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November 2012

St. Mark’s News Volume 15/Issue 10

From the Curate “For all the saints, who from their labors rest . . . .” The Episcopal Church, like our Roman Catholic brothers and sisters, honor and remember those men and women who have been exemplary followers of Christ. During the course of the year, we remember them on their specific feast days, which are most often the day of their death. We remember their lives of piety, of faith, and service to God. In many instances they are those saints who are also martyrs – those who have given their lives out of the conviction of their faith in Christ. These are men and women whose names are familiar to us, some of whom have been honored as saints: St. Mark, St. Francis, St. Clare, Teresa of Avila, St. Bartholomew, and the Venerable Bede. There are other well-known men and In this Issue women of faith whose lives and ministries we observe in Holy From the Curate ..................................... 1 Women, Holy Men/Lesser Feasts and Fasts: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Vestry Highlights .................................... 2 Mother Teresa, Thomas Cranmer, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Parish Life .............................................. 3 These giants of our faith reflect a wide swath of faith’s potential Outreach ................................................ 5 to engage the world and to transform God’s people. Music Notes............................................ 7 Christian Formation ................................ 7 Yes, we remember them during the course of the year on their Parishioner Highlights ............................ 9 day of commemoration, but we also remember them on Caffeine Ministry..................................... 9 November 1, on All Saints’ Day. It is believed that the Birthdays & Anniversaries .................... 10 ROTA .................................................. 11 November 1 commemoration of all the saints began in Ireland, then spread to England and on to the continent of Europe. By the 9th century the festival was observed throughout the Holy Roman Empire. The desire to acknowledge the intercommunion of the living and the dead in the Body of Christ was expressed as early as the 3rd century by the observance of a festival of all martyrs. Beginning in the 10th century November 2 was set aside as a day for remembering All Faithful Departed, as an extension of All Saints – a day to remember those who might be unknown to the wider fellowship of the church; a day to remember family members and friends who are in the near presence of God.

On the feast of All Saints we remember the lives of the saints. Our Roman Catholic and Orthodox brothers and sisters ask for their prayers and intercessions on our behalf: [The Communion of the Saints] is the belief that all of God’s people, in heaven, earth, and in the state of purification, are connected in a communion. In other words, Catholic and Orthodox Christians believe that the saints of God are just as alive as you and I, and are constantly interceding on our behalf. http://www.churchyear.net/allsaints.html

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November 2012 Though the saints are on the other side of death, in the near presence of God, we share our common communion in and through Jesus Christ. Our prayers ascend in a cacophony of voices and choirs singing praise to God in the heavens. While standing in the midst of this great cloud of witnesses, we recognize our own place among the pantheon of the redeemed and set apart. The All Saints service is more than a commemoration; it is participation with those who have gone before us to that heavenly place. On the feast of All Saints we will pray and we will break bread and drink the cup of salvation. We will dine in God’s presence, and in the communion of all the saints: those known and unknown, those past and present. You are invited to our celebration of All Saints, on the Meditation Trail, at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 1. After we have feasted at the Lord’s Table we will experience another tradition of dining: soul cakes and local beer! Travis Smith, Curate

Vestry Highlights The Vestry of St. Mark’s met on Tuesday, October 16, at 7:00 p.m. It was also the evening of the second Presidential debate, so in the interest of time for those who were interested in getting home to watch the debate the agenda was abbreviated, with fewer committee/ministry reports.    

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Wesley Cooper presented his Eagle Scout project proposal to beautify the area on the Barton Hills Drive side of the property, adjacent to the lawn area outside the Columbarium. Wesley will clear the area of bushes and weeds and will plant about 50 Prostrate Rosemary bushes in the area. The rector noted that the first Mission and Ministry meal had gone well; that we had a successful endof-life planning workshop on October 6; that the Yard Sale netted close to $7,500 (Thank you Jill Collins and Al McKinney and the multitude of workers). The curate reported on the meeting of “The Well” and the first gathering of the Mom’s Café. The senior warden noted that the deck will be painted the week of October 15 by CertaPro. Flu shots are being given through the month of October. She also reported that the work of the nominating committee for 5 vestry positions will be done between now and the November meeting of the vestry. Anyone interested in serving on the vestry should contact Beth Chenoweth. The Junior Warden reported that a choir member had asked the vestry to discuss the possibility of installing a wheelchair lift from the ground level to the outside door up in the loft. The rector noted that this was a discussion we had with the architect a few years ago and that in order for that to happen there would need to be an outside courtyard built. With our current restrictions re. expanding our footprint in any way, this would not be viable since it would fall out of the prevue of a remodel. Mr. Overstreet gave the Finance Committee report: we are currently at 103.80% of budgeted income, YTD. Our October outreach project is collecting men’s coats for the Green Door Project. Daylight Savings Time ends on The Day School has been working on its system of pay Sunday, November 4, at 2 a.m. for teachers and assistants in the after school program.

