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May 2012

St. Mark’s News Volume 15/Issue 5

From the Assistant Rector Have you read that dinosaurs have been discovered that are covered in feathers, rather like the down of baby chicks? Imagine the yellow down that we associate with vulnerable little baby chicks, covering enormous carnivores the size of a bus. Power cloaked in vulnerability. This surprising news makes me look at boat-tailed grackles in a different way. I can more easily see the predatory dinosaur in each, as they stalk past, especially because of the disturbing sounds that come out of male grackles’ mouths. We are now in the final weeks of Easter, and Pentecost lies before us this month. Jesus is appearing among the disciples, still wounded, but no longer dead, risen yet not ascended. The way it was expected to happen is not how it turned out at all. We’ve entered the realm of faith, where we walk with Jesus, newly aware of the ravages of death, but its power over us, through Jesus, is broken. Big changes are afoot. Jesus will return to the Father, and the demoralized followers of Jesus will receive the life giving, fiery spirit of God, which will enable them to speak to each other and go out into the world, empowered. The sounds that come out of their mouths, normally incomprehensible, languages they do not know, they will understand.

In This Issue From the Assistant Rector ............... 1 Vestry Highlights ............................. 2 Outreach.......................................... 3 Parish Life ....................................... 3 Music Notes..................................... 6 Christian Formation ......................... 7 Caffeine Ministry ............................. 9 Celebrations .................................... 9 ROTA .............................................. 11 The Calendar can be found on our web site: http://stmarksaustin.org/communications/ calendar/

The fear and helplessness of the disciples in the upper room is being transformed, and the beginnings of the early church are stirring, as Jesus teaches to them a few more times, and is with them a little while longer. Those same disciples will travel to many places and peoples, and be martyred for their faith as they spread the gospel. Alleluia! The Lord is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia! +Susie

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Vestry Highlights The St. Mark’s Vestry met on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. In her report, the Rector:        

Commented on the Meditation Trail Clean-up on 3/24 and noted that there were approximately 20 involved in that effort. Mentioned the Daughters of the King Quiet Day on 3/31. Spoke about Holy Week – particularly the Seder on Monday night and the Maundy Thursday service. Said that on Easter we had 576 people (in comparison to 534 in 2011). Reported that our new Curate, Travis Smith, will begin his ministry with us on July 1. Travis graduates from ETSS on May 8, will be ordained Deacon in mid-June, begins his ministry on July 1, and he and his wife Suzann expect the arrival of their second son on July 9. Took the vestry members on a “field trip” to see the lovely Celtic cross that James Wier and Rick Tennant made for the street side of the columbarium wall. Mentioned a few facilities issues: roof repairs, broken ice maker, and light repair in the nave. Reported that Mason Shea will begin his Eagle Scout project the weekend of April 21

In their reports, the Wardens encouraged vestry participation in several upcoming events: the 1 House at a Time work day on April 28, the golf tournament on May 12, and the chicken BBQ on May 19. There were a number of committee reports:   

We continue to be above budgeted income, though we spent approximately $6,000 more than we took in during the month of March. Mr. Poynot reported on a number of future outreach efforts: 1 House at a Time, Capital Area Food Bank, Caritas food drive, summer fan drive, etc. The Building Committee met on March 26 and had as its guests Laura Toups from the Urban Design Group, and Robert Jackson and Reed Critendon from Jackson McElhaney Architects. The most important thing to report is that we cannot expand our footprint in a future building expansion.

Summer Church Schedule! Beginning on Sunday, June 3, Sunday services will be at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. From the Day School . . . Wouldn't it be great to combine your love and support of St. Mark's Day School with your need to consume delicious chicken wings while watching your favorite sports on giant TVs? Well, now you can! Pluckers on South Lamar will donate a portion of the profits to St. Mark's Day School on Monday, May 7th; Monday, June 4th; and Monday, July 2 nd. You simply have to dine in at Pluckers on South Lamar on any of those days and mention St. Mark's Day School to your server . . . it's that easy! Thanks for your support!

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Outreach Caritas is an organization that has been serving the poor of Austin since the 1960s by providing assistance with housing, food, employment, and education. Because Caritas relies heavily on donations to support its food kitchen and other food programs, St. Mark’s has committed to collecting donations of food and hygiene items during the month of May. Please help by picking up a blue St. Mark’s bag after church on May 6th and returning it with grocery and hygiene items provided on the list inside by May 20th.

