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January 2013

St. Mark’s News Volume 16/Issue 1

From the Curate “What is that? (looking at a fiery “something” flying in front of a big, full moon) . . . . That’s the Christmas Star. That’s all that matters tonight. Not bonuses or gifts or turkeys or trees. You see kids, it means something to everybody . . . now I know what it means to me . . . .” These poignant words from Clark W. Griswold in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation might not be far from Matthew’s intent of the star the magi followed from the East. Staring at the now two-year-old boy Jesus, these men are pious gentles (Babylonian astrologers) who have come to pay homage to the King of the Jews. (In the ancient world, the term “magi” could have a pejorative connotation as well: sorcerers, practitioners of the black arts, or even beguiling frauds.) These elder statesmen are God-fearers; being led by the star, they come in peace. They have made this journey to worship; they embody the world’s gaze upon God’s glorious new creation. Looking ahead in the Gospel, these gentle, gifting travelers are in direct contrast to the child’s future run-in with Gentile magistrates (27: 11, 29 & 37). They proclaim Jesus as the “King of the Jews” as well, but the governors and crowds in chapter 27 have a very different tone behind their homage. Using the best of pagan science, they spot the star “at its rising” (not “from the East,” which is a mistranslation—the magi came from the East; the star didn’t). They know there is someone special at the end of its leading; in the ancient world stars hailed the advent of messianic rulers, the coming of a new king. The magi serve as the messengers to King Herod (his own astrologers were unaware of this eternal occasion), piquing his notorious paranoia. He harbors his own nefarious schemes as he welcomes these holy men. But he has misjudged his guests, for these are righteous men. They will not carry out Herod’s sinister plans. God is guiding this story.

In this Issue From the Curate ..................................... 1 Vestry Highlights .................................... 2 Outreach ................................................ 3 About the Vestry Nominees .................... 4 Parish Life .............................................. 5 Christian Formation ................................ 7 Parishioner Highlights ............................ 9 Birthdays & Anniversaries .................... 10 ROTA ................................................... 11

Like Abraham following God’s call (Genesis 12:1-4), these wise men listened to God’s beckoning once more from the East. “The wise men connected the rise of the star with the birth of the king of the Jews.” (David Garland, Reading Matthew, pg 26.) The same star meant different things to Herod and these magi; for these star gazers, the star meant new beginnings, a new kingdom is come. They have made the trip to worship the new born king. For Herod the star was an omen. Comets were signs portending the birth of someone of consequence. Suetonius tells us that when a comet appeared over Rome for several nights, Nero took the precaution of having several Roman noblemen executed so that it would have augured their deaths and not his (Garland, 26).

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January 2013 Indeed, Mr. Griswold interprets Matthew well; the star means different things for different people. For some, it is a beacon to the true One to worship, for others it brought cold sweats. Everyone seemed to understand that what the star was, was less important that where it was. After Herod’s own priests and learned men fine-tuned the search for our longing travelers (wonderful irony; the ones who sought to kill the boy actually made possible for him to be worshipped), they found the baby in Bethlehem. The star is an epiphany, letting us know exactly where God’s treasure is, where God’s big revelation resides. The magi’s star lit their way just as Yahweh safely ushered His Hebrews out of bondage by way of a pillar of light (staying right over his new creation, the Israelite nation: Exodus 14:19); all finding the peace and rest prepared by Him. First laying eyes on the Christ child, I imagine they were breathless for a few moments. Weary and road hardened, these distinguished and humble magi would have been overwhelmed by God’s revelation to the world (all two years of him) playing with his toys. The journey was certainly worth it. May we search for this child as intently as did our Babylonian brothers, not being distracted by false notions of power, happiness, or fulfillment. May our true heart’s yearning for God’s New Beginning (Jesus Christ) prevail above all else this Epiphany season. And when the light of Christ finds us, may we know where ever we have been, whatever we have gone through to get to Him, we all find the perfect gift He offers; true comfort and rest from our weary journey. - Travis

