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the EPISTLE The Monthly Parish Newsletter of SAINT MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH JANUARY 2014 • ISSUE 182

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t is a great pleasure to introduce Saint Mark’s new assistant rector, Christopher Richardson. After a year of study, searching, and interviews the Search Committee has been guided by the Holy Spirit to recommend calling Christopher to minister as part of our parish family.

F ROM THE R ECTOR will include educational and Christian formation components, as well as looking at how new members are welcomed into our parish family and supported by the church in their lives.

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” – Jesus. With a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology, Christopher loves opportunities to connect theology and technology, including writing an Android application for Mission St. Clare, allowing people on the go to do the Daily Office from their mobile devices. Please call him Christopher!”

In the next few weeks Christopher’s bio will be posted on the Saint Mark’s website in anticipation of his first Heartfelt thanks go to each of them Sunday with us on January 12. Here for their fine efforts: Barb Keyes and is a preview of that bio which Bill Silliman, co-chairs; Anne Christopher shared with us last week: Davidson, Anice Ellis, Dale Hartney, Scott Milburn, Kelly Olmstead, and I know we will all welcome Elizabeth Schreiner. Bravo! Christopher most warmly on January 12, and look forward to his ministry So, we may ask: “what exactly will with us and this exciting new chapter Christopher be doing?” in the life of our parish! The answer is: LOTS!!! Christopher will be joining Saint Mark’s as the second full-time member of the clergy team— celebrating the Holy Eucharist and preaching on a regular basis (he likes to preach from the aisle). He will also preside at baptisms, marriages and Christopher Richardson to join Saint Mark’s staff January 12. memorial services, as well as participate in both teaching and pastoral care. “Christopher Richardson grew up in Westerville and was active in the Among all of this, Christopher will church both there and in New Albany have some very special areas of prior to heading out to Virginia ministerial focus. Theological Seminary, where he graduated in 2009. Since then, he has He will be looking for ways to help served at churches in Cincinnati and our young adults (twenty and thirty Dayton. “somethings” - whether they are families or single) grow in their Christopher is glad to, once again, call spiritual lives. He will be opening Columbus his home. He enjoys dialogues about what it means to be a spending time with his family and person of faith living as a Christian in friends and finds this time as the twenty first century. This process spiritually uplifting:

PS: Be sure to check out the funny YouTube link below—and to make that really easy sign up for the interactive “eEpistle” in HD color on Saint Mark’s website (just go to the home page: “Join Our Email List”.)

Connect: Watch a clip on Episcopalians from The Colbert Report which Christopher shared with Diocesan Convention in November: http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=IdIpYBeX8G0 Visit the website of St. Andrew’s church in Dayton where Christopher has been serving as priest-in-charge: http://www.standrewsdayton.org/


