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the EPISTLE The Monthly Parish Newsletter of SAINT MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH OCTOBER 2017 • ISSUE 227



very Fall (or Autumn—depending on whether you are a “soda or pop”, “grinder or sub” person), I am asked to engage the topic of financial stewardship with the congregation. Wait! Before you stop reading, I would like to express my sense of the Holy Spirit at work in all our efforts this year—and share with you a little of my own spiritual journey. The conversation begins this year with the selection of a quotation suggested by the Episcopal Stewardship Network. They could not have chosen a more fitting person than Henri Nouwen, a Roman Catholic priest who l ectured at my seminary in New Haven, and before his death brought to the church the profound notion that clergy are often “wounded healers” called to live into a celebration of God’s grace and abundance in a world in need of generous love.

We make this voyage with God—and God as represented and made real through many of those who journey with us. Perhaps this focus is what distinguishes a church community from any other group of good people, with good intentions, working for a good purpose. This intentionality about God’s presence and the abundance of God’s love along the way (no matter what may befall) makes our support of the church critical, unique, and I would say even holy.

Soon we will receive a very thoughtful letter from our Vestry Stewardship chairs Ellen German Berndt and Scott Milburn addressing our Fall Stewardship Campaign: Journey to Generosity. I invite you to read it “pray-fully”. I “Put simply, life is a God-given opportunity will be writing to all of you in the next few weeks on this topic as to become who we are, to affirm our own well.

true spiritual nature, claim our truth,

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appropriate and integrate the reality of our touched by God’s blessings and

God’s grace. Please consider One of the most profound being, but most of all, to say ‘Yes’ to the supporting our community by metaphors for describing and even One who calls us the Beloved.” making a pledge or financial beginning a deeper understanding contribution that reflects your of human life is that of a “sacred own “journey to generosity” and journey”. For me, Henri Nouwen helps ensure this parish will be a Henri J.M. Nouwen has been one of the most helpful thriving, loving, and enduring and insightful companions upon family of the faith-filled in the that journey. Through his many books, he years to come. has helped me to become more fully the person God is calling me to be. As I look around Saint Mark’s, there are so many signs of the Holy Spirit moving in our midst, nurturing grace and love in ways that sometimes surprise me in the direction, power, and way that God is leading us. On some days when I perhaps feel more “wounded” than a “healer”, someone or something in our beloved community touches my soul, and reminds me that this is a sacred journey we do not make alone.

eConnect Discover more about Henri Nouwen at the Henri Nouwen Society HERE:



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The Rev. Christopher C. Richardson I am writing this on the heels of returning from a wonderful vacation. My wife and I (and our son) were on a Disney Cruise in the Caribbean Sea. For a little over a week, I got to take a break from my usual routine. Don’t get me wrong. I love routine. I find that I am much more efficient when I know what to expect for the next few moments as I move from Task A to Task B. If things happen out of order in any of my many routines, I usually end up forgetting a task. As wonderful as my routines are, however, they don’t currently include much time to just stop and appreciate the world around me. With all the hustle and bustle of daily life I usually find myself at the end of the day without having taken time to just be. While on the cruise, I couldn’t do things like reflexively check my email, look at Facebook, or read whatever daily horror the media thinks I need to know right now (have you seen how much it costs to use the internet when all that can be seen is water, sky, and the horizon?).

(View from our Stateroom) Instead of doing all those things, I got to do things like reading a book just for the sake of reading a book and stare in renewed wonder at the beauty of light reflecting off of a gently waving sea. It was in getting away from my “normal” that I found I could finally see and appreciate the small things in life that bring me great joy. It was in those moments that I felt a closer connection to God than I’ve felt in a long while. While it took going on a cruise for me to relive this epiphany, breaking one’s routine does not need to be so dramatic. If you find yourself “stuck” (even if happily stuck) in a routine or somehow less connected, do whatever you can to intentionally do something different. Shake up your life and take notice of the small things around you that are easy to ignore when your brain goes on autopilot. Take time to realize that you don’t have to look far to find God. You just have to start looking, and God will be there. May you find God and the joys and wonders God has planned for you.