Vestry Highlights The St. Mark’s vestry met on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at the home of Elizabeth and Philip Turner, for a brief meeting followed by a holiday meal for vestry members and spouses/significant others. There were six items on the vestry agenda: 1. Highlights of 2012 budget, as of the end of November 2. Approval of the final 2013 budget 3. Approval of slate of vestry nominees: Shelly Botkin, David Johns, Nancy Kibler, J.P. Kloninger, and Jim Nolan 4. Appointment of four Diocesan Council representatives: Danielle Adkins, Al McKinney, Bo Overstreet, and Andrew Poynot 5. Appointment of Danielle Adkins to the Endowment Committee, to complete Brian Kelly’s term from January to December 2013, with eligibility for an additional three-year term 6. Approval of choir loft seating project The meeting was adjourned and dinner was served. Travis Smith’s Ordination to the Sacred Order of Priesthood Wednesday, January 9 at 6:30

The recently consecrated Suffragan Bishop, Jeff Fisher, will make his way from Tyler, Texas, to Austin, Texas to ordain our Curate, Travis Hunter Smith, to the sacred order of Priesthood on Wednesday, January 9, at 6:30 p.m. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Your prayers and presence are requested.

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Mission and Ministry God is good and St. Mark’s parishioners are faithful and generous. As of December 18, 2012, we had received 152 pledges for a total of $475,796. (Our total for 2012 was $438,373.) We have eight new pledges, and our average pledge jumped from $2,823 in 2012 to $3,131 in 2013. Thanks to everyone who has made this financial commitment to St. Mark’s, and thanks to those who may not be able to pledge for financial reasons, but who give generously of their time and talent during the course of the year.

Between the Services in January There will only be one Adult Formation class during the month of January – on January 13, when Ms. Mary Ann Huston leads a discussion of Praying the Daily News. On the other Sundays in January: 

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January 6 is the Feast of the Epiphany. On that Sunday we will celebrate the feast with a King’s cake and an art project. The children from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, will return to a new building at the end of January. The PTSA of Connecticut wants the children to return to a Winter Wonderland full of handmade snowflakes. I hope that all of us, of all ages, will gather in the Parish Hall to make a snowflake to adorn this new space. We will also have sheets of newsprint available for signatures from our parishioners. January 13 at 10:00 a.m. in the Grace Chapel: Praying the Daily News January 20 – the Annual Parish Meeting: a time to thank outgoing vestry members and to elect a new class of five members; a time to receive ministry reports from the last year; a time for fellowship. January 27 – Annual Bishop’s Visitation for Confirmations, Receptions, and Holy Baptism. The Rt. Rev. Dena Harrison, Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of Texas will be at St. Mark’s during the 11:00 service to Confirm and Receive adults and youth.

January Outreach St. Mark’s has consistently provided food donations to El Buen Samaritano for many years. Since the food pantry is always in need of certain items, the Outreach Committee has decided to try a more targeted approach this year. We will be asking for one specific item each month. ***The donation item of the month for January is: DIAPERS – all sizes and brands.*** We would also like to enlist some new volunteers to help with dropping off the collected donations on the last Friday of every month during the morning. This would merely entail picking up items from the church and delivering them to El Buen (near Manchaca and William Cannon). You don’t need a big car or big muscles to do this! If we get 12 volunteers, each person would only deliver one time per year! If you are interested in helping out and delivering to El Buen, please contact Becky Poynot at

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About the Vestry Nominees Nancy Kibler. Since I retired from teaching both French and Spanish at Austin High in 2006, I have taken up gardening and exercising. I love the gardening and I do the exercising. I also coach the youth who read at the 9:00 a.m. service twice a month; it allows me to stay in touch with teens, the best part of teaching. I try to be a faithful book club member. I have been married to Bill Kibler for 44 years. We have two daughters, Mary-Alis Kelly and Charlotte Mata. Charlotte and her family live in Houston. Mary-Alis and Brian and their three kids are here in Austin at Saint Mark's. I came to St Mark's because one morning when I was praying at All Saints' I heard a voice asking, "Why don't you come to St. Mark's?" It wasn't the voice of God. It was Bill Bennett in the pew behind me. So I did!

