Saint Mark Presbyterian 
Church

 Weekly eNews
Two services at 9:30AM & 11AM 
The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Holy Communion
  • Bible readings: 1 Corinthians 2: 1-12 Matthew 5: 13-20
Name Tags for Sunday
If you have a Saint Mark name tag, please wear it on Feb 16th, when our new interim pastor will join us for the first time.  We want to make him feel welcome & comfortable by making sure we all wear name tags.  If you don't have one, there will be disposable, sticker name tags available on Sunday. And, if you are a member & don't have one, one will be created for you.  Contact Jen Ferguson with questions.

2019 Year End Deficit Shrinks Further
The ($7,800) 2019 year end deficit has  shrunk further due to $6,200 in 2019 pledge  payments which we've now received.

This good news means the actual year  end deficit for 2019 is now ($1,600) rather  than the ($46,262) deficit Session had budgeted  for 2019.

A round of applause for our members who  paid their pledges in full !  God provides thru  our members commitment and generosity in  gratitude for all God has done for us.

Lectionary Bible Study continues
Join a small group Bible study led by members on Sundays at 9:30. This group gathers to pray and read scripture and studies the passages the pastor will be preaching on. There is good conversation and fellowship, all are invited! Room 105/106 in the Education Building. 

Wall O Generosity youth mission fundraiser
Come and visit our Wall O Generosity! 
The money from this fundraiser will benefit the youth mission fund that helps offset the cost of our summer trips to West Virginia, Baltimore and the Montreat Youth Conference. 
The wall is located in the atrium of the Education Building and is covered with envelopes numbered 1-150. Choose an amount that you would like to give, take the envelope down from the wall and follow the instructions inside. The wall will be up for four Sundays in a row, and our hope is that by the end of the month all the envelopes will be gone! You can also mail in a contribution. 

Tell us what you think about Mission Ministry
The Mission Ministry team is in a season of evaluating what it means to be Mission at Saint Mark and we want to hear from YOU!  Please take a few minutes to fill out the following  SURVEY 
( https://forms.gle/yW8bgkp5SRaTpvWg6) - only 9 questions long.  Paper copies of the survey will be available at the Annual Meeting as well.

Lenten Devotional Entries Due Feb 18
Thank you to those of you who signed up to contribute entries to the 2020 Lenten Devotional. You should have received your scripture assignment and instructions by email this week. If you did not receive this email but signed up to participate, please contact Jenn Carr. 

Do you want to hang out with the youth group?
The youth group is looking for volunteers to make and serve meals for our Sunday evening suppers. If you are interested in providing a meal for our amazing youth  group, please contact Barb Welsh at welsh.bl@gmail.com. Thank you!

Pledge envelope boxes are now available in the narthex for those who are regular envelope users. Please pick them up at your earliest convenience.

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.
Box marked "TOILET ARTICLE DONATIONS HERE"

Womens Retreat: Practice Sabbath, Feb. 21-23
From Genesis to Revelation, our scriptures mention Sabbath over 170 times. Join the women  of Saint Mark as we explore the ways Sabbath influences our faith, impacts our personal well-being, and makes space for us to be who God created us to be. We will have prayer, study and most of all, time for fellowship and rest. To register and for questions, email Pastor Shelby:

Per Capita 2020
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 is over $12,000 or $42.64  per member.  You can help by contributing $42.64 per member.  There is an envelope included in your packet and in the atrium 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 $42.64per 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! Click here for the Q's & A's about Per Capita.

In our prayers this week:
Please remember Fred Rich, a member of the Friends' Class in your prayers.   
  He is scheduled to have Outpatient Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital on 
  February 10.

~ Matthew and Taddy Lutz, son and daughter-in-law of Mike Lutz. They liv e in   
  Wuhan China. They're OK, but quarantined.  They haven't left their apartment   in over a week and probably won't until the end of February. Please keep          them in your prayers. 

~ Phyllis Norrie, as she recovers from heart surgery.

~ Friend and Jubilee client of Sarah Glenner, Brett Badin, (July16 1987- January   16,2020) struck and killed by a car on Rockville pike.

Other News

IMT concerts at Saint Mark 

 Monday, February 10, 2020, 7:30pm 

 Saturday, February 15, 2020, 7:30pm 

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

 

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church

10701 Old Georgetown Road

North Bethesda, Maryland 20852

www.saintmarkpresby.org

  

301-530-8141 Pastor Scott Wilson

301-530-8143 Associate Pastor Shelby Etheridge Harasty

301-530-8142 Office Administrator Christina Stefanelli

301-530-0600 Main Number