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THE ST. MARKER AUGUST 2013 St. Mark United Methodist Church 413 Geddes Avenue, Charleston, SC 29407 Church Office Phone: 843-766-5239 Email:mysaintmarkchurch@gmail.com

Rev. Jonathan Holston, Resident Bishop Rev. Patty Parrish, District Superintendent Rev. Scarlett Hester, Pastor Ms. Michele Russell, Director of Music Mrs. Libby Massalon, Administrative Assistant

SUNDAY Worship services 9:00 & 11:00 Sunday School 10:00 UMYF 6:30 MISSION STATEMENT St. Mark United Methodist church seeks to live as a witness to the Kingdom of God through worship, teaching and evangelism. Our purpose is to make disciples for Jesus Christ by reaching up to God in worship, prayer and spiritual disciplines, reaching down into the scriptures and the Christian faith in study and obedience and reaching out to each other and our world in service, witness and friendship. We rely on the guidance, gifts and power of the Holy Spirit as we carry out the mission of this congregation. *********************************************

Our sympathy and prayers are expressed to: Jason and Amy McCabe and family on the death of Jason’s father, Bill McCabe Mike Todd, Rebecca and Anna on death of inlaws and grandparents, Robert and Maureen Radcliff. Tina James on the death of her sister-in-law, Betty Rumph.

IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS Home: Virginia Swintz, Jack & Barbara Shaw, Ronnie and Betty Knight, Harold & Dawn McMillan, Jacque Donoho, Roy Baker, Kenneth Gough, Dean & Lora James, Rocky & Jackie Brinson, George and Thelma Muckenfuss, Alva Mims, Nelda Gaines, Amy Hobbs, Mary Jane & Bobby Scaffe, Leila Shealy, Bernell & Margie Shuler, Ann Smith, Lib Way, Lisa Lockwood, Ann Willis, Juanita Maranville, Pat & Rex Connor, Norma Oliver, Tim and Nancy Strickland, Rhonda & Newell Cummings, David Chandler, Ron Buchheit, Randy & Neva Atkinson, Mike Todd, Rebecca and Anna Todd, Jason McCabe and family, Alice and Bill Gaither, Buddy & Deloris Elsey & family, Tommy Meacher, Stacy Power, Susan Porter, Savannah & Miles, Deborah Steele, Dot Pace, Pat Branyon, Annette Moore.

Ashley Park – 1451 Tobias Gadsden, C’ston 29407: Betty Beach (Apt. 307), Dot Connor (Apt. 111), Tommy & Margaret Johnson Ashley River Plantation: Shirley Kaiser (P.O. 81133 C’ston 29416) 1


Life Care: Dot Caulder (2600 Elms Plantation Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29406) Military & their families: Master Sgt. Jay Piersol, SFC Mark Elsey, Sgt. Maj Chris Barnard & Susan Barnard, LTJG Edward Dawson, LCDR Spencer Baker

MAY GOD BLESS YOU WITH MANY MORE

Note: If you have a birthday or anniversary and we omitted it, please let us know so that we can correct our records.

VOLUNTEERS

AUGUST BIRTHDAYS 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 5 5 7 7 10 11 11 11 12 14 14 15 17 17 20 21 23 23 26 27 27 28 30 30 31 31 5 7 7 22

Kay Shealy David Gaines Rebecca Seel Tina Shaw Margie Shuler Dawn McMillan Katy Kuder Kitty Duncan Gaylen Malone Haley Smith Charlotte Albright Joan McCambridge Barbara Chandler Daniel Ringhizer Laura Boofer Jaquetta Donoho Matthew Caulder Hailey Seel Jessica James Peggy Elsey Stephanie Davis Michael Barfield Carl Seel Steve Lee Robin Hardee Jeanne Williams Mark Elsey Whitney Schneider Evan McMillan Joy Maxey Suzanne Motley Bobby Scaffe Sarah Moore David Barnes II Virginia Swintz Emma Seel

AUGUST ANNIVERSARIES Bernell & Margie Shuler Tommy & Pat Massalon Gary & Linda Shealy Jack & Barbara Shaw

Children’s Sermon August 4 None August 11 Kenny Barfield August 18 Jean Brown August 25 Susan Brooks NOTE: There is no Children’s Church during the months of June, July, August.

Acolyte/Crucifer Schedule August 4 August 11 August 18 August 25

Molly McCabe/Lydia Capps Abigail Brown/ Logan Leprettre Sophie Weiss/Sadie Weiss Parker Capps/Ryan Capps

Nursery Volunteers: Not available at publication

Scripture Readers August 4 August 11 August 18 August 25

9:00 Ashlyn Shealy Pete Jarvis Peggy Edgerton Gary Shealy

11:00 Hannah Warren Michele Russell Amanda Russell Richard Hatcher

RISING 3RD GRADERS Promotion Sunday this year will be on August 18. As is our tradition here at St. Mark all rising 3rd graders will be receiving a Bible. If you have a child who will be in third grade this coming year, PLEASE call the church office (766-5239) so that we can order a Bible for him/her.

