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April 2012

St. Mark’s News Volume 15/Issue 4

From the Rector The definition of the word Episcopal simply means, “of or relating to bishops; of, relating to, or involving church government by bishops.” It is this governance by bishops that is at the center of our self-definition as a denomination. The Episcopal Diocese of Texas, of which St. Mark’s is a part, currently has two bishops: our Diocesan, +C. Andrew Doyle, and our Suffragan, +Dena Harrison. On June 2 the Diocese will elect a second suffragan bishop, whose office will be in Tyler. A suffragan bishop is an elected assistant bishop. Nominations have to be submitted to the Diocese by March 22 and I expect we will know who the candidates are soon after that. On Saturday, May 12, there will be a “walk-about” at Camp Allen during which the candidates will be introduced. The election will be at the Cathedral in Houston on June 2. To win the election the candidate must have the majority of both clergy and lay votes. Delegates will be the same as those who represented us at the February Diocesan Council: St. Mark’s clergy, Danielle Adkins, Beth Chenoweth, Andrew Poynot, and Pattie Rose. The retirement of our former suffragan bishop, +Rayford High, did not make national or international news, nor will our election of his successor. The announced retirement that recently made both national and international news is that of the current Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. Williams will IN THIS ISSUE resign his post in December and in January will take the position of Master of Magdalene College at the University of Cambridge. Dr. Williams is 61, and was From the Rector .......................... 1 appointed the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury in 2002. His ten-year tenure has Holy Week Calendar ................... 2 been a time of conflict in the Anglican Communion, of which the Episcopal Vestry Highlights ......................... 3 Church is a part. Archbishop Williams has had the unenviable task of trying to Outreach...................................... 4 maintain the unity of a communion divided by global differences of opinions Parish Life ................................... 4 Christian Formation ..................... 7 having to do primarily with the ordination of gay clergy and bishops and to a April Caffeine Ministry.................. 9 lesser extent of women bishops. Dr. Williams said that serving as archbishop has April Anniversaries ...................... 9 been “an immense privilege” and that his decision to step down had not been an April Birthdays ............................ 10 easy one. In reflecting on growing divisions within the Anglican Church he said April ROTA .................................11 there are some conflicts that would not go away “however long you struggle with The April Calendar can be found th them.” He also said that his successor, the 105 Archbishop of Canterbury, will on-line at http://stmarksaustin.org/ have to have the constitution of an ox and the hide of a rhinoceros. So, how will his successor by chosen? The responsibility for choosing the next Archbishop of Canterbury rests with the Crown Nominations Commission (CNC). Its task is to submit the name of a preferred candidate (and a second appointable candidate) to the Prime Minister who is constitutionally responsible for tendering advice on the appointment to the Queen. There are 16 voting members on the CNC: the chairperson who is a lay person appointed by the Prime Minister; a Bishop elected by the House of Bishops; the Archbishop of York; six representatives from the Diocese of Canterbury; six representatives elected by the General Synod (3 clergy and 3 lay); and a member of the Primates meeting of the Anglican Communion. There are also several non-voting members of the Commission. The Commission will have an initial and extensive consultation process to determine the needs of the Diocese of Canterbury, of the Church of England, and of the Anglican Communion. They will most likely start the process at the end of May. Once the preferred candidate has been chosen, his name will be given to the Prime Minister, who

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April 2012 will then commend it to the Queen. Once the Queen has approved the chosen candidate his name will be announced and then the College of Canons of Canterbury Cathedral will formally elect him. There are six principal aspects to the job of the Archbishop of Canterbury: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

He is the bishop of the Diocese of Canterbury. He is a Metropolitan, with jurisdiction over 30 Dioceses in the Province of Canterbury. He is the Primate of All England, the “chaplain to the nation.” He is the focus of unity for the Anglican Communion. He has a national and international role as an ecumenical leader. He has a national and international role as in interfaith leader.

