Saint Mark Presbyterian 

 Weekly eNews
One Service 9:30AM
All Saints Sunday
Holy Communion
Food First Sunday
Time change - Fall back!
  • Bible readings: Second Timothy 4: 6-8, 16-18 & Luke 18: 9-14
  • Sermon: What is a faithful life?  
On Nov. 3 the youth group will be putting together hygiene kits for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.
These kits go to communities that have been victims of natural disasters. Currently PDA is collecting for hurricane relief in the Bahamas and communities that have experienced tornadoes and flooding in the Missouri River Basin and fires in California, among many other places. Sign up here to help us fill our kits! 

Please bring supplies to the church by Nov. 3. 

Consecration of Pledges Sunday, November 3rd   
On Consecration Sunday, Nov 3 we will consecrate our pledges of time, talent and money during worship, This year two pledge forms - one for time & talent and the other for money - will be mailed to members to complete, then bring to worship to consecrate.. Members who pledge money will receive both pledge forms. Members who give money without pledging will receive the time & talent pledge form. We urge all members to come Nov. 3 to consecrate their pledges of time  talent and money at the single service at 9:30 am 
A luncheon to celebrate our giving will follow worship. The Connection and Stewardship ministries will provide food and beverages. We invite all members to join us for lunch.

Property Ministry Update:
Windows cleaning: You may have noticed cleaner windows!   We contracted with a window cleaning service to clean all windows in the sanctuary and Education building, in and out, as well as gutter cleaning; work was completed t his past week.

Soffits and eaves:  We have contracted with a general contractor to renew the coating on the soffits and eaves surrounding the Education building and the underside of our canopy between our buildings, with 2 coats of high quality solid stain, work will commence shortly this Fall. 

Oak stump in front of the church:The live stump remaining after cutting back the dying large oak tree in the front of the church was left in place for consideration of forming a sculpture from the stump; rather than going forward with an expensive sculpture, a committee will be formed to consider the desirability and feasibility of using a portion of the remaining stump as a base for a bird bath. 

Kitchen renovation: The kitchen renovation team has met several times with our kitchen design consultant to decide on final kitchen design, and has interviewed architects and general contractors for award of the contracts and submission of plans to the county for permitting later this year; work is projected to commence early in 2020 with about a one month project time.     

Between War & Here
Please join us for an evening of Extraordinary music.   
Powerful memoir. Unforgettable stories.
Ensemble Galilei with NPR war Correspondents 
Neal Conan & Anne  Garrels
Monday, November 11, 2019 7:30 pm
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church (Sanctuary)
Tickets $20 general admission 
$15 student & seniors, 
$10 active duty or retired military.
tickets and info:
Proceeds go to support the Special Operations 
Warrior Foundation

Youth Group Schedule -  October/November
Nov. 3- Sharing God's love with others: Service project after worship
Nov. 10- Family Sabbath, no youth group
*Nov. 17- Games + Discussion night (MS: 5-6, dinner 6-6:30, HS: 6:30-7:30) Topic: What does it look like to trust God?
Nov. 24- Advent festival after worship (make college care packages)

In our prayers this week:
~   Congratulations to Jessi Austin and John Ashley who were married on  
    November 1st!
~  David Lyman battling terminal brain cancer.
~  Phil Cota as he goes through cancer therapy. 
~  Ken Muir recovering from  complications  from surgery

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