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3359 Louisville Road - P. O. Box 37
Louisville, TN 37777
Pastor - Rev. Becky Smithey
Church (865) 977-6128
Parsonage (865) 982-3905
Fax (865) 977-6154
www.saintmarkschurch.net
Save the Date!
WOMEN’S
RETREAT
Nov. 14-16
Café Chocolat is a relaxing chocolate-themed
retreat the women of our church are doing together. It includes worship, Bible study, and time
for laughter as well as time for quiet reflection.
And while the name of our gathering sounds indulgent, we’ll actually be using chocolate as a
metaphor for God’s extravagant grace.
We’ll begin with dinner at 6:00 on the evening of
Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, and will finish by Noon
on the afternoon of Nov. 16th. Our retreat will be
held at Country Pines Lodge in Sevierville, and
the cost is only $100 per person! Scholarships
are available. This covers supper Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday; fun activities (including shopping!); and
lodging for two nights. Handicap accessible
rooms are available. Bring comfy clothes and a
Bible. Retreat team includes Becky Smithey,
Tracy Gormley, Cathy Kudich and Jean Shutt.
Register by calling the church office at 865-9776128 or turning in a registration form to a team
member. At least $50 is due at the time of registration with the rest due before we leave for the
retreat.
Take time to relax, to make new friends, to worship, and to draw closer to God. We hope you’ll
join us at Café Chocolat & bring a friend!
The Nuts are coming in November!
The nuts we can order include: Large
Pecan Halves, Pecan Pieces, Praline
Pecans, Chocolate Covered Pecans,
(Yum Yum), Whole Almonds, Slivered Almonds, English Walnuts,
Black Walnuts, Pistachios, Cashews,
and Mixed Nuts.
We will place an order for popular
nuts like the Pecans Halves and
Pieces well above what you request.
However if you want some of the
others listed above the best way to
get them is to order in advance.
In order to get exactly what you
want please email your order to
[email protected] or give your
handwritten order to JD Wolford or
Bill Hogan as soon as possible.
The Nuts should arrive in early to
mid November but definitely before
Thanksgiving. Thanks for your help.
Sell them to your friends and
neighbors.
ALL profits go to missions and ministries within ST. Mark's and the community.
Thanks for your help and God
Bless...
JD Wolford for the UMM
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Dear Friends,
As we end October and move into November, we are faced with some very special days ahead.
We all know that October 31 is Halloween. But did you know that November 1 is All Saint’s
Day? All Saint’s Day is a day set aside to remember and honor loved ones (saints) who had
died. Halloween was originally called “All Hallow’s Eve” and was the night before All
Saint’s Day. It was created as a time to again, honor and remember the loved ones who had
died by dressing up like your beloved saint. It was actually a day that began in the early church
as they celebrated their loved ones who had joined the Church Triumphant.
On November 2, we will celebrate, honor and remember those saints who have died over the
past year. Those who were members of St. Mark’s and who have now joined the Church Triumphant. If you have lost a loved one over the past year, I invite you to come and be present as
we honor your loved one(s). Invite your friends and your family to come with you as well.
I found this prayer that is very fitting for this day. Enjoy as you remember the saints of your
life!
A Prayer Meditation for All Saints Day
by Safiyah Fosua
We give you thanks, O God, for all the saints who ever worshiped you
Whether in brush arbors or cathedrals,
Weathered wooden churches or crumbling cement meeting houses
Where your name was lifted and adored.
We give you thanks, O God, for hands lifted in praise:
Manicured hands and hands stained with grease or soil,
Strong hands and those gnarled with age
Holy hands
Used as wave offerings across the land.
We thank you, God, for hardworking saints;
Whether hard-hatted or steel-booted,
Head ragged or aproned,
Blue-collared or three-piece-suited
They left their mark on the earth for you, for us, for our children to come.
Thank you, God, for the tremendous sacrifices made by those who have gone before us.
Bless the memories of your saints, God.
May we learn how to walk wisely from their examples of faith, dedication, worship, and love.
Blessings,
Becky
Worship Preparations for November
Following are the themes for worship each Sunday. You are invited to read, study and
pray over each text as we each prepare to worship together.