You may well ask, what difference does any of this make? Will we be directly affected by this next election of a new Archbishop of Canterbury? No, we are unlikely to be directly affected by whoever is chosen. But it matters insofar as we are constituent members of the Anglican Communion. It matters insofar as we are all members of the body of Christ. It matters insofar as our Lord prayed, “…that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” It matters insofar as the witness and the unity of the Anglican Communion matters. I am, however, thankful that I don’t qualify! EZT+

Holy Week Calendar Palm Sunday, April 1 (no Christian Formation classes) – At all three services we read the Passion Gospel; at 9:00 and 11:00 we gather first in the Parish Hall to get our palms, and then the service begins on the lawn area outside the Columbarium garden. We process into the Church, singing Glory, laud and honor to thee, Redeemer King! And not long after that hymn of praise we are shouting “Crucify him, crucify him,” and so begins our walk on the way of the cross. 7:30 a.m.

Holy Eucharist, Rite I, and Passion Gospel.

9:00 a.m.

Holy Eucharist, Rite II, and Passion Gospel. Pick up palms in Parish Hall; gather on the lawn area outside Columbarium garden for procession to the church.

11:00 a.m.

Monday – Wednesday, April 2 – 4 – Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the Chapel at 6:00 p.m. Monday

6:45 p.m. Seder in the Parish Hall

Maundy Thursday, April 5 7:00 p.m.

Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the church: the Mack Wilberg Requiem.

Good Friday, April 6 Noon

Stations of the Cross – Meditation Trail

2:00 p.m.

Liturgy for Good Friday – Church

Holy Saturday, April 7 8:00 a.m.

Contemplative Prayer – Grace Chapel

9:00 a.m.

Altar Guild work party

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia the Day of Resurrection 7:30 a.m.

Holy Eucharist, Rite I

9:00 a.m.

Holy Eucharist, Rite II

10:00 a.m.

Easter egg hunt (no Christian Formation classes)

11:00 a.m.

Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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Vestry Highlights Meeting on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, the St. Mark’s Vestry: 

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Received the report of the discernment committee charged with considering Mary Ann Huston’s vocational goal of ordination to the priesthood in the Episcopal Church. Her committee (Meredith Childs, Mike Thomasson, Michael Meigs, Karen Milton, Mike Davis+, and Diana Stangl) were unanimous in their support, as was the vestry. The vestry signed the required forms to be submitted to the Diocese. Heard from the rector that our contract for the soda machine in the Parish Hall has been changed because we are a lowvolume account. Elizabeth+ also reported that she has interviewed two possible candidates for Curate (both of whom are interviewing several other places), and that in the fall we will have 3 seminarians: Jeremiah Griffin, Jonathon Hansen, and Vivian Orndorff. Noted that as of February we were at 117% of budgeted income. Approved appointments to the Endowment Committee: Reappointed John DeMarines as member and chair of the committee, term to end in December of 2014; newly appointed Brian Kelly for a term to conclude in December of 2013; reappointed Kevin Cromack to a term concluding December of 2012. Received a most recent leak report: most leaks repaired in the past week seem to have worked, with the exception of the area at the entry to the pantry. Noted that Will Smith completed his Eagle Scout project in the large island the weekend of March 17 – the larger stones in the pathways withstood the rains! Heard that Bill Kibler and Mary-Alis Kelly are once again engaged in wood working on our behalf: this time on a portion of the deck outside Elizabeth’s office. Received other committee reports and were asked to help with several upcoming parish events, particularly the Meditation Trail clean up, the Golf Tournament on May 12 and the Chicken BBQ/picnic on May 19.

2012 St. Mark’s Scholarship Golf Tournament Presented by St. Mark’s Men’s Group to endow scholarships for high school graduates When: Saturday, May 12, 8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start Where: Jimmy Clay Golf Course Format: Four-man scramble—Enter your own team or we will match you up. Register / Pay By April 12: $55 per player Register / Pay After April 12: $65 per Player Entry Fee includes:     

Green fees, Cart, practice balls New Scramble Format (handicap or avg. score Required) Great Prizes! Refreshments and Door prizes! Awards Luncheon!

To register, contact Phil Aboussie (512-447-2255) or John Cooper (512-771-0507; john.cooper@ecomergence.com).

Call for Scholarship Applicants St. Mark’s Men’s Group Scholarship Application Requirements 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

6.

