St. Mark's United Methodist Church | 3359 Louisville Rd. Louisville, TN 37777 | Phone: 865.977. 6128 | Fax: 865.977.6154 
Welcome Welcome to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church! St. Mark’s has as its mission developing Christian disciples who glorify God. We pray that all of the ways we live and work together will strengthen us in our faith and in our witness to the world. Our connections to the St. Mark’s congregation serve to equip us to live our faith in our homes, our schools, and our places of employment. We encourage you to participate in the many opportunities for worship, study, mission outreach, and fellowship that make up our life together as a community of faith. We look forward to helping you find where God is calling you to share in the ministries of the congregation and grow in your Christian walk. At St. Mark’s, you will find all ages serving in ministry and seeking to live as faithful followers of Jesus Christ. As a community of faith we strive to pray for each other, share in the joys and concerns of each other, and extend the peace and love of Christ one to another. We hope you will feel welcome at St. Mark’s. We encourage you to explore the possibility of making St. Mark’s your church home.

Latest News From the Pastor:
Dear Friends, Happy New Year! Welcome to 2015! Welcome to new opportunities! Welcome to new ideas! Welcome to new friends! Welcome to old friends! Welcome to new stam Welcome to new programs and ministries! Welcome to change! Welcome to God in our midst! You get the picture! A new year gives us a wonderful opportunity to start begin again. It is a perfect opportunity to reflect and give thanks for the year that has past and seek forgiveness for the ways we have fallen short. It is a perfect opportunity to recommit ourselves to the cause of Christ! It is a time of asking God to guide us as we begin a new year! We have an opportunity to join with God as He does a new thing in our midst! I can't wait to see what God can do and will do at St. Mark's! Have a blessed 2015! Blessings, Pastor Becky

Service Times Sunday
9:30 am -- Sunday School
10:45 am -- Blended Worship Service Monday through Friday
2:45 pm - 5:45 pm -- S.M.I.L.E. After-school program Wednesday
5:00 pm -- Fellowship Meal
6:00 pm -- Youth Group
6:15 pm -- Choir practice






Upcoming Events The NEW Sunset Circle of the United Methodist Women Our first official gathering of the Sunset Circle will be on Thursday, January 22 at 6:30pm located at the home of Jackie Kelly and Jerry Page. All of women of the church are invited to attend who are interested in fun, fellowship, food (minimal chocolate) and mission work. For specific address information, please contact the church office at 977-6128 or contact Jackie Kelly at 983-4047. Financial Peace Class (Based on the work of Dave Ramsey) Taking control of your money is only 20% head knowledge; the other 80% is behavior. The best way to work on that 80% and shift behavior is sitting with other families and working through these things together. You'll realize that other people struggle and make the same mistakes that you do. We are committed to provide a safe place for people to learn about money while receiving support and encouragement from others. All are welcome to take this class. Invite your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers! Our Class begins Monday, January 26 @ 6:30p.m. for 9 weeks. Cost: $30.00 —Book and materials To sign up, please call the church office at 977-6128 or email at His Kid's Choir Practice will be held on Mondays at 4p.m. beginning January I I. They will be singing in worship each Sunday in January. For more information, please contact Cathy Kudich at (614) 432-4755. New Young Adult Class The Saint Mark's young adults will meet January 12 at 6:30pm at El Sazon Mexican Restaurant on Alcoa Highway. Bring your gaudiest leftover Christmas ornament for a fun white elephant gift exchange. Do not spend over $5.




As you do your regular shopping, you are invited to pick up an item or two for the Louisville Christian Assistance Center and say a prayer for the folks who will receive it!


January Wish List:


Ramen Noodles

Toothpaste & Toothbrushes

Grocery Bags


Simple Idea...


Many of us travel for work or vacation. As you stay in a motel/hotel, you are invited to pick up the complimentary hygiene items and bring them back for the LCAC.


Constant Needs at the LCAC:

Contributions—Donations can be made through the church. Just write LCAC in the memo line.


Volunteers—Most needed times are Mondays and Fridays from 9a.m.-1 p.m.


You can come and work part of that time


or all.


Baby Clothes


Hygiene Items—Shampoo, Women's


Deodorant, bars of soap

Worship Preparations for January


Following are the themes for worship each Sunday.

You are invited to read, study and pray over each

text as we each prepare to worship together.


January 4 - Sermon: The Main Thing

                   Scripture: Matthew 2:1-2


Sermon Series: Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations


January 11- Sermon: The Practice of Radical Hospitality

                   Scripture: Romans 15:7


January 18- Pastor Becky@Resurrection with Youth


January 25- Sermon: The practice of Passionate Worship

                    Scripture: Psalm 84:1-2


February 1- Sermon: The Practice of Intentional Faith Development

Scripture: Acts 2:42


February 8- Sermon: The Practice of Risks-Taking Mission & Service

Scripture: Acts 2:42


February 15- Sermon: The Practice of Extravagant Generosity

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:11