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the EPISTLE The Monthly Parish Newsletter of SAINT MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH AUGUST 2017 • ISSUE 225

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here is the summer going? It seems amazing that it is already time to look forward to the Fall and the many programs retuning and new opportunities for Christian Formation that are beginning. If you haven’t had a chance to take the parish survey to assist the Vestry in this vison/mission statement work—this would be a great time to do so (see link below). One of the top priorities we learned from our listening sessions last year and this year was the desire for opportunities for fellowship and formation. As we conclude in September with our “liturgical adventures” through Enriching Our Worship I and the Church of England’s Supplemental Materials, we will launch a series of Adult Forums on Sunday morning that will focus on Outreach, Ministry to the World and the Book of Exodus. The Exodus study will help us prepare for the diocesan focus on Exodus beginning this year, the “Big Read” of Exodus, and the first Exodus Convocation at Procter on September 16th. The theme is that God’s people must move out into the world to do ministry—and seek the “promised land” amidst our neighbors and communities. These all begin on September 10th at 9:30 in the Parish Hall with an overview of the program year, and an opportunity to have fellowship and get caught up on what has been happening at Saint Mark’s. On September 17th our Deacon, Joan Maynard, will present a session on the importance of Outreach, and extending our

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Above: "Crossing of the Red Sea", Nicholas Poussin (2017 Wikipedia)

Below left: SNAP-Ed Connection - USDA Below right: Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock (CBS)

“hearts, hands, and voices” beyond the parish walls. On September 24 the first of four consecutive guest speakers will talk on one of the particular ministries Saint Mark’s supports—from NNEMAP Food Pantry, to CATCH Court, to My Brother’s Closet. Four additional sessions will follow in the Spring. Saint Mark’s is actively involved in supporting and ministering to over a dozen such worthy programs—and hopefully we

will not only learn a little more about them but also come to know some of the many people who are involved. After each set of four sessions Joan will lead us again for a sixth session of discussion and theological reflection. Yet Adult Forum on Sunday mornings is not all that is happening for formation on Sundays. Following up on the extremely well supported series on World Religions and its companion series Holy Lands—Heavenly Foods, we will leap heavenward beginning on September 24th at 2:00 in the Canterbury Center for another original series by the rector God and the Final Frontier: The Theology of Star Trek. These will explore how (particularly the original series—but others as well) speak to the values of its “secular humanist” creator Gene Roddenberry, and offer an outline of positive human growth and evolution. Be sure to check out the Adult Formation schedule listed within this Epistle, as well as the many opportunities for our children and young people put together by Christopher. As the summer wanes, the Fall promises to be event-filled, eclectic, and spirit building. Hope you will be able to join us for many of the wonderful opportunities, be in support of our guest speakers, and dream a little bit about traveling among the stars…

eConnect Assist the Vestry in this vison/mission statement work—and take the parish survey HERE:

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B EARING C HRIST

The Rev. Christopher C. Richardson I can hardly believe that this summer is nearly over. It seems like we just ended the program year a couple weeks ago. Now, we’re practically ready to start everything up again. With that in mind, here are some things you can look forward to in the coming months. First, you are invited to join us on September 10th for service with the Canterbury Children's Choir and Children's Homily as we officially kickoff the program year. This year, we will also be doing a Blessing of the Backpacks. This special liturgy is a way we can recognize teachers and students of all ages by having them bring in their backpacks/ briefcases to be blessed for the coming year. After church we will gather at Northam Park next to the library for fellowship, play and a potluck lunch. Children and adults of every age are invited to attend. Second, the Youth and Children Formation programs will be much the same as they were last year. After conversations with some of the leaders, participants, and parents, this schedule seems to be the best option for right now. I am still reaching out to more parents and participants, however, and I will certainly incorporate their feedback as best we are able, especially as it applies to finding ways I can support them outside of the times they are at a “church” event. Next, I had plans for a youth mission trip to happen this summer, but those plans fell through. The good news is that I’ve already a lot of the legwork in planning this mission trip, so I can provide a lot more information now in preparation for a trip next summer. We will be working with Next Step Ministries to do a week long mission trip in either Lorain County, OH or Braxton County, WV. As the Youth Program gets underway, I will give more information to the youth on this program and allow them to decide which location they would prefer. Finally, there are planned outings for Saint Mark’s Youth events on the calendar for the coming year. From bowling to board games, and scavenger hunts to bouldering, there will be ample opportunities to get outside of the church walls. As always, if you have any questions about program planned for this fall, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. I’m looking forward to another exciting year with the youth of Saint Mark’s!