JP Kloninger. JP has been a Barton Hills neighbor since 2007, and his wife Laura and daughters Emma (7) and Stella (5) have been blessed to call St. Mark’s their Parish home since 2008. Since then J.P. has been active with the Families with Young Children’s group, Adult Formation classes, Men’s Group, and is a new storyteller for Sunday Godly Play sessions. Oh, JP also participated in the annual BBQ chicken cook-off last year, and now plans to do that every year he can going forward! JP is the Director of Finance & Business Analysis for Whole Planet Foundation, a Whole Foods Market non-profit organization which focuses on poverty alleviation worldwide through microcredit. He grew up in Costa Rica and has had various experiences involving work and travel throughout the developing world, management of companies’ efficiency and performance, and teaching college level international business and Latin American economics. He holds Bachelor degrees in Agricultural Engineering and Management/Engineering, and a Master's degree in Economics with emphasis on Development. JP believes in the enormous positive effect that free-market commerce can have on the alleviation of poverty. In graduate school he learned about Muhammad Yunus and microfinance as a very effective tool to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit in the poorest of the poor, and he has been a big fan and supporter ever since. JP loves camping, fishing, hiking, and road trips with his family; he enjoys exploring international foods of all sorts; and he is a soccer fan, normally rooting for the national teams of Brazil, USA, and especially Costa Rica.

Jim Nolan. I was born in Ft. Wayne Indiana in 1955, and I grew up in Indiana with 2 brothers and 5 sisters. I received a BA from Indiana University in Economics/Psychology, then I moved to Dallas in 1980, where I worked as sous chef for upscale restaurants and attended SMU Law school. After graduating in 1985, I went to work for a small suburban law firm in Arlington, doing bankruptcy and estate planning work. My family moved to Austin in 1992 when I began working for the state of Texas. My legal niche is public information law. I have worked for the Texas Employment Commission, the Dept. of Family and Protective Services, and my current employer, the Texas Comptroller's Office.

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January 2013 My wife Becky and I have been married for 27 years, and we have two beautiful daughters, Rosemary, 22, and Bonnie, 17. Our family came to St. Mark's in about 2006, from St. Austin's, because we were looking for a more personal relationship with our church, which we found here. We were already familiar with St. Mark's as Becky taught in the day school for 10 years, and we live in the neighborhood.

David Johns. I am a hydrogeologist and have worked at the City of Austin since 1989. My job has been a dream, getting paid to do what I love and continuing to make Austin a special place to live, a task that is more challenging very year. I’ve been married to Pam for over 22 years and have 3 children; Leah 27, Dillon 19, and Wes 17. Leah lives around the corner from us and is well on her own professional way; Dillon just completed his first semester at LSU; and Wes is in the middle of swim season for his junior year at McCallum. I was raised in the Episcopal church, attending St. Mark’s in Beaumont as a child. We first came to St. Mark’s in the 1990s when we were looking for a small parish that would be a good match for us and our children. Early on, Pam and I helped start the young families group (now the families with young children). I’ve been a regular helping with the spring chicken BBQ, and I attend the Men’s group meetings. Both Pam and I love St. Mark’s and the people in it. I look forward to serving the St. Mark’s community on the vestry.

Shelly Botkin. Shelly Botkin and her husband, Ryan Marquess found St. Mark’s when they attended the wedding of dear friends. Shelly and Ryan lived in the neighborhood for many years before settling on St. Mark’s as their parish. They are greeters, and Shelly likes to play Bunco when she can. After working for a long time in the Texas capitol, Shelly is now employed by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in governmental relations. She is a film fan, gardener, sometimes runner, food appreciator, and volunteer for foster children. Shelly has a BA in anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis, and she grew up in Lubbock, Texas.

