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Pancake Breakfast

Do you enjoy meeting new people? If so, you may like hosting the coffee table on Sunday mornings after church. You are welcome to sign up anytime in the church office.  No baking required.  However, if you like to bake but don’t want to host coffee table, please call the church office and we can get you details on how to do that as well! 

Be sure to come and share a delicious pancake breakfast with friends, new and old, on Sunday, May 13 in the Social Hall.  Breakfast is served from 7:45 to 9:15AM.  All are invited and are encouraged to bring a friend along.

Come To Pastor’s Sunday School

In Pastor’s Sunday School we study the lectionary texts which follow the church calendar.  It’s an informal study, always open to all, at 8:30AM in the New Room, just behind the church office.  
 Below are the lectionary readings for this week:
 Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 Psalm 1 1 John 5:9-13 John 17:6-11

Living Fully / Dying Well

You are invited to St. Mark’s on May 12, 9-11:30 AM to hear from a variety of professionals about how to manage life’s aging challenges. Planning for the future while living life to its fullest can be very complicated.  Come to ask questions about a variety of topics that come with aging. More information is available in the office or contact Rev. Jeri at


Next Week

Have You Registered For The 17th Annual St. Mark’s Women's Retreat?

It is not too late to register for the Women’s Retreat happening May 18, 19, 20 at the Pine Valley Bible Conference Center, located 45 minutes east of San Diego off Interstate 8. Rev. Virginia Brown will be speaking on the theme “Shining God’s light in Our Dark Places”; we will be looking at the biblical perspective of how God’s love shines in those dark places so that nothing can overpower you except His goodness.

Spring Ring Concert

Hallelujah Chimes, Peace Ringers, Glory Ringers and Carillon Choir will fill the air with music during their annual Spring Ring Concert on Sunday, May 20 at 4:30PM. A reception will be held in the Social Hall to greet choir members and their directors. All are invited!

Upcoming Events

Old Testament Tour of Bible Giants

Venture with us as we plan for another fun and educational Vacation Bible School (VBS) program for ages 4 years and up. This year’s theme will be “Giants of the Bible” beginning August 20-24, from 9AM until 11:30AM. Every year we have been blessed with creative, and resourceful volunteers that make Scripture come alive for our VBS participants.  If you would like to help with VBS please contact: 
Renee Anderson: 
Karen Scanlon:

Calling 2018 Graduates

Each year, St. Mark’s likes to recognize this year’s college or high school graduates with a small gift. If you are a 2018 graduate or know someone who will be graduating who would like to be honored, please submit their name and the school’s name to the list to For college graduates, we would like to include not only the name of their college or university but also the degree received.


Memorial Service For Tricia Martin - May 26th

All are invited to remember the life of Tricia Martin Saturday, May 26 at 11AM at St. Mark’s.  A reception in the Social Hall will follow the service.

Thank You For Your Generous Support

by Kris Nieder, Director of Youth and Intergen Ministries
Please let me extend a heartfelt thank you for your generous support of our Sierra Service Project Team. The special offering for SSP raised $2,400! Thank you so much for making sure that St. Mark's can send an SSP team to Oregon this summer. Our youth Kai, Livia, Diana, Joliee, and Charlee will be traveling under the capable leadership of former SSP counselor Christina Peer.  Personally, I am so grateful for your support. It benefits all of our youth. In addition to SSP, it allows me to focus on our  innovative after-school programs, Confirmation, youth Sunday School, and youth directed volunteer opportunities (such as the Living Nativity Market and dinner, and the Mad Hatter Tea Party.) Thank you! 

