Faith in Action
September 4, 2019
Did You Know?
This Sunday is our All Church Picnic!
Be sure to wear you picnic attire to church
and stay for the celebration.

Our next "Meet Me at Muldoon's" is Saturday,
September 14, 2019

We are looking for Sunday School teachers.
If you are interested in working with the church of tomorrow contact Jane Reimund at 949.644.1341 x 1921

Sunday's scripture readings are available for you to listen to on our website home page:  www.stmarkpresbyterian.org

Announcements
A Celebration of the Life of Bob Green
Saturday, September 14 at 1:00 pm

ALL CHURCH PICNIC IS THIS SUNDAY!    A BBQ and all the sides will be provided—for meat lovers and non meat lovers a-like. Wear your casual picnic attire and be sure to  bring/wear sunscreen—it’s going to be hot!  Balloons, bounce houses, face painting and more!  Old-fashioned fun for folks of all ages

CALLING ALL 18-25 YEAR OLDS! St. Mark is collaborating with friendly churches in the LRP to begin a college-age fellowship group. The first meeting will be Sept. 5 from 7-8:00 pm at the Gypsy Den located at 125 N Broadway, Santa Ana 92701. Join us for good food, coffee and conversation. For information, email  Jenn@stmarkpresbyterian.org .

NEW MEMBERS WORKSHOP:  
If you are interested in exploring membership at St. Mark, our next New Member Inquirers Workshop will be a two-part series held on two consecutive Sundays, Sept 15 and Sept 22, from 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM, with lunch provided and child care by request by 9/8 . If you are interested or have questions, contact Sue-Ann Wichman at 949.644.1341 or  sueann@stmarkpresbyterian.org .

JOIN US IN AFRICA NEXT SUMMER!   On Sep 15, at 11:00 am, in Room 5, Bill Corrette, trip leader for the 2020 Mission Trip to Providence Children’s Home in Kenya, will be here to tell us about the planned trip and answer any questions. Some of us are already planning to go, and lots of folks have expressed interest in how they can become involved. Bill will be here to help clear all that up. Please join us on the 15 – and on the trip as well!

MEDITATION GROUP will be meeting on Thursday September 19 from 3:00 to 4:00. Please join us, all are welcome. Any questions contact  Salliejane.super@gmail.com.

ST. MARK SOCIAL —Bollywood Night, Saturday, September 21. Join us for the next India-themed social, Bollywood Night from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Enjoy fellowship, Indian cuisine and entertainment from Suvi, a popular pop star in India, all for $20 pp, payable upon sign-up. Wear India attire, or come as you are. Adults and teens only, please. Free childcare is available with registration before Monday, 9/16. Sign-ups after worship on the patio, or contact Sue-Ann in the church office. Please sign up early so that we can get an accurate headcount for catering.

FALL PREVENTION AWARENESS DAY   raises awareness on how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults. To recognize the day, the Health Ministries team, lead by Katie Boss, DPT and fellow physical therapists, will be hosting a fall prevention awareness clinic on Sun., Sept. 22. Attendees will be screened for their fall risk, learn home safety tips, identify fall prevention strategies and discover evidence-based prevention programs offered in OC. Caregivers of loved ones who are at risk are encouraged to join as well. 

INTERNATIONAL PEACEMAKER
Muna Nassara, a Palestinian from Bethlehem, will visit St. Mark
September 25 – 29 Muna will present her stories in the Saturday and Sunday services as well as meet with Los Rancho Presbytery and community groups.
Palestinian Christians trace their history to the birth of the church 2,000 years ago, the oldest Christian population on earth.   Click this link to learn the history of the cradle of Christianity.
“Israel & Palestine: A very short introduction”  (6.5 minutes)  is an animated video which gives a quick look at the history of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Click the video picture to watch it. Arrangements for hosting are being made. There is need for volunteers to help with transportation, hospitality and  meals.  If you are interested, please contact Susan Eaton: seaton727@earthlink.net

PARENT FORUM: Join Patrick’s Purpose Foundation and Hoag’s ASPIRE program for a parent forum on teen mental health Wednesday, September 25 6:30 - 8:00 pm.  Specific topics will include gaming, technology, and social media. Please note this program is intended for parents only.

OTHER UPCOMING DATES 
- Wednesday Morning Text study will resume on Wednesday, September 11 , from 9:30 - 11:00. Text is Luke 15:1-10.

- St. Mark outing to Newport Beach free concert on the green—  Flashback Heart Attack Sunday, September 15, 2019

- Volleyball at Jay's place (7481 Edinger Ave) ,  Sunday, September 21, 2019 at 9:30 am

- Transgender 101 . Speaker presentation, plus panel discussion. Sunday, September 29 at 11:00 in the Fellowship Hall

- Dinner with Church Friends on Tuesday, Oct. 1st at 6:00pm at "Wings and Things" (18302 Beach Blvd Huntington Beach, CA 92648 All are welcome!

THANK YOUS!   
A huge thank you goes to the cheerful givers who donated backpacks, school supplies, clothing, checks and cash during the recent Back to School collection. Your smiles and excitement were matched by the children served by Families Forward as they received these donations that contribute so much to their success as they start the new school year. Thank you for your generosity!

Project Hope Alliance was delighted to receive the $1,500 worth of gift cards that the deacons and congregation donated to help students buy much-needed clothing for school! Your generosity is greatly appreciated. 

Still to Come

THURSDAY
7:30 AM Women's Book Group

7:00 PM 18-25 Group @ Gypsy Den

SATURDAY
5:00 PM Saturdays @ 5 Worship Service

5:00 PM Youth Group

SUNDAY
9:30 AM Worship

11:00 AM ADN Meeting

Upcoming Events

9/5 18-25 Group @ Gypsy Den

9/6 Office Closed for offsite staff training

9/8 All Church Picnic

9/11 Text Study resumes

9/13-15 Tween Retreat Big Bear

9/14 Celebration of life for Bob Green

9/14 "Meet Me at Muldoon's"

9/15 2020 Mission Trip Speaker

9/15 Concert on the Green

9/21 Volleyball at Jay's

9/21 St. Mark Social- Bollywood

9/22 Fall Prevention Clinic

9/25 Parent Forum

9/26-29 International
Peacemaker visit

9/29 Transgender 101 Speaker & Panel

10/1 Dinner with Church Friends
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  
Phone: 949.644.1341
Fax: 949.644.6558
 Email: stmark@stmarkpresbyterian.org
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