YOUNG ADULT COMMUNICATION NETWORK Saint Mark’s is hosting monthly Young Adult events for people who are post-high school through their 30s. These events usually take place on the third Friday of each month. Want to know when these events will happen? Fill out a Young Adult Communication Network form so you can be added to the contact list. Online forms can be found at bit.ly/stmyoungadult and paper forms can be found in the Parish Hall. The paper forms can be turned in by mail to the parish office, placed in the offering plate, or handed to Christopher Richardson.


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F ROM THE M USIC D EPARTMENT M ATTHEW B E STE R

Both the Saint Mark’s Choir and the Canterbury Choir will return to action for the 10:30 a.m. service on Startup Sunday on September 10. Each choir will sing an anthem at the service, and they will join together to sing the psalm in Anglican chant. Don’t miss this thrilling start to the new program year! I invite you to save the following dates for special music events in the fall: Choral Evensong for the Feast of All Saints Sunday, November 5, 4 p.m. Saint Mark’s Choir Choral Eucharist for the Feast of Christ the King Sunday, November 26, 10:30 a.m. Saint Mark’s Choir A Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols Sunday, December 3, 4 p.m. Saint Mark’s Choir and Canterbury Choir Canterbury Choir Looking for New Members Do you know a child who likes to sing? A new season for the Canterbury Choir begins in September, and the choir is looking for new members! Open to boys and girls ages 7 to 14, the Canterbury Choir rehearses one afternoon a week and sings for the 10:30 a.m. service on the first Sunday of every month, from September to May. Participation in the choir offers an excellent opportunity for children to learn not only about the basics of singing and music theory but also about the Episcopal faith and its liturgy. The choir is open to all members of the community, regardless of religious affiliation, and there is no cost to participate. No musical background is required. For more information, visit http://canterburychoir.saintmarkscolumbus.org or contact Matthew Bester (directorofmusic@saintmarkscolumbus.org or 614-486-9452, ext. 309). Saint Mark’s Choir Seeks New Members The Saint Mark’s Choir is looking for new members for the upcoming season, which begins in September. The choir is open to adults and high school–age singers who are able to make a regular commitment on Thursday nights and Sunday mornings. Singers of all voice parts are welcome (particularly basses!). If you or someone you know may be interested, please contact Matthew Bester (directorofmusic@saintmarkscolumbus.org; 614-486-9452, ext. 309) to arrange a meeting. Visit http://music.saintmarkscolumbus.org for more information.


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O UREACH M INISTRY ANNUAL OUTREACH COLLECTION PROJECTS:  August through October: Grooming kit collection for NNEMAP.  November and December: The Giving Tree.  January: Baby food collection for NNEMAP

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CATCH COURT Saint Mark’s will be making lunch and attending CATCH Court on August 10th. After August, we will make lunch at 10:30 a.m., then attend court from 12-3 p.m. CATCH Court is a Franklin County specialty 2 year probation court for women who have been trafficked or involved in prostitution. It is our privilege to socialize with them and to hear their stories. As Christians, we are to reach out to the vulnerable—which includes many of us! Please call Pat Iams if you are available to make lunch for 50 and/or you wish to attend CATCH Court. Updates from CATCH Court  Adriana received her one year coin on Thursday. Her aunt, cousin, 2 sons and mentor, Melissa, were there to support her and celebrate this accomplishment.  One of the the 2017 graduates was in the hot seat this week. She wasn’t in trouble, but talked about what is going on in her life. There was a lot of good discussion about living on her own, child care, saving money for emergencies, and talk about relapse prevention. Hannah (Court Counselor) challenged her to do some self care this weekend. It was a great example of how court and the ladies provide advice and thought provoking questions to help each other as they go through this journey.  Mandie got a new job as a receptionist at a recovery center.  Amber pled into CATCH. She was upset that she doesn’t have anyone to visit her and she is lonely. Sherrie and Mandie told her they would visit her in jail until she gets placed in a treatment facility. Our ladies are awesome!!  Our next Outing will be on July 27th at United Skates of America.  Please print pictures of CATCH Graduates or send the pictures electronically to Tina Bruggeman for the graduates’ scrapbooks. Tina said we need at least 60 pictures for each book. We have 23 graduates this year and will need a lot of help. Maple Grove United Methodist Church, July 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30th, 1:30 to 4:30.  Please keep Audrey and DeeDee in your prayers. Audrey is having back surgery on July 12th and will be in the hospital for 3 days. DeeDee is in Chicago for her breast cancer treatment. Our thoughts are with you both as your recover from surgery. **Freedom’s satellite Café at the North Branch Library is doing great! If you haven’t checked it out, stop by for a coffee and delicious pastry prepared by our awesome catering team!! The café is located at 1423 N. High St., Cols. 43201. Susan Trianfo, Volunteer and Key Partners Manager