Submit a completed St. Mark’s Scholarship Application. Contact Mike Brode at mbrode@swbell.net or 512-422-8420 to receive application. The neatness and completeness of the answers are important. Attach extra sheets if necessary. Submit an acceptance letter or equivalent that the applicant has been accepted into a college, university, junior college, or an accredited trade or vocational school within six months of the time of the application. Submit two letters of recommendation, one from an adult, non-relative member of St. Mark’s and one from a high school teacher. Submit an essay of no less than 200 words and no more than 400 words on the following topic: “How Being at St. Mark’s Has Formed Me as a Christian.” Submit a list of youth activities and accomplishments at St. Mark’s for the past four years. Turn in the application and other documents to the St. Mark’s church office by May 1, 2012.

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Outreach 1house at a time - Saturday, April 28 St. Mark’s Environmental Stewardship Committee and the Outreach Committee are inviting as many of us as are available on April 28 to work on a house sponsored by 1house at a time. Rather than being involved in the construction of a new home, as we have been when we work with Habitat for Humanity, we will spend the day making someone’s home more energy efficient. This is from a letter St. Mark’s received in appreciation for our participation in a project in January: Did you know that the number two cause of homelessness, second only to mortgage payments, is the inability to pay utility bills? 1house at a time helps at-risk homeowners stay in their homes by reducing utility costs. In 2011, nine low-income homeowners were helped with home energy and water renovations. As is the case with Habitat for Humanity, they will put all willing hands to work, no matter what our level of expertise. So, save the date and plan on working with us. More specific information about “our” house will be forthcoming! Sign up sheets are posted in the Parish Hall; for more information call Scottie Aplin at 512-788-3442.

Parish Life Help Us Prepare for our Easter Egg Hunt— Donate Eggs by April 6 We need enough eggs for all the children who attend on Easter Sunday! If you have children who will be hunting eggs, please bring at least one dozen stuffed plastic eggs per child to the church before April 6. There will be a collection bin in the Parish Hall. If you can, please donate extras so we’ll have enough for visiting children.

Sharing Faith Dinners Thursday, April 26 On Thursday, April 26 you are invited to share your faith with others in the Diocese. St. Mark's has six member homes that will be hosting dinners: Diane and Charles Brewer, Jim and Millie Casparis, Suzann Dvorken, Lisa Martin, Jim and Becky Nolan, and Elizabeth+ and Philip+ Turner. In order to participate in the event you will need to register as an “attendee” by going to www.epicenter.org/sharingfaith. From the web site you will choose a location in which to attend the dinner. You may choose any location shown on the map. It does not have to be a St. Mark’s location. Then on April 26 you will report to your assigned location no later than 6:30 p.m. for dinner and a moderated discussion where you will share your personal stories and faith experiences. Don’t be shy, sign up today! The deadline for signing up is April 16.

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Women of St. Mark's March came in full speed ahead with the season of Lent. A huge "Thank you" to all the ladies who provided yummy-to-the-tummy soups for the soup supper. UTO - The United Thank Offering (UTO) remains vital after so many years because it has been based on the sound theological premise that it is good to give thanks to God. Ladies, you & your family members are invited into the daily thankfulness of acknowledging your blessings and dropping money into the little blue boxes. The money collected allows the UTO Committee to grant out every penny of the offerings. Please allow the little "blue box" to be a daily reminder of how you & your family can change the lives of others with your "change." ECW Retreat at Camp Allen. The Diocese of Texas Episcopal Church Women’s Spiritual Growth Retreat will be held April 20-21 at Camp Allen. All women are invited to this wonderful event. What does it mean to live a life sold out to Jesus? How do we live ‘Deep in the Heart of Jesus’? Can God see me as precious when my heart is not pure? This year’s ECW Spiritual Growth Retreat 2012, Denim & Diamonds, led by Carla McDougal, will focus on how God sees each of his children through His son Jesus Christ ~ Diamonds in the Rough, Created to Glisten. Based on a Western theme, Denim & Diamonds is filled with fun ideas, skits, activities, and in depth scripture lessons. Registration forms and more information can be found at http://www.epicenter.org/ecwspiritual-growth/. Potluck & Bunco. Ladies, save the date of April 23 for BUNCO! Set-up begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall followed by a pot luck meal. Let's roll the dice and see who comes out a winner and who comes out a loser.

