This Week

Pastor Jim's Weekly Message

The mission goes on. We ask for your prayers for Marsha this week as she is at home fighting Covid. She is slowly getting better, but needs our prayers and support. We also give thanks to God for Ashley Care who came in to try to fill Marsha‘s shoes. So please ignore any typos you see in the weekly or the bulletin. This was a lesson for me on how valuable Marsha is to this congregation and all the work that she does that most people take for granted. So Marsha, get well and we hope to see you back in the office soon.

In the meantime, we will continue on with the mission of the church. One thing that is coming up very quickly is the book bags for the Wanblee community at the pine ridge reservation. We are going to put together 25 book bags for kids for the beginning of the school year. The bags have been purchased but we need your help filling those bags. Please bring in school supplies: pencils, erasers, crayons, colored pencils, notebooks, and anything else you think the kids would need in the school bags. Please bring the supplies in over the next two Sundays so we can get the bags packed and on the road out to Wanblee.

Pastor Jim

This Week’s Gospel: Luke 12:32-40

[Jesus said:] 32“Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

35“Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit; 36be like those who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks. 37Blessed are those slaves whom the master finds alert when he comes; truly I tell you, he will fasten his belt and have them sit down to eat, and he will come and serve them. 38If he comes during the middle of the night, or near dawn, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves.

39“But know this: if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. 40You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.”

This Week at St. Mark's

Friday, July 29 - Walking Club 10 AM

Saturday, July 30 - Farmers Market 8 AM, Rachelle’s Art Class 2 PM

Sunday, July 31 - Church Service 9 AM, Day of Service 10:15 AM, Narcotics Anonymous 7 PM

Monday, Aug 1 - Walking Club 10 AM, Children & Youth Meet 4 PM

Tuesday, Aug 2 - Reading National Night Out 4 PM

Wednesday, Aug 3 - Office Closed - Walking Club 10:30 AM, Bible Study 11 AM, Outreach Meeting 6:30 PM, District AA 7 PM, Hamilton Bag Pipe Practice 7 PM, Al-Anon & AA 7:30 PM

Thursday, Aug 4 - Senior Group 9 AM

Friday, Aug 5 - Walking Club 10 AM, Wedding Rehearsal Offsite

Saturday, Aug 6 - Wedding Offsite

Sunday, Aug 7 - Church Service 9 AM, Narcotics Anonymous 7 PM