SAINT MARK’S GUATEMALA TRIP IS UNDERWAY! It's hard to believe, but this year’s Guatemala Trip from August 2 - 12 will be Saint Mark’s 10th trip to La Labor! And you don't have to visit to be a part of the La Labor community! We continue to be in their hearts, minds and lives (and they in ours). Donations cards are available on the back table in the church. Please keep this year’s Guatemala travelers in your prayers: Paul, Anne, Linda, Bill, Melanie, Katie, and Nyna.


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NNEMAP Our NNEMAP web site is active. We invite our church members to visit http://www.nnemappantry.org/ NNEMAP To Close For Ohio State Fair Parking Fundraiser Make sure all of your volunteers who make deliveries to NNEMAP know to do the delivery before or after the State Fair which goes from Wednesday, July 26th through Sunday, August 6th. New NNEMAP Hours to Begin on Monday, August 7th! We have added hours overall and will have a more consistent and easy to remember schedule. We will begin with the following schedule for the entire month starting Monday, August 7th: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday: 9am until 12 noon. Always Closed Thursdays! Saturday Produce Mart will continue to be open from 11 to 1. There are more hours in this schedule to accommodate the need. This eliminates the change in days open within the month. With the more even distribution of food stamps and other government support throughout the month, the need for added hours at the end of the month is no longer appropriate! We are once again sponsoring our families with backpacks filled with school supplies. We will begin distribution on Monday, July 17th and continue throughout the month of August. Thanks to King Ave. UMC, Trinity UMC, St. Mark’s Episcopal, and Riverside UMC for the support this year! And to the Junior League for many years of support! Century Link Fundraiser With so many individuals and churches moving their donations to the online fundraising period, we were able to get a match of over $34,000! Thank you one and all! Marilyn Karl Barb Keyes Rick Wheeler Bill Karl Leslie Winters Ellen Berndt Bob Zicht Robbie Hurley Mark Drew Paul St. Germain Bill Ryan Scott Tipton Phil Glandon Gloria Wylie Lynn Glandon Jim Gebhart Jay Wilcox Jill Hinton Dave Yeager Painting Polishing Shining Sorting Tidying Washing Dusting Recycling Scrubbing

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I N AND A ROUND S AINT M ARK ’ S Labor Neighbor Day – Help Heal Hunger 9 Annual Bake Sale to Benefit Feeding Programs in Southern Ohio th

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Hebrews 13:2 On Labor Day (Monday, September 4), as the UA Arts Festival is going on across the street in Northam Park, our doors will be open for the 9th annual Saint Mark’s Labor Neighbor Day - Help Heal Hunger Bake Sale. All proceeds benefit feeding programs for Southern Ohio at St. John’s Town Street, St. Philip, and Trinity in Columbus. Over 25,000 people attend the Upper Arlington Arts Festival each year, and many of them pass by Saint Mark’s. We invite all in to enjoy a reprieve from the heat of the day and a cold drink of water, and we offer home-baked goods for sale. Make People Happy – Make Tasty Food So get ready to make your favorite pie or cake or jam or jelly or bread or quiche (yes, dog biscuits are popular) and anything else you dream up. There is a sign-up in the parish hall and sign-up cards will be distributed in the weekly Epistle. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the office (614-486-9452).

