themessenger Monthly Newsletter of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church MAY 2013
Parish Profile Meetings June 1 & 15 8:30a.m. | Gish Hall
A message from the Senior Warden Tom McGehee, Senior Warden
want to give you a quick update on our search for a new Rector. Bill Smith and Dina Aboul-Saad are the Co-Chairs of the Search Committee and are in the process of choosing 12 members. Thank you to those of you who submitted names or have offered to serve on the Search Committee. Given the size of the parish and the small number of members to be selected for the committee, it has been a very difficult decision. The next major steps in the search process will occur on June 1 and June 15, when we will begin work on the parish profile. This profile will identify both the strengths and weaknesses in our parish. The meetings are on Saturday mornings at 8:30 and will be led by The Rev. Joann Saylors, the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas’ Director of Deployment and Congregational Development. Participants will address and discuss concerns and goals for St. Mark’s. Continental breakfast and child care will be offered. Parishioners are requested to RSVP to only ONE session by calling Elaine Enloe at the church. For those that cannot make either session, there will be a survey available online later this summer.
ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 315 E. Pecan St. San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 226-2426 www.stmarks-sa.org email@example.com Office hours: Monday thru Friday 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Emergency Pastoral Care: 210-507-0251
The work in these meetings will be very important in the search for a new Rector. We want to provide a complete and accurate assessment of the church’s strengths as well as the areas that will need more work in the coming years. This information, as well as the history of our church, photos, ministry summaries, financial information, etc. will be compiled into a brochure made available to possible candidates. A secondary but equally important use of this information will be for the Vestry’s future planning. The Vestry believes that this profile work will be very informative and will become a roadmap for the future direction of our parish. We value the input of the parishioners of this parish and look forward to seeing you at one of the sessions. If you have any questions, call the parish office at 210-226-2426 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Parishioners are requested to RSVP to only ONE session by calling Elaine Enloe at 210-226-2426 or by emailing her at email@example.com. You may also register at www.stmarkssa.org. Please include which of the meetings you will attend (June 1st or June 15th) and whether childcare will be required.
IN THIS ISSUE: Page 2 ............................................................... A note from Ned & Carol Page 3 ............................................................... Ministry Spotlight Page 4 ............................................................... Youth News
The Messenger is published monthly and is available in magazine format online at www.stmarks-sa.org. Parish Clergy The Rev. Michael D. Chalk Rector Assisting Clergy The Rev. Dr. John Lewis Co-Director, The Work+Shop The Rev. Dr. Jane Patterson Co-Director, The Work+Shop Making a Gift of Their Service The Rev. C. Douglas Earle Assisting Priest The Rev. Mary Earle Assisting Priest The Rev. Linda Ricketts Assisting Priest The Rev. Cliff Waller Assisting Priest Staff Todd Allison Youth Director Priscilla Briones Accounting Janet Carrizales Nursery Director Benjamin Carlise Assistant for Music & Liturgy Joseph Causby Director of Music & Organist Elaine Enloe Clergy Executive Administrator Database Manager Sandy Falkenberg Cherub Choir Director Emmet Faulk Parish Business Administrator Heather Herschell Children’s Ministries Director Erin Hughes Youth Ministries Assistant Director Melanie Lizcano Communications Director Ruby Merrill Facilities Supervisor & Receptionist Pat Hutchison Noble Community of Care Dr. Edwin A. Rieke Dir. of Music & Organist Emeritus Leah Thomas Special Events Coordinator Callie Sanchez Children’s Ministry Intern
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 315 East Pecan St. San Antonio, TX 78205 www.stmarks-sa.org
A note from Ned &Carol G
race and Peace to you, the good people who are St. Marks Episcopal Church, San Antonio. It is with joy and anticipation that we greet you from Austin, Texas. We have heard of your faith and good works through the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord who has begun a good work in you will continue this work during your search for the person who is being prepared to be your next Rector. Carol and I are delighted to be in your midst during this time of transition and renewal. Our pace and rhythm will differ from your recent clergy. I have been flunking retirement for the past five years and loving it. Carol is ready to begin full-time parish ministry and brings many gifts with her enthusiasm and joy. We are blessed to be with you during this special time. You have been lovingly served by Mike and Paula Chalk. We were classmates at the Virginia Seminary and know we are following very loving persons. I want to say a couple of things about how Ned Bowersox and Carol Morehead will be with you for the next few months. Summertime is a time of relaxing and being refreshed in the Lord. Our families and special places are used by God to refresh us. It is a work of the Holy Spirit and we need to relax and look around us to discover again God’s presence in this place and in our lives. The Adult Formation hour on Sunday will be a time for us to share some of our stories as people in formation by the Holy Spirit. Our hearts and minds are being challenged by grace. We will discover some new and some old things pushing against our imaginations. Not to worry, these times are gifts and we will grow together! Thank you for calling us to be with you. Let us rest in the Lord and enjoy His creation. Faithfully, The Rev. Ned F. Bowersox The Rev. Carol Morehead
