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the EPISTLE The Monthly Parish Newsletter of SAINT MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH FEBRUARY 2019 • ISSUE 243


very so often an idea is launched to “standardize” the Day of Easter. One can easily see how this may come about—how often we say “Easter is early this year” or “Easter is late this year”? My question at staff meetings is all to often “When is Ash Wednesday this year?” - because this, of course, brings the end to Epiphany, the beginning of Lent, lets us look to Easter, and then some fifty days later the Feast of Pentecost. So much of the church calendar depends on the movement of Easter—which is based on the lunar calendar—to most nearly coincide with the Sunday after Passover. It DOES seem complicated (check out page 880 and 881 of the Book of Common Prayer for details). In any given year is means Epiphany will be longer or shorter, as will the “long green season” of Pentecost.

F ROM THE R ECTOR There is much to be said for ancient tradition—and keeping these seasons moving. One of the less considered benefits is when Epiphany is especially long, as it is this year. This gives us extra weeks to contemplate what it means to find Christ in our own lives, and how we may try to be lights for God shining in our world for others. This year once again we will be live streaming Morning Prayer on Facebook from the Chapel of Reconciliation during Lent. Morning Prayer is one of the monastic “hours” which are traditional times of worship in the life of a religious community.

subscribe online (see the eConnect link or go to Saint Mark’s website). As we journey through these extra weeks of Epiphany and ponder seeking and being a light in our world, I leave us with this meditation from Brother Geoffrey Tristram: Light “Each of us has been entrusted with the light of the Gospel. It is a light which was handed on to us by others. What do you need to do in your own life of discipleship to ensure that that precious candle burns brightly, and that you will be able to pass it on to the next generation? They’re depending on you.”

The Society of St. John the E v a n g e l i s t , i n C a m b r i d g e , May our lights shine. Massachusetts (with nearly 1000 members), is perhaps the most famous and largest in the Episcopal Church. Among its ministries is “Brother, Give Us a Word”, a daily meditation to which we all may

eConnect Read more about The Society of St. John the Evangelist HERE:

Old (new) lights in Saint Mark’s Chapel of Reconciliation (Left) Chapel of The Society of St. John the Evangelist, Boston. (Right)



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The Rev. Christopher C. Richardson Planning for Lent this year is simpler this year than it was last year in a lot of ways. First, there’s more time to plan. Ash Wednesday is almost a month later this year (March 6 compared to February 14). In addition to the extra time, there is also less “planning” that needs to be done. The opportunities we offered last year were so well received that we will mostly be rehashing what was done then. The best example of this (and the only example with concrete, empirical data I have to show) is live streaming of Morning Prayer on the Wednesdays in Lent. Of the five videos of Morning Prayer posted to our Facebook page, the lowest number of unique viewers was 36. That was the first time we streamed the service. Not including that one, the lowest number of unique viewers for those videos was 64. The highest number of unique views was 73, with the average number of unique views hovering just above 60 (the average jumps up to 67 when discounting the first video). To put that into perspective for you, of the 200+ sermons that Saint Mark’s has put on YouTube since I arrived here five years ago, 18 of them have been watched 36 or more times, 5 have been watched 50 or more times, and only 1 has been watched more than 64 times. So, obviously, we’re going to be live streaming Morning Prayer again this year. This service will be streamed every Wednesday in Lent at 8:00 am beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 6.

In addition to Morning Prayer, we will also be doing Lent Madness. The extra time this year means that everyone will have more time to read up on the saints in this year’s bracket before deciding who they think will win the Golden Halo. A large poster-sized bracket will be put up in the Parish Hall, and smaller brackets will be made available as well. There will also be booklets with daily meditations (put out by Episcopal Relief and Development) that will be available just outside of our chapel. Lastly, we will have a page on our website with descriptions and links to all of these resources as well as a few others that can be done on your own or with family and friends. Whatever you choose to do this coming Lent, I hope you find something that deepens your spiritual life and your relationship with God. We still have a month to prepare, but I am inviting you now to join Saint Mark’s in at least one of the opportunities we’re offering. When Easter comes around and the “Alleluias!” are back, I would love to hear what your plans were and how you felt things went.



