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the EPISTLE The Monthly Parish Newsletter of SAINT MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH JUNE 2018 • ISSUE 235



eople stopping by the church in the early morning or late afternoon will notice a preponderance of little feet, watchful teachers, and parents dropping off or picking up the “Jr. Explorers of Upper Arlington.”

One of the additions to our space that we will see flourishing this summer are two planter boxes along our Dorset Rd. front. These were selected by our deacon Joan Maynard before she passed, and in them will be grown herbs and lettuces in a “kitchen garden” maintained by the Jr. Explorers.

Saint Mark’s is delighted to be a new outpost where these children can begin and end their adventures to Tremont School, Northam Park, U.A. Library, COSI, the State Capitol, and a myriad of other destinations and special events.

The produce from these new planters be a gift to Saint Mark’s parishioners when in season. I hope as we all see them blossom, we will remember that our deacon was a love of things that grow—both in the soil AND in the heart.

While not a “preschool”, they provide before and after school activities “adventures”- for local children. We may learn more about them at:

It is my prayer that our new relationship with the Jr. Explores will grow as well, and that will welcome them to our community, invite them to parish events—even as they welcome us to special events they offer throughout the year.

The Jr. Exporters join a tradition of Saint Mark’s sharing our facilities with outside groups, and being seen as a place of welcome to our local community. This stewardship of our space allows our campus to thrive beyond Sunday mornings and the usual parish mid-week events. As with any new group, there will be adjustments and getting used to one another as the years pass. We will discover how to share our space and what we will both need to do to be part of an extended family that calls our buildings part of their home.

Junior Explorers having a wet adventure at the park.

Several member of our parish have already experienced the Jr. Explorer Adventures for their own children even before the Explorers came to Saint Mark’s. Member of the Vestry and myself are always available for more information and suggestions you may have. May our new adventures be blessed!


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The Rev. Christopher C. Richardson I have joked many times about how Episcopalians are afraid of the “e” word – evangelism (and all words with a similar root). In our country, that word has connotations that extend far beyond its dictionary definition. When he hear that word, we tend to think more about Bible thumping, street corner preachers saying, “Let me tell you all the reasons you’ll burn in Hell in the name of Christ Jesus!” than we think spreading the Good News. In fact, for many in today’s society, those same negative images pop up at the mention of Christianity and/or Jesus. I once had a parent tell me that a youth group was “too Jesus-y” simply because they decided on calling themselves “Team Jesus”. It is no small wonder, then, that we may struggle with speaking to others about our faith in fear of being “guilty by association.” As much as I understand the why of it, I am greatly saddened that we have come to this point. The message that we are to spread as followers of Jesus is so much better than hitting people over the head with Jesus until they submit. Ours is a message of unconditional love. A love that will not force itself on others but instead will always be there with open arms for whenever others are ready to receive it. If you need any proof that this world is hungry for love, look no further than the report that, the morning of the Royal Wedding, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Michael B. Curry, was the most searched thing on Google in the world after he preached a sermon about, you guessed it, love. I think it is beyond time for us to “reclaim” the name of Jesus and what it means to follow his teachings. Given where society is, we have reached a point where it is time to show, not tell. We should be sharing more uplifting stories about people helping other people or caring for God’s creation (while not seeking attention and/or praise for doing so) than we do about hate or the ills of this world. Don’t get me wrong; I still think we should be calling out injustice and oppression when we see it. For every darkness of the world we point out, however, we should show two instances of the Light of Christ. If we can’t find two instances of the Light of Christ, then that means it time for us to shine that light ourselves. I hope you will all join me in sharing with the world that love is not exclusive to those who have “earned” or “deserve” it. Instead, love is for each and every one of us, no matter what.


