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9-Week Book Studies Starting This Sunday

What would it mean to engage in responsible contemporary theological activity that is also authentically Wesleyan? What would be the potential benefit of doing so? pursuit of these questions led Rev. Dr. Randy L. Maddox to write Responsible Grace, John Wesley’s Practical Theology. Rev. Dr. Maddox is currently the institute secretary of the Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies and Professor of Wesleyan and Methodist Studies at Duke Divinity School.

Rev. Jeri will lead a 9-week book study beginning this Sunday, July 1, from 4 – 5:30 PM at St. Mark’s, in the New Room. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited, no matter how new or seasoned you are in Methodist doctrine. Together, let’s journey and learn John Wesley’s practical theology.

Sign-up in the office. Books can be ordered on-line or purchased through St. Mark’s for $28.

One Room Sunday School

Parents please be sure to pick up your children from One Room Sunday School in room 6 promptly after church before heading to the patio to enjoy fellowship time.

Celebrating 45 Years of Service This Sunday June 24th 

CCSA is celebrating 45 years of caring, supporting, and assisting San Diego’s Low-income & Homeless individuals and families. Let’s join together and celebrate. We welcome all community members, staff, churches, volunteers, donors and supporters. “Past, Present and Future: Ecumenical Service followed by Cake & Ice Cream social. Sunday, June 24th at 3pm.


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:
1 Samuel 17:32-49
Psalm 9:9-20
2 Corinthians 6:1-13
Mark 4:35-41

Next Week

Celebration of Life for Leslie Coleman

Everyone is invited to come and celebrate the life of Leslie Coleman at St. Mark’s on Saturday, June 30 at 11 AM. There will be a reception in the Social Hall following the service. Please be sure to wear bright clothing at Leslie’s request. In leiu of flowers the family suggest donations be made in St. Mark’s UMW for missions or to the San Diego Humane Society

Upcoming Events

Boxes Needed for the Wall of Jericho

If we are to build a massive wall around Jericho at this summer's Vacation Bible School, we need all the boxes you encounter, please. All sizes and shapes. Please hang on to them until after the yard sale on August 4, or we'll come and pick them up from you. Questions? Karen Scanlon at or phone 858 583-4992.

Office Closed July 4th

The church office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 in observation of Independence Day. Office will resume regular business hours Thursday, July 5.

Back To School Backpacks

Community Christian Service Agency (CCSA) Backpack Program is underway. St. Mark’s hopes to collect 75 packs for local students in K-9th grade. We will collect new backpacks and school items through July 22 when we will bless the packs and their eventual recipients during church. The flyer and backpack listing is in the church office or you can go to -to-school-program for more information. Thanks in advance for your generosity.


Bible Giants Need You by Karen Scanlon

On June 10, your Vacation Bible School team romped the center aisle of the church to introduce this year's theme, Old Testament Tour of Bible Giants. Planners dressed as tourists with a mix of props traveling to Mt. Ararat, Shinar, Valley of Elah, Tarshish, Ninevah, and into the Promised Land at Jericho.

All children ages four years and up are welcome to participate in this summer's Vacation Bible School drama. Flyers with registration forms are available in the church office and online at http:// Pack your bags, everybody, don't miss the boat (big flood comin'). We need you for a few hours, a single job in prep, or attending one (or more) of our two-and-a-half hour sessions in August. Please let us know how you'll help, won't you? This is living our United Methodist faith. Please call or email: Renee Anderson: Karen Scanlon:

Girl Scouts are Graduating

Girl Scout Troop 3405 began in 2006 at Bay Park Elementary school under the leadership of Lori Cummings. The girls have accomplished many amazing achievements over the years, including Bronze, Silver and one Gold Award received by Megan Moreau.

Some of their adventures include bridging over the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge in 2011, taking a trip to Yosemite in middle school, and working on community service and outreach projects. There are six Ambassador Scouts now who attend Clairemont High School. They are all graduating with honors and matriculating to 4-year universities. Two of the girls are Salutatorians for the class of 2018. Two of our other Scouts at UC High and the School of Performing Arts High School are graduating in the top of their class and also heading off to college. Most of our girls have received academic scholarships. We are so proud of the amazing accomplishments of our troop over the last 12 years.


St. Mark's Annual Yard Sale

St. Mark’s Yard Sale Committee is planning the Annual Yard Sale and hopes that you have too! Please start planning what you would like to contribute to the sale as well as when you would like to volunteer to help during the sorting/ pricing work times: Saturday July 28 and July 30 - August 2 and sale day August 3 - 4. You might think that the yard sale sounds like a lot of work - and it is! But it’s a lot of fun, too! And remember, if you help get ready for the sale, you get to shop early! The yard sale is also a great outreach to the community!

Volunteers Needed

Are looking for an opportunity to volunteer your time and talents at church? Do you have some free time during the week? If so, please consider becoming an office volunteer. For more information please contact: 858-273-1480.

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:

In Our Prayers

♥ Malinda Whiteley & Family
♥Josie Naul’s Family
♥ Adam DeProfio
♥ Robinson Family
♥ Larry Russell
♥ Forrest Sedgwick
♥ Kelly Hopkins
♥ Rose Marie Pierce
♥ Phyllis Drewett
♥ Sherry Forrest
♥ Vera Morrison
♥ Al Johannesen
♥ Dolores Hall
♥ Jim Hill
♥ 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
♡Nathan Streeter, Army
♡Robert Tarango, 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, June 24, 2018
8:30AM Pastor’s Sunday School/NR
               Summer Family Choir/CR
9:30AM Church Service/Sanc
12:00PM Tongan Fellowship/Sanc
3:00PM CCSA 45th Celebration/Sanc&SH
Monday, June 25 2018
6:45PM AA Meeting/RM 9
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
5:00PM Education
7:00PM Trustees/Lib
7:15PM AA Meeting/RM 9
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
3:30PM UMW Executive Mtg/Lib
5:30PM Weekly Bible Study/NR
Thursday, June 28, 2018
7:00PM Choir Rehearsal/CR
                Boy Scouts/SH
7:15PM AA Meeting/RM 9
Friday, June 29, 2018
7:00PM Koniseti Misanle/SH
Saturday, June 30, 2018
11:00AM Leslie Coleman Service/Sanc
Sunday, July 1, 2018
8:30AM Pastor’s Sunday School/NR
                Summer Family Choir/CR
9:30AM Church Service/Sanc
4:00PM Book Study/NR

 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
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