Saint Mark Presbyterian 

 Weekly eNews
One Service 9:30AM 
Holy Communion
Food First Sunday
  • Bible readings: Isaiah 60:1-6 Matthew 2:1-12
  • Sermon: What guides us?
Please bring your nonperishable food items for donation to Manna food center this Sunday.

Jan. 5- One service at 9:30 with Holy Communion. Ordination and installation of officers

Pledge envelope boxes are now available in the narthex for those who are regular envelope users. Please pick them up at your earliest  convenience.
Thank you to all who contributed poinsettias for our lovely Christmas decorations.
After Christmas, fifteen flowers were available for deacons to take to Saint Mark members who cannot easily get to worship, and $473 was donated to the Memorial Fund. You generosity is greatly appreciated.
Interim Pastor Search Update
If you have any questions, please contact Greg Carr at  or Lyn Hill at

Legacy Donations
It is possible to use Pushpay to make your Legacy payments. 
Login to Pushpay with your email address.
Choose "non-pledge general donation"
in the memo write: "Apply to Legacy 3 Campaign"
And proceed as usual.

Please return your financial pledge or giving commitment. 
The Session depends upon your pledges to construct the 2020 budget. Please return your pledge or your giving commitment this Sunday or bring to church office. 

Interfaith Works Shower Donations
Saint mark is keeping a box in the hall closet where you can drop off regular or sample size soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion for interfaith works showers.

Join us for the Meal Packaging Experience on JANUARY 20th! In partnership with Bethesda UMC & Chevy Chase UMC we will pack 43,000 meals to help  in the movement to end hunger by the year 2030.  To achieve this goal , we need helpful hands as well as raising our share of the funds.  To sign up, donate and for more info, visit .  Contact Jocelyn Callister ( or Jeff Barton ( ) with any further questions.

Per Capita
As you know, 'per capita' is Latin for 'per person'.  Did you know our church pays a per capita or per member, contribution to the presbytery each year to share the expenses of the presbytery, synod, and General Assembly for ecclesiastical purposes?  This year our apportioned share was over $12,000 or $41.73  per member.  You can help by contributing $41.73 per member.  There is an envelope included in your packet for this purpose. Checks can be made to Saint Mark with 'per capita' noted on the memo line. Online contributions should be noted 'per capita' as well. Remember that is $41.73 per member, not per family, but does not include children who are not members. Thanks to all who have already contributed. Questions can be directed to Tom Prelovsky. The finance ministry thanks you!

In our prayers this week:
~ The family of Jean Loper mourning her death.
A memorial service will be held at Saint Mark on Saturday, January 11th at 11AM
A reception in the Macdonell Fellowship Hall to follow.

~ The Family of Page (Deanie) Boteler mourning her death.  A Celebration of Life will be held on January 25, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Guild Memorial Chapel at Asbury Methodist Village, 211 Russell Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (for directions please visit ). A private inurnment will take place at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: 
Saint Mark's Memorial Garden fund ( or 
Bryn Mawr College (https:// ).

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


Saint Mark Presbyterian Church

10701 Old Georgetown Road

North Bethesda, Maryland 20852


301-530-8141 Pastor Roy Howard

301-530-8143 Associate Pastor Shelby Etheridge

301-530-8142 Office Administrator Christina Stefanelli

301-530-0600 Main Number