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themessenger Monthly Newsletter of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church MAY 2014

EASTER ISSUE: Lenten Luncheons Recap Page 2

VOLUME 103

ISSUE 5

Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

Holy Hardware Refreshed Page 3 New 4PM Eucharist Page 4 Rector Search Update Page 5 Youth News Page 6 & 7 Holy Week & Egg Hunt Pics Page 8 & 9 Vestry Discernment Page 10 Trinity Frat Donates Service Page 11 Children & Family News Page 12 & 13 Birthdays & Memorials Page 14 & 15

ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 315 E. Pecan St. San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 226-2426 www.stmarks-sa.org stmarks@stmarks-sa.org Office hours: Monday thru Friday 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Emergency Pastoral Care: 210-507-0256

The Lord is Risen, Indeed! Alleluia!


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Lenten Luncheons 2014 Oscar, Tony and Emmy award winners, please make room for the new stars on the horizon! That's right! Our group of volunteers and staff presented an absolutely stellar performance for Lenten Luncheons, 2014.

Parish Clergy The Rev. Ned Bowersox Interim Rector The Rev. Carol Morehead Assistant Rector Making a Gift of Their Service The Rev. C. Douglas Earle Assisting Priest The Rev. Mary Earle Assisting Priest The Rev. Dr. John Lewis Co-Director, The Work+Shop The Rev. Dr. Jane Patterson Co-Director, The Work+Shop The Rev. Linda Ricketts Assisting Priest The Rev. Cliff Waller Assisting Priest Staff Todd Allison Youth Director Priscilla Briones Accounting Manager Janet Carrizales Nursery Director Joseph Causby Director of Music & Organist Elaine Enloe Clergy Executive Administrator Database Manager Sandy Falkenberg Cherub Choir Director Emmet Faulk Parish Business Administrator Erin Hughes Youth Ministries Assistant Director Gail Jackins Families & Children’s Ministries Director Marsha Kimura Music Department Administrator Mary Hayden Manning Children’s and Youth Ministries Asst. Jesse Mendoza Kitchen Manager/Chef Ruby Merrill Facilities Supervisor & Receptionist Pat Hutchison Noble Community of Care Dr. Edwin A. Rieke Dir. of Music & Organist Emeritus Callie Sanchez Families & Children’s Ministries Intern Leah Thomas Special Events Coordinator

St. Mark’s Episcopal 315 E. Pecan St. San Antonio, TX 78205 www.stmarks-sa.org

Whether behind the scenes or center stage, these dedicated individuals helped us realize yet another successful season! The remarkable presence of CAM, SAMM, Good Samaritan Community Services, San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic, Diocese of West Texas (also representing Habitat for Humanity) and Morningside Ministries also made a touching and significant impact. We are currently confirming that all expenses have been appropriately captured for the 2014 Dick Johnson and Bishop Gary Lillibridge Lenten Luncheons. However, I am pleased to serving up biscuits. report that as of April 22, 2014, Lenten Luncheons has yielded a net surplus of $5,000! According to our business administrator, Emmet Faulk, “We do not expect a significant change in this encouraging report. We look forward to completing our task when we distribute the surplus among the ministries listed above.” I thank you, our award-winning cast and crew. The show "could not have gone on" without all of your help and support. Sincerely, Susan Waltrip Lenten Luncheons Chair, 2014

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Priscilla Briones, Finance Manager pbriones@stmarks-sa.org

MARCH 2014 FINANCIAL REPORT Pledge Revenue

$256,319

Non Pledged & Open Plate Giving

$8,502

Seasonal & Other Revenue

$22,440

TOTAL REVENUE (incl. other revenue)

$287,261

TOTAL EXPENSES

$181,963

MARCH EXPENSES UNDER REVENUE

$105,298

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Good stewardship of Treasures of St. Mark's by Patrice Oliver, 2013-2014 Altar Guild Co-Chair

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aster is the time the church celebrates the resurrection of our Lord from the dead. With Easter there is newness, excitement, a beautifully adorned church, and happy Easter people. You may also notice an extra shine to the holy hardware. This year some of the treasures of St. Mark’s underwent a transformation during Lent. After many years of handling and use, some of our holy hardware needed to be repaired and restored. The interior cup of four chalices and two ciboria, used during the Eucharist, were (re) gold-lined. Their silver exteriors were buffed and polished. Three brass processional crosses and Photo credit: Patrice Oliver two sets of brass torches, carried by acolytes, were repaired, buffed, polished and lacquered. Noles-Davis Restoration in Dallas provided the professional expertise and talented craftsmen to restore our historic treasures to their original beauty. These St. Mark’s treasures have been given new life, extending their historical continuity, connecting our past with the present. Thanks to stewardship support from the people of St. Mark’s, we are good stewards of these precious gifts and historic treasures.

