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St. Mark’s News Volume 16/Issue 3

From the Rector On Sunday, March 17, Pope Francis delivered his first Sunday Angelus prayer and address from his papal apartment at the Vatican. The theme of his address was mercy and forgiveness. He told about meeting a very old woman at a religious festival while he was still archbishop of Buenos Aires. He asked her, “Grandmother, would you like to make your confession if you have sinned?” She said, “We all have sinned.” He then asked her, “What if he should not forgive you?” to which she replied, “The Lord forgives everything.” He then asked her how she knew this to be the case. She replied, “If the Lord had not forgiven all, then the world would not still be here.” Pope Francis used this conversation to illustrate his conviction that the Lord never tires of forgiving us. He said, “Let us not forget this word: God never tires of forgiving us, but we sometimes tire of asking Him to forgive us…. Let us never tire of asking God’s forgiveness.” Francis used as his text John 8:1-11: the woman caught in adultery. While Jesus was teaching in the Temple the scribes and Pharisees brought to him a woman who had been caught in adultery. They said, “’Teacher…in the law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?’ Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. When they kept questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, ‘Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.’ And once again he bent down and wrote on the ground. When they In this Issue heard it, they went away, one by one, beginning with the From the Rector ..................................... 1 elders; and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing Vestry Highlights .................................... 2 before him. Jesus straightened up and said to her, ‘Woman, Looking Ahead ....................................... 3 where are they? Has no one condemned you?’ She said, Outreach................................................. 3 ‘No one, sir.’ And Jesus said, ‘Neither do I condemn you. Parish Life .............................................. 4 Christian Formation ................................ 6 Go your way, and from now on do not sin again.’” Francis Parishioner Highlights............................. 8 said that mercy is the key point of the Gospel account: Birthdays & Anniversaries ...................... 9 “Mercy is the Lord’s most powerful message. It is not easy Caffeine Ministry ................................... 10 to trust oneself to the mercy of God, because God’s mercy ROTA ................................................... 11 is an unfathomable abyss – but we must do it. He had the ability to forget: he forgets our sins, he kisses you, he embraces you, and he says to you, ‘Neither do I condemn you. Go and from now on, sin no more.’ We ask for the grace of never tiring of asking pardon, for he never tires of pardoning.” The old woman with whom Pope Francis spoke was correct – if the Lord had not forgiven all we would not be here. And that is precisely the message of this Easter season. Rather than stoning or destroying us on account of our sin, our Lord has forgiven and saved us. The message of Easter is that we have a God who never tires of forgiving us. The message of Easter is the message of mercy. God has the ability to

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April 2013 forgive. God has the ability to forget. God has the ability to embrace us. And we have only to trust ourselves to the mercy of God. Alleluia, Christ is risen; the Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia! EZT+

Vestry Highlights The St. Mark’s Vestry met on Tuesday, March 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the Bennett Wing classroom. Each vestry member signed two letters of support for Mary Ann Huston’s ordination to Holy Orders in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas: The Vestry Letter of Support for Candidacy and the Vestry Letter of Support for Ordination to Deacon. Among other items discussed:        

The Wednesday evening soup suppers and worship have gone well, with good turnout each week. Philip Turner’s Sunday morning class went well also. Vestry members were encouraged to help with the Meditation Trail clean up on Saturday, March 23. The youth are going to fix up one of the two sheds for their own space. Work continues on the choir loft: we are now waiting for the new pews, shelves, and desk to be completed and delivered. The deck has been partially repainted, though they missed a few places. Our overall income for YTD is at 121.23% which reflects/includes $13,000 in prepayments for 2013. We have not been billed by Austin Energy since October. New Vestry member, Shelly Botkin, has been in conversation with them for the past month and will continue to pursue it. We are one of 20 or so churches that have not been billed since the rate changes. Re. Outreach: for El Buen we are collecting specific items each month; the Habitat Build is on May 18; we have requested 3 nights in June to provide dinner for the Ronald McDonald House; we have requested a Saturday during the summer to sort food at the Capital Area Food Bank; we have been asked to help with the Sunday meal for Trinity Streets and we are going to involve the youth on a quarterly basis; we are going to request a blood drive in August; and we have begun a conversation with Roger Temme of the Care Communities to put together a team of 4-6 parishioners. Gina Newton, the head of the Day School, has submitted her resignation effective at the end of the school year. Elizabeth+ and Katie Duffy (the President of the Board) are meeting with representatives from SAES on March 20.

