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Published Monday, June 24, 2019
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SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 4:00 PM
AT FISH CREEK PRESERVE
(HOME OF MYRIAM WOOD)
PITCH-IN DINNER & FUN - ALL INVITED!
You won’t want to miss this afternoon of outdoor fun at a great location for all ages! Wade in the creek, hike on trails, investigate the Learning Pond, toss a ball around, or just relax on a blanket in the grassy meadow. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. Nitrate-free hotdogs, mac ‘n’ cheese, and drinks provided. Click the "SIGN UP NOW" to RSVP online. You can also sign up on the poster in Garton Hall, or contact the church office.

Fish Creek is located forty minutes west of the church. Directions and invitation are available here or at the Welcome Desk in Garton Hall. We will have some folks at the church to lead a traveling group there. Come and join in a great time!
St. Mark's United Methodist Church of Bloomington, Indiana is an inclusive community bringing Christ-like love, healing and hope to all. We embrace the United Methodist ideal of Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors by welcoming those of all races, cultures, faith traditions, sexual orientations, and gender identities.
SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2019
10:30AM WORSHIP
THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
*SCHUBERT MASS WITH STRING QUINTET

BREAKFAST AND MORE
9:00AM-10:15AM (Garton Hall) 
Sharing breakfast together, live music, and activity tables for children.
Thank you to those who will be preparing breakfast.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL 
9:15AM Pilgrims (Room 13)
9:30AM Nomads (Room 10)  
9:30AM  Bible Banter (Room 11)
 
INFANT & TODDLER NURSERY CARE 
Infant through Three-year-old
10:15AM-11:30AM (Rooms 24 & 25)
Contact the church
if 9:30am childcare is needed.

WORSHIP SERVICE
10:30AM
Schubert Mass in G
Rev. Jimmy Moore
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SERMON TITLE:
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SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 10:30AM
WORSHIP SERVICE
SCHUBERT MASS WITH STRING QUINTET
Inserted throughout the worship service, the Schubert Mass in G, will be performed by the St Mark's Chancel Choir, vocal soloists, string quintet, and organ. Gerry Sousa, Director of Music Ministries, will conduct. Characteristically for Schubert, the music focuses on the overall devotional mood of the work.
This second mass, commonly referred to as "Schubert's Mass in G," conveys the life of Christ in music and was composed in less than a week. The original score was not printed until 1845, some years after Schubert's death, and until then had remained one of Schubert's less noted compositions.
CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL
10:30AM-11:30AM
JUNE 30 IS THE 5TH SUNDAY OF THE MONTH THERE WILL BE NO CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL
Children are encouraged to stay in sanctuary worship. Children's activity packets and picture books are available in the back of the sanctuary near the comfortable rocking chairs.
For families who wish the option, childcare will be available for children ages 5 and under following the Children's Moment in the sanctuary worship service.

YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL (GRADES 7-12)
Youth Sunday School will meet in the Youth Room 1.

SPEED BUMPS INSTALLED ON EAST DRIVE
TRAFFIC CALMING & SAFETY MEASURES
Earlier this year, Trustees were made aware that traffic on the east side of our building often moved too quickly for conditions and sometimes even in the wrong direction. Traffic moving quickly and/or in the unexpected direction poses a real safety issue. The anecdotal observations were that offending drivers came from all groups: Nursery School parents, St. Mark's members, delivery services, and the general public.
 
To try to prevent accidents, Trustees contracted to install two speed bumps along the east drive. These "traffic calming" devices have been installed as have signs warning of the speed bumps, about children at play, and about pedestrians crossing. After all, the point is to slow traffic. Finally, we will install two large "One-Way Do Not Enter" signs at the north end of the east drive.
 
We appreciate your understanding in this matter and ask everyone to slow down and take extra care when driving anywhere, but especially around the St. Mark's parking lots.
upcoming@St. Mark's
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Upcoming@St. Mark's is published each month as an information resource and guide to the activities and events within and around the St. Mark's church community. Copies are distributed at the beginning of each month along with the Sunday worship bulletin, by contacting the church office, or clicking the image on the right.
APPALACHIA SERVICE PROJECT (ASP) FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY
SIGN UP NOW TO VOLUNTEER WITH H2H AND SUPPORT ASP
The Hoosier to Hoosier (H2H)Community Sale https://sustain.iu.edu/programs/h2h/index.html is Saturday, August 24. H2H brings together hundreds of volunteers, raises money for local nonprofits, and provides affordable goods for our community.

This year, St. Mark’s Appalachian Service Project has been selected to be one of the non-profit
compensation partners for the sale. For each volunteer hour served assisting with H2H, ASP will earn $10 to fund our mission trip in July and part of next year’s trip as well.

