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the EPISTLE The Monthly Parish Newsletter of SAINT MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH MAY 2018 • ISSUE 234

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his past week Saint Mark’s parish family endured the loss our beloved deacon, Joan Maynard. Joan has been a pastor and friend, and guide to so many of us. I have had the privilege to call her a spiritual companion amongst the choppy waters of this life. Joan died peacefully in her home on Monday, April 23, in her garden room looking out at the first flowers of Spring. This brought an end to a six month struggle with cancer, and the beginning of a new life among those she has loved and have gone on before her, as well as the eternal flowers of a heavenly spring. She leaves us having given so much love and prayer and support to our congregation, as well as the countless lives she has touched through her work at The Ohio State Medical Center. This article is not a eulogy—but one of many tributes and thanksgivings that are already being written and spoken about a life well, courageously, and grace-fully lived. We have decided to leave the biography Joan wrote for our parish website in place until her memorial service. This is currently being planned for sometime in May or June. For those who would like to read what she wrote without going to the internet, her professional biography reads here: “A native of Texas, Joan has lived in Columbus for 30 years. She has undergraduate degrees for Baylor University and Wright State, a Masters from the University of Dayton, and a Masters of Theological Studies from Trinity Seminary.

Ordained by Bishop Herbert Thompson Jr. in 1993, Joan has been deacon at Saint Mark’s since 1995. This past January, after 20 years as staff chaplain, Joan retired from the Wexner Medical Center at OSU. She was chaplain to the Department of Women and Infants and to women with gyn cancers. Before becoming a chaplain Joan worked in the fields of geriatrics and adolescent mental health.

Joan enjoys a sweet treat at El Mason in Dayton on a staff development day in 2011.

She has 4 grown children, two grandsons, and currently lives in Clintonville with Tess, a highly indulged cat. Joan likes to read, sew, needlepoint, knit, and garden. Joan is the Pastoral Deacon of Saint Photo: Jessie Ellis Mark’s, and coordinates all aspects of pastoral care serving as the clergy representative for Stephen Ministry, Lay Eucharistic Callers, and Member Care. She is co-chair of the Memorial Garden at Saint Mark’s, and serves as a volunteer member of the church staff. Please call her Joan!” Blessings and peace to you, dear friend. We look forward to joining you at our own “Easter Days”.

The Rev. Deacon Joan Maynard 1940—2018

Golly, I wonder if people have accents in heaven? Of course!!! But only for Texas*…

* ...and England!!!


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B EARING C HRIST

The Rev. Christopher C. Richardson A short while ago, I asked my Facebook friends what sort of church newsletter article they would most want to read. One of the suggestions was “Finding God in the Midst of Trauma.” With many of us (myself included) grieving over the death of the Rev. Deacon Joan Maynard, this topic seemed especially appropriate. The first step I would suggest we take in finding God is to acknowledge that there is a reason we need God. I do not mean this in the esoteric, cosmic sense of needing God because, without God, we are nothing. What I mean is that, for whatever reason, be it the death of a loved one, illness, financial hardship, feelings of unworthiness, etc., we find ourselves in direct need of God’s presence in our life. We must acknowledge to ourselves, if not to others, that something traumatic has happened and allow ourselves to feel whatever feelings we truly have. Don’t wallow in your emotions, but you should acknowledge and allow these emotions to exist, at least for a short period of time. Suppressing our emotions rarely ends well. After we’ve acknowledged that we do, in fact, have “the feels,” we can examine our emotions and recognize in them a need for something greater than ourselves. Until we can admit to ourselves that we need (or even want) God in our life, we will struggle to feel God’s presence. Next, determine when in your life you have felt closest to God. God speaks to us in many different ways. When I feel closest to God may not look like it does when you feel closest to God. Find out how God speaks to you. Consider a time when you most clearly felt God’s presence. What was happening in your life at the time? What were you doing? How can you recreate that environment? Once you’ve figured out how God speaks to you, put yourself in situations where you are most likely to hear God’s voice. If God speaks to you through music, listen to the type of music that makes your spirit soar. If God speaks to you through nature, make time to go to a park or garden or wherever you can find that gets you as close to nature as possible. If God speaks to you through the presence of friends and family, arrange time to get together with them. If God speaks to you through silent prayer and meditation, carve out time in your day to be in prayer and meditation. Whatever it is that makes you feel closest to God, do that. If all else fails, reach out to me or someone else you feel could assist you with your spiritual life. I have found that, without fail, when I take the time to search for and find God’s presence in my life, I also find that God has been with me all along, but my eyes were closed. I pray that, whatever trauma life places on your path, you find, and are found by, God.