Don’t Forget!

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Parish Life Celebrating the Feast of All Saints November 1 and 4 On the actual feast day, November 1, there will be a celebration on the Meditation Trail at 6:00 p.m. Following the celebration of the Eucharist and remembrances of the saints, there will be feasting on soul cakes and beer. On Sunday, November 4, we will remember those whom we have loved and lost in the past year at all 3 services. We will give thanks for the life and witness of All the Saints. And we will present our pledge/commitment cards as an offering and oblation to God. Each of us has been encouraged and challenged to tithe our income, as an act of both gratitude and obligation. A tithe is 10 percent of our income; it is returning to God 10 percent of what God has given us; it is an acknowledgement that what we have is a gift from God. A tithe keeps us mindful and helps us remember that a right ordering of our priorities puts God first in our lives. There will be no Adult Formation class on November 4—instead we will gather in the Parish Hall for fellowship.

First Friday Book Group The Book Group meets on the first Friday of each month at 11:00 a.m. in the Bennett Wing classroom. Everyone is welcome to join us. Nov. 2

Border Songs

Jim Lynch

Dec. 7

Unbroken

Laura Hillenbrand

Vote on Tuesday, November 6, if you have not already done so! A Prayer for our Country: Almighty God, who has given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech you that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of your favor and glad to do your will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought here out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in your Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to your law, we may show forth your praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in you to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen (BCP p. 820) A Prayer For an Election: Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers and privileges: Guide the people of the United States in the election of a President, of officials and representatives; that, by faithful administration and wise laws, the rights of all may be protected and our nation be enabled to fulfill your purposes; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen (BCP p. 822)

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St. Mark’s Day School Fiesta & Little Fiesta November 9, 6 - 9 p.m. Join us for a night of food & fun at the annual Fiesta & all-new Little Fiesta fundraiser! The event includes entertainment, delicious Mexican food from local restaurants, beverages (adult only & kid-safe), music, and a lively silent auction with items from local area businesses and individuals. Little Fiesta will be held for children ages 2 and up. There will be great Mexican-themed games and music, as well as dinner. Quiet time will start at 8 p.m. as parents wrap up their evening. Your kids won’t want to miss the festivities – space is limited! Tickets: $30 per adult/ $15 per child. Tickets include food & beverage and will be sold the week of the event during drop-off @ 8:30 a.m. Tickets will also be available in Gina’s office (444-9401). Silent Auction items include: Port Aransas family vacation, YETI cooler, Costa del Mar sunglasses, Bird’s Barbershop gift cards and more! Questions about the event? Contact Sloan Kurak @ sloan.kurak@gmail.com Have a donation for the silent auction? Contact Sarah Tower @ sarah.tower@gmail.com

Fiesta benefits the St. Mark’s Day School Scholarship Fund, which enables us to share our amazing school experience with students who might not otherwise be able to attend.

Thanksgiving Eve Service: Wednesday, November 21, at 7 p.m. On Thanksgiving Eve, our Wednesday night Eucharist will be held in the Church, rather than in Grace Chapel, at 7:00 p.m. We will sing hymns of thanksgiving, we will pray the Litany of Thanksgiving, and we will give thanks to God for the abundance of God’s gifts, mercy, and kindness.

The Day School is currently experiencing a shortage of substitute teachers. Subs specify which days of the week they are likely to be available. The hours are 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the pay is $32 a day. Prospective subs must have a background check and attend Safeguarding God’s Children training. Interested? Contact the school office at 444-9401 or stmarksdayschool@sbcglobal.net.

Come To The Well

Save the Date!