A Joyous Occasion: Confirmation On May 20th 

by Kris Nieder, Director of Youth and Intergen Ministries

On Sunday, May 20, we will celebrate Confirmation during worship. Frankie, Livia, Christian, Kai, Joey, and Diana all participated in our Confirmation program. Thanks to the strong support of their mentors and parents, our confirmands were able to accomplish quite a lot in five months! Confirmands attended the Bishop's Confirmation Retreat. They volunteered at the Rolling Hills Dinner, Mad Hatter Tea Party benefiting Meals on Wheels, and the Preschool Carnival. They attended four classes to learn more about the United Methodist Church. And, they made interfaith visits to the Dharma Bum Buddhist Temple, the Islamic Center of San Diego, and the synagogue of Congregation Beth Israel. After the service, stop by the patio to enjoy cake in celebration of this truly joyous occasion at St. Mark's!

Never Miss A Sermon

Missed Sunday’s sermon? You can watch Sunday morning sermons on video via St. Mark’s website: They can also be found on St. Mark’s YouTube channel:

Coffee Servers

Do you enjoy meeting new people?  If so, you may like hosting the coffee table on Sunday mornings after church. You are welcome to sign up anytime in the church office.  No baking required.  However, if you like to bake but don’t want to host coffee table, please call the church office and we can get you details on how to do that as well! 

In Our Prayers

♥  RoseMarie  Pierce
♥  Loretta Tyler  
♥  Josie Naul 
♥  Jim and Linda Pierce
♥  Lelland Fletcher
♥  Hope Coleman 
♥  Todd Threw 
♥  Pat Timpano
♥  Venita & Charles Ballinger
♥  Al Johannesen
♥  Dolores Hall
♥  Jim Hill
♥  Marion Deitzler
♥  Barbara Workman
♥  Stephanie Ignacio
♥  Lloyd Scot 
Our Military Personnel:  
♡Kris Brendal, Army  
♡Robert S. Chisholm, Navy 
♡Craig Clemans, Marines  
♡Paul Clemans, Air Force  
♡Blake Cross, Navy  
♡Samuel England, Navy  
♡Lenny Hezelett, Navy 
♡Amanda Hoadley, Navy  
♡Michael Hunter, Navy  
♡Brady Jackson, Army  
♡Jeremy Munson, Navy   
♡Milo Riegle, Marines  
♡Casper Stalnaker, Navy
You are invited to participate in the St Mark's prayer chain via email. Prayer requests will be sent to you via an email account you provide; you will not be asked to do anything other than offer your private prayers for requests you receive. To participate, please email Donna Newby:


Next Week At A Glance

Sunday, May 13, 2018
7:45AM    Pancake Breakfast/SH
8:30AM    Pastor’s Sunday School/NR
9:30AM    Church Service/Sanc
Monday, May 14, 2018
12:00PM   School Event/SH
4:00PM     Youth Mindfulness/SH
6:00PM    Carillon Bells Rehearsal/SH
6:30PM     School Meeting/NR
6:45PM    AA Meeting/RM 9
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
12:00PM   School Event/SH
 6:00PM     Finance Meeting/NR
7:15PM     AA Meeting/RM 9
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
 5:00PM     Peace Ringers Rehearsal/SH
 5:30PM     Weekly Bible Study/NR
 6:00PM     Glory Ringers Rehearsal/SH
Thursday, May 17, 2018
9:30AM    Ties of Love/SH
12:30PM    School Event/SH
1:00PM      Interfaith disaster Council/NR
4:15PM     Children’s Choir Rehearsal/CR
5:20PM     Children’s Chimes Rehearsal/SH
7:00PM     Choir Rehearsal/CR                
                     Boy Scouts/SH
7:15PM     AA Meeting/RM 9
Friday, May 18, 2018
 12:30PM    School Event/SH
 Sunday, May 20, 2018
 8:30AM    Pastor’s Sunday School/NR
9:30AM    Church Service/Sanc 4:30PM   
                  Spring Ring Concert/Sanc

CR=Choir Room Sanc=Sanctuary Lib=Library SH=Social Hall NR=New Room

 *If you have any questions  about or would like to add an event to the church calendar, please contact the church office at 858-273-1480 ext.10 or

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