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The Canterbury Choir concluded its outstanding 2017–18 season with a beautiful service of Choral Evensong for the Day of Pentecost on the afternoon of Sunday, May 20. The choir ably led a full service of Evensong with all the trimmings, including a set of difficult canticles (Magnificat and Nunc dimittis) by the English composer Edward Bairstow, a lengthy psalm in Anglican chant, and anthems by Deborah Holden-Holloway and Robert J. Powell. Various choristers served as cantors, leading the service with poise and confidence. It was a stirring and uplifting service. If you missed it, you missed a wonderful opportunity to feel excitement about the future of the church. With the conclusion of the season, I want to take the opportunity to thank our outstanding choir parents, especially parent leaders Joanne Drew and Wendy Hauswirth, for their dedication and support of the Canterbury Choir. I also am deeply grateful to our accompanists, Tyler Robertson and Sarah Chang, whose musical talents enable the choir to perform difficult repertoire at a high level throughout the year. I also am very appreciative of all the hospitality volunteers, led by Julie Moll, and the Mark’s Men, led by Mark Drew, who helped to organize the wonderful Pentecost picnic that followed our service of Choral Evensong. Choral Eucharist for Trinity Sunday As I write this, the Saint Mark’s Choir is nearing its final rehearsal of the season. The choir will conclude its season the morning of May 27 (Trinity Sunday) with a special service of Choral Eucharist, during which the choir will sing a complete mass setting (Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei) as part of the regular service of Holy Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. This year the choir will sing the beautiful Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732–1809). The choir will be accompanied by a trio of strings (two violins and cello), whose appearance is made possible by the Special Music Fund. Other music will include the beautiful motet O sacrum convivium by Giovanni Croce. I am very grateful to choir member Ted Meyers, who has helpfully prepared the following notes regarding the Haydn mass: Franz Joseph Haydn composed his Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo circa 1775 for the Barhmerzige Brüder (Brothes of Mercy) in Eisenstadt (Austria). The Brothers’ patron saint was the Portuguese Saint John of God (Joannis de Deo), to whom the Mass is dedicated. The Mass is also known as the Kleine Orgelsolomesse (Little organ solo Mass) due to an extended organ solo in the Benedictus. The traditionally longer movements of the Mass, the Gloria and Credo, are made significantly shorter by the Polytextur (multiple texts) technique, popular in Austria and South Germany in the mid-eighteenth century. In this technique, overlapping lines of the text are sung simultaneously by the four different voice parts, much like multiple conversations occurring simultaneously at a dinner party. Within these two movements, the texts come into unison at the end of the Gloria and, during the Credo, the passage mentioning the Incarnation, Crucifixion and Death of Christ (a notably slower section), and the hope “of the life to come” at the end, which on its own offers strong musical parallels to the ending of the Gloria. The Mass was originally scored for, and on Trinity Sunday will be performed with, two violins and bass continuo, the “Vienna church trio,” used by Haydn in all his short masses as well as by other composers of the Austrian and South German school during the same time period.


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oy the js. g n i r t the bra Cele elping o h of The Outreach Ministry (Committee) meets the second Sunday of each month after the 10:30 a.m. service in the Canterbury Center. We want to invite any and all of you to attend the meetings. Discussions center around our wide-ranging projects, which are mentioned regularly in the Sunday Bulletin. The common ground of almost every project is that, whenever possible, we wish to have parishioners participating in the ministries. We have local, regional, national, and international projects, but the emphasis is always on being present with our partners in each endeavor. Please join us for information and fellowship. We promise not to put you in charge of anything - at least not in the beginning! Please contact Pat Iams or Marilyn Smith (current Chairs) if you have questions.         

ANNUAL OUTREACH COLLECTION PROJECTS: January: Baby food collection for NNEMAP. February: Dental supplies collection (toothpaste, brushes and floss) for NNEMAP. March: Bar soap and shampoo collection for NNEMAP. April: Disposable razor collection for NNEMAP. May: Collection for Guatemala starts: Children’s shoes, dental supplies or Spanish books. June: School supply collection, filling book bags. Also, the Respite Birthday bags. July: School supply collection continues. Guatemala collection concludes. August through October: Grooming kit collection for NNEMAP. November and December: The Giving Tree. Items collected are based on the ornaments chosen.

