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St. Mark United Methodist Church 413 Geddes Ave. Charleston SC, 29407, 843-766-5239 www.stmarkchurch.info

Rev. Scarlett Hester Pastor

Ms. Michele Russell

Mrs. Libby Massalon Administrative assistant

Music director

Mr. Rich Sweazy

Director of Children and Youth

Congregation,

Mministers in the world


Birthdays: 9/29 Natasha Lee 10/3 Connie McCoy 9/30 Dot Seel 10/4 Vanessa Seel 9/30 Trevor Capps 10/4 Jacob Seel 10/2 Olivia Seel 10/5 Wanda Seel 10/3 Gary Shealy Anniversaries: Beth & Norman Meyer – 09/29/2006 George & Angela Reese - 09/29/1957 Mike & Karoline Michaelis – 10/2/1960 ************************************************************* ST. MARK MEETINGS AND HAPPENINGS  Sept. 29 Advent Planning 2:00  Oct. 19 UMM Surf & Turf  Oct. 19 Ladies Book and Jewelry Sale  Oct. 27 Anniversary Dinner  Oct. 31 Trunk or Treat *********************************************************************** Sunday – October 27 - St. Mark will be celebrating its 58th Anniversary barbecue/picnic under the oaks at noon with displays of history, digital photos, entertainment, fellowship in singing and games for the children. *********************************************************************** Staff Meetings are every Wednesday at 10:00. Scarlett, Michele, Rich & Libby meet to review the week and upcoming events while Glenn Massalon graciously minds the phone. *********************************************************************** From the Kitchen Committee: If you have borrowed anything from the kitchen, please bring it back. (Especially measuring containers) *********************************************************************** Needed- Jewelry: Our annual book and jewelry sale is October 19th. If you have jewelry to donate, please place it in the yellow box in the Narthex. Thanks, Eloise *********************************************************************** Wonderful Wednesday!. Time - 6:00pm. Adults will be $5.00, children under 3 - $3.00. This week we will have Pork Roast, Twice Baked Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Chocolate Cake. Clean-up will be the United Methodist Men. *********************************************************************** Disciple Bible Study on Psalms will start this Sunday, September 29 at 6:00 PM in the Conference room. Participant books are $15. This Bible study will run for 10 weeks. An alternate time/ date will start Tuesday, October 1 at 6. ***********************************************************************


Libby is again doing the bulletins. Please send anything you want in the bulletin to her by 10:00 AM Thursday. Send to libby.massalon@stmarkchurch.info *********************************************************************** St. Mark Church School: On September 9th, the zoning board approved our application for a Day School. How exciting is that!!! We have a few more things that have to be done. We have to have a Safety Life Plan report done by an architect to be turned into the zoning office as well as paying for a zoning license and a business license. Please continue to pray, pray, pray. The school is being totally tuition and donation funded. We will be doing some fundraising to help with these expenses. And as always donations are greatly appreciated. In an attempt to help raise some money the Day School is now signed up with Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education so please save those box top and labels. There will be a box in the Narthex that you can drop them into. The school will get a check for all those box tops so start saving. Keep Praying and God Bless Stacey and Lisa *********************************************************************** Memorials – In memory of Ted Huckabee by Kathy Day. In memory of James Gaskins by Jane Edgerton. *********************************************************************** Stuffed Animals: The 3rd, 4th and 5th grade Sunday School are collecting new and gently used stuffed animals for needy children. A collection box will be found in their Classroom for any donations, and some are in the sanctuary! *********************************************************************** Short-Notice Fundraiser: The UMM and UMW will be having a fundraiser for K. L. and Julie Smith on Sunday, September 29, after the 11:00 AM service. This will be take out only!! We will offer a hardy and delicious plate of chicken bog, two sides, and dessert for $6.00. This is short notice, but with your assistance, we can help in rebuilding their lives. *********************************************************************** Mission: On Sunday, September 29, we will be collecting pet items for the Charleston Animal Society. Please bring in dog and cat food, kitty litter, pet toys, and other items to be blessed and donated to the Charleston Animal Society. From the Outreach, Evangelism, and Mission Committee. *********************************************************************** IN APPRECIATION: The family of Carolyn Huckabee would like to thank the St. Mark family for all of their prayers and memorials in the name of her son, Teddy Huckabee, and for the many cards and calls. ***********************************************************************