Here’s how the entire St. Mark’s community can help. Anyone from the church or the community can help us raise funds by simply signing up for a shift at https://bit.ly/2X8sWZ0 , and then select St. Mark’s ASP as the beneficiary for your volunteer hours. See the online signup site for more information about dates and tasks. Your time will help a great program like H2H while also supporting the St Mark’s service trip to Appalachia!
SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND ADULTS
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL  
PILGRIMS
9:15AM-10:15AM in Room 13
NOMADS
9:30AM-10:15AM in Room 10
BIBLE BANTER
9:30AM-10:15AM in Room 11

NURSERY CARE
8:15AM-9:45AM &
10:15AM-11:30AM
Infant through 3-year-olds 
(Rooms 24 & 25)
Contact the church if 9:30am care is needed.

CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL
10:30AM-11:30AM
JUNE 30 IS THE 5TH SUNDAY OF THE MONTH THERE WILL BE NO CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL
Children are encouraged to stay in sanctuary worship. Children's activity packets and picture books are available in the back of the sanctuary near the comfortable rocking chairs.
For families who wish the option, childcare will be available for children ages 5 and under following the Children's Moment in the sanctuary worship service.

YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL (GRADES 7-12)
Youth Sunday School will meet in the Youth Room 1.
NO CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL
10:30AM-11:30AM
THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 30 IS THE 5TH SUNDAY OF THE MONTH THERE WILL BE NO CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL
Children are encouraged to stay in sanctuary worship. Children's activity packets and picture books are available in the back of the sanctuary near the comfortable rocking chairs.
For families who wish the option, childcare will be available for children ages 5 and under following the Children's Moment in the sanctuary worship service.

YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL (GRADES 7-12)
Youth Sunday School will meet in the Youth Room 1.

EACH SUNDAY
SIGN IN & NAME TAGS FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL & CHILDCARE
Children attending childcare or Sunday School must be signed in and have a name tag from the table in Garton Hall. Please sign in before worship.

LEARN, GROW, INSPIRE - AND BE INSPIRED!
JOIN A SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHING TEAM,
ONE SUNDAY A MONTH
Children’s Ministries is looking for a few more adults to join our teaching team! The Bible story and activities are already planned out and the room is set up. We are looking for individuals to serve only one Sunday a month facilitating the activities, and getting to hang out with some really cool kids! Please contact Alayna at stmarksdcm@gmail.com if you are interested.

CHILDREN & YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL
FAMILY INFORMATION FORM
Each year, we ask families to complete the Family Information form. Paper forms are available at the Sunday School table in Garton Hall. This form should be completed each year for each child (multiple children can be entered on one form).
QUESTIONS ABOUT
CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES?
QUESTIONS ABOUT
YOUTH MINISTRIES?
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
NOMADS
In June, the Nomads class will discuss the new book by Barbara Brown Taylor, an episcopal priest, teacher, and favorite contemporary author of Jimmy Moore. This book, entitled Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others , is based on the author’s experiences “teaching the world’s religions to undergraduates in Baptist-saturated rural Georgia, revealing how God delights in confounding our expectations.” All are welcome to join our informal discussions, even without reading along in the book. We meet in room 10 at 9:30.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
PILGRIMS
Sunday, June 30 "John and James, the Sons of Zebedee"
Fishermen like Peter, John and James leave their father with his boats and embark on a fateful new life. Depicted in the synoptic Gospels as members of the inner circle of the Twelve, along with Peter and sometimes Andrew, they appear often to misunderstand Jesus. Through the stories and legends of John and James, Dr Levine traces the developing theology and self-definition of the church.
 
Pilgrims meets in Room 12 at 9:15AM on Sunday mornings. We welcome any and all, at any point in the lecture series, for the presentation and the resulting discussion.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
BIBLE BANTER
The Bible Banter class meets in Room 11 each Sunday from 9:30-10:15am. The Scripture text for the morning's sermon is used as a discussion-starter. We look at the passage in its larger context, a bit of Bible-writing history, and some thoughts on the morning's sermon, based on the Scripture the pastor has selected. We leave time to discuss implications of the Scripture for our own lives and delve into topics far afield of the morning's original topic. You are invited to bring some breakfast from Garton Hall into Room 11 and join the conversation.
SMALL GROUPS, EDUCATION, AND FELLOWSHIP
Call or email the church office for group leaders' contact information.
MEETS EACH WEDNESDAY, 1:00PM IN ROOM 10
ST. MARK'S QUILTERS & CRAFTERS
Bring your quilting or crafts to Room 10 and spend time with others who enjoy these activities. Quilters & Crafters meets each Wednesday. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. Facilitator: Patti Wright