Palm Cross Making Thank You! Thank you to all of the palm cross makers: Susan Wilson and Anne Church, Kendall Schrader, Barbara Ward, Sallie Peacock, Clytie Phelps, Jane Satel, Nancy Reed, Linda Hulett, Derrick Dodge, Linda and Frank Jones, Dee and George Whiteside, Josie Garza, Jenny Therkelsen, Patrice Oliver and Ann Coiner. After the last Lenten Lunch, we made about 600 palm crosses for Palm Sunday. It was a fun and productive gathering.

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The Rev. Carol Morehead cmorehead@stmarks-sa.org

Sunday Formation:

Gish Hall Archbishop Williams reveals that each of the basic tenets of Christian faith flows from one fundamental belief: that God and God alone is completely worthy of our trust. Through these ancient statements of our faith, Williams offers us a well informed, compassionate guide through the richness of the creeds.

April 27 – June 8

Souvenirs of Faith, led by James Dennis, O.P. This course is based upon Rowan Williams' book Tokens of Trust (available in our bookstore). With varying commitment or understanding, most of us say some form of the creed every week. We wonder, "What does it mean to believe in God? Can God possibly be almighty in the midst of so much evil and disaster? How am I to understand the meaning of Jesus Christ's ministry and resurrection?" We ask, "What is the purpose and the role of the church today?" We wonder what will it cost to follow Jesus in this broken and confusing world.

10:10am April 27 May 4 May 11 May 18

Who Can We Trust? Cinco de Mayo Celebration (No Christian Formation classes) The Risk of Love A Man for All Seasons

9:00am (Summer Schedule) May 25 The Peace Dividend June 1 God in Company June 8 Love, Actually

Tying together some answers to these questions and addressing perplexities such as the possibility of miracles and our understanding of the Bible,

New Sunday Eucharist at 4:00 PM Did you know‌ A NEW WEEKLY SERVICE has been added each Sunday at 4pm in Bethlehem Chapel. The service is small, usually 10-20 people, and uses a Rite III Holy Eucharist, which includes the reading of Scripture, prayer for the world and the church, exchanging the Peace, and the consecrating and sharing of the Gifts of God. This order can be found on page 400 of the Book of Common Prayer. We gather together and share in a contemplative space. Casual and family-friendly, all are welcome!

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The Search Committee is excited about the candidates with whom we Rector Search Committee Chairs are still in conversation. We will be engaged in the final step of discernment with them soon and hope to make a recommendation to the Vestry in the near future. Please continue to pray for the Search Committee as the process draws to completion.

Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, St. Mark’s, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a Rector for this Parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

GENEROSITY COMMISSION PRESENTATION IT’S A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH

SUNDAY, JUNE 1 11:30a m GOSNELL HALL Nursery childcare is available for infants - 6 yrs if requested. Lunch will be provided. The focus of this event is St. Mark’s endowments and how you can remember St. Mark’s in your planned giving.

Guest presenter, Molly Sharpe

a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin where she has served on the vestry and chaired the parish’s endowment. She has been a conference workshop leader for the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes, and is a board member of the New York -based Episcopal Church Foundation.

RSVP

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St. Mark’s Youth Retreat 2014 As a youth group, there are few things that St. Mark’s youth look more forward to than the youth retreat. Each fall, they start to ask questions: “Where is the retreat this year?” “Can we play Nuke ‘Em again?” and “Will there be a blob?” This year’s retreat may have been much colder and cloudier than usual, but it did not disappoint. From Friday, April 4th, through Sunday, April 6th, St. Marks’ teenagers retreated at TBarM in New Braunfels for a weekend focused on building relationships among our youth, and strengthening their relationships with God using two pieces of scripture. The first was 1 Peter 4:7-11; The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever.