ELEVENTH GUATEMALA TRIP BEING PLANNED Due to interest from parishioners, an eleventh (and most likely final) humanitarian mission trip is being planned and will take place the week of August 13-17, give or take a day or two. Space is limited to five travelers. Previous costs have estimated to be $2500. Please let Paul know by June 30 if you are interested in participating. d


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NNEMAP UPDATE Volunteers Needed We have a great relationship with OSU and get lots of volunteers. But when school is out, we feel their loss. We especially need Saturday volunteers from 10:45 until 1:15. We could also use Friday volunteers from 8:30am until 12:15. Contact Sean Becker at! It’s fun! Ohio State Fair Parking Each year we park cars at NNEMAP for the Ohio State Fair. This year the fair is from Wednesday, July 25 through Sunday, August 5th. We depend on churches and organizations to adopt a day to cover the shifts. A shift requires 3 people from 8 am until noon, 3 from noon to 4pm, and 2 from 4 until 8pm. Please let us know if you can put together a team. Remember, we don’t really park cars, we simply direct them where to park. We provide shade, snacks, a bathroom, and lots of activity to make the time go quickly. We have three days selected already. Contact us at CATCH COURT We will be taking a lunch to the 40+ women at CATCH Court on Thursday, June 14th. If you would like to help make lunch at about 10:30 on the morning of the 14th, and/or you wish to go to Court from 11:30 to 2:30 on that afternoon, please contact the parish office (614-486-9452 or Lunch is an important social part of the Court program, and you will find observing the Court to be an inspiring event! STREET CHURCH Street Church was held at the empty lot at Central and Broad Streets on Sunday, April 29th at 1 p.m. We were told to expect about 50 to 60 parishioners, but over 100 arrived, ready to pray, take communion, and eat. Thanks to Sally Rechner, Barb Keyes, Marilyn Karl, and Pat Iams, we took chicken salad, made with 25 lbs of chicken, pita bread, 90 hard boiled eggs, and 90 mandarin oranges. Pam Thurston, Sally and Cullie Rechner, Ellen Berndt, and Pat Iams went to serve. It is always an opportunity to mingle and share. ECSF (EPISCOPAL COMMUNITY SERVICES FOUNDATION) ECSF is a regional Outreach in the Diocese of Southern Ohio to give grants to some of the smaller churches striving to do Outreach in their communities. Our Outreach Ministry regularly gives annual money to ECSF. This year, we had funds kindly donated to Outreach above and beyond the parish budgeted monies. We decided to donate $5000. to specific church ministries: Holy Trinity, Bellaire (Morning Munchies/Community Meals); St. Peter’s, Gallipolis (Dry Bottoms); and Trinity, McArthur (Layette program). Each of the programs were fully funded for the year. PARTNERS-IN-MINISTRY-IN-LIBERIA (PIMIL) PIMIL’s 9th Annual International Luncheon & Silent Auction Fundraiser will be Saturday, July 21st at St. Philip Episcopal Church (166 Woodland Ave., Columbus) from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30p.m. Proceeds benefit the education of Liberian children including Ebola orphans. Tickets are $15 for adults and children over 12. For tickets or more information please contact Abby Flemister, PIMIL Director, 614-891-2960 or visit RESPITE FOR WOMEN PROGRAM The summer is fast approaching and so is the Respite for Women program, July 18-21. As in the past we hope to pack 25 Birthday Bags for the women to take home with them. The bags are a complete surprise being presented to them at a Gala Birthday Party/ Lunch. It is my pleasure to serve on the planning committee and to help with the collection of the bags. I need to know that we are able to have enough bags to present. Please let me know if you are able to do a bag. Two persons are invited to share responsibility for one bag if you like. We will gather in June to pack them, if you like or contact me and I will provide a bag for you to pack at home. The following is a suggested list of items to put in the bags: Tooth paste, toothbrushes, hair product, fancy soaps and bath gels, towels, face cloths, candles, deodorant, flip flops, t-shirts, sun glasses, fancy mugs and/or drinking glasses (plastic) etc. Please see Anice Ellis for further information.