Congratulations to Mary Ann Huston who has been approved for ordination in the Diocese of Texas! Mary Ann, and our seminarian Jeremiah Griffin, will be ordained to the Transitional Diaconate on Saturday, June 15 in Houston. Mark your calendars and plan on celebrating this great occasion.

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Looking Ahead to May (and June) The month of April will give us a bit of a respite after the season of Lent in February and March and our Easter celebration on March 31. But mark your calendar now for every weekend in May! Saturday, May 4 Sunday, May 5 Saturday, May 11 Saturday, May 18 Sunday, June 2

Chicken BBQ and Parish Picnic at 4 p.m. Evensong at 5:00 p.m. Men’s Scholarship Golf Tournament Habitat for Humanity Build Graduation Sunday and Heifer Project Living Fair

Outreach The Care Communities The co-chairs of the Outreach Committee (Laurie Mayor and Becky Poynot) and Elizabeth+ met with Roger Temme, the Volunteer Recruitment Director for The Care Communities, to discuss the possibility of forming a St. Mark’s team to participate in this wonderful volunteer opportunity. The Care Communities provides volunteer Care Teams for persons living with HIV/AIDS or cancer. The Care Team consists of three to six persons matched with a client. The volunteers provide practical and emotional support, such as running errands, transportation to medical appointment, food bank, grocery store, yard work, companionship, etc. From each volunteer they ask four to five hours a month. There is more information on their website: www.thecarecommunities.org. If this opportunity is of interest to you, please contact Elizabeth+, Becky, or Laurie.

El Buen Samaritano

Habitat for Humanity

 For April the Outreach Committee is collecting low-sodium canned soup on behalf of El Buen Samaritano. Help stock the food pantry by bringing your donations to the Parish Hall!  Are you looking for a great way to volunteer as a family? El Buen needs volunteers of all ages to come by on Friday, April 12, between 9-11 a.m. to spruce up its Community Garden. No need to sign up! Just show up at 7000 Woodhue Dr. 78745.

Save the Date! May 18. St. Mark’s will participate in a Habitat for Humanity Build. We need 20 volunteers to build and additional volunteers for the lunch crew. Sign up in the Parish Hall.

Shower Ministry at Trinity Center We are in the process of reorganizing and revitalizing the Shower Ministry for women at the Trinity Center. They need us back! (The problem with the hot water has been resolved, but there are women taking sponge baths in the restroom.) If you can spare a few hours on a Tuesday morning, please call Dodie Wells at (512) 369-3668, email dodiewells4@hotmail.com, or call the church office. It is a wonderful opportunity to serve our community.

St. David’s is Collecting Seasonal Items for Trinity Center The Trinity Center has an immediate need for seasonal clothing and other items. Please consider bringing donations of the following items to the red barrels in the lobby of St. David's:   

Shorts and pants for women, larger sizes preferred. Socks, shoes, and sandals Hats and sunglasses

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Lanyards with plastic ID holders Bags of all kinds Small-size hygiene products, including sunscreen

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Parish Life First Friday Book Group; Bennett Wing Classroom at 11 a.m. After taking the month of March off, we’re back for more lively discussion on the first Friday of April! Everyone is welcome. April 5

Half of a Yellow Sun

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

May 3

Plainsong

Kent Haruf

June 7

The Maid

Kimberly Cutter

Women’s News Here's the April gazette for the Women of St. Mark's Episcopal Church: Hats off to all the ladies who provided soups for the Lenten Soup Suppers in March. As always the soups were tasty, creative, and plentiful Free Workshop on Saturday, April 20th! This is going to be a special day at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Lisa Martin, the Diocesan ECW Coordinator, is hosting a FREE Spiritual Growth workshop from 10:00 a.m. to noon. This presentation is offered to all women of faith. 

