Weekly E-bulletin

St. Mark's This Week

On Saturday you will receive an email from Father David with details about the Diocese plan and requirements for the  phased return to in-person worship. 

St. Mark's Offerings

Join us for Compline, 7:00pm on Thursdays

Our virtual doors open at  6:30 PM Eastern Time 
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: Compline at St. Mark's
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 301 715 8592
Meeting ID: 947 247 8030
You can view Easter Season Compline at the following link, and Rev Sarah will share her screen so everyone on the Zoom call can follow along during the service
Worship for Sunday, May 24
On Friday 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 Children's Worship will be offered (around 11:15am)
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.



Summer is still a month away, but we just cant wait for that hot, sweet time of year!
So what are we going to do? Have a UGK@Home Family-Style Summer Seafood Boil, of course!
Bring the family together (at a safe, social-distance, of course) over this four-course dinner featuring seasonal locally-sourced seafood and accompaniments, plus a few more surprises (as always).

Our featured chef for this extraordinary meal is Lori Gowin, executive chef at St. Christopher's School in RVA. The Culinary Institute of America trained (and UVA - wahoowa! - grad) has worked in some of America's best kitchens, including Gramercy Tavern, one of NYC's most popular and beloved restaurants, Bar Boulud in Lincoln Square, and former Upper West Side eatery, Eighty One.

Here in Virginia, Chef Lori previously shared her culinary talents as managing lead cook at Wegmans and executive chef at Hampden Sydney College. We cannot wait to reveal her creative interpretation of the classic seafood boil, adapted for the stay-safe-at-home times in which we are living.  Chef Lori cooks for UGK at St. Mark's on Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays.

For your home - May 30th, 6:30 - 10:00pm
More details and tickets for a meal

How do you provide reading tutoring from a distance for someone who has no internet and difficulty hearing?  The old fashioned way! Suzanne Long has been tutoring with The READ Center since 2002, and continues today, remotely, through the mail and on the phone.

As a tutor, I have been a member of The READ Center community since 2002. In the years just prior to becoming a tutor, I enjoyed the opportunity of traveling abroad on several occasions.  While the scenery and the food choices were wonderful, I quickly realized my inability to read highway road signs, restaurant menus, grocery store labels and general directions for waiting in line or entering a building. I felt the loss of my confidence and an increase in vulnerability.  Maintaining my independence was quite a challenge! As a result, I decided to take (as a fulltime working adult) some night classes in various languages. I loved the mechanics of learning, but mostly I loved the empowerment that I gained by being able to understand what I was seeing or reading. I grew to appreciate the value of sight words! With my new language skills in tow and as a student myself in 2002, I combed a weekly local entertainment guide seeking the latest information on movies, music, and more. There was a small ad in the guide. It was an ad that I had seen many times, but this time, it moved me to make a phone call. The ad was simple:

Underground Kitchen
Want to help pack or distribute UGK meals?
UGK's Community First initiative needs volunteers at Roslyn to help package meal bags and make deliveries out into the community. Volunteer shifts are Monday - Friday from 9:00 to Noon. Strict safety protocols are in effect. Masks and gloves are mandatory. The work area is spacious allowing appropriate spacing between volunteers. Deliveries are "non-contact, drop offs" with strict protocols being observed. Please know that you will be making a tremendous difference in the lives of those who are food insecure and need our help.  
UGK has partnered with several Episcopal churches in Richmond, and is preparing and delivering thousands of meals each week to food insecure individuals and families in the Richmond area. 
Want to know more?  Contact Ed Street, edstreetva@gmail.com

Food Pantry service will continue outside on 2nd and 4th Saturdays!
We will be distributing bags 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.

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 acount.  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: Vera, the Long family, Bill and Quita Collins, Stefan Osdene, Joan, Michelle, Andrew, the Smith family, 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.