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I N AND A ROUND S AINT M ARK ’ S JULY EPISTLE DEADLINE IS JUNE 25 Please submit all news, photos and articles to Melanie in The parish office by 12 noon on Monday, June 25 via email if possible: Volunteers will fold the July EPISTLE on Thursday, June 28 at 10:00 a.m. in the Canterbury Center. Please join us if you can! SUPPER GROUP Supper Groups final get together for this year (2017-18) will be on Sat. June 2nd. We will meet at Leslie and Scott's home at 6:30. We are always looking for new people to join our group and this event is a great way to see what Supper Group is all about. All are welcome, just sign up on the sheet in Parish Hall and let us know what you would like to bring. PENTECOST PICNIC WAS A JOYFUL SHOUT! Every year the Pentecost Picnic seems to grow in spirit and in the many people who make it a success. Our thanks go out to the Mark’s Men in particular—replete with high style wearing their new BBQ aprons—for all the fantastic BBQ. “Mark “ your calendars now for June 9, 2019!!!

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 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.

2018 HOLY LAND TRIP We are so pleased to announce that we have achieved enough travelers to finalize plans for the Pilgrimage to the Holy Land September 28 to October 10th! We are planning a series of gatherings to prepare for our trip. Please mark your calendars for these important sessions:

 Sunday, June 3rd at noon: Practical matters – packing efficiently, currency (monetary & electrical), security, etc. Master Smoker Mark Drew and Bill Karl work the magic...

MARK’S MEN Come Get 'em! The Mark’s Men will be serving up brats and hot dogs with root beer floats outside the Parish Hall following the 10:30 a.m. service on June 17th. Donations will be accepted to benefit Saint Marks' outreach trip to Guatemala in August. The Mark’s Men is a men’s social group at Saint Mark’s that meets every fourth Wednesday of the month at The Old Bag of Nails in Tremont Center at 7:30 p.m. All ages are welcome! If you would like more information, please contact Mark Drew at

 Sunday, August 12th at noon: Understanding our itinerary and the significance of what we will see and experience

There is still room for additional travelers – so if you are interested in participating in this remarkable spiritual and travel experience please let Joyce Acton or Paul St. Germain know!


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I N AND A ROUND S AINT M ARK ’ S A RE Y OU N EW TO S AINT M ARK ’ S ? Sometimes figuring out how to become a member of a parish is confusing. Here is how to officially join Saint Mark’s! Once you feel prepared to join, you may enter the church through Holy Baptism, Confirmation, Reception, Letter of Transfer, or simple “Declaration.” Each depends upon where you are presently in your religious affiliation. It sounds complicated—but it really isn’t. Go to Saint Mark’s website (, click on “About Us,” and you will find a link to either download a Membership Form or complete the Membership Form online. You can also obtain a copy of the Membership Form by calling the Parish Office (614-486-9452). After completing the form, you will get instructions for anything else that needs to be completed. Welcome aboard! 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 speak to Michele Johnson or Pat Barton 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 speak to Robbie Hurley. In addition, if you are interested in helping with either meals or the new baby ministry, please contact Michele, Pat, or Robbie. 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) for further information.

MEMORIAL DONATIONS IN MEMORY OF JOAN MAYNARD Joan Maynard had asked that any memorial donations be given to CATCH Court, one of the Saint Mark's Outreach Ministries. CATCH Court is a Franklin County Rehabilitative Justice Court that serves women who choose its two year probation program. It is an intensive program for trafficked, prostituted, drug addicted girls and women who are given thorough trauma counseling, safe housing, life skills training (how to go to the bank, etc.), job preparation training, and parenting skills, in order to become the women they always dreamed they could be. It is inspiring to see the changes over time! Freedom ala Carte is the umbrella organization that provides the necessary support outside the courtroom: mentors, outings, used furniture for their safe housing, and whatever the Court needs to make its mission effective. They also have a training kitchen for excellent catering. If you wish to donate to this non-profit organization that had a special place in Joan's heart, please write a check to: Freedom a la Carte P.O. Box 21987 Columbus, Ohio 43221 or... Donate on the website: donate-now/ 2018 PROCTER CAMP SCHEDULE Family Camp I

