November 7, 2019
St. Mark's to celebrate 10th anniversary
this Sunday at 4 PM
Nov. 8, 2009--that was the date of St Mark's first service in Union Church. Join us as we celebrate this milestone--our 10th anniversary--with a service of Evening Prayer conducted by Bishop Skip Adams at 4 PM on Sun., Nov. 10 . The service will be immediately followed by a wine and cheese reception in the church.

Checks requested instead of canned yams
As we hope you've already read, yams for "The Giving" will be bought directly from our locally-owned Piggly Wiggly in order to solve our storage and transport problems. So...instead of toting all those heavy cans around, please write a check to St. Mark's (memo "yams") and drop it off at the Center, place it in the offering plate on Sunday, or put it in the mail. Deadline is Nov. 20. Your check will provide a Thanksgiving meal to those who otherwise might not have one. We'll be sure yams already donated get to the right place. Thank you!
Updated Liturgical Ministry Schedule
Please click HERE to check your dates on the updated schedule. Thanks to everyone who responded so promptly. If you haven't signed up yet, we've saved a few spaces for you! Also, if you'd like to serve in any capacity but never have, just give us a call at the office. We always have room for more. (The schedule is updated on the webpage every Thursday.)

Wednesday series continues
"Walking with Matthew: the World of Jesus in Ancient Palestine” continues on Nov. 13 and 20 , at 10 AM and 6:30 PM. Put on your walking shoes and join us as we look at the gospel that will be the source of our lectionary for the coming Church Year. A light supper is served at 6 PM before the evening session. You're welcome to join us even if you missed the first session, but to get the most out of the series, please read the entire Gospel of Matthew.
Advent wreath-making workshop
Mark your calendars for Advent wreath making on Sat, Nov. 30! Meet on the lawn next to the Center at 11 AM to create a one-of-a-kind fresh wreath for your home. $10 cost includes a floral foam ring, candles, and greens. Participants are encouraged to bring small clippers. RSVP by Tues., Nov.12 , so we can order supplies. Email Nicole Passeggio at or Liz Devoir at .
Grant requests due by Nov. 14
Mission and Outreach will have its next meeting on Nov. 19. If you have any grant requests, please submit them by  Nov. 14 . The application can be found on the web page under "Mission & Outreach" or click HERE. Questions? Contact Barbara Anderson at or 843-839-4311
Nietert craft sale on Nov. 17 to help Tanzanian school
On  Sun., Nov. 17 , between the two services, Jack and Chris Nietert will sell handmade crafts from Jack’s woodshop with 100% of the proceeds going to support a rural elementary school on the shores of Lake Victoria in Tanzania. The money from sales and donations will be used for teaching supplies, cloth to make school uniforms, food, and some pay for a few teachers. Jack and Chris wish to thank the people of St. Mark's for their past support.
Mark your calendar
  • Thurs., Nov. 21 -- God-on-Tap, 6-8 PM at Common Ground off Bay St.
  • Wed., Nov. 27 -- Thanksgiving Eve Service at 5:30 PM
Extra pledge card are available for pick-up
Extra pledge cards are available in the church narthex and the Center, or contact the office to have one mailed. We ask your prayerful consideration of your 2020 pledge to support St. Mark's and its many outreach ministries. Return pledge cards by Nov. 24.
THE 24/7 CONTACT FOR THOSE NEEDING PASTORAL CARE during November is Bonnie Connolly at 843-522-8290.

GRATEFULNESS CORNER-- What are you grateful for? Send your brief comments to Mike Seymour for sharing with others at .

A SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION AND HEALING takes place every Wednesday at 5:30 PM in the church.

A CENTERING PRAYER GROUP meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 PM in the church. November dates are the 12th & 26th. For information, contact Judy Parichy at or pick up an information leaflet from the narthex.

THE DEADLINE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER and the Sunday bulletin is  5 PM on Tuesdays. All announcements should relate to St. Mark's or its ministry partners or have clearance from the Vestry.   Verbal announcements during services must be given to the Vestry Person on Duty in advance of the service.
To have members of our Prayer Ministry pray for you or a loved one, contact Debbie Dawsey-Davis at or 843-812-8255. 

To see the Liturgical Ministry Schedule click HERE.

The altar flower schedule is full for 2019. Look for 2020 info soon.

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Port Royal, SC 29935
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843 379-1020
Office hours are
Tues., Wed., Thurs. 9-2