Saint Mark Presbyterian 
 Weekly eNews
Zoom Worship 10am - prelude 9:50am
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Communion
  • Bible reading: 137: 1-6 Romans 12: 1-2   
  • Sermon: "Growing in Worship"   
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. 

Bible Study returns on Monday Sept. 14th at 7PM
Bible Study will cover the scripture lessons from Sunday Worship:
Psalm 137 and Romans 12:1-2
We will send the zoom link on Monday.

Shelter Meals - Sept 27-Oct 4
It's time again to help provide food for the 35 women living at the Interfaith Works shelter in Rockville for a week!  We have committed to provide 7 breakfasts and 4 dinners during the week and are looking for your help to make it happen! Sign up to provide food items here. 
If you'd like to provide items but are not able to drop them off at the church on the designated day, please email to coordinate another way to help.

Nominating Ministry
The Nominating Ministry is in the process of selecting the PNC (Pastor Nominating Committee). It is our recommendation to select a 9 member PNC to ensure the team is inclusive and reflective of the diversity of our membership. We would like to receive suggestions of nominees for the PNC from the congregation for a period of 3 weeks. Ray Mountain has volunteered to receive the suggestions through Sept. 20, and you can email Ray at
Book Lovers
Join Book Lovers next Wednesday, September 16 at 1:00 PM on Zoom to discuss The Island of Sea Women, by Lisa See This is the  "One Maryland One Book" for 2020.  
The Island of Sea Women takes place on the Korean island of Jeju, home to the haenyeo (female divers) who live in a matrifocal society, where the women are head of the household and the men take care of the home and children. The novel focuses on the long-enduring friendship between Mi-ja and Young-sook; it follows them through marriage and becoming mothers along the backdrop of the Japanese occupation, World War II, and the Korean War and its aftermath leading up to 2008, where an older Young-sook reflects on the past. Strong outside forces will push the bounds of Mi-ja and Young-sook's decades-long friendship.   
Contact Phyllis Norrie ( for information and Zoom link.

Coming Soon:
Please look for a Legacy Campaign pledge statement in the regular mail, if you still owe a balance on your pledge. While you have until May 2021 to complete the pledge, I'm sending an update now in case you'd like to complete it before the end of the year. If you pledged, but are all paid up, you will not receive a statement to save postage and other resources. If your circumstances have changed and you need to change your pledge, please email Alison Bennett

A Message on Pledge Envelopes
It has come to our attention that due to increases in on-line and other means of giving by Saint Mark members, the use of pledge envelopes has declined.   To eliminate the purchase of unused envelopes and reduce expenses, we are asking you to let us know if you wish to continue receiving them. Please let Marilyn Andersen know prior to September 30, via email at, if you wish to receive envelopes and if so whether you want weekly or monthly sets.  Remember that If you fulfill your pledge with cash donations, you will need to use envelopes if you want to receive the annual tax statement.

Mission Giving for September
If you feel called to give funds to any of our mission partners, please consider joining the Mission Ministry gifts this month: 
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.

An update from the Harasty Family
Clara Grace is now one month old! We are so grateful for the prayers, cards, gifts and meals. Those have been a huge help as we adjust to being a family of four. Clara is growing big and strong and Amelia is (mostly) embracing her role as a big sister. Please continue to keep us in your prayers. 
With love and gratitude,
The Harasty family

In our prayers this week:
~  Prayers are asked for Sarah Mason, who has had a recent diagnosis of a brain  tumor and is having radiation. Notes and cards to her would be appreciated.

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

301-530-8142 Office Administrator Christina Stefanelli

301-530-0600 Main Number