You Don’t Need to be The World’s Best Cook, But You Do Need to Use the World’s Best Ingredient:

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SAINT MARK’S MEMBER CARE Saint Mark’s Member Care ministry provides meals to parishioners who are in need of some help due to illness, recovery, or other situations. If you or someone you know could use some help with meals, please contact the parish office (614-486-9452). We have a team of parishioners who are happy to serve in this way. We also have a New Baby ministry which provides a welcoming rose and muffins to families with a new baby in the house. If you know of a family with a new baby, please contact the office with this information. In addition, if you are interested in helping with either meals or the new baby ministry, please speak to Michele Johnson or Robbie Hurley. WELCOME KNITTERS (AND OTHER NEEDLEWORK ENTHUSIASTS) The Saint Mark’s Knitting Circle meets the first and third Thursday of each month in members’ homes. We meet from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM to work on prayer shawls, baptism blankets and lap blankets for church members and others in need. We are also knitting scarves, hats, and other warm apparel to distribute to the community in the fall and winter. We welcome knitters of all ability levels including beginners! Anyone who is interested in this ministry, please contact the parish office (614-486-9452, or officemanager@saintmarkscolumbus.org) for further information. SEPTEMBER EPISTLE DEADLINE IS AUGUST 21 Please submit all news, photos and articles to Melanie in the Parish Office by 12 noon on Monday, August 21 via e-mail if possible: officemanager@saintmarkscolumbus.org. Volunteers will fold the September EPISTLE on Thursday, August 24 at 9:30 a.m. in the Canterbury Center. Please join us if you can!


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SUMMER PARISH DINNERS ARE HERE! Last summer’s “Living Generously” dinners were such a success, we plan to repeat, and hope for even greater participation. These informal dinners are held at the homes of generous parishioners. Sign up sheets are in the parish hall and you can sign up online at www.SaintMarksColumbus.org/fellowship. Currently scheduled dinners include: Saturday, August 12th (6:30 pm) – with Stephanie & Scott Milburn (Geared toward young families) Sunday, August 13th (6:30 pm) – with Dave & Dot Yeager Sunday, August 27th (6:30 pm) – with Craig & Park Zimpher WOMEN'S QUIET DAY Busy, rushed, turbulent, chaotic, many hats, rushing, schedules, little time, frantic…These are some words that might describe our lives today. Everyone is busy trying to juggle work, family, and the responsibilities of our lives. Why not take a day to renew and refresh yourself! A quiet day of prayer, meditation and fellowship with other women gives you that break. Time to regenerate and invigorate. A quiet space to spend in prayer and reflection without the outside worlds demands. Time to center and find peace within yourself. A quiet day begins with prayer and devotions, and then the time is divided into segments. A leader will speak briefly and give time for personal quiet reflection. Usually these segments are an hour long. At the end of the day we close with prayer and devotions. A possibility to gather for dinner at a restaurant might be part of the day based on group interest. Several people have expressed an interest in such a day. We are looking at a Saturday in October if there are enough people interested. This quiet day is open to all the women of Saint Mark's. If you would like to participate in a Quiet day please speak to Barb Keyes or Anice Ellis. ADULT CHRISTIAN FORMATION: FALL FORUMS The popular Adults Forums will be returning this fall beginning on September 10th with an overview of the program year. A series of guest speakers will be joining the clergy this year to speak on a wide range of issues – many involving outreach, social justice, interfaith relations, and the challenges of aging in our culture today. Be sure to check the August Epistle for a more detailed list of topics. Meanwhile, the Outreach Committee has provided the following preview of what they have planned as part of their portion of topics: Have you ever wondered how the Outreach activities of Saint Mark’s relate to our parish mission? Have you ever wondered what some of the organizations we support actually do? Starting in September, during adult formation we will try to answer some of those questions. On September 17th, the discussion will focus on how charity is an integral part of the biblical and Episcopal teachings. Then beginning on September 24 and for the next four Sundays as part of Formation we will have representatives of four of our partner organizations present information on their organization’s mission, activities and clients. We will talk about how this relates to the Saint Mark’s mission, what Saint Mark’s members currently do to support the group and opportunities for volunteering. We encourage you to put these Formation talks on your calendar. Even if you already have an understanding of these groups, come and show your support.


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F ROM THE P ARISH R EGISTER

We offer condolences to: The family of Dottie Watkins, a long time member of Saint Mark’s, who passed away June 29, 2017. The family of Dick Vogt, a long time member of Saint Mark’s, who passed away June 30, 2017. FROM THE PARISH REGISTER is a new printed project to enhance communication among parishioners. It comes from a long standing tradition in the Church of England where certain public records were officially recorded in the great ledgers of their parish church. You can sign up for weekly email updates about Saint Mark’s on our website www.saintmarkscolumbus.org, click on “Join Our Mailing List.”

