2021 COMMITMENT CARDS
SSUMC Leadership welcomes receiving 2021 Commitment Cards through November 15. Cards may be placed in the offering plate if worshipping with us in person or delivered to the Church Office. If you would like to receive a 2021 commitment card, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRAYER FOR THOSE IN MILITARY SERVICE PAST AND PRESENT
(From The United Methodist Book of Worship)
Righteous God, you rule the nations. Guard the brave men and women, past and present, in military service. Give them compassion for those who confront them as enemies. Keep our children from hate that hardens, or from scorekeeping with human lives. Though for a season they were or must be people of war, let them live for peace, as eager for agreement as for victory. Encourage them as they encourage one another, and never let hard duty separate them from loyalty to your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
WELCOME REV. MARK BECKER
Rev. Mark Becker was ordained an elder in full connection in the Florida Conference in 2004. He became the sixth president of the Foundation in 2015, after serving on the Foundation’s board for seven years, including two years as chairperson. Before joining the staff, he served in local church appointments for 14 years, most recently as senior pastor at Saint Paul United Methodist Church in Tallahassee. Prior to his call to ministry, Rev. Becker served as a nuclear trained officer on a nuclear submarine and a financial analyst with IBM. He has a Bachelor of Science from the United States Navy Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, an MBA from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and a Master of Divinity from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and a member of the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches board of directors.
SPRC MEETING – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 @ 7PM via ZOOM
A WORD OF GRATITUDE
Thank you, Mark, for your leadership in worship this morning. I appreciate you sharing your bold witness with the SSUMC Family. I am grateful for our friendship and to be in ministry with you. Sweet Blessings, Pastor Sarah