Saint Mark Presbyterian 
Church
 Weekly eNews
Zoom Worship 10am - prelude 9:50am
Fifth Sunday of Easter
  • Bible reading:   1 Peter 2:2-9, 12-19  John 14:1-7
  • The Message:   The Only One Whose Opinion Matters
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 ( office@saintmarkpresby.org ) so she can add them to the list. 

Watch worship from May 3
Password to access: 0w!?4q0=

Bible Study Online - Monday, May 11th 
Check  your email on Monday for a link to join in the online Bible study at 7:00 pm

COVID-19 Task Force update May 7
The Task Force continues to meet virtually each week while monitoring any updates from public health and government sources.  
  • Governor Hogan has recently published a "Maryland Strong Roadmap to Recovery" plan (https://governor.maryland.gov/recovery/) which outlines specific, staged reopening guidance based on risk, in three stages, with a 2-3 week interval between each stage to evaluate the effects on daily case count, hospitalization, and deaths before opening the next stage.  
  • The Task Force will continue to consider the State and Federal guidelines, consult with the Pastors, and prayerfully discern our response to the reopening stages as it relates to Saint Mark operations. However, our main concern is the safety and health of our members and we will only make recommendations to Session about our own gradual reopening when we believe it is in the best interest of all our congregants.
  • In preparation for returning to our facilities, we will be ordering disposable face masks and hand sanitizer stations to be placed in the sanctuary and education building, as we anticipate physical distance, face masks and sanitization of surfaces will continue to be advised. 
  • As mentioned before, if you have any special needs, please reach out to your deacon (PDF attached) or one of the pastors (via email).  
Here is a list of mission opportunities with organizations that are responding to COVID 19
Click here for Mission opportunities during crisis.

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 onm church, select Saint Mark, then click to the Donations page, and look for the box with the  purpose for which you're donating. 
I f 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 - pav3332@gmail.com.
 
By Check   
If you're just not up for on-line giving and want to pay by check, we ask you not to mail your  check but to hold it until church staff have resumed working on site. We appreciate your  cooperation with this request and will inform you when staff resume working at church. Many  thanks for your continued financial support during this challenging time.

Pastor Shelby will be off this weekend and will return to her "virtual office" on Monday.         
We aren't going anywhere, just taking a few days for family time! 


In our prayers this week:
~ Battokok and Julienne Bityeki and their family. Battokok is in the ICU with COVID-19 and Julienne is recovering at      home. 
~ For all of our friends and  family working in the health care industry and those who 
   are essential personnel, working hard to keep us healthy, safe and fed at their own  risk.

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