Parish Life First Friday Book Group First Friday Book Group meets on the first Friday of each month . . . usually. There is a change in February and March: we will meet the second Friday of February and not at all in March. January 4

The Story of Beautiful Girl

Rachel Simon

February 8

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

Jan-Philipp Sendker


No Meeting

April 5

Half of a Yellow Sun

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

May 3


Kent Haruf

June 7

The Maid

Kimberly Cutter

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Women’s News Happy New Year to All! As we begin 2013, I encourage you to remember the words of Eleanor Roosevelt "The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience." One of the most beautiful gifts in the world is the gift of encouragement. So let’s… DANCE as though no one is watching us. SING as though no one can hear you. LOVE as though you have never been hurt before. LIVE as though heaven is on Earth. th

If you have never had the chance to play BUNCO, your next opportunity is January 28 . . . mark it on your new 2013 calendar! We start with a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. A big "Thank you" to Suzann Dvorken for sharing her game of “Left Center Right.” In November we learned how to play the dice game of LCR, suggested by Dee Ann Thomasson. The exciting game was simple to play and fast-paced. We had two big winners: Doris Edgar and The Rev. Elizabeth Turner.

From the Garden The holiday rush is almost behind us; a brand new year has begun, and the season of Epiphany is still ahead bringing the wonderful story of the birth of Christ to its final triumph with the star of Bethlehem and the arrival of the Magi on January 6th. Throughout Advent, we enjoyed the work of Becky Nolan, who festooned the corner and entrance with purple to remind us of the contemplative nature of Advent, and then we enjoyed the seasonal red of Christmas she prepared in advance to be put in place by the elves while she was traveling to India over the Christmas holiday. Becky and the rest of us miss dear Roberta Pazdral, who worked tirelessly with Becky in the past to keep up the seasonal fun, but Becky soldiers on! Her beautiful wreaths, balls, and bow-topped trees welcomed us all season. Combined with the Altar Guild’s deep cleaning and the glorious addition of dozens of red poinsettias, St. Mark’s was bathed in the glow of this wonderful time of year. The many caring hands of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church keep making it happen. Joanne Foote’s incredible makeover of the entrance beds has been the perfect counterpoint to the colorful accessories of the holidays. What is more lovely to see than freshly planted shrubs and color, newly turned earth, with the fresh look and scent of cypress bark mulch blanketing and protecting the new plants from our odd and varied extremes of weather! Dee Ann Thomasson’s steady hand is present, too, as she continues to lavish attention on the triangle bed and nearby pots. McKinney Isle continues to flourish even as it takes a winter break. Tom Delameter has been tending the Columbarium garden making sure the vines are neatly trimmed and the groundcover under control. Cynthia Archer still hunts down our poison ivy and it is tucking and running. All our wonderful gardeners can now take a break during January, as everything will go pretty dormant save the need to put out the occasional sheeting to protect the plants. We are thankful for our gardeners and volunteers who keep the church vibrant and loved. May you all have a wonderful New Year, and while enjoying the work of these special folks, think about adopting a spot of your own! “The Earth laughs in flowers,”

Diane Brewer, Coordinator

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Christian Formation For Children and Youth (by Cathy Nelson, Director of Religious Education) We conclude the twelve days of Christmas and begin the season of Epiphany on January 6. This year, The Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ, falls on a Sunday. We will hear the story of the magi who followed a star to Bethlehem to find Jesus, the child who was born to be king of the Jews. The gifts presented to the child by the magi: gold (for royalty), frankincense (burned during worship and prayer), and myrrh (for anointing bodies before burial) make clear the magi, strangers from the east, recognized the significance of Jesus’ birth. On Epiphany, we mark the importance not of the birth of a baby, but the gift of the word of God made flesh, the Messiah, who has come to redeem all of us. This Jesus is an adult Christ, a Lord, a king and ruler who will return in the end times. This concept is hard enough for adults to understand, but what about our children? One theme that is easier to focus on - the image of light - runs throughout the seasons of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. Educator Joseph Russell explains, “Advent begins in darkness and moves toward the light with the lighting of the Advent candles. Christmas proclaims the presence of the light. Epiphany calls us to spread the light.” During Epiphany, also called the Feast of Lights, we are celebrating the coming of Christ who was sent to bring God’s light into a dark world. Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will appear over you. Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. ~ Part of the Old Testament reading for Epiphany in Isaiah 60

