Dear Friends in God’s Family,

Whew! We completed our five-week series on the nature of the Trinity and the church. I preached all of January and five consecutive weeks in both English and Spanish. Pardon me for celebrating that milestone and THANK YOU to everyone who made that possible!

Copies of each sermon are available here in both English and Spanish. There are two ways that we will follow up on this series:  1) A series of three monthly town hall meetings beginning on February 18, and 2) A congregational survey that you can complete by clicking HERE for English and HERE for Spanish.

The survey is part of my thesis and is intended to help me learn what we at St. Mark’s may or may not have taken away from the series. It is a midpoint check-in that I hope you all will take 3-5 minutes to complete. Data from this survey, as well as the November-December survey, will also help inform our town hall meetings.

Our town hall meetings will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Sundays February 18, March 18, and April 15. They will include brief presentations and round table discussions in both English and Spanish. Childcare will be provided so that everyone can attend.

We will begin each town hall meeting night with a meal--potluck suppers on February 18 and March 18, and a youth-sponsored supper on April 15. Council members will serve as scribes for the discussions. The notes they take will be reviewed at the May council retreat and inform our present and future discernment and planning for the future of St. Mark’s.

These are important conversations for our congregation. All are highly encouraged to attend.

Perichoretically yours,*

Pastor Albert

* If you don’t know what perichoretically means, read the sermons. :-)

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Sermons in BOTH English and Español:

Sermon Series - 1 Introduction ~ Introducción
Sermon Series - 2 The Nature of the Trinity ~ La Naturaleza de la Trinidad
Sermon Series - 3 The Nature of the Church ~ La Naturaleza de la Iglesia
Sermon Series - 4 Unity & Diversity in the Church ~ Unidad y Diversidad en la Iglesia
Sermon Series - 5 In, With, & Around the World ~ En, Con y Alrededor del Mundo

Graphics in English:
Sermon Series - 3 Nature of the Church 
Sermon Series - 4 Unity and Diversity in the Church
Sermon Series - 5 In, With, and Around the World

Graphics in Español:
Sermon Series - 3 La Naturaleza Pericorética de Dios y la Iglesia
Sermon Series - 4 Unidad y Diversidad  
Sermon Series - 5 En, Con y Alrededor del Mundo