Attention 20 & 30 Somethings, single or married: The Well, (an informal gathering at which we talk about God and the Bible over a drink), will meet at Thrice at 6 p.m. on Nov. 28. For more information contact The Rev. Travis Smith: tsmith@stmarksaustin.org." (No childcare is provided since it is off-site.)

Sunday, December 2: Intergenerational Advent Wreath Making @ 10 a.m. Join us in the Parish Hall to make or freshen up your family Advent Wreath. Wreath bases, candles, greens and decorations will be available.

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November 2012 Women’s News CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2012 “HONORED WOMAN OF THE YEAR” Dee Ann Thomasson joins a great company of past Honored Woman honorees: Lark Anthony in 2009, Marty Clark in 2010, and Jean Severn in 2011. Dee Ann is a long-time, active member of St. Mark's who has served our parish in innumerable capacities: 

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She was among the Red Door Players (and is remembered for her slithery green “Lizard Lady” costume); she was involved in the Clown Ministry; and she was a member of the organizational committee for the Coffee House during Tom Gray's tenure as rector. She has served on the vestry; she has been an Altar Guild Directress; she has been the President of the ECW; and she has been the chairperson of the Fall Festival, the annual chicken BBQ, Maggie's cafe, and numerous dessert auctions. She has been the Parish Administrator. She currently serves on the Altar Guild, as an usher, on the Garden Guild, as a volunteer with the Shower Ministry, as a member of the St. Mark's Marthas/Parish Life Committee.

We are, no doubt, missing something, but this gives you an idea of Dee Ann's many contributions to the Mission and Ministry of St. Mark's. She is one of our most stalwart volunteers (and flower arranger extraordinaire!)

A STANDING OVATION TO THE WINNERS OF THE 2012 CAPITAL OF TEXAS QUILT FESTIVAL On September 14-16, St. Mark's Quilters who are also members of the Austin Area Quilt Guild participated in the Texas Quilt Festival. Sookie Knapp won Best Award for hand quilting (small size), 2nd place for special occasion quilt, and Honorable Mention for "Aloha." Susan Willis won 3rd place for Famished Flamingos Feasting on Feathery Flora. Maria Garza Lubeck won 3rd place for Falling in Love Fireworks & Flowers (a 2 person quilt). Maria also won Honorable Mention for "El Dia de los Muertos." Amalia de la Rosa and Andrea Michael also showed beautiful quilts at the Quilt Festival. Photographs of the incredible works of art (quilts) are on display in the Parish Hall. Stop by and see the amazing work. Congratulations and a round of applause to all the St. Mark's Quilters! Women’s Potluck and Bunco: The Women of St. Mark’s will meet on Monday, November 26, at 6:30 p.m. for our monthly potluck and rousing game of Bunco. We will not, however, meet in December.

Outreach The focus of our October outreach was Green Doors. Among the populations Green Doors serves are homeless veterans. Did you know:       

During the month of October, St. Mark’s collected 37 gently used men’s coats and jackets to donate to the homeless veterans served by Green Doors. Thank you St. Mark’s!!

The vast majority of homeless veterans are single and come from poor, disadvantaged communities. 45% suffer from mental illness. 70% suffer from substance abuse problems, and many from dual diagnoses. 47% served in Vietnam; more than 67% served more than 3 years; 33% were stationed in war zones. 26% of the homeless population is veterans. 96% of homeless veterans are men and 33% of the male homeless population is veterans. The veterans are homeless due to a complex set of factors that include shortage of affordable housing, limited access to affordable health care, low incomes, lack of family and social support networks, and the lingering effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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November 2012 Hands for Hope: El Buen Samaritano. This year, El Buen is asking for $10 towards the purchase of turkeys. Look for the table in the Parish hall to see how you can donate a $10 feather! In addition, there are two opportunities to volunteer on Nov. 15 & Nov. 17, with sorting/distributing dry goods at El Buen.  

Thursday, Nov. 15, volunteers are needed to help sort donations of dry goods and set up stations for food pickup. Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., volunteers are needed to distribute food to families.

