Faith in Action
February 12, 2020
Did You Know?

Our next "Meet Me at Muldoon's" of 2020
is Saturday, February 29th

St Mark's blood Drive will be
Sunday March, 22, 2020
Sign ups begin March 8, 2020

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

Announcements
GREAT DECISIONS 2020: Dr. Sandra Morgan of Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice will lead the topic of MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING this Monday, Feb, 17th, at 7 pm in Fellowship Hall.  Billions of dollars have been allocated to world-wide efforts to fight this scourge.  Has it made a difference?  Join the discussion this Monday night!

MEDITATION GROUP:  
The Meditation group will meet again this month on Thursday 2/20 at 3:00 pm in the Choir Room. All are welcome to join.

BREW THEOLOGY : Save the date for our next Brew Theology meeting on Thursday, February 20 at 7:00 pm at the McCullough’s home. Contact Jenn for more information and directions at  jenn@stmarkpresbyterian.org .

SAVE THE DATE!  Our St. Mark social, “British Invasion,” will be Saturday, March 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Enjoy fish and chips, shepherd’s pie (beef and vegetarian option), appetizers and dessert while getting to know other friends and members of St. Mark. We’ll also have special entertainment with a British theme. Registration will be on the patio after worship on February 23 and March 1.  Cost is $20 per person, payable upon registration. Let us know if you need childcare or transportation at the time you register.

ST. MARK BLOOD DRIVE will be Sunday, March 22, 2020. Being a donor is a gift only you can give. Sign-ups will begin on Sunday, March 8 after worship. "Be a saint and give the gift of life!"
 
ECUMENICAL ADVOCACY DAYS .  The Peace and Justice Commission is offering scholarships for individuals who are interested in attending EAD. This year the focus of the gathering is the growing climate crisis and potentially devastating impacts. The conference will be held from April 24-27 in Washington D.C. If you are interested, please contact Susan Emery at  susanjonesemery@gmail.com  or 714-791-5023.

CONCERNED ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE and its impact in our local communities?” Over the last 50 years the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) has passed several resolutions that have "called on the church to be involved in education and advocacy at the federal, state, and community level to prevent gun violence".  If this is something that is of interest to you please contact Sallie Jane at  salliejane.super@gmail.com .

FOCD  - Formerly Friends of Orange County Detainees
A Visitation Program for those In Immigration Detention
St. Mark is an affiliate organization with FOCD and members of St. Mark visit detainees at Adelanto, a private ICE Processing Center.  If you have thought of becoming a volunteer visitor or would like to know more about the program, please join us at:  New Volunteer Orientation;  Monday, February 24, 2020, 7 PM, Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Parkway (between Culver and Jeffrey), Irvine. Please RSVP to  friendsofocdetainees@gmail.com

NEW DATE for Whale Watching Saturday, March 28, 2020. See the bulletin board for more information

ASH WEDNESDAY INVITATION FOR YOU from LAC+USC Hospital Chaplain, Rev. Elizabeth Gibbs Zehnder. As you might imagine, Ash Wednesday is a very busy day at LAC+USC Medical Center. Because of their illness or a 12-hour shift, many Christians are bound to the hospital grounds and unable to receive this blessing. If you are interested in helping us out, Ash Wednesday is February 26, 2020. The ashes are offered all day long to patients, their families and hospital staff, but the peak demand is in the morning. Both clergy and laity are welcome to lend a hand. If you are interested to joining us from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, or if you have questions, please email Elizabeth at  Elizabeth.GibbsZehnder@gmail.com  or text 323-497-5787.

SAVE THE DATE: Hoag Health Ministries – Faith Community Nursing leads the annual Spirituality Conference. Thursday March 5 from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. Click link for more information and early bird registration.

Still to Come

THURSDAY
7:30 AM Women's Book Group

9:30 AM Care Team Meeting

7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal

SATURDAY
5:00 PM Saturdays @ 5 Worship
Upcoming Events

2/17 Presidents' Day - Office Closed

2/17 Great Decisions

2/20 Meditation Group

2/20 Brew Theology

2/22-23 New Members Installation

2/26 Ash Wednesday

3/7 St. Mark Social

3/28 Whale Watching
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  
Phone: 949.644.1341
Fax: 949.644.6558
 Email: stmark@stmarkpresbyterian.org
See our website for more info:
www.stmarkpresbyterian.org