The guest speaker is Susan Richardson of Love Never Fails Ministry. Come and be inspired by Susan's insights and message. Ms. Richardson believes that sharing the love of God with others is the ultimate calling. Invite your family, friends and neighbors. PLEASE register via the online site at www.epicenter.org/spiritual-growth-event/. Calling all Deviled Egg Divas! A light breakfast fare will be available for the workshop and we need your help . . . please whip up a dozen of your delectable deviled eggs and bring them to the Parish Hall by 9:30 a.m.

Chick Flick Night, Monday, April 22nd. In lieu of Bunco this month, we will have our customary potluck dinner while enjoying the movie Seven Days In Utopia. This film features Academy Award Winner Robert Duvall, Lucas Black, and Academy Award Winner Melissa Leo. The movie is based on David L. Cook's bestselling book and is "an inspirational movie about God's mysterious ways . . . and how significance will always trump success!"

Moms’ Cafe Moms’ Cafe is a group for moms with children at St. Mark's and the St. Mark's Day School. The group meets once a month for uninterrupted conversation about the joys and challenges of motherhood and parenting. Currently, we are discussing Brene Brown's book The Gifts of Imperfection. This group is led by Suzanne Smith, mother of two, who wants to offer a time for mothers to come together and just be. Childcare is provided and our experience is enriched by delicious morning treats and coffee. Most of all, Moms’ Cafe is a time to grow deeper with a group of women who are committed to raising their children and enhancing their own self-awareness in the light of faith and family. We meet the first Wednesday of each month from 8:45-10:45 a.m. in the Bennett Wing classroom. Childcare is provided in the St Mark's common room.

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From the Garden This spring’s warmer days and cool nights have nudged the buds on our trees and shrubs to open and bloom recently. It is delightful to see the effect of even a light rain, which is pretty much the norm these days. McKinney Isle is lovely: the roses and salvias there are showing color, and Parish admin Joanne Foote and her mom, Pattie Rose, have been sprucing up the entrance garden again. Pattie is facing hand surgery, but found time to begin cleaning out and reorganizing volunteer plants, transplanting when possible. Joanne’s gift of wood violets can be seen peeping out of the freshened bed near the office door, and snapdragons and dianthus are showing off their colors. Our early Easter was colorful after all! Look for an announcement for an April work party to spread mulch and do some winter cleanup. In the meantime, Becky Nolan sure needs a partner to help with the corner/sign area. We all miss gardener Roberta Pazdral who transplanted herself back to New Zealand, but working the soil is fun, especially working with others, and Becky needs help! With spring in the air, it is the perfect time to Adopt a Spot! The earth laughs in flowers, Diane Brewer, Coordinator

ECW Spiritual Growth Workshop Offered The Diocesan ECW will be offering a FREE Spiritual Growth workshop to all women and will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, on April 20, 2013 from 10:00 to noon. You don’t need to be a member of St. Mark’s to attend. In fact, you don’t need to be Episcopalian to attend. You just need a desire to be filled by the Holy Spirit. Please, attend! The speaker will be Susan Richardson of Love Never Fails Ministry. Susan ministers in churches, women's retreats and women's prisons, and has traveled to the Ukraine, Africa and Israel, teaching and preaching the Word of God. She shares her own personal triumphs and struggles of being both a wife and a mother in today's demanding world. Susan believes that sharing the love of God with others is the ultimate calling and that the world needs to see that there really IS a God that loves them despite their faults and mistakes! You will laugh and cry as Susan engages you in the Word of the Lord. A light breakfast fare will be available. To register please go to http://www.epicenter.org/spiritual-growthevent/.

Save the Date: Summer Activities for St. Mark’s Children  Sunday, June 2: The annual Heifer Living Gift Market will be held on the lawn at 11:00 a.m. Join us for the fun! th

 June 17-21: Vacation Bible School for children 4 years through 6 grade. There will be childcare for young children of parent leaders. 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! The application for children attending and teens working with us is available on our website: www.stmarksaustin.org!

Camp Allen camps and events for children ages 8 through 18 years open on June 9. Check the board in the Parish Hall for applications, or go to Camp Allen’s website. Registration is under way! http://www.campallen.org/summercamp/calendar, for online registration, registration forms, information, and the calendar for campers and counselors.

