Weekly E-bulletin

St. Mark's This Week
Service Assistants Sunday, 
September 25 at 10:30am
 
Master of Ceremony: Douglas D'Urso
First Reading: Becky Adams
Second Reading: Patrick McDuff
Intercessor: Phoebe Davis
Chalicer: Paul Shane
Acolytes: Grace and Thomas McDuff
Ushers: Phoebe Davis, Isabel Tucker, Steve Clark, Mary Clark
Greeters: Clergy
Children's Worship: Malinda Collier and Bill Crowder
Nursery: Meredith Franklin
Altar Guild: Mary Clark, Peter Walker, Ellen & Dustin Landers
Coffee Hour Sponsors: Church Picnic Parish Life
Altar Flowers: Douglas D'Urso
Alter Guild Zoom Host: Trey Damron
 
Readings for this Sunday: 
Readers and the Intercessor must be in-person
Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15
Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 
1 Timothy 6:6-19 
Luke 16:19-31  
 
Changes in Holy Communion: We continue to distribute Holy Communion in both kinds at the base of the chancel steps. The Celebrant will be joined by the Master of Ceremonies and Deacon. The Celebrant will serve the bread, and should you choose to also receive the wine, there will be two chalices; one designated for intinction (dipping) and one for drinking (sipping) directly from the cup. After receiving the bread, you may either intinct by dipping a bit of the bread into the chalice or move to the Deacon, providing the chalice to drink from.
 
Please notify an usher if you would prefer to have communion brought to you in your pew.
 
Church Picnic is Sunday, September 25, Noon
AFTER CHURCH
We'll provide the BBQ and all the sides -
you bring a dessert to share
 
Remember worship first in the church
Picnic after at Bryan Park!
 
 
Share your hymn requests!
 
Be sure to add your favorites to the Hymn Request Clipboard, located at the front of the church beside the piano. Our Communion hymn this Sunday#335 I am the Bread of Life  is straight from the clipboard, so be sure to add your favorites to the list. We look forward to singing the music that St. Mark's loves!
 
Community Reads resumes Tuesday, September 27 from 7-8pm via Zoom!  
Our first book is Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion
by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.
Led by Karen Franklin & Malinda Collier with members of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. More info on the website.
 
For Sept. 27 please read (or skim) chapters 1-4
and watch this TED Talk on the importance of story:
 
We’re Invited to a dress rehearsal of Hugs & Kisses
the VA Rep play that has been rehearsing in the Parish Hall. 
Tuesday, September 27 at 3pm! 
Hugs & Kisses introduces the concepts of good touch, bad touch and secret touch to elementary school students in a sensitive and an age appropriate manner through an enjoyable, award-winning musical play.  
 
 
Outreach Ministries
 
VA PRIDE
is Saturday September 24!
Brown's Island
 
St. Mark's will be there - as always!
two hour shifts
We STILL need volunteers from 4-6pm!
 
Carver Elementary School 2022 Supply List!
Toothbrushes for kids
Toothpaste for kids
All skin color bandaids
Baby wipes
Highlighters
Ticonderoga pencils
 
Bring your donations to church by September 25!
Or ship directly to the school:
George W Carver Elementary
Attn: Ms. Craver, Room 210
1110 W Leigh Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Food Pantry service continues outside on 2nd and 4th Saturdays!
 
We need Lunch makers for both Saturday October 8 & 22. Sign-up on-line to help
 
We need help preparing bags for the 2nd and 4th Saturday distribution! Let us know if you can help.
 
Contact Karen Franklin if you have a donation, can help pack bags, assist with distribution, forpop247@gmail.com
 
We continue in conversation with our 12-Step meeting representatives and working toward their return "home" to St. Mark's. Currently the 12-step group has set a goal of returning in the Spring 2023.
Check the AA website for on-line meeting links.
 
Please Remember in your Prayers this Week:
 
Parishioners: Terrance Prokosh, Tamara Orr, Mike Oliver, Ryn Kennedy, Steve Row, Sam Shute, Ethel Kutteroff, David Lenz, 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: Randi Smith, Bev and Larry Green, Nancy Strite, Allison, Stefan & Olivia, Abby Bishop, Carver Elementary Class 210, Terry B., Harold Rhodes, Karl, David Dotson, Marion Broome, Stephen Brown, Jay Shatzkin and family, Hollis Daniels, Janet and the Kirkpatrick family, and Donna Raubenstine.
 
Please contact the office with any changes to the prayer list. 
office@stmarksrva.org
804-358-4771