P ARISH R ELATED NEWS We celebrate the following good news: Connor Porterfield has made the decision to answer his call to fight and defend our country. He was sworn in to the Marine Corps on June 3rd and scored in top of the recruiting class so as to be able to choose his specialty within the Marines. He chose Marine Reconnaissance. Marine Reconnaissance is special ops and will require significant specialty training in Coronado with the Seals. He headed to Parris Island on July 24th for boot camp, entailing thirteen weeks, then has ten days off and will report to Coronado for the first of his specialty training which is deep water diving and both explosives detonation and disarming. We, as his Saint Mark’s family, are very proud of him and pray for his safety and well being daily. Congratulations to Susan (Burr) and Larry Frederick Zimmerman who are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their marriage at Saint Mark’s on August 19, 1967. Revs. Eldred Johnston and Ted Blumenstein officiated. Susan was baptized and confirmed at Saint Mark’s and was a Sunday School teacher during her college years. They now reside in Grand Rapids, MI. PARISH RELATED NEWS reprises the tradition at Saint Mark’s to share important information that may be of interest to members of the parish. If you know of the birth or marriage of someone related to the parish (but not a member as recorded in the parish register), a job change, retirement, achievement, student news, etc., we invite you to share it with us (and with the permission of the individuals involved, of course!) so we may pass along the good news. Information may be sent to the Parish Office at 614-486-9452 or officemanager@saintmarkscolumbus.org.

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Stewardship of God’s Good Earth “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. … And God saw that it was good.” Genesis 1:1-10 “We don’t have a Plan B because we don’t have a planet B.” Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General Christian Stewardship is more than just a campaign to raise funds for the maintenance and mission of the church. Stewardship is really a grateful response to all that God has given us, and involves our care for the planet, the church, our bodies and our lives. We at Saint Mark’s call this approach “Seasons of Stewardship”. This summer we’d like to invite you to explore what it means to be a good “care taker” of God’s creation. I will begin the discussion with a series of Epistle letters, hoping that many of you will take up the conversation. Also- watch for an information display in the Parish Hall. Reduce, Reuse & Recycle: We hear a lot about “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” What does that mean to you? Perhaps we can educate ourselves and each other on ways to reduce, reuse and recyle as means to eliminating waste and improving our communities by saving money, energy and natural resources. What are you doing at home in this regard that you can share with others? Are there programs we could implement or actions we can take at Saint Mark’s? Are you a user of SWACO’s Household Hazardous Waste drop-off center or would you like to learn more about that resource? Would you participate if we started a recycling center for batteries and lightbulbs at Saint Mark’s? Do you have questions about what items should be recycled? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Actions by Saint Mark’s: What is Saint Mark’s already doing to be a good steward of God’s Earth? If you are relatively new to Saint Mark’s you may not know that we use to use styrofoam cups for fellowship/coffee hour. Styrofoam (polystyrene) is not biodegradable and can stay in landfills for hundreds of years. To address this concern, we made the switch to ceramic mugs several years ago. We added the blue recycle containers to our facilities. We’ve added a wealth of information to our extensive website to reduce paper consumption. The Sunday morning 10:30 Order of Service is available for download and viewing to help decrease printing and paper consumption. We regularly look for ways to share any extra food or beverages from receptions or events rather than throwing it away. We support programs that facilitate reuse, such as My Brother’s Closet.

The May 2017 issue of Connections, a publication of the Diocese of Southern Ohio, focused on Creation Care. If you’re interested, you can find it at www.dsoconnections.org Other helpful resources: www.swaco.org – look for recycling tab for information www.uaoh.net – under Services, look for refuse & recycling for guidelines

Possible Trip to the Holy Land: An Exploratory Conversation August 27 After the wonderful response to the “Holy Lands – Heavenly Foods” evenings, a number of people have inquired about the possibility of visiting Israel. On August 27 after the 10:30 service there will be a short meeting in the Bishop’s Library of people interested in learning more. If you have ever wondered what such a pilgrimage might be like- plan to join us!

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Birthdays are not included in Saint Mark’s online version of this publication to ensure privacy of our parishioners.

“God in the Final Frontier: A Theology of Star Trek at 50″ Explore how the values of its “secular humanist” creator Gene Roddenberry, and offer an outline of positive human growth and evolution. We will also watch several episodes in high resolution Blue Ray with enhanced special effects and new musical score. September 24 to October 22 2:00—4:00 Canterbury Center Note: The rector will NOT be in his uniform...