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Music Notes Festival Evensong for Eastertide Sunday, May 5 -- 5:00 p.m. The St. Mark’s Choir invites you to a Service of Festival Evensong at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 5th. The Christian tradition of Evening Prayer, or Vespers, dates back through centuries of monastic practice. The 1662 Book of Common Prayer combined elements from the two monastic evening liturgies into the traditional Anglican service of Evening Prayer. When portions of the service are sung by a choir, the liturgy is called Evensong. This service is offered weekly in most Anglican cathedrals and collegiate chapels. It is a service in which the words of scripture are surrounded by songs of reflection and exuberance, moments of silence and outbursts of glorious sound. It is a time to welcome the close of the day with an hour of joy and beauty. Our service of Evensong will feature a variety of choral music—including a traditional British setting of the canticles by Charles V. Stanford, Anglican chant, an ethereal new work by Houston composer David Ashley White, a beautiful new rendering of “Amazing Grace,” and a lively Spiritual. A reception will follow the service in the Parish Hall. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend!

Christian Formation For Children and Youth (by Cathy Nelson, Director of Religious Education) Over the years during the Season of Easter, St. Mark’s has offered an Instructed Eucharist for children and parents and other adults interested in learning more about this sacrament. This year, Mother Elizabeth will lead an Instructed Eucharist on Sunday, April 14, following the 11:00 a.m. service. This informal class is helpful to parents who are introducing their children to the ritual of communion or just answering those interesting questions that come as children experience it, along with those who would like a refresher course. Although, as Gretchen Wolff Pritchard writes in Offering the Gospel to Children, it is almost impossible to explain why we say we are eating the Body and drinking the Blood of Jesus. The good news is that, as Pritchard says, “Children who have been fed at the Lord’s table since earliest infancy are like children who have had plenty of hugs and kisses—they hardly need to be taught about God’s love in bread and wine, because they already know all about it: they feel it in their bones.” Later, when we begin having conversations that teach about the Eucharist, the “teaching will be an enrichment of the knowledge they already have, not a substitute for it or a set of adult interpretations that must be grasped before we can trust them with the experience itself.” In his book Building God’s People in a Materialistic World, priest and theologian John H. Westerhoff writes about living into our baptisms as faithful stewards of God. In his chapter called Life as Eucharist: Liturgical Catechesis, he also says that children need to participate in the liturgy from a very early age, before they can rationally understand it, in order to experience the Gospel. Westerhoff calls the Eucharist a “family thanksgiving banquet,” adding, “The way we worship is to be the way we live. If there is any ritual act that is specifically and essentially Christian it is the celebration of the Eucharist; its purpose is to shape us and empower us to live eucharistic lives.”

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April 2013 If that is true, we will want to be present at the table with our children sharing with them the banquet that feeds us in preparation for living a eucharistic life. As Westerhoff says, “At the close of the liturgy they(we) are sent forth, as a thankful people to love and serve the Lord, fully aware of what God has done and has empowered them(us) to do. Thanks be to God!” Church School classes for children will resume on April 7 at 10 a.m.  Godly Play: This month the pre-kindergartners and kindergartners will hear a Ukrainian Folk Tale about Easter Eggs; a story about Jesus’ ministry called Jesus and the Twelve; explore how all Christians come to the altar together in The Good Shepherd and World Communion; and finally The Synagogue and the Upper Room.  Godly Play Two: The class for 1st and 2nd graders will hear Jesus and the Twelve, The Good Shepherd and World Communion, The Synagogue and the Upper Room, and the Mystery of Pentecost.  3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Class: The classes will continue discussions on the early Church in the stories of Saul’s conversion (Acts 9:1-19), Peter’s escape from jail (Acts 12:1-19a), Herod’s death (Acts 12:19b23), and Paul in Athens (Acts 17:16-34). More exciting Biblical adventures that the kids will explore through thoughtful discussion and activities and art.  Middle School and High School: These groups will meet with Travis Smith and teachers Danielle Adkins, Jay Brown, Kathy Genet, and Harry Lipp for Bible study. The stories this month are Jesus’ resurrection (Luke 24:1-35), Jesus eating with his disciples (John 21:1-19), Prodigal Son (Luke 15:1131), and Peter disowns Jesus (Luke 22:54-62).