Serve each other, 7) Speak the words of God. After a busy Saturday of team building and group challenges in the morning and a couple of “high rope” elements in the afternoon, youth were paired off, and asked to discuss this list, and share with a partner. They got into in-depth conversations about what this scripture means to them, and what it will mean to them moving forward. The second scripture was this from Isaiah; Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Throughout the weekend, we discussed how certain things get us “pumped up” in our relationship with Christ. Youth discussed how retreats, diocesan events, and youth group meetings can all get them pumped up, and make them feel “on fire” for God. We also discussed how quickly the routine of daily life fizzles that fire into sometimes a smoldering pile of ashes. They discussed things in life that rob them of that fire and make it difficult to remain faithful to God. Naming different pressures and realities of middle and high school life can be very powerful.

This passage from Isaiah reminds us that it is normal to grow tired, but that our strength is in the Lord. We asked the youth to talk about what was making them weak, or exhausted and throughout the weekend, we reminded them to look to the Lord for strength. Sometimes the strength that we are looking for is physical, and sometimes it is mental or spiritual. Sometimes, we can find strength in one another. Keeping our reading from Peter in mind and our “to-do” list, the Isaiah scripture can help us to accomplish several items. With their partner from the 1 Peter activity, youth were asked to exchange contact information. They were then given a card that contained both verses, and asked to keep it where they will see it frequently. In the spirit of being

Peter gives us a to-do list to help us through those times when our fire fades and we struggle with our faith. Youth turned this scripture into a comprehensible list: 1) Think clearly, 2) Control yourself, 3) Pray, 4) Love one another, 5) Be good neighbors, 6)

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Todd Allison, Youth Ministries Director Erin Hughes, Asst. Youth Ministries Director youth@stmarks-sa.org

neighborly and serving one another, they were challenged to remind each other of the card and verses in times of need. As a group, it is vital to be able to reach out and remind each other that the Lord will renew our strength, as long as we are patient.

We'd like to extend a special thank you to Trevor Stokes and Dylan Fox for providing amazing worship music throughout the weekend. We'd also like to thank Mark Arnold for assisting with transportation. The retreat wouldn't have been such a success without the three of you.

The weekend wasn't all about teaching, but the lessons that youth learned related to everything that they did. Ask them about the fun activities that they took part in. Next time you're at church, ask some youth who can make the best Pterodactyl sound without smiling at you; ask them if they conquered the “leap of faith,” or the “bush whacker.” We are blessed at St. Mark's to have such a great group of youth who are active participants: as acolytes, choir members, choral scholars, and youth group members. Sharing some time away, to reflect on middle and high school, and strengthen their relationships with Christ through scripture, and mental and physical challenges, has continued to develop the bond that makes this group so special. We are so proud of these kids.

Seniors! In honor of your me at St. Mark’s and your dedica on to your school and community we will be recognizing you all on Sunday, May 4th at the 9am service with a recep on to follow. We would like to acknowledge your efforts in the community, school and at St. Mark’s in the Messenger and the announcements that Sunday morning. Please email us with anything you would like to share: St. Mark’s acƟviƟes, school (clubs/sports) acƟviƟes, community involvement and what your plans are aŌer graduaƟon.

6th ANNUAL ST. MARK’S YOUTH MINISTRIES YOUTH MINISTRY GATHERINGS Sunday Morning Youth Formation Sunday’s 10:10am – 11:10am in the Youth Suite On Sunday mornings youth will be split up into two groups; current 7th‐ 9th grades and current 10th ‐12th grad‐ ers. Following some large group discussion youth will take a deeper look at the weeks readings and Gospel and to gain new insight and understanding into some of the stories of Jesus’ walk on this earth.

Wednesday Night Fellowship & Dinner Wednesday Nights, Aug. 29 –May 14; 5pm – 7pm; $5 Dinner

FRIDAY JUNE 6 THOUGH SUNDAY JUNE 8, 2014

We will focus this fall on service and hot topics for discus‐ sion, talking about things like internet safety, bullying, and media tools. We will have plenty of fun too. Bring a friend and dinner is on us!