BUDGET REPORT APRIL FINANCIAL REPORT Pledge Revenue $83,669 Non Pledge Giving $6,421 Open Plate $1,828 ....................................................................................................... Total Revenue $121,484 Total Expenses $176,004 ....................................................................................................... April Revenue Under Expenses ($54,520)
Ministry Spotlight Outreach Grant Committee Results By Cathy Murphy Brumlik, Outreach Chair
t has been my privilege to serve as chair of this wonderful committee. It is invigorating, exciting work, and brings true stewardship to life. Our committee worked beautifully together, and I feel that we have been guided to make the best possible decisions for our community. As you know, our committee was charged with the distribution of a generous $86,000 dollars. Faced with an emergent crisis in our Episcopalian Community, we immediately committed $5000 to the cause of aiding the parish whose church had burned. The following chart depicts our distribution of the remaining $81,000. We submit it respectfully in the hopes that our contributions can do Christ’s work in our community effectively.
5. Good Sam Camp Good Sam
12. Texas Water Mission Team Water Wells
1. BC Detention Ministry Protestant Chaplaincy Program
10. SA Christian Dental Clinic Dental Care
9. SAMM Transitional Living
4. Communities in Schools Summer Program
6. I Care SA Vision Center 2013
2. Christian Assistance Ministry Core Services
7. Morningside Ministries mmLearn.org
8. Pay It Forward Sober Living Homes Scholarship
$2,600 (50%+ $100)
3. Children’s Chorus Music Together at Haven for Hope
11. St. Vincent de Paul Community and Homeless Program
13. YOSA Summer Camp
Altar Guild Reception Sunday, June 9 (following the 10:00a.m. service) Altar Guild Reception in thanksgiving for our shared service to St. Mark’s this year. All are welcome to attend and celebrate with us! 2013-2014 Members Chair-Patrice Oliver Assistant Chairperson-Dee Whiteside Membership-Jim Bliek Treasurer/Supply-Allison Duesing
Farewell to our senior class St. Mark’s class of 2013 By Todd Allison, Erin Hughes & the class of 2013 It was a great honor to recognize members of the Senior Class of the St. Mark’s Youth Group on Sunday, May 5. One unique and distinguishing characteristic of being a downtown church is that we are blessed to draw members from a variety of neighborhoods and schools all of whom offer their own talents and passion to their schools, communities, and to the St. Mark’s Parish. This year’s group of seniors is no exception. The students have accomplished and participated in many significant things during their years in high school that they, and we, should be incredibly proud of. From National Honor Society to Team Captains and Club Presidents these young men and women have served their schools and communities well. They have also been a significant part of our community life here at St. Mark’s for many years. With many of them participating in the Boy and Girl Choir, Youth Choir, Youth Group, Altar Guild and Acolytes. In fact this year St. Mark’s proudly sends off some of the most experienced and dedicated acolytes in Catherine Bousquet, Lewis Clements, Cory Howard, Christina Howe, Sterling Schrader, Elisabeth Uhl and Patrick Wickham. As these students journey into the next chapter of their lives we thank them for the participation, dedication and service and we wish each of them the very best in their future endeavors and may God continue to bless them in all that they do. PLEASE NOTE NOT ALL SENIORS HAD BIO’S AVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THIS ARTICLE
Catherine Bousquet St. Mary’s Hall/Harvard University Catherine was a five year member of the Boy and Girl Choir, an acolyte, and a member of the Youth Group participating in Christmas to the Street. She attended St. Mary’s Hall as a recipient of the Campbell Merit Scholarship and was a National Merit Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction and the Texas Private School Interscholastic Association Top Honors Scholar. She was also a member of the Cum Laude Society and National English Honor Society. Catherine ran cross country and track, serving as Captain on the Cross Country team. A volunteer counselor at Camp C.A.M.P. she earned three Presidential Volunteer Service Gold Level Awards. Lewis Clements St. Mary’s Hall/University of Texas at AustinEngineering Lewis has served as an acolyte since sixth grade at St. Mark’s. He will graduate from St. Mary’s Hall where he served on the Community Service Council for four years and played Varsity Football, Baseball and Basketball. Lewis is an Eagle Scout and National Merit Finalist. In the fall, he will enter the Honors Engineering Program at the University of Texas at Austin. Marielle Holdsworth Alamo Heights High School/Texas A&M UniversityEducation Marielle is a life-long member of St. Mark’s and participated in a number of youth events. She is active in Texas Brigades and San Antonio Symphony Belle as well as attending a number of mission trips. Marielle is a member of the Alamo Heights Volleyball team receiving Academic Honorable Mention all four years. She was also a member of the Journalism staff for the year book and newspaper and a member of the Student Council.