Young children are very responsive to the symbol of light. Since lights and candles surround us during the previous season and the season of Epiphany, take opportunities to point out the light of a candle, a sunset or sunrise, and talk about the beauty of Jesus the Light. Families could leave the Advent wreath prominently displayed with a Christ candle lit in the center. And on the Sunday of the Feast of Epiphany, join in a celebration in the Parish Hall at 10:00 a.m., where we will have plenty of lights, decorations and maybe even some frankincense and myrrh, along with a cake to remind us that we are celebrating the King of glory. On the Sundays after Epiphany, we hear stories that confirm that Jesus was God’s son, including the story of Jesus’ baptism and stories about his ministry. We consider our call to ministry to live out our baptism in the Church and in our personal lives. At home, families can continue celebrating with a time set aside to give thanks to those who gave them presents, either by writing thank you notes or through a blessing. And although the usual season of gift-giving is over, children could pick out a toy to give to a charitable organization. Families could invite someone to dinner or begin a new tradition of visiting someone who

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January 2013 is shut-in or in a special-care facility. Post-Christmas times can be very lonely for some. Together, families could spread the Light. January will be a full month here at St. Mark’s!  We will have an Epiphany party on January 6 at 10:00 a.m. in place of Christian Formation classes.  Classes will be held on January 13, and 27. We will take a break on January 20 so teachers can attend

the Annual Parish Meeting. Please bring children to the Common Room on January 20 at 10:00 a.m.  On January 27, our confirmands will be confirmed at the 11:00 a.m. service.

Godly Play classes for Pre-Kindergartners and Kindergartners and the Godly Play Two class for 1st and 2nd graders will learn about baptism and then begin a section on parables. The following stories are scheduled for January 13 and 20: Holy Baptism and Parable of the Good Shepherd. The 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Class will hear the story of the Magi (Matthew 2) on January 13 and the story of Jesus’ presentation at the Temple (Luke 2:41-50) on January 27. The Middle School Youth Class and the High School Youth Class will meet with Travis Smith, Kathy Genet, Harry Lipp, Jay Brown, and Danielle Adkins in the Bennett Wing Classroom. They will also hear the story of the Magi (Matthew 2) and then Mary’s call (Luke 1:26-38). As we begin this new calendar year, I would like to thank the teachers, Chapel leaders, youth, parents and other adults who lead programs for our youth. Your work is truly appreciated! I look forward to another wonderful year working and celebrating together. ~ Cathy Nelson

Thank You! Once again, thank you all for your amazing generosity - both to the community and to the clergy and staff. We collected over $500 for House the Homeless and their annual long underwear drive (I am confident that it will not be the current 80 degrees for the remainder of the winter season). We gave a car full of gifts to Safe Place and another car full to Austin Children's Shelter. And once again the clergy and staff were recipients of your generosity. All we can say is thank you and we love you.

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Parishioner Highlights It has been my pleasure to know Rex & Brenda White for some time. I have seen how dedicated they are to whatever they undertake to accomplish, be it related to occupation or the many things that they are involved with at St. Mark’s. Brenda’s skill at overseeing 8 grandchildren—with such finesse—makes her the perfect head of our Martha’s group, and Rex is always ready to share his wine connoisseur knowledge when inquiries are made. I know you will enjoy reading about this wonderfully busy and talented couple. Beth Chenoweth, Senior Warden

Brenda and Rex White We are truly honored to be asked to profile “our lives” as members of St. Mark’s. We have been active in this parish since approximately 1981--31 years! We nd recently celebrated our 32 wedding anniversary, so you might say we have been nourished by this parish.

Rex. The demographics of my life are simple. I was born in Houston in 1932; moved with my parents prior to WWII to about seven states; settled in military school in San Antonio during WWII; and finally landed in Garland, Texas, for four great years in a small-town high school—always a life-long Episcopalian.

Brenda. I was born in Texas City, Texas. My family moved back and forth between there and the Belton/Holland (Texas) areas until graduation from Holland High School. I soon made my permanent move to Austin in 1965. I was raised in the Baptist faith. After attending an Episcopal memorial service in 1979, I knew I had found a permanent church home. I was confirmed at St. David’s. I lived in this neighborhood, and eventually made my way to St. Mark’s. I began my working career in Austin as a secretary at the Attorney General’s office. After several years, I worked in a legal office; eventually moving to the Railroad Commission to work as secretary to the legal advisor and finally as the administrative assistant to Railroad Commissioner Mack Wallace. After a few years of retirement, I served as secretary at St. Mark’s for approximately nine years, working with Fr. Scotty Innes and Fr. Tom Gray. I now consider myself a “professional” grandmother.