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

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

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

PARISH PICNIC Saturday, May 19, 2012, 5:00 p.m. Britt Sitzes and the Pit Crew will be preparing scrumptious smoked chicken halves and sausage links to purchase for your dinner plate and extras to take home for the freezer. Sign-up deadline for getting the chicken and sausage link dinner is Sunday, May 13! We need all hands on deck! Without all these helpers, the picnic wouldn’t be possible. Please bring a potluck side dish to serve 8-10 people and BYOB if desired. Lemonade and iced tea will be available. Sign-up sheets for volunteers are in the Parish Hall. The Women of St. Mark’s will host a dessert silent auction. All women are encouraged to donate a baked good for the auction. Proceeds from the dessert auction help pay the women’s assessment due to the Diocese of Texas each year. A volleyball net will be set up for any of you wishing to play, and there will be banjo music for our entertainment! Come one; come all for fun and fellowship together.

Sunday May 20 - Graduation Sunday and Mark reed’s Organ recital On Sunday, May 20 we will honor our graduates at 9:00 a.m., then later that day Mark Reed, our organist extraordinaire, will treat us to a recital at 4:00 p.m. A reception will follow the recital.

A Thought for the Day . . . from the Environmental Stewardship Committee He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains. They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. The birds of the air nest by the waters; they sing among the branches. He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the earth is satisfied by the fruit of his work. -Psalm 104:10-14 Conserve God’s Gift to Us. Turn off the water when you aren't using it (ie, while brushing your teeth or when washing dishes); only run your clothes and dish washers when they are full; and install low-flow toilets, shower heads, and faucet aerators (City of Austin provides faucets and aerators for free to their customers. To find out more see: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/free-showerheads-faucet-aerators.)

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Youth Group – May Activities Sunday, May 13: Peter Pan Mini Golf. Meet at the church right after the 11:00 service, we will carpool. Parents will pick their children up at the church at 3:30. Sunday, May 20: BBQ picnic and swim at Barton Creek Pool. Meet at the church right after the 11:00 service, we will carpool. Parents will pick their children up at the church at 3:30.

First Friday Book Group 11:00 a.m. Bennett Wing Classroom May 4 The Tiger’s Wife Tea Obreht June 1 Tinkers

Paul Harding

Women Of St. Mark's To all the moms at St. Mark's Episcopal Church...Hip, Hip Hooray! Wishing you all the Best on Mother's Day and Always! The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a wonderful way to acknowledge our everyday blessings. Please remember to collect money and/or prayers for the “blue box.” Your profound generosity is a daily reminder of how we can all change the lives of others with our “change.” UTO “little blue boxes” need to be returned to the church on May 20 for ingathering. Spring has sprung and now it's BBQ time! The St. Mark's Annual Chicken BBQ Picnic is Saturday, May 19th. Sign-up sheets are posted in the Parish Hall and lots of help is needed. Ladies, Please note there will be NO Bunco on Memorial Day, May 28th. Our next Potluck & Bunco is scheduled for June 25th.

Pursuing Your Passion Presented by Christy Martin of St. James’ Episcopal Church May 12, 9:30 a.m. St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church 8134 Mesa Dr Austin, TX 78759

This presentation is offered to all Episcopal women in the Austin area. Come and be inspired by Christie’s insights and message. Please bring your daughters (ages 12 and over) or bring a friend! Christy Martin, a native Texan and 20 year Austin resident, is a life coach, childcare professional, and is currently exploring the discernment process for ministry in the Episcopal church. Christy Martin, a native Texan and 20 year Austin resident, is a life coach, childcare professional and is currently exploring the discernment process for ministry in the Episcopal church. Christy draws from years of personal experience and self-study to other expertise in transformation. She provides uplifting experiences that inspire and empower others to shift limiting beliefs and joyfully live into their full potential. She believes that everyone has something to give or teach to one another and enjoys the inspiring classroom that is her community. Christy conducts individual sessions, workshops, training programs, and group facilitation on various topics in spiritual growth, the potential in all of us and how to do it all with grace and love.A light breakfast fare will be available. Sponsored by Diocese of Texas ECW.

