Little Roar 10-27-17
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
8AM Rite I Holy Eucharist
9AM Youth Groups Do Not Meet
9AM Alpha - 9am in the Heritage Room
10AM Rite II Holy Eucharist & Sunday School - Family Service
Our teens and Sunday Schoolers worked together on Sunday to make 65 boxes for Samaritan Purse’s Christmas for Children collection!
Many, many thanks to everyone who donated to make this day such a huge success. We began by watching a 6 minute video that brought tears to eyes and a hush to the room, and helped our kids really understand what joy their special gifts could provide to other kids around the world who might be receiving his or her first gift ever.
Given the kids’ responses to this international relief day, we would like to extend our collection for another week or two. You may take an empty box home to fill. You can bring in additional items for inclusion in boxes that the kids will continue to fill each Sunday. Or, we would welcome a monetary donation to cover shipping and handling costs of $9 per box. The kids are still striving to send 100 boxes overseas this year!
Thank you all!
to read this week's stewardship message,
A Different Sense of Prosperity
Thank you for sharing your heartwarming thoughts for St. Mark’s last Sunday. Take a look at the bulletin board in the Link. It’s wonderful to see how much we all love St. Mark’s and value our spiritual home, the inspiration we gain from Fr. Rick’s homily’s, and the peace and friendships we have because of St. Mark’s.
Here’s a taster…
A place for quiet, cutting the noise.
A place for music that thrills the soul.
A place where kids can be at peace and themselves.
I honestly come because of Father Rick’s sermons. He puts things in a way that makes me think differently than I might have before.
A special thank you to Jim and Eileen Barna who will be sharing what makes St. Mark’s special for them this Sunday, October 29.
Thank you to those who are giving in their pledge forms, we so appreciate your sharing and generosity – you make St. Mark’s the special place that it is. We look forward to receiving many more! We would like to have all the pledge forms in by November 5 at the latest. Thank you!
Save the date for our
Stewardship Celebration Brunch in Advent
Sunday December 3.
A time to celebrate and show our gratitude for all you do for St. Mark’s.
All Saints Day Service - Sunday, 11/5
Please notify the office if you would like a loved one remembered in the prayers on All Saints Day. (email@example.com 766-9058)
"Alpha" Father Rick's "Forum" this Fall
Beginning on October 8th and running through mid-December, we will introduce
during the Sunday Forum sessions.
Alpha is a series of discussions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks, including a weekend retreat. Each session looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha has been attended by millions in countries all around the world, and anyone is welcome.
Sign Up Here.
Wreath Sale Fundraiser for Youth Groups
Order forms are available in the link for Christmas Wreaths, select 16" for $15 or 24"for $25. You may send your order via email to Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keansburg Soup Kitchen - Nov 1st
We are headed back down to keansburg next Wednesday and it's pasta time again. Please click on this
to find St. Mark's meat sauce recipe. Thank you for helping in this ministry!
Giving Gardens at the Ross Farm
We have now harvested 1800 lbs of fresh produce from our Ross Gardens, and our Fall plantings are thriving!
Looking ahead, please mark your calendars for St. Mark's next assigned week beginning October 21, and our church partners would welcome your help during their assigned weeks if you keep an eye out for notices of dates and times."
Dress for Success
Do you have new or gently-used business attire that you won’t be using? If so, please bring these garments to our St. Mark’s Link anytime during the first 2 weeks of October and hang them on the clothing rack or leave them in bags underneath. You’ll be helping many families get back on their feet and reenter the workforce.
Community Hope - Hope for Homeless Veterans
With Veterans Day and the holidays coming up quickly, it's time again to remember the brave men and women veterans at Community Hope, the wonderful folks at the VA here in town who help homeless veterans restart their lives. These phenomenal men and women deserve the very best we can give, because they have given everything they have to keep our country strong and at peace.
I would like to collect beginning this Sunday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Nov. 19.
I will deliver our donations early the week of Thanksgiving.
Here's what is especially needed now: (individual, not travel or jumbo sizes, please)
cereals, oatmeal and noodle soups
new socks (men and women)
shampoo, conditioner, soap, powder, shaving cream, toothpaste
(Please remember if you're donating clothing of any type, the VA can only accept new clothing.)
Thank you for your wonderful support of this project and for helping to keep St. Mark's in the hearts of our veterans at Community Hope!
Emie Williams (
Altar Guild Members Needed
Currently our Altar Guild committee consists of only three people - very dedicated people, but still only three.
As a volunteer, you would be asked to show up on your scheduled Saturday to set up the altar for the 8am service on Sunday and then arrive on Sunday prior to the 10am to prepare it for the second service. After the 10am service, you will be expected to clean all vessels and take the linens home to wash and press. Anyone one of us would be very happy to talk you through the process of setting up the altar, the care of the linens, and other details.
We are an equal opportunity organization – everyone is welcome, men and woman alike.
Serving in the Altar Guild is a ministry that can only be carried out with a song in one's heart.
Please contact Jeanne Wyatt, Anne Post, or Lauren Walker for more info.
Blood Drive - Sunday, November 19th
Congregation B’Nai Israel
Sunday, November 19, 2017
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
40 Whitenack Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Appointments are preferred!
Go to redcrossblood.org and type in sponsor code:
Buildings & Ground Projects
One of this year’s goals of the Buildings and Grounds commissions is to complete many items on our “to do” list. If you have not seen it yet, there is a poster on the Parish Hall wall near the kitchen that lists all the items that we are trying to complete. To complete these items, we need your help.
Each item has a rough estimate of what the cost would be to complete the item.
Some items need to be done by a contractor, some can be done by a work party, and some can be done either way.
Each item needs an owner to coordinate the parts of the item to completion. This could involve getting estimates from contractors and working with the contractor to complete the item. It could be getting the necessary materials to do the item and organizing a work party to complete the item.
What you can do:
You can volunteer to fund part or all an item.
You can volunteer to be the owner of an item to make sure it gets completed.
You can volunteer to help the owner of the item.
So please look at the list and let me know if you can help any of the above ways.
Best way to initially contact me is through email
. Then we can discuss details and your thoughts on the project.
Come and join us for painting or other arts and crafts on a Tuesday in the Arts Studio downstairs. We usually arrive at around noon and finish by 4:00pm. Come for as long as you like. We work on our own paintings, have a great time together and help each other out. For more info contact Jenny Phillips 908-451-9638.
Looking for a Roommate
Blanca Ibanez is looking for a roommate to share her 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment. $800 a month. If interested, call Blana (732) 629-1088.
LONJ - Pattermania
Light Opera of New Jersey is proud to announce its 23rd Season of operetta and musical theatre! LONJ kicks off its season of Humour & Heroism with
a special revue of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most daring tongue-twisters and famous songs. Directed by William Corson,
is a delight for the whole family and a chance to share the joy of operetta with friends
The talented cast will be accompanied with orchestra so attendees will enjoy the full sound of Sullivan’s score with Gilbert’s humorous lyrics.
November 3 at 8 pm
November 4 at 2 pm and 8 pm
to purchase tickets
Sent by Rick Morley on Friday, October 27 at 5:00AM