Weekly E-bulletin

St. Mark's This Week
Worship for Sunday, July 19
 
On Friday afternoon we will send out a link to join a live streaming of the the Sunday Liturgy of the Word. We will begin as usual at 10:30 am, but you can log in at 10am for some pre-service chit chat.  At the end of the 10:30 service please plan to participate in a "break-out room" for conversation with a smaller group of members and friends. 
 
The email will include a pdf copy of the Sunday Liturgy of the Word bulletin and links on our website to other on-line worship resources.
 
 
 
Our Bishop, in cooperation with the bishops of Washington D.C. and Maryland, has published Phase II guidelines for in-person re-gathering. The guidelines put the protection of the health of the community first and are based on measurable local public health markers and best practices for continuing to slow/stop the virus spread. This document lists limits and restrictions for in-person worship and gatherings. To re-gather a parish must prove by application that it has met the restrictions and receive written approval from the Bishop
 
We are beginning the work necessary to receive approval to re-gather but at this time do not have a specific time-table for when that will happen. As the virus continues to spike in other areas of the state and country we urge you to continue to wear your mask and practice safe social distancing.
 
Outreach Ministries
 
School Supplies for Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School
 
This year we can support Anna Julia Cooper students with the following items:
 
  • hand sanitizer
  • boxes of tissues
  • pencils (ticonderoga pre-sharpened only)
  • wide-ruled notebook paper
 
Please drop off at the church Tuesdays or Thursdays between 9am and noon. Please bring your items not later than August 27.
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.  
If you have donation for the pantry, contact Malinda Collier, dre@stmarksrva.org to arrange a drop off.
 
Contact Ed. Street if you can help pack bags, edstreetva@gmail.com
 
In-person 12-Step meetings are suspended until further notice from the Governor about group meeting sizes. We have helped the group to set up a Zoom meeting account. Check the AA website for on-line meeting links.
 
Please Remember in your Prayers this Week:
 
Parishioners: Emma Wright, Sam Francis and family, Betty Leviner, Lisette Johnson, Joan Wood, Kate Bishop-Pevsner, the Heady/Downey family, McKenna Brown, Margaret Franklin, Gray Morris, David Lenz, Phyllis Iverson, Juette Iverson, Diane Hoover, David Christiana, Samantha Ridley, Bill Piercy, and Doris Enroughty.
 
Our extended family and friends: Teresa Nichols, the Cook family, the Dudding family, Wendy, Karina, the Chandler-Dovis family, Joyce Eberly and family, Vera, Quita Collins, Stefan Osdene, Joan, Michelle, Andrew, Joe and Terri Hagerty, Rena, Matthew Owen, Herman, Eartha, Thea, Amanda, Jayne Parker, Nancy Kelly, Donna, Kimberley Bess, Justine, Kim, Gaye England, Bob and Chris Sherman, Alaina, Justin, Larry Townley, Mary and Lonny Townley, Virginia Blume, Ryan Phipps, the Phipps family, Nancy Carter Crump, Sean Ward, Gordon, Andy, Jacob Cole, Blair, Hollis Daniels, Claudia, Beach, Griffen, Katie Morris, the Hill family, and Donna Raubenstine.
  
Please contact the office with any changes to the prayer list. 
 
804-358-4771
 
 
520 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
804-358-4771