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February 2012

St. Mark’s News Volume 15/Issue 2

From the Rector I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial, and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word. And, to make a right beginning of repentance, and as a mark of our mortal nature, let us now kneel before the Lord, our maker and redeemer. (BCP p. 265) On Ash Wednesday, February 22, we will once again hear this invitation that is extended to each of us for the observance of a holy Lent. This invitation will be the theme of our Wednesday evenings in Lent. When we gather in the chapel after our soup supper we will have an opportunity to reflect on some of these components that make up a “holy Lent.” We will hear In This Issue scriptural and devotional readings on Repentance/Penitence, on Fasting, on Prayer, on Almsgiving, and on From the Rector ........................ 1 Forgiveness/Absolution. The question remains, nevertheless, Vestry Highlights ....................... 2 how each of us might mark this season in a way that is holy Lenten Service Schedule .......... 3 and in a way that draws us into a closer relationship with God. Parish Life ................................. 4 Lent is traditionally a time for giving some thing(s) up. The Christian Formation ................... 7 temptation is to make Lent an opportunity for selfCaffeine Ministry ....................... 8 improvement, rather than an opportunity for reflection and Celebrations .............................. 8 repentance. Giving something up really only matters if it has Calendar ................................... 10 some hold on our lives. Lauren Winner is the author of the ROTA ........................................ 11 books Girl Meets God and Mudhouse Sabbath. Winner grew up with a Reform Jewish father and a lapsed Southern Baptist mother. As a student at Columbia University in New York she converted to Orthodox Judaism. And then a few years later she converted to Christianity and she became an Episcopalian. She writes, “The very first thing I liked about Christianity, long before it ever occurred to me to go to church or say the creed or call myself a Christian, was the Incarnation, the idea that God lowered himself and became a man so that we could relate to Him better.” But it is her chapter on the observance of Lent that might prompt each of us to consider what we might give up for Lent. The church that Ms. Winner found to attend was All Angels (the same church Philip and I were a part of when we were first married) on the upper west side of NYC. On the day after Ash Wednesday she and her rector were having breakfast together when he asked her what discipline she had adopted for Lent. She told him that she was going to fast every Friday, because it seemed so much more significant than giving up chocolate or caffeine. The night before, in his Ash Wednesday sermon, the priest had encouraged the congregation to consider giving up something that really mattered: “something you really

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February 2012 love. Something that is hard to do without.” At breakfast the next morning he said, “Lauren I want you to give up something additional for Lent. I want you to give up reading….because reading may be the thing you love most.” So she took up the challenge. During the first week, rather than reading on the subway, she found herself watching people instead. And yes, during the course of Lent she cheated a time or two. But what she discovered during that reading fast was that it left her starkly alone with her life and that she spent more time praying. She discovered that at the end of the day, when she would ordinarily have picked up a book to read, she prayed Compline instead. And once her reading fast was over, she continued the habit, the discipline of praying Compline at the end of the day. That brings us to the other question about a Lenten discipline – and that is what might we take on during the season of Lent. Lauren Winner found herself taking on the spiritual discipline of prayer because what she gave up gave something back: a time for, and a commitment to, prayer. On the Sunday before Lent, Marie Peterek is going to share with us how transformative journaling was for her last year. Another parishioner took on the discipline of writing a letter to someone she loved and cared for each day during Lent. The point, however, is to prayerfully consider a Lenten discipline that will draw us closer to this God who lowered himself, who became a man, who was tempted, who was crucified, and who rose again so that we might have life in Him. EZT+

Vestry Highlights Meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 the Vestry heard or discussed the following:              

