Weekly E-bulletin

St. Mark's This Week
 
Holy Communion Services
 
Gather for Holy Communion!
Services are every Sunday at noon,
and 2nd & 4th Saturdays at 11am.
 
During June the communion services
will be held in the church (nave).
We will continue to safely social distance
and wear masks,
but you will be able to sit in a pew
and enjoy the ac!
 
 
Regathering
Planning, trying things out,
figuring things out!
 
And roof work!
 
There is so much good news about vaccination rates increasing and virus spread decreasing. We are carefully looking forward, planning for "hybrid" in-person worship that keeps our Zoom participants with us as well as allowing us to safely gather in the church. For the next few months we will continue with our every Sunday ZOOM service at 10:30am, and hold our in-person Communion services at noon on Sundays, and 2nd & 4th Saturdays at 11am.
 
And we are planning for a fall that looks a whole lot more familiar - knowing how much has changed - and incorporating the good lessons we've learned these last long months about what it is to be a community of faith.
 
More information to come on our roof work which is starting soon!
Young Adult Ministry!
Questions? Contact Ryn Kennedy
kennedy.appstate@gmail.com
 
St. Peter's and St. John's Episcopal Churches will host a joint gathering in Commemoration of Juneteenth on Saturday, June 19, 2021.
 
 
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863.
 
Use the link above to find out more and sign-up!
 
 
Virginia Department of Health
Covid Vaccine Appointments:
 
Sign up and get vaccinated TODAY!
 
How many times could we say
we're looking forward to a shot!
 
Outreach Ministries
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.
 
 
We need lunch makers for 4th Saturdays! It is pretty easy, make 30 hearty sandwiches, contribute goodies like packaged cookies or chips and always have fresh fruit. This is a great family activity!
 
Summer 2021 dates available for sign-up!
 
Sign up on-line, or contact Ed Street if you can help pack bags, edstreetva@gmail.com
 
We are in conversation with our 12-Step meeting representatives and working toward their return "home" to St. Mark's. As with our own in-person gatherings we will err on the side of caution and proceed carefully in making decisions regarding in-person programs based on both health metrics and pending roof work. 
Check the AA website for on-line meeting links.
 
Please Remember in your Prayers this Week:
 
Parishioners: Chris Durrer, Barbara Dawson, David Lenz, Kevin Truman, Lisette Johnson, Sam Francis and family, the Heady/Downey family, Margaret Franklin, Gray Morris, Phyllis Iverson, Juette Iverson, Diane Hoover, David Christiana, Samantha Ridley, Bill Piercy, and Doris Enroughty.
 
Our extended family and friends: Norma Champion, Nita Kingsbury, Adam Whitlow, Linda Smith, Bobby Stephens, Joey Sallade, Cheryl Stevens, Presley Carter Dudley, Justine, Betty Bussells, Lois Ann Durrette, Anna Black, Norm Nielsen, Freida, Betty and the Davis Family, Shameka, Althea, Susan, Elizabeth Hall, Stefan Osdene, Joe Inge and family, Abby Bishop, Durwood Usry, Hollis Daniels, Michael Rider, Brian Hanshaw, Carl, Nick, Teresa Nichols, Andrew, Matthew Owen, Sean Ward, Andy, Claudia, Beach, Griffen, Katie Morris, and Donna Raubenstine.
 
Please contact the office with any changes to the prayer list. 
office@stmarksrva.org
804-358-4771