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

The Canterbury Choir was thrilled to participate in a special Treble Church Choir Festival at First Congregational Church in downtown Columbus the weekend of April 13–14. The choir joined youth choirs from four other area churches, totaling nearly 100 singers. During the weekend, the choristers worked with renowned choral director Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Immediate Past Artistic Director of The American Boychoir, who served as Guest Conductor of the festival. The weekend concluded with a public concert at First Congregational Church on Saturday, April 14, during which the Canterbury Choir sung two selections by itself and joined the combined choir for four other pieces. The festival was a tremendously uplifting experience for the choristers who took part in the event. Over the course of two exciting days, the singers both worked hard and had a lot of fun, learning a tremendous amount from Maestro Malvar-Ruiz. The response by the participants and the large, enthusiastic audience was electric, and we are hopeful that the festival may become a recurring event in the future. Choral Evensong by the Canterbury Choir Please save the date of Sunday, May 20, at 4 p.m. for a service of Choral Evensong for the Feast of Pentecost, led by the Canterbury Choir. Music will include canticles by Edward Bairstow and anthems by Deborah Holden-Holloway and Robert J. Powell. Admission is free. Donations will be gratefully received in support of the Canterbury Choir Fund, which assists in the training and enrichment of the choir, including its annual spring outings. Please come and support our young choristers, who work so hard throughout the year to enrich our worship services with beautiful and meaningful music. Following the service, be sure to stay for the parish’s annual Pentecost Picnic! Choral Eucharist for Trinity Sunday The Saint Mark’s 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). Other music will include the beautiful motet O sacrum convivium by Giovanni Croce.


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O UREACH M INISTRY

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.

NNEMAP UPDATE Fifty Years! Really?? It was 1969 when a group of churches called the Near Northside Coalition of Churches decided to assist the Victorian Village and Near Northside neighborhoods which were suffering from unemployment and lack of housing and other basic needs. They decided to support one pantry and called it the Near Northside Emergency Material Assistance Program. NNEMAP became that pantry, and we will celebrate our 50th anniversary next year! Stay tuned! NNEMAP Loves Corporate and Church Groups We are having great success with small groups of 5-10 scheduling time to work at NNEMAP and support our neighbors. There is always lots to do, and we will also find needed projects for your team. If you work with an organization that would love to give back, email Sean Becker at sean@nnemappantry.org for more information!

ST. JOHN’S DINNER Thank you for the hardworking 8 who served St John’s Dinner 4/18/18. To me it’s a regular team who truly have the desire to serve others a well balanced meal. Thanks to Park Zimpher, Roberta Morton, Barb Keyes, Bob Zicht, Marilyn & Bill Karl and Cullie Rechner. Next month we do it again, May 9th. Hope to see you! Sally Rechner


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MY BROTHER’S CLOSET AT THE COLUMBUS URBAN LEAGUE You are reading this note of joyous appreciation and most sincere thanks as we complete our 3rd donation cycle. So many of you gave your time and effort to gather fine business/professional men’s attire from your closet to the My Brother’s Closet program. There men take classes and receive mentoring to move into the workforce with resources for employment and long-term stability...being “suited up” is important. Mary Kirkey and Jim Keyes delivered the following:  28 suits  70 shirts  13 sport coats  32 slacks  9 shoes  14 sweaters  5 sport coats with slacks  Also: ties, socks, vest, jacket, undergarments, scarves, and khaki slacks Thank you for your sharing and caring - helping to make a difference in the lives, jobs, and futures of others. GUATEMALA TRIP 2018 Our annual Guatemala service trip to La Labor is scheduled for August 13 - 20, 2018. A detailed itinerary is forthcoming as flight dates are still being decided. If interested, please contact the parish office (614-486-9452 or officemanager@saintmarkscolumbus.org).

