The third time is a charm. Is it really? I have heard this saying and have said it many times in the course of my life. I am not so sure I believe it is necessarily true. As July emerges, we begin a third year in shared min- istry. Pastor Curt McKee and St. Mark’s UMC begin a new year of service for the cause of the gospel. Thus far, we have been blessed and have reason to believe that will continue in days ahead. I am sensing a deeper call to prayer and to develop more intentional efforts to grow as true disciples of Jesus Christ. I hope that each of you will join in greater prayer and devote yourselves to serve the Lord more in coming days. I often use the phrase “Making Places for People.” That is a big part of our mission. But let me say how thankful that Donna and I, as parsonage family, are that you, dear people of St. Mark’s, have made a Place for us, in the church, in the community, and in your hearts.
So, I go forward in beginning the closing months of July, Joy and Anticipation of what God wants to do in us and through us. We live in both challenging and opportunistic times. I feel convinced God will grant us great opportunities to represent Christ even with any challenges we may face. God is for us, who can be against us? (Rom. 8:31) Let us begin our third year with expectation of great things, let us pray together, worship together, study together, and in the moments of struggle, let us hold fast to the One who never lets us go.
Thanks be to God for the marvelous gifts of His Son and His Spirit!
"This Week at St. Mark's"
9:30 am - Sunday School
10:45 am - Blended Worship Service and Children's Church
The nursery is open for infants and toddlers.
6:15 - Praise Team Practice
6:00 pm - Youth Group
6:15 pm - Choir practice
Please visit our calendar for a complete list of activities.
The Hands and Feet of Christ