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Canterbury Choir Invited to Treblefest in Cleveland The Canterbury Choir was honored to be invited to participate in the 2019 celebration of Treblefest, a festival for children’s choirs held each year at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Cleveland. This year’s festival will take place on Saturday, March 2. The choir will travel to Cleveland the day before and spend all day Saturday rehearsing with guest clinician Sarah MacDonald, Director of Music at Selwyn College, Cambridge, and Director of the Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir. The festival will conclude with a service of Choral Evensong on Saturday afternoon at Trinity Cathedral, with Bishop Hollingsworth of the Diocese of Ohio officiating. Music will include canticles by Simon Lole, anthems by Sarah MacDonald and Felix Mendelssohn, preces and responses in plainchant, a psalm in Anglican chant, and two hymns with descant. We look forward to sharing much of this beautiful music with our Saint Mark’s family throughout the coming months, including at our own year-end service of Choral Evensong on Sunday, May 19.

Choral Evensong on March 3 The Saint Mark’s Choir will lead a service of Choral Evensong on Sunday, March 3, at 4 p.m. (organ voluntary beginning at 3:45). Music will include the beautiful Evening Service in F by George Dyson (1883–1964) and responses by Richard Ayleward (1626–1669). Admission is free. Donations will be accepted. A reception will follow. Don’t miss this beautiful and inspiring service, and be sure to invite some friends! Ash Wednesday The Saint Mark’s Choir will sing for the 7:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, March 6. Music will include anthems by Thomas Attwood (1765–1838) and Johannes Brahms (1833–1897). Join us as we begin anew the journey of a holy Lent.



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The Outreach Ministry normally meets on the second Sunday of the month in the Canterbury Center right after church. We would love to have anyone join us. Our agenda reviews our current projects and proposes future plans, so you will be “in the loop!” A visit does not imply a commitment in terms of volunteering, but we would hope you might help us spread the word about the work we are asked to do in the y he jo. t g world. n s brati ther Cele elping o Our goal is to attend to international, national, regional, and local projects. Locally, we of h hope to be helping hands, feet on the ground. We do not wish to be the proverbial Lady Bountiful, b u t joined together to bring hope in the form of food, housing, and encouragement. That, in turn, inspires us. Contact Marilyn Smith or Pat Iams if you would like more information.


2018 Statistical Recap! As we completed our 4th year at our 11th Avenue location, and our 49th year in operation, we can be proud of what was accomplished. With the support of our churches, the scores of volunteers, and the community the following statistics will give you an idea:  We had 16,201 family visits for a 12% increase over last year!  Those families represented over 51,000 members, a +24%.  We gave out the equivalent of 463,137 meals, a +24%.  We serve 3,491 unique families who come an average of 4 ½ times.  We had 1730 new families.  We distributed 750,000 pounds of food! The Year In Review  We had our annual Volunteer Appreciation Day catered at King Ave. UMC by LA Catering!  We had our 2nd Connector on staff supporting Celebrate One to impact infant mortality.  We had our largest fundraiser ever with Century Link. Churches and individuals alike supported this event.  We had our most successful State Fair parking fundraiser ever raising over $10,000!  We partnered with Trinity UMC, St. Mark’s Episcopal, Riverside UMC, and King Ave. UMC to donate 800 backpacks to two Linden elementary schools.  We opened the doors to the Ohio History Connection with a fundraiser supported by three Linden ethnic restaurants!  Aetna Insurance selected NNEMAP along with 9 other non-profits to participate in an online fundraiser. We first created a one-minute video thanks to Mark Rylance. While leading most of the way, we came in 3rd, and were awarded $5,000!  Our Harmony For Hunger concert was our most successful ever at King Ave.  We had our first Christmas Shoppe outside of our pantry. Thanks to Linden Life Fellowship for giving us great space to give presents to 830 children! What a great year! THANK YOU


Many hands and hearts helped with our latest Street Church commitment on December 30, 2018. Thanks to all. Barb Keyes, Pat Iams, Marilyn Smith, Sally Rechner, and Stacie McIntire helped to prepare the chicken burrito filling and hard boiled eggs on Saturday, December 29. During Saint Mark's Coffee Hour on December 30, many other loving hands helped to put the burritos together, sort clementines and load cars before our serving crew consisting of: Pat Iams, Sally and Cullie Rechner, Elizabeth Anstaett, Nina Hoppes and Dan and Roberta Morton traveled to Broad and Central to worship and serve. The meal was well-received by about 50 Street Church Congregants. Our next commitment for a Street Church meal is March 31, 2019. Please contact the office if you would like to participate in any of the parts of this valuable ministry to some of Columbus' most vulnerable residents.



