Faith in Action
November 13, 2019
Did You Know?
Our last "Meet Me at Muldoon's" for 2019
is THIS Saturday, November 16, 2019

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

Announcements
THANKSGIVING AT ST. MARK: If you would like to be part of the St. Mark Thanksgiving Day meal, please send a note to  stmark@stmarkpresbyterian.org  by this Friday at noon . We will be organizing the event this weekend and will send out notices the first of next week.   

2020 STEWARDSHIP: A pledge commitment is one way we can actively participate in being “ in the world where it happens .” To those who have submitted pledge commitments for 2020 – thank you!  If you still plan to make a commitment for next your but have not yet returned your pledge card, there is still time to do so. The Finance Commission has started its work on next year’s budget. Your pledge will help them determine how best to use our resources to support the staffing, facilities, and mission of St. Mark. Commitment cards are available in the church office or you may contact Judith Hug at  judith@stmarkpresbyterian.org  or 949.644.1341.
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 still in need of lentil soup (recipe provided) makers and servers. Contact the Lois Beeman at 949-338-1127 or rlb@startmail.com
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.

END HOMELESSNESS WORKSHOPS: The Orange County Alliance for Just Change and United to End Homelessness are offering three workshops called Advocacy 101, to train housing champions. The first is November 20 in Mission Viejo; the second is December 4 in Fullerton, and the last is December 5 in Garden Grove. Each event begins promptly at 7:00pm, so a 6:30 registration arrival is strongly advised. To find out more and to register for the event, click here

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.

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

GET INVOLVED: We're looking for a few more members to join the usher team. It's an easy job with good benefits, and we'll work around your schedule. You will serve with wonderful people, great head ushers, and everyone subs for each other when necessary. See Julie Sager or email  fourjs97@aol.com . You'll wonder why you waited so long.

THE MEDITATION GROUP will be meeting for the last time in 2019 on Thursday, November 21 from 3:00 to 4:00. Please join us, any questions contact  salliejane.super@gmail.com

THANK YOU to everyone who attended the Farm Worker benefit dinner Sunday night, also the folks who donated silent auction items, people who bought auction items, the students from Glenn Martin School, the people who served dinner, everyone who contributed in some way. We had our best attendance ever and will be sending over $5000 to the National Farm Worker Ministry!

Still to Come

THURSDAY
7:30 AM Women's Book Group

9:30 AM Care Team

10:15 AM SMCP Chapel

7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal

SATURDAY
5:00 PM Saturdays @ 5 Worship

5:00 PM Youth Group

6:30 PM "Meet Me at Muldoon's"
Upcoming Events

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

12/1 Blue Christmas Workshop

12/7 Christmas party for Survivors of Human Trafficking

12/14 Synerjazz Christmas Party
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