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F ROM THE M USIC D EPARTMENT M ATTHEW B E STE R January typically has been a quiet month for special music events at Saint Mark’s, an opportunity for our music staff and choirs to refresh after the busy months of November and December and to regroup for upcoming special events and services in Lent and Holy Week. This January is a notable change to the pattern, for the month is filled with several noteworthy special events. Taizé Service on January 5 (Eve of the Epiphany) On Sunday, January 5, at 5 p.m. there will be a special Service of Light for the Eve of the Epiphany, with music from the Taizé tradition. For those who are unfamiliar with Taizé, the music consists of short, repeated melodies that are led by a cantor and instrument(s) and sung by everyone. The melodies are easy to learn, and repetition provides a frame for meditation on the sacred. Taizé services also have an important visual element, with the presence of an icon illuminated by numerous candles. The contemplative style of Taizé is a wonderful way to conclude the Christmas season and to prepare for the season of Epiphany. xYz Woodwind Quintet to Perform January 12 On Sunday, January 12, at 2 p.m. Saint Mark’s will host an exciting concert by the xYz Woodwind Quintet, a relatively new ensemble of professional musicians based in Columbus. The quintet is looking for a regular venue for a church concert series, and we are hopeful that Saint Mark’s, with its excellent acoustics and strong support for fine music, will be that venue! Saint Mark’s Choir to Sing Choral Evensong at First Congregation Church on January 26 On Sunday, January 26, at 4 p.m. the Saint Mark’s Choir will sing Choral Evensong at First Congregational Church, UCC (444 E. Broad Street, Columbus). The service will provide a wonderful opportunity for the choir to sing in one of Columbus’s great downtown churches, with its two beautiful organs and exquisite stained glass windows. It would be great to see a lot of friendly faces from Saint Mark’s at the service! Canterbury Choir to Take Orders for Super Bowl Subs Also in January the Canterbury Choir will take orders for its popular Super Bowl Subs. Proceeds will benefit the Canterbury Choir Fund, which assists in group travel and other activities, most notably the choir’s triennial pilgrimage to Washington National Cathedral, next planned for spring 2015. Subs will be available for pick up on the morning of Super Bowl Sunday (February 2). If you are interested in helping to subsidize the cost of the sub ingredients, please contact Matthew Bester or Dot Yeager. Michael Murray Organ Recital on Saturday, February 8 Without doubt the most anticipated event of the season will be Michael Murray’s planned organ recital on Saturday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. Don’t miss this very special event, as Michael gives his first public organ recital in over 15 years (and his first ever at Saint Mark’s)! Michael will play works by Bach, Widor, and Dupré. Proceeds will benefit the Organ Completion Fund. Exciting News about the Organ Completion Fund The Organ Completion Fund has a new home at the Columbus Foundation! Through this arrangement, the fund now is able to receive gifts not only of cash but also of stock. The new fund was inaugurated recently with a generous lead gift of $50,000 from an anonymous donor. As announced at the Hymn Festival in September, the same donor has issued an additional $50,000 challenge gift, which will match other donations to the fund up to that total amount. If you are interested in helping us to meet this challenge, please contact Dot Yeager or the rector.


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F ROM THE P ARISH R EGISTER We celebrate the following births: To Stacy and Brandon McIntire, a daughter, Atley Anne. Atley is the granddaughter of Sally and Cully Rechner. We welcome the following children into the Body of Christ through baptism: Minjae Steven Iams and Patrick Choi Iams, sons of Steven and Nara Iams. We celebrate a few of the recent new members: David, Rachel, Henry, and Anna Markwardt We send best wishes along to the following parishioners who are leaving the area: John and Valerie Goettler and family who are moving to Jackson, WY Andrew and Liz Schreiner and family who are returning to Charleston, SC The condolences of the parish are extended to loved ones on the passing of the following: Janice Zubovich who passed away on December 7, 2013 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. Remember that all information “From the Parish Register” continues to be available through email by subscribing to this service on our website through Constant Contact.

P ARISH RELATED N EWS The condolences of the parish are extended to: Marilyn and Bill Karl and family on the passing of Marilyn’s mother, Rosemary Kesler. We receive with appreciation the following thank you Heartfelt thanks to Saint Marks Friends who made our 61st Anniversary so very special. - Ed and Mary Maag Thank you so much for the beautiful rose and the delicious muffins. That was very thoughtful and appreciated. Thank you for thinking of us during this exciting time. - Stacy and Brandon McIntire 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 Robbie Hurley at hurley.roberta@yahoo.com or to the Parish Office at 614-486-9452 or officemanager@saintmarkscolumbus.org.