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A N OTE FROM THE T REASURER Our Annual Parish Meeting is only two weeks away and I will present a detailed review of our complete financial picture in the annual report. I thought I would use this space to give you an update on the revenue portion of our 2018 results and my thoughts for 2019. It has traditionally been very hard to accurately predict our revenue. Over the past three years, pledges have accounted for about 89%-90% of our unrestricted receipts. So, in order to budget, we make a guess at how much we will receive in addition to pledged gifts. Last year we guessed that we would receive about $50,000 from our members in addition to what was pledged. That was consistent with the prior year, but still a bit of a risk. Fortunately, we ended up receiving about $52,000 more than our pledges and we ended up the year in good shape. It’s interesting that it worked out so well because not everyone pays their pledge in full. Of the 165 members who contributed last year, 128 pledged and 37 did not. And, of the 128 who pledged, 35 were unable to fulfill their pledges. It all worked out because 61 paid exactly what they pledged, and 32 exceeded their pledge by a total of $17,774. The 37 members who did not pledge gave a total of $44,416. In short, we came very close to budget, thanks be to God! Pledges for 2019 were almost the same as 2018. Our “other” revenue sources include about $5,000 of income from the endowment fund, Junior Explorer’s rent of $18,600 and net rental income from the Redding Road house of $10,864. Other income is up $12,000 thanks to the new relationship with Junior Explorers. If you are unfamiliar with that program see services. We are not sponsoring them or providing any oversight of their program but are happy to welcome them into our space during the school week and to receive the much needed rental income! We had four months when the Redding Rd. house was empty during 2018 so that income was down. With a full year of Junior Explorers and a full year of lease payments from the house, we anticipate a $14,000 increase in other income next year and as a result will be able to give pay increases to the staff for the first time in 4 years! The Staff Christmas Fund collected $8,285 which was split evenly between our five paid staff. Thanks to the thirty generous members who donated to that fund! The Annual Giving Statements have been mailed. I apologize for the somewhat confusing format of the statements. They are very difficult to modify, and I thought you would rather have them before summer. If you have any questions or concerns, please send me an email. I look forward to sharing more detailed information regarding the 2018 results and the 2019 budget with you at the annual meeting on February 10th.

God Moment#40 The Ideal Golf Shot When it happens for a righthanded golfer, the ball heads slightly to the right. Then it turns slightly to the left. This is called a “draw”. Very few two-handed amateurs ever see this happen. Mike Huglus, a participant in the Ohio Health ForeHope Adaptive Golf Program, actually sees it happen with virtually every shot he hits.

The God Moment in all this is that Mike suffered a stroke about two years ago. It left his right hand paralyzed. Now he cannot grip a golf club, or anything else, with his right hand. And yet, his shot-making is a marvelous, enviable display of consistency. He simply doesn’t miss. What’s more, he is a very nice guy. Watching him hit will bring a smile to your face.



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The Mark’s Men will be serving up an All-Parish Tuesday Pancake Dinner on Tuesday, March 5th at 6:00p.m.! There is no cost to attend, however, donations to cover costs will be accepted.

DISCOVER PYSANKA! WEDNESDAYS IN LENT (3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, AND 4/10)

We will explore the art and process of decorating a Ukrainian Easter egg, which is called a “pysanka”. These eggs, or psyanky, are decorated with motifs and colors with deep, symbolic meaning, such as wishes of love, protection, fecundity, or peace, are created to be given to family members and respected outsiders. Decorating pysanky is a multi-step, contemplative process most appropriate for ages 8 and up with adult supervision. A similar, age-appropriate Lenten activity will be provided for young children (ages 4-7) and the nursery will be staffed for very young children (infant to age 3). Please sign-up on the Fellowship Kiosk so that we know how many supplies to have available. For more information contact the office (


With its unique blend of competition, learning, and humor, Lent Madness allows participants to be inspired by the ways in which God has worked through the lives of saintly souls across generations and cultures. Throughout Lent, thirty-two saints will do battle to win the coveted Golden Halo. Based loosely on the NCAA basketball tournament of a similar name, this online devotion pits saints against one another in a bracket as voters choose their favorites throughout this penitential season. This year Lent Madness features an intriguing slate of saints ancient and modern, Biblical and ecclesiastical. This online devotional has been featured in media outlets all over the country including national television, the Washington Post, NPR, USAToday, and even Sports Illustrated (seriously). More importantly thousands of people have been inspired by the saintly stories of those who have come before us in the faith. If you’re looking for a Lenten discipline that is fun, educational, occasionally goofy, and always joyful, join the Lent Madness journey. Lent needn’t be all doom and gloom. After all, what could be more joyful than a season specifically set aside to get closer to Jesus Christ? Saint Mark’s will offer two, non-exclusive ways to participate. The first, just play and learn about saints throughout the Lenten Season. The second, play, learn about saints, AND, for $5.00 an entry, participate in the SMLM (Saint Mark’s Lent Madness) Pool! Pool winner(s) will earn the right to designate funds to one of Saint Mark’s Special Ministry Funds. SMLM Brackets are due in by Ash Wednesday (March 6). If you miss the Ash Wednesday pay to play deadline, however, or decide to play late, there will be a 4 day grace period. Pay to play completed brackets will be accepted through Sunday, March 10, for $10. Brackets will be available in the Parish Hall for those interested in participating or you can visit to print out a bracket.