Cory Howard Alamo Heights High School/St. Edward’s University Education Cory has been a member of the Boy and Girl and Youth Choirs as well as an Acolyte at St. Mark’s. She is an active member of the youth program as well as participating in Diocese activities like Camp Capers, MidWinter, and Happening. Cory was a member of the Alamo Heights High School Band and involved in a number of smaller student run clubs and organizations on campus. Christina Howe TMI-The Episcopal School of Texas/Texas Tech University – Business Christina has been an active member of the St. Mark’s Youth Choir, acolytes and youth group as well as participating in Diocese activities like Camp Capers, MidWinter, and Rector of Happening. Mary Margaret Johnson Alamo Heights High School/Sewanee – Art and Special Education Mary Margaret has participated in the Boy & Girl Choir, Christmas to the Street, and was an acolyte. In the summers she worked at Camp C.A.M.P. She will follow her love for art and working with special needs people at Sewanee in the fall. Ana Lopez NEISD; International School of the Americas/ American University-International Relations & Foreign Policy In addition to her involvement in the St. Mark’s Youth Choir, Ana has devoted her time to a number of extracurricular activities. She has been heavily involved (Continued on page 5)
Jordan Tanner Health Careers High School Austin College- History/Biology (Pre-Med) Jordan has been an active member of the St. Mark’s Christmas to the Street and Summer Outreach Weekend as well as the annual Food Bank Fund Drive. At Health Careers she became a member of the National Honor Society, the National Math Honor Association Mu Alpha Theta, and President of the Pre-Veterinary Society. Jordan will study History and Biology at Austin College in Sherman, Texas with her goal to pursue her dream of becoming a medical doctor.
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in Model United Nations San Antonio as a delegate, co-chair and secretariat member. She also spent four years on a club soccer team, two years on the Lee High School soccer team and two years in Cross Country at Lee. Ana will be attending American University in Washington, D.C. to study International Relations and Foreign Policy. Carolina Roberts St. Mary’s Hall University of Texas at Austin-Fine Arts Carolina will graduate from St. Mary’s Hall and will attend the University of Texas at Austin in the fall studying in the School of Fine Arts. She plans to pursue a degree in Visual Art Studies.
Elisabeth Uhl Alamo Heights High School University of Texas at Austin- Communications Elisabeth has been a member of the Boy and Girl Choir and an Acolyte at St. Mark’s. She has participated in Meals on Wheels, Christmas to the Street, Challenger Baseball League, and St. Vincent de Paul programs. She is member of the National Honor Society and Student Council at Alamo Heights. Elizabeth is also a four year member of the Varsity Soccer team serving as team captain for three years, earning several All District, All Region, and All State Honors.
Sterling Schrader Ronald Reagan High School Texas A&M-Industrial Engineering Sterling has served St. Mark’s as an acolyte since 6 th grade, and served on the Altar Guild for two years. She will graduate Summa Cum Laude, National Merit Commended from Reagan High School, where she led the Silver Stars Drill Team and was President of the Calculus Club. Sterling will attend The Dwight Look College of Engineering at A&M and study Industrial Engineering.