The Easter Egg Hunt was a wonderful event again this year! I’d like to thank the youth for hiding the eggs and helping guide the hunters. We couldn’t do it so well without you!

For Adults Adult Formation classes resume on the first Sunday of April. On April 7 and 14 we will hear from our senior seminarians, Jeremiah Griffin and Jonathan Hansen. On April 21 and 28 we will welcome Nathan Jennings+ back, to talk about the Sacrament of Reconciliation of a Penitent. April 7

Jonathan Hansen

April 14

Jeremiah Griffin

“From Calcutta to the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest”

April 21

Nathan Jennings+

Reconciliation of a Penitent

April 28

Nathan Jennings+

Reconciliation of a Penitent

A Thank-You Note from Elizabeth Thank you to all of you who made the season of Lent and our celebration of Easter an occasion for fellowship, faithful Christianity, and celebration: Mark, our choirs, and additional musicians for stunning music; Brenda White and her faithful Marthas for all the setting up, decorating, and hospitality during the season; the Daughters of the King for hosting a Lenten Quiet Day; Travis, Mary Ann, and the seminarians for the Lenten meditative readings; Jay Brown and Jim Casparis for changing out banners and for draping the cross three times; members of the Altar Guild for the extra work the season involves; Philip Turner for teaching our Sunday morning class; the pancake chefs on Shrove Tuesday and the soup chefs on Wednesday evenings; the crew who helped with the Meditation Trail clean up; the office volunteers who had extra bulletins to fold; and of course to the staff for working hard and enjoying one another’s company during what could have been a stressful time. And a special thank you to Kathy Genet for her architectural genius and oversight of the choir loft improvements.

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Parishioner Highlights Lucy says that she and Tom joined the St. Mark’s family in 1978. I know that when John & I joined the church a few years later that they impressed me as fun, out-going people that I wanted to get to know better. My first impression was right on and it indeed was enjoyable getting to know them better and impressive watching their family grow . . . and grow! I salute Lucy’s many accomplishments (to include parenting) and we thank her for all that she has done and continues to do for St. Mark’s. Beth Chenoweth

Lucy Joyce My family consists of five children: Matt, now married to Vanessa; Rebecca, now married to Joe Anthony; Ben; Kathleen; and Allison. They all grew up in St. Mark’s, and now I have four grandchildren: Henry and John Anthony and Corina and Douglas Joyce. My husband Tom was very active in St. Mark’s from 1978 until his death from leukemia in 2001. He was recruited for the vestry after a fairly short period of attendance by the rector at that time, Don Raish. Father Raish did acknowledge that Tom would have to be received into the Episcopal Church before he could actually serve on the vestry, but that was accomplished with all due speed. And they say Episcopalians are no good at evangelism! I have been active in St. Mark’s in several capacities. I helped with Christian Education when my children were young, and I did a little work with altar guild and

served on the outreach committee. I have served as treasurer since 1984. I did have two years away from the treasurer position, but I have been in that role steadily since 2003. I never thought my volunteerism would end up as my career, but it seems to have done just that. I have also served as treasurer of St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School during this time, and that has brought involvement with that community. In addition to being part of the St. Mark’s community, I enjoy running (not very fast), reading and participating in a couple of book clubs, and music. I live very near St. Mark’s, in Barton Hills. If I could give myself about 18 minutes, I could just walk to church. St. Mark’s has been and continues to be a very important part of my life. It has provided community, friendship, and support for most of my adult life. I feel very lucky to be part of a church with such good leadership, congregational participation, history and most of all . . . love.

