TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Today’s gospel starts with disciples obsessing over who’s number one, which leads Jesus to say something about God’s take on importance and power. Here Jesus makes it explicit that the reversal of values in God’s community is a direct challenge to the values of the dominant culture, where wielding power over others is what makes you great. When we pray “your kingdom come” we are praying for an end to tyranny and oppression. We pray this gathered around the cross, a sign of great shame transformed to be the sign of great honor and service.
THIS SUNDAY AT ST. MARK'S
9:00 am - Holy Communion with Children’s Time - Sanctuary
9:50 am - Sunday School - Sunday School Rooms
10:00 am - Confirmation - Youth Room
10:00 am - Refreshments and Fellowship Hour - Heritage Hall
10:00 am - Adult Forum: Forgiveness and Belonging in the Gospel of Luke - Fireside Room
11:00 am Choral Eucharist Worship Service - Sanctuary
12:15 pm - Refreshments and Fellowship Hour - Heritage Hall
4:00 pm American Bach Soloists - Sanctuary
ADULT FORUM AT 10:00AM IN THE FIRESIDE ROOM - THIS SUNDAY!
Join Pastor Elizabeth for a three week Bible study on the Gospel of Luke.
Oct. 21 - We will continue to reflect on the gospel of Luke in our Bible study. Today’s focus will be on Luke’s stories of Forgiveness and Belonging.
Oct. 28 - We will conclude our study on the gospel of Luke focusing on the themes of Salvation and Politics in Luke. All are welcome.
A Church Potluck is a great opportunity to get together with your friends at St. Mark’s in a casual and child-friendly setting. We really would like as many of you as possible to attend this annual fall potluck this Saturday, October 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Heritage Hall and join in the fun and fellowship of this evening. The food will be amazing! The conversation will be exciting! A full room of members from both worship services will be energizing! You will not want to miss out on this celebration of our life together as we joyfully give thanks for all of the blessings that God has bestowed on us. Be sure to join the Hymnfest as well at 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary!
UPCOMING MOSAIC SHOW WITH PR. ELIZABETH
Tune in at 5:00am on Oct. 21, channels 5 (KPIX) to watch Pr. Elizabeth host this upcoming Mosaic show. Her guests are staff from On Lok sharing about services and ministry to seniors in the Bay Area. One of the guests is Chaplain Hans Hoch who serves the On Lok community.
REFORMATION SUNDAY - OCTOBER 28
Next Sunday, we will celebrate the Reformation with several of our favorite Reformation hymns and the chancel adorned in red paraments to accentuate this festival of our Lutheran church year. You also are encouraged to come dressed in something red to fill the sanctuary with a sea of red that is the chosen color for this festival day.
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH MEET SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28
The high-school youth will gather on Sunday, October 28 at 10:00 a.m. for their monthly gathering to continue to build their relationships and focus on the discussion of a general topic. Come and be a part of this fellowship, and bring your ideas for what else you might like to discuss or do with your friends at St. Mark’s in the future. For more information, you may contact Erin Scheller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for the Winter Voice is November 5 and will cover the months of December, January, and February. Please send all submissions to Stefani at email@example.com. Thank you!
SOUTH CENTRAL SF NEIGHBORHOOD GROUP GATHERING
The South Central SF Neighborhood Group of St. Mark’s will be gathering at Precita Park (3200 Folsom St.) on Saturday, October 27 for a potluck picnic from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. This Group extends an invitation to everyone in the congregation to join them. If you plan to attend, you can sign up with Kim Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org or https://goo.gl/iUjLYT.
NOVEMBER 4, 12:15-2:00 P.M. - “ALL SAINTS TOGETHER” - SAVE THE DATE!
St. Mark’s-St. Paulus WELCA (Women of the ELCA) invites members of St. Mark’s and St. Paulus congregations to participate in a special Coffee Hour event after 11:00 service on Sunday, November 4 (All Saints Day). To encourage all to attend, childcare will be extended until 2:00 p.m.
“All Saints Together” will be a great opportunity to learn more about LSS, and what we can do together to support its wonderful programs. We will assemble hygiene kits for Lutheran Social Services to give to clients in its programs for the homeless. There will also be other activities, good food, and fellowship. Proceeds from a free will offering will be sent to LSS. See you there!
ALL SAINT’S SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 4
On Sunday, November 4, we celebrate the festival of All Saints when we remember all of those who have died during this past year, both from St. Mark’s as well as Martin Luther Tower. You also will have an opportunity during this worship service to remember your loved ones who have died and give thanks for all that they have contributed to your life. The liturgical color for the day is white.
INTERFAITH WELCOME CONCERT AT MT. ZION LUTHERAN
The Interfaith Welcome Committee of the SF Interfaith Council is sponsoring a concert on Friday, November 9 at Zion Lutheran Church (495 9th Ave.) in SF on behalf of the International Rescue Committee. Winne Nieh, who has performed in concert venues throughout the world, will bring her “impeccably pure and heart-breaking voice,” to inspire all in attendance. The suggested donation is $15/person and $25/family. A reception will follow the concert.
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 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.
SAN FRANCISCO-ZURICH SISTER CITY CONCERT
“Romance in the City” with Michelle Chang and Tim Eischens
Sunday, Oct. 21 4:00 PM
The Laundry, 3359 26th Street, SF CA 94110
Admission: Free (suggested donation $20)