Mason Shea presented his proposal for his Eagle Scout project, which he hopes to complete prior to spring break. His proposal is to build 6 planters to the left of the dumpsters, to edge the parking area. The vestry approved the proposal. Approximately 400 people attended Christmas Eve services. The final amount pledged for 2012 was $433,873 (154 pledges). We received a final check ($3106.95) from the Colleen Moore estate, bringing the total bequest to $24,692.95. Bill Kibler built a new lectern for the Parish Hall. The parking lot was restriped the first week of January. Greater Dallas roofing repaired 3 leaks on January 17: one in the kitchen, one in the Parish Hall, one in the Rector’s office. Jessica Harper, our youth minister, resigned in late December due to the demands of her full-time job. Cathy Nelson and Susie Comer are working on scheduling activities during the interim. There have been approximately 20 adult newcomers since the last Newcomers’ reception. Another is scheduled for Sunday, February 19. At the conclusion of 2011 our pledge payments were 101.58%; our overall contribution total was 100.34%; and we had a total of $25,948.41 income over expenses. Websy Daisy will be doing the work on our new website the week of Jan. 23. Lisa Martin mentioned two upcoming events: Sharing Faith dinner groups on April 26 and Education for Ministry (EFM) class at St. Mark’s in the fall of 2012. The Day School has received 3 bids for the installation of a monitored fire alarm system. The bids range in price from $3,500 (rented equipment) to $14,000. All 3 bids have additional monthly monitoring costs. Thanked the outgoing members of the vestry for their three years of service: Dru Cabler, Barbette Cooper, Lisa Martin, Michael Meigs, and Andrea Michael.

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Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper On Tuesday, February 21, join us in the Parish Hall for our Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at 6:00 p.m. We will be festooned in purple, gold, and green and draped in beads for our own celebration of Mardi Gras. We have our supply of 100% Canadian maple syrup, brought to us by Spider Miller before their move to Seattle in the fall. No need to cook that night – we will be serving pancakes, sausage, and the finest mixed fruit cups. There is nothing that beats breakfast for dinner, and we ours are so much tastier than IHOP! And less expensive too: $4 for adults; $2 for children 6-12; $1 for children under the age of 6; a family maximum of $12.

St. Mark’s Day School Applications Parishioner Priority During the month of February St. Mark’s parishioners are invited to submit applications for the Day School for the 2012-2013 academic year. General registration will be open to all beginning in March. St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School is accredited with SAES (Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools). The school is open to children ages 2 through pre-kindergarten. Applications are available in the Parish Hall. For more information about the school contact Gina Newton at 444-9401.

The Season of Lent Ash Wednesday – February 22 7:15 a.m.

Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist

12:15 p.m.

Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist

7:00 p.m.

Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist, with hymns and choir

Sundays in Lent – February 26 (with the Great Litany), March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25, and April 1 (Palm Sunday) 7:30 a.m.

Holy Eucharist, Rite I

9:00 a.m.

Holy Eucharist, Rite II

10:00 a.m.

Christian Formation. Adult Christian Formation meets in Grace Chapel. Our Lenten theme is Wisdom Literature

11:00 a.m.

Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Wednesday Evenings in Lent – February 29, March 7, March 14, March 21, and March 28 6:00 p.m.

Soup Supper in the Parish Hall

7:00 p.m.

A service of Meditation, Music, and Holy Eucharist in Grace Chapel. The theme for our Wednesday evening services is “An Invitation to a holy Lent: Repentance (2/29), Fasting (3/7), Prayer (3/14), Almsgiving (3/21), Forgiveness/Absolution (3/28).” This year we will have a harpist for our musician.

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Parish Life First Friday Book Group Join us on the first Friday of the month for the First Friday Book Group. Everyone is welcome to join us as his or her schedule allows. We meet at 11 a.m. in the Bennett Wing Classroom. February 3 The Story of Edgar Sawtelle March 2 Tender at the Bone April (Good Friday – no meeting) May 4 The Tiger’s Wife June 1 Tinkers July 6 Unbroken

David Wroblewski Ruth Reichl Tea Obreht Paul Harding Laura Hillenbrand

Young Adults Group Informational Meeting Sunday, February 5 @ 10 a.m. The time has finally come for the formation of a much needed, much-anticipated Young Adults Group at St. Marks! There are many ideas regarding what this group should look like, ranging from a home bible study, or group that plans outings together, to a more structured Sunday class. Come, let us get to know one another, discuss our common interests and what we would like to get out of such a group. I would like to propose that we meet Sunday, February 5th, at 10am. If the weather is nice, we can meet at the trail-head of the meditation path. If it's too chilly that day, we can meet in one of St. Mark's classrooms. In the meantime, please begin thinking about topics (scripture, spirituality, theology, social ethics, etc.) the group could cover or books we might explore, so that we can share these when we gather. Community is an important part of what it means to be the Church—my hope is that, through this group, we can all forge some new and meaningful relationships. I look forward to getting to know each of you. Until then, peace and blessings. Jeremiah Griffin -- (St. Mark's middler seminarian)

Recycle Your Batteries! The Environmental Stewardship Committee has collection baskets in the Parish Hall for used batteries. Don’t put them in the trash—bring them to church for recycling!

