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Sunday, Nov 12

Flowers at the Altar given to the Glory of God and in Memory of Phil Lewis from Susie, Leslie, Kara, & Philip

8am - Holy Eucharist Rite I with Veteran Recognition & Pledge Ingathering

9am - Coffee Hour

9:30am - Childcare opens - in old Preschool Bldg

10am - All Ages Sunday Formation; Adult Formation with Blake Holbrook founder of Vet Rec Outdoors

11am - Holy Eucharist Rite II with Veteran Recognition & Pledge Ingathering

12pm - Childcare Closes & Consecration Sunday Lunch (bring side dishes)

The Wednesday Connection & Diaper Pantry Friendsgiving!

Wed, Nov 15 in the Parish Hall - We are providing turkeys and ham for our Diaper Pantry Friendsgiving. Please bring sides and desserts as we welcome our Diaper Pantry families in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday.

From Your Clergy

Stewardship 2023 - All Aboard and Grab A Paddle

Consecration Sunday is this Sunday, where you'll have chance to put your pledge card on the altar, however if you prefer to make a pledge online, please head over to our online pledge form.

Parish Potluck Nov 12 in the Parish Hall after the 11am Service

As we celebrate Consecration Sunday and Veterans Weekend, we will have a parish meal of fried chicken, fish, and YOUR world famous side dish or dessert. Please bring a side dish or a dessert to the Parish Hall between 10:30-12:30 on Sunday Nov 12. We can't wait to taste and see what you're world famous for!

If you are planning on bringing diapers, sizes 4, 5, and 6 diapers are needed as well as baby wipes. Our pantry currently has plenty of newborn, 1, and 2 size diapers.

Our Annual Friendsgiving Dinner for our Diaper Pantry Families is Wednesday, Nov 15. For more information, please attend our volunteer meeting Monday, Nov 13 at 6pm in the Youth Room.

Please bring sides & desserts for our Diaper Pantry Friendsgiving! Email Family Minister Tamara Talasek at tamara@stmarkssanmarcos.org

Gather together for Griefshare during the Holidays

The Holidays can be difficult for anyone as you navigate emotions of grief and loss. Join our Griefshare group for fellowship and community every Thursday 2-3:30pm from November 2, 2023 to January 4, 2024 in the Parish Hall.

Register for Griefshare Here

The Wednesday Connection


Mark your calendars for Wednesday night programming this fall. We'll gather for a meal and then break out into small groups. Childcare provided for infant-2nd grade, Classes for 3rd-5th Grade, continued screening of The Chosen, Bell Choir, and Chancel Choir.

Nov 8 - Veteran Culture and Ministries

Nov 15 - Thanksgiving Meal with our Diaper Families

Nov 22 - No Gathering for Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov 29 - Healing Eucharist

St. Mark's Office will be closed Wednesday, November 22nd & Thursday, November 23rd for the Thanksgiving holiday. Sunday Church services will continue as normal this week. The office will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, November 27th.

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From the Director of

Children and Family Ministries

Nature Enrichment Co-Op

Every Friday!

Registration is now open for Friday November 17. 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.

Register for the Co-Op Here
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Follow St. Mark's Youth on Instagram for the latest St. Mark’s youth news. @st.markx_familysmtx

Notes from your Music Director

It’s not too late to find your place in the choir. We will be beginning to work on Lessons and Carols. This beautiful tradition of Scripture and music by candlelight will be offered to the congregation on Dec 13th at 7pm.

If you are interested in a short term commitment this is a great time to find your way to the choir loft. We have child care available through the Wednesday Connection. Come and find your place at the table.

~ Jenny Henderson

Outreach with St. Mark's

Bluebonnet Lions 20th Annual Thankful Turkey 5K Needs Help

The Bluebonnet Lions Club is requesting help in the form of greeters and pies for their 5K on Saturday, Nov 18. Pies must be fruit, custard, or nut and must not require refrigeration. Please arrange for drop-off/pick-up on Friday, Nov 17 or by 8:30am on Saturday, Nov 18.

To sign up to help with the 5K or to donate a pie, please call or text Sandra Baggett at (512)214-7220

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

If you are planning on bringing diapers, sizes 4, 5, and 6 diapers are needed as well as baby wipes. Our pantry currently has plenty of newborn, 1, and 2 size diapers.

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

Investiture Event Information

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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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.


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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