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The Saint Mark’s Choir will sing its first service of Choral Evensong of the season on Sunday, November 5, at 4 p.m. Every year the choir sings Evensong on the first Sunday of November in observance of the Feast of All Saints. It is a special service in many ways, as the parish remembers those whom we have lost in the past year. Choral Evensong is one of my favorite services in the Episcopal Church. A product of the Reformation in England, it is a conflation of two of the traditional prayer services from the monastic hours, namely Vespers and Compline. The service consists of prayers, readings, canticles, psalms, anthems, and hymns. A large portion of the service is sung, including a set of regular prayers, known as the Preces and Responses, that have been in regular use since the second half of the 16th century. These sung prayers, which the choir uplifts on behalf of the whole congregation, include petitions for peace, mercy, protection, and salvation. In England, they also pray for the monarch (“O Lord, save the Queen”), which we usually change to “the State” in this country. Another very important choral part of the service is the traditional canticles that are sung after the two readings (the first always from the Old Testament, the second from the New Testament). Canticles are songs whose texts appear in scripture, and two have been associated with the service of Evensong since its inception: the Magnificat (always after the first reading) and the Nunc dimittis (always after the second reading). Composers in the Anglican tradition usually compose settings of these texts as a related set. In November, the choir will sing a set of canticles by William H. Harris, his Evening Service in A. Other choral parts of the Evensong service include an Introit (a short choral piece that begins the service); one or more psalms sung to Anglican chant; and an anthem. The service also provides an opportunity for the organist to offer a lengthier prelude of organ music, which usually starts about 12–15 minutes before the service (as opposed to the usual 5 minutes before a typical Sunday morning service). Many cathedrals in England have been holding daily services of Choral Evensong for nearly 500 years. The form of Evensong that we use at Saint Mark’s has been fixed since the English Book of Common Prayer of 1662. It is a great privilege to be a part of this long tradition, joining with voices past. I hope that you will join us. I invite you to save the following dates for special music events in the fall: Choral Evensong for the Feast of All Saints Sunday, November 5, 4 p.m. Saint Mark’s Choir

Choral Eucharist for the Feast of Christ the King Sunday, Sunday, November 26, 10:30 a.m. Saint Mark’s Choir

A Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols Sunday, December 3, 4 p.m. Saint Mark’s Choir and Canterbury Choir



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

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The Outreach Ministry (Committee) meets the second Sunday of each month after the 10:30 a.m. 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 the 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. ST. JOHN’S TOWN STREET Dinner on September 20 at St. John's had the most efficient group of workers ever. We were cleaned up and out of the kitchen by 7:15 p.m.! Record time! And to a very large groups with diners even upstairs! (Maybe 115 in all). This dinner is a real hands on from Outreach and I thank the following for making it possible! Park Zimpher, Pat Iams, Dianne Silliman, Barb Keyes, Bill & Marilyn Karl, Bill & Linda Ryan, Roberta Morton, Bob Zicht, Pat Barton and Cullie Rechner. Missing from picture: Pat Barton & Bill Karl. REMINDER: next dinner is October 18th. Sheet will be out October 8th. Thanks! On October 8, St. John’s deacons, Craig Foster and Meribah Mansfield, will be joining our Adult Formation Forum to share with us more about the mission and ministry of St. John’s Town Street. Please join us at 9:30 that morning for an informative and inspirational time (see page 9 for more information). STREET CHURCH Many thanks for those parishioners who helped to make sandwiches for the July Street Church meal. Thanks to Anice Ellis for shopping. Also, thank you to the following people who helped serve the meal at Broad and Central: Ellen Berndt, Sally and Cullie Rechner, Kelly Kelleher, Pam Thurston, Dan and Roberta Morton, and Nada Stankovich. If you would like to help out in this rewarding and valuable ministry, please contact the office (614-486-9452). Our next Street Church lunch is scheduled for Sunday, October 29th. We are always looking for new hands and faces to share Christ's love in this way!! Please join us. NNEMAP New Hours We have added hours overall and will have a more consistent and easy to remember schedule: Monday/Tuesday/ Wednesday/Friday- 9am until 12 noon, always closed Thursdays! Saturday Produce Mart will continue to be open from 11 to 1. There are more hours in this schedule to accommodate the existing need. Plus, we are adding a new zip code to our service area. North Linden, zip code 43224, will join 43201, 43211, and 43215. We hope to continue adding support to the Linden community. Harmony For Hunger Concert Is scheduled for Friday, November 17th at 7:30 at the Worthington Presbyterian Church! Current Needs in the Pantry: canned meats and ravioli - pop-top cans, peanut butter, canned beans, canned vegetables and fruits. Note: other hygiene items are always low! We always need dental items, razors, and shampoo. We can also use feminine hygiene items.