WE SERVE GOD WITH OUR PRAYERS: Assisted Living: Kimberly Rayburn. Life Care Center: Dot Caulder. Ashley River Plantation: Shirley Kaiser. Ashley Park: Dot Connor, Betty Beach, Tommy & Margaret Johnson. Home: George and Thelma Muckenfuss, Virginia Swintz, Rhonda and Newell Cummings, Tim & Nancy Strickland, Jack and Barbara Shaw, Ronnie and Betty Knight, Ron Buchheitt, Harold McMillan, Jacque Donoho, Roy Baker, Leila Shealy, Bill Smith, Kenneth Gough, Lib Way, Randy & Neva Atkinson, Alva Mims, Nelda Gaines, Amy Hobbs, Ann Willis, Buddy & Deloris Elsey & family, David Chandler, Dean & Lora James, Bernell & Margie Shuler, Susan Porter, Miles & Savannah, Juanita Maranville, Mary Jane & Bobby Scaffe, Rocky & Jackie Brinson, Pat & Rex Connor, Norma Oliver. Military & their families: Phillip Paggi, Charles & Darlene, SFC Mark Elsey, Sgt Maj Chris Barnard & Susan Barnard, Betsy Roush, LTJG Edward Dawson, LCDR Spencer Baker, and all of our military. Our President, the Pope, Troops Overseas, Our College Students & faculty -Our Youth - Citadel Cadets- Our Country- Our Church -Those Who Have Lost Jobs - The Homeless, Those with addictions, People of N. Africa & Middle East, Youth and Youth Leaders, Children in slavery, All Cancer Patients, Cancer Survivors Prayer List: Homer & Helen Treadway, William Treadway, Doris Williams, Janet Waggoner, Steve Johnson, People of Haiti, Ben Hitt Tina Doscher, Ryan-Floyd-Edward-Tyler & Valerie,Walter & Margaret Martin, Clemmie Warren, Jan Merritt, Kathy Harding, David Holt, David Belding & family, Frances Bledsoe, John David Manning family, Kitty & Steve Duncan, Christen & Carolyn Kuder, Casey & Sherry Power, Teri Harris, Keith Martens, Liz Barrow, Rose Marie McDonald, Jean Behling & family, Lee family, Kyle-Fil-Pete, Carla Harvey, Chris Nelson, Elwyn Davidson, B. J. Waltz & family, Mike & Caroline Mchealis, Suzy & Harry, Mark Gooch family, Carolyn Huckabee & family, Katrina Craig & family, Gordon family, Smith family, Romelo & Strickland family, Jackie Johnson & family, Robin Hardee, Jim Henderson & family, Genardo Cato & family, James family, Pat Branyon, K. L. –Julie & baby Smith, Joe & Sally Latorre, Tripp Halstead, Terry Murray, Randy Atkinson, Robert Hurst, Mark Johnson, Smith-Gordon & Craig families, Greg Whitchair family, Daniel & Susan Levine, St. Mark Day School, Henrietta Long & family, Pattry & Strickland families, Stewart Miller, Tish Moyle, John Brown & family, Tom Beechler, Claiborne-Burke-Williams families & those we love, Marie Williams, Libby & Glenn Massalon, Mary Rosell, James & Christine Platt, Virginia Smith.


WE SERVE GOD WITH OUR PRESENCE (last Sunday (9-22-13) 9:00 a.m. Service…………………………..…………………..….....................................................................54 11:00a.m. Service…………………………....…………………...........…....................................................…140 Sunday School………………………….………………………..................................................................……..54 OUR GIFTS Needed each week…………………………………………….....................................…..…………..….….$6,182.00 Received last week……………………………………………....................................………..................$3,380.75 Building Fund……………………………………………….…………...........................................................$350.00 OUR SERVICE TODDLER NURSERY Meg Capps……………….September 29

Jacki Ratledge…………………October 6

USHERS FOR SEPTEMBER Kenneth Smith Ken Smith III

Harold McMillan Dawn McMillan

USHERS FOR OCTOBER Rex Connor Brett O’Toole

Blake Connor Abbie O’Toole

SCRIPTURE READERS 9:00 Jane Claiborne 11:00 Cynthia Sunday

Sept 29 Sept 29

CHILDREN’S CHURCH September 29 October 6

Natasha Lee Amy McCabe

ACOLYTES/CRUCIFERS Abigail Brown/Logan Leprettre………………………………………………………………………………………..Sept. 29 Sophie Weiss/Sadie Weiss……………………………………………………………………………………….……October 6 FLOWERS The flowers were placed in the sanctuary today by Lillian Laporte to the glory of God and in honor of Ken & Lisa Smith’s wedding anniversary.


