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Update Trinity 13 2012

This Sunday - the start of Children's Church

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Children's Church is a ministry that seeks to assist parents in training their children to be active and thoughtful worshippers of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.

Please click here to read a description of Children's Church.

To the right you see the altar that was hand fashioned for our use by a friend of this parish (Mr. Warren Miehl). I think that all will agree that it is very lovely! Please stop by the Children's Church room (which doubles as our Choir Room) to see it and to admire the new paint job in there (thanks to Sue Rodgers, Sara & David Patterson, Ginny & Bob Leonetti).

Next to the altar you see a processional cross that was hand crafted for our use by Fr. Thomas Smith (Associate Rector of the Chapel of the Cross, Dallas). This gift was made possible by a generous donation of friends of this parish and will be set apart (through prayer) for sacred use next week. Beginning this Sunday, our children will follow this cross each week as they depart for Children's Church.


"No Turning Back" - new Pipe Organ

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The new pipe organ console has now been installed! Great work Bernie and team!

The team will continue to add more pipes in the months ahead (about half of the pipes are currently playable).


Driveway Repair - nearly complete

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God willing the driveway project will be finished early next week. The potholes are gone and it is safe to drive on the new portion of the parking lot.


Evensong - September 30th at 7 pm

Please mark your calendar and join us on Sunday, September 30th at 7 pm as we celebrate Sukkot (The Feast of Tabernacles) with a service of Evensong.

Read more.


Sunday School:


Sunday School begins on September 16th.

We plan to have 4 classes for Children and Young Adults - Preschool & Kindergarten; 2nd and 3rd grade; 5th and 6th grade and Catechism Class (7th and above).

Adult Sunday School this fall will largely be exploring how the history of missions in China can help shape the life and ministry of St. Marks today. We also are looking forward to a visit from Aaron Eime, the curator of the Heritage Museum at Christ Church, Jerusalem. And Genna Mitchell will report on her recent missions trip to Spain.

View the adult SS schedule and a syllabus.


Altar Flowers

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A calendar on which to sign-up to give flowers to adorn the altar may be found on the bulletin board in the back hallway.

The suggested donation is $25, but less (or more) may be given.


Briefly Noted:

Sunday School and Children's Church teachers will be commissioned this Sunday.
Volunteers to host coffee hour are needed. Please sign up in the library.
Many thanks to those serving as teachers in 2012-2013:

Children's Church Teachers: September: Sara Patterson & Bob Leonetti; October: Vicki Petty & Genna Mitchell; November: Mike McTigue and Matt Mitchell; December: Phyllis Darrah & Samantha Ford; January: Dawn Mitchell & Kirsten Horton; February: Sue McGorrey & Karyn Price; March: Sara Patterson & June Maxwell; April: Diane McTigue & Melissa Caldwell; May: Rob Ford & Chuck Horton.

Sunday School Teachers: Pre-school and Kindergarten - Judy Stankewiz & Naomi Morris; 2nd and 3rd grade - Ginny Leonetti; 5th and 6th grade - Fred Rodgers; 7th & 9th grade - Fr. Patterson.


Additions to the weekly calendar:

Daily Prayer . . . Mid-Week Eucharist . . . Weekly Bible Study

Please note the following additions to our weekly calendar:
Tuesday - Friday:
* Morning Prayer - 8:30 am
* Evening Prayer - 4:30 pm
* Morning Prayer - 8:45 am
* Holy Communion - 9:00 am
* Bible Study (beginning September 26th) - 9:30 am
* Nursery School Chapel - 11:00 am
* Nursery School Staff Prayer & Bible Study - 11:40 am
* Evening Prayer - 4:30 pm


On the Calendar:

Sunday School and Children's Church teachers commissioned - this Sunday.
Sunday School begins - September 16th. Read more.
St. Mark's Nursery School begins - September 10th.
Canon Charles Gillin's consecration is scheduled for the Feast Day of St. Michael and All Angels (September 29th) at 2 pm. More information is available here.
Evensong at St. Mark's Church - Sukkot, September 30th, 7 pm.
Acolyte Training Retreat - October 19th-20th. More info TBA.
Oktoberfest (an annual diocesan youth event) - October 20-21 at St. Marks. Stay tuned for more information.