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Holy Week 2014

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he Vestry Discernment Committee, made up of the six outgoing vestry members, the last Senior Warden and facilitated by the Rev. Carol Morehead, have begun their work for the next Vestry election in the fall. They have developed a list of Vestry Challenges for 2015, issues that will most likely shape the vestry's agenda in 2015; and a list of Vestry Qualities, that they are hoping to see distributed among the new vestry members. No one person is expected to have all of these qualities! Members of the congregation are invited to contribute names to the list of people that the Discernment committee is considering. The Discernment Committee will then take all of the names that have been suggested, and match them with the qualities and characteristics described below, together with other Chuck Harvey, Chair considerations such as balancing ages represented on the vestry, men and women, areas of involvement in the parish, etc. Please keep in mind that any vestry nominee must be:    

At least 18 years old A communicant in good standing in the Episcopal Church (baptized, confirmed, received) A pledging member of the parish, working towards tithing Regular in attendance and participation

If you know of someone you would like to nominate for service on the Vestry please send the full name to charles.r.harvey@gmail.com no later than 12:30pm on Sunday, May 11th 2014.     

Vestry Challenges in 2015:  The vestry will continue to become informed about healthy models of coping with institutional change, and will encourage appropriate continuity among the various programs and ministries of the parish. Acculturating the new Rector, as well as modeling a willingness to be changed by new leadership for the congregation.  The vestry will continue to discern whether there are issues raised in the parish profile that they want to address in early 2015.  Long term planning for use of the facilities  The vestry will help to deepen the discipleship of the congregation by promoting parishioners’ commitment to faithfulness and stability during the early months of the new Rector’s service.  Regular, timely communication with the parish remains a priority in 2015, as well as, the emphasis and commitment to transparency in their work.  The vestry will increase its knowledge of the current organizational systems of the parish, so that knowledge of the systems will be distributed more widely among the parish’s leadership. Emphasis will be placed upon knowing the systems that are important to us, that are part of our identity, so that we are clearer about what is functioning well, what is ripe for change, and what might be needed to support the new Rector.

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Reflective and thoughtful Positive and solution oriented Flexible and adaptable People skilled at long term planning for facilities use. Leaders who are well known, respected, and visible to the St. Mark’s community People who can sustain energy over three years through a change of leadership Good communicators People who are thoroughly committed to St. Mark’s for the long haul, and who are not averse to new ideas People who are committed to our mission statement and understand the implications of being a downtown church

Here are some events that are or will be scheduled where your attendance will be important as a leader at St. Mark’s:  Annual Parish Meeting, set for Sunday, October 19, which is the date for election of new vestry members for 2015;  Vestry Orientation;  Vestry Retreat, often scheduled in January or February;  Vestry Term starts in January, 2015 and meetings take place on 3rd Tuesday of each month;  Expected participation at other important St. Mark's events.  Expected to attend, listen and observe at one or both vestry meetings in November and December, before the start of their term.  Expected to serve on the Discernment Committee during their senior year

Vestry Qualities for Candidates:  People with knowledge and experience about healthy organizational systems

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Joseph Causby, Director of Music & Organist jcausby@stmarks-sa.org

Boy & Girl Choir Musical & Ice Cream Social Sunday, May 18 at 5:00p.m. In Gish Hall Join us on Sunday, May 18 at 5:00p.m. in Gish Hall for the The Lost Boy: Young Jesus in the Temple. Commissioned by Helen Kemp for the Kemp Endowment for Church Music Symposium at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, The Lost Boy tells the story of Luke 2:39-52. Mary and Joseph lose track of twelve-year-old Jesus for three days, and when they finally find him, he is sitting in the temple demonstrating with his questions a great understanding of God. There will be an Ice cream social to follow!

Trinity University Fraternity Donates Time to Serve St. Mark’s Kitchen Members of the Trinity University chapter of Phi Sigma Chi fraternity offered their time in service to St. Mark’s this Easter. The young men supported Leah Thomas and the kitchen crew in boxing and labeling the beautiful Easter cookies offered to the Parish. The cookie prep was part of a community service project of the organization.

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Kindness On a recent Wednesday evening, families learned a bit about “kindness� as one of the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22) and children kindly made a basket of snacks to give to officers at a local police station.

An Invitation to St. Mark's/Christ Church VBS 2014! Get ready to go out into the wilderness, where God guides and provides. Join us as we make the Bible come to life through crafts, games, and daily visits to Moses' tent, where you will be part of the miraculous story of the Israelites' escape to the Holy Land. You will bake bread, sing and dance to fun and meaningful worship songs, and visit the Israelite camp for crafts and snacks. When? June 9th to 12th from 9:00 to 12:00 Where? Christ Episcopal Church (510 Belknap Place 78212) Who's Invited? Children ages 4 through incoming 5th graders. (children under 4 may register if there is an adult in the family volunteering at VBS). What can you do to help? Adults, Teens, Preteens: we need your help to make this event a success! If you're interested in helping (leading small groups, helping with crafts, games, decorations, etc), please let us know.

