Saint Mark Presbyterian 
Weekly eNews
Second Sunday of Christmas
Zoom Worship 10am - prelude 9:50am
Holy Communion
We will have a congregational meeting on Jan. 10 after worship 
to elect an elder to session for the class of 2023
Food First Sunday
  • Bible reading: Psalm 147: 12-20 & John 1: 10-18   
  • Sermon: "...And the Word became Flesh"
The office will be closed Friday, Jan. 1

Food First Sunday 
This coming Sunday - January 3, 2021.  Help us start the New Year off with a BANG (as in "Big Assortment of Nutritional Goodies) for Manna.  Bring your donations to the church parking lot from 2:00 - 3:00 on Sunday.   You can get more "bang" from your effort by also bringing your dismantled Advent Wreath back to church at the same time to be put in storage for use next Advent season.

Drop off your Advent Wreaths this Sunday! 
Pastor Shelby and Phyllis will be at church to collect your dismantled Advent wreaths (please take any greens or ribbon off) from 2-3 on Sunday. If you can't make it on Sunday and want to drop your wreath off another time, please email Pastor Shelby to coordinate. 

Sunday Worship
Sunday worship will take place over Zoom at 10:00 with a prelude beginning at 9:50. The bulletin and information to join the Zoom call will be sent out Saturday afternoon. 

Sharing worship information
We are glad to see so many friends and family from across the country joining us for worship! If there is someone you would like to receive the worship information (Zoom invitation and bulletin), please pass along their email to Christina so she can add them to the list.  
Join the Zoom Team!
Has 2020 awakened the Zoom-Zeal in you?  If so, maybe you should consider joining the team of Zoom managers for church services!  Anyone interested can email Jocelyn Callister -

Vocal ensemble from 12/20
To a Maid Whose Name Was Mary (Luke 1:26-38) Edwards/Grindal Sofia Turkman, Mari Clark, Bebel Delgado, Elizabeth Bartlett
Margaret Clark; Rachel Kaufmann, flute, Karl Kaufmann, video editor

Good News Gazette  
The January Good News Gazette will be coming out in two weeks.  Send your Good News to be included!  We are looking for photos of your last Advent coloring pages (Love and Emmanuel), and photos of your family lighting your candles on your Advent wreath.  Send news of college students, old members getting in touch, new pets, anniversaries, weddings, etc.   (Send to:

Mission End of Year Gifts
With the last of the funds entrusted to the Mission Ministry in this year, we have decided to give gifts for the following:
As ever, if you are looking for organizations for your own charitable giving, please consider joining us in giving to these organizations.

Statement on Giving/Pledging
Wondering how to continue giving or paying your pledge for the next few weeks? With church staff working remotely, using our on-line giving platform will insure your donation or payment reaches us. Here's how to give or pay your pledge on line.
On Line 
From your computer, go to the Saint Mark website and click on Give Now at the bottom of the homepage. Under Donations, look for the box with the purpose for which you're donating. If you're a giver who hasn't pledged and you're making your regular donation, enter the amount in the General Fund  box. If you're a pledger paying your annual pledge, enter the amount in the Pledge Payments Stewardship box
From you cell phone, if you don't yet have the Give Plus + phone app. go to the App. Store to download the free Give Plus + phone app. After downloading the app, open and click onmchurch, select Saint Mark, then click to the Donations page, and look for the box with the purpose for which you're donating. 
If you're a giver who hasn't pledged, enter the amount you're giving in the General Fund box.
If you're a pledger, enter the amount you're paying in the Pledge Payments - Stewardship box
Any Questions? Contact Dick Pavlin -
By Check   
If you're just not up for on-line giving and want to pay by check you can send it by mail to the church.

In our prayers prayers week:
~ Monica Barberis-Young's older daughter, Maria is seriously ill with Covid 19. Monica and her family would like prayers for the whole family.  Daniella, the younger daughter, has moved home to be support for Monica and Paul.
~ Prayers for Sarah Mason, at home under hospice care

Our Core Values: Commitment, Community, Compassion, Hospitality, Mission &  Spiritual Growth


Saint Mark Presbyterian Church

10701 Old Georgetown Road

North Bethesda, Maryland 20852


941-350-4375 (cell) Pastor Scott Wilson

301-530-8143 (office) Pastor Shelby Etheridge Harasty

301-530-8142 Office Administrator Christina Stefanelli

301-530-0600 Main Number