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WOMEN’S RESPITE PROGRAM Many thanks to all of the women at Saint Mark's for filling Birthday bags, making and donating Prayer Shawls. Baking and serving yummy desserts and helping with the Boutique. The participants and the team members were so appreciative of all that you did for them. It is always a blessing to serve these women and I thank everyone who helped to make Respite the blessing it was for the women it served. ~Anice Ellis P.S. If you want to know more about the Respite Program come to the adult forum program on October 22 at 9:30 a.m. (see page 9 for more information). CATCH COURT Thank you to Barb Keyes, Jackie Nicol, Diane Hartney, Dianne Silliman, Sally Taylor, and Sue Barna for participating in this month's CATCH Court. The women reflected on last week's graduation of twelve of their friends. It was held at the Governor's Mansion. Everyone was dressed up and proud of the 12's accomplishment. Most were impressed with the loving attendance of one of the graduate's sisters. One woman said she had never been in such a beautiful home, and she added that she expected "rich" people there to ignore her, but everyone was friendly and welcoming. We had a glimpse of the discipline given by the Judge. If anyone breaks the rules of CATCH Court's probation, the Judge talks with them about it, but always gives a correction. The "punishment" varies with the infraction, but also with the number of times a woman has been outside the rules. Consequently, a phone might be removed for two weeks or a woman may have to serve a 20 day jail term, after which she may request to return to CATCH. Judge Herbert is strongly advocating that those who have completed a Restorative Justice program (CATCH, Drug Court, or Veteran's Court) should have their records expunged. The Ohio Senate has agreed, but the Ohio House is resisting. If you know your congressman, please send an e-mail supporting this new law! The next CATCH Court visit is Thursday, October 19th. Please contact the parish office for more information (614-4869452).

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During the passing years, my trench coat shrunk. So I couldn’t wear it anymore. But then a God Moment came. It came while working with Mary Kirkey for the first Saint Mark’s collection of clothing for My Brother’s Closet. Here’s what’s true about My Brother’s Closet: Hard Outcomes: Move chronically unemployed men into the workforce and connect them to resources integral to long-term stability. They’ve suited 416 men and earned $25,000 in social enterprise income. Objectives: Improve the odds of success with appropriate interview attire and mentors who can encourage and support real growth. Approach: Target ex-offenders with incomes at or below 200% of poverty who are enrolled in a workforce Initiative. Schedule eligible men for a “free suiting” where a mentor/coach helps them create a professional appearance for job interviews and serve as a mentor and coach. Evidence: Just as “dress for success” builds confidence, a new suit and new attitude benefit individuals intent on landing a first or “first-in-a-long time” job. A clothes rack is waiting in the Parish Hall. Please check your wardrobes of business-appropriate outfits to see if you have any that have shrunk. If you would like to share your God Moment, please contact the office (614-486-9452 or