June 8 - 10

9th - 12th Grade Camp

June 11- 16

3rd - 6th Grade Camp

June 19 - 23

6th - 8th Grade Camp

June 25 - 30

10th Grade - graduated Seniors

July 12 - 21

Family Camp 2

July 12 - 15

3rd - 9th Grade Camp

July 16 - 21

Family Camp 3

August 1 - 4

For more information and to register for camp, visit


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GOD MOMENT #32 The Joy of Hearing Kids Grow Up

F ROM THE M AIL B AG The Good Friday Offering …. Thank you!

“Hang in there, Mom. You’re doing a great job.” A friend’s daughter is in the midst of a contentious, stressful divorce proceeding. Her two daughters lived with her. Her husband has moved from their house. Money was tight, so she was working two jobs. But she is a strong-willed person, a fact one of the daughters recently pointed out to her mom: “Hang in there, Mom. You’re doing a great job.”

“That’s Ooo-kay, Grandad” An eleven-year old granddaughter is an uncommonly kind and thoughtful young lady. While playing with her one day, her grandfather accidently broke one of her toys. Flustered and apologetic, he was trying to fix the toy. But, in her uncommonly kind and thoughtful manner, she comforted her grandfather by saying: “oooh, that’s ooo-kay, Grandad.”

“Hi, everybody!” A three-year old boy approaches life head-on. With him, nothing is subtle, very little is held back. His family attends church regularly where the young boy has become well-known and accepted. One day after Sunday School was over and the students were entering the “big service,” the three-year old entered the nave with a loud “Hi, everybody!” After the service, the parents apologized to the minister who told the parents: “I am happy he feels safe enough here to do that.”

If you would like to share your God Moment, please contact the parish office (

From the Most Reverend Suheil Dawani, President Bishop of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East and Bishop of the Diocese of Jerusalem: I should be most grateful if you would please give my thanks to all those who have given so generously to the Good Friday Offering. It is wonderful that so many people care for this region and we know that by their vary generous giving, they also remember us in their prayers. Be assured that it will be well used in the name of the Lord to further His Kingdom.

From the Right Reverend Michael Lewis, Bishop of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf, who describes how the Good Friday Offering supports the Ras Morbat Clinic of the Christ Church in Aden, Yemen. The clinic consists of ophthalmological and medical departments: The work of the clinic and of the church, together with a ministry of compassionate outreach to refugees and now those affected by intense military and civil strife, continues. Although we are still in this very difficult period...We are always immensely grateful for the help provided by GFO funds, which remain vital to the continuation of the project.


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F ROM THE P ARISH R EGISTER We offer condolences to: The family of Dick Frasher who passed away May 2, 2018. The family of Sharon Whaley, former Saint Mark’s member, who passed away May 16, 2018 in Maryland.

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.”

P ARISH R ELATED N EWS We celebrate our graduates for 2018: R.C. (Rob) B. is graduating from Upper Arlington and plans to attend OSU. Mary D. is graduating from Upper Arlington and plans to attend Otterbein in Communication Studies with a minor in Religion. Julia Elizabeth Crone, daughter of Martha and David Crone and grand daughter of Anice and Michael Ellis recently graduated, Magna cum Laude, from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Julia will attend Duke Divinity school in the fall. Lily J. is graduating from Upper Arlington and plans to attend OSU in the Scholars Program. Casey K. is graduating from Olentangy Orange and plans to attend Miami U in Elementary Education. Bryce Sullivan graduated with an Associate of Arts degree from Columbus State Community College with honors. Brandon W. is graduating from Upper Arlington and plans to attend OSU - Newark. If you know of other individuals graduating from a program of any kind, please contact the church office. 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


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

Remember, Renew, Rejoice!