The University of Texas is my home university, awarding me three degrees: B.S. in Geology; M.A. in Geology; and an L.L.B. (J.D.) in 1957 in law. In between high school and the LLB, I did stints as a deep sea diver, a geologist for two years on an Indian reservation in New Mexico, a geophysicist, and independent geology consultant, and a man without income during the Christmas of 1964. I continue my solo private practice in oil and gas law.

My past activities at St. Mark’s include clown ministry, Back Door Players, choir, altar guild, being one of the first women ushers, president of the Women’s Group, th chairing committees such as bazaars and the 40 anniversary of St. Mark’s, working on many projects, co-founder of the San Pasquel’s Coffee House, and serving as junior and senior wardens. My present activities consist of being a member of the Daughters of the King, an LEM, chairing the Parish Life Committee (a.k.a. the Marthas), and being a team member of the Shower to Shower program. I love to read human-interest novels, dance, attend plays, travel, craft, and “antique.”

Notwithstanding all these adventures, I ultimately met Brenda. We married and committed ourselves to each other and to St. Mark’s parish. I have served on the vestry, and do so now; served as a lector and LEM for at least 20 years, cooked chickens, performed (questionably) in numerous parish plays, been a member of the choir, served as chancellor, helped build the Day School playground and our present kitchen, helped paint the outside of the entire church at least twice, and on occasion tended to the church bell. I enjoy a glass of good wine (with our without friends), a historical book, music, plays, and looking for fossils with our grandchildren. We are blessed with two wonderful boys and daughters-in-law who have graced our lives with eight extraordinary (of course) grandchildren. Rex III, Terri, Rankin, Annabelle, Ella Grace, and Samuel live here in Austin and Eric, Mary, Allison, Katie, Julia, and Hannah live in Houston. We have lived at the same address in Barton Hills for 31 ½ years. St. Mark’s is a significant and material part of our life, our friends, and general well-being. We love this church and look forward to creating more memories.

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January Birthdays Ann Rowe


Helen Randle


Tom Davis


Tricia Dew


Kevin Childs


Emma Genet


Stephanie Grayson


Wesley Cooper


Cheryl Smithers


Walker Harris


Amy Randle


Georgia Farley


Bob Peterek


Kay Slepr


Henry Olivas


Shawna Gallardo


Belinda Romero


Sarah Tso


Susan Willis


Xander Stockstill


Barron Johnson


Mark Breen


Dave Thiessen


Sidney Hilburn


Kathryn Camp


James Nogarede


Stephanie Young


Seth Randle


Julia Grayson


Lloyd Schwartz


Amy Bierbower


Carey Stangl


Alexandra Aboussie


Camila Minne


Carolyn Foote


Decker Ayers


Anika Minne


Carson Johnson


Lucas Breen


Preston Santos


Suzanne Lightsey


Connor Frederick


Ethan Fuhrman


Kristen Sharpe


Scott Lubeck


Matt Joyce


Scott Comer


Brenda White


Jessica Nelson


Glenn Dody


Rich Oppel


Colin Clark


Bill Kibler


Emily Peterek


John Works


Robert Chambers


Heidi Roure


Robin Bridgewater


Elizabeth Rogers


January Anniversaries Jennifer Pollard & Juan Ruiz


Sherrie & Will Johnson


Emily & Clint Rogers


Lindy & Lee Siegismund


Shawna & Raymond Gallardo III


Sookie & Gregory Knapp


Dodie & Dick Wells


Anjuli & David Martinez


Jennifer Pollard & Juan Ruiz


Sherrie & Will Johnson


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January ROTA



January 6

9:00 a.m. SERVICE

January 27

February 3


Jill Collins

Jon Dullnig

Jonea Raney


Jonea Raney

Nancy Middlebrook

Jill Collins

Jonea Raney

Pattie Rose


Danielle Adkins Stephen White

Ed Shipsey Al McKinney

Beth Chenoweth Mary Smith

Judith & Jon Dullnig

Jonea Raney Jill Collins


Mike Fuhrman (1) Becky Janes (2)

Cindy Bogard (1) Glenn Lightsey (2)

Kevin Childs (1) Meredith Childs (2)


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

Vivian Orndorff Lynn Edgerton Connor Lightsey Suzanne Lightsey Claudia Janes Julia Comer Kim B.