The rains have come…The BBQ Pits will be fired up! St. Mark’s Annual Chicken BBQ Picnic will be Saturday, May 19, at 5:00 p.m. Our delicious smoked chickens will be sold along with sausage links and peach cobbler. Those attending should bring a potluck side dish to share and your favorite beverage to have with your dinner. Tickets will be sold at the door. Remember, you can also take some of these delectable chickens and sausage links home with you for later eating (they last great in the freezer). Sign-up sheets will be posted in the Parish Hall as the event gets closer. Lots of help is needed with the event--cooking at the pits, delivering chickens and sausages to the kitchen, wrapping cooked chickens and sausage for take out, setting up tables and chairs, and serving and cleaning up. Mark the date--May 19--on your calendars!

Is it time to add or update your photo for the St. Mark’s Family Photo Quilt? Dave Elkins will be taking photos on Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, April 1 and 8, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Your freshly decorated quilt square will be added to the St. Mark’s parish quilt hanging on the rock wall in our Parish Hall. Look for Dave in the Common Room.

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Garden Guild When Charles and I first joined Houston’s Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in 1974, the building was brand new, and like all new buildings in Houston, the church grounds had been scraped and covered with sandy loam. At that time, some enterprising members of the vestry came up with “Operation Grow Together.” This was a brilliant idea! The grounds were then sectioned off in 20 x 20 foot squares with string, squares of grass were provided, and on the appointed Saturday, enthusiastic members, Charles and I and our 3 toddlers included, chopped out plugs of grass and planted them. In about an hour, the grounds were all plugged, and by the end of the summer, the lawn had indeed grown together as had our congregation. I have never forgotten that experience. It was inspiring, fun, and meaningful. I was recently reminded of this story. Our informal “Adopt a Spot” project among garden guilders is once again showing that Episcopalians like to “grow together.” Drew Edgerton and his Eagle Scout island project for paths and benches a few years back was the starting point for the beautification that has taken place in the center of the parking lot. Al McKinney’s recent, wonderful refining and replanting of the island then inspired James Wier to create a beautiful cross; and on the weekend of March 17 another Eagle Scout, Will Smith, laid larger stones in the walkways to prevent erosion and planted a number of new plants across the island. Before a soup supper last night, the sun was just right, the roses, snapdragons, and pansies were dancing, the paths glittered, and the new salvias recently added by Al were truly beautiful. The once untamed island has become a garden! Al also recently trimmed up the altheas and bed alongside the driveway, too. (Elizabeth thinks that longtime St. Mark’s gardener Susie Bain may be whispering in Al’s ear!) At the sidewalk, Dee Ann Thomasson’s triangle garden, the new bench area, and her transplanted poinsettias welcome everyone. I already knew St. Mark’s was a happy place and the garden shows it. On the corner, the beds under Becky Nolan’s and Roberta Pazdral’s care are tidy and ready for spring. Further away, where Natalie Peery had the “wild and wooly” freshly cleared near the columbarium garden looks so nice, and inside the garden her gifts of roses and vines are flourishing. Tom Delameter’s fall grooming of the space inside still looks good, and he will be ready to work when it doesn’t. Out at the barbeque area, Casey Edgerton’s Eagle project last year brought order out of chaos, and I hear there is yet another Eagle project to take place near the parking pad that Jonea Raney and Jim Casparis created from 12 yards of decomposed granite! Veteran poison ivy soldier, Cynthia Archer, has the dreaded weed hiding, because it knows she is on the lookout for it! These ideas have all come from a love of these grounds and the desire to make a difference. If you have an idea that helps us grow together and makes a beautiful difference, let us know! The earth laughs in flowers! Diane Brewer, coordinator

Where is the Calendar? It’s on our newly redesigned web site! Link to it directly: http://stmarksaustin.org/communications/calendar/ From this page, you can print yourself a copy or add church events to your personal Google calendar. Best of all, it’s always up-to-date!