Every Wednesday in Lent, Saint Mark’s will lead the ancient tradition of Morning Prayer. These services will begin at 8:00 am in the Chapel of Reconciliation. The first service will be on Ash Wednesday, March 6, and will include a time for the Imposition of Ashes. We will continue these services through the Wednesday of Holy Week. Information on how to watch these videos will be available on our website as well as our Facebook page. http://



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The Annual Report will be distributed to those individuals, couples, and families attending. Attendees will vote on Vestry Nominees, Convention Delegates, and the annual budget. Refreshments will be provided.


Thank you to all who so generously gave to our Christmas Flower Memorials. The money was used not only to decorate the church for Advent and Christmas, but also for the flower pots outside the front door and along the Parish Hall windows, and for the Memorial Garden. Please take a look in you haven’t already! Thank you again for your generosity!


The Saint Mark’s Bridge Club is looking for men and women to join our bridge group that meets the second Wednesday of each month from 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. Bring a sandwich along and coffee and tea will be available. Come join the fellowship and fun for a relaxing afternoon! Please contact the office if interested.


If you requested pledge envelopes for 2019, they are available on a table near the windows in the Parish Hall. Please plan to take this envelope packet home with you as soon as possible, as we are working to save on postage this year. Using pledge envelopes helps Saint Mark’s keep the record-keeping process more seamless, as giving is tracked through your pledge numbers. This allows for the most accurate accounts for your tax purposes as well. If you have any questions, please contact the parish office at 614-486-9452.


An acolyte training session will be held on Sunday, March 3, immediately following the 10:30 service. This training session will be a refresher course for all of our current acolytes as well anyone in grades 6 -12 who would like to explore the acolyte ministry. Please contact Bill Silliman or Christopher Richardson ( if you have any questions.


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 Michele Johnson. 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 (614-486-9452) with this information. In addition, if you are interested in helping with either meals or the new baby ministry, please contact Michele Johnson or Robbie Hurley.


Saint Mark’s has a very active group of 14 Stephen Ministers: Jodi Hess, Andi Waller, Phil Glandon, Barb Wiseman, Craig Zimpher, Craig Tuthill, Lou Lenz, Martha Belury, Dan Morton, Roberta Morton, Karen Gebhart, Sam Slee, Jackie Nicol, Joanne Drew, who provide visits to members who are struggling with illness, grief, loss of a job, or any of a variety of difficulties in life. Our Stephen Ministers and Stephen Leaders meet twice a month in small groups to support each other in this ministry as well as meeting regularly with their care receivers. We recently welcomed 4 new Stephen Ministers who were commissioned during a Sunday morning church service. We also enjoyed a social get together with each other in November. If you are interested in knowing more about the Stephen Ministry program please talk with one of our Stephen Leaders or with Paul or Christopher. Saint Mark’s is very fortunate to have such dedicated and caring parishioners for this ministry.


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 office for further information.



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PARISH HALL CHAIRS TO RETIRE—AND THEIR SUCCESSORS NEED YOUR HELP! After several decades of dedicated service in the Parish Hall the chairs are destined for retirement from active use. A small committee was formed a few months ago to assess the viability of continuing to clean them annually, reupholster, or replace. It was decided to replace the chairs with comfortable, un-upholstered chairs that can be easily cleaned from beverage spills. The color is appropriately named: coffee. It coordinates well with the base color of the pew cushions and they are easily stackable, as well as being wider. Some chairs will have arms for our more “seasoned” parishioners and guests. How can we all help? We need to replace up to 100 chairs. Each new chairs costs @$175. The Vestry has decided to ask parishioners who are able to donate funds for one or two chairs*. We hope to place the order soon—so a check made out the church marked “chair fund” would be greatly appreciated. Checks may be mailed to the office—2151 Dorset Rd 43221, put in the collection plate, or funds transferred electronically through the church website. 

