December 15, 2022
“Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.” Colossians 3:14
On Thursday, September 22, the congregation held a picnic in the courtyard to celebrate our fellowship and love. After the meal, Rev. Nancy Threadgill asked the group, many of whom were new to the congregation, why they had chosen to join St. Mark’s Church. Some responded that we are a welcoming congregation – a diverse group bound by our love for one another. Others were attracted by the wisdom and beauty of our Anglican heritage – a church where you can ask questions.
In 2020, St. Mark’s Vestry adopted our mission statement:
“Sharing Christ’s love unconditionally through transformational worship and service.”Under the leadership of The Rev. Nancy Threadgill, our congregation stands out for its love and acceptance of all. We are a home and a refuge in the Johnstown community. New members are finding us because we embody the best of our tradition. Something great is happening at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church!
During the seasons of Advent and Christmas, St. Mark’s Church asks its members to consider making your annual pledge. Your increased support will allow us to sustain and grow our ministries and share God’s love with even more people.
Christian stewardship calls us to return to God what belongs to God – return our time, talent and treasure to the place where you know God’s work is being done, where God’s love is returned to God and our neighbor. As we work to be good stewards, St. Mark’s Church will embody the mission that the Vestry adopted early 2020!
As we begin this year’s Annual Pledge campaign, we are sure that we can count on you again.
Enclosed is a commitment form. Please prayerfully consider your commitment. When you have completed the form, please return it. Pledge Cards are available through the church office (call 814-535-6797 or email email@example.com We ask that you return it by the end of December.
Thank you for being a vital part of this congregation.
The Rev. Nancy Threadgill & the Vestry of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church