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Celebrations April Birthdays Brian Davis

04/01

Amber Ramsey

04/11

Alyssa Gallardo

04/01

Jack Sullivan

04/11

Nancy McCandless

04/01

Alma Sullivan

04/11

Kathryn Hall

04/02

Mairin Bachschmid

04/12

Clarence Bonnen

04/03

Samantha Harwood

04/12

Kristen Grulke

04/03

Jodi Doran

04/14

Beth Brode

04/04

Patricia Rogers

04/14

Christopher Mitchell

04/04

James Keahey

04/15

George Pazdral

04/04

Andrew Poynot

04/15

Kelly Cromack

04/05

Delda Skinner

04/15

Jaylon Loyd

04/05

Robert Hicks

04/18

Gary Taylor

04/05

Thomas Huston

04/19

Chuck Bryant

04/06

Adelaide Harwood

04/21

Kevin Farley

04/06

Arthur Portman

04/21

Sylvia Fitz

04/06

Dee Ann Thomasson

04/22

Michael Stangl

04/06

Ellie Reshetnikov

04/23

Carlisle Farley

04/07

Mia Green

04/25

Vicenzo Moreno

04/07

Stephanie Clark

04/26

James Pazdral

04/07

Kenneth Hicks

04/26

Jennifer Pollard

04/07

Erin Portman

04/26

Jesse Poynot

04/07

Jack Whalen

04/26

Cole Rudy III

04/07

Michael Alder

04/27

Cynthia Cabler

04/08

Elisa Turner

04/27

Karen Milton

04/08

Emmaline Baxter-Harwell

04/28

Vivian Reshetnikov

04/08

Shirley Schwartz

04/28

Shannon Schulz

04/10

Irma Glover

04/29

Martin Bludworth

04/11

Jason Smith

04/29

Asher Poynot

04/11

Sara Thiessen Bonnie Nolan

04/11

04/29 04/30

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April Anniversaries Carol & Rich Oppel

04/01

Jennifer & Reed Shaw

04/04

Amanda & David Lindeman

04/05

Clara & Paul Berndt

04/06

Shannon & Matt Schulz

04/10

Sarah & Philip Tso

04/10

Goerge & John DeMarines

04/11

Cindy & Dan Bogard

04/12

Jodi & Jay Doran

04/16

Greta & Henry Olivas

04/18

Nicole Flores & Daniel Aja

04/19

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

April Caffeine Ministry April Vestry Contact: Ross Ramsey April 7

April 21 Early

Bill and Nancy Kibler

Early

JP Kloninger and Laura Merritt

Late

Mary Ann and Michael Huston

Late

Will and Sherrie Johnson

April 14

April 28 Early

Mary-Alis and Brian Kelly

Early

Glenn and Jeannie Lightsey

Late

David and Pam Johns

Late

Maria and Scott Lubek

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 for April, Ross Ramsey.

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ROTA

7:30 SERVICE

TIME

LECTOR

Pattie Rose

Jon Dullnig

Jill Collins

Amelia Sondgeroth

Jonea Raney

LEM and ACOLYTE

Jill Collins

Nancy Middlebrook

Jonea Raney

Pattie Rose

Jill Collins

USHERS

Jonea Raney Al McKinney

Jon & Judith Dullnig

Danielle Adkins Stephen White

Ed Shipsey Al McKinney

Beth Chenoweth Mary Smith

LECTORS

Bill Kibler (1) Nancy Kibler (2)

Youth

Mike Fuhrman (1) Kim Kiplin (2)

Youth

Glenn Lightsey (1) Mike Thomasson (2)

Mary Cromack Vivian Orndorff Carson Buckner Clara Bogard Clay Buckner TBD Kim B., Mary

Jeremiah Griffin Mike Thomasson Bennett Whalen Ariston Awitan IV Matthew Awitan Abigail Goff Carol, Kim B.

Bill Kibler Jonathan Hansen Abbe Kelly Will Kelly Julia Comer Claudia Janes Carol, Kim K.