Interested in faith-based efforts to improve our wider community? Thirty-eight Central Ohio churches, temples and other houses of worship are members of B.R.E.A.D., which stands for “building responsibility, equality and dignity.” B.R.E.A.D. uses a four-step process to identify issues and offer solutions:  listen to the membership to surface community problems for research and action  conduct research on best practices to develop solutions  gather a large number of people to show support and attract decision makers  follow up on the commitments made Past accomplishments of this work include the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, which last year supported 800 housing units through the Community Housing Network, and the establishment of Restorative Circles by the Franklin County Juvenile Court. Current initiatives include jobs, crime, restorative justice and supporting youth and families. Reports will be given on the progress of these initiatives at the annual gathering, known as the Nehemiah Action, will take place on Monday, May 7th, at the Celeste Center on the Ohio State Fairgrounds (717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211). Registration begins at 6:15 p.m. Please be sure to arrive by 6:40 p.m. when preparatory remarks are given to get everyone on the same page. If interested in attending the event, please contact Dot Yeager. Over 2,500 people attended last year’s rally and B.R.E.A.D. would like that number to grow this year. Over the past year, members of Saint John’s Worthington and St. Philip have allowed Saint Mark’s to learn more about the process used by B.R.E.A.D. to identify areas of concern and to identify solutions. More details about B.R.E.A.D. can be found at their website, www.breadcolumbus.com. Click on the "More here" tab for details about the current initiatives.


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I N AND A ROUND S AINT M ARK ’ S ADULT FORUM “From Outward and Visible to Inward and Spiritual: How Our Faith Environment Shapes Our Christian Journey.” 9:30 a.m. These in-depth tours of our church campus will focus on how our building and sacred objects uplift our traditions as a church and our theology as Christians. We begin and end each week in the Parish Hall. Led by the Rector. Sunday mornings April 15, 22, 29, May 13, 20, and 27. HIGH TEA There is something beautiful about tea parties. They are lovely, they are traditional, they put us in good company, and in them we find ourselves in a place of things pretty and good and delicious. The tradition of afternoon tea in Britain is thought to have originated in 1840 from Anna, the Seventh Duchess of Bedford, who got too hungry between luncheon (served very early) and dinner (served very late), so she decided to serve tea, biscuits, and cake. And she invited friends to join her. It would be served in the parlor and the hostess and her guests would sit in beautiful settee chairs and take tea from a low center or side table. As the tradition grew, it became quite fancy. It became known as low tea. But the working class took their tea at the regular family table, and because regular family tables are taller than the ones in the parlor, this became known as high tea. Stay May 6th after the service. We have a special high tea-inspired Fellowship Hour in celebration of our children, our family, our mothers and fathers, our creator, and all of the ways God calls us to be together in caring and in love. Fancy hats are encouraged! JUNE EPISTLE DEADLINE IS MAY 21 Please submit all news, photos and articles to Melanie in The parish office by 12 noon on Monday, May 21 via email if possible: officemanager@saintmarkscolumbus.org. Volunteers will fold the June EPISTLE on Thursday, May 24 at 10:00 a.m. in the Canterbury Center. Please join us if you can!

“HAIL THEE FESTIVAL DAY” PENTECOST CELEBRATION MAY 20! Choral Evensong by Canterbury Choir Please join us on Sunday, May 20, at 4:00 p.m. for a special service of Choral Evensong for the Feast of Pentecost, led by the Canterbury Choir. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted in support of the Canterbury Choir Fund. Please come support our young people as they conclude their choir season, during which they have demonstrated exemplary service to our parish. Saint Mark’s All-Parish Pentecost Picnic Following Choral Evensong, the celebration continues with a special All-Parish Pentecost Picnic, beginning at 5:00 p.m. There will be something for everyone! Barbeque (pulled pork, chicken, and hotdogs) prepared by The Mark’s Men, sides and salads, activities for kids of all ages, and our third annual pie contest! There is no cost to attend, however, you will need a ticket. Tickets and pie contest sign-ups are available in the parish hall starting April 29, or contact the parish office officemanager@saintmarkscolumbus.org or 614-4869452. WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT SAINT MARK’S ALL ARE WELCOME! Saint Mark's will be hosting weekly dinners in the Parish Hall on Wednesdays beginning at 5:30 p.m. You and your family are invited to join members of the Canterbury Choir community for food, fellowship, formation, and fun! YOUNG ADULT COMMUNICATION NETWORK Saint Mark’s is hosting monthly Young Adult events for people who are post-high school through their 30s. These events usually take place on the third Friday of each month. Want to know when these events will happen? Fill out a Young Adult Communication Network form so you can be added to the contact list. Online forms can be found at bit.ly/stmyoungadult and paper forms can be found in the Parish Hall. The paper forms can be turned in by mail to the parish office, placed in the offering plate, or handed to Christopher Richardson.