Donors will, of course, have a large plaque on the back their chair with a name or phrase of their choice, and gain exclusive rights to position their chair where they wish at all events, as well as eject people who may be in their chair using a ceremonial wet noodle and consign chair violators to a corner to consume last week’s cookies (which were left uncovered for days) and drink only weak, instant coffee with artificial creamers and NO sweetener. (!!!)

Sacred Conversations

What matters is the contents of the soul, not the color of the skin. How does a white Euro-American woman recovering from racism reconcile what she knows from research on racism and what her personal journey on the subject has told her? The next Sacred Conversations will deal with that question. It will shed light on the humbling and important work of making the changes that will dismantle racism. Our resource is Chapter 6, Living Into God’s Dream, by Catherine Meeks. Next Meeting: February 12, 2019 7:00 p.m. Saint Philips Episcopal Church (166 Woodland Avenue)

N EXT D EADLINE for the March 2019 issue of THE EPISTLE:

FEBRUARY 25, 2019

Please submit all news, photos, and articles to the Office Manager, Volunteers will fold the March EPISTLE on Thursday, February 28th at 10:00 a.m. in the Canterbury Center. No experience is necessary, please join us if you can!



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

F ROM THE P ARISH R EGISTER We celebrate the following births: Weston R., son of Julie and Tyler R., was born January 11, 2019. Welcome, Weston! Emmett W., son of Melissa and Seth W., was born December 28, 2018. Welcome, Emmett! Ambrielle B., daughter of Kristina and James B. and granddaughter of Patrick and Cathy Hreachmack, was born January 21, 2019. She weighed 7lb and 1 oz and is the fifth grandchild for Cathy and Patrick’s combined family. Welcome Ambrielle! We welcome the following into the Body of Christ through baptism: Elisa Rheinscheld, who also has become a new member. Welcome, Elisa! We offer condolences to: The family of Donald Watkins, who passed away on January 18, 2019. The family of Clyde Tipton, Jr., who passed away on January 23, 2019. 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, click on “Join Our Mailing List.”


4 Rector's Day Off 8:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 5:30 PM AA - Men's Group

11 Rector's Day Off 8:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 5:30 PM AA - Men's Group

18 Rector's Day Off 8:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 5:30 PM AA - Men's Group 7:00 PM Sisters in Faith

3 Preacher: Christopher C. Richardson 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:30 AM Choir Rehearsal 9:30 AM Adult Formation 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Canterbury Choir 11:30 AM Fellowship Hour 12:00 PM Youth Group 8:00 PM AA Groups

10 Preacher: Paul St. Germain 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:30 AM Adult Formation 9:30 AM Choir Rehearsal 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Saint Mark’s Choir 10:30 AM Sunday School 11:30 AM Annual Parish Celebration/Fellowship Hour 11:30 AM Outreach Meeting 12:00 PM Youth Group 8:00 PM AA Groups

17 Preacher: Christopher C. Richardson 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:30 AM Adult Formation 9:30 AM Choir Rehearsal 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Saint Mark’s Choir 10:30 AM Sunday School 11:30 AM Fellowship Hour 12:00 PM Youth Group 8:00 PM AA Groups



Sunday 29

19 8:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 9:30 AM Al-Anon 10:30 AM Saint Mark's Staff Meeting and Lunch 1:30 PM Memorial Service for Jack Watkins

12 8:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 9:30 AM Al-Anon 10:30 AM Saint Mark's Staff Meeting and Lunch 12:30 PM Noonday Book Group 7:00 PM Sacred Conversations

5 8:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 9:30 AM Al-Anon 10:30 AM Saint Mark's Staff Meeting and Lunch 7:00 PM Vestry Meeting


20 8:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 12:00 PM Noonday Eucharist 4:30 PM Canterbury Choir Rehearsal 5:30 PM Wednesday Evenings at St. Mark’s

13 8:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 12:00 PM Noonday Eucharist 12:30 PM Bridge Club 1:30 PM Stephen Ministry Meeting 4:30 PM Canterbury Choir Rehearsal 5:30 PM Wednesday Evenings at St. Mark’s



8:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 12:00 PM Noonday Eucharist 4:30 PM Canterbury Choir Rehearsal 5:30 PM Wednesday Evenings at St. Mark’s


Thursday 31

21 8:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 11:00 AM Holy Eucharist at First Community Village 1:00 PM Knitting Group 6:15 PM AA 7:30 PM Saint Mark's Choir Rehearsal 8:00 PM AA