9:00 Ushers It always bring smiles when the children of our ushers help on Sunday mornings. In a few years they might be deacons, priests, or bishops.

There is a suggested donation of $25 for registrations before May 15th, with a family cap of $50. Early registration guarantees each child a TShirt so don't wait! Registration forms can be found on-line through the link at the Children and Family Ministries Facebook page or by contacting Shea Pollom at sheapollom@hotmail.com or Gail Jackins at gjackins@stmarks-sa.org. We hope to see you there! 12


Gail Jackins, Families & Children’s Ministries Director gjackins@stmarks-sa.org

Palm Sunday 2014

Make a card for the teachers Sunday, May 18 is our last day of regular Sunday School for the semester. Please have your child make a home-made thank-you card for their Sunday School teachers. Get out construction paper and markers on your kitchen table and have your child create a work of art for this day. We appreciate a talented team of teachers who have shared their knowledge, their faith, and a bit of themselves this year : Room 205 - Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Lou Taylor Julie VanZandt Room 206 – Godly Play Elizabeth Breazeale Nelda Greer Vern Lee Cooper Tony Rogers Room 208 – Holy Moly Andrew Goodenough Vanessa Hurd Mary Hayden Manning Room 212 – Connect Callie Sanchez Jaret Lozano Denise Dahm David Cobb

After the 9:00 service there was a petting zoo, pony, donkey, crafts, and snacks . . . something for all ages. We remembered the first Palm Sunday and the festival atmosphere of the crowds who welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem. They shouted “Hosanna” and hailed him as king. We sang the hymn in church “All glory, laud, and honor to thee, Redeemer, King! To whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring” for he is our eternal king.

Children’s Chapel at 9:00 continues all year long Emily Foster Beth Hawkins Renee Faulk Jeanne Reesman Shea Pollom

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May 1st Betty Cavender, Elizabeth Crider, Chip Henderson, Carl Leafstedt, Jessie Lopez, Bobbie Morse, Sharon Noble, Tatum Owens, Dayton Schrader, Henry Winslow May 2nd David Grimes, Gabby Haff, Kyle Roach-Compton, Christina Sohn May 3rd Macon Blount, Charlotte Blount, Baker Duncan, Carmen Grimes, Sandy Ragan, Dina Rodriguez, Joe Taylor

May 10th Bruce Blakemore, Wendell Leafstedt, Daniel Marshall, Eugenia McCombs, Devin Nicole Oatman, Elisabeth Smith, Hallie Watson May 11th Nancy Cook-Monroe May 12th Everett Carpenter, Joe Causby, Stephanie Cavender, Edward Sealy, Mac Sykes

May 22nd Bill Graves, Bill Scudder, Alexis Sherman, Ella Ward May 23rd Joan Allen, Cathy Dawson, Richard Halter, Patrick Kelly, John Peterek, Steve Wegner May 24th Lily Bockerstette, Rita Browning, Nancy Heller, John Tarr

May 25th Bela Ross May 13th Jim Lantz, Max Peterek, Aaron Ruiz May 26th Austin Allega, Aynslie Brown, Billie May 15th May 4th Virginia Dial, Marsha Kimura, Jaret LeClercq, Miller Raney, Ann Janet Carrizales, Dee Francis, Rutledge Giesecke, Margaret Lozano, Alice Warburton Michael T. Landrum, Kristin Roach, Vassar, Diane Waynick May 16th Dean Weatherbie Will Digby, Sarah Ryder, Chelsea May 27th May 5th Milly Carlisle, Catherine De Lara, Short, Albert Steves Kathy Bonner, Victor Casiano, George Whiteside May 17th Tatiana Cervera, Carlos Corona, Ramsey Bennett, Barbara Digby, Pat May 28th Bryon Denton, Keira Gunn, Mike Ellen Cotton, Sean Hughes, Charli Donegan, Weldon Hammond, Ivy, Eric Matthias, Donald E. Mills Mullen, Maxine Weynand Lillian Morris, Dennis Murphree, May 6th Bill Parker, Elena Ribble, Ana Sofia May 29th Laura Boone, Brooks Cavender, Ross, Heather Willams Murphy Brumlik, Donald Capra, Jennie MacNaughton, Michele Derrick Dodge, McLean Smith May 18th Rowcroft, Lauren Saunders, Eleanor Anthony Brahm, Freddie Cervera, May 30th Scott, Terri Smith, Michael Vaughn, Beverly Hollje, Bob Ray, Betse Susie Daniels, Zoe Kimura, Josh Paul Everett Vinson Rockwood, Kyle Ross, Renee Straus Lockwood May 7th May 19th May 31st Bobby Dewar, David Frego, Karen Jose De Lara, John Pettit, Helen Len Briggs, Lilly De Luna, Henderson, Monnie Lyons, Ian Stephens Catherine Hall, Hannah Harvey, Wickham Kim Scott May 20th May 8th Mark Fowler, Jim McCutcheon, Cary Bain, John Crone, Nancie Richard Warncke Sutter May 21st May 9th Amanda Arnold, Sally Center, Jeannine Campbell, Ann Coiner, Virginia Dial on her 94th (15-May) Collins Mackerer, Duzie Queen, Lenn Lewis Beverly Hollje on her 92nd (18-May) Lauren Queen, Mason Saunders, Estee Steves

