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St. Mark's This Week
Worship Assistants for December 15
Master of Ceremony: Paul Shane
First Reading: Laura Hicks
Second Reading: Steve Boschen
Intercessor: Mike Maruca
Chalicer: Ike Wood
Acolytes: Serenity Flower, Marcie Taffs
Ushers: Frank von Richter (8AM),
Mary Townley, Dan Hartman, Ivy Burnes, Sandy Steele
Greeters: Jerry Ramiza & Brenda Sargent
Children's Worship: Malinda Collier
Nursery: Meredith Franklin, Dolores Ramiza
Altar Guild: Peggy Burke, Trudy McCarty (8AM),
Liz Smith, Gayle Johnston, Amy Strite, Carter Strite
Coffee Hour Sponsors: Dan Hartman, Kenn Shirley and Richard Yukk,
Dee Raubenstine
Altar Flowers: Advent Greenery
Readings for this Sunday:  
Isaiah 35:1-10
Psalm 146:4-9
James 5:7-10
Matthew 11:2-11

St. Mark's Offerings

Many thanks to all who have presented their 2020 Pledge Card.  
We have 89 pledges received on our way to our goal of 105!  
If you haven't already done so, please bring your card to church this Sunday or pledge on-line 

We also need fresh greens for decorating:  magnolia, pine, cedar, cryptomeria, holly, and nandina. 
Please bring to church by Thursday, December 19.  

Education Team meets Sunday at 9:15am.
Mid-day Service with Communion, Tuesday at 12:15pm
Vestry is Tuesday at 6:00pm
Curmudgeon's Lunch is Wednesday, Arianna's at noon


Food Pantry Ministry - we could use a few good hands!
Help out on 2nd and 4th Saturdays, set-up begins at 8:15am, we start serving at 9am and close at 10:30am.  
We could use help running the dishwasher, setting up tables and tableware, busing tables and cleaning up.  Sign up on-lineor speak with Karen Franklin. And as the weather gets colder donations of warm gloves, socks, and hats are welcome!

Please continue to shop for the Food Pantry!
We are always in need of our staples: 
soups, canned pastas, tuna, Vienna sausages, peanut butter, fruit cups, and water; especially items with pull tab lids.

12-Step Host for December 18 is Steve Clark.  Volunteers are needed to support this ministry of presence.  To help out, contact Ed Street at edstreetva@gmail.com or sign up on line.  
Please Remember in your Prayers this Week:
Parishioners: Joan Wood, Ike Wood, Kate Bishop-Pevsner, the Heady/Downey family, Garnett Puckett, Don Durrette, Nolee Novak, McKenna Brown, Margaret Franklin, Gray Morris, David Lenz, Phyllis Iverson, Juette Iverson, Diane Hoover, John Moses, David Christiana, Samantha Ridley, Bill Piercy, and Doris Enroughty.
Our extended family and friends: Ryan Phipps, the Phipps family, Scott, Nancy Carter Crump, Sean Ward, Gordon, George, Andy, Latrice Jeffrey, Tiffany Townsend, Jacob Cole, Michael Treadway, , Francis Anne Johnson, Blair, the Wood family, the Chamberlain family, Connie Gaulding, Julia Hutcherson, Hollis Daniels, Claudia, Beach, Lara, Griffen, Katie Morris, the Hill family, Justine, Angie, Eric, Donna Raubenstine, Janet Brown, and Issie Shaw.
Please contact the office with any changes to the prayer list.