Weekly E-bulletin

Worship Assistants this Sunday, February 25
Master of Ceremony: Penny Adams
First Reading: Sam Shute
Second Reading: David Whitlow
Intercessor: Karen Hardison
Chalicer: Ike Wood
Acolyte:Carter Strite 
Ushers:  Frank von Richter (8AM), Phoebe Davis, Daniel Linsey, Mary Clark, Steve Clark
Greeters: Richard Yuk & Kenn Shirley
Children's Worship: Malinda Collier
Nursery: Meredith Franklin and Lee Downey
Altar Guild:Peggy Burke, Trudy McCarty (8AM), Mary Clark,Peter Walker, Andrea Lofton, Ellen Landers, Dustin Landers
Coffee Hour Sponsors:Mary & Steve Clark, Bill Martin
This Sunday's Lessons:     
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16              Psalm 22:22-30               Romans 4:13-25                  Mark 8:31-38    

Worship Assistants and Lion's Tale Links:

nullConversations to Help End Gun Violence - resources to help advocate on our website.  
Talking with Children & Youth about Violence & Loss resources to help with difficult times and 
(did you notice the ashes...)

St. Mark's Notes

Thank you to all who have pledged!
Pledge Update:  We have 97 pledges on our way to our goal of 98, with $260,575 pledged.  Thank you!
There is still time to make your financial commitment to St. Mark's! 
 Pledge on-line or grab a pledge card this Sunday.
Ministry Council meets Sunday at noon.
Young Adults meets Sunday at 12:30
Our Lenten Program begins Wednesday, February 28 at 6pm
and continues March 7 & 14.  Led By Dale Smith we will examine Elijah and the so-called silence of God.
What's up with the peeling paint? St. Mark's is preparing for major roofreplacement, exterior wall repairs, and replacement of the exterior window covers. This will take several months and we are currently evaluating bids and looking at schedules. Until the roof and exterior are repaired it makes no sense to paint as the paint will just continue to peel. Stay tuned for more building news.
Long-range planning update! Many thanks to all who participated in our focus groups. The planning team and Vestry have reviewed the findings and agreed the process is on track. The planning team is proceeding to the next phase. More to come after Pentecost!
To All the People at St. Mark's: Thank you ever so much for generously sharing your space with Petals and Twigs February 1-5.  It was perfect for our needs and I am sure that is why our event set up went smoothly.  I am grateful for your kindness and cooperation!  Douglas was a wonderful facilitator and I am lucky to know him.  Many Thanks Again, Sarah.
Our Regional listening session for the Diocesan Suffragan Bishop will be held at St. James's Michaux House, 1133 W. Franklin Street, Richmond, on Tuesday, February 27, 7:00-9:00 p.m. with Janet Peyton facilitating.
The Easter Flower Donation form is available in the church and on-line.

On-line giving is also available through the website, to support  St. Mark's ministries just click the GIVEbutton in the upper right corner.


ACTS Bag Lists are available in the office and during Coffee Hour.
Please continue to shop for the Food Pantry.  We need our staples - Vienna sausages, tuna, canned pastas, mac & cheese, hearty soups & stews, breakfast bars, and pop tarts.  Toiletries are always welcome.  We can also use donations of pastries, muffins and cookies. We serve on 2nd & 4th Saturdays.
We no longer accept donations of used clothing for the Food Pantry or the Yard Sale.  Please take your clothing donations to Grace & Holy Trinity, First Baptist or Tabernacle Baptist.  
12-Step Host for February 28 is Suzanne Long.  Volunteers are needed to support this ministry of presence. For more information and to help out, contact Ed Street at edstreetva@gmail.com or sign up on line.
Please Remember in your Prayers this Week:
Parishioners: Kevin Truman, Harold Wright, Jerry Long, Patricia, Peggy Burke, Pat Pearman, Diane Hoover, Karen Hardison, John Moses, Carole Kelly, Shirley Truman, David Christiana, Ed Chavez, David Lenz, Samantha Ridley, Bill Piercy, Lib Reynolds, and Doris Enroughty.
Our extended family and friends: Daniel and Kimberly, Lillian Collier, Janet Brown, the Brown Family, Issie Shaw, Jann Guyre, Mark Fisher, Laura Kelly, Marshall Graves, Ruth Anne Orr, and Vicky Eberly.

Please contact the office with any changes to the prayer list.