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May 2012 EfM…More Than Just a Bible Study! Find out more on May 20. So you’re interested in Education for Ministry, but are still uncertain if you should enroll? Join us for an EfM informational meeting on May 20 at 12:30 p.m. in the Bennett Wing classroom. All are invited to attend to learn more about EfM. Yes, it’s true that you will study the Bible if you enroll as an EfM member, but that will only be a small part of what you will explore as an EfM student. The main focus of EfM is guiding students to think theologically about their lives and life events. What exactly does that mean? Come to the meeting and find out! We need six students to start a class next fall. The meetings are three hours long and will be held on Tuesday evenings at the church. The meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. with a simple dinner and then move into the theological discussions. There is an enrollment fee of $350 per year for the classes and the classes will follow the school year calendar from September through May. If you feel called to enroll in EfM, but have financial barriers, please contact Lisa Martin to explore possible funding options. Come and find out more about this new ministry and St. Mark’s!

From the garden.... The glory of Christ's resurrection is magnified by the ritual of renewal each year in our spring gardens. One only need look at the colors waving at us on the roadways and in neighborhood gardens to be reminded of this power of renewal. At St. Mark's, Roberta Pazdral and Becky Nolan have planted blooms that are certain signs of spring in their larkspurs and bluebonnets mixed among the cacti at the beautifully redone sign. The knockout roses along the sanctuary wall and inside the columbarium are growing well and blooming in spite of some shade from the buildings and surrounding trees. Our columbarium wall, open to the street, has long needed a reminder that this special place is rooted in our faith. Natalie Peery, recent widow of longtime member Bob Peery, offered the gift of a lovely cross for that wall. Elizabeth+ had the perfect solution in asking James Wier, whose skills at metalworking were already evident in McKinney island, to create just the right Celtic cross for the wall. On the Tuesday after Easter, I drove to church and there it was! The cross is simple and refined, mounted directly opposite the interior cross, and it is clearly visible from the street and lovely. Rick Tennant and James mounted the cross on Easter Monday. It is the perfect finish for this garden of peace and quiet. The beautiful areas that Dee Ann Thomasson has created near the formal entrance to the church are full of color, and McKinney island just keeps getting more and more beautiful. At Elizabeth's suggestion, larger gravel was added to the walks to stop erosion on the paths by Eagle Scout candidate Will Smith. The bounty of blooms keeps increasing in the island. Gardeners with ideas are still needed! Let's grow together. Dona nobis pacem, Diane Brewer, coordinator

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

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Music Notes The month of May will be an especially festive time here at St. Mark’s, as we celebrate Eastertide with beautiful choral and organ music. On Sunday, May 13th, the Adult Choir will sing a striking new anthem by Alfred Fedak (b. 1953) entitled God Still Sings. This anthem is a setting of a poem by United Methodist minister David Robb (b. 1932), which calls the church to live out its mission of peace and justice as an “Easter people.” Fedak has composed a new tune in the style of an ancient carol. The Choristers and Adult Choir will combine on Sunday, May 20th to sing Come to the Music by Austin resident Joseph Martin. Born in North Carolina in 1959, Martin came to Austin as a graduate student in piano performance at UT. Now working in composition and music publishing, Martin and his family continue to make Austin their home. The combined choirs will be accompanied by piccolo, tambourine, finger cymbals, and piano for this exciting anthem. The Choristers will also sing a lovely new anthem by acclaimed American choral composer Hal Hopson (b. 1933). Look All Around Us, Then Join the Glad Song is an invitation for each of us to open our eyes to the many ways God is revealed to us in the beauty of springtime. On Sunday afternoon, May 20th, at 4:00, I will perform an organ recital at St. Mark’s. The program will include the following: Litanies by Jehan Alain (1911 – 1940) Fantasia and Fugue in G minor (“The Great”) by J. S. Bach (1685 – 1750) “Con moto maestoso” from Sonata No. 3 in A major by Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847) Fugue No. 1 on the name BACH by Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856) Prelude and Fugue on the name ALAIN by Maurice Duruflé (1902 – 1986) Finally, Sunday, May 27 is Pentecost. The Adult Choir will sing the sublime and transcendent anthem If Ye Love Me by British composer Philip Wilby (b. 1949) at the offertory. During communion, the choir will sing Gracious Spirit, Dwell With Me by distinguished American composer K. Lee Scott (b. 1950). This anthem incorporates an ancient Gregorian chant tune into a setting of rich harmonies for choir and organ. I hope that the celebratory music of choir and organ will lift your spirits and bring joy to your hearts during this season of Easter! -Mark

Coming in next month’s newsletter: Parishioner Profiles! Get ready to learn more about the members of our St. Mark’s family.

