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St. Mark's This Week
Worship Assistants for August 18
Master of Ceremony: Penny Adams
First Reading: Ike Wood
Second Reading: Carter Strite
Intercessor: Mickie Jones
Chalicer: Amy Strite
Acolytes: Kumiko Sulla, Carter Strite
Ushers: Frank von Richter (8AM),
Dan Hartman, Ivy Burnes, Sandy Steele, Phoebe Davis
Greeter: Mike Kilbourne
Nursery: Meredith Franklin, Dolores Ramiza
Altar Guild: Peggy Burke, Trudy McCarty (8AM),
Liz Smith, Gayle Johnston, Amy Strite, Carter Strite
Coffee Hour Sponsors: Penny Adams and Jim Contner,
Cameron and Kevin Cutro, Lisette Johnson
Altar Flowers: Elaine Wittel  
Readings for this Sunday:
Jeremiah 23:23-29               Psalm 82              Hebrews 11:29-12:2                   Luke 12:49-56
Children's Worship does not meet in July and August!  See you in September.

St. Mark's Offerings

Finance Team meets Sunday, August 18 at noon.
Mid-day Service with Communion is Tuesday, August 20th at 12:15pm.
Curmudgeon's Lunch is Wednesday, August 21, noon at Arianna's.
Parish Life Team meets 11:45, Wednesday, August 21 at Buddy's.

On August 26, our summer intern Emma Wright will be moving to Muscat, Oman for one year through the Episcopal Young Adult Service Corps (YASC). Each year YASC sends young Episcopalians abroad to volunteer and build relationships throughout the Anglican Communion. Emma will spend her time working at an interfaith center which strives to promote trust, love, and understanding among the Christian and Muslim communities.
The Episcopal Church pays for many of the associated costs, but Emma is responsible for fundraising $10,000 ($5,000 remaining!) to help cover her flights, housing, insurance, etc. To support Emma in her ministry abroad, you can write a check or donate online to St. Mark's with "Emma Wright YASC" in the memo line. She also invites your prayers - especially for patience, energy, and a smooth transition. To contact Emma this year and to read about her adventures, visit www.walkinlove.blog

Service of Lament, Reconciliation and Commitment
Saturday, August 17; 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
St. John's Church, 2401 E Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23233.

Bishop Susan Goff will preside, and members of the Central Richmond Region will participate in the service. The event is one of several being offered throughout the dioceses in Virginia in response to the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Virginia.

Every Tuesday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, EV is hosting a phonebanking campaign to raise awareness about the lack of explicit protections for LGBT Virginians in housing, employment, and public spaces. We will be calling voters in key districts to identify supporters and make sure they know why nondiscrimination matters. We start training at 6:00, make calls in teams, and break at 8:30 to debrief on how the night went. We are hosting these events at the EV office (530 E Main St, Richmond), but we also offer a remote phonebanking option.


AJCES School Supplies! Needs list includes: 3 subject spiral notebooks, #2 Ticonderoga pencils, boxes of Kleenex, Lysol wipes.  
Please bring to the church by August 25!

Food Pantry - Many thanks to all who donated!
Keep it coming! - canned tuna and chicken, hearty soups and stews, chili, SPAM, sardines, canned pasta, mac & cheese.  
12-Step Host for August 21 Steve Clark.  Volunteers are needed to support this ministry of presence.  To help out, contact Ed Street at edstreetva@gmail.comor sign up on line.  We need hosts for September - December!
Please Remember in your Prayers this Week:
Parishioners: Nolee Novak, McKenna Brown, Margaret Franklin, Gray Morris, David Lenz, Phyllis Iverson, Juette Iverson, Diane Hoover, John Moses, David Christiana, Samantha Ridley, Bill Piercy, and Doris Enroughty.
Our extended family and friends: Blair, the Wood family, the Chamberlain family, Connie Gaulding, Lisa Larrimore, Julia Hutcherson, Hailey, John Golden, Ed Shute, Hollis Daniels, Claudia, Beach, Lara, Griffen, Heather Dawson, Katie Morris, the Hill family, Andy, Justine, Angie, Eric, Donna Raubenstine, Janet Brown, and Issie Shaw.
Please contact the office with any changes to the prayer list.