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2014 V ESTRY N OMINEES PHIL GLANDON, SENIOR WARDEN An Episcopalian all his life, Phil first attended church at St. Stephen's on the Ohio State University campus. He and his family joined Saint Mark's in 1962. Phil has served Saint Mark's as an usher for over 20 years, was Saint Mark's treasurer for four years in the early 1990's, and served two five-year terms on the endowment committee. He previously served on the Vestry from 2004-2007 and co-chaired the church's most recent rector search committee in 2006-2007. Phil and his wife, Lynn, have two grown children: PJ and his wife, Grey, and daughter Sala, live in Mount Vernon, Ohio; son Kyle lives in Chicago with his wife, Lacey. KELLY KELLEHER, JUNIOR WARDEN Kelly is the father of three young adults who are teaching him patience and tolerance. “Miraculously,” he states, “I am tolerated by all three children, two dogs, a cat and my amazing wife, Andi.” Liking the weather where he resides in Columbus, Ohio, Kelly rarely sits still because there is so much to do and enjoy. His favorite activities include exercise of any type, eating, and staying involved at church. Kelly has worked in the nursery, as an usher, and as verger at Saint Mark’s inside the building and at Street Church and Kairos outside the building. And he also likes to work, a lot. In what Kelly calls his “spare time” he is Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at Ohio State University and Vice President of The Nationwide Children’s Hospital for Community Health. Mr. Kelleher feels fortunate to be in this position working with experts around the country seeking to improve the delivery of health and mental health services to children and families in poverty. CAROLYN BOTTI, YOUTH WARDEN KAREN GEBHART, HOSPITALITY After graduating from a small college in Iowa and moving several times during the ensuing years, Karen and her family settled in Columbus’ Tri-Village area in 1974. Her son, Jeffrey, is a pilot for American Airlines and lives in Chicago with his wife and children. Karen’s professional life has included the fields of education and real estate, with her job, prior to her retirement 2 years ago, being on the staff of Safe and Drug-Free Schools Consortium for 12 years. After hours she was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church Chancel Choir and a member of the Grandview Historical Society, etc. In recent years Karen discovered in the Episcopal Church and Saint Mark’s, the worship experience for which she had been searching. Karen has found Saint Mark’s to be a gathering of warm, welcoming, and caring people, and is happy to be counted a member. BARBARA WILCOX, HOSPITALITY Barbara Wilcox first visited Saint Mark’s with her husband, Jay, on Ash Wednesday of this year and was immediately drawn to the beauty of the liturgy and the music. Having returned to Ohio after many years out of state to be near their children and six grandchildren, both Jay and Barbara have been impressed with the friendliness and commitment of the clergy and congregation. Barb works part-time in the Academic Affairs office at Otterbein University, where she served as Assistant to the President for nine years before moving to Minnesota in 1998. She is looking forward to deepening her ties to Saint Mark’s through her work on the vestry.


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2014 V ESTRY N OMINEES - C ONTINUED -

ROBBIE HURLEY, COMMUNICATIONS Robbie has been a member of Saint Mark's since 1974 when she and husband Tom moved to Upper Arlington. Robbie is a cradle Episcopalian having grown up at St. James' Episcopal in Painesville, back when perfect attendance in Sunday School and Choir was expected! Girls were not allowed to acolyte or be part of the Men and Boy's Choir and the Vestry was all-male. Both of her children, Patrick and Liz, grew up at Saint Mark's and participated in Canterbury Choir and served as Acolytes while in school. During her time at Saint Mark's, Robbie has served on the Vestry (late 1970's), Altar Guild, Choir Mother, Saint Mark's Choir member, and a long-time supporter of the music program. She is currently very interested in improving the communications within the parish and has started From the Parish Registry for the monthly Epistle. Outside of church, Robbie is retired from teaching, but is working part-time as a Registered Dietitian in the home care setting. She also thoroughly enjoys her grandchildren, Charlotte and Henry, who have returned to Charleston, SC so travel will be required! CATHY UTGARD, FORMATION Cathy Boggs Utgard grew up in Upper Arlington (class of ’82) and has been a member of Saint Mark’s since 2006. She and her husband, Tom (also class of ’82), became Episcopalians while living in Hudson, Ohio. She grew up in the Catholic Church, while Tom was a member of UALC. Together they determined the Episcopal Church best suited their combined spiritual journeys. Cathy went to Miami University and received her degree in education. She and her husband, Tom, lived in Chicago where she taught in a project area. They then moved to Cleveland where Tom went to Law School at Case Western Reserve. Cathy taught at Laurel School in Shaker Heights and then became the Director of Admissions for the Lower School. In 2000, when their first son, Judson, was born, they moved back to the Columbus area. They became members of St. Alban’s church in Bexley. Nick, their 2nd son, was born in 2002. When the family moved to Upper Arlington, they joined Saint Mark’s Parish. Cathy was a member of the Childhood League, The March of Dimes Women’s Board, where she was President, along with volunteering within the UA school system. She currently co-facilitates the Upper Arlington Birthday Club (which provides birthday gifts for homeless children) and is in her 2nd year of teaching Sunday school at Saint Mark’s. Additionally, she is an Independent Consultant for CAbi. Serving on the Vestry for Saint Mark’s will be a new and exciting venture for her and she feels honored to have been asked to serve our church in such a special way.