Special birthday wishes!

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For more information about Memorials and the Prayers of the People at St. Mark’s, contact Pat Hutchison Noble, Community of Care Coordinator at 210-226-2426 or email her at hutchison@stmarks-sa.org.

In Memoriam & In Thanksgiving MEMORIAL FUND Edward Ames by Marilyn & Huard Eldridge The Rt. Rev. Maurice M. Benitez, DD by Camilla & Bill Parker Dorothy Hindman by Brooke Allison, Stephen & Linda Blount, Elizabeth Dudley, Eleanor Jordan, Camilla & Bill Parker, Barbara Wood Christopher Witte Howell by Barbara WitteHowell Thomas Andrews Nixon, Sr. by Ro Nixon Dillard, Mr. & Mrs. David Langford, Martha McKay & family Rowena Osborne by Jewel Crosswell Carrie Tarr by Clytie Phelps Foard Townsend by Liz & Bobby Dewar, Laura & Weir LaBatte III Dee Dee Oxford Wolf by Betty Rogers Baker, the Charles & Margaret Zipp family charitable fund, Barbara Wood, Fred & Joan Woodley ST. CECILIA GUILD Dorothy Steves Hindman by Ann Coiner, Clytie Phelps, John & Chica Younger Mary Jane Houston by Reagan Houston IV, Beechie Kampmann Rex Martin by Susan Wilson Mary Frances West by Ann Coiner

GARDEN FUND Mary Frances West by Ellen M. Dickson, Mr. & Mrs. David Langford RENEW Dorothy Hindman by Diana Huntress SPECIAL EVENTS MINISTRY Dorothy Hindman by Annabelle McGee LENTEN LUNCHEONS Tommy Gish by Buddy Gardner TUCKER COURTYARD Dorothy Hindman by Anne & Robert Tucker Mary Frances West by Anne & Robert Tucker SPECIAL GIFTS A gift to the Garden Fund in thanksgiving for Nance Raines Haney, her mother by Alice K. Haney A gift to the Good Samaritan Center in memory of Victoria Vasquez on her birthday by Adelina Rodriguez

In Compassion For all who have died in the hope of the resurrection, and for all the departed, let us pray to the Lord. (from the Prayers of the People Form 1) Vernon Sahm, April 18

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The Messenger (USPS 514-020)

Published Monthly (3rd Wednesday) ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 315 East Pecan Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78205 Telephone: (210) 226-2426 Periodicals Postage paid at San Antonio, Texas POSTMASTER: Send address changes to THE MESSENGER c/o ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 315 E. Pecan Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205 Interim Rector: The Rev. Ned Bowersox Editor: Emmet Faulk Layout & Graphic Design: Emmet Faulk e-mail articles to efaulkjr@stmarks-sa.org

Article deadline is 2nd Wednesday of each month

May 2014

DON’T FORGET! Mark your calendar!

Summer Worship Schedule (starts Sunday, May 25, 2014) 7:45a.m. Rite I Eucharist 9:00a.m. Formation for all ages 10:00a.m. Rite II Eucharist Memorial Day In honor of Memorial Day the church office will be closed on Monday, May 26, 2014. For a complete listing of upcoming events, meetings, and classes at St. Mark’s visit www.stmarks-sa.org.

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The Messenger - May 2014