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St. Mark's This Week
Service Assistants this Sunday, 
May 22 at 10:30am
Master of Ceremony: Paul Shane
First Reading: Anson Matthews
Second Reading: Isabel Tucker
Intercessor: Beth Wentworth
Ushers: Mary Clark, Steve Clark, Phoebe Davis
Greeters: Penny Adams & Jim Contner
Children's Worship: Malinda Collier & Bill Crowder
Nursery: Meredith Franklin
Altar Guild: Mary Clark, Peter Walker, Ellen & Dustin Landers
Coffee Hour Sponsors: Liz Smith, Gaye Frugard, Virginia & Trey Damron
Altar Flowers: Douglas D'Urso
Alter Guild Zoom Host: George Collier
Readings for this Sunday: 
Readers and the Intercessor must be in-person
Acts 16:9-15
Psalm 67                                                                                           
Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5
John 5:1-18
Property Team meets at noon in the Lounge on Sunday May 22.
Our Eucharistic Visitors Team are a group of folks who make visits taking communion out to folks who are unable to join us for worship. With the pandemic, like so many aspects of ministry, we were unable to make these visits. We will meet after church Sunday May 22 in the library begin to re-imagine this ministry at St. Mark’s. This is a rewarding pastoral ministry for families and individuals alike. If you have been a part of this ministry before or if you have ever wondered about this ministry, please join us.
This Sunday we will offer communion at the altar rail and the chancel steps - you may choose which option is best for you.
Covid Update:
  • Masks are optional
  • Social distancing and minimal physical contact (please respect a 3 foot minimum between each unrelated person) 
  • Zoom remains a worship option
We have much to be grateful for and much to hold close.
The Vestry & Interim Rector
The Search for the XIV Bishop of Virginia
Richmond Region Meet & Greet with the candidates.
All Saints Episcopal Church
8787 River Road
Friday May, 20 from 6-8pm
Ushers Needed!
We are in need a few faithful folks to help with ushering. Ushers are assigned in teams so you only serve one Sunday per month. Could be a great couple or parent & teen/child ministry opportunity.
Interested? Talk with Steve Clark or Malinda Collier.
Sunday Teller Help with the Collection
We are in need of 2 more "tellers," those folks who prepare the collection for bank deposit. Training and support available. This is a once per month ministry. Interested? Talk with Suzanne Long.
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.  
Make and help serve coffee, hot cocoa for our guests!
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 our bishop's guidance. 
Check the AA website for on-line meeting links.
Please Remember in your Prayers this Week:
Parishioners: Martha Gilliam, Barbara Dawson, Tamara Orr, Mike Oliver, Ryn Kennedy, Steve Row, Sam Shute, the Kutteroff family, David Lenz, Kevin Truman, Lisette Johnson, Margaret Franklin, Gray Morris, Phyllis Iverson, Juette Iverson, Diane Hoover, David Christiana, Samantha Ridley, Bill Piercy, and Doris Enroughty.
Our extended family and friends: Kim, Ginny, Frank Brown, Corey Sims, Gavin, Holly and Walt Geddes, Casey Gregory, Meaghan, Sandy, Rick, the Fiedler family, Judy Vogan-Boone, Janet and the Kirkpatrick family, Jim Schwab, the Meacham family, Norma Champion, Adam Whitlow, Nick, Matthew Owen, Sean Ward, Claudia, Beach, Griffen, Katie and Seth Morris, and Donna Raubenstine.
Please contact the office with any changes to the prayer list.