Anyone ages 6 and up is welcome to help with these volunteer opportunities. See sign-up sheets in the Parish Hall for more details or contact Becky Poynot: badpoynot@yahoo.com, or Laurie Mayor: laurie.mayor@yahoo.com

Shower Ministry Needs: We are looking for some additional volunteers to help with the Shower Ministry at the Trinity Center. Each group of volunteers usually helps on one Tuesday morning per month. In addition, as you go through your fall clothes, think about the Trinity Center for any castoffs: jeans, sweatshirts, long-sleeved tops and low-heeled shoes. When shopping, if you find new ladies underwear, socks, caps or earmuffs, please consider purchasing some for the friends at the Trinity Center. For more information contact Suzann Dvorken: sdvorken@att.net

From the Garden . . . In mid-October, a stroll past McKinney Island simply took my breath away! The perfection of neatly groomed earth, trim stones, perfectly scaled plantings rife with color, and beautiful, navigable walkways simply knocked me over. Al McKinney has achieved something amazing in our parking lot. Further to the south, the parking slots created by Jonea Raney and friends, the Edgerton family’s grooming of the barbecue table area, and the new planters built by Eagle Scout Mason Shea, were likewise such an improvement. My favorite time of year is October, for when the weather cools, plants produce their last blush of the season, and the trees are not quite fully turned. Added to that, the human efforts are sublime! Speaking of human efforts, Joanne Foote has something afoot! As church admin, she takes the walkway to the office area each day, and has been inspired to adopt the shady area at the door. She has weeded and cleared and planted new shrubs and plants. What she has done is lovely and makes that entryway so much more attractive. Joanne and mother Pattie Rose have long been quiet workers in our garden, and we expect to see some new beauty there soon, added to what Dee Ann Thomasson has been able to achieve with her bench area, pots, and thriving triangle garden. Becky Nolan has once again worked her autumnal magic in the St. Mark's sign garden area: the thorny shrub is gone, the stone wall is draped with a garland and fall wreath, and the garden area is full of new seasonal plants. Thanks to Jim Nolan and Bo Overstreet for their help as well. Becky's gardening buddy, Roberta Pazdral, is now in New Zealand but Becky continues on!We also have Tom Delameter to thank for his careful tending of the vines and groundcover in the Columbarium Garden. Future Eagle Scout Wesley Cooper has an eye to groom and refine the sidewalk area that descends into the Horseshoe Bend neighborhood to the left of the chapel. We have gained so many benefits from the efforts of our Eagles-to-be. Thanks to all, once more! Have an idea? Adopt a spot! We always have room for beautification at St. Mark’s! “The earth laughs in flowers,” Diane Brewer, Coordinator

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Music Notes One Sunday Left to Purchase Choir Poinsettias and Wreaths This coming Sunday, November 4th, is the last opportunity to purchase poinsettias and evergreen wreaths from members of the choir. Be sure to stop by the table in the Parish Hall during coffee hour following the 9:00 and 11:00 services. Flowers and wreaths may also be ordered by contacting Mark Reed, the Director of Music (email: mreed1685@hotmail.com ; phone: 203-1780). The poinsettias come in 6" pots, with 4 – 6 blooms per pot. Each plant comes in a green decorative "hat cover," so they are ready to use right away, no repotting necessary! Red, white, or pink flowers are available. Each poinsettia is $12. The premium mixed green wreaths with cones are handmade to order in the Pacific Northwest. They will be a stunning addition to your home decorations. They are available in 20" or 24" diameter sizes. These elegant holiday wreaths cost $27 (20") or $35 (24"). Please pay by check or cash (exact change) when you place your order during coffee hour. The poinsettias and wreaths will be available for pick-up on Sunday morning, December 9th. The proceeds from the sale further the ministry of the Adults and Choristers. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Mark Your Calendars! Sunday, December 16 will be our annual Service of Advent Lessons and Carols at the 9:00 and 11:00 services. This year our Adult Choir and Choristers will sing anthems for choir and harp. Lisa Lamb, one of the brilliant harpists who played for the Wednesday evening Lenten services in the spring, will return to accompany us for this special morning of Advent music. It’s also a great time to join one of the choirs, as we’re learning new music for Advent and Christmas. Our choirs welcome new members of varying levels of experience. Contact Mark Reed for more information (email: mreed1685@hotmail.com ; phone: 203-1780).

Christian Formation For Children and Youth (by Cathy Nelson, Director of Religious Education) The Church School classes for children this fall have been full of youthful energy and inquisitiveness. Our story-based programs have brought to life many of the Old Testament stories about heroes and the people of God. Thanks to our many teachers, Godly Play story-tellers, Chapel leaders and Youth Acolyte and Lector leaders, we continue to help build our faith-filled community. And thanks to the many volunteers and leaders who help with the other family ministries and events, such as Families with Young Children, Moms’ Café, and Youth Group, the St. Mark’s community of families has had more opportunities to form relationships.

