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Mark Your Calendars

Graduate Recognition Sunday

May 21st: 11am Service

Pentecost Sunday

May 28th: 8am & 11am Services

River Clean-up and Canoecharist

May 31st: 5:30-6:30pm

Guild Open Houses in June

Sundays in June: 9:45-10:45am

Tim Swan's Ordination

June 6th: 6:30pm

The School Calendar has become an increasingly important in our shared lives, and May is one of the most challenging months for those in education. St. Mark's ask you to help support our Preschool as we round out the year. We have a delightful Silent Auction going on right now through May 21. Make a bid on everything from Spa Packages, Camp Capers Weekends, Beach Houses, Plane Rides, and Austin FC tickets.

From Your Clergy

Sunday School Classes in May 9:45-10:45

-May 21: The Ordination Process with Tim Swan and Fr Christian in the Parish Hall

-May 28: Instructed River Baptism with Fr Christian and Baptismal Candidates at City Park River Access

St Mark's Welcomes Back the Swan Family

Long time