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St. Mark's This Week

Service Assistants

Sunday, September 24 at 10:30am


Verger: Douglas D'Urso

First Reading: Mike Maruca

Second Reading: Mickie Jones

Intercessor: Kent Slonaker

Chalicer: Mike Maruca

Acolytes: Eleanor Herman & Tess Downey

Ushers: Phoebe Davis, Mary & Steve Clark, Kristin Herman

Greeters: Richard Yuk & Kenn Shirley

Nursery: Cassandra Price

Altar Guild: Mary Clark, Peter Walker, Andrea Lofton, Jean Winne

Coffee Hour: Church Picnic at Bryan Park after the service

Altar Flowers: Douglas D'Urso

Alter Guild Zoom Host: Trey Damron


Readings for this Sunday: 

Readers and the Intercessor must be in-person

Jonah 3:10-4:11

Psalm 145:1-8 

Philippians 1:21-30

Matthew 20:1-16


Young Adults meet 6pm at The Beet Cafe, Elwood Thompson

Church Picnic this Sunday

After the church service

Bryan Park Shelter #1

BBQ with yummy fixins!


Bring a salad, side, or dessert to share.


Blessing of the Animals, Sunday Oct. 1


Zoom at 9am

In person on the Porch, 4pm


Bring your fur baby out for a blessing and a treat!

Sacred Ground begins on Sunday October 1 at 1pm. Sacred Ground meets 1st and 3rd Sundays to contemplate the systemic issues that divide us as well as those that can draw us together.

Contact Shannon Heady to find out more and join the circle!


Prophetic Faith begins Sunday October 22 at 1pm. Prophetic Faith meets 2nd and 4th Sundays at 1pm to help us learn how we can move from advocacy to activism, how we can figure out why folks are being thrown in the river instead of just pulling them out. Contact Karen Hardison to find out more and join the group

Church Sexton Position


St Mark’s would like to hire a church sexton for 10 hours a week at $20/hour (Saturday & Sunday mornings). This position requires skills in event set-up, light cleaning duties, moderate lifting (25 lbs. -/+), English language ability, and being a self-motivated worker. This position is subject to a satisfactory background check. If you know of someone who may be interested in this position; please have them submit a resume to Fr Benjamin at rector@stmarksrva.org


Neighborhood Dinner, Tuesday, October 3 at 6pm.

$10 for dinner, dessert and a beverage.

Outreach Ministries

Habitat Build - October 20 & 28


We have an opportunity to participate in a Habitat for Humanity Build on Friday, October 20, and on Saturday October 28. We have eight volunteer slots each day.


The work site is 5200 Moncure Avenue, Henrico, 23221. Site work includes drywall, siding and deck work.


To sign-up:

Click to sign up for the Friday, October 20 group: 

St. Mark's Group Link October 20


Click to sign up for the Saturday October 28 group: 

St. Mark's Group Link October 28


You will be asked to create an account to sign-up to work.


For more information contact Ed Street. 



12-step September 27 host is

Steve Clark

Food Pantry on 2nd and 4th Saturdays!




Shop for our Staples!



Contact Karen Franklin if you have a donation or assist with distribution, forpop247@gmail.com

Please remember in your prayers this week:


Parishioners: Phillip Jones, Karen Franklin, Lisette Johnson, Margie Costas and family, Becky Lee, Robin Goodman, Carole Shahda, Mike Oliver, Steve Row, Ethel Kutteroff, Margaret Franklin, Phyllis Iverson, Juette Iverson, Diane Hoover, David Christiana, Samantha Ridley, Bill Piercy, and Doris Enroughty.


Our extended family and friends: Beth Tracy, Jane Elbert, Bianca Constance, Shelby, the Hardison family, Nicholas, the Sonant family, the Whisonant family, the Fiedler family, the Lord and Walton family, Richard Wallace, Alice, Garry Land, Wayne and Sue, Marsha and David, Michelle, Olivia, Stefan, Teagan and the Kuehnle family, Will, Robin, Denise Early, Ron and Pam Catton, Oscar Cordova, Rod Bost, Gloria Wiley, William Higgins, Henry Pegram, Rick, Gene Shelton, Karen Sokohl, Rick McGeorge, Amy Burks, the Henderson family, Mary-Margaret, Lane Hopkins, Kristy Rose, Renee Reid, Emily Tafel, Martha, Carolyn Campbell, Randi Smith, Nancy Strite, Marion Broome, Hollis Daniels, and Donna Raubenstine.