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EfM…What is it? Education for Ministry Are you looking to enhance your spiritual life and gain a fuller knowledge of the Bible, and what it means to you as a Christian walking through the 21st century? Then EfM (Education for Ministry) may be just the program for you. Classes will be held at St. Mark’s on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-9:00 p.m., beginning next Fall. The EfM program is preparation for the ministry to which we all are called. It is that vocation for which we pray at the end of the Eucharist: "And now, Father, send us out to do the work you have given us to do, to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord." Lay persons face the difficult and often subtle task of interpreting the richness of the church's faith in a complex and confusing world. They need a theological education that supports their faith and also teaches them to express that faith in day-to-day events. As the emphasis on lay ministry has grown, EfM has come to play an important role by providing a program that develops an informed and knowledgeable laity. This program does not evaluate or recommend individuals for ordination. Many people think that one must be ordained in order to be "a minister;” however, all baptized Christians are called to be active participants in the church's total ministry. This TOTAL MINISTRY is nothing less than the exercise of the church's vocation to continue the ministry of Jesus. He reconciled the world to God. We are called to incarnate that reconciliation in our own time and in our own place through worship, service to others, and by proclamation of God's Word to all people. The seminar group, which consists of 6-12 participants and trained mentor, is the nucleus of the Education for Ministry program. The group meets weekly over the course of a nine-month academic year. Each meeting lasts 2 ½3 hours. Through study, prayer, and reflection, groups move toward a new understanding of the fullness of God's kingdom. Weekly assignments are given and students are responsible for setting their own learning goals; 2-4 hours in study and preparation are needed each week. Members have an opportunity to share their insights and discoveries as well as to discuss questions. Through discussion and guided reflection, the seminars furnish an opportunity to deepen understanding of the reading materials. More important is the development of skills in theological reflection. The goal is to learn to think theologically. By examining their own beliefs and their relationship to our culture and the tradition of our Christian faith, participants can learn what it means to be effective ministers in the world. In coming to terms with the notion that everything we do has potential for manifesting the love of Christ, we discover that our ministry is at hand wherever we turn. The seminar is supported by a life of prayer and regular worship. EfM groups are encouraged to develop a pattern of worship appropriate to their situations. Liturgical materials are furnished with the course materials. More information regarding EfM will be provided in the next newsletter. If you are interested in more detail, please contact Lisa Martin at 512-431-7716.

Christian Formation Adult Formation There will be no Adult Formation on Palm Sunday (April 1) or Easter Sunday (April 8). On Sunday, April 15 we will begin a four-week series, taught by Susie Comer+ on Intentional Christian Communities (e.g. Sojourners, Koinonia, L’Arche). Classes are held at 10:00 a.m. in Grace Chapel.

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April 2012

For Children and Youth

(by Cathy Nelson, Director of Religious Education)

St. Mark’s will celebrate Palm Sunday on April 1 with a procession led by the choir before the services. Families are invited to pick out palm fronds to carry as they process around the church grounds. This is a wonderful way to bring to life a piece of the story of Jesus’ return to Jerusalem before his crucifixion and resurrection. During the days of Holy Week, other parts of the story will be commemorated during services, including a Seder Meal on Monday evening. Maundy Thursday is a moving service when families will hear the stories of the Passover meal and Jesus’ last supper with his followers. All are invited to help strip the altar, carrying items out of the church in silence, in preparation for the washing of the altar. The Stations of the Cross walk along the meditation trail at noon on Good Friday is a wonderful way to experience the story of Jesus’ path to the cross. Depending on the age of your children, the services can help them participate in their own reenactment of this most important story of Christianity, and prepare them for the celebration of the mystery of Easter. No Christian Formation classes will be held for children on Palm Sunday or Easter. On Palm Sunday, there will be palm fronds and instructions for making crosses on tables in the Parish Hall at 10:00 a.m. Easter Sunday is April 8 and we will have our Easter Egg Hunt on the church grounds at 10:00 a.m. Parent and youth help is needed! The youth help hide the eggs during the 9:00 a.m. service, and direct children to their hunting areas, helping out as needed. Families will gather in the Parish Hall just before the egg hunt. Each family is asked to bring at least a dozen pre-stuffed eggs per child for the hunt. Place your donations in the plastic bins in the Parish Hall by April 6. Thank you! On April 15, church school classes for children will resume:  The Godly Play class for pre-kindergartners and kindergartners and Godly Play Two class for 1st and 2nd graders will hear a Ukrainian Folk Tale about Easter Eggs, a story about Jesus’ ministry called Jesus and the Twelve and then explore how all Christians come to the altar together in The Good Shepherd and World Communion.  The 3rd, 4th and 5th grade class will use the Living the Good News curriculum to explore the lectionary as the Church makes its way through the season of Easter.  Middle School class will meet in the Day School building with Kathy Genet and Harry Lipp for service projects. One of their latest projects produced beautiful Anglican rosaries that are being enjoyed by some of our parishioners.  High School class will meet with Danielle Adkins in the Bennett Wing classroom. Each Sunday, the class will have visitors introducing new topics of conversation and activities.

