The Power of Generosity begins with our simple decision to generously return to God a portion of the blessings he has provided to us. This Saturday and Sunday, (Nov. 22/23) is Stewardship Commitment weekend. Please remember to bring your commitment card with you to worship this weekend and put it in the offering plate as it comes by. You can also send your card to the church by mail, or make your commitment online. Thank you for your commitment to stewardship as a way of life. Your gifts change lives!
No, it's not too late! Professional photographers from Lifetouch will be back taking photos for our new photo directory Nov. 24 and Nov. 25. Both days have daytime and evening appointments available. Everyone who is a member of or attends St. Mark's is invited to have photo taken, and you'll receive a free 8x10 portrait and a new printed directory. You will have the opportunity to purchase additional family or individual photos, but please note that there is no requirement to buy photos. Schedule your portrait session today!
Building Coordinator | Responsibilities will include room set-up for scheduled events and activities, assisting with snow removal and daily and seasonal janitorial duties. Hours generally will be 6:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Monday–Friday, but may vary. Energetic, personable people encouraged to apply. Please send resume or contact Terry Bowers at St. Mark's UMC, 8550 Pioneers Blvd, Lincoln NE 68520 for an application and further details.
Sign up to be one of the special families who light the Advent candles our worship services this Advent season and Christmas Eve. You may sign up at the Ministry Desk on Sundays, or contact Shirley Matoush at 402-489-8885, ext. 105, for available dates and worship times.
Our United Methodist Women want you to know that your pecan and fruitcake orders have arrived and are available for pickup this Sunday morning from 8:30 to 11:00 in the Narthex. You may also contact Bonnie Converse at 402-464-1851 to arrange a different pickup time.
Sunday, November 23, 2014 | 8:30-11:00 a.m. | Office Foyer
Don't forget to have our Health Ministry Team check and record your blood pressure this Sunday between worship services.
Would you or a family member like to attend church but you don't have transportation? Do you know someone who would like a ride to church? We can help. St. Mark's Men's Ministry is offering rides to the 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sundays. Please don't let transportation difficulties keep you from joining us. We would love to have your company and fellowship! Contact Bob Matoush at 402-486-3425 or Frank Tomes at 402-540-8302 to make transportation arrangements.
The Adopt-A-Family ministry is a wonderful way for small groups and families to make the holiday season joyful for others in need. With your help, gifts and food items for a Christmas meal are provided to families who might otherwise go without. Those requesting to "Adopt-A-Family" will receive information about their adopted family members, along with a suggested "wish list." A list of families is available on Sundays in the Narthex, or at the front desk during the week.
Stop by the Angel Tree booth in the Narthex this Sunday to pick up an Angel Tree tag and help this ministry reach out to the children of incarcerated parents. Your Christmas gift will bring joy to the world of an Angel Tree child and help bring hope and encouragement to prisoners and their families.
Sundays, November 23-December 7, 2014 | 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Connection Way
With the holiday season quickly approaching, we are very excited to announce that Boy Scout Troop 25 wreath sale will be soon be underway on Sundays! Join us in our support of Boy Scout Troop 25, keeping in mind these fresh-cut wreaths make great gifts for co-workers, friends, neighbors and family members.
Sunday, November 23, 2014 | Noon | Qdoba Mexican Grill
All St. Mark's singles will be gathering for the monthly "Lunch with the Bunch" this Sunday after worship at Qdoba Mexican Grill, at 6100 'O' Street (by Gateway Mall). Bring your appetite and be ready to share your holiday plans with Pat P. and the group.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | 11:30 a.m. | Red Lobster
Enjoy a great meal and friendly fellowship with your St. Mark's friends. Everyone is invited; no reservation required. Just ask to be seated at the St. Mark's table. Red Lobster is located at 6540 'O' Street.
Join Pastor Kara Hillhouse at 6:30 p.m. the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month just down the road at High Plains Alzheimer's Special Care Center for a special time of worship. Spend about 30 minutes singing old, beloved hymns with the residents, reading scripture and praying. It's a wonderful experience, and you will leave feeling that you have received more than you have given. Contact Pastor Kara if you would like to volunteer or have any questions.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | 7:00 p.m. | Sanctuary
"Come, ye thankful people, come" and give thanks to God at worship the night before Thanksgiving. The message will be by Pastor Wayne Alloway, followed by the Great Thanksgiving and the serving of Holy Communion by our pastors.
Sundays starting November 30, 2014 | 5:00 p.m. | Sanctuary
Are you finding it nearly impossible to fit Sunday morning worship service into your busy schedule? If so, check out our new Sunday evening service with Pastor Wayne Alloway and Creation Praise Band. The worship service begins at 5:00 p.m. and lasts no more than an hour. It offers practical, uplifting messages that apply to daily life, contemporary music, and a place where jeans and imperfection fit perfectly into the come-as-you-are culture.
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