Mike Brode Phil Aboussie Ross Ramsey

Ken Whalen Ariston Awitan III Dan Bogard

John Edgerton Casey Edgerton Kevin Cromack

Meredith Childs Kevin Cromack

Cindy & Dan Bogard

Kim Buckner Michael Meigs

Barbette & John Cooper

ACOLYTES

USHERS

Carol Oppel Jeremiah Griffin Connor Fuhrman Davis Fuhrman Ethan Fuhrman TBD Carol, Mary Mark Breen Dee Ann Thomasson Dick Wells Dodie Wells Glen Baumgart

GREETERS Barbette & John Cooper

Youth Sunday

April 21

April 28

April 7

LEM

9:00 a.m. SERVICE

April 14

MINISTRY

Youth Sunday

May 5

Kim Buckner Lynn Edgerton Connor Lightsey Suzanne Lightsey Claire Dempsey Ryan Dempsey Carol, Kim B. Mark Breen Dee Ann Thomasson Dick Wells Dodie Wells Glen Baumgart

Steve Niemeyer (1) Barbara Dody (2)

Bill Willis (1) Mary Ann Huston (2)

Jim Crowson (1) Liz Davis (2)

Meredith Childs (1) Kevin Childs (2)

Andrew Poynot (1) Dodie Wells (2)

LEM

Jeremiah Griffin Dru Cabler

Jonathan Hansen Liz Davis

Rex White Brenda White

Vivian Orndorff Jay Brown

Jeremiah Griffin Jim Casparis

ACOLYTES

Carey Stangl Matt Forrest Ben Forrest Sam Forrest Jay Brown (Baptism) Jay, Mary Ann

Wes Johns Winston Baxter- Harwell Emmaline Baxter- Harwell Claire Cabler Jay, Mary Ann

Michael Brode Bonnie Brode Elijah Gallardo Evan Overstreet Jay, Mary Ann

Sara Thiessen Katey Orndorff Asher Eaton Luke Thiessen Jay, Mary Ann

Patrick Camp Max Genet Josef Genet Evelyn Eaton Jay, Mary Ann

USHERS

Carolyn Wier James Wier Bo Overstreet Rick Tennant John De Marines

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

Henry Olivas Lark Anthony Yvonne Chavez

Frank Severn Jean Severn Jay Doran Jodie Doran

Carolyn Wier James Wier Bo Overstreet Rick Tennant John DeMarines

GREETERS

Jean & Frank Severn

Jay Doran

Shelly Botkin & Ryan Marquess

Lark Anthony Barbara Dody

Jean & Frank Severn

Sat. 9:00

Jonea Raney-TC Jill Collins Carolyn Wier Pat Bullock Cynthia Archer

Dee Ann Thomasson-TC Millie Casparis Helen Anderson Lynn Edgerton

Diana Stangl-TC Dodie Wells Tina Stonebarger Judy Elkins Susan Baxter-Harwell

Meredith Childs-TC Karen Milton Bev Hicks Henry Olivas Liz Davis Barbara Dody

Jonea Raney-TC Jill Collins Carolyn Wier Helen Anderson Cynthia Archer

Depositor

Jim Nolan

Shelly Botkin

Al McKinney

Frank Severn

Diane Brewer

WED. 6 p.m.

April 3

April 10

April 17

April 24

May 1

Lector

Rex White

Pattie Rose

Dodie Wells

Jill Collins

Jonea Raney

ALTAR GUILD

11:00 a.m. SERVICE

LECTORS

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Vestry Andrew Poynot, Sr. Warden Kathy Genet, Jr. Warden

Vestry members: Dan Bogard, Susan Bonnen, Shelly Botkin, Kim Buckner, Lynn Edgerton, Becky Janes, David Johns, Nancy Kibler, J.P. Kloninger Jim Nolan, Bo Overstreet, Ross Ramsey, Rex White

Deadline for the May 2013 St. Mark’s News is Monday, April 15, 2013. Please submit your article by email as an attachment to: office@stmarksaustin.org.

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

Committees

Staff

Acolytes: Jay Brown, Carol Oppel, Mary Cromack, Kim Kiplin, and Kim Buckner Altar Guild: Millie Casparis Building Committee: Amelia Sondgeroth Christian Formation: Cathy Nelson Communications: Pattie Rose Daughters of the King: Jonea C.S. Raney Women of St. Mark’s: Yvonne Chavez and Judy Elkins Facilities: Ray Smith Finance: John Edgerton 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 Curate The Rev. Travis Smith Director of Religious Education Cathy Nelson Organist/Director of Music Mark Reed Seminarians Jeremiah Griffin Jonathan Hansen Vivian Orndorff Head of Day School Gina Newton Parish Administrator Joanne Foote Newsletter Editor Becky Janes

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