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Music Notes I am never moving again! That thought passes through my mind whenever I go through the process of moving to a new place. The planning, the packing, the loading and unloading, arranging furniture, filling cabinets and organizing closets, handling pets—it’s all enough to drive me crazy! As I write this article, Matthew and I are in the process of moving to a new home. Although the stress is tempered with excitement, it’s still stress. And stressful times make me especially glad for the words of comfort and peace that I recall from singing hymns: All my hope on God is founded; he doth still my trust renew, me through change and chance he guideth, only good and only true… (665) Teach me thy patience; still with thee in closer, dearer company, in work that keeps faith sweet and strong… (660) In our joys and in our sorrows, days of toil and hours of ease, still he calls, in cares and pleasures, “Christian, love me more than these… (550) Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith, whose strong hands were skilled at the plane and the lathe, be there at our labors, and give us, we pray, your strength in our hearts, Lord… (482) The hymnal is a rich repository of faith. The words of some hymns come directly from the Bible. Most hymns are poems that are inspired by and help to illuminate the scriptures. If you’ve never tried reading the hymns as poetry, I think you’ll be in for a surprise. Although music can amplify the text, and helps us to commit it to memory; reading the hymns as poetry allows us to slow down and ponder the truths found in each verse. Take the time to explore the hymnal and let these poems of faith—spanning hundreds of years and encompassing countless spiritual journeys— speak to you in a new way. Here are some February Music Ministry events to put on your calendar: February 5: The Choristers sing at the 9:00 a.m. service February 22: Ash Wednesday: No Choristers Rehearsal. Adult Choir warm-up at 6:15 p.m., Service at 7:00 p.m. February 26: The First Sunday of Lent: Great Litany sung at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Best wishes for continued blessings in the New Year, Mark

You are invited to join us for Women of St. Mark's . . . Congratulations to Jean Severn, the 2012 ECW Honored Women of the Diocese of Texas for St. Mark’s. Thank you to those who made the Women's Brunch so special...It was an afternoon of bubbly, fantastic food, fun and fellowship. On February 27 the Women of St. Mark's will gather in the Parish Hall at 6:30 to share a potluck meal and watch a Chick Flick (Midnight in Paris), rather than our usual monthly game of Bunco.

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Sharing Faith: Dinner Conversations Thursday, April 26, 2012 How has your faith impacted your life? Please join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas for an evening of small group conversations, bringing together members from different Episcopal churches where possible, about faith. The evening will begin with a simple meal in parishioner homes across the diocese. We are planning for this special spirit-filled event now! St. Mark’s will host 7-10 dinner groups; there will be a host and moderator at each dinner with a maximum of 15 people attending. The role of the host will be to provide the location (home, church, meeting space) and a simple meal for up to 15 participants plus the host(s) and moderator. The moderator will participate in a one-hour training prior to the event and will moderate the discussion with questions provided by the diocese. Lisa Martin is the Dinner Coordinator for St. Mark’s and will be our primary contact to help facilitate the event for St. Mark’s. However, Lisa cannot do this alone—she needs your help as dinner hosts and moderators! If you are willing to host or moderate one of the dinners, please contact Lisa at 512-4317716 or at Participants will register online beginning on March 1. Response will be sent via email. Arrangements will be made for those without Internet access. Guests will attend at the dinner dialogue evening on April 26 ready to make new friends and to share with others in the experience of faith in God. Each of us has our own personal faith story, and sharing our stories deepens our own faith as well as helps others to recognize how God has worked in their lives. On this evening of Sharing Faith, it is our hope that you will experience a deeper understanding of your own faith as a Christian disciple and as an Episcopalian.

Please make plans now to participate in this community-wide event!