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O C TO B ER H A PP E N I N GS AT S AI N T M A RK ’ S BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS Plan to bring your pets to the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, October 1. This service helps commemorate St. Francis of Assisi and his love for all of God’s creatures. BEATING OF THE BOUNDS In the event of fair weather, on Sunday, October 8 we will begin the 10:30 a.m. service with a tradition that dates back to 8th century Britain. The side outside doors to the right of the altar will be flung open, and those who are able will process to the southeastern corner of the parish property. A trumpet will sound a fanfare into the community and we will pray for our mission to those beyond the bounds of our church. This process will be repeated two more times, each with a different fanfare and unique prayers, celebrating the fact that we are a parish church called to both look outward beyond our bounds in a spirit of mission and proclamation, and inward within our walls as a place of reconciliation, spiritual growth, and Christian formation. WOMEN'S QUIET DAY The women of Saint Mark's are invited to a Quiet Day Saturday October 14th from 9:00 until 4:00p.m. in the Coventry Manor Party house in Hilliard. A Quiet Day is a deliberate intention to share with people a day that will include times to be quiet together and space for individuals to be quiet on their own. A time of reflection and renewal, this day we will hear and consider several of the parables of Jesus. We will search for meaning in the context of our present time, listen for truths and lessons that might heal us, heal our neighbors and heal the world. Our topic for the day will be The Parables of Jesus for Our Times: Power, Politics and Personal Perspectives. Led by Robin Holland from St. Phillip Episcopal Church, there will be a short lesson at the beginning of each hour followed by an opportunity for silent reflective meditation. Quiet Days lead to refreshment of the body, soul and spirit. Continental breakfast, lunch by Freedom A La Cart and an option for dinner together provide a time for fellowship. Cost will be based on number of attendees. If you have questions of would like further information please contact Anice Ellis or Barb Keyes. NOVEMBER EPISTLE DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 23 Please submit all news, photos and articles to Melanie in the Parish Office by 12 noon on Monday, October 23 via e-mail if possible: Volunteers will fold the November EPISTLE on Thursday, October 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the Canterbury Center. Please join us if you can! COMMITMENT SUNDAY IS OCTOBER 29 On Sunday, October 29, we will celebrate Commitment Sunday, when pledge cards were completed and offered as an act of worship and in response to all that God has provided. NURSERY HELP NEEDED If you love children and want to participate in a vital ministry at Saint Mark's, please consider becoming an adult volunteer in our Nursery. If we can have 2 or 3 more people joining our current 'crew', then your commitment would probably be only once per month. We particularly encourage those families who use the nursery regularly to participate in this ministry if you are not already serving elsewhere at Saint Mark's on Sunday mornings. Even if you are an older parishioner, these youngest members of our Saint Mark's community will energize and delight you. Remembering Jesus' call to "Let the little children come to Me", please prayerfully consider whether this ministry is something you are called to do. Please contact the parish office (614-486-9452 or if you are interested.



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S TEWARDSHIP 2018: J OURNEY TO G ENEROSITY As members of the Saint Mark’s family, we walk together in our journey to saying “Yes” to the God who calls us Beloved, who calls us to be instruments of grace and reconciliation and who calls us to come together in community as the church. We measure our steps forward in this journey by how we faithfully continue to seek a deeper relationship with God and, by extension, each other. On Sunday, October 8, Saint Mark’s will kick off this year’s giving campaign, “Journey to Generosity,” with a focus on how the generosity from which we benefit and which we practice helps shape our spiritual walk together as Christ’s church. From God’s endlessness, we are freely given the blessings we need to help one another along the way: friendship, support and prayer, teaching and sharing, as well as the gifts of time, talent and treasure that we give back to God through the church. The Journey to Generosity is an opportunity for us to think about the share of that endlessness with which we have been blessed. The question then becomes, “What do we do next?” We are all invited to consider our answers to that question as we prepare for our annual stewardship campaign. In the coming weeks, our worship services will feature members of Saint Mark’s who will share how our parish’s various ministries continue to shape their own spiritual journeys and, by extension, our journey together. Their stories are an opportunity to reflect on how our ongoing support for Saint Mark’s and its ministries brings us closer to the model of generosity and community that God provides for us. So far, 2017 has been an exciting year for Saint Mark’s and 2018 promises to be even more active. The Journey to Generosity is our chance to not only give thanks for these blessings, but to also challenge ourselves to commit anew to our spiritual journey. Our generosity, in response to the abundant blessings in our own lives, will make it possible for Saint Mark’s to continue its mission of being a hub of ministry for each other and to the world in which we live.