F ROM THE M AILBAG

“Thank you for St. Mark’s episcopal Church’s generous contribution of $1,750.00 to Episcopal Relief & Development. Your commitment to fighting poverty and disease is essential as we continue our work in support of the Millennium Development Goals and communities around the globe. In addition, your gift will help us meet our 2013 Matching Gift Challenge.” - Robert W. Radke, President of Episcopal Relief & Development


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I N AND A ROUND S AINT M ARK ’ S A T RADITION L IKE N O O THER : T HE S AINT M ARK ’ S G OLF L EAGUE 2014

Our season opener will be just after the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. League play will run to mid-August. As before, Thorn Apple Golf Club is the place; Mondays at 5:40 p.m. is the tee time. Down payment will be as last year: $50/player. We’re not sure yet if Thorn Apple will raise their rates. We will figure out the balance due for the entire season around May 2014. That balance last year was $62.50. The due date to sign up and pay the deposit will be January 12, 2014. People who would like to sub should sign up as well. It costs a bit less than a full-time player. For information contact Jim Keyes at jimkeyes17@gmail.com or 459-1189 or Bill Karl at Karl.2@osu.edu or 614-562-6756. U PPE R A RLINGTON L IBRARY A VENUE

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This year, for the first time, Saint Mark’s participated in Upper Arlington Library’s Avenue of Trees at their main branch on Tremont Road. The tree Saint Mark’s decorated celebrated the church’s many outreach programs. The exhibit ended December 29. C HUCK U NDE RWOOD F EEDBACK If you attended any of the Chuck Underwood events, we would love your feedback! Forms and a collection basket are available in the Parish Hall. B APTISMAL S HAWLS Saint Mark’s is in need of a few helping hands who would like to knit baptismal shawls. It is a very easy pattern to knit and would help out greatly! Please contact Joy Sargent at 614-457-0567 for more information on how to get started. U SHERS N EEDED Saint Mark’s is in need of a few more ushers. One usher is needed on a permanent basis for one Sunday a month at the 8 a.m. service and another usher is needed for one Sunday a month at the 10 a.m. service. If you would like to become a regular usher, please e-mail Patrick Hreachmack at phreachmack@columbus.rr.com or Gloria Wylie at gawylie@att.net and let them know which service you are interested in. Patrick and Gloria will then work you into the schedule. Thank you for volunteering!


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O UTREACH M INISTRY S T . J OHN ’ S T OWN S TREE T D INNER “St. John’s Town Street Dinner was a huge success Wednesday, November 20. The normal seating area was completely full and we actually served people upstairs, having 124 or more. Everyone was so extremely helpful and we actually served and cleaned up in record time. Many of our guests who were so very thankful of our hard work actually helped clean up, washing tables and folding chairs. It was truly a great event all working together. Dinner included our regular menu of chicken, rice with black beans, cooked carrots, milk, bananas and clementines which are so very well received. Many thanks to the stellar crew of Barb Keyes, Bob Zicht, Mary Kirkey, Dianne Silliman, Roberta Morton, Pat Iams, Jack Lutz, Cullie Rechner, and our newest addition, David Boop! St. John’s Town Street Dinner will be again Wednesday, April 2, May 21, October 1, and November 5 of 2014 so please mark your calendars!” - Sally Rechner C OOKIE W ALK Special thanks to all who participated in the Cookie Walk on Sunday, December 8, especially those who made phone calls, baked and purchased cookies, and all who helped in any way to make it a huge success. We raised $972, which will be sent to the Episcopal Community Serves Foundation. Thank you again! T HE G IVING T REE Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the parishioners of Saint Mark's, there were more than 300 gifts that literally surrounded The Giving Tree. They ranged from lovingly-selected clothes, toys, and household essentials to handmade scarves. The Homeless Families Foundation reported they expect to serve more than 500 homeless children this year, and Saint Mark's has greatly helped in their effort to meet these needs. It is a true expression of the Spirit of Christmas here at Saint Mark's. Many, many thanks to all!

