 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”
Serving in the Lord’s House Today
Preaching: Rev. Gary L. Beck
Organist: Lori Carrier
Worship Assistant:
8:00 am Bill Scott, Cliff Veit
10:45 am Tim Hastings
Ushers:
8:00 am Jacob Haist, James Haist,
Scott Maher, Scott Violette
10:45 am Zane Hughes, Brian Kuberski,
Larry Leinweber, Chris Matheson
Readers:
8:00 am Phyllis Mol
10:45 am Bill Schwerin
Altar: Carol Bobb
THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES
Today:
8:00 am
9:00 am
9:30 am
10:45 am
5:00 pm
Worship / Holy Communion
Living Your Strengths Room 6
Bible Study / Sunday School
Worship / Holy Communion
Jr High Youth @ Parsonage
Messenger Deadline
Scrip Sales After Each Service
Monday:
6:00 pm Joyful Singers
6:00 pm Sr. High Youth Pie Crust Making
6:30 pm Board of Directors Meeting
7:00 pm Handbells
Tuesday:
6:00 pm High School Girl’s Bible
Study @ Parsonage
Wednesday: 9:00 am Ladies Bible Study
6:00 pm Adult Choir
7:30 pm Grow St. Mark Meeting
Thursday:
9:00 am
6:00 pm
6:00 pm
6:00 pm
Quilters
Jr. Confirmation
Faith Adventure
Mom Pop Tots
Friday:
6:00 am Men’s Bible Breakfast @
Apollo Restaurant, Davison
7:00 pm Friday Night Bible Study @
Smiths
November 16, 2014
Saturday:
9:00 am Nativity Set Up In Genesee
9:00 am Sr. High Youth Pie Making
Next Sunday: 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 Voter’s Meeting
Youth Pie Sales
Scrip Sales After Each Service
LARGE PRINT BULLETINS ARE AVAILABLE.
Please ask an usher for one before the service.
KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS:
Al Flatt
Joe Boegner
Karen Violette
Jim Tidball, brother of Karen Black
In celebration of Lane Verran’s birthday
In celebration of the birth of Grace Elizabeth Mol, daughter
of Jacob & Sarah Mol
ATTENDANCE: Nov 9: Ear ly: 84
Late: 162
BIBLE STUDY: 9:30 “Bible Passages on the End Tim es”
This weeks Passages: Matthew 24 & 25
GENERAL FUND
Deposit for Sunday, 11/9= $ 5,561.75
TOGETHER IN FAITH-PLUS UPDATE
Deposit for Sunday 11/9= $ 705.00
(Need an average of $1,770 per week)
TIF BALANCE as of 11/1/14: $495,000.18
MEMORIALS
In memory of Ruth Clark donations have been given to the
Ladies Restroom Renovation by: John & Myrna Scherba,
Gary & Julie Kordyzon, and Walter & Karen Taylor
Larry & Judy Leinweber have given a donation to the Ladies
Restroom Renovation in memory of Grace Pray
Rick & Regina Schacher have given a donation to the Ladies
Restroom Renovation in memory of Ruth Clark, Troy
Grimshaw, and Tom Liescheidt
MEMBERS CELEBRATING BIRTHDAYS
November 19-25
11/19
11/20
11/21
11/22
11/24
11/25
VERNA GAMAGE, GARY PETERS
SUZANNE THATCHER, WILLIAM WOODS
KAREN HALE, CHAD NEWMAN
STACY BARDEN, JOSEPH ELLIOT
BENJAMIN McDONALD, ROBERT O’BRIANT,
CHERYL WOODS
TANNER DINGMAN, JOHN MARTIN
KAREN WIRTZ
KAYLENE CORY, CONNOR LINDSEY
MEMBERS CELEBRATING WEDDING
ANNIVERSARIES November 19-25
11/21
11/23
11/25
GREGORY & KIMBERLY JARVINEN
TERRENCE & CAROLE JARVINEN
ZACHARY & JoELLE EDGAR
27 YRS
51 YRS
8 YRS
Note: If we should miss your special day, please contact the church office
so we can update our records.
