GPS - Give, Pray, Serve

Dear Friends,

Can you remember the days of taking a paper map out of the glove compartment in the car and trying to find your way to a destination? Many times this would cause frustration, it could be difficult to find your
way. Today, I am most grateful for the map apps on my phone that guide me to where I need to go. Even if I miss a turn, the word “recalculating” is announced as the app gives me a new route to help me find my
way. I am thankful for this!

Our faith journey might be similar to this situation. As we grow in our faith we might find ourselves moving forward, then all of a sudden our lives take a turn and we are left feeling lost or confused. As we
try to find our way out of feeling lost we might need help in “recalculating” our path, we need a guide to help us get on the path where we need to go. It happens to us all.

This year, at St. Mark’s you’ll find tools to help you examine where God is found in your life, and to help you check your map as you prayerfully consider where God may be calling you to go. God’s saving love
finds us where we often don’t think it can exist. As you set your course for 2019, using your spiritual GPS, I invite you to examine your path, to pray about how your Encounter with Christ might lead you to go
a different direction and to commit to Giving, Praying and Serving which will certainly lead each of us to Christ.

Yours in Giving, Praying and Serving,

Father Ben Uhlenkott, Pastor

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