Stewardship of Your Estate Planning a Celebration of Life Sunday June 10 @ 11:45 a.m. Join us June 10th following the 10:30 service in the Canterbury Center for a discussion on:  Stewardship of your estate - legacy planning Erika L. Haupt, Esq. will review basic estate planning documents. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Memorial service planning Our Rector will guide you through the process for planning your memorial service. Organist & Assistant Director of Music, Tyler Robertson, will be present to discuss music selections.

Please sign-up for this program in the Parish Hall to ensure we have materials for all participants.

J UNE 2018 Sunday

Monday 27







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

7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club- Summer Camp 12:00 PM Noonday Eucharist

10 The Third 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 11:30 AM Remember, Renew, Rejoice! 8:00 PM AA Groups

11 Rector's Day Off 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club- Summer Camp 5:30 PM AA - Men's Group

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

13 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club- Summer Camp 12:00 PM Noonday Eucharist 12:30 PM Bridge Club 5:00 PM Stephen Ministry Meeting


18 Rector's Day Off 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club- Summer Camp 5:30 PM AA - Men's Group 7:30 PM Monday Night Book Club

19 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club- Summer Camp 9:30 AM Al-Anon 10:30 AM Saint Mark's Staff Meeting and Lunch

20 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club- Summer Camp 12:00 PM Noonday Eucharist


25 Rector's Day Off 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club- Summer Camp 12:00 PM Epistle Deadline 5:30 PM AA - Men's Group

26 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club- Summer Camp 9:30 AM Al-Anon 10:30 AM Saint Mark's Staff Meeting and Lunch

27 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club- Summer Camp 12:00 PM Noonday Eucharist 5:00 PM Stephen Ministry Meeting 7:30 PM Mark’s Men

3 The Second 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 12:00 PM Holy Land Trip Traveler’s Meeting 8:00 PM AA Groups

The Fourth 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 with Father’s Day Brats and Floats 8:00 PM AA Groups

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Preacher: Christopher C. Ricahrdson 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 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club- Summer Camp 5:30 PM AA - Men's Group 7:00 PM Vestry Meeting






1 Assistant Rector's Day Off 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 1:00 PM Chair Volleyball 3:00 PM Jr Explorer Club 8:00 PM AA Groups


8 Assistant Rector's Day Off 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club- Summer Camp 1:00 PM Chair Volleyball 8:00 PM AA Groups

9 9:30 AM OA 10:00 AM Altar Guild Brunch Meeting 12:00 PM Altar & Flower Guild Set-Up

14 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club- Summer Camp 9:00 AM Stephen Ministry Meeting 10:30 AM CATCH Court food preparation 6:15 PM AA 6:30 PM Women’s Respite Planning Meeting 8:00 PM AA

15 Assistant Rector's Day Off 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club- Summer Camp 1:00 PM Chair Volleyball 8:00 PM AA Groups

16 9:30 AM OA 12:00 PM Altar & Flower Guild Set-Up


22 Assistant Rector's Day Off 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club- Summer Camp 1:00 PM Chair Volleyball 8:00 PM AA Groups

23 9:00 AM Vestry Retreat 9:30 AM OA 12:00 PM Altar & Flower Guild Set-Up

28 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club- Summer Camp 9:00 AM Stephen Ministry Meeting 10:00 AM Epistle Folding and Fellowship 6:15 PM AA 8:00 PM AA

29 Assistant Rector's Day Off 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club- Summer Camp 1:00 PM Chair Volleyball 8:00 PM AA Groups

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

7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club- Summer Camp 1:00 PM Knitting Group 6:15 PM AA 8:00 PM AA

7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club- Summer Camp 11:00 AM Holy Eucharist at First Community Village 1:00 PM Knitting Group 6:15 PM AA 8:00 PM AA

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


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 Leslie Winters, Outreach – 614-459-4123 Ellen Berndt, Stewardship – 614-459-9418 Laura Skoracki, Formation – 614-583-8801 Bex Barker, Formation – 330-671-3416 David Boop - 614-867-3211 Jay Wilcox - 571-228-1201 Pam Thurston - 614-266-9232 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. 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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