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THANK YOU FROM COMMUNITY REFUGEE & IMMIGRATION SERVICES! To the kind congregants at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, Thank you for your generous gift of $1,000 to CRIS. Donations such as yours help us provide a warm welcome to those newly arriving in Columbus. Your support helps our community support those recently coming here. Thank you for your kindness, The CRIS Team


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Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Preacher: Paul St. Germain 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite 1 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II 11:30 AM Fellowship Hour 8:00 PM AA Groups 13 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Preacher: Christopher C. Richardson 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II 11:30 AM Fellowship Hour 11:30 AM Outreach Meeting 6:30 PM Summer Dinner hosted by the Yeagers 8:00 PM AA Groups 20 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Preacher: Paul St. Germain 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II 11:30 AM Fellowship Hour 8:00 PM AA Groups

Rector's Day Off 5:30 PM AA - Men's Group 7:00 PM Vestry Meeting

27 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Preacher: Joan Maynard 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II 11:30 AM Fellowship Hour 11:30 AM Informational Meeting for Possible Holy Land Trip 6:30 PM Summer Dinner hosted by the Zimphers 8:00 PM AA Groups

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23 12:00 PM Noonday Eucharist 6:00 PM Christopher’s “Out of Office” Office Hours 7:30 PM Mark’s Men

28 Rector's Day Off 5:30 PM AA - Men's Group 7:30 PM Saint Mark’s Monday Night Book Group

29 9:30 AM Al-Anon 10:30 AM Saint Mark's Staff Meeting and Lunch

30 12:00 PM Noonday Eucharist 6:00 PM Christopher’s “Out of Office” Office Hours

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Rector's Day Off 12:00 PM Epistle Deadline 5:30 PM AA - Men's Group 7:00 PM Sisters in Faith

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Assistant Rector's Day Off 1:00 PM Chair Volleyball 6:00 PM Jamie Massa Studio Recital 8:00 PM AA Groups

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Part of the Diocese of Southern Ohio, Saint Mark’s held its first worship service in 1951 in a converted Methodist church in Grandview. Ground was broken in 1953 for the Parish Hall (now the Education Building) where services were held until the current Nave and Sanctuary was completed in 1958. Office space in an adjacent building was purchased in 1989. Major renovations of the entire facility occurred in 2004 and 2008 creating a campus today that empowers Christ’s ministry within and beyond our parish.

SAINT MARK’S VESTRY MEMBERS’ PHONE NUMBERS Jill Hinton, Senior Warden – 614-442-0561 Dot Yeager, Junior Warden – 614-921-1485 Mary D., Youth Warden – 614-459-2056 Dwight Anstaett, Onboarding/Welcoming –614-538-0564 Joanne Drew, Hospitality – 614-301-5346 Julie Moll, Hospitality – 614-940-8707 Bryce Sullivan, Communications – 614-581-0376 Bruce Johnson, Communications – 614-486-4624 Leslie Winters, Outreach – 614-459-4123 Ted Meyers, Enrichment Groups -– 917-523-8731 Scott Milburn, Stewardship – 614-670-8587 Ellen Berndt, Stewardship – 614-459-9418 Laura Skoracki, Formation – 614-583-8801 Bex Barker, Formation – 330-671-3416 Phil Glandon, Treasurer – 614-486-5806 Barbara Hyre, Clerk – 614-488-1567

SAINT MARK’S STAFF

The Rev. Dr. Paul St. Germain, Rector rector@saintmarkscolumbus.org The Rev. Christopher C. Richardson, Assistant Rector assistantrector@saintmarkscolumbus.org The Rev. Dr. Mary Lynn Dell, Priest Associate priestassociate@saintmarkscolumbus.org The Rev. Michael Ellis, Affiliate Priest (614) 529-9597 The Rev. Joan Maynard, Deacon deacon@saintmarkscolumbus.org Dr. Matthew Bester, Director of Music directorofmusic@saintmarkscolumbus.org Tyler W. Robertson, Organist & Assistant Director of Music organist@saintmarkscolumbus.org Gary L. Garber, Organist-Choirmaster Emeritus emeritusmusic@saintmarkscolumbus.org Dr. Michael Murray, Organist Emeritus emeritusorganist@saintmarkscolumbus.org Bill Silliman, Head Verger headverger@saintmarkscolumbus.org Bill Ryan, Campus Manager campusmanager@saintmarkscolumbus.org Melanie Jacobs ,Office Manager officemanager@saintmarkscolumbus.org

August 2017 Epistle  
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