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Christian Formation Adult Formation Adult Formation for the 2011-2012 Program year will conclude on May 20. There will be some classes at 9:00 a.m. over the course of the summer, with more information to follow. May 6

Susie Comer+ will conclude her series on Intentional Christian Communities

May 13

In anticipation of the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church (July 5-12, 2012 in Indianapolis, IN), Cecilia Smith+ will share her experience of having been a delegate to General Convention

May 20

The conversation about General Convention will continue with the clergy discussing some of the resolutions to be decided

May 27

The Feast of Pentecost and the last Sunday of 3 services until the first Sunday of September

For Children and Youth

(by Cathy Nelson, Director of Religious Education)

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! The Church School program will continue through the season of Easter. On Sunday, May 20 we will have a celebration on the deck and playground during the education hour at 10:00 a.m. I hope you will be able to attend and celebrate a wonderful year of Christian Formation at St. Mark’s! In our final Godly Play and Godly Play Two classes for Pre-Kindergartners and Kindergartners and 1st and 2nd Graders, the children will hear the stories The Synagogue and the Upper Room and The Mystery of Pentecost. In the 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade class, the children will focus on the gospel readings from John, chapter 15. Using the Living the Good News curriculum, the children will hear Jesus’ discourse on the vine and the branches. Jesus explains that, like branches connected to a vine, we abide with him and experience great fruitfulness. Later, Jesus tells his disciples that they have been chosen to love one another; in this they will find perfect joy. The Middle School Class will continue to work on volunteer projects during class with Kathy Genet and Harry Lipp. And the High School Class will meet in the Bennett Wing with Danielle Adkins and Jay Brown for conversation over breakfast. St. Mark's Vacation Bible School registration deadline is May 1. Please register your child through our website, www.stmarksaustin.org. And don’t forget to tell us how you will be helping us during the program! You may turn in your check and a copy of your insurance information to the front office. This year, VBS is based on Easter People from PowerXpress. The story of Jesus’ resurrection is taken from the Gospel of John. During our week together, the children will learn the story of Easter and how the lives of Jesus’ friends were changed on the day of his resurrection; and how through God’s grace our lives are changed as we become Easter people.

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May 2012 During the week, the children will participate in a mission project to help comfort children during times of crisis. We will collect teddy bears for the Austin Police Department to give children who are in emergency situations. As usual, as our programs wind down for the summer, I want to recognize and thank the many volunteers who gave their time and energy to our children’s programs. Following is a list of the many people who helped with or led Chapel, Church School classes, Youth Confirmation Class, Youth Lectors and Acolytes. I would also like to thank Emily Mathis and Eric Panter for their work with our youth. And all the many parents who assisted in classes! A special thanks to our many Vacation Bible School volunteers whose names do not appear below since the roster has not been finalized at this time. Those who work with St. Mark’s children provide our children and youth with opportunities to experience the love and grace of God. Danielle Akins Cindy Bogard Michael Brode Anna Bryan-Borja Jay Brown Robert Chambers The Rev. Susie Comer Kevin Cromack

Mary Cromack Amy Farley David Genet Kathy Genet Jeremiah Griffin Mary Ann Houston Nancy Kibler Kim Kiplin

Harry Lipp Henry Olivas Carol Oppel Mai Rogers Margaret Schlankey Diana Stangl Aimee Tennant

Mark your calendars and plan to attend our annual Heifer Living Gift Market on Sunday, June 3, at 11:00 a.m. Watch for sign-up sheets later this month to find out how you can help ‘pass on the gift’ to others during our celebration on the lawn. This year our annual Volunteer Appreciation Party will be held on Sunday, June 24. Volunteers in the children’s programs will join other church volunteers for a party at the church. You will receive an Evite with details. Thank you again!

