Little Roar 12/7/18
The Second Sunday in Advent
5PM Saturday - Eucharist at the Post Chapel at St. Mark's
8AM Holy Eucharist Rite I
9AM Adult Forum & Youth Group
10AM Holy Eucharist Rite II & Sunday School
Join us after the 10am Service for our Annual Advent Brunch in the parish hall
Advent Brunch - Sunday, December 9th
Food, fun, & fellowship! Please plan to bring a dish to share - casseroles, salads, etc. Omelets and ham are on us!
Fr. Rick's Blog
He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. Luke 3:3
Flower Guild Request
The Christmas Season is upon us!
Please remember to place your weekly flower memorials & Christmas flower offerings with the church office -
deadline is 12/19
We will be filling our church with fresh wreaths, beautiful decorations, live poinsettia's, Christmas trees & other supplies.
Please call Ann in the church office to make your offering.
With thanks & in faith, Flower Guild
Creche Service, December 16th
The annual Creche service is coming up on December 16th. Our dress rehearsal for all participants will be on the 15th at 9am. We encourage all of the youth to participate as readers, ushers, figure carriers, wearing a costume (animals, angels, shepherds, stars, kings), or carrying a banner.
This service is also an opportunity for outreach as we welcome the congregation to bring wrapped gifts of warm clothing, labeled for boy or girl (and size or age), on the 16th to the service.
Please email Samantha Glass at
to let us know how your youth would like to participate or you can pick up a form in the link at church and return it by December 9th.
If you no longer have a child or youth at home or just want to spread holiday cheer, please consider inviting relatives, friends or neighbors to participate — all are welcome.
Gifts at the Creche Service
Quite a long time ago, we heard from Marie Scannell at the Somerset County Food Bank that the children of her families did not always get much for Christmas. And, even worse, that many times, they did not have warm clothes for the winter. From that observation has developed a cherished tradition for St Marks. We decided to bring presents of clothing for these children......outfits, sweaters, coats......something new and warm to wear in the winter months to school.
We wrap and label them Boy/size Large or Teenage Girl/size 6, etc. and we bring them up to the altar during the Creche service. Some of us tuck in a candy cane or matchbox car - feel free to include a toy. But, all of us feel the joy of sharing with others.
Please join us during the Creche Service with your present to the children at the Food Bank.
Holiday Food Bank Collection
We will be collecting holiday donations for the Food Bank right up to December 16th. Please bring turkeys, hams, or roasting chickens to church and leave them in the kitchen freezer. On Sundays there will be a cooler at the main church door for your convenience. You can also donate $$ using the basket in the Narthex. Let's remember that we are grateful we can give at this time of year to help those who need us!
AGFineArt Art Lessons Offered Here At St. Mark’s.
Individual & Group Lessons Available in Oil And Acrylic Painting & Pencil Illustration. Ages 8+ Please Contact Andrea by email
for more info.
Come and join us for painting on a Tuesday, 12pm to 3pm in the large Sunday school classroom. We work on our own projects and help each other out. It’s fun, relaxing, and we’re a friendly group.
Any questions, contact Jenny Phillips
Lost & Found
We have a basket on the shelf underneath the Usher's area that contains hats, gloves, glasses, etc... Are you missing something?
Episcopal Relief & Development
is partnering with the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California as they coordinate with local congregations to provide emergency support to those impacted by the wildfires in Northern and Southern California. Please continue to pray for the individuals and families affected by the California wildfires as well as the firefighters and first responders. Donations to the US Disaster Fund will help those affected by the devastating wildfires.
To donate, please visit
on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 5:00AM