 1.
Our Tithes & Offerings (November 2, 2014)
Amount Received Last Week ………………..$ 20,043.00
Missions Fund (YTD) *…….…........................$ 16,690.24
Building Maint. Fund…(YTD) *……...............$ 13,785.74
Summary of Operating Fund: July 1 – September 30, 2014
Income
Expenses
Difference
Contributions:
Missions Fund
Building/Maint.Fund
2014-2015
$111, 493.42
$112,668.87
$ (1,175.45)
$12,441.96
$ 9,506.46
2013-2014
$109,053.06
$122,364.79
$(13,311.73)
Difference
$ 2,440.36
$(9,695.92)
$11,453.50
$ 8,050.50
$ 988.46
$ 1,455.96
‘GROWING TO SERVE’ - Debt Reduction
(year to date)
Monthly Payment:
September Giving:
Principal Balance:
$
8032.06
$
9,006.54
$ 1,315,993.51
The Vision of St. Mark’s United Methodist church
is to inspire people of all ages, through acts of love
and service, to know Jesus Christ.
100 Peachblossom Road
Easton, Maryland 21601
410-822-0001
FAX: 410-822-0002
www.stmarkseaston.org
[email protected]
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