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

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

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MAY CAFFEINE MINISTRY VESTRY CONTACT: SUSAN BONNEN May 6

May 13

Early

JP Kloninger & Laura Merrit

Late

Ryan Marquess & Shelly Botkin

Early

Karen Milton & Michael Meigs

Late

Laurie & Jonathon Mayor

May 20

May 27

Early

Al McKinney & Nancy Middlebrook

Late

Becky & Jim Nolan

Early

Dolores & Jack Minor

Late

Elizabeth & Martin Mufich

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.

May Anniversaries Kathy & David Genet

05/06

Robin Bridgewater & Lee Wagner

05/07

Alexia Rodriguez & Scott Hoopman

05/10

Maria & Michael Fuhrman

05/11

Gene & Jean Main

05/11

Beth & Mike Brode

05/12

Bradley & Barron Johnson

05/13

Terry Secrest & Chip Stegman

05/20

Elizabeth & Martin Mufich

05/22

Mary Carole & Britt Sitzes

05/24

Mary Alis & Brian Kelly

05/25

Elizabeth & Philip Turner

05/25

Heather & Mehron Azarmehr

05/26

Emily & Mark Mazac

05/27

Tara & Robert Pitt

05/27

Susan Baxter-Harwell & Phillip Harwell

05/28

Meridith & Ed Schmittou

05/28

Jennifer & Glen Baumgart

05/29

Bev & Steve Hicks

05/30

Sarah Stasney-Chun & David Chun

05/31

Megan & Matthew Frederick

05/31

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May Birthdays Herschel Carrico

05/02

Stephen Niemeyer

05/16

Scott Forrest

05/02

Meredith Shaw

05/16

Rich Eilers

05/03

Erica Sondgeroth

05/16

John Minne

05/03

Mark Reed

05/17

Kathy Genet

05/05

Tom Wood

05/17

Eleanor Goff

05/05

Elena Corbae

05/18

Kevin Hall

05/05

Vincent Geraci

05/18

Lisa Leach

05/05

Bev Hicks

05/18

Matthew Miller

05/06

Shirley Terry

05/18

Andrew Wood

05/07

Beatrice Reshetnikov

05/19

Scottie Aplin

05/08

Grace Borja

05/20

Cade Lowder

05/08

Alexis Chun

05/20

George DeMarines

05/09

Hank Comer

05/20

Sookie Knapp

05/09

Michael Meigs

05/20

Anthony Knapp

05/09

Gary Todd

05/20

Mike Davis

05/10

Mary Tonsager

05/20

Joanne Foote

05/10

Katie Albers

05/23

Harry Lipp

05/11

Matthew Frederick

05/23

Pattie Rose

05/11

Mary Ann Huston

05/23

Matthew Awitan

05/12

Albert Chambers

05/24

Savannah Dew

05/12

Jessie Cromack

05/24

Sean Nunes

05/12

Maddison Whitt

05/24

Joseph Schmittou

05/13

Dan Smith

05/25

Jean Severn

05/13

Will Smith

05/25

Jewellyn Forrest

05/14

Becky Nolan

05/26

Natalie Langham

05/14

Thomas Delamater

05/27

Carl Niemeyer

05/14

Glenn Peers

05/27

Samuel Niemeyer

05/14

Kristin White

05/27

John Glover

05/15

Jay Brown

05/29

Will Johnson

05/16

Alex Pugh

05/29

Susan Keeler

05/16

Chuck Ragland

05/31

Greg Silver

05/31

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May 2012 May ROTA

SERVICE (10 a.m. beginning on June 3)

June 3

May 6

May 13 Youth Sunday

May 20

May 27

Youth Sunday Graduation Sunday

Feast of Pentecost

LECTOR

Jon Dullnig

Amelia Sondgeroth

Jonea Raney

Jon Dullnig

Pattie Rose

Jill Collins

Pattie Rose

Jill Collins

Pattie Rose

Jonea Raney

Judith & Jon Dullnig

Jonea Raney Jill Collins

Danielle Adkins Stephen White 10:00 a.m.