MANY THANKS for all of your car ds, pr ayer s, visits,
and well wishes during my recent hospital stay. I truly know
that I am part of a loving and caring family here at St. Mark.
I pray that my recovery from the accident will be a quick
one and I will be seeing you in church again soon.
Pat Adams
Pat was recently moved to: Regency Rehab 1330 Grand
Pointe Court, Grand Blanc Township, MI 48439
I WOULD LIKE to say a big THANK Y OU to ever yone
who helped with the harvest dinner. No matter how big or
little of a job you did, it was important and made it possible
for us to serve over 350 people. That is truly an
AWESOME number!!! It was great to see so many people
step up and offer to help. Once again on behalf of myself
and Ladies Guild thanks for a job well done. Sharon Black
From little children around the world, thank you to all the
families who filled a shoebox for Operation Christmas
Child! 58 boxes will be delivered and they should be
received by Christmas. You may not know who receives
your gift, but the Great Giver is certainly there with each
child, remembering your prayers and heart! May you be
blessed for responding to a nudging of the Holy Spirit!
WOMEN'S RESTROOM RENOVATION: many thanks
to all who have contributed to this project. Don Russell has
allocated his wife Ruth’s Memorial Fund. We now have
$3,700 of the $4,500 needed to start the project.
Questions? See Carol Muhl or the Trustees.
DEADLINE for the December / J anuar y 2015 Messenger
is TODAY. Please turn in all articles to the office
JR. HIGH meet at the par sonage tonight, Sunday
Nov.16th, from 5-7pm. $2 for pizza!
CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT: TODAY is the
LAST DAY for all women to sign up for a place at our
Christmas celebration. Come join the excitement on Dec. 7
at 5:00 PM as we view all the beautifully decorated tables
followed by fantastic food and the inspirational message of
JUSTIFIED. Don't miss it - sign up TODAY on the table at
the top of the ramp. If the lists are full, definitely SIGN THE
STANDBY LIST! We always have cancellations,
and we have NEVER had someone without a seat!
***Anyone attending Christmas by Candlelight is
invited to sign up to bring an appetizer, salad, or
dessert. Please FOLLOW the Food Guidelines also
available on the table to help make everything run smoothly
in the kitchen - a very hectic job!
ANY IDEAS on how we can gr ow St. Mar k? Please join
an informal gathering on Wednesday, November 19 at 7:30
pm in the Luther Room to share your thoughts. May the
Lord continue to expand and strengthen His kingdom here!
HEARTS AND HANDS MINISTRY: Br ead of
Life is collecting bread for Davison Ourtreach
East food pantry on Thanksgiving Eve, Nov 26th
and also on Sunday, Nov 30th. There will be a
table set up by the railing in the narthex for the bread. Please
bring what you can, every loaf is greatly appreciated.
Thank YOU!!
BUILDING OVERSEER’S needed for r entals of the
church property. The Property & Finance Committee is
creating a list of members willing to oversee the building if
the Lead Overseer is not available for the rental. Pay is
$8.86/hr. If interested put your name and number in Chad
Westenfelds’ mailbox. Please respond by November 30.
PIE MAKING DATE CHANGE: we’ll be making cr usts
MONDAY Nov.17th 6-7pm and start the pies on Saturday
Nov.22nd at 9am. Sign up on the Youth Board! PARENTS
can help too!
THE YOUTH PIE SALE will be going on next
Sunday Nov.23rd following the services. Pies are
$10 each; apple, pumpkin, or chocolate fudge
SUGAR FREE PIES ar e available by advance r equest
only for the Youth Pie Sale on Nov.23rd. Please talk to
Phyllis Mol or Rose Meinert if you would like one
ULTIMATE DATE NIGHT with J ay & Laur a Laffoon
will be coming to St. Mark on Saturday Jan.24th! Tickets are
$12.50 each (or $15 at the door) and can be purchased
through the St. Mark office. This event is open to the public,
so invite your friends! You won’t want to miss this—“a
marriage celebration even a man will enjoy!”
