Because the health and safety of our church family is our highest priority, we’re making changes to our worship services and campus routines during this time of uncertainty. If you are not receiving the Friday Weekly E-Blast from the pastor, please complete the short form at the bottom of this page, and you will automatically be added to that list.
Church Update as of May 20, 2022
(Includes Bulletin Announcements for Sunday, May 22, 2022)
The office is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays. As always, you can email or call and ask for an appointment beyond those times.
Masks are encouraged.
Join us for worship:
- 8:30 a.m. Traditional service with choirs in Sanctuary and child care in Rm 15
- 10 a.m. Modern worship service with Praise Team in Fellowship Hall
- 10 a.m. Traditional service with choirs in Sanctuary
- 10 a.m. Youth and children’s Sunday School and child care (except fifth Sundays)
- 10 a.m. Livestreamed traditional worship premieres on YouTube and website
Two ways to access our livestreamed service:
- YOUTUBE: Our worship will be available on our YouTube channel. Follow us to find us quickly each week.
- This website: Go to this page and scroll down for the service at 10 a.m. each Sunday.
Bible Art Workshop
Are you looking for a new and fun way to connect with Scripture while enjoying great fellowship? Please join us from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, May 22, in the Fellowship Hall for our monthly Bible Art Workshop. Coloring, stamping, inking, stickers and more will be available to help us, whether you draw in your Bible or on a different paper. Some supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorites to use! Experienced folk and beginners are all welcome to come explore.
Desert Chameleon Concert
Desert Chameleon Community Band, featuring our own Todd Martin, presents its “Color Me Chameleon” concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, in the Sanctuary. Expect a wide variety of toe-tapping songs for a fun afternoon of entertainment!
Church & Society Movie
In honor of Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Church & Society is screening “The Half of It,” a movie about a girl who immigrates from China with her family. It is a coming-of age story about friendship and finding a path through high school. It touches on a number of issues that being an Asian American in a small northwest town faces and also brings up some LGBTQIA issues. This comedy is rated PG-13 for a scene with teenage drinking. It is a lighthearted movie that is also heartwarming. Please join us for the movie and some popcorn! 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 23, in the Fellowship Hall.
Volunteer at the Community Food Bank
Looking for an opportunity to volunteer? If you are age 16 or older and have a willingness to help, get a little dirty and have some fun, let’s go to the Community Food Bank from 8:45 a.m. to noon May 28. KJ Naae will drive the van to the center. Meet in the north parking lot at 7:45 a.m. If you’re interested, let her know.
See the details here. Please sign up under St. Mark’s UMC. Contact KJ with any questions or concerns (see church directory)!
Beginning on Pentecost, June 5, our summer worship series will kick off! This summer, worship will feature our summer choir, special musicians from the congregation, and portions of our Praise Team. Our 8:30 a.m. service will continue to highlight organ music, but our 10 a.m service will be led with piano and guitar, even some drums occasionally. We will continue singing our traditional hymns but invite you to be open to other instruments leading us! The Modern Service will take the summer off. Don’t take the summer off from church!
Summer Food Fellowship
Plan to stay after worship on June 5, July 3, and Aug. 7 for a community lunch. Serving begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Welcome Center. In June, we will offer a Salad Smorgasbord. Our very own bookkeeper, Lois Britton — food blogger and author of “The Polish Housewife Cookbook” — and friends will prepare a scrumptious meal.
Sign Up to Cook for Primavera
Primavera Meal Teams are gearing up for the summer! Taking reservations for Saturday, July 9 and others. The June slot is taken as is July 30. Second and fifth Saturdays throughout the rest of the year are open for sign ups on Sign Up Genius at https://tinyurl.com/PrimaveraMeals.
Join Our New Mission Service Project
St. Mark’s has embarked on a new mission. We are helping incoming refugees resettle into Southern Arizona. There are many ways to serve in whatever time you have available. If you did not attend the Refugee 101 training and you are interested in serving or want more information, contact John Yost through the church directory or at email@example.com.
Sunday School and Child Care Information
Youth and children’s Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. each week in the following rooms:
- Preschool, room 2
- Kinder, first, second grades, room 3
- Third, fourth, fifth grades, room 8/9
- Middle and high school, Wesley House
There is no Sunday School on the fifth Sunday of the months that have five Sundays.
Even in these difficult times, St. Mark’s is still caring for those in our community who need it most. You may drop off non-perishable food supplies at the north church parking lot (Magee Road) from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays. There will be no personal contact at the collection point. Head over to our Giving page for more details.