Kevin Childs (1) Meredith Childs (2)

Dodie Wells (1) Mike Thomasson (2)

MINISTRY

LEM

Stephen White

ACOLYTE

Stephen White

Pattie Rose

USHERS

Ed Shipsey Al McKinney

Beth Chenoweth Mary Smith

LECTORS

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

Youth

LEM

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

ACOLYTES

USHERS

Mary Cromack* Michael Brode Abbe Kelly Bonnie Brode Will Kelly Carol, Mary Mike Brode Phil Aboussie Ross Ramsey Samuel Smith Meredith Childs Kevin Cromack

Choristers @ 11

Casey Edgerton Alex Aboussie Ariel Smith Carol Oppel Bill Kibler Carson Buckner Bennett Whalen Clay Buckner Ariston Awitan IV Carol, Mary

Mike Thomasson Lynn Edgerton Connor Lightsey Suzanne Lightsey Abigail Goff Clara Bogard Mary

Ken Whalen Ariston Awitan III Dan Bogard

John Edgerton Casey Edgerton Kevin Cromack

Cindy & Dan Bogard

Kim Buckner Michael Meigs

Begin 2 Services at 8 & 10 8:00 a.m. Pattie Rose Jonea Raney

Robert Chambers Carson Fuhrman Davis Fuhrman Ethan Fuhrman Evan Overstreet Carol, Kim B., Mary Carolyn Wier James Wier Bo Overstreet John De Marines

GREETERS

Jodi & Jay Doran

LECTORS

Liz Davis (1) Dave Elkins (2)

Karen Milton (1) Michael Meigs (2)

Kimberly Horne (1) Mary Ann Huston (2)

Andrea Michael (1) Phil Aboussie (2)

LEM

Jim Casparis Robert Pace

Dru Cabler*

Brenda White Rex White

Jay Brown Liz Davis

ACOLYTES

Allison Camp Patrick Camp Joseph Genet Luke Thiessen Jay, Mary Ann, Kim

Wenlan Lawrence Sophie Lawrence Asher Eaton Julia Comer Jay, Mary Ann, Kim

Wes Johns Sara Thiessen Claudia Janes Luke Thiessen Jay, Mary Ann

USHERS

Carolyn Wier James Wier Bo Overstreet John De Marines

Henry Olivas Lark Anthony Yvonne Chavez

Frank Severn Jean Severn Jay Doran Jodi Doran

GREETERS

Jean & Frank Severn

Judy & Dave Elkins

Lark Anthony

Sat.

Jonea Raney-TC Carolyn Wier Barbara Dody Judy Elkins

Dee Ann ThomassonTC Karen Milton Bev Hicks Bee Dolan Doris Edgar

Diana Stangl-TC Dodie Wells Tina Stonebarger Helen Anderson Henry Olivas

Meredith Childs-TC Lynn Edgerton Liz Davis Millie Casparis Mary Irvine

Jonea Raney-TC Carolyn Wier Doris Edgar Tina Stonebarger Bee Dolan

Depositor

Jim Nolan

Dru Cabler

Al McKinney

Frank Severn

Diane Brewer

WED. 6 p.m.

May 9

May 16

May 23

May 30

June 6

Lector

Meredith Childs

Jay Brown

Pattie Rose

Rex White

Jonea Raney

ALTAR GUILD

11:00 a.m. SERVICE

9:00 a.m. SERVICE

7:30 a.m.

TIME

9:00

Alex Aboussie Winston Baxter- Harwell Emmaline Baxter- Harwell Claire Cabler Jay, Mary Ann, Kim Jim Casparis Charles Brewer Bob Peterek Manuel de la Rosa Jim Nolan Shelly Botkin Ryan Marquess

Jodi & Jay Doran

On June 3, we begin the Summer Schedule of 2 services (8 & 10 a.m.)

The 10 a.m. service schedule is in the 9 a.m. slot above

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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 June 2012 St. Mark’s News is Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Please submit your article by email as an attachment to: 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: 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 Assistant Rector The Rev. Susie Comer Director of Religious Education Cathy Nelson Organist/Director of Music Mark Reed Seminarians Robert Pace Jeremiah Griffin Youth Ministers Emily Mathis Eric Panter Head of Day School Gina Newton Parish Administrator Joanne Foote Newsletter Editor Becky Janes

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

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