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I N AND A ROUND S AINT M ARK ’ S 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.

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! CONFIRMATION CLASSES This will be a time to learn more about and experience Christian community as expressed in the Episcopal/ Anglican tradition. We will also be looking at other world religions, the creeds, the East/West schism, the Protestant Reformation, etc., etc. By the end of the class, they will have a fuller understanding of what, specifically, they would be committing themselves to so that they can decide if they are ready and willing to do so. Confirmation is for both adults and young people. Classes will continue through May. The Bishop’s schedule has changed and his visit will now be on December 2nd. If you or your child(ren) are interested in participating in this year’s class, please get in touch with Christopher Richardson. EASTER FLOWER MEMORIALS Thank you to all who so generously gave to our Easter Flower Memorials. The money was used not only to decorate the church for Easter, but will also be used to purchase plants and flowers for the flower pots outside at the front door and along the Parish Hall windows. Thank you again for your generosity. As always, we welcome new members. If you have an interest, please let me know. Diane Hartney

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 (www.saintmarkscolumbus.org), 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 contact the office (614-486-9452). We have a team of parishioners who are happy to serve in this way. We also have a New Baby ministry which provides a welcoming rose and muffins to families with a new baby in the house. If you know of a family with a new baby, please contact the office (614-486-9452) with this information. 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 (info@saintmarkscolumbus.org or 614-486 -9452) for further information.


0: ents 3 m nt # d Mo e om y Go M God r of m Fou A God Moment is a life experience that abundantly and profoundly makes us aware of God’s presence. These are four of mine.

The Range Bucket List James Dodson’s book, The Range Bucket List, is a collection of golf stories. In it, Dodson tells about his father and their many trips visiting and playing world famous golf courses. Dodson referred to his dad as Opti the Mystic because of his father’s unbounded optimism. As his father approached his last days of life, the hospice nurse arranged for James to be his father’s personal caretaker. They talked for hours on end about their golf journeys. Just before his death, Dodson’s father told his son to conduct himself always with utmost dignity and kindness. “Remember,” he said, “Life promises us sorrow. It’s up to us add the joy.”

What to do following communion After each communion, I return to my pew and open the prayer book and read whatever pops up. Just recently, Prayer #61 on Page 832 came up. A prayer of self-dedication Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to you, so guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our wills, that we may be wholly yours, utterly dedicated to you; and then use us, we pray, as you will, and always to your glory and the welfare of your people, through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

When it’s time to relax and wait for God A friend and I were discussing the times in which we are living. We talked about the challenges we face and what we might do about it. Here’s what he suggested: When things are confused and not going well at all, just stop, wait and listen. Tell God you are not sure what He wants. And that you are willing to wait and listen to find out what He wants you to do next. Then do that.

Street Church, February, 2016 I arrived at the vacant lot on West Broad Street. That Sunday afternoon was cold, windy and rainy. The Saint John’s Town Street tent was set up on the vacant lot. Saint Mark’s volunteers were unpacking the food and beverages for the 1:00pm Eucharist. Just the people from Saint John’s and Saint Mark’s were around. Then, just before one o’clock, other people started to arrive. Lots of people actually - some with no coats or shoes. Some were alone. Others were with friends. Some were with families. There were young adults, older adults and children. There were no automobiles nearby or parked on the street near the vacant lot. There were a couple of bicycles nearby. Maybe there were fifty people. No one knew for sure. Seemed like that didn’t matter. Saint John’s Vicar Lee Anne Reat began the service: “The Lord Be With You.” Midway through the service, someone started singing the song Amazing Grace. Just one person, at first. Then two. Then many. Just voices. No instruments. Someone told me that happens often. Sometimes someone plays a banjo to accompany whatever the song of the day might be. The bread and grape juice were donated by Panera Bread. When the service ended, the food brought by Saint Mark’s was served. After the dinner, the people mingled with one another. Everyone seemed to know everyone else. Then they went their individual ways - in the wind, the rain and the cold.

My take-away: God Moments always are happening. We need to be alert and know them. - Jim Keyes


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F ROM THE P ARISH R EGISTER We welcome the following children into the Body of Christ through baptism: Arlo George W. was baptized at the Easter Vigil, March 31, 2018. We celebrate recent new members: Rick Long and Belle Francisco who transfer from Memorial United Church of Christ in Dayton. Welcome, Rick and Belle! Diane Hawley-Wells and Delmar Wells and family. Welcome to the Hawley-Wells family!! We offer condolences to: The family of John “Jed” Dickhaut who passed away March 20, 2018. The family of Reverend Joan Maynard, our long time Deacon who passed away on April 23, 2018. FROM THE PARISH REGISTER is a new printed project to enhance communication among parishioners. It comes from a long standing tradition in the Church of England where certain public records were officially recorded in the great ledgers of their parish church. You can sign up for weekly email updates about Saint Mark’s on our website www.saintmarkscolumbus.org, click on “Join Our Mailing List.”

