SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Moses tells the Israelites that they are called to be a priestly kingdom and a holy people. Jesus sends out the disciples as laborers into the harvest. In baptism we too are anointed for ministry, sharing God's compassion with our needy world. From the Lord's table, we go forth to proclaim the good news, to heal the sick, and to share our bread with the hungry.
THIS SUNDAY AT ST. MARK'S
9:00 am - Holy Communion with Children’s Time - Sanctuary
10:00 am - Refreshments and Fellowship Hour - Heritage Hall
10:00 am - El Salvador Meeting - Fireside Room
11:00 am - Holy Eucharist Worship Service - Sanctuary
12:15 pm - Refreshments and Fellowship Hour - Heritage Hall
12:30 pm - Young Adult Gathering & Lunch - Fireside Room
ST. MARK'S YOUNG ADULT GATHERING
If you consider yourself to be a young adult (single, couple, or parent) and would like to connect with other young adults in the congregation, a lunch gathering has been scheduled for Sunday, June 18 at 12:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Along with getting better acquainted with one another, we will be in conversation about how we might want to be in fellowship with one another on a more intentional basis. Please let Pastor Ron know if you are interested in participating in this gathering.
APPLY FOR A GRANT TO FURTHER ST. MARK'S MISSION
St. Mark’s Endowment Fund distributes grants to further our ability to do God’s work with our hands, both locally and around the world. Because the Endowment Fund supports projects specifically outside of the congregation’s annual budget, these grants help to bring new ideas for how we serve our community. Now is the time to apply online for 2017 grant funding. Visit http://www.stmarks-sf.org/endowment/ to learn more and fill out an application.
JUNE 21 AT 6:30: HELPING REFUGEES TODAY
St. Mark’s hosts a briefing from Bay Area refugee resettlement agencies and the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service about the changing landscape for refugees seeking safety and freedom in the U.S., what agencies are doing to respond, and how to help. Come to “Helping Refugees Today: What we need to know, what we need to do” on Wednesday, June 21 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in Heritage Hall. Refreshments provided.
The Foster’s have invited all middle-school and high-school youth from St. Mark’s to their home in Lafayette (3756 Highland Road) for a pool party on Saturday, June 24, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Along with swimming, you can play hoops, soccer, ping pong, badminton, or croquet. Bring appropriate attire and sunscreen. Food and drinks will be provided. Parents and siblings are welcome. Please RSVP to the on-line invitation or by calling (650) 867-7012. Let’s get together and have some fun this summer!
ST. MARK’S LUTHERAN CHURCH SEEKS EVENT HOSTS
We are currently hiring Event Hosts! The Event Host is a part-time paid position, who is on duty for meetings and events taking place on St. Mark’s Square.
As a representative of St. Mark’s, the Event Host serves as the liaison between St. Mark’s and the event taking place, providing quality customer service and hospitality to groups and attendees utilizing the facility. This includes providing facility access, monitoring the use of the spaces, ensuring the safety and security of the facilities during events, and upholding and communicating the facility use rules and regulations as needed. The Event Host may be required to assist with set-up of facility spaces, handle emergencies that may arise, and is responsible for securing facilities after events. Evening and weekend hours (often until 10 or 11 PM) required.
If you are interested in applying, please contact Deidre Rettenmaier at email@example.com or 415-928-7770 x2290.
SAN FRANCISCO PRIDE 2017
It’s June, and that means Pride is just around the corner! Please mark your calendars and RSVP for Sunday, June 25th for the 2017 San Francisco Pride Parade. We want YOU to come walk with us! We need marchers to represent St. Mark’s and to carry our congregation’s placard and other banners in the parade, letting parade viewers know our message of God’s welcome and inclusion! Let us know you’re coming—we’ll update you on the exact gathering time/place. Families with strollers welcome.
How to RSVP: Email firstname.lastname@example.org (you can also talk to Cora Rose or Kyle Schiefelbein-Guerrero), or join the Sierra Pacific Chapter of ReconcilingWorks on Facebook for late-breaking updates on parade day: www.facebook.com/groups/reconcilingworkssp
ELEVATOR PROGRESS AT ST. MARK'S
Construction of our elevator is continuing to move steadily forward. However, some things are more visible and rewarding than others. A milestone was reached on June 2, 2017. Plant successfully placed the concrete for the mat slab. This is the base of the elevator building, and in a sense the corner stone. Though it is difficult to see beyond the construction barriers, it is a rewarding achievement for all who have worked hard to satisfy the Building Department’s requirements. More visible and rewarding for all the congregation to see is the refinishing of the Church front doors. They have been restored to their original grand appearance and provide a fitting welcome to all visitors.
JOIN ST. MARK’S AMMPARO EMAIL LIST!
This spring our church joined the roster of ELCA Welcoming Congregations that provide pastoral (and sometimes physical) accompaniment to migrants. The Welcoming Congregations program is a part of AMMPARO, the ELCA’s effort to serve migrant children and families who are forced to flee their communities because of violence, poverty, environmental displacement, or lack of opportunities in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. You can stay informed of learning, advocacy, and service opportunities by getting on St. Mark’s email list for AMMPARO. How? Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or talk to Cora Rose at coffee hour.
ST. MARK’S TRIP TO EL SALVADOR NOVEMBER 21-26, 2017
St. Mark’s has a sister parish in Soyapango, a suburb of San Salvador. We are planning a trip to visit our brothers and sisters at Cordero de Dios in the Lutheran Church of El Salvador. We will fly early (12:30am) Tuesday morning of Thanksgiving week, November 21, and return on Sunday afternoon November 26. If you are interested in coming or learning more about it, come to a meeting this Sunday June 18 at 10am in the Fireside Room. We have explored airfares, and they are lower than usual so we would like to try to make travel plans soon. If you have questions, please contact Mary Ritter email@example.com, or Liv Beck firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you Sunday morning!
NEW TO ST. MARK'S?
Thinking about your faith journey and a community to support it? If you are interested in learning more about St Mark’s or maybe exploring making St Mark’s your church home, we would love to talk with you! The Journeys in Faith team invites you to meet for coffee or tea and conversation. If you are interested, or have questions, contact Liv Beck (email@example.com; 415-205-3292).
DONATE FLOWERS IN 2017
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
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.
WORSHIP LEADERS THIS SUNDAY
Guest Musician...Gary Schilling
Assisting Ministers...Amy Brendel (9); Liv Beck, Rachel Boles (11)
Lectors...Randy Schieber (9); Bertie Brouhard(11)
Chalice Bearers...Mark Semonian (9); Jane Borg, Nadine Robinson (11)
Acolytes...Katherine Lam, Tayte Sall
Altar Guild...Sharon Reinbott, Cora Rose, Cory Schoolland
Sacristans...Ed Chitty, Kyle Schiefelbein-Guerrero
Ministry of Welcome...Debra Varian (11)
Coffee Hour Chairs...Diana Gomez and Greg Gomez
Next Week’s Coffee Hour Chairs...Cal and Gail Culp, Philip Krikau