SUNDAY LUNCH GOD TALKS!

Youth (grades 7-12) are invited to meet IN PERSON from noonish-1:30 at St. Mark on the following Sundays: May 23, May 30 & June 6 (I say noon-ish because I’ll be coming from 11am worship–and you can too!) Please be masked and prepare to socially distance, and BRING A SACK LUNCH. I will provide drinks and something sweet. Consider applying sunscreen or a wearing a hat since we’ll be outside. Please email me (jenn@stmarkpresbyterian.org) if you would like to attend. If we’re a smaller group, we’ll meet on the deck of the administration bluilding. If we’re larger, we’ll picnic on the grass. Questions? Concerns? Feel free to reach out! I know many of us are slowly crawling out of pandemic isolation and maybe forgot how to hang out with people.

PENTECOST SPECIAL OFFERING

The Pentecost Offering unites us in a church-wide effort to support young people and inspire them to share their faith, ideas, and unique gifts with the church and the world, and also address the needs of at-risk children. 40% of the Pentecost offering can be retained by individual congregations wanting to make an impact in the lives of young people within their own community. The remaining 60% is used to support children-at-risk, youth, and young adults through ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. Contributions to the offering can be made anytime. We will have a special collection the weekend of May 22 & 23, 2021. Please note “Pentecost” on your check or envelope. Online donation can be made via our website.

“TABLES OF 5 OR 6”

Now that we can begin to think about getting together again (cautiously, of course), your Membership Commission has decided to re-start one of St. Mark’s favorites – “Tables of 7 or 8.” We are re-branding it as “Tables of 5 or 6” this time around, partly to make it easier to gather at an appropriate distance around your dinner table. People who have participated in the past will tell you that this is a great opportunity to meet other St. Mark members. A Membership Commission member will be available to help you sign up beginning Saturday night May 1. Or register online here. Table assignments and a start date will be determined once we have a nice complement of sign-ups. Please contact Dick Allen at dickpaulallen@gmail.com  or (949) 533-6845 with any questions.

YOU’RE INVITED!

The Children and Youth Ministry Commission would like to extend an invitation to families to join us at the 11am Sunday worship service. The worship leadership team is experimenting with making the service intergenerational, that is, accessible to worshippers of all ages. We’re working hard to imagine what a more inclusive service looks like, and we’d love to see you there! Please remember to register on the St. Mark website by Friday at noon.

GUN SAFETY:

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship is supporting the Bipartisan Senate Bill for Background Checks, and is asking us to contact our Senators and ask them to support the bill. You can click here to email a message to Senator Dianne Feinstein and here to email Senator Alex Padilla. If this is an area of interest to you feel free to contact Sallie Jane Super at salliejane.super@gmail.com.