November 8, 2017
This eNewsletter replaces "This Week at St. Mark's" and is published on the 2nd and 4thWednesday of each month.

Publication Deadlines:
Sunday Bulletin Announcements: Tuesday
Wednesday Lion:  5 days prior (Friday)

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The Final Conversation Café
 We have already heard from 34 St. Mark's parishioners who took part in Sunday's Conversation Café and there are currently 16 more people signed up to participate on Thursday, November 9 from 7 - 9 p.m.

If you have not already registered but would like to attend on Thursday, please RSVP by email to or to

We have room from you and we want to hear from you. . .
but we also want to be prepared for you!
Sunday's Cafe Staff
Advent Is Here. . .
Have you noticed that Christmas decorations are appearing in stores (and, in some cases, have been since early October)? Have you been seeing more signs advertising the "must haves" for your Christmas celebrations? Perhaps you've even caught yourself humming a Christmas carol or two. . . .

When we observe Advent for just four weeks, the temptation is great to think of Advent as a season of preparation for the celebration of the nativity. But it really is much more than that.  Advent invites us to prepare for the coming of Christ at the end of time even as we welcome Christ's appearance in our weekly assembly and in the world to which we are sent. 

For all of these reasons and more, St. Mark's will once again be observing an expanded Advent - seven weeks, instead of four - beginning on Sunday, November 12. 

You can learn more about an expanded Advent here (