Summer Activities for St. Mark’s Children Mark your calendars for St. Mark’s Summer Activities!  The annual Heifer Living Gift Market will be held on the lawn at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 3. Join us for the fun!  Vacation Bible School for children 4 years through 6th grade will be held on June 5 through 8. 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!  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 website,, for on-line registration, registration forms, information, and the calendar for campers and counselors.

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Christian Formation For Adults – 10:00 a.m. Grace Chapel During the month of February we will be preparing our hearts and minds for the season of Lent. We will spend two weeks looking at two of the Church’s mystics: Julian of Norwich and St. Teresa of Avila. Marie Peterek will talk to us the Sunday before the beginning of Lent about Journaling through Lent. On the last Sunday of the month we will begin our five-week class on Wisdom Literature, which will be taught by the Rev. Cecilia Smith. February 5

The Mystics: Julian of Norwich

February 12

The Mystics: St. Teresa of Avila

February 19

Journaling through Lent

February 26

Wisdom Literature

For Children and Youth

(by Cathy Nelson, Director of Religious Education)

We continue to make our way through the season of Epiphany this month. We will hear stories of Jesus’ healing of Peter’s mother-in-law and a leper, and then of Jesus’ transfiguration. These stories of the “signs and wonders” of Jesus remind us that he was sent by God to be the light of the world and to bring God’s kingdom to the world. The season of Epiphany ends with the Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 21, and the season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 22. Families can attend one of three services here at St. Mark’s, at 7:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. or 7:00 p.m., for the imposition of ashes. At this time, when we confess our sins and ask God to “create in me a clean heart,” we enter the forty days of Lent during which Christians imitate Jesus’ withdrawal into the wilderness for forty days to fast, pray and spend time in self-examination. The Wednesday evening Soup Suppers and music program can add meaning to the season. At home, families might practice Lenten disciplines by giving up activities or things as a way of remembering or honoring the sacrifices that Jesus made for us, and taking on something extra during Lent—saying special prayers, collecting money or food for the poor, reading the Bible or spending more time at church—as a way of remembering what Jesus took on for us. In the Godly Play class for Pre-Kindergartners and Kindergartners and the Godly Play Two class for 1st and 2nd graders, the children will hear two of the parables that Jesus told as he taught his followers, the Parable of the Good Samaritan and the Parable of the Pearl, and on the first Sunday of Lent they will hear the Mystery of Easter. The 3rd, 4th and 5th graders are following the lectionary using the Living the Good News curriculum. This month, the lessons will focus primarily on the Gospel readings from the book of Mark. The Middle School class will continue to plan their own mission and ministry outreach activities, including helping to collect money for the Souper Bowl of Caring; making Valentine’s Day cards for the neighbors who benefit from the work of the Shower Ministry led by St. Mark’s women at the Trinity Street; and making Anglican rosaries to be given to those who receive a pastoral care visit from Mother Elizabeth and Mother Susie. Danielle Adkins and Aimee Tennant will lead the High School class in discussions about The Merchants of Cool, a Frontline production about marketing products to youth.

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February Caffeine Ministry VESTRY CONTACT: ANDREW POYNOT February 5

February 12

February 19

February 26


Mary & Kevin Cromack


Millie & Jim Casparis


Terry Dempsey & Marsha Topham


Sue & Jim Crowson


Maria & Mike Fuhrman


Amalia & Manuel de la Rota


Jewellyn & Scott Forrest


George & John De Marines

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.

February Anniversaries Darcy & Eric Goff


Jean & Frank Severn


Melissa & Thomas Pollard


Kay & Jay Brown


Jewellyn & Scott Forrest


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February Birthdays Marie Aboussie