P ROCTER S UMMER C AMP With the long winter we’ve had, it is hard to believe that summer is just around the corner. That means it is time to start thinking about Procter again! (Who am I kidding? It’s always time to think about Procter!) Procter Camp provides opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to come together and experience a glimpse of what it can be like to live in the beloved community that God intends for us. They “offer a variety of summer programs: youth camps for children entering 3rd-12th grade, family camps, a bilingual Spanish/English family camp and Camp RISE, a grief camp for children ages 8-18.” If you’ve never been to a camp session before, consider making this the year to experience Procter Camp for the first time. The full list of camp sessions can be found on their website (www.proctercenter.org/camp) and on the Youth kiosk in the Parish Hall. This summer, Christopher Richardson will be the chaplain for Family Camp 2 (July 12-15). While family is in the name, this camp session is open to “traditional nuclear families, grandparents and grandchildren, cousins and nieces and nephews, friend groups, couples, single folks and chosen family.” This could be a great session to go see what Procter is all about. Whatever session you or your family members decide to go to, please let Christopher Richardson know. With enough notice, he will make an appearance at your camp session. 2018 Procter Camp Schedule Family Camp I 9th - 12th Grade Camp 3rd - 6th Grade Camp 6th - 8th Grade Camp

June 8 - 10 June 11- 16 June 19 - 23 June 25 - 30

10th Grade - graduated Seniors Family Camp 2 3rd - 9th Grade Camp Family Camp 3

July 12 - 21 July 12 - 15 July 16 - 21 August 1 - 4


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

Saint Mark’s Episcopal Race for the Cure— Saturday morning, May 19, 2018 Register online by Monday, May 7 or see Dot Yeager soon to sign up by mail General Race Information Saint Mark’s has had a team in this event each year since 2009. Most team members do the 5K Walk, but we have had runners in the past as well. With your help, this year could be bigger and better than ever and raise funds needed to provide breast health services to women in need in Central and Southeastern Ohio. Race participants are invited to recognize those special people in their lives who have been touched by breast cancer. Take this opportunity to celebrate and honor those we love who have faced the challenges of breast cancer. For those who can’t make it on race day, you can also “sleep in for the cure.” T-shirts are picked up in advance for all participants who register for the team online, no later than Monday, May 7, 2018. Online Registration is Easy You can register online at the following link: https://secure.info-komen.org/site/TRR/RacefortheCure/CLM_ColumbusAffiliate/378454855? pg=utype&fr_id=7092 The site will walk you through the registration process. You should see Join a Team, then type “Saint” in the Team Name search box. The full team name should be displayed in the search results. Contact Dot Yeager if you have questions.


M AY 2018 Sunday

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6 The Sixth Sunday of Easter Preacher: Christopher C. Richardson 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15 AM Confirmation Class 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Canterbury Choir 11:30 AM Fellowship Hour 11:30 AM Mother’s Day Tea 12:00 PM Youth Group 8:00 PM AA Groups 13 The Seventh Sunday of Easter Preacher: Christopher C. Richardson 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15 AM Confirmation Class 9:30 AM Adult Formation 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Saint Mark’s Choir 11:30 AM Fellowship Hour 12:00 PM Youth Group 8:00 PM AA Groups 20 The Day of Pentecost Preacher: Paul St. Germain 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15 AM Confirmation Class 9:30 AM Formation 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Saint Mark’s Choir 11:30 AM Fellowship Hour 11:30 AM Outreach Meeting 12:00 PM Youth Group 4:00 PM Choral Evensong 5:00 PM Pentecost Picnic 8:00 PM AA Groups 27 Trinity Sunday Preacher: Christopher C. Ricahrdson 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15 AM Confirmation Class 9:30 AM Formation 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Saint Mark’s Choir 11:30 AM Fellowship Hour 12:00 PM Youth Group 8:00 PM AA Groups

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1 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 9:30 AM Al-Anon 10:30 AM Saint Mark's Staff Meeting and Lunch 3:00 PM Jr Explorer Club

