Click here to view July & August's Sunday schedule & calendar.
There is a schedule available on the table by the kitchen every Sunday.
CPR & First Aid
St. Mark’s will be offering a CPR & First Aid class on August 21 from 9am – 1pm for $75. If you are interested in taking the class please contact Jerri Carington at 281-545-1296 or email@example.com.
We'll be making little boys' shorts for Faith in Practice, a group of doctors who volunteer their services to the needy in the Caribbean and Central American area. The sundresses will also be donated to this group for distribution. Sewing date: August 19 from 10-2 in the hospitality room.
SGC & SGP Training Dates
The Episcopal Church values a safe environment for our ministry. We ask that you be trained by the national church's program Safeguarding God's Children (SGC) and/or Safeguarding God’s People (SGP). St. Mark's Church and School has an "in-house" trainer with Jerri Carington, and she will lead a SGP training on August 15, 9am-12pm at St. Mark's and a SGC training on September 12, 9am-12pm. You may sign up for this training through our church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Ushers and Greeters
How would you like to be a part of a ministry that welcomes people into our Sunday worship? We are looking for additional ushers and greeters for our 11:15 services. For our 11:15 we will have 2 greeters and 2 ushers. Ushers and greeters share hospitality to visitors and parishioners every Sunday morning. Responsibilities include greeting all who enter the church, distributing service bulletins and collecting the offering. In addition, ushers assist those with special needs, help ensure that seating is available for all in attendance, and check that the church has a clean appearance after the service. If you are interested in being a part of this very important ministry, please contact Drew Horsley at the church office or by email at email@example.com.
Lunches of Love
It is summertime for the children (yea!) and participation in the Lunches of Love (LOL) program is our outreach opportunity at this time. LOL was founded five years ago and operates out of the First United Methodist Church in Rosenberg. It makes sure no child in the Lamar Consolidated elementary schools is without food during their summer vacation - June 8th through August 21st (11 weeks). How can we, who are abundantly blessed, get involved?
1. Please donate jars of creamy peanut butter and jams for the sandwiches. Donate 100% fruit juice. Donateboxes of cereal & crackers. Place these nutritious items in the red LOL tubs in St. Mark’s fellowship hall.
2. Members who wish to make a monetary donation to LOL can mail their checks to Lunches of Love P.O. Box 1161 in Rosenberg, TX 77471.
3. St. Mark’s will also present a generous check to LOL from our outreach budget during these summer months.
Welcome Back to the Rev. Kristin Sullivan
Let’s all welcome back Rev. Sullivan who will celebrate and preach at eleven Sundays throughout the summer while Father Bert is on sabbatical. Rev. Sullivan will also provide pastoral oversight addressing any pastoral concerns that may arise, and she will be in the office one day of the week (Monday will be her usual day in the office). The St. Mark’s – Richmond family is glad to have you with us!
Father Bert's Blog
While on sabbatical, Father Bert will be communicating with us through his blog at https://bertbaetz.wordpress.com. We will miss Father Bert and his family, so we are delighted that his blog will be in place so we can read about their adventures.
WHAT IS A SABBATICAL? The word sabbatical has its roots in the biblical concept of Sabbath (“to rest” or “to cease”). Sabbath keeping is setting aside time that God consecrates and makes it holy. Want to learn more about the meaning of sabbatical and why God insists that we rest. Fr. Bert will be taking his sabbatical this summer. Click here to read Fr. Bert's Letter. Click here to read a message from Barbara Scheibner, Senior Warden.