14 8:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 6:00 PM Stephen Ministry Meeting 6:00 PM Jr Explorer Club Parents’ Night Out Event 6:15 PM AA 6:30 PM Women’s Respite Program Planning Committee 7:30 PM Saint Mark's Choir Rehearsal 8:00 PM AA

7 8:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 1:00 PM Knitting Group 6:15 PM AA 7:30 PM Saint Mark's Choir Rehearsal 8:00 PM AA


Associate Rector’s Day Off 8:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 1:00 PM Chair Volleyball 8:00 PM AA Groups

Associate Rector’s Day Off 8:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 1:00 PM Chair Volleyball 6:00 PM Jr Explorer Club Parents’ Night Out Event 8:00 PM AA Groups

Associate Rector’s Day Off 8:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 1:00 PM Chair Volleyball 8:00 PM AA Groups

Associate Rector’s Day Off 8:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 1:00 PM Chair Volleyball 5:45 PM Dance Group 8:00 PM AA Groups








9:30 AM OA 12:00 PM Altar & Flower Guild Set-Up


16 8:00 AM Choir Rehearsal 9:00 AM Choral Matins 9:00 AM February Fanfare American Guild of Organists 9:30 AM OA 12:00 PM Altar & Flower Guild Set-Up

9:30 AM OA 12:00 PM Altar & Flower Guild Set-Up

9:30 AM OA 12:00 PM Altar & Flower Guild Set-Up 5:00 PM University Women’s Club Event


24 Preacher: Paul St. Germain 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:30 AM Adult Formation 9:30 AM Choir Rehearsal 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Saint Mark’s Choir 10:30 AM Sunday School 11:30 AM Fellowship Hour 12:00 PM Youth Group 8:00 PM AA Groups

25 Rector's Day Off 12:00 PM EPISTLE Deadline 8:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 5:30 PM AA - Men's Group 7:30 PM Saint Mark’s Monday Nigh Book Group

27 8:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 12:00 PM Noonday Eucharist 1:30 PM Stephen Ministry Meeting 4:30 PM Canterbury Choir Rehearsal 5:30 PM Wednesday Evenings at St. Mark’s 7:30 PM Mark’s Men

28 8:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 6:00 PM Stephen Ministry Meeting 6:15 PM AA 7:30 PM Saint Mark's Choir Rehearsal 8:00 PM AA

Ash Wednesday Wednesday, March 6 “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return…” 7:30 a.m. The Holy Eucharist with Administration of Ashes 12:00 noon The Holy Eucharist with Administration of Ashes 7:30 p.m. The Holy Eucharist with Administration of Ashes Music by Saint Mark’s Choir

26 8:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 9:30 AM Al-Anon 10:30 AM Saint Mark’s Staff Meeting and Lunch



Please visit http://SaintMarks calendar/ for the most up-todate calendar, as changes occur often!

SAINT MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 2151 Dorset Road Columbus, OH 43221 Phone: (614) 486-9452 Fax: (614) 486-4023 E-mail: Web:



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 Dot Yeager, Senior Warden – 614-921-1485 Scott Milburn, Junior Warden – 614-670-8587 Joanne Drew, Hospitality – 614-301-5346 Julie Moll, Hospitality – 614-940-8707 Bryce Sullivan, Communications – 614-581-0376 Bruce Johnson, Communications – 614-486-4624 Pam Thurston, Outreach – 614-266-9232 Leslie Winters, Outreach – 614-459-4123 Ellen Berndt, Stewardship – 614-459-9418 Jay Wilcox, Stewardship – 571-228-1201 Irina Reed, Formation – 740-938-4312 Laura Skoracki, Formation – 614-583-8801 David Boop, Onboarding – 614-867-3211 Phil Glandon, Treasurer – 614-486-5806 Barbara Hyre, Clerk – 614-488-1567

SAINT MARK’S STAFF The Rev. Dr. Paul St. Germain, Rector The Rev. Christopher C. Richardson, Associate Rector The Rev. Dr. Mary Lynn Dell, Priest Associate The Rev. Seth Wymer, Priest Associate The Rev. Michael Ellis, Affiliate Priest (614) 529-9597 Dr. Matthew Bester, Director of Music Tyler W. Robertson, Organist & Assistant Director of Music Gary L. Garber, Organist-Choirmaster Emeritus Dr. Michael Murray, Organist Emeritus Bill Silliman, Head Verger Bill Ryan, Campus Manager Melanie Jacobs ,Office Manager

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