St. Mark's United Methodist Church | 3359 Louisville Rd. Louisville, TN 37777 | Phone: 865.977. 6128 | Fax: 865.977.6154  Welcome to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church! St. Mark’s UMC seeks to make places for people to encounter the living Christ. It is our desire to become disciples and make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Through worship, study, and service, we honor the risen One. You are invited to be part of what God is doing at St. Mark’s. There are many opportunities to serve and grow in the faith with new ministries to be emerging in days ahead. There is a place here for you waiting to be discovered. We the church family, await with excitement, your arrival.
 From the Pastor I AM WITH YOU...We have been considering how God uses unlikely persons for the Kingdom’s work. There have been a variety of people we have looked at so far and will continue the process. I am constantly amazed how God uses people in unlikely places, in unlikely ways to somehow get the job done. Take the prophet Jeremiah. Yeah, I know he is one of the long-winded prophets, we kindly say Major prophet, but look at his calling. Obviously, he was young, probably still considered a child. It is recorded in Jeremiah 1, as he heard those famous words from the Lord, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." (verse 5) How would you like to be a young person and hear this word? Jeremiah gave a lame attempt to get out of it. He stated he was too young and not very good at speaking. (verse 6) The Lord did not buy that and sent Jeremiah on with this promise, "…"for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the Lord. Those words alone are enough for anyone, at any time, in any circumstance. So what about us? Do we really affirm these four words, I Am With You? It is so vital that we have a faith which knows God does not leave us nor forsake us. In fact, he empowers us even in weakest moments. When we are weak, we are actually strong in the Lord. That becomes the impetus for our Vision, our Ministry and Mission. As we continue in the process of renewing our place of study and fellowship; as we seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus, let us bear witness to the fact that God is in our midst, that God is calling and sending us with the Good News. For some, that could mean a long journey. For others, it could be merely being the Body of Christ in our community. Will you own, the calling you have, to serve Christ? Will you step forward, as did Isaiah and say, "Here I am Lord, send me?" I pray that each of us will in days ahead. JOYFUL SONG, Pastor Curt

"This Week at St. Mark's"

 

Sunday

9:30 am - Sunday School

10:45 am - Blended Worship Service and Children's Church

The nursery is open for infants and toddlers.

 

Tuesday

6:15 - Praise Team Practice

 

Wednesday

6:00 pm - Youth Group

6:15 pm - Choir practice

6:15pm - His Kids Choir Practice

 

Please visit our calendar for sermon notes and further study suggestions.

 

 

The Hands and Feet of Christ

 

 

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(The Canine Costume Contest is a fundraising activity as part of the Town of Louisville’s 2016 Octoberfest.)