DECEMBER 14 we will be having the Chr istmas
Cantata and there will only be ONE SERVICE starting at
9:30am. Bible Study/Sunday School 11:00 am
GOD’S NOT DEAD: on Sunday Nov.30th starting at
12pm Senior High will meet in the Youth Room to watch
this inspiring film. Pizza, pop, and snacks will be
provided, and our future Bible studies will be centered on
this concept; so don’t miss the movie!
LIVE NATIVITY @COVENANT HILLS: this year
St. Mark will NOT be attending as a scheduled group;
instead you have the opportunity to attend when it’s
convenient for you. It is offered Sat.Dec.13th and Sun.
Dec.14th from 6-8:30pm. You can still sign up here at St.
Mark to see if anyone else is going at the same time, but
you’re free to take your family when you want.
CHRISTMAS POINSETTA SALE
Orders for red poinsettia plants are being
taken. Cost is $20 per plant. (The pot size is
7.5” and the bloom count is 9-15.) Orders
must be placed by November 23rd. Make check payable
to St. Mark or give cash to Kelli Verran or Chris
Dingman. All profits from the sale will go to support the
St. Mark Haiti Mission team.
SANCTUARY RINGERS- The next oppor tunity to
join is in January. A six week commitment and a willing
heart to worship with music is a must! Watch the Notes/
News for sign up dates. Co-directors: Derena Olsen and
Valerie Beck
THE JOYFUL SINGERS are comprised of 6 faithful and
talented young voices. Along with their families, they will
lead the 4:00 Christmas Eve service. Come enjoy some
old and new music and worship the Baby in Bethlehem!
Children in 2nd grade through high school are welcome to
join in January.
COME HEAR Kate Cole speak on behalf of the Flint
International Friends Association on Wednesday, Dec.
10. A pot luck brunch at 10:00 will begin the morning as
Kate shares information about our local friendship
ministry to international students. You won't want to miss
the mission opportunity that is on our doorstep! Everyone
is welcome. Please sign up at the back table. (Sponsored
by Wednesday Morning Bible Study)
JANUARY Wednesday Bible study will be based on
Donna Pyle's study, Overflowing Abundance. Aside from
the resurrection, the Feeding of the 5000 is the only
miracle recorded in all four Gospels. Jesus had many
other needs to fill that day, but he chose to feed the
masses with the Bread of Life. This 6 week study is
sponsored by LWML (Lutheran Women's Missionary
League) of which St. Mark is a member. Please sign up
as study begins January 14th. Cost is $8.50
OUR ANNUAL Voter ’s Meeting is Next Sunday,
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. Proposed budget
is located by the balcony steps.
Nominees are:
Board of Directors- 4 positions: Jer r y Anschuetz, Bill
Braham, Joely Denno, Kelli Verran, Mike Young
Endowment Committee– 5 positions: Bob Gustafson, Al
Jones, Gary Kordyzon, Judy Leinweber, Linda Miller
LUTHERAN WITNESS—It’s that time again to renew /
subscribe to the Lutheran Witness. The cost is $11.00 per
year. Please make checks payable to the church and turn into
the office by December 5
JOIN US for the Thanksgiving Eve W orship Service on
Wednesday, November 26 at 7:00 pm
MIDWEEK ADVENT SERVICES
DEC 03
DEC 10
DEC 17
7:00 PM — ADVENT SERVICE
7:00 PM — ADVENT SERVICE
7:00 PM — CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERVICES
DEC 14
DEC 24
DEC 24
DEC 25
9:30 AM— CANTATA
4:00 PM — FAMILY SERVICE
11:00 PM — CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
10:00 AM —CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE
CANTATA - Bring your friends and family members along
on Sunday, December 14th at 9:30 am as the Adult Choir,
joined by the Handbell Choir, Joyful Singers, and others
present JOY - Jesus Only You . It is such a JOY to praise our
Lord Jesus! Come help us celebrate HIS birth.