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November 2012 Thanks to another talented parishioner who has donated her skills and time this fall, we have more materials for the children to work with in the Godly Play classes. Amalia de la Rosa, who made many of the linens for the sanctuary and the chapel, has made some lovely linens for our beautiful Godly Play sized altar, lectern and pulpit. She put as much care into creating our linens as she did for the “big” church. Come by and admire her work and the work of Bill Kibler and Mary-Alis Kelly, who made the furniture for us. Sunday, November 4 is Mission and Ministry Sunday. Families are asked to turn in their pledge cards during the offering at all three services. Join us for a reception in the Parish Hall at 10:00 a.m. – there will be no Church School classes. Prior to November 4, please spend time talking about stewardship with your children and help them consider the importance of caring for each other, our church, and our world whether through financial support or the gifts of prayer, time and talents. We will also celebrate All Saints’ Sunday and baptisms during the services so I hope you and your families will be able to join us for these important events. Godly Play. Both the Godly Play class and the Godly Play Two class will hear more of the sacred stories of our faith the last three Sundays of the month. The following stories are scheduled for both classes in November: The Ark and the Temple and the Exile and Return. These stories are told using the desert box, allowing us to experience a piece of the desert in our classroom. On November 25, the younger children will prepare for Christmas with the story of Advent and the older children will hear a longer, more in depth story about Jesus’ birth and life that incorporates the frescos by Giotto found in the Scrovegni Chapel that are used in Madeleine L’Engle’s book The Glorious Impossible. Thank you parents for faithfully filling the role of the Door Person each Sunday! Third – Fifth Grade. In the 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Class, the Biblical drama continues with stories about the prophet Elisha, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and Daniel in the lions’ den. The children, led by David Genet and parent assistants have been dramatizing many of the stories in class using puppets and other materials and experiencing some of the action in games. Middle & High School. Confirmation class has ended and those students will rejoin the 6th - 8th graders in the Middle School Class. The class will join the High School Class in the Bennett Wing classroom for their study of the Old Testament with Travis Smith+. Note to Confirmands: Confirmands will come together one more time before Confirmation for a mission project: Saturday, November 17, the class, along with the Youth Group, will help with El Buen Samaritano’s Hands for Hope Thanksgiving event. The team will be assigned to help with the distribution of Thanksgiving baskets to clients of the mission. Confirmation is scheduled for Jan uary 27, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. And, although it is amazing to realize that Christmas is almost here, St. Mark’s children will be thinking about it soon. The Christmas Pageant, which is held on Christmas Eve at the 5:30 p.m. service, is traditionally performed and narrated by St. Mark’s children. This year, following the 11:00 a.m. service on November 25, we will hold a lottery to pick the speaking parts played by older children. Watch for more information in your email boxes.

For Adults Our series on The Flowering of Anglicanism will conclude on the last Sunday of November (November 25). There will be no class on All Saints/Mission and Ministry Sunday, November 4.

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Parishioner Highlights When asking Lark Anthony if she would do us the honor of being the next person to be featured in our Parishioner Highlights, she stated, “Why would anyone be interested in me?” I think as you read this you will see and agree that she is involved in a whirlwind of activities and that describing her as an active Sr. citizen doesn’t come close to doing her justice. And how many of you knew that her late husband was a priest and served at St. Mark’s? Enjoy getting to know her. Beth Chenoweth, Sr. Warden

Lark Anthony Family and St. Mark’s Involvement. My husband, Bill, I and our sons David and John, came to St. Mark’s in September of 1974. Bill had graduated from the Seminary of the Southwest in 1960, after which he served in several small missions in what is now called the Diocese of the Rio Grande. In 1967 we moved to Lampasas, Texas. There he became rector of St. Mary’s. When Bill had to take medical retirement in 1974, we moved back to Austin and became members of St. Mark’s. Bill was able to help Father Raish for part of 1975 before dying in 1976. At St. Mark’s I did the usual – taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, and served on the vestry. I was chair of the Bishop Kinsolving Memorial Fund and then parliamentarian for the diocesan ECW board. I also volunteered with the Women’s Storybook Project. I currently am an usher and greeter at St. Mark’s. When Father Bennett started the Office Guild, I became “Friday morning’s girl temp” – which I still am.