Saint Mark United Methodist Church Sept. 29, 2013

11:00 a.m.

__________________________________________________________ As you prepare to worship God, please take a moment to print your name in the attendance book. WORDS OF WELCOME

PRELUDE..............................................................................................................................Pianist

OPENING PRAYER

*CALL TO WORSHIP....…………………………......................................................................NO. 63 UMH “Blessed Be the Name”

*HYMN OF PRAISE.…………….……………...…....................................................................NO. 77 UMH “How Great Thou Art”

*GLORIA PATRI...……………………….................................................................................NO. 71 UMH “Glory Be to the Father”

CHILDREN’S MOMENT……………………………………………………………………………..…………Annette Moore With their parents’ permission, children may leave for Children’s Church with Natasha Lee.

CALL TO PRAYER……………………………………………………………………………………………..….…NO. 349 UMH “Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus”

PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

WE WORSHIP WITH OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS


OFFERTORY……………………………………………..…………………………………………Piano solo – Mr. Jack Davis

*DOXOLOGY…………………….................………………………………………………………………….…NO. 95 UMH “Praise God, from Whom all Blessings Flow”

*HYMN OF PREPARATION………………………..………….…………………................. NO. 369 UMH “Blessed Assurance”

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION (in unison) Lord, open our minds, by the power of your Holy Spirit, that, as the Scriptures are read and your word proclaimed, we may hear with transforming joy what you say to us today. Amen.

SCRIPTURE………………………..........................................................................Jeremiah 32:1-3, 6-15

SERMON…………………………….............................................................................Rev. Scarlett Hester “Will You Buy That Field?”

*CLOSING HYMN………………………………......................................................................NO. 382 UMH “Have Thine Own Way, Lord” *BENEDICTION

*CHORAL RESPONSE....…………………..........................................................................NO. 666 UMH “Shalom to You” *POSTLUDE

THE INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP The chancel rail is a place of prayer and is open to all who desire to come forward and kneel in prayer for yourself or another. If you would like the Pastor to pray with you, please place your hand palm up, on the chancel rail.

*Please stand as you are able.

UMH - United Methodist Hymnal TFWS - The Faith We Sing


Jeremiah 32

F V O V L R Y G C Y Y P S L E K E H S I

M I E M T N A M C E X F R W P P L F L P

K U E R T O L Z V P N U J O K G W R E Y

R O L L Q T O J Z I F M Z J P K H J S H

C S V L D F E Q A E R V X U N H C F U E

AGAIN BARUCH EVIL HOMES JEREMIAH PROPHECY ZEDEKIAH

Q G A V A R P G S A N J N D R X E D J I

G C Y R E H A P F E Z D N A T D A C L G

O W R M D V S J U I E I A H E P O H Y F

G K I Y M E Y G R A D Z B H E F T D C O

W A I M V M E J M N E B C V C T Y B D F

H O M E S Q P D Z V K Q X C N U A P W U

K Q L A O Q V H L G I P V A V R B X L I

P A I H S L Z N D W A G N E U X L E W B

ANATHOTH COVENANT FIELD HOPE JUDAH SHALLUM

R H V I A A T A Y K H E C C E L H Z N H

A B E S X Z R K F C V K H Y I E O C W Y

A N A T H O T H C O I J N O R M E K D B

D D S J J E I I C Y A I G C Z A C M S Q

L K Q I H R J H M R S T B V U N I N D Q

S N A I N O L Y B A B M R C F A J E X Y

R R Q J P G Y H J L H Y H Y X H Z S M W

BABYLONIANS DEED HANAMEL JAR NEBUCHADNEZZAR SHEKELS


09 29 2013 11am announcement and bulletin