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.
DO YOU SHOP at Gor don' s Foods? Did you know that
you could earn free merchandise for St. Mark? When you are
checking out, just mention St. Mark Lutheran on Daly Blvd.
and they will add your points to our account.
ST. MARK MEMORY TREE—Again this year members
may donate a Christmas ornament in memory of a
loved one by simply purchasing an ornament and
turning it into the office with your name and who it
is in memory of. Ornaments are to be religious in
nature thus hobby/theme ornaments are discouraged.
Consider ornaments in white, silver, or red for continuity.
Ornaments will be placed on a tree at the entrance.
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]
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
NOTES & NEWS DEADLINE is Wednesdays at Noon
SECRETARY OFFICE HOURS:
Monday thru Thursday 7:30-3:30 pm, Friday 7:30-2:30pm
THE GRAND BLANC Ar ts Council’s 27th Annual
“Community MESSIAH Performance” will be presented
at Grand Blanc’s St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church on
Sunday November 23, at 4:00 p.m. The performance is
open to all and there is no charge. However, a free-will
donation will be gratefully accepted. Come and enjoy this
spectacular event as you prepare for the upcoming holiday
season. For more information, please go to
www.grandblancartscouncil.org
MARK YOUR calendar s for November 29 at 9:00 am.
We will be decorating the church for the Christmas season.
A GUIDED Study Tour of Isr ael—Join Rev. Dennis
Lassanske, former Pastor of St. Mark and Dave Lassanske
on October 12-22, 2015 for a guided study tour through the
ancient land of Bible times– Israel. Their experiences in
Middle East travel and passion for God’s Word, the land,
and archeological discoveries will make this trip a
transformational event. During our trip, our prayer is that the
Holy Spirit will work to enlighten your understanding of
Biblical people and events, stimulate your study of the Word
of God and apply understanding by walking the land Jesus
walked. Learn more or register at:
Springofthelivingword.org
Stewardship Corner
Why does God elevate those of us with few talents, the
foolish, and the lowly to be His workers? A reason may
be found in 1 Corinthians 1:29: “so that no human being
might boast in the presence of God.” It is only by God’s
grace that we are saved, called, and equipped to be in His
service. If we come into God’s work with impressive
talents, we risk taking the glory and credit for ourselves.
God desires the weak and the lowly. As Paul said,
“Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my
weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon
me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with
weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and
calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2
Corinthians 12:9-10). God uses ordinary people to do
extra-ordinary things. Are you ready for duty?
Not
Just For Kids
Examine the Evidence. . .
The following is used with permission from “A Closer
Look at the Evidence” by Richard & Tina Kleiss
The famous “horse sequence” found in most textbooks
has long been claimed to demonstrate the evolution of
small multi-toed ancestors to large one-toed horses of
today. Although it is still being paraded as a fact in
textbooks, the sequence has been largely discredited as
proof of evolution. The first animals in the sequence
more closely resemble small rodents than horses, and
many of the later horses have been found in the same
rock layers as their supposed ancestors.
It is quite easy to arrange similar fossils from smallest to
largest and then claim that this proves evolution. In the
same way one could place the bones of a Chihuahua,
beagle, boxer, and Great Dane in sequence and claim that
this proves that dogs have evolved. This is essentially
what has been done with the horse evolution series. The
various breeds of dogs exist not because they have
evolved, but because the information needed to breed the
different varieties was present from the beginning. The
same is true of horses–no evolution has been observed,
only variation within a kind.
And God said, “Let the earth bring forth the
living creature after his kind, cattle, and
creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his
kind:” and it was so. Genesis 1:24 KJV
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