Occupation and Volunteer Interest. I worked at Austin Diagnostic Clinic until 1990. After retiring I volunteered with Literacy Austin and the VICTORY program of the Austin Public Library. I am active in my neighborhood association, and was election judge for my voting precinct. At present I volunteer with F.I.A./NECG (Faith In Action/Northeast Caregivers of Austin) of Austin. Hobbies, More Interests, and Memories. My hobbies/interests include being a blood/pheresis donor (51 gallons and was still going strong until 2 years ago), reading (especially mysteries), gardening, playing bridge, sewing and watching good (usually old!) movies. My sons both live in Austin. My years at St. Mark’s brought many happy times and never to be forgotten memories including the Amateur Nights. Who could forget Dee Ann Thomasson in her slithery green Lizard Lady costume, Scotty and Mary Ann Innes doing the tango to the hillbilly version of ‘Temptation,’ and the Red Door Players’ “mellerdrammers.” I reside in the Pecan Springs area and look forward to many more good years with St. Mark’s great people.

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Early – Mission & Ministry Sunday Noon Clean Up: Ann & LA Williams

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Early – Danielle Adkins Late – John Works & Kimberly Horne

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Early – Wade & Kim Buckner

Early – Kevin & Meredith Childs

Late – Sean & Kristen Williamson

Late – Ginny Acker & Deen Denny

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 November, Brian Kelly.