St. Mark’s Youth Ministries 5th Annual Summer Outreach Weekend F R I D A Y, J U N E 7 HABITAT FOR HUMANITY JOSHUA BUILD TAKING IT TO THE STREET MINISTRY S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 8 WORKING at SA FOOD BANK EVENING AT SIX FLAGS S U N D A Y, J U N E 9 FUND DRIVE CHECK PRESENTATION
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Children’s Ministry Teacher appreciation at St. Mark’s By Heather Herschell, Director of Children’s Ministry
Serving your families in Sunday School this year were: 3 and 4 year-olds Room 205 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Led by Lou Taylor Julie Van Zandt
want to tell you a bit about the second floor. At around 9:45 on Sunday mornings, the folks who have come to the 9:00 service are still worshipping. Those who are coming at 11:15 probably aren’t quite here yet. But the 2nd floor has already sprung to life. Beads, stickers or paper scraps may still adorn the floor of the Jerusalem chapel. Teachers are arriving, lights are popping on. They are reading over their lesson plan one more time. They are making sure all of the materials they need are in place. And they’re doing this so that you, and more importantly our children can be fed spiritually through Christian formation.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade Room 206 Godly Play Elizabeth Breazeale Paula Chalk Nelda Greer Tony Rogers
This gift of their time deserves recognition. I hope that when you see them in the hallway at St. Mark’s, you will consider thanking them in person. But even if you don’t find yourself with that opportunity, please take a moment just to read their names. I have written them here with solemnity and sincere gratitude in my heart. This church would not be the same without their service.
2nd and 3rd Grade Room 208 Godly Play Andrew Goodenough Vanessa Hurd Sara Sherwood
Serving our children’s chapel this year were: Emily Foster Beth Hawkins Shea Pollom Jeanne Reeseman
VBS is right around the corner (June 24-27th) and we are in need of volunteers to make this year a success! There are many positions that need to be filled, including help with the following: Registration team - Greet, welcome, and direct children to their groups/collect VBS registration fees Decorations Team - Help make Athens come to life at VBS by decorating the grounds Group Leader - Lead a small group in fun activities that help them make the connection between what they learn in Athens and their everyday lives Marketplace Shopkeepers - Guide small groups in making easy hands-on craft projects Arena Games Facilitators - Lead small groups in fun, active 'Olympic' games Snack team - Help assemble snacks for the Marketplace snack booths Friday Clean-Up crew* - Help clean up after a fun week of VBS (For those of you who are unable to be there all week, this might be a good option for you) *VBS is 4 days this year: Monday-Thursday. If you'd like to help out in one of these areas, please contact: Shea Pollom firstname.lastname@example.org 210.383.2670
sub-pages Attention! St. Mark's launched our new website! Please be patient with us as we are working diligently to provide you with the best possible web experience with accurate information. NAVIGATION NOTE: Each page has additional navigation to sub-pages (e.g., the HOME page has sub-pages, "Welcome Home", "Contact Us" & "Maps/Directions) located at the bottom of the page. You may have to scroll down to see them if your browser settings return a large format view. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Melanie Lizcano at 210-226-2426. Please note: We recommend that you clear your browser history and "cookies" to ensure you are taken to the current website www.stmarks-sa.org.
