Welcome

Advent 2017

[photo of Joy and John Tolar lighting Advent candle]

A wayfaring virgin
    divine Word in her womb,
is coming your way,
    if you only have room.

Welcome to Advent, a four-Sunday period of reflection and preparation for Christmas! Our calendar will be full of events this month.

Collecting for Our Community Food Center

["I was hungry and you gave me food."]We collect non-perishable food and household supplies for our community food bank, St. Mark's Food Center. We can leave them in the large basket outside the pastor's office.

In December, the Food Center is especially looking for cake mix, brownie mix, and icing.

St. Mark’s Food Center will gratefully accept the following nonperishable items: breakfast cereals (especially cereals that are kid-friendly), white or brown rice, soups, canned chicken and tuna, peanut butter, canned vegetables, pancake mix (just-add-water variety) and syrup, applesauce and fruit cups, enriched pasta, condiments (ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise), coffee, toothpaste, bar bath soap, diapers, sanitary napkins, and 2-ply toilet paper.

Hurricane Recovery

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have battered the southern coast of the United States as well as wreaking untold damage across the Caribbean. Hurricane Maria has devastated islands in the Caribbean, including the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Please continue to hold all of those impacted in your prayers.

Spectra

[image]We are pleased that Spectra Support Services, LLC shares space with us in our building.