Year to date finance report through August 31, 2017, submitted by Phil Glandon, Treasurer Revenue – Our revenue for the year so far is slightly ahead of budget. We have received $352,000 of the $460,000 that was pledged for 2017 or about 76.5%, with the year just 67% complete. That is slightly above where we were last year at this time. Non pledged receipts are down by $3,200 when compared to last year at this time, and other income including outside group room rentals, investment earnings and our Redding Road house lease rental are down by a total of about $2,400. In total, we are about $6,000 ahead of last year. Expenses – Expenses are generally as planned. Last year’s Vestry wisely made reductions in our music budget and the diocese has reduced our assessment percentage. As a result, our expenses are in line with our revenue and we are no longer relying on balances in our reserves to cover our costs. Our income exceeds our expenses by just over $15,000 year to date which is good, but it is primarily due to pledge receipts coming in early. While we are in good shape financially, I do not expect a surplus at the end of the year. I will provide a more detailed report next month as we prepare for our annual pledge ingathering and begin to pull together a budget for 2018.



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I N AND A ROUND S AINT M ARK ’ S HURRICANE RELIEF Episcopal Relief & Development urges prayers for communities along the US Gulf Coast dealing with the impact of the recent hurricanes. Also, they are asking for donations to the Hurricane Response Fund and encourage you to visit the organization's website for more information about relief and recovery efforts. hurricane-relief To help care for those affected by this crisis, please make your check out to Saint Mark’s with “ERD” on the memo line. You may also pay online with a debit or credit card here: UTO INGATHERING In just a little more than a month, —November19—our UTO ingathering will take place. In addition to reminding us of our daily blessings, these offerings go toward grants that help people in need. Recipients of these grants are selected by special diocesan committees and are awarded by a national committee to programs throughout the country and beyond. A few years ago, St. John’s Town Street was awarded one of the grants for their Confluence House, where Episcopal Service Corps volunteers live and serve the community of Franklinton on the west side of Columbus. KEEP USING YOUR UTO BOX TO “PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW,” REMEMBERING THAT THE MONEY YOU TURN IN ON NOVEMBER 19 WILL ENABLE PROGRAMS LIKE THAT OF ST. JOHN’S. If you haven’t picked up a UTO box and envelope yet, rush to the display in the parish hall after the worship service! P.S. Having trouble going to sleep at night? Don’t count sheep; count your blessings and fill our UTO box. MEMORIAL OPPORTUNITIES Many people have commented on the fine work being done by our Eagle Scout candidates C.W. Hess and Andrew Thompson along Tremont Road. As Fall approaches, now is the time for Saint Mark’s to step up and provide some enhancements to the project. These will come in the form of memorial benches (identical to those used by Upper Arlington on the parks) as well as some ornamental trees. Please consider giving a bench or a tree to become part of the landscape. We have room for up to 3 benches and up to 5 trees. Benches are a $1200 memorial gift and trees are available for a $300 gift. Please speak to Paul, Christopher or Melanie in the parish office you are interested! 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 6:00 p.m. You and your family are invited to join members of the Canterbury Choir community for food, fellowship, formation, and fun! 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 parish office with this information. In addition, if you are interested in helping with either meals or the new baby ministry, please speak to Michele Johnson or Robbie Hurley. WELCOME KNITTERS (AND OTHER NEEDLEWORK ENTHUSIASTS) The Saint Mark’s Knitting Circle meets the first and third Thursday of each month in members’ homes. We meet from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM to work on prayer shawls, baptism blankets and lap blankets for church members and others in need. We are also knitting scarves, hats, and other warm apparel to distribute to the community in the fall and winter. We welcome knitters of all ability levels including beginners! Anyone who is interested in this ministry, please contact the parish office (614-486-9452 or for further information.



