Evensong - September 30th Please join us for Evensong in celebration of The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) - September 30th (time TBA). The Reverend

Update Trinity 12 2012

Evensong - September 30th

Please join us for Evensong in celebration of The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) - September 30th (time TBA).

The Reverend Canon Fenton will be with us for the service, as well as Aaron Eime (curator of the Heritage Museum at Christ Church, Jerusalem).

Canon Fenton writes: "During this feast the Israelites live in booths or tents commemorating and teaching future generations of the living conditions and God’s provision in the wilderness after He delivered them from slavery in Egypt. Their tent-like dwellings served to remind Israel that, even in the midst of trial and less than desirable circumstances, God provides. The feast is also a time of thankfulness and rejoicing for the Lord’s blessings throughout the agricultural year. Abiding in temporary shelters for seven days when their homes were full of great harvest was a humbling experience for the Israelites. Instead of fostering the idea that it was the work of their hands that produced the abundance of fruit and various other crops, their dwelling in booths was a stark reminder that everything that they have is a blessing and a gift from the Lord."


Sunday School 2012-2013

adult ss 2012 flyer

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.


Progress continues on Pipe Organ


Children's Cross nearing completion

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This summer, Father Thomas Smith (Chapel of the Cross, Reformed Episcopal Church, Dallas) worked to fashion a children's processional cross for St. Marks. Click here to view photos of the cross as it was being made.


Briefly Noted:

The September Newsletter is available online here.
Many thanks to all who came out last Saturday for our outside work day - we made a lot of progress!
If you plan to attend our Father/Son Retreat (Oct 26-28), RSVP to Fr. Patterson ASAP.
The entrance to the parking lot at the church will be repaved Sept 4-6.


On the Calendar:

Sunday School and Children's Church teachers commissioned - September 9th.
Sunday School begins. 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 - September 30th, time TBA.
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.