Summer Activities for St. Mark’s Children 

Vacation Bible School for children 4 years through 6th grade will be held on June 4 through 8. Registration for VBS available on our web site ( http://stmarksaustin.org/christian-formations/vacation-bibleschool/). There will be childcare for young children of parent leaders. A VBS team will be formed next month to begin planning. Please talk to Cathy Nelson if you are interested in helping with VBS this year. We’d love to share this great experience with both you and your children!

Summer camp information is here! Camp Allen camps and events for children ages 8 through 18 years open on June 3. Check the board in the Parish Hall for applications, or go to Camp Allen’s web site, http://www.campallen.org/summercamp/calendar, for on-line registration, registration forms, information, and the calendar for campers and counselors.

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APRIL CAFFEINE MINISTRY VESTRY CONTACT: ROSS RAMSEY April 1

Early

Mary-Alis and Brian Kelly

Late

Marcy & Sam Greer

April 8 Easter

Early

St. Mark's Marthas

Late

Mary Ann & Michael Huston

April 15

Early

Nancy & Bill Kibler

Late

Pam & Daivd Johns

Early

Laura Merrit & JP Kloninger

Late

Maria & Scott Lubek

Early

Jeannie & Glen Lightsey

Late

Sookie & Greg Knapp

April 22

April 29

Early: Arrive 15 minutes before 9 a.m. service, make lemonade, set out cookies, etc. (Coffee will already be made.) Late: After 11 a.m. service, replenish cookies, and other supplies. After hospitality time, clean up all containers. Complete instructions are in the kitchen above the coffee maker. *If you are unable to make your time, contact the vestry member above to make other arrangements.