Steps in the Rector Search Process
News of the Family June Birthdays June 1st Daisy Bousquet, Leo Bowen, Susan Frost, Jessica Hall, Meredith Key, Jason Luce, Bob Szczepanski, Jean Van Gee, John Watson June 2nd Ruby Merrill, Pat Noble, Angela TorresLopez June 3rd William Cotton, Mollie Zachry June 4th Stephen Cavender, Harry Greer, Steve Hays June 5th Ben Crawford, Beau Watson June 6th Josie Breazeale, Elizabeth Cave, Tom McCloskey, David Solis, Tim Ward June 7th Sharon Bothe, Jim McNeel June 8th Mike Duffey, Tammy Edmondson, Katie MacDonald, Deborah Yancy June 9th Randy Barber, Ashley Gilroy, Erin Klanica, John Lewis June 10th Libba Barnes, John Budenholzer, Laura Galindo, Fayth Ham, Greg Larsen, Gloria Villanueva, Julie Wilkinson
June 11th Christopher Check, Todd Piland, Ava Redmond, Andrew Sherwood, Sara Sherwood, Jim Zachry June 12th Blake Bonner, Joey Gutierrez, Kate Smelko, Edward Steves June 13th Claire Johnson, Julia Scheibe, Donnie Soward, Alex White June 14th Laura Cadwallader, Deborah Hays June15th Andy Besing, Joan Blakemore, Ed Keetch June 16th Hannah Minister, Bailey Voight June 17th Mike Check, John Frierson, Heather Herschell, Frank Jones, Will McDonough, Craig Stokes June 18th Nils Pearson June 19th Jonathan Cotton, David Dix, Quinn Moody, Frank Ward June 20th Grey Hawkins June 21st Will Budenholzer, Norb Cole, Bill Matthews, Catherine McNeel
June 23rd Sam Clements, John Long, Lisa Lucas, Tripp Voight June 24th Marianne Carter, Kim Casey, David Foglesong, Lee Holder, Travis Long, Robert Tucker June 25th Hewitt Matthews, Devin Mullen, Ann Sampson June 26th Genevieve Lillibridge, Kate Vetters, Golly Younger June 27th Rebekah Redmond June 28th Anne Ivy, Ava Satel, Henry Satel, Jose Sena June 29th Anne Connor, Beth Hawkins, Ben McPherson, Alex Westmoreland June 30th Elspeth Blakeman, Mike Gonzalez, Bea McFadden
From the Bookstore: The bookstore will have new hours during the summer in order to correspond with the service schedule. The bookstore will be open from 8:30a.m. to 10:00a.m. and then for 15 minutes following the 10:00a.m. service. Featured books today are Thundering Sneakers, Sneaking Out, Retreads, and Just As We Were by Prudence Mackintosh. As always, there is a selection of beautiful cards and gifts. Your St. Markâ€™s Bookstore is here for you. Please drop by.
Memorials as of 05/15/2013 MEMORIAL FUND Bill Bohlke & the Bohlke family by Sharon Bohlke David Carter by Margie Boldrick, Mary Handy Parker Mary Jane Houston by Beth & Randy Baetz, Leighton & Jim Donnell, Almeda & Ned Hodge Dr. Jack Lee by Buffy Smolens Jack Laurence by Carol Cameron, G.W. Mitchell Construction, Jack & Mary Beth Williamson Betty Ullman by Michael Ullman ALINE CARTER MUSIC FUND David Carter by Mollie & Bartell Zachry ALTAR GUILD Marie Croce by Patrice Oliver, Susan Wilson Robert Grace by Patrice Oliver SPECIAL GIFTS To St. Mark’s Youth Fund in thanksgiving for Ben Haney by Alice Haney To St. Mark’s Altar Guild in honor of Tao Bennett on her birthday by Betsy Simpson To St. Mark’s RENEW Fund in thanksgiving for the baptism of Emery Ave Johnston by Minta Cook, her great grandmother To St. Mark’s Choir Trip to England in honor of Paula & Mike Chalk by Ann & Ed Keetch To St. Cecilia Guild in honor of Joe Causby on his 30 th birthday by Kate Crone
If you have any questions about Memorials, please contact Pat at the church office 210-226-2426.
DON’T FORGET Mark your calendar! Summer Worship Schedule 7:45a.m. Rite I Eucharist 10:00a.m. Rite II Eucharist
Reception for The Rev. Ned Bowersox and The Rev. Carol Morehead Sunday, June 2 at 11:00a.m.
Christian Formation Sunday mornings at 9:00a.m.
Parish Profile Meetings Saturday, June 1 & 15 at 8:30a.m.
Memorial Day In honor of Memorial Day the church fice will be closed on Monday, May 27.
For a complete listing of upcoming events, meetings, and classes at St. Mark’s visit www.stmarks-sa.org.
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Parish Profile Meetings June 1 & June 15 8:30a.m. | Gish Hall RSVP to one session by calling Elaine at 210-226-2426 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also RSVP at www.stmarks-sa.org. Please include which of the meetings you will attend (June 1 or June 15) and whether childcare will be required. 12