Weekly E-bulletin

Thanksgiving Service
Pre-recorded by clergy
of the Central Virginia Region
The Office is closed today and Friday for Thanksgiving!
Service Assistants this Sunday,
November 28
Master of Ceremony: Douglas D'Urso
First Reading: Mike Maruca
Second Reading: Karen Hardison
Intercessor: Carter Strite
Ushers: Phoebe Davis, Mary Clark, Sandy Steele, Ivy Burnes
Children's Worship: Malinda Collier & Bill Crowder
Nursery: Meredith Franklin
Altar Guild: Mary Clark and Peter Walker
Coffee Hour Sponsors: TBD
Altar Flowers: Floral Guild
Alter Guild Zoom Host -TBD
Readings for this Sunday:  
Readers and the Intercessor must be in-person
Jeremiah 33:14-16
Psalm 25: 1-9
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
Luke 21:25-36
Covid transmission remains high in our area so we need your help to keep everyone attending safe.
  • We ask that you sign-up to attend in-person worship
  • Masks are required
  • We will have music but no congregational singing
  • Social distancing and minimal physical contact (that means the Peace folks - not everyone is comfortable being hugged) 
  • Outdoor fellowship (coffee & treats on the porch - not in the parish hall)
  • Childrens' Worship in-person and on Zoom begins at 10:45am (ages 4-11)
  • The Nursery opens at 10:15am limit of 3 children under age 4
 If you are zooming in to the service, you will need to either download and print out the bulletin or open it in a separate computer window. 
Pledge Campaign Update!
St. Mark's has received 77 pledges of financial support for 2022. Our goal is 103. If you have not yet pledged, please join your fellow parishioners who have committed to sustaining the mission and ministry of our church.
Pledge on-line! It's so easy!
Christmas Flower Dedication Donations
Use this on-line form, or pick up a paper form in the church to sponsor Christmas flowers.
Outreach Ministries
Christmas for the Elders!
It's a St. Mark's Tradition!
Be Santa for a low-income elder or two in City District 8
How to be a Santa?
Check the lists on-line and sign upto provide holiday cheer for our neighbors.
Wrapped boxes should be returned to the church by December 15. Please use the label to list their name and number.
Too busy to shop? Donations welcome for our elves to shop with.
Questions? Reply to this email, or chat with Ed Street, Elam Jarrels or Harold Wright
Food Pantry service continues outside 
on 2nd and 4th Saturdays!
We distribute bags, lunches, and fresh fruit at the south entry to those who come.  
Make and help serve coffee, hot cocoa for our guests!
Contact Karen Franklin if you have a donation, can help pack bags, assist with distribution, forpop247@gmail.com
An Opportunity to Help our neighbors in Need
In addition to the annual Christmas Gift program coming soon…. 
We are collecting funds for gift cards for the Carr family whose South Richmond home was burglarized and heavily damaged by fire in September. Owners of a Richmond small business for more than 50 years, the Carr’s help distribute our Christmas gifts to elderly residents each year. Your funds will provide Lowe’s and other gift cards for cleaning and building materials, so they can repair and move back home. 
Here’s a link to a news story about the Carr family:
Please give as your are able - purchase gift cards and bring them to church or give on-line specifying the Carr family in the tribute line.
We are in conversation with our 12-Step meeting representatives and working toward their return "home" to St. Mark's. As with our own in-person gatherings we will err on the side of caution and proceed carefully in making decisions regarding in-person programs based on both health metrics and roof work. 
Check the AA website for on-line meeting links.
Please Remember in your Prayers this Week:
Parishioners: Tamara Orr, Sam Shute, the Kutteroff family, David Lenz, Kevin Truman, Lisette Johnson, Sam Francis and family, the Heady/Downey family, Margaret Franklin, Gray Morris, Phyllis Iverson, Juette Iverson, Diane Hoover, David Christiana, Samantha Ridley, Bill Piercy, and Doris Enroughty.
Our extended family and friends: the Meacham family, Tammy and the Murphy Family, Nigel Weston, Mary Rieck, Sally M., Justin K., Nancy Rowe, Eric, Laurie, Matt Flynn, Nelson Crowe, Mark G. Reitz, Norma Champion, Adam Whitlow, Cheryl Stevens, Presley Carter Dudley, Justine, Betty Bussells, Anna Black, Norm Nielsen, Freida, Betty and the Davis Family, Susan, Abby Bishop, Hollis Daniels, Michael Rider, Brian Hanshaw, Carl, Nick, Andrew, Matthew Owen, Sean Ward, Andy, Claudia, Beach, Griffen, Katie Morris, and Donna Raubenstine.
Please contact the office with any changes to the prayer list.