July 3, 2016

Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

God is the source of our nourishment. Our Lord’s invitation to “take and eat ... take and drink” is a repeated one. In the holy eucharist, in the word read and proclaimed, in the assembly of the people of God, the dominion of God has come near. Rejoice! Your name is written in heaven.

Join Us This Sunday

9:00 am - Holy Communion with Children’s Time - Sanctuary
10:00 am - Refreshments and Fellowship Hour - Heritage Hall
11:00 am - Holy Eucharist Worship Service - Sanctuary

12:15 pm - Refreshments and Fellowship Hour - Heritage Hall
3:00 pm - Estonian Choir - Sanctuary

Safe Congregation Training - All Are Encouraged to Attend
Are you interested in learning more about how St. Mark’s keeps our congregation safe for all members - especially children, youth, elders, and dependent adults? Please attend Safe Congregation Training on Sunday, July 10 from 9:15-10:45 AM in the Fireside Room. All staff and volunteers who work with children and youth are required to attend a training every three years. This training is strongly recommended for our ushers and parents. Please contact Marisa Lee (louie@stmarks-sf.org) or call the church office (415-928-7770) if you would like to participate.

Now Accepting Applications
Do you have an idea for a special community service project, or are you part of a group doing service work with a similar vision to the core beliefs of St. Mark’s? Learn more about the recently established Endowment Fund or apply online for a grant to make your service idea a reality: www.stmarks-sf.org/endowment

Office Manager for St. Mark’s
We are seeking an office manager to be a leader and effective member of the St. Mark’s staff. Please help our recruiting process by sharing the job announcement in your community and networks:  http://www.stmarks-sf.org/jobs/ Questions? Please speak with Susan Sall (14susansall@gmail.com) of the Human Resources Committee.

Office Closed on Monday, July 4
The church office will be closed on July 4th in observance of Independence Day.  The office will re-open Tuesday, July 5.

Donate Flowers in 2016
St. Mark’s members and friends can sign up to donate flowers for the chancel on a Sunday by placing your name on the chart for the Sunday you wish. Your donation can be in memory of a loved one or in honor of a particular occasion. Please go to http://www.stmarks-sf.org/flower-donations/ to sign up on our online chart. If you are unable to sign up online please call the office (415-928-7770).

The donation is $50 and can be paid via check in the offering plate. Please note “Flowers” in the memo of the check. If you would like to submit your payment online please click on the donate tab on the main page on St. Mark’s website and enter your flower donation under the “other” option and write flowers in the box. 

Mosaic show with Pr. Elizabeth
The next show airs on Sunday, July 10 @ 5:00 a.m on KPIX . She interviews Bishop Marc Andrus of the Episcopal Diocese of California on this week’s episode.

Pastoral Care during the summer months
Both Pastor Tita and Pr. Elizabeth will be taking vacations during the summer.  They have arranged their schedules so one of them is available for pastoral care in the event of any

Please contact the church office to ask which Pastor is available.  In the event that both of them are not available, our Visitation Pastor, Rev. Chuck Lewis, is also on-call and can be reached at (415) 956-2069

Grace Gathering, New Orleans, August 10-13
The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is an opportunity to rejoice in the life-giving, liberating power of the gospel. As part of the observance, we invite you to attend the Grace Gathering, in partnership with the 2016 ELCA Churchwide Assembly. This will be an opportunity to experience the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) when gathered as the ELCA Churchwide Assembly, prepare for further observances of the 500th anniversary and reflect on how the Reformation can continue to guide us today. For more registration and more information go to: http://www.elca.org/gracegathering/Gathering-Details

Interfaith Calendar and Activities in the Bay Area
Check out the websites - www.interfaith-presidio.organd www.sfinterfaithcouncil.org which highlight Interfaith events and activities throughout the Bay Area.  There are many to choose from as we continue to take the first steps in getting to know our Interfaith neighbors.  

Produce Market on the Square
Support our community market! Please come and purchase fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs every Wednesday from 11am-12pm in the Urban Life Center Auditorium! The market is
co-sponsored by Episcopal Senior Communities and Martin Luther Tower.

Tree Removal
Davey Tree Expert Co. will be on site Saturday, July 9th to remove the diseased tree near the Northeast corner of St. Mark’s Church. The debris from the tree will be mulched and piled at the present location of the tree to be distributed throughout the property in the flower and tree beds.

Weekly Announcement Inserts
Please click the links below to see the inserts for this week.
FEW Committee Update

Lutheran Social Services

Worship Leaders This Sunday
Director of Music...Dr. Timothy Zerlang
Assisting Ministers...Sharon Reinbott (9); Kyle Schiefelbein, Richard Boyle (11)
Lectors…Barbara McCormick (9); Debby Halladay (11)
Chalice Bearers...Shannon Cheng, Omer Voss (9); Steve Ernst, Nadine Robinson (11)
Acolytes...Nora Hurley, Katherine Lam
Sacristan and Altar Guild…Richard Boyle, Ed Chitty
Ministry of Welcome...Tina Hogan, Gordon and Glenn Brown (9); Pam Cheung, Kimberly and David Lam, Tina Niu,
Pedro Ospina, Linda R. Jackson (11)
Coffee Hour Chairs...Gail Culp, Cal Culp, and Phil Krikau
Next Week Coffee Hour Chairs...Dana Utz, Catherine Hurley

Prayers For the Parish

Cassie Allen
Debbie Brant & Ted Bernardi
Pastor Raymond H. Birkel
Diana Bock
Natalie E. Bock
Riley Brooks
Lee Bryan
Michelle Chernock
Ed  Chitty
Corrine Cottrell
Marilyn Desmond
Bonnie Elliot

Sharon Furiosi
Marilyn Grimstad
Jack Heiter
Carolyn Johnson
Taylor Jones
John Krauskopf
Stephen Krefting
Arnold Lehmann
Margaret Massialas
Roderick Mobley
Stan Moeller
Lee & Irma Opitz
Ryan Parker 

Cassie Pili
Lew Randall
Marc Randall
Pr. John Rutsindintwarane
Travis Schwartz
Matt Seiples
LaVonne Strutz, mother of Geri Bailey
Dana Utz
Carl Velleno
Jerry Witherspoon
Brent Wolfe 

For the baptism of Ashley Claire Angella Owens at the 9:00 service Sunday

For all military personnel, especially Will Lehmann  

For the growing families of St. Mark’s, especially those who hope for andthose who are expecting children  

For the Kigali Parish of the Lutheran Church of Rwanda

For the Cordero de Dios congregation in El Salvador  

For our Missionary, Pastor Kate Warn, YAGM coordinator in Rwanda  

For all Christians in the Holy Land, especially Bethlehem  

For the people of The United States of America, Canada, and Mexico

For the Kindergarten Cynthia Espinoza in Paraguay  

For MLT Residents who are hospitalized or in hospice care  

 Every effort is made to keep the Prayers of the Parish current. 
Please email Lawrence@stmarks-sf.org to add, remove or update a name on the prayer list.