Maria Fuhrman


Sherrie Johnson


Robert Glover


Annaclaire Kepple


Jim Clark


Evelyn Eaton


Cort Considine


Flora Chambers


Sloan Kurak


Casey Smith


Mark Livingston


Paul Crigger


Avery Loyd


Jennifer Baumgart


Audrey Stephenson


Ella Hoopman


Kava Dann Lipp


Connor Lightsey


Margaret Schlankey


Sara Lubeck


Tim Hendricks


Mateo Moreno


Christopher Lowder


Barbara Wilson


Dolores Minor


Sarah Boyd


James Nelson


Bogie Flynn


Pam Wood


Sam Green


Nicholas Berndt


Phillip Harwell


Meredith Childs


Michael Huston


Manuel de la Rosa


Maria Lubeck


Greta Olivas


John Chenoweth


Millie Casparis


Jonathon Mayor


Stephanie Craven


Heather Azarmehr


Jeanne Erichson


Joe Eaton


Ashlynn Russey


Stephen Sharpe


Wenlan Lawrence


Timothy Irvine


James Beesley


Brian Kelly


Jackie Hall


Michael Portman


Laurie Mayor


David Randle


Liz Badger


Laura Van Wyk


Dean Corbae


Vicky Hill


Amy Newman


Ariston Awitan


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February 2012 February Calendar Sun



Wed 1 1:15 p.m. Staff meeting

Thu 2

6 p.m. HE II/Healing 6:15 p.m. Choristers 6:30 p.m. Bible Study w/Dick Wells 7 p.m. Adult choir 5 5 Epiphany Holy Eucharist 7:30 a.m. (I) 9 a.m. (II): Choristers 10 a.m. Christian Formation 10 a.m. Young Adults Group Mtg. 11 a.m. (II) Noon: Outreach Cmte Mtg. 4 p.m.: Boy Scouts 12 6 Epiphany Holy Eucharist 7:30 a.m. (I) 9 a.m. (II) 10 a.m. Christian Formation 11 a.m. (II)


7 10 a.m.-noon Shower Ministry Trinity Center Noon-Bible Study


7 p.m. Men’s Group

14 10 a.m.-noon Shower Ministry Trinity Center Noon-Bible Study


3 11 a.m.-First Friday Book Group: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

4 8 a.m. CPG (Contemplative Prayer Group)


11 8 a.m. CPG 10:30 a.m. Gaining Health Group

15 1:15 p.m. Staff meeting 6 p.m. HE II 6:15 p.m. Choristers 6:30 p.m. Finance


21 Shrove 20 22 NO SCHOOLTuesday Ash Wednesday 10 a.m.-noon Shower AISD/Day Service Schedule 7:15 a.m. Ministry School out 12:15 p.m. Trinity Center 7:00 p.m. Noon-Bible Study 6 p.m. Pancake Supper 7 p.m. Vestry 27 12:30 p.m. Day School Board Meeting 6:30 p.m. Women’s Potluck & Chick Flick “Midnight in Paris”

10:30 a.m. Gaining Health 1:00 p.m. Chick Flick (Place TBA)

Diocesan Council – Bryan, TX

Diocesan Council – Bryan, TX

17 18 NO SCHOOL- 8 a.m. CPG AISD/Day 10:30 a.m. Gaining School out Health Group 5:30-8:30 p.m. FWYC: Parents Night Out

7 p.m. Adult choir Deadline for Newsletter submissions

4 p.m.: Boy Scouts

4 p.m.: Boy Scouts


7-8 p.m. Girl Scout Leaders Mtg

Noon-DOK meeting

19 Last Epiphany Holy Eucharist 7:30 a.m. (I) 9 a.m. (II) 10 a.m. Christian Formation 11 a.m. (II) Choristers Sing Noon: Environ Stewardship Mtg. Noon: Newcomers’ Reception 4 p.m.: Boy Scouts 26 1 Lent Holy Eucharist 7:30 a.m. (I) 9 a.m. (II) 10 a.m. Christian Formation 11 a.m. (I)

8 6 p.m. HE II 6:15 p.m. Choristers 6:30 p.m. Bible Study w/Dick Wells 7 p.m. Adult choir




25 8 a.m. Contemplative Prayer 10:30 a.m. Gaining Health Group

6:15 p.m. Adult Choir Warm-up NO Chorister practice

28 29 10 a.m.-noon Shower Ministry 6 p.m. Lenten Soup Trinity Center Supper Noon-Bible Study 7 p.m. Lenten Program & HE II 6 p.m. CPG 6:15 p.m. Choristers 7 p.m. Adult Choir practice


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February 2012 February ROTA

9:00 a.m. SERVICE



Jill Collins Stephen White Stephen White Jonea Raney Jill Collins

Ameilia Sondgeroth Jill Collins Jill Collins Danielle Adkins Stephen White

Mary-Alis Kelly (1) Brian Kelly (2)


