Bulletin for 2/28/2021

Community and St Mark United Methodist Church February 28th, 2021 Gathering and passing the peace-please remain masked and socially distanced. *Invocation: Leader: From generation to generation, God names us and claims us. People: Blessed be the Lord, our God. Leader: When we try to tell God what to do, Christ chastens us and leads us back onto the paths of […]

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Robert Collins obituary

This is the obituary for Anne Putnam’s father. Obituary for Robert “Pork Chops” Collins, Jr. Robert “Pork Chops” R. Collins, Jr., 99 joined his wife Shirley Derby Collins in heaven on February 20, 2021. Robert and Shirley were married for 56 glorious years before her passing in 2004. Pork Chops was a life-long member of Cottage Place United Methodist Church […]

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UMCOR helping Texas

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) responds to natural or civil disasters of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own. Through UMCOR, United Methodists extend loving care to people within the United States. When disaster strikes, it is local churches that provide the first response to their communities. This basic understanding—that disaster response […]

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Bulletin for 2/21/21

Here is tomorrow’s bulletin: Community and St Mark United Methodist Church February 21st, 2021 Gathering and passing the peace-please remain masked and socially distanced. *Invocation: Leader: When Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River, he emerged from the waters . . . People: to see the heavens splitting open and the Spirit soaring down like a dove. Leader: When Jesus was baptized in […]

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St Mark’s Eva M. Hill

Eva Mae Hill, age 82 went to be with the Lord on February 4, 2021. She was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church and retired from Roses Department store. Eva is survived by husband James R Hill Sr.; children James R Hill Jr. and his wife Sharron, Ann Heal, Donna Provost, Kenny Hill and his wife Karen; grandchildren […]

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Bulletin for 2/14/2021

Here is Sunday’s bulletin: Community and St Mark United Methodist Church February 14th, 2021 Gathering and passing the peace-please remain masked and socially distanced. *Invocation: Leader: The light of God is shining . . . People: shining around and within. Leader: The voice of God is calling . . . People: calling not just from ancient texts, Leader: but from here and now. People: The love […]

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We are back open

February 7th both churches will be back to in person worship, here is the bulletin: Community and St. Mark UMC Phase 2 Communion 2/7/2021 Prelude Welcome and announcements and passing the peace-please remain masked and social distanced. Opening Prayer: Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hidden. Cleanse the thoughts […]

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Church worship for the next two weeks

After looking at the numbers and speaking with the District Superintendent, it seems the safest course of action is to stay virtual on the 24th and 31st. Maryview’s ICU is over capacity and the numbers are trending in the wrong directions still. Please stay safe, wear your mask, social distance avoid crowds when possible and keep cleaning those hands. The message […]

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Covid response

The positivity rate in Portsmouth is now over 20% in addition, local ICU’s are filling up with Covid patients. On Friday I had a conversation with our DS Wayne Snead and it is probably best we take off from in person worship on the 10th and 17th. We will re-evaluate everything at that time. The Treasurer’s have asked that you […]

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January 3rd bulletin

Community and St Mark United Methodist Church January 3rd, 2021 Gathering and passing the peace-please remain masked and socially distanced. *Invocation: Leader: Arise; shine, for your light has come! People: We are called out of our darkness into light. Leader: Lift up your eyes and look around. People: We rejoice in the gift of light. Leader: Come let us worship […]

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Christmas Eve

Here is the bulletin for the Christmas Eve service at St Mark UMC at 5:00 PM. Please join us and bring a flashlight or the light of your cellphone as we will not be using candles this year. Community-St. Mark United Methodist Christmas Eve Service Entrance *Hymn                                   “What Child Is This”                                       UMH 219 Passing the peace […]

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Bulletin for 12/20/2020

Community and St Mark United Methodist Church December 20th, 2020 Gathering and passing the peace-please remain masked and socially distanced. *Invocation: Leader: Our souls magnify the Lord. People: Our spirits rejoice in God our Savior. Leader: The Mighty One has done great things for us. People: Holy is God’s name. Leader: God’s mercy is ever near, from generation to generation. […]

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Sunday the 13th bulletin

Community and St Mark United Methodist Church Phase 2 in-person worship December 13th, 2020 Gathering and passing the peace-please remain masked and socially distanced. *Invocation: Leader: Come! Rejoice in our God. Let us give thanks, whatever life brings. People: May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy. Leader: Let us prepare our hearts and our world for […]

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Bulletin for 12/6/2020

Community and St. Mark UMC Phase 2 Communion 12/6/2020 Prelude Welcome and announcements and passing the peace-please remain masked and social distanced. Opening Prayer: Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hidden. Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love […]

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Thanksgiving Eve Service

We will be having a joint Thanksgiving Eve Service at 7:00 PM at Community UMC 37 Cherry Road Portsmouth, please come join us. Community and St. Mark UMC Phase 2 Communion 11/25/2020 Prelude Welcome and announcements and passing the peace-please remain masked and social distanced. Opening Prayer: Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from […]

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