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Y OUTH G ROUP S CHE DULE MS = Middle School HS = High School January 5 January 12 January 19

Back-up date for Wild Lights Zoo Trip: bring $12.99 + fun money 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. No Youth Group - Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Chiller Dublin Public Skate: after lunch, $10 for skate and rental 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. For more information about Saint Mark’s Youth Group, e-mail Brad and Crystal Essex at youthministers@saintmarkscolumbus.org


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Beginning in January: The Path of Faith and Four Great Religions :

Judaism

Christianity

Islam

Buddhism

The tapestry of religion and faith is ancient and complex. Perhaps there has never been a time in human history when it has been more important to engage the great faith traditions of our world with understanding and respect. To further that engagement more than twenty documentaries on world religions, holy places and holy people were studied and considered for presentation at Saint Mark’s. The result is a six part video series from such sources as National Geographic, The History Channel, and the National Endowment for the Humanities that will introduce the origins, beliefs, lands, and peoples of four of the world’s great religions. January 12 January 19 January 26 February 2 February 9 February 16 From 3 to 5:30 p.m. Refreshments include gourmet popcorn. Moderated by Paul St. Germain. For more information contact Paul at rector@saintmarkscolumbus.org Session One: Introduction “Jerusalem: Center of the World” (PBS Home Video) , 2009. 120 minutes Session Two: Christianity “Jews and Christians: A Journey of Faith”, Parts 1 & 2, A Documentary by Gerald Krell & Meyer Odze (as seen on PBS), 2002. 116 minutes Session Three: Judaism “Three Faiths, One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam”, parts 1 & 2, A Documentary by Gerald Krell & Meyer Odze (as seen on PBS), 2005. 116 minutes Session Four: Muhammad “Inside Mecca” (National Geographic), 2003. 60 minutes; Secret’s of the Koran”: Special Feature—Muhammad” (History Channel’s Decoding the Past series), 2006. 50 minutes Session Five: Islam Secret’s of the Koran, ” Parts 1 & 2, (History Channel’s Decoding the Past series), 2006. 91 minutes Session Six:: Buddhism “The Buddha: The Story of Siddhartha”, A Film by David Grubin (as seen on PBS), 2010. 120 minutes


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A Service of LIGHT In the Taizé tradition

Celebrate the Eve of the Epiphany and the spread of the Good News of Jesus Christ into the world with a Taizé Service of Light. This beautiful and moving liturgy comes to us with music from the Taizé Community in France and prayers from the Anglican tradition. See the Chancel and Choir filled with almost one hundred candles illuminating icons of Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary. A cantor and flutist will help transport the congregation into “the mysterium” of ancient liturgy and experience more nearly the presence of God.

January 5, 2014

4:00 pm

The Choir

“Come, our long expected Jesus, born to set thy people free; From our sins and fears release us, let us find our rest in thee. Born thy people to deliver, born a child, and yet a king, Born to reign in us forever, now thy gracious kingdom bring.” Charles Wesley, 1745


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J A N UA R Y B I R T H D AY S H APPY B IRTHDAY

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

The Parables of Jesus

Why did Jesus Teach? How did Jesus Teach? What did Jesus Teach? How do we interpret Jesus’ teaching for our own day? Join the Rector for a four part series on the teachings of Jesus that have been selected for next summer’s Vacation Bible School. January 15, 22, 29 and February 5 Canterbury Center 7 – 8:30 p.m.


J ANUARY 2014 Sunday

Monday 29

5 Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Mary Lynn Dell 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II 11:15 AM Fellowship Hour 5:00 PM A Service of Light in the Taizé Tradition for the Eve of the Epiphany 8:00 PM AA Groups 12 Preacher: The Rev. Christopher Richardson 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:00 AM Journey to Adulthood 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Saint Mark’s Choir 10:00 AM Sunday School 11:15 AM Fellowship Hour 11:15 AM Outreach Meeting 3:00 PM Holy People: Holy Lands 8:00 PM AA Groups 19 Preacher: Paul St. Germain 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:00 AM Journey to Adulthood 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Saint Mark’s Choir 10:00 AM Sunday School 11:15 AM Fellowship Hour 3:00 PM Holy People: Holy Lands 8:00 PM AA Groups 26 Preacher: Paul St. Germain 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:00 AM Journey to Adulthood 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Saint Mark’s Choir 10:00 AM Sunday School 11:15 AM Fellowship Hour 11:15 AM La Labor Formation Meeting 3:00 PM Holy People: Holy Lands 8:00 PM AA Groups

Tuesday 30

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

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13 Rector's Day Off 2:30 PM Brownie Troop 2759 5:30 PM AA - Men's Group

