Faith in Action
November 6, 2019
Did You Know?
Our last "Meet Me at Muldoon's" for 2019
date has been changed to
Saturday, November 16, 2019

The new 2020 Chancel Flower chart
will be on the patio on Sunday after worship.
Sign up to honor or celebrate a special someone or occasion.

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

Announcements
ADN EVENT: This coming Sunday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m ., Dr. Michael Dennin, professor of Physics and Astronomy at UCI, will share insights from his book,  Divine Science:  Finding Reason at the Heart of Faith , a science outreach book on the intersection between science and faith.  To learn more about his fascinating range of interests and his illustrious career, click here . He can be seen in the YouTube series Fascinating Fights, click here .

DID YOU EAT TODAY? THANK A FARMWORKER. The OC Interfaith Committee to Aid Farmworkers fundraiser dinner is here at St. Mark on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 5:00pm benefiting the National Farmworker Ministry.  There will be a skit by 4 th graders from Glenn Martin School about Cesar Chavez, a short video “Mariela’s Story” and an all female Mariachi band  Colibri.  If you are interested in attending contact Suzanne Darweesh.
Sunday, November 17,
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Come and celebrate this wonderful St. Mark tradition ~ and get some great, non-commercial, feel-good shopping done for causes that matter to you.  We will be hosting 26 charities.  And, our Peasant Lunch and fancy homemade desserts will be offered.  The Market is 100% underwritten by the Peace & Justice Commission.  
*We are taking sign-ups for lentil soup (recipe provided) and cornbread makers and homemade dessert bakers.  We also need servers in the kitchen.  And, set-up and take-down helpers.  So, please, stop by the Information Table on Sunday and we’ll connect you with a job you’ll love.  Thank you!! 
PEACE AND GLOBAL WITNESS OFFERING UPDATE: The Peace and Justice Commission wishes to thank the congregation for its special generosity toward the special offering on October 5/6. Gifts totaled more than $5,000, resulting in our gift to the Orange County Justice Bond Fund of $1,288. Jennifer Lee Koh, Esq., President of OCJF, expressed her gratitude to St. Mark., and announced that the Fund has assisted in the release of two more southern California residents. Thanks, everyone!

 PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN IN THE PRESBYTERY OF LOS RANCHOS:    2019 Fall Gathering being held on Sat., Nov. 16, 9:30 - 12:00 noon  at First Grace Presbyterian Church in Long Beach. Titled  Asylum Defined . As with last year,  men as well as women are welcome and invited to join us!  Click here for more information and registration.

BREW THEOLOGY PRESENTS “BrewsGiving 2019” Thursday, Nov. 21st, from 7-9pm. Join your Brew Theology friends for a challenging discussion on race and privilege. This event will be a Thanksgiving potluck and "beerluck.” Please bring a dish and a favorite beer to share! To limit waste, please bring your own cutlery, glasses, and plates (preferably reusable). The event will be held at the Boss’ Community Clubhouse @ 200 Promontory Dr. W Newport Beach, CA 92660. Contact Shane McCullough for more information at  smmccullough@gmail.com  or 310-310-5211.

THANKSGIVING AT ST. MARK: Are you in town for Thanksgiving and looking for people to share a meal? Sign up now for the St. Mark Thanksgiving dinner. We gather at 3:30 and eat at 4:00. There will be turkey, gravy, and drinks provided and you can bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share. We're also looking for people to help with set up, clean up, and everything in between. To sign up, simply drop a note to  stmark@stmarkpresbyterian.org

HELP US HOST A CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING SURVIVORS: 
Saturday December 7 th , St. Mark will be host to 80-100 people. A joyous party for human trafficking survivors, their families, staff, and volunteers to celebrate the holidays from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm.    You can help: bring a dish for the luncheon, help set/serve the meal, serve a shift as a playground monitor, help at the kids’ craft table, serve as a greeter, decorate, or add your muscle to set-up and/or tear-down immediately before or after the event.  There is opportunity for the whole congregation to get involved in the festivities . Visit the sign-up table on the patio Sundays after worship through November. Saturdays@5 attendees can speak to Deborah Savage for information or contact Joann Schaum  jschaum@socal.rr.com or 714-593-8958 This is #TheWorldWhereItHappens. (But we won’t be allowed to take pictures.)

BREAST CANCER ANGELS FUNDRAISER:   The Deacons are looking for  two additional people to be our guest (free) at the St. Mark table on Saturday, December 7 th beginning at 10:00 a.m. The event is being held at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach. Contact Renae Stone f  or additional details or to claim a seat or two

FAMILY PROMISE IS IN NEED OF OUR HELP.   The specific requests are for breakfast, lunch and dinners or grocery store gift cards for the week of November 10th to 17th. There are also four overnight host spots open the 13th to 16th. The Families (currently four families) will be staying at First United Methodist Church of Orange at 161 S. Orange St. Orange. Please call Cyndee Albertson at 714-453-8743 if you are able to assist. Family Promise appreciates any help you can provide! 

Still to Come

THURSDAY
7:30 AM Women's Book Group

3:00 PM Meditation Group

7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal

FRIDAY
3:00 PM Celebration of Life for Dorothy Kiger

SATURDAY
9:00 AM Leadership Training for incoming Deacons & Elders

5:00 PM Saturdays @ 5 Worship
Upcoming Events

11/8 Celebration of the life of Dorothy Kiger

11/9 Leadership Training

11/10 ADN Science and Religion event (Divine Science)

11/10 Farm Workers fundraiser

11/16 Presbyterian Women Gathering

11/16 "Meet Me at Muldoon's"

11/17 Alternative Christmas Market

11/21 Brew Theology

11/28 Thanksgiving Meal at St. Mark

12/7 Christmas party for Survivors of Human Trafficking
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