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8 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club - No School 9:30 AM Al-Anon 10:30 AM Saint Mark's Staff Meeting and Lunch 12:30 PM Noonday Book Group 6:30 PM Sacred Conversations

14 Rector's Day Off 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 3:00 PM Jr Explorer Club 5:30 PM AA - Men's Group

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4 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

9 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 12:00 PM Noonday Eucharist 12:30 PM Bridge Club 3:00 PM Jr Explorer Club 4:30 PM Canterbury Choir Rehearsal 4:30 PM St, John’s Dinner 5:00 PM Stephen Ministry Meeting 5:30 PM Wednesday Weekly Dinners

10 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 9:00 AM Stephen Ministry Meeting 3:00 PM Jr Explorer Club 6:15 PM AA 6:30 PM Women’s Respite Planning 7:30 PM Saint Mark’s Choir Rehearsal 8:00 PM AA

11 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

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

15 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 9:30 AM Al-Anon 10:30 AM Saint Mark's Staff Meeting and Lunch 3:00 PM Jr Explorer Club

16 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 12:00 PM Noonday Eucharist 3:00 PM Jr Explorer Club 4:30 PM Canterbury Choir Rehearsal 5:30 PM Wednesday Weekly Dinners

17 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 11:00 AM Holy Eucharist at First Community Village 1:00 PM Knitting Group 3:00 PM Jr Explorer Club 6:15 PM AA 7:30 PM Saint Mark’s Choir Rehearsal 8:00 PM AA

18 Assistant Rector's Day Off 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 1:00 PM Chair Volleyball 3:00 PM Jr Explorer Club 4:30 PM Canterbury Choir Rehearsal 8:00 PM AA Groups

19 9:30 AM OA 12:00 PM Altar & Flower Guild Set-Up

21 Rector's Day Off 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 12:00 PM Epistle Deadline 3:00 PM Jr Explorer Club 5:30 PM AA - Men's Group 7:00 PM Sisters in Faith

22 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 9:30 AM Al-Anon 10:30 AM Saint Mark's Staff Meeting and Lunch 3:00 PM Jr Explorer Club

23 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 12:00 PM Noonday Eucharist 3:00 PM Jr Explorer Club 4:30 PM Canterbury Choir Rehearsal 5:00 PM Stephen Ministry Meeting 5:30 PM Wednesday Weekly Dinners 7:30 PM Mark’s Men

24 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 9:00 AM Stephen Ministry Meeting 10:00 AM Epistle Folding and Fellowship 3:00 PM Jr Explorer Club 6:15 PM AA 7:30 PM Saint Mark’s Choir Rehearsal 8:00 PM AA

25 Assistant Rector's Day Off 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 1:00 PM Chair Volleyball 3:00 PM Jr Explorer Club 4:30 PM Early Music in Columbus Board of Trustees Meeting 8:00 PM AA Groups

26 9:30 AM OA 12:00 PM Altar & Flower Guild Set-Up

28 Rector's Day Off 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 3:00 PM Jr Explorer Club 5:30 PM AA - Men's Group 7:30 PM Monday Night Book Group

29 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 9:30 AM Al-Anon 10:30 AM Saint Mark's Staff Meeting and Lunch 3:00 PM Jr Explorer Club

30 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 12:00 PM Noonday Eucharist 3:00 PM Jr Explorer Club 4:30 PM Canterbury Choir Rehearsal 5:30 PM Wednesday Weekly Dinners

31 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 3:00 PM Jr Explorer Club 6:15 PM AA 7:30 PM Saint Mark’s Choir Rehearsal 8:00 PM AA

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Rector's Day Off 7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 3:00 PM Jr Explorer Club 5:30 PM AA - Men's Group 7:00 PM Vestry Meeting

7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 12:00 PM Noonday Eucharist 3:00 PM Jr Explorer Club 4:30 PM Canterbury Choir Rehearsal 5:30 PM Wednesday Weekly Dinners 6:00 PM Stephen Ministry Training

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Friday

7:00 AM Jr Explorer Club 1:00 PM Knitting Group 3:00 PM Jr Explorer Club 6:15 PM AA 7:30 PM Saint Mark’s Choir Rehearsal 8:00 PM AA

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

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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

NON-PROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 532 COLUMBUS, OH

RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED 4/30/18—5/18/18

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

May 2018 Epistle  
May 2018 Epistle