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SAINT MARK’S ADULT FORMATION SUNDAY MORNINGS 9:30—10:15 PARISH HALL The Outreach Committee and Adult Formation are excited to announce a series of speakers coming to Saint Mark's in September and October! These speakers are from agencies that we work closely with, and will be speaking about their organizations, how they operate, how we are currently helping them and further opportunities for Saint Mark's to be agents of change. This is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to learn more about where our time, talent and resources are being used! Each of these sessions will begin at 9:30 in the parish hall. Sessions will end at 10:15 and will have opportunities for questions. We hope each of you will be able to join us and give these speakers a warm Saint Mark’s welcome! October 1 First Sunday 8 “St. John’s Town St.” and “Street Church”—Craig Foster and Meribah Mansfield, introduced by Roberta Morton 15 “NNEMAP” —Roy Clark , Director, introduced by Barb Keyes and Bill Karl 22 “Women’s Respite Program” —Terri Davis, Program Director, introduced by Anice Ellis 29 “The Christian Heart”—A Theology of Outreach, Part II —Joan Maynard November 5 First Sunday 12 “Women of the Exodus I” —Mary Lynn Dell 19 “Women of the Exodus II” -— Mary Lynn Dell 26 Thanksgiving break December 3 First Sunday 10 “Women of the Exodus III ” — Mary Lynn Dell 17 “Exodus and the Church of 2017” —Paul St. Germain, Christopher Richardson, Mary Lynn Dell 24 Christmas Eve

“God in the Final Frontier: A Theology of Star Trek at 50″ Explore how the values of its “secular humanist” creator Gene Roddenberry, and offer an outline of positive human growth and evolution. We will also watch several episodes in high resolution Blue Ray with enhanced special effects and new musical score. Beginning September 24 for six sessions 2:00—4:00 Canterbury Center Note: The rector will NOT be in his uniform... LOOKING AHEAD Spring programs will include guest speakers from Saint Mark’s Outreach Ministries through “CRIS” and “My Brother’s Closet” as well as a look at “Future Church” as it immerges from our diocesan convention “Exodus” conversations. Topics and speakers are subject to change



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

FALL/WINTER 2017-2018 SUNDAY MORNING SCHEDULE 8:00 AM Worship Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15 AM Gathering A Social Time for Formation Activities

First Sundays of the month are SPECIAL!

9:30 AM Formation Adult Formation - all age groups combined (September to May except first Sundays) Children’s Fellowship Hour (September to May except first Sundays) (Nursery Care Begins)

It’s when young people worship with their families in church, experience the Children’s Homily and hear the Saint Mark’s Canterbury Choir. Who knows: perhaps they will want to join. First Sundays also are a very important time for our children as they become comfortable with how Saint Mark’s worships as a church family. The hope is this will grow the roots of church attendance that will support them throughout their lives.

10:30 AM Worship Holy Eucharist, Rite II Children’s Chapel for all ages (except first Sundays) “Godly Play” for children age 3 - Kindergarten (except first Sundays) 10:45 AM Children’s Formation Church School for children grades 1-5 (except first Sundays) 11:15 AM Worship All children join their parents for Communion 11:30 AM Fellowship Hour 12:00 PM Saint Mark’s Youth A combination of Journey to Adulthood (J2A) and Youth Group for grades 6-12 (meets every Sunday) 2:00 PM God in the Final Frontier: A Theology of Star Trek at 50 Six ninety minute sessions starting on September 24

O CTOBER 2017 Sunday Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost Preacher: Paul St. Germain 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite 1 9:30 AM Formation 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Canterbury Choir, Blessing of the Animals 11:30 AM Fellowship Hour 12:00 PM Youth Group 2:00 PM God in the Final Frontier 8:00 PM AA Groups