Mary Cromack Mike Thomasson Bennett Whalen Ariston Awitan IV Matthew Awitan Clara Bogard Kim B.

Jonathan Hansen Gary Taylor Connor Fuhrman Davis Fuhrman Ethan Fuhrman Clay Buckner Kim B.

Mike Brode Phil Aboussie Ross Ramsey

Ken Whalen Ariston Awitan III Dan Bogard

John Edgerton Casey Edgerton Kevin Cromack

Mark Breen Dee Ann Thomasson Dodie and Dick Wells Glen Baumgart

Meredith Childs Kevin Cromack

Cindy & Dan Bogard

Kim Buckner Michael Meigs

Barbette & John Cooper

Karen Milton (1) Michael Meigs (2) Dru Cabler Vivien Orndorff

Liz Davis (1) Andrew Poynot (2) Jim Casparis Jay Brown

Mary Ann Huston (1) Bill Willis (2)

Carey Stangl Matt Forrest Ben Forrest Sam Forrest Jay, Mary Ann

Wes Johns Winston Baxter- Harwell

Julia Comer Jay, Mary Ann Carolyn Wier James Wier Bo Overstreet Rick Tennant John De Marines

Michael Brode Bonnie Brode Joseph Genet Claire Cabler Jay, Mary Ann Jim Casparis Charles Brewer Bob Peterek Manuel de la Rosa Jim Nolan

Henry Olivas Lark Anthony Yvonne Chavez

Frank Severn Jean Severn Jay Doran Jodie Doran

Carolyn Wier James Wier Bo Overstreet Rick Tennant John De Marines


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 Helen Anderson Barbara Dody

Meredith Childs-TC Judy Elkins Doris Edgar Pat Bullock Liz Davis Millie Casparis

Jonea Raney-TC Jill Collins Carolyn Wier Karen Milton Lynn Edgerton

Kim Buckner Gary Taylor Carson Buckner Ariston Awitan IV ACOLYTES Clay Buckner Matthew Awitan Kim B. Mark Breen Dee Ann Thomasson USHERS Dodie and Dick Wells Glen Baumgart Barbette & John GREETERS Cooper LECTORS LEM

11:00 a.m. SERVICE

January 20

Youth Sunday Bishop’s Visit Nancy Middlebrook





January 13

Kimberly Horne (1) Phil Aboussie (2) Jim Casparis Liz Davis Sara Thiessen Luke Thiessen Emmaline BaxterHarwell

Youth Sunday

Diana Stangl-TC Dee Ann Thomasson-TC Karen Milton Dodie Wells Lynn Edgerton Tina Stonebarger Bev Hicks Henry Olivas Susan Baxter-Harwell Cynthia Archer

Rex White

Emmaline Baxter- Harwell

Evan Overstreet Jay Brown (Bishop’s. Chaplain)

Jay, Mary Ann

Amelia Sondgeroth

Bill Kibler Carol Oppel Abbe Kelly Will Kelly Abigail Goff Claudia Janes

Andrea Michael (1) Jim Crowson (2) Jeremiah Griffin Liz Davis Patrick Camp Evan Overstreet Claire Dempsey Ryan Dempsey Jay, Mary Ann


Frank Severn

Diane Brewer

Jim Casparis

John De Marines

Bo Overstreet

WED. 6 p.m.

January 9

January 16

January 23

January 30

February 6



Rex White

Dodie Wells

Pattie Rose

Jill Collins

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Vestry Beth Chenoweth, Sr. Warden Andrew Poynot, Jr. Warden

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

Deadline for the February 2013 St. Mark’s News is Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Please submit your article by email as an attachment to:

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 2128 Barton Hills Drive Austin, TX 78704 512.444.1449



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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