St. Mark's Episcopal Church
November 10, 2019
Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
Stewardship Commitment Sunday
O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of darkness and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.
WORSHIP
Congratulations to the many parishioners proudly claiming the Episcopal Tradition as their faith journey. May God bless them! ~. Christian+
Weekdays
Open for Prayer 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays Noon Eucharist with Healing Prayer

Sunday Worship Services
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
10:30 a.m. Choral Holy Eucharist 
News & Opportunities
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Safeguarding God's Children Training Saturday, Nov. 23 rd 9 am -12 pm. This training is required by the diocese and national church for any employee or volunteer within the Episcopal Church that works or interacts with children. The church recommends that volunteers and staff retake this training every three years.**REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH** Questions? Email Laura Kozminski, Director of Children's Ministry at St. Mark's: laurak@stmarksgr.org 
St. Mark’s Annual Cookie Walk: St. Mark’s annual Cookie Walk will be held December 8 after the 10:30 Eucharist. Bakers are invited to bring their cookies to the kitchen before the service. Following the Service you may purchase these freshly baked cookies by the bag. Funds collected will go towards Children’s Formation programming. 
Fall Wednesdays at St. Mark's
This Wednesday, November 13, Join us for an exploration of the programs and services offered at the Dominican Center at Marywood. Margarita Solis-Deal, Executive Director, will be with us for an overview of the Center ministry and activities. We will experience a flavor of the Center's spirituality, its learning programs, the conference center itself and the sacred spaces at Marywood. 
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, Nov. 25:  Please, join in a unique thanksgiving celebration offered through the Kaufman Interfaith Institute. The Service will be held at St. Andrew’s Catholic Cathedral at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome! ~   Christian+

The Season of Advent
please link above in the news and opportunities for more information on the following events
  • Advent Crafts
  • Cookie Walk
  • Sacred Sounds Lessons and Carols
  • Giving Tree
  • Christmas Fair
  • Candlelight Labyrinth Walk
  • Christmas Caroling
  • Greening and Decorating the Church
Save the Date

Wednesday Formation – Sept 25 – Nov 13, 6 p.m.
Lector and Intercessor Training - Nov 10
Breakfast Advisory Committee Mtg - Nov 14
Heirloom Wheat & Eucharist Children's Formation Event - Nov 19
Safeguarding God's Children Workshop - Nov 24
Advent Craft Workshop - Nov 24
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service – Nov 25, 7 p.m.
Happy Thanksgiving - Office closed Nov 28 and 29

Grand Rapids Episcopal Youth

Click on the link below to learn more about:
Sunday Morning Youth Formation at St. Mark’s, Oasis, Camp Opportunities, Breakfast Cafe, Spin it to Win it, a Progressive Mission trip and Much More.

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the LORD's people.
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St. Mark's Episcopal Church
134 N. Division Avenue
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-456-1684
https://.www.stmarksgr.org
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