Little Roar 12/14/18
The Third 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 The Annual Creche Service
4PM Walk to Bethlehem
The Morleys will be hosing coffee hour at the rectory and an open house through 4pm when the Walk to Bethlehem begins
Christmas Service Schedule
Christmas Eve Services:
1pm Harry Dunham Indoor Pavilion
Services at St. Mark's
5pm & 11pm Music to begin at 4:30pm and 10:30pm
10am Rite II
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.
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.
Keansburg Soup Kitchen - Wednesday, 12/19
We are heading down to Keansburg less than a week away from Christmas. Please visit our
if you can help to provide part of the meal. Thank you!
Fr. Rick's Blog
The Peace of God which passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God and of his son Jesus Christ Our Lord—and the blessing of God Almighty: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit be upon you and remain with you always.
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
Holiday Food Bank Collection
We will be collecting holiday donations for the Food Bank right up to
. 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!
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?
on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 5:00AM