Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti! Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Many thanks to everyone who helped during Holy Week and on Easter Sunday. I wo

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Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!

Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

Many thanks to everyone who helped during Holy Week and on Easter Sunday. I would especially like to thank Sue Rodgers, Naomi Morris, the Altar Guild, and those who assisted in services - Fr. Riches, Alan Panek, Deacon Converse, Jody Applebaum, Austin Caldwell, Jared Mitchell and Alec Mitchell.

I am also grateful to the Senior Choir, especially those who were present for all of the principle services and to the Junior Choir (and their parents) for all the time they put into preparing those wonderful anthems and introits.

Bernie and his team also deserve a lot of credit for all their long-suffering as they continue to labor on the Pipe Organ project. It was a great joy to hear it being played for the first time this Sunday after the service.

In Christ,
Fr. Patterson, Rector

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The Pascal Candle

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Perhaps you noticed the Pascal Candle this past Sunday. The Pascal Candle was first lit at the Easter Vigil (the Bishop blessed New Fire outside the church and from this the Pascal Candle was lit and then solemnly processed by the Deacon into the church). Our Pascal Candle is presently inside the altar rail where it will remain until Ascension Day (May 17th), when it will be extinguished between the reading of the Gospel and the recitation of the Creed. After Ascension the Pascal Candle will be placed in the back of the sanctuary, next to the baptismal font and it will be lit at baptisms.

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Altar Flowers

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A sheet on which you may sign-up to give Altar Flowers for any Sunday of the year is now located in the hallway just inside the back door. A $25 donation is suggested. Please be certain to indicate if the flowers are given in memory of, in thanksgiving for or in honor of a particular person, anniversary, birthday, etc.

You may also submit this information via e-mail at: secretary@stmarksrec.org

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Mark your Calendars - Seminar for Parents

As we grow as a parish, we have identified Children's & Youth Ministry as one of our top priorities at St. Marks. As a part of our efforts to better serve our children and youth, we will be hosting a "Ministering to Youth" conference on Saturday, May 12th. Speakers include The Reverend Brian Foos (Headmaster of St. Andrew's Academy, Lake Almanor, Ca) and The Reverend John Boonzaaijer (Rector of the Chapel of the Cross and Headmaster of The St. Timothy School). Parents - please mark your calendars now and plan to join us for this important seminar. Details to follow.

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Briefly Noted:

"Women's Day". May 4, 2012 (10:30 am) - St. Mark's will play host to the annual REC women's conference. This year the conference will be led by Mrs. Jolie Grout and is entitled "The God for all Seasons: The Gospel Through the Church Year." For more information please click here, speak with Dawn Mitchell or call the church office.
Easter Letter. Bishop Hicks has published his Pascal Letter, which you may read here.

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On the Calendar:

Vestry - April 22nd.
Feast of Title (St. Mark) - April 25th, Holy Communion, 6 pm. All are invited to dinner at the Rectory following the service. RSVP to Fr. Patterson or the church office if you plan to attend dinner.
Women's Day Luncheon - May 4th, beginning at 9:30 am.
Ministering to Youth - the Family and the Church (day long seminar) - May 12th at St. Mark's. A full schedule will be published soon.
Feast of the Ascension - May 17th. Holy Communion, 7:00 pm.
"Spring Fling" Youth Event - May 19-20. Details TBA.

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