April Anniversaries Carol & Rich Oppel

04/01

Jennifer & Reed Shaw

04/04

Amanda & David Lindeman

04/05

Clara & Paul Berndt

04/06

Margaret & Dean Corbae

04/09

Shannon & Matt Schulz

04/10

Sarah & Philip Tso

04/10

George & John DeMarines

04/11

Cindy & Dan Bogard

04/12

Jodi & Jay Doran

04/16

Greta & Henry Olivas

04/18

Bridget & Whitney Bludworth

04/21

Irene & Herschel Carrico

04/25

Vanessa Davila & Jon Green

04/25

Ester & Gary Taylor

04/25

Erin & Michael Portman

04/26

Shelly Botkin & Ryan Marquess

04/27

Danielle & Bill Adkins

04/28

Millie & Jim Casparis

04/29

Mai & John Rogers

04/29

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April Birthdays Brian Davis

04/01

Samantha Harwood

04/12

Alyssa Gallardo

04/01

Jodi Doran

04/14

Nancy McCandless

04/01

Patricia Rogers

04/14

Kathryn Hall

04/02

Micah Antill

04/15

Clarence Bonnen

04/03

James Keahey

04/15

Beth Brode

04/04

Andrew Poynot

04/15

Christopher Mitchell

04/04

Delda Skinner

04/15

George Pazdral

04/04

Robert Hicks

04/18

Kelly Cromack

04/05

Robert Pace

04/18

Jaylon Loyd

04/05

Thomas Huston

04/19

Gary Taylor

04/05

Adelaide Harwood

04/21

Chuck Bryant

04/06

Arthur Portman

04/21

Kevin Farley

04/06

Dee Ann Thomasson

04/22

Sylvia Fitz

04/06

Ellie Reshetnikov

04/23

Michael Stangl

04/06

Mia Green

04/25

Carlisle Farley

04/07

Stephanie Clark

04/26

Vicenzo Moreno

04/07

Kenneth Hicks

04/26

James Pazdral

04/07

Erin Portman

04/26

Jesse Poynot

04/07

Jack Whalen

04/26

Cynthia Cabler

04/08

Michael Alder

04/27

Karen Milton

04/08

Terry Secrest

04/27

Vivian Reshetnikov

04/08

Elisa Turner

04/27

Katy Livingston

04/09

Emmaline Baxter-Harwell

04/28

Shannon Schulz

04/10

Shirley Schwartz

04/28

Martin Bludworth

04/11

Irma Glover

04/29

Zoe Mahaffey

04/11

Jason Smith

04/29

Asher Poynot

04/11

Sara Thiessen

04/29

Amber Ramsey

04/11

Bonnie Nolan

04/30

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April 2012 April ROTA

SERVICE

7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m.

SERVICE SERVICE

11:00 a.m.

April 8

April 1 Palm Sunday

Easter Sunday Youth Sunday

April 15

LECTOR

**see end of ROTA

Jill Collins

Amelia Sondgeroth

LEM

Jonea Raney

Jonea Raney

ACOLYTE

Jonea Raney

USHERS

April 22

April 29

May 6

Pattie Rose

Jonea Raney

Jon Dullnig

Pattie Rose

Stephen White

Jill Collins

Stephen White

Jonea Raney

Pattie Rose

Stephen White

Jill Collins

Stephen White

Ed Shipsey Al McKinney

Beth Chenoweth Mary Smith

Judith & Jon Dullnig

Jonea Raney Jill Collins

Danielle Adkins Stephen White

Ed Shipsey Al McKinney

LECTORS

**see end of ROTA

Youth

Phil Aboussie (1) Mary-Alis Kelly (2)

Youth

Lynn Edgerton (1) Brian Kelly (2)

Karen Dulaney-Smith (1) Glenn Lightsey (2)

LEM

Jeremiah Griffin Robert Chambers

Mary Cromack Robert Pace

Robert Pace Lynn Edgerton

Bill Kibler Jeremiah Griffin

Jeremiah Griffin Carol Oppel

Robert Pace Mike Thomasson

ACOLYTES

Carson Buckner Davis Fuhrman Ethan Fuhrman Carol, Kim B. Mary

Connor Fuhrman Ariel Smith Davis Fuhrman Ethan Fuhrman Carol

Connor Lightsey Suzanne Lightsey Kava Dann-Lipp Abigail Goff Carol (Bpt)

Carson Buckner Abbe Kelly Clay Buckner Will Kelly Carol, Kim B., Mary

Casey Edgerton Matt Forrest Ben Forrest Sam Forrest Carol, Kim B. Mary

USHERS

Dan Bogard Dee Ann Thomasson Dick Wells Dodie Wells

Mike Brode Phil Aboussie Ross Ramsey Samuel Smith

Ken Whalen Ariston Awitan III

John Edgerton Casey Edgerton Kevin Cromack

Mark Breen Mike Brode Ken Whalen John Edgerton

Blake Cooper Ariel Smith Kava Dann-Lipp Quinn Lipp Carol, Kim B. Mary Mark Breen Dee Ann Thomasson Dick Wells Dodie Wells

GREETERS

Jodi & Jay Doran

Meredith Childs Kevin Cromack

Cindy & Dan Bogard

Kim Buckner Michael Meigs

Cindy & Dan Bogard

TBD

LECTORS

**see end of ROTA

Mary Ann Huston (1) Rex White (2)

Barbara Dody (1) Kimberly Horne (2)

Becky Janes (1) Andrew Poynot (2)

Andrea Michael (1) Jim Crowson (2)

Liz Davis (1) Dave Elkins (2)

LEM

Robert Pace Jim Casparis

Jeremiah Griffin Dru Cabler

Mary Ann Huston Gary Taylor

Jeremiah Griffin Liz Davis

Brenda White Jay Brown

Jim Casparis Robert Pace

Carey Stangl Sara Thiessen Claire Cabler Luke Thiessen Jay, Mary Ann, Kim

Wenlan Lawrence Sophie Lawrence Asher Eaton Julia Comer Jay Brown (Bpt) Jay, Mary Ann

Wes Johns Patrick Camp Claudia Janes Max Genet Jay, Kim

Sara Thiessen Winston BaxterHarwell Emmaline BaxterHarwell Luke Thiessen Jay, Mary Ann, Kim

