Snowstorm and Worship Service?

The leaders of SRC are monitoring the weather forecast and potential impact on our Sunday morning worship service.  We will publicize a decision whether or not to proceed with the Sunday worship service no later than 7:30AM Sunday morning. Stay tuned.

10 Reasons Church Members Don’t Invite Others to Church

SRC Family- From time to time throughout 2019, as your pastor with a focus on church revitalization, I will be sharing resources to encourage and equip us for our work together. Here’s a video and article that will hopefully serve as a reminder for us to “Pray, Invest and Invite” in 2019. Pastor Mike

10 Reasons Church Members Don’t Invite Others to Church

10 Reasons Church Members Don’t Invite Others to Church

  1. “I just don’t think about it.”
  2. “I’m afraid I’ll be rejected.”
  3. “The music isn’t that good.”
  4. “The preaching isn’t strong.”
  5. “We’ve got too many church problems right now.”
  6. “Our church is already too crowded.”
  7. “Nobody ever challenged me to invite anyone.”
  8. “I don’t know how to start the conversation.”
  9. “It’s the Spirit’s job—not mine—to bring people to church.”
  10. “It’s too far for people to come.”

Some highlights from today’s Rainer Report:

  • When you invite someone to church with whom you have a relationship, they often will accept the invitation.
  • Relationships is the number one factor for someone accepting an invitation to visit a church—not the music style.
  • Introversion is no excuse to disobey the Great Commission.
  • When church members invite others to church, it creates a culture of inviting and builds momentum in the church.

“Attributes of God” Sermon Series (begins January 13)

Date Speaker Attributes of God Text
13-Jan Don White Attribute 1- His Holiness Exodus 15:11
20-Jan Don White Attribute 2- His Self-Existence & Self-Sufficiency John 5:26
27-Jan Don White Attribute 3- His Incomprehensibility Deuteronomy 4:12, 15
3-Feb Don White Attribute 4- His Omnipotence Psalm 115:3, Luke 1:37
10-Feb Don White Attribute 5- His Love I John 4:7-12
17-Feb Mike McOrmond Attribute 6- His Wisdom Proverbs 3 & 8
24-Feb Mike Sicienski Attribute 7- His Justice & Mercy
3-Mar Don White Attribute 8- His Immutability Psalm 102:25-28, Hebrews 13:8

FoodLink Food Distribution Volunteers Needed

The United Church of Marion is seeking volunteers to help with organizing & handing out the Foodlink allotments for December, January and February.

Distribution dates are 2nd Tuesdays of month from 2:30 – 5:30 P.M. or whatever time one can give.

If you have any questions or interest, then please contact Johanna Shaff at the church office number of 315-926-5501.

“Songs of Christmas” Sermon Series

Date Speaker Songs of Christmas Text
2-Dec Don White Gabriel’s Song Luke 1:26-38
(Advent 1) Preparing the Way
9-Dec Don White Mary’s Song Luke 1:46-56
(Advent 2) He Has Done Great Things
16-Dec Don White Zechariah’s Song Luke 1:67-79
(Advent 3) Promise Kept
23-Dec Don White Angels’ Song Luke 2:1-14
(Advent 4) Glory to God in the Highest
30-Dec Jim Harden Simeon’s Song Luke 2:25-32
(Advent 5) My Eyes Have Seen the Glory

Thanksgiving Eve Service (7:00PM, Wednesday, November 21)

Marion Community Thanksgiving Eve Service

Servicio de Acción de Gracias

7:00PM, Wednesday, November 21, 2018



Call to Worship #787 Give Him Thanks

*Hymn of Praise # 790 We Gather Together


Unison Readings:  Psalm/Salmo 100

Hymn:  Forever/Siempre

Congregational Prayer of Thanksgiving

Oración Congregacional de Acción de Gracias

Hymn #794 Let All Things Now Living

Scripture:  Ephesians/Efesios 5:6-21

Meditation:  Spirit-Filled Christians are Grateful Christians/Cristianos llenos del Espíritu son cristianos agradecidos

Prayer for Blessing on the Word

*Hymn of Response # 10 Majesty/Majesdad



Accompanist:  Linda Kellogg

Leading in Prayer:  Pastor Alfredo Resendiz; Pastor Mike McOrmond

Preacher:  Pastor Don White

Sound Tech:  Shawn Burditt

Hautle Family at REFUGE (4:30-6:00PM, Sunday, November 18)

Brent (Dad), Jen (Mom), Amy (daughter) & Christopher Hautle (son) will be joining us at REFUGE this Sunday at 4:30PM. Brent will be sharing about his life and work with CEF (Child Evangelism Fellowship). Come listen to a man who is not just a “fan” but a “follower” of Jesus. He also serves as an example of our theme verse of loving God and neighbor. REFUGE is for 5th-12th grade youth, but if any SRC folks want to join us for Brent’s talk from 5:15-5:45PM, you are welcome.

ThanksLiving Sermon Series

Date Speaker Title Text
4-Nov Don White “Why Am I Here?” Revelation 4:1-11
11-Nov Don White Recipe for Thanksgiving Days Philippians 4:6-13
18-Nov Don White “A Good Thing” Psalm 92:1-15
25-Nov Don White Songs of Thanksgiving Psalm 95:1-7

“Man Up” Group (Sundays, 11:15AM-12:00 Noon)

Description:  A small group for men that is focused on raising up a new generation of godly husbands, fathers, sons, servants and leaders in SRC. The main purpose of the group is to help build a stronger relationship with God and with other men of God. There is an emphasis on applying the Word of God, sharing our lives, and praying for one another. “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17)

Leader:  Mike McOrmond

Gender:  Men

Marital Status:  Married and Singles

Age Range:  Older Teens to Mid 50s

Time:  11:15 AM – 12:00 Noon

Day:  Sunday

Frequency:  Weekly

Childcare:  Nursery & Children’s Sunday School Classes Provided

Location:  Gym Stage in Education Building @ SRC