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November Celebrations

Birthdays Wes Johns

11/01

Karen Dulaney Smith

11/13

Jenny Smith

11/22

Greg Stangl

11/01

John Hicks

11/13

Elizabeth Wood

11/22

Glen Baumgart

11/03

Melissa Pollard

11/13

Neil Kepple

11/23

Allison Camp

11/04

Louis Spindler

11/13

Mike Thomasson

11/23

Heather Bernard

11/05

Deen Denny

11/14

Susan Albers

11/24

Anne Geraci

11/05

Melissa Blanding

11/15

Nina Erichson

11/24

Meridith Schmittou

11/05

Catherine Clark

11/15

Anjuli Martinez

11/24

David Sharpe

11/05

Bo Overstreet

11/15

Nicole Pike

11/24

Lynn Edgerton

11/06

Beth Chenoweth

11/16

Jay Doran

11/25

Marjie Lawrence

11/06

John DeMarines

11/16

Cilla Peterek

11/25

Dylan Lewis

11/06

Drew Hicks

11/16

Amy Farley

11/27

Davis Fuhrman

11/07

William Kelly

11/16

Jeffrey Siegismund

11/27

Ashley Phillips

11/08

Sean Williamson

11/16

Ben Crozier

11/28

Dunaven Kurak

11/09

Glenn Lightsey

11/17

Amalia de la Rosa

11/29

Adin Kurak

11/09

Max Peers

11/17

Christie Stockstill

11/29

Jace Castleberry

11/10

Esme Barker

11/20

Susan Erwin

11/30

Mary Smith

11/10

Christianne Castleberry

11/20

Matthew Forrest

11/30

Margaret Delamater

11/11

Diane Silver

11/20

Frank Hartley-Edwards

11/30

Scott Hoopman

11/12

Claudia Janes

11/22

Gabriella Hartline

11/30

Anniversaries Mary & Kevin Cromack

11/01

Cynthia & Dru Cabler

11/18

Marie & Bob Peterek

11/25

Barbette & John Cooper

11/09

Lynn & John Edgerton

11/19

Marcy & Sam Greer

11/26

Andrea Michael & Chuck Ragland

11/10

Brenda & Rex White

11/22

Carolyn Foote & Gregg LaMontagne

11/28

Valerie & Ken Walker

11/10

Amalia & Manuel de la Rosa

11/24

Deborah & Frank Hartley-Edwards

11/28

Laurie & Jonathon Mayor

11/11

Flo & J.R. Weiershausen

11/24

Becky & Jim Nolan

11/30

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November ROTA

7:30 SERVICE

TIME

MINISTRY

November 4

November 11 Youth Sunday

November 18

November 25 Youth Sunday

December 2 Advent 1

LECTOR

Jill Collins

Amelia Sondgeroth

Jon Dullnig

Nancy Middlebrook

Jonea Raney

LEM

Jonea Raney

Jeremiah Griffin

Nancy Middlebrook

Pattie Rose

Pattie Rose

Nancy Middlebrook

Pattie Rose

Pattie Rose

Judith & Jon Dullnig

TBD TBD

Danielle Adkins Stephen White

ACOLYTE

Jonea Raney

Jeremiah Griffin

USHERS

Al McKinney Ed Shipsey

Beth Chenoweth Mary Smith

LECTORS

9:00 a.m. SERVICE

LEM

ACOLYTES

11:00 a.m. SERVICE

USHERS

Mike Fuhrman (1) Nancy Kibler (2) Vivian Orndorff Carol Oppel Abbe Kelly Will Kelly Clara Bogard Clay Buckner Carol, Kim B. Mark Breen Dee Ann Thomasson Dick Wells Dodie Wells

Jeremiah Griffin Mike Thomason Carson Buckner TBD Clay Buckner Claudia Janes Kim B.

Kevin Childs (1) Meredith Childs (2) Carol Oppel Jonathan Hansen Bennett Whalen Ariston Awitan IV Clara Bogard Matthew Awitan Carol, Kim B.

Vivian Orndorff Gary Taylor Michael Brode Bonnie Brode Abigail Goff TBD Carol, Kim B.

Mike Brode Phil Aboussie Ross Ramsey

Ken Whalen Ariston Awitan III Dan Bogard

John Edgerton Casey Edgerton Kevin Cromack

YOUTH

Lynn Edgerton (1) Brian Kelly (2) Bill Kibler Mary Cromack Abbe Kelly Will Kelly Clara Bogard Clay Buckner Kim B. Mark Breen Dee Ann Thomasson Dick Wells Dodie Wells

GREETERS

TBD

Meredith Childs Kevin Cromack

Cindy & Dan Bogard

Kim Buckner Michael Meigs

TBD

LECTORS

Kimberly Horne (1) Dave Elkins (2)

Phil Aboussie (1) Liz Davis (2)

Mary Ann Huston (1) Andrew Poynot (2)

Andrea Michael (1) Bill Willis (2)

Rex White (1) Dodie Wells (2)

LEM

Jay Brown Mary Ann Huston

Jeremiah Griffin Vivian Orndorff

Jonathan Hansen Jay Brown

Rex White Brenda White

Dru Cabler Jim Casparis

ACOLYTES

Wes Johns Winston Baxter-Harwell Emmaline Baxter-Harwell Julia Comer Mary, Mary Ann

Carey Stangl Matt Forrest Ben Forrest Sam Forrest Mary; Mary Ann

Connor Fuhrman Davis Fuhrman Ethan Fuhrman Evan Overstreet Jay

Sara Thiessen Winston Baxter-Harwell Emmaline BaxterHarwell
 Luke Thiessen Mary, Mary Ann

Willah Peers Claire Dempsey Ryan Dempsey Claire Cabler Mary, 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 De Marines

GREETERS

Jean & Frank Severn

Jodi & Jay Doran

Shelly Botkin Ryan Marquess

Lark Anthony Barbara Dody

Jean & Frank Severn

Sat. 9:00

Jonea Raney-TC Jill Collins Carolyn Wier Susan Erwin

Diana Stangl-TC Millie Casparis Dodie Wells Tina Stonebarger Karen Milton Henry Olivas Diane Brewer

Meredith Childs-TC Judy Elkins Bev Hicks Susan Baxter-Harwell Barbara Dody Liz Davis Jim Casparis Thanksgiving Eve Nov. 21, 7 pm Dodie Wells

Sunday Depositor

Al McKinney

Dee Ann Thomasson-TC Helen Anderson Cynthia Archer Pat Bullock Lynn Edgerton Doris Edgar Frank Severn

WED. 6 p.m.

October 31

November 7

November 14

Lector

Rex White

Pattie Rose

Jay Brown

ALTAR GUILD

YOUTH

Jonea Raney-TC Jill Collins Carolyn Wier Susan Erwin John DeMarines November 28 Meredith Childs

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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 December 2012 St. Mark’s News is Thursday, November 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: 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 Youth Ministers Emily Mathis Eric Panter Head of Day School Gina Newton Parish Administrator Joanne Foote Newsletter Editor Becky Janes

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