If you want to be involved, the following are ways you can help now:


Christmas Music and Flowers

Please consider making a donation in support of our special Christmas flowers and music. Donations may be accompanied by a dedication which will be included in the Christmas bulletin. Additionally, you may purchase and bring a red poinsettia to the church if you wish. Please deliver by Saturday, December 22. To be included in the bulletin, dedications must be received by Sunday, December 16. Please make your checks payable to Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church and place in Sunday offering or deliver to the parish office. Forms will be included in the Sunday service bulletins.


Food Drive

Saint Mark’s elementary Sunday schoolers are organizing a food drive to assist people through the food bank of The Burbank Temporary Aid Center (BTAC). They are collecting food in Advent, November 25 to December 16, that will be delivered the week before Christmas. Collection boxes are located in Parlour Hall. BTAC began in 1974 when the Ministerial Association and the Burbank Coordinating Council recognized the need for a centralized source of services. For information, speak to a Sunday schooler, the teachers or Mother Andrea Maier. Thank you to Elise Copley, our liaison to BTAC. Printed shopping lists are available in Parlour Hall and on Saint Mark’s Welcome Table. BTAC accepts donations of commercially prepared, unopened food. Please, no ramen noodles, or exotic, specialty-food items. If canned, easy-open pull-tabs are especially appreciated.
Canned meats (chicken and tuna)
Canned soups
Canned vegetables
Macaroni and cheese
Boxed stuffing
Instant potatoes (in box)
Cereals
Rice
Pasta
Pancake mixes
Syrup
(If you would like to add to your donation, purchased new and unopened personal hygiene supplies are also welcome, such as: toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, etc.) BTAC website: http://www.burbanktemporaryaidcenter.org/
Thank you for your generosity!


Host Coffee Hour

Each week we welcome all who worship at Saint Mark's to have a cup of coffee after the 8 am and 10 am masses and we need folk to sign up to make the coffee and set out the donuts! It's easy and fun! Want to host? Contact Elizabeth Eichhorn at elizabeth.collier23@gmail.com. She will walk you through what to do and how to do it.


Welcome Table Host

Would you like to be part of our welcome table host team? Saint Mark’s is known as a welcoming church and part of that is due to our welcome table each Sunday in the colonnade. It’s a very easy way to provide a warm smile and hello to visitors and parishioners alike. If you want to help, please email or call Chey Widdop, Associate for Community Life, at chey@saintmarks.la or 901-409-7068.

This week’s hosts: Pat and Steve Whaley

Steve and Pat Whaley have been attending Saint Mark’s Church for 15 years. Each Sunday they bring their three grandchildren, Kaylin, Owen, and Ava where they attend Youth Group and Sunday School or serve as acolytes. The Whaley’s "Grands" enjoy singing with the Young Choristers as well as participating in special events like the annual Easter Egg Hunt and the infamous Halloween Coffee Hour. This Thanksgiving Steve and Pat helped Mother Andrea Maier set up and serve a turkey dinner in the Parlour Hall with other church volunteers to a wondrously eclectic group of guests. Pat and Steve described this as a very rewarding and fun way to spend Thanksgiving! 


Name tags—Do you need one?

Do you need a name tag? Have you seen other church members wearing name tags? Maybe you've thought, "How do I get one of those?" It's easy--visit the welcome table and let the host know you need one. Or, you can email or call Chey Widdop, Associate for Community Life, to request one at chey@saintmarks.la or 901-409-7068.