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Sunday, Feb 11

Last Sunday after Epiphany

Feast of Absalom Jones & Richard Allen


8AM - Holy Eucharist Rite I with coffee hour to follow


10am - Adult Confirmation Class, Acts Class, & Children Formation


11AM - Holy Eucharist Rite II with coffee hour to follow

12:30 PM - Celebration & Reception honoring Absalom Jones & Richard Jones at Wesley Chapel AME Church


Ash Wednesday, February 14

Services will be held at 8am, 12pm, & 6pm

Diaper Pantry will be held concurrently in the Parish Hall

From Your Clergy

Fellowship with Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church San Marcos

Join Pastor Sheila and Fr Christian after church this Sunday, Feb 11 at Wesley Chapel AME Church, 224 S Fredericksburg St for a celebration of Absalom Jones, Richard Allen, and our shared history and tradition. Youth from both parishes will talk about the first black priest of the Episcopal Church (Absalom Jones) and his best friend and founder of the AME church (Richard Allen), along with hymns by the St Mark's choir, and some fellowship time with refreshments.

Lenten Soup and Poets

Our Wednesday night Lenten offering kicks off in a big way with The Poetry Foundation's Young People's Poet Laureate from 2019-2022. Naomi Shihab Nye is part of the TXST MFA faculty and a world renowned poet. We are over the moon she'll be joining us in the parish hall for soup and wonderful discussions about her poetry and how our spiritual lives impact the creative and receptive process.

Adult Confirmation Class Sunday | Feb 11 at 10am | Parish Hall

It's not too late to jump back in or join us for the first time. We'll be talking about baptism and the Eucharist this Sunday, so please join us for a little interactive learning.

A Journey through Acts

We'll pick up the tale of Paul's missionary work this Sunday, Feb 11 in the Parish Hall Library at 10am. Fr Peter will guide us through the scriptures Feb 11, 18, and 25!

Church Historian Wanted

As we prepare for St Mark's 150th Anniversary, we're looking for someone to help us research, collect, and edit our church history from 1974-2024, along with helping us produce a consolidate history from 1874-2024. For more information or to volunteer for the job please contact Fr Christian at christian@stmarkssanmarcos.org.

Be an Actor in the Stations of the Cross

On Good Friday, Mar 29, First Christian Church will once again be offering a live action stations of the cross that wanders the trails between St Mark's and First Christian. If you are interested in serving as a Roman Centurion, Jesus, Mary, or John, please contact Fr Christian at christian@stmarkssanmarcos.org.

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From Your Family Minister

Nature Enrichment Co-Op

Register for Feb 16, 2024

Spots are offered on a weekly basis.

Limit 12 families per session.

This free creation care enrichment program is open to parents and children to age 5.


If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to the office.

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Notes from your Music Director

This spring the choirs at St. Mark’s are busy preparing for Lent and Easter. They are just around the corner! You won’t want to miss being a part of all the beautiful music we are preparing to offer to the Glory of God and for the enriching of our worship together. If you have been considering joining one of the choirs, now is a good time. You have a place at the table and in the choir.


~Jenny Henderson, Dir.

Outreach with St. Mark's

Blood Drive Sign Up Here

The Diaper Pantry is getting low and we need your help! 

Diapers are an essential item for families and one that is not provided or covered by government assistance programs like SNAP or WIC. For the last 4 years, this ministry has grown into a community staple and support network for 300+ families in our community. Please help us continue this vital ministry by donating to our fund using the link below, or bringing in a box of diapers to add to the pantry. Thanks so much for supporting the littlest members of the St. Mark's Community! 


Diaper Giving Page

We're Looking for New Ministry Partners

St Mark's Outreach Committee is seeking new ministry partners we can support with funds, volunteers, or promotions. We are especially interested in groups addressing food scarcity, creation care, or the well-being of kids and seniors. If you are active in a community service organization who you think would be a good partner, please fill out our new partnership request form here on our website at https://stmarks-sanmarcos.org/resources/parish-reports-forms/


Diocesan News

St. Mark's Labor Day Family Retreat in Mustang Island

Aug 30 - Sep 2, 2024

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Important Dates to Remember


Monday, January 1, 2024: Bishop David M. Reed officially retires; Bishop David G. Read becomes Bishop of West Texas

How to Give

“All things come of Thee, O Lord…”


You can give to the ministry of God through StMark’s in the following ways:


You can place your gift in the Offertory Plates as they are passed around the congregation.


You can send a check to:

StMark’s Episcopal Church 

3039 Ranch Road 12

San Marcos, TX 78666


You can Text-to-Give

Text the word GIVE to 512-894-8770 to get started


You can Give online through the StMark’s Website: www.stmarks-sanmarcos.org/give


If you would like to help send a child to Camp Capers this summer, please include "Camp Scholarship" on the memo.

New Church Directory

Have you submitted your information for our new church directory? We are asking everyone (old & new) to submit their information for our new church directory at the link below. It will only take a minute to complete, so...

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Join us on Sunday Mornings

When you are ready and comfortable, please join us for Sunday Morning Services at 8am or 11am.


You can click this Facebook link to join us for live online worship on Sundays at 11am.

Photos

St. Mark's is collecting photos from our Parish events. If you have pictures that you would like to share, and that you give permission to be used on social media, eNews and overall furthering our joy; please send them our way. Please keep photos between 25MB-1MB and send to: office@stmarkssanmarcos.org.

Photo credits to JT Photographics , Susan Hanson & Tamara Talasek.

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