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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27 5:30 PM AA - Men's Group 7:30 PM Saint Mark’s Book Group

Wednesday 31

12:00 PM Noonday Eucharist 5:00 PM Stephen Ministry Supervision 7:00 PM AA

Thursday 1

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8 Rector Out of Office 12:00 PM Noonday Eucharist 12:30 PM Bridge Club 4:30 PM Canterbury Choir Rehearsal 7:00 PM AA

14 9:30 AM Al-Anon 10:30 AM Saint Mark's Staff Meeting and Lunch 12:30 PM Noonday Book Group

Rector Out of Office 9:30 AM Al-Anon 10:30 AM Saint Mark's Staff Meeting and Lunch

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

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

6:15 PM AA 7:30 PM Saint Mark’s Choir Rehearsal 8:00 PM AA

Friday 2

1:00 PM Chair Volleyball 8:00 PM AA Groups

Saturday 3

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

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10 Rector Out of Office 1:00 PM Chair Volleyball 8:00 PM AA Groups

11 9:30 AM OA 12:00 PM Altar & Flower Guild Set-Up 5:30 PM OSU Gourmet Group Women’s Club

15 9:00 AM Tremont Elementary Parent Talk 12:00 PM Noonday Eucharist 4:30 PM Canterbury Choir Rehearsal 5:00 PM Stephen Ministry Supervision 7:00 PM AA 7:00 PM Parables of Jesus Bible Study

16 11:00 AM Holy Eucharist at First Community Village 6:15 PM AA 7:30 PM Saint Mark’s Choir Rehearsal 8:00 PM AA

17 1:00 PM Chair Volleyball 8:00 PM AA Groups

18 9:30 AM OA 12:00 PM Altar & Flower Guild Set-Up

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22 12:00 PM Noonday Eucharist 4:30 PM Canterbury Choir Rehearsal 7:00 PM AA 7:00 PM Parables of Jesus Bible Study

23 6:15 PM AA 7:30 PM Saint Mark’s Choir Rehearsal 8:00 PM AA

24 1:00 PM Chair Volleyball 8:00 PM AA Groups

25 9:30 AM OA 12:00 PM Altar & Flower Guild Set-Up

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29 12:00 PM Noonday Eucharist 4:30 PM Canterbury Choir Rehearsal 7:00 PM AA 7:00 PM Parables of Jesus Bible Study

30 6:15 PM AA 7:30 PM Saint Mark’s Choir Rehearsal 8:00 PM AA

31 1:00 PM Chair Volleyball 8:00 PM AA Groups

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Rector Out of Office 11:00 AM Holy Eucharist at Friendship Village 6:15 PM AA 7:30 PM Saint Mark’s Choir Rehearsal 8:00 PM AA


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

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RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED 12/19/2013—1/14/2014

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 Phil Glandon, Senior Warden – 486-5806 Kelly Kelleher, Junior Warden – 598-1069 Trent Porterfield, Youth Warden – 457-9598 Cecily Alexander, Stewardship – 459-5215 Elizabeth Anstaett, Formation – 538-0564 Martha Belury, Stewardship – 353-4800 Anne Botti, Formation – 457-6227 Anne Davidson, Enrichment Groups – 486-3336 Jill Hinton, Outreach – 442-0561 Pat Iams, Outreach – 486-1532 Jim Keyes, Communications – 459-1189 Martha Lentz, Enrichment Groups – 354-8614 Aaron Porterfield, Hospitality – 457-9598 Sam Slee, Communications – 442-8338 Karen Swartz, Hospitality – 457-5121 Dot Yeager, Treasurer – 921-1485 Barbara Hyre, Clerk – 488-1567

SAINT MARK’S STAFF The Rev. Paul St. Germain, Rector rector@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 Dr. Michael Murray, Organist organist@saintmarkscolumbus.org Gary L. Garber, Organist-Choirmaster Emeritus emeritusmusic@saintmarkscolumbus.org Don McConnell, Head Verger headverger@saintmarkscolumbus.org Brad and Crystal Essex, Youth Ministers youthministers@saintmarkscolumbus.org Bill Ryan, Campus Manager campusmanager@saintmarkscolumbus.org Stephanie Arps, Office Manager officemanager@saintmarkscolumbus.org

January 2014 Epistle