November 2
November 9
November 16
November 23
Matthew 5:1-12
“Discovering What We Were Meant To Be”
Honoring our Saints
Matthew 25:1-13
“Be Vigilant”
Service of Holy Communion
Guest Speaker
Matthew 25:31-46 “Sheep or Goats”
Be watching for our Advent brochure as we prepare for the birth of the King!
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St. Mark’s
United
Methodist
Church
Sun
2014
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Tue
Wed
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Fri
Sat
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Habitat for
Humanity
Fall Festival
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6:00 Scouts
4:00
Children’s
Choir
Practice
ALL SAINTS
DAY
6:30 Bible
Study
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10:00 UMW
5-6:00 Wed.
Evening Meal
6:00 Youth
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6:00 Scouts
5-6:00 Wed.
Evening Meal
6:30 Bible
Study
4:00
Children’s
Choir
Practice
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6:00 Scouts
5-6:00 Wed.
Evening Meal
6:30 Bible
Study
4:00
Children’s
Choir
Practice
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6:00 Scouts
6:30 Bible
Study
4:00
Children’s
Choir
Practice
COMMUNION
5:00 Church
Council
6:00 Youth
Shoeboxes
Due
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6:00 Youth
No Meal
No Youth
After Church
Office Closed
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LCAC News
As you do your regular shopping, you are
invited to pick up an item or two for the
Louisville Christian Assistance Center and
say a prayer for the folks who will receive it!
November Wish List:
Oatmeal
Deodorant
Grocery Bags
Fall Festival for Habitat for Humanity
November 1st
3:00-7:00 p.m.
at Blount Christian Church
323 Partnership Parkway
Off Hwy 321 toward
Lenoir City
Activities for everyone in the family:
•Dinner •Bake Sale •Cake Walk
•Games •Face Painting
•Horseback Riding •Hayrides •Trunk &
Treat area - kids may dress in costumes!
We need 6 cakes donated and volunteers to
help work the events.
Please see Alisha if you can help.
Simple Idea…
Many of us travel for work or vacation. As you stay in a motel/hotel, you are
invited to pick up the complimentary hygiene items and bring them back for the
LCAC.
It’s time to register for Rez Kids. It is the
weekend we go to Resurrection and you can
make family reservations through Alisha, or
go to www.rezkidz.com.
Constant Needs at the LCAC:
Contributions—Donations can be made
through the church. Just write LCAC
in the memo line.
Volunteers—Most needed times are
Mondays and Fridays from 9a.m.1p.m. You can come and work part
of that time or all.
Baby Clothes
Hygiene Items—Shampoo, Women’s
Deodorant, bars of soap
CHILDREN’S CHOIR
The Children’s Choir will be singing in the
Sunday service, Nov. 2nd, for All Saints’
Day. We would love to have you join us we practice Tuesdays 4-5:00pm! Please see
Cathy Kudich if interested.
Middlesettlements Elementary School
Needs:
MES needs volunteers to come and read with
students, aid the teachers, do office work,
open milk cartons at lunch, etc. Would you
consider giving an hour a week to help the
children of our community? Please see Gloria Bickers or Katie Morgan to volunteer.
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Nov. 7
Nov. 11
Nov. 13
Nov. 17
Nov. 22
Nov. 26
Nov. 28
Nov. 29
Susan Larsen
Bob Gormley
Logan Brabson
Brenda Hatcher
Coy Hearon
Mildred Smith
Debbie Tracy
Gene Branson
Jackie Bumgarner
Emily Easterling
Barbara Bailey
Once again this
year the Compassionate
Care Committee will be
preparing Thanksgiving
baskets for families in
need through Middlesettlements school.
Items needed are:
10 lb. Bags of potatoes
Jelly
Boxed stuffing
Cookies
Peanut Butter
Boxed Jello
Chicken Broth
Cans of Soup
Cranberry Sauce
Crackers
Macaroni & Cheese
Fruit Cocktail
Canned vegetables: Green Beans, Corn,
Peas, Sweet Potatoes.
Monetary donations will also be accepted to purchase hams and fresh fruit.
If your birthday is not on our list, please call
the church office at 977-6128 to be added.
SHOES FOR HAITI
We are currently collecting gently used
shoes for Haiti. If the shoes have strings,
please tie them together. If they have no
strings, please rubber band them together.
Deadline: December 1st.
With thanks and blessings,
The Compassionate Care Ministry Team
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