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Updates for August

Office Hours The Parish Administrator will be in the office Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm.  You can leave a message for any of the staff on the other days.  Pastor Stan will be in the office on Wednesday as well.

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Pastoral Reflections: Member, Consumer, Disciple

I have been reflecting lately on the changing descriptions being used to describe our relationship to the Church.  For many years, we referred to those within the church as ‘members’ implying that as a member there was certain built in understandings of what we were to expect.  Similar to joining other organizations we were expected to pay our dues (offering in the church), attend meetings or events (worship), volunteer for events, and the like.  As a m

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Compassionate Friends - August 5

Our next Compassionate Friends group meeting will be on Wednesday, August 5 at 7:00 pm. This group provides friendship and support for those who have lost a child. From the national Compassionate Friends website: The Compassionate Friends was established based upon seven principles. The principles are reviewed and minor wording changes have been made from time to time, but they continue to stand the test of time.

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More Brass Music?

We are glad to know that so many in the congregation enjoyed the special brass music on Easter Sunday, as well as on Anniversary Sunday last October. Quite a few of you have encouraged us to bring back the brass quintet more often. This can be arranged if we are able to secure supplementary funding for the musicians and for the purchase of new music. As many of you know, our Endowment Committee has been very gracious in providing annual financial support to hire the wonderful outside musicians...

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He's My Dad

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5,6) NKJV  A pair of scientists and botanists were exploring in the Alps for some special kinds of flowers. One day they spied through their field glass, a flower of rare beauty...but it was in a ravine with perpendicular cliffs on both sides.  Someone had to be lowered over the cliff to get it.

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Join Us for Bible Study

Tuesday evening Bible Study has taken a short break, but will resume on Tuesday, June 23 at 6:30 pm in the library. We will be reading and studying First and Second Corinthians. These are fascinating looks at the issues of faith and practice facing the early church and the way St. Paul dealt with them. We will be discussing Baptism, Holy Communion, how to treat fellow believers, sharing our gifts with God and other areas of faith that still apply today. Please join us for a lively and...

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My Cup Overflows

I usually think that “I’m a glass half full kinda girl”. However, these days my cup overflows. As I write this, we are preparing to travel to North Carolina for Mandy’s graduation and temporary move back home and within two weeks, we will be celebrating Andrew’s graduation as well as all the typical year-end celebratory events that go along with senior year. The fact is, my life has always been filled to the brim; it’s just that I didn’t always appreciate all the things that fill it.

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VBS Safari to Camp Kilimanjaro

Come start your epic adventure with us!Sunday, June 14 – Thursday, June 185:30 – 8:00 p.m.

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Congratulations Graduates!

Let us take time and congratulate all of St. Mark’s graduates for 2015: Lauren Ashely Barrett, daughter of Fred and Lisa Barrett, graduated from Salisbury with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work. Lauran will be pursuing her master’s Degree in social work at the University Systems of Maryland through Salisbury in the fall. Jordan Taylor Carpenter, granddaughter of John and Linda Kauffman, graduated from South Hagerstown High School and will be attending Mount St. Mary’s in the fall.

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Pastoral Report - June 2015

Inspire … Serve … Grow are in our mission statement. Building Faith, Finding Friendships is our tagline. Do we express this as individuals and Disciples of Christ here at St. Mark’s? In Sunday’s sermon we heard Paul state, “we are adopted children of God, instilled with the Holy Spirit to say Abba Father and co-inheritor’s of the kingdom of God with Christ” yet do we just hear the words or do we live the words? Do they change how we live, make decisions and relate to each other?

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