Weekly E-bulletin

St. Mark's This Week
Service Assistants this Sunday, September 19
Master of Ceremony: Paul Shane
First Reading: Steve Boschen
Second Reading: Elizabeth Kyser
Intercessor: Don Kyser
Ushers: Dan Hartman, Ivy Burnes, Sandy Steele
Children's Worship: Malinda Collier & Bill Crowder- via Zoom
Altar Guild: Liz Smith, Gayle Johnston, Amy & Carter Strite
Coffee Hour Sponsors: Penny Adams & Jim Contner, Cameron & Kevin Cutro
Altar Flowers: Elaine Wittel
Alter Guild Zoom Host - TBD
Readings for this Sunday:  
Readers and the Intercessor must be in-person
Proverbs 31:10-31
Psalm 1
James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
Mark 9:30-37
Covid numbers are high in our area so we need your help
to keep everyone attending safe.
  • We ask that you sign-up to attend in-person worship
  • We have a maximum in-person attendance number of 107.
  • Masks are required
  • We will have music but no congregational singing
  • ·Social distancing and minimal physical contact (that means the Peace folks - not everyone is comfortable being hugged) 
  • Outdoor fellowship (coffee & treats on the porch or in the side parking lot - not in the parish hall)
  •  Childrens' Worship will be offered via Zoom only thru September
  • No Nursery until October
Zoom will look different -
you will see the church and hear as best the current church microphones allow.
 If you are zooming in to the service, you will need to either download and print out the bulletin or open it in a separate computer window. 
Community Reads
A New Program led by Rev. Dorothy
via Zoom this Fall
Beginning on September 28 we will have the opportunity to begin a discussion around some of the important issues of our times.
Tuesdays beginning September 28 at 7pm.
The Church Cracked Open by Canon Stephanie Spellers
This study is shared with St. Peter's on Tuesday evenings
(and if you need a Wednesday option, St. John's)
Virginia Department of Health
Covid Vaccine Appointments:
Please if you are eligible and able - get vaccinated
Delta Variant numbers continue to rise.
Please continue to be careful.
Wear you mask.
Outreach Ministries
Food Pantry service continues outside 
on 2nd and 4th Saturdays!
We distribute bags, lunches, and fresh fruit at the south entry to those who come.  
Contact Karen Franklin if you have a donation, can help pack bags, assist with distribution, forpop247@gmail.com
We are in conversation with our 12-Step meeting representatives and working toward their return "home" to St. Mark's. As with our own in-person gatherings we will err on the side of caution and proceed carefully in making decisions regarding in-person programs based on both health metrics and roof work. 
Check the AA website for on-line meeting links.
Please Remember in your Prayers this Week:
Parishioners: David Lenz, Kevin Truman, Lisette Johnson, Sam Francis and family, the Heady/Downey family, Margaret Franklin, Gray Morris, Phyllis Iverson, Juette Iverson, Diane Hoover, David Christiana, Samantha Ridley, Bill Piercy, and Doris Enroughty, Dale Smith.
Our extended family and friends: Matt Flynn, Sybel Crone, Liz Wallace, Nelson Crowe, Mark G. Reitz, Norma Champion, Adam Whitlow, Joey Sallade, Cheryl Stevens, Presley Carter Dudley, Justine, Betty Bussells, Lois Ann Durrette, Anna Black, Norm Nielsen, Freida, Betty and the Davis Family, Susan, Elizabeth Hall, Stefan Osdene, Joe Inge and family, Abby Bishop, Hollis Daniels, Michael Rider, Brian Hanshaw, Carl, Nick, Teresa Nichols, Andrew, Matthew Owen, Sean Ward, Andy, Claudia, Beach, Griffen, Katie Morris, and Donna Raubenstine.
Please contact the office with any changes to the prayer list.