Alison Camp Patrick Camp Joseph Genet Julia Comer Jay, Mary Ann, Kim

Henry Olivas Lark Anthony Jim Keahey Yvonne Chavez

Frank Severn Jean Severn Jay Doran Jodi Doran

Carolyn Wier Jim Casparis Henry Olivas Frank Severn

Carolyn Wier James Wier Bo Overstreet John De Marines

Judy & Dave Elkins

Lark Anthony

Judy & Dave Elkins

TBD

Dee Ann ThomassonTC Bee Dolan Doris Edgar Liz Davis

Jonea Raney-TC Carolyn Wier Tina Stonebarger Judy Elkins

TIME MINISTRY

Paul Corbae Max Genet ACOLYTES Asher Eaton Jay Brown Jay, Mary Ann, Kim

USHERS

Carolyn Wier James Wier Bo Overstreet John De Marines

GREETERS Jean & Frank Severn

Jim Casparis Charles Brewer Bob Peterek Manuel de la Rosa Jim Nolan Shelly Botkin Ryan Marquess

Youth Sunday

ALTAR GUILD WORK PARTY 9am Millie Casparis-TC Judy Elkins Lynn Edgerton Tina Stonebarger

Diana Stangl-TC Dodie Wells Barbara Dody Mary Irvine

Meredith Childs-TC Helen Anderson Bev Hicks

Depositor

Frank Severn

Diane Brewer

Jim Casparis

John De Marines

Bo Overstreet

Jim Nolan

WED. 6 p.m.

April 4

April 11

April 18

April 25

May 2

May 9

Lector

Jill Collins

Pattie Rose

Jonea Raney

Rex White

Dodie Wells

Meredith Childs

ALTAR GUILD

Jonea Raney-TC Carolyn Wier Henry Olivas Karen Milton

Sat. 9:00

**PALM SUNDAY: Passion Gospel: 7:30 a.m. — Jon Dullnig, Jonea Raney, Jill Collins, Pattie Rose, Amelia Sondgeroth, Stephen White Passion Gospel: 9:00 a.m.— Bill Kibler, Michael Fuhrman, Meredith Childs, Mary-Alis Kelly, Nancy Kibler, Mike Thomasson Passion Gospel: 11:00 a.m.—Michael Meigs, Karen Milton, Jim Crowson, Robert Pace, Phil Aboussie, Suzann Dvorken

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Vestry

Committees

Staff

Beth Chenoweth, Sr. Warden

Acolytes: Jay Brown, Carol Oppel, Mary Cromack & Kim Kiplin Altar Guild: Millie Casparis Building Committee: Amelia Sondgeroth Christian Formation: Cathy Nelson Communications: Clarence Bonnen Daughters of the King: Jonea C.S. Raney Women of St. Mark’s: Yvonne Chavez and Judy Elkins Facilities: Ray Smith Finance: Mary Cromack Outreach: Becky Poynot and Laurie Mayor Parish Life: Brenda White Pastoral Care/Health Ministry: Jonea C.S. Raney Stewardship: Amelia Sondgeroth Ushers: Henry Olivas

Rector The Rev. Elizabeth Zarelli Turner

Andrew Poynot, Jr. Warden

Vestry members: Danielle Adkins, Dan Bogard, Susan Bonnen, Kim Buckner, Beth Chenoweth, Meredith Childs, Lynn Edgerton, Kathy Genet, Becky Janes, Brian Kelly, Al McKinney, Bo Overstreet, Ross Ramsey, Rex White

Deadline for the May 2012 St. Mark’s News is Monday, April 16, 2012. Please submit your article by email as an attachment to: office@stmarksaustin.org.

Assistant Rector The Rev. Susie Comer Director of Religious Education Cathy Nelson Organist/Director of Music Mark Reed Seminarians Robert Pace Jeremiah Griffin Youth Ministers Emily Mathis Eric Panter Head of Day School Gina Newton Parish Administrator Joanne Foote Newsletter Editor Becky Janes

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 2128 Barton Hills Drive Austin, TX 78704 512.444.1449 www.stmarksaustin.org office@stmarksaustin.org

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