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8 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Preacher: Christopher C. Richardson 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite 1 9:30 AM Formation 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Saint Mark’s Choir, Beating of the Bounds 11:30 AM Fellowship Hour 11:30 AM Outreach Meeting 12:00 PM Youth Group 2:00 PM God in the Final Frontier 8:00 PM AA Groups 15 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Preacher: Paul St. Germain 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I 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 2:00 PM God in the Final Frontier 8:00 PM AA Groups 22 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Preacher: Christopher C. Richardson 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I 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 2:00 PM God in the Final Frontier 6:00 PM AA Groups 29 Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost Preacher: Paul St. Germain 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:30 AM Formation 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Saint Mark’s Choir, Pledge Ingathering 11:30 AM Fellowship Hour 12:00 PM Youth Group 1:00 PM Street Church 2:00 PM God in the Final Frontier 7:00 PM Lancaster Chorale Rehearsal 8:00 PM AA Groups





3 9:30 AM Al-Anon 10:30 AM Saint Mark's Staff Meeting and Lunch


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

11 12:00 PM Noonday Eucharist 12:30 PM Bridge Club 4:30 PM Canterbury Choir Rehearsal 6:00 PM Wednesday Weekly Dinners


17 9:30 AM Al-Anon 10:30 AM Saint Mark's Staff Meeting and Lunch

18 12:00 PM Noonday Eucharist 4:30 PM Canterbury Choir Rehearsal 4:30 PM St. John’s Town Street Dinner 6:00 PM Wednesday Weekly Dinners

23 Rector's Day Off 12:00 PM Epistle Deadline 5:30 PM AA - Men's Group 7:30 PM Saint Mark’s Monday Night Book Group

24 9:30 AM Al-Anon 10:30 AM Saint Mark's Staff Meeting and Lunch

25 12:00 PM Noonday Eucharist 4:30 PM Canterbury Choir Rehearsal 6:00 PM Wednesday Weekly Dinners 7:30 PM Mark’s Men


31 9:30 AM Al-Anon 10:30 AM Saint Mark's Staff Meeting and Lunch


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

Rector's Day Off 5:30 PM AA - Men's Group

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

Rector's Day Off 5:30 PM AA - Men's Group 7:00 PM Lancaster Chorale Rehearsal

12:00 PM Noonday Eucharist 4:30 PM Canterbury Choir Rehearsal 6:00 PM Wednesday Weekly Dinners


1:00 PM Knitting Group 6:15 PM AA 7:30 PM Saint Mark’s Choir Rehearsal 8:00 PM AA

9:00 AM Stephen Ministry 6:15 PM AA 7:30 PM Saint Mark’s Choir Rehearsal 8:00 PM AA

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

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




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


13 Assistant Rector's Day Off 1:00 PM Chair Volleyball 8:00 PM AA Groups

14 9:30 AM OA 12:00 PM Altar & Flower Guild Set-Up 6:00 PM OSU Women’s Club Event


20 Assistant Rector's Day Off 1:00 PM Chair Volleyball 5:00 PM Morton Krehbiel Wedding Rehearsal 8:00 PM AA Groups

21 9:30 AM OA 12:00 PM Altar & Flower Guild Set-Up 4:00 PM Morton Krehbiel Wedding


27 Assistant Rector's Day Off 1:00 PM Chair Volleyball 7:00 PM Young Adult Group Dinner 8:00 PM AA Groups

28 9:30 AM OA 12:00 PM Altar & Flower Guild Set-Up




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


The Rev. Dr. Paul St. Germain, Rector The Rev. Christopher C. Richardson, Assistant Rector The Rev. Dr. Mary Lynn Dell, Priest Associate The Rev. Michael Ellis, Affiliate Priest (614) 529-9597 The Rev. Joan Maynard, Deacon 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

October 2017 Epistle  
October 2017 Epistle