Lynn Edgerton (1) Phil Aboussie (2)


Ken Whalen (1) Nancy Kibler (2)

Bill Kibler Lynn Edgerton

Mike Thomasson (only 1 LEM today)

Jeremiah Griffin Carol Oppel

Robert Pace Lynn Edgerton

Jeremiah Griffin Bill Kibler

Carson Buckner Abbe Kelly Will Kelly Clay Buckner Mark Breen Dee Ann Thomasson Dick Wells Dodie Wells

Casey Edgerton Matt Forrest Ben Forrest Sam Forrest Mike Brode Phil Aboussie Ross Ramsey Samuel Smith

Michael Brode Ariel Smith Bonnie Brode Samuel Smith

Blake Cooper Bennett Whalen Ariston Awitan IV Evan Overstreet

Ken Whalen Ariston Awitan III

John Edgerton Casey Edgerton Kevin Cromack

Connor Lightsey Suzanne Lightsey Kava Dann Lipp Abigail Goff Mark Breen Mike Brode Ken Whalen John Edgerton

Jodi & Jay Doran

Meredith Childs Kevin Cromack

Beth & Mike Brode

Kim Buckner Michael Meigs

Jodie & Jay Doran

Dodie Wells (1) Kimberly Horne (2)

Virginia Acker (1) Michael Meigs (2)

Becky Janes (1) Karen Milton (2)

Liz Davis (1) Rex White (2)


Jon Dullnig Stephen White Stephen White


Jon & Judith Dullnig





11:00 a.m. SERVICE

February 19

February 5


Suzann Dvorken (1) Mary Ann Huston (2)

March 4 Pattie Rose Jonea Raney Jonea Raney Beth Chenoweth Mary Smith


Robert Pace Gary Taylor

Dru Cabler (only 1 LEM today)

Robert Pace Mary Ann Huston

Jay Brown Brenda White

Jim Casparis Robert Pace


Allison Camp Patrick Camp Emmaline Baxter-Harwell Clara Bogard

Wenlan Lawrence Sophia Lawrence Claire Cabler Julia Comer

Alex Aboussie Sara Thiessen Clara Bogard Luke Thiessen

Carey Stangl Winston BaxterHarwell Emmaline BaxterHarwell Claudia Janes

Wes Johns Patrick Camp Max Genet Asher Eaton


Carolyn Wier James Wier Dan Bogard Bo Overstreet John DeMarines

Henry Olivas Lark Anthony Jim Keahey Yvonne Chavez

Frank Severn Jean Severn Jay Doran Jodie Doran

Carolyn Wier Jim Casparis Henry Olivas Frank Severn


Jean Severn

Judy & Dave Elkins

Lark Anthony

Jean Severn

Diana Stangl-TC Dodie Wells Tina Stonebarger Helen Anderson Doris Edgar Jean Severn Jim Casparis February 22 Ash Wednesday Meredith Childs

Meredith Childs-TC Liz Davis Judy Elkins Bev Hicks Bee Dolan TBD John DeMarines

Jonea Raney-TC Carolyn Wier Barbara Dody Henry Olivas Karen Milton Al McKinney Bo Overstreet

February 29

March 7

Rex White

Jill Collins

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

Jonea Raney-TC Carolyn Wier Millie Casparis Karen Milton Barbara Dody TBD Frank Severn

Dee Ann ThomassonTC Mary Irvine Lynn Edgerton Henry Olivas Al McKinney Diane Brewer

WED. 6 p.m.

February 8

February 15


Dodie Wells

Jonea Raney


February 26 Lent 1 Youth Sunday Stephen White Pattie Rose Pattie Rose Ed Shipsey Al McKinney

February 12 Youth Sunday


Sat. 9:00

PCC Depositor

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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

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, Andrew Poynot, Ross Ramsey, Rex White

Deadline for the March 2012 St. Mark’s News is Wednesday, February 15, 2012. Please submit your article by email as an attachment to:

Assistant Rector The Rev. Susie Comer Director of Religious Education Cathy Nelson Organist/Director of Music Mark Reed Seminarians Robert Pace Jeremiah Griffin Youth Minister 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


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