 MEETS EACH FRIDAY, 1:00PM, ROOM 15
CONVERSATIONS ON LIFE MEN'S GROUP
The men's discussion group known as Conversations on Life is discussing Richard W. Fox's book JESUS IN AMERICA, a history of Christianity in the USA. Dr. Fox is a professor of history at University of Southern California. The group meets at 1:00pm each Friday in Room 15 at St. Mark's UMC. Visitors are always welcomed. Facilitator: Bob Rimstidt
MONDAY, JUNE 24, 7:00PM, R00M 12 (EVERY OTHER MONDAY)
CHRONIC ILLNESS SUPPORT GROUP
This new spiritual support group for patients facing cancer or other chronic diseases, along with family members and caregivers, will focus on spiritual support with a Christian and Methodist approach. Our goal is to help each of us thrive on the days we can ... and survive on the days we are not sure we can. And, do all of that in faith. Group facilitators are Dr. Brandt Ludlow and Craig Stewart.

MONDAY, JUNE 24, 6:30-8:30PM
PUB THEOLOGY AT AVERS EAST PIZZA, 1285 S COLLEGE MALL ROAD, SUITE A
Pub Theology provides a place to relax with food and beverage and a fun group of thinking disciples to talk a little theology. In June, we’ll look at a collection of articles from influential writer Rachel Held Evans, who died on May 4 of this year at the very young age of 38. She was a New York Times best-selling author and a “convert” from a rigid form of evangelicalism to a more welcoming faith. The articles concern the Holy Spirit, a speech she gave graduates, a reflection on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and reflections on reaching millennials. There are copies of the readings on the Welcome Desk in Garton Hall. We would love for you to join us.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 7:00PM, ROOM 10
CARE MINISTRY CHOIR
Heather Narducci and Charlie Matson would like to launch a new care ministry for St. Mark’s - a small group of singers who would learn a few easy hymns and folk songs to share with members of our church who are home bound. The blessings could be great even though the time commitment would be light - one practice and one visit each month. If you are interested in taking part or just have some suggestions, please come to the initial information and brainstorming meeting or contact either Heather, Charlie, or the church office.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 7:00PM, ROOM 8 (ALL ARE WELCOME!)
RECONCILING MINISTRIES TEAM MEETING
All are invited to be a part of this team that strives to help bring the Open Minds, Open Hearts, Open Doors message of St. Mark’s to the LGBT+ community. At this meeting, we will plan for the Bloomington Pride Event on August 31. Come join us 7:00pm in Room 8. For more information, contact Mark Cox ( markymarkcox@aol.com ) or Mary Beth Morgan at the church office.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 7:00PM
APPALACHIA SERVICE PROJECT (ASP) MEETING
A meeting for everyone participating in ASP this summer will be held on Wednesday,  June 26 th, at 7:00pm at St Mark's UMC in Room 10. We will be making final travel plans for this year's trip (July  7  thru  13 , 201 9 ) and collecting completed registration forms. If you have questions, please contact James Thomas at 812-361-8193. 

THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 6:00PM - FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 11:00AM
YOUTH RETREAT AT SOLSBERRY HILL
St. Mark's Youth will enjoy a retreat at Solsberry Hill Retreat Center. The retreat is for all youth going into grades 7-12 in the fall (2019 high school grads included) and friends of youth in these age groups. Parents and youth are asked to contact Rodney Long to RSVP and/or to provide breakfast items. Youth and parents are asked to watch their email from Rodney Long for more information.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JULY 1
TUESDAY - FRIDAY, JULY 16-19
MISSION u AT UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS
Each year, United Methodist Women members prepare for faithful living and action by studying more about mission. Three mission studies are offered - one geographical, one topical, and one spiritual growth. If you think you might like to attend this event, please find further information on the UMW bulletin board in Garton Hall or contact Nina Taylor, our UMW president.
Scholarships are available to help defray the costs of attending the event.
Get to know one another; 
wear a name tag, please.  
Then pick up your name tag from the name tag tables in Garton Hall.
ST. MARKS STAFF EMAIL
Rev. Jimmy Moore, Pastor

Alayna Gray
Interim Coordinator of Children's Ministries stmarksdcm@gmail.com

Rodney Long, Director of Youth Ministries

Aaron Comforty, Children & Youth Music

Dennis Morgan, Head Custodian

Claire Schaffer, Administrative Assistant
Rev. Mary Beth Morgan, Pastor

Gerry Sousa, Director of Music Ministries

Natalie LeBeau, Finance Director

Sierra Roussos, Director,
St. Mark's Nursery School & Kindergarten director@smnurseryschool.org

Robin Cole, Asst. Director,
St. Mark's Nursery School & Kindergarten

Amy Weger, Office Manager,
St. Mark's Nursery School & Kindergarten
100 N. State Road 46 Bypass, Bloomington, IN 47408
Phone: 812-332-5788    Fax: 812-333-5544
100 N. State Road 46 Bypass, Bloomington, IN 47408
School Office Phone: 812-333-4007
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