Christmas at St. Mark is a time of special worship opportunities and special Christmas giving opportunities. It is our prayer that you will find yourself participating in one or more of these opportunities.
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Worship


Fourth Sunday of Advent
Saturday, December 21: 5:00 PM worship
Sunday, December 22: 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM

Feel the Joy of Christmas Eve Worship
– December 24: Worship at 5:00 PM in the Sanctuary
– December 24: Worship at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary
– December 24: Worship with Communion at 9:00 PM in the Sanctuary

Worship schedule for the weekend of December 28 & 29
There is no 5:00 PM worship on Saturday, December 28
Sunday, December 29 – Worship after Christmas
– Sunday Worship at 10:30 AM (one service only)

Angel Tree

“A heartfelt “Thank you” to all who provided gifts for this years ‘Angel Tree’ AND for those who came out on Sunday afternoon to wrap and prepare those gifts to be received by our adopted families.”
– Children’s Ministries

The Angel Tree is a mission project of St. Mark’s Saints Fellowship group (children in grades 3-5)
Working with Circle of Concern, Saints Fellowship has adopted five families for Christmas.

St. Mark Family and Friends Annual Christmas Card Tree

Final Year for the Christmas Card Tree
Once again, St. Mark family and friends are invited to put a Christmas card on the tree in the corner of the Narthex. In lieu of sending cards to St. Mark church members, the intent of this tradition is that each family would offer what they would spend on postage/cards as a donation to our mission partners. A box for your donations can be found under the Christmas tree as well as clothespins to hang your cards on the tree. Please make checks, payable to St. Mark Presbyterian Church, noting “MISSION” on the memo line and optionally designate a mission partner as the recipient. If no mission partner is specified, the donation will be split among our core mission partners.

After a multi decade long run, this will be the finale season for the Christmas Card Tree. This is due to the decreased participation caused by the impact of digital communications and an increase in mission giving opportunities at St. Mark at the end of the year (Angel Tree, Christmas Alternatives, Isaiah 58 Christmas Store, and other giving opportunities).

Christmas Alternatives

The Mission Committee is sponsoring Christmas Alternatives.
Because we are blessed with many material possessions, when Christmas comes around we encounter a huge challenge selecting gifts for family and friends. Finding the perfect gift for someone who has many wonderful possessions is a difficult task! With this in mind, in 2001 the newly formed Mission Committee at St. Mark created “Christmas Alternatives”
Purchasing a gift through Christmas Alternatives not only honors the recipient, but also aids other deserving people who have so little, but need so much.
Members of the St. Mark Mission Committee look forward to helping you select the perfect gift during our 19th year of Christmas Alternatives. Thank you for your support during the past 18 years. Your gifts have had a direct and meaningful impact to our mission partners.

Our displays will be in the Narthex December 8, 15, 22.
In addition to the Christmas Alternatives items, gifts from Partners for Just Trade artisans and Fair Trade/Equal Exchange will also be available for purchase in the Narthex. We will continue our traditionof donating net proceeds from the sale of this merchandise to Partners for Just Trade.

Thank you for your support over the years. Download the Christmas Alternatives Shopping List Here. Print off the page, fill in the form, and return it to St. Mark with your check by December 24. (make check payable to: St. Mark Presbyterian Church)

If you have questions or suggestions about Christmas Alternatives, please contact Joyce Blackwell, Clarice Hutchens, or Christine Polak.