IMAGINE NO MALARIA Timmy Linker reports that this year’s Imagine No Malaria softball game brought in $601.00!!! This is $200 more than last year. Thank you, Timmy, for your efforts and to all who came out to play or watch the game.

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ST. MARKERS ON SUMMER MISSION TRIPS

Pictured above left is Pastor Scarlett with Kali Sunde who traveled to Haiti for a mission project. Above right is the Salkehatchie Summer Service Team. Front row: Hannah Warren, Sydney Brown, Emily Lanter. Second Row: Rebecca Todd, Anna Todd, Jennifer Brownell, Jean Brown. Back Row: Bennett McMillan, Harold McMillan, Matthew Warren, Ryan Brown. If you were not at the 11:00 worship service on July 21, I encourage you to go to our Facebook page (St. Mark United Methodist Church), find the service for that date, and listen to their testimonies. They are our hope for the future, and the future looks great! God worked through each one of them to bring the light of Jesus Christ to others! Praise be to God!!!! ***************************************************************************************** RAFTING WEEKEND

WATER MISSIONS – WATER CARNIVAL St. Mark is planning our first Water Carnival to help raise awareness for Water Missions on Saturday, August 3, from 10:00 – 2:00 p.m. Please come join the fun and cool off with a dunk tank, face painting, water balloon toss, slip & slide races, water guns and more. Of course there will also be hot dogs, chips, drinks and snow cones available for purchase too! Order forms for tickets are available. Please mark your calendars and plan to come cool off with us! We need volunteers to help work shifts, donations of individually wrapped candy or small toys as prizes for the children. Also, any donations of slip & slides and water hoses would be appreciated. There is a sign-up board in the narthex. If you can help with any of these things – please contact Elizabeth Weesner @ 270-6027 cleaningsol@bellsouth.net or Lisa Smith @ 847-6925 rls9273@comcast.net. Thank you so much!

Fun was had by all at the annual SMUMC Rafting Weekend near Lake Junaluska. 3


KINGDOM OF GOD MINISTRY Kingdom of God Ministry is looking for more prayer warriors... If you are interested in learning more about prayer and praying for the people of St. Mark, Please contact one of the KOG ministers: Susan Caulder, Nancy Strickland, Amy Alexander, and Linda Shealy. We are planning a day of prayer and training this fall! We would love to have you join us in this service to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

PRAISES

AIN’T He was just a little boy, On a week’s first day. Wandering home from Bible School, And dawdling on the way. He scuffed his shoes into the grass; He even found a caterpillar He found a fluffy milkweed pod, And blew out all the ‘filler.’ A bird’s nest in a tree overhead, So wisely place up high.. Was just another wonder That caught his eager eye.

Congratulations to Rebecca Ann Legare who was baptized in the Ashley River on July 28. Rebecca is the daughter of Bridget Legare and the sister of Jean Brown. ****************************************

BRAGGING RIGHTS Lisa Stine reports: Brittany made a 4.0 last semester at Clemson, was on the President's List and also is now a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda (because of her GPA). She spent the entire summer doing her practicum at Bishop Gadsden (Retirement Community on James Island), where she fell in love with its residents and they fell in love with her. She is truly doing what God has called her to do. (Do you want to share some great news? Send your praise reports to Jacki at jsratledge@comcast.net)

TALENT SHOW The Annual Talent Show last Sunday was truly a fun- filled, exciting evening, ending with delicious ice cream sundaes. As a result of this memorable evening we are happy to turn the proceeds over to St. Mark apportionments in the amount $553.13. Thank you to all who participated and helped with this event.

A neighbor watched his zigzag course, And hailed him from the lawn; Asked him where he’d been that day And what was going on. “I’ve been to Bible School.” He said and turned a piece of sod. He picked up a wiggly worm replying, “I’ve learned a lot about God.” “Mmm, very fine way,” the neighbor said, “for a boy to spend his time. If you’ll tell me where God is, I’ll give you a brand new dime.” Quick as a flash the answer came! Nor were his accents faint. “I’ll give you a dollar, Mister, If you can tell me where God ain’t!” Author Unknown The St. Marker is published each month and is distributed primarily by email and our website (www.stmarkchurch.info). We mail copies to our shutins and provide copies in the Narthex to those who do not have Internet access. Please give us your email address if you have one and are reading a hard copy of this. You may do this by sending your email address to Jacki at jsratledge@comcast.net . 4


AUGUST 2013 SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

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FRIDAY

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SATURDAY

3 Water Carnival 10:00 – 2:00

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UMM Breakfast

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10:00 Prayer Group

3:00 Education & Nurture

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7:00 Lay Leadership Dev.

7:00 Stewardship

7:00 Church Council

Choir Practice Resumes

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10:00 Prayer Group

12:00 Good Neighbors

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7:00 SPRC Handbell Practice Resumes

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Promotion Sunday – Blessing of the Backpacks

CCSD Students First Day

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OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE AND TEACHERS AS THEY RETURN TO SCHOOL THIS MONTH. MAY GOD WALK WITH AND GUIDE THEM EACH DAY!!! 5

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