Faith in Action
March 13, 2019
Did You Know?
This Sunday is the 36th Annual Spirit Run for Schools.
Click here for the course map around Fashion Island
and see how it may effect your drive to church

Free Lenten books and materials available in the Narthex

Our next "Meet Me at Muldoon's" is Saturday,
April 6, 2019

Our Spring Blood Drive is April 7, 2019
"Help fight cancer! Give blood!"
Contact Gary Johnston at 714-267-7152

Click here for our 2019 Lenten Brochure

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

CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICES: Join us as we celebrate the lives of Jim Maurer on Saturday, March 16th at 1:00pm and Debra Daly on Sunday, March 31 at 2:00pm . (light receptions to follow services)

Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, will lead us in our discussion as part of our EarthCare Presentation on  The order of creation and the chaos of rising sea levels . Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris represents the 74th Assembly District. Childcare is provided for this series .

OPPORTUNITY TO VOLUNTEER: Our first Costa Mesa Soup Kitchen Service Saturday this year will be on March 23rd, from 7:30am to 12:00noon. We are asking for up to 10 volunteers to work the morning shift. If you are interested in helping out, please stop by the Deacons' table after worship; we’ll have a sign-up sheet and can answer any questions you may have. Or contact/text Neem van der Reest at 949-294-5338 or send an email to

CALLING ALL TWEENS!   Join St. Mark’s Tween group on Sunday, March 17 from 4:00-5:30pm in the Fellowship Hall for a St. Patty’s Day Smoothie Making event! Wear your green and get ready to mix it up! If you are between the ages of 9 (as of September 1st 2018) and 12, come join us for games, smoothies, great discussion and fun.

LET'S ALL HOP DOWN THE BUNNY TRAIL TOGETHER:   The Deacons will be assembling and delivering 150 Easter baskets to give to the children within the organizations they support. The cost per basket is $10.00. but you may donate any amount you like. Stop by the table on the Patio this Sunday for information or to donate. Cash or checks made payable to St. Mark. Contact Deacon Marilyn Salsbury with questions at

NEW MEMBERS WORKSHOP:   If you are interested in exploring membership at St. Mark, our next New Member Inquirers Workshop will be  Saturday, March 23rd , from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM, with lunch provided and child care by request, (by 3/13). If you are interested or have questions, contact Sue-Ann Wichman at 949.644.1341 or

March 30,   2019 The St. Mark Ladies Spring Tea will be held on Saturday, March 30th, from 2-4pm. Look for our sign-up table on the patio after worship.
Sunday, April 7, 2019
St. Mark Blood Drive. Sign-up on the patio after worship Sunday.
Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 6-8pm. 
Shall We Dance? The St. Mark "King & Thai" Social.
Sunday, April 28 - Sunday, May 12  St. Mark is hosting Family Promise in Fellowship Hall from April 28 through May 12 and from Sunday June 16 through June 29. And we need lots of volunteers to help. Keep an eye out for sign-up opportunities soon.

GREAT DECISIONS FINAL WEEK: Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics.  On Monday, March 18, from 7:00-8:30 pm. in the Fellowship Hall. Cyber conflict is a new and continually developing threat, which can include foreign interference in elections, industrial sabotage and attacks on infrastructure. Russia has been accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential elections in the United States and China is highly committed to using cyberspace as a tool of national policy. Dealing with cyber conflict will require new ways of looking at 21st century warfare. Is the United States prepared to respond to such threats?  Discussion Leader:  Bryan Cunningham, Esq.

ONLINE DIRECTORY:  Did you know that St. Mark has an online directory? It is easy to use and secure. Only members or approved visitors have access and you can only use it if you  “opt in” .  To learn more about the directory or how to access it go to our website and click on the Announcement tab.  There is even a short video to watch that will walk you through the process. If you don’t get direct access to the directory once you have signed up contact Sue-Ann Wichman at  or 949.644.1341. She will be happy to assist you. 

Still to Come

7:30 AM Women's Book Group

9:30 AM Care Team Meeting

7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal

1:00 PM Jim Maurer Celebration of Life

5:00 PM Saturdays @ 5 Worship Service

9:30 AM Worship

11:00 AM EarthCare Presentation

11:00 AM Handbells

4:00 PM Tween Event

5:30 PM Youth Group

Upcoming Events

3/16 Jim Maurer
Celebration of Life 1:00 PM followed by reception

3/17 EarthCare Presentation

3/21 Meditation Group

3/23 New Members Class

3/30 St. Mark Spring Tea

3/31 Debra Daly Celebration of Life 2:00 PM followed by reception

4/6 "Meet Me at Muldoon's"

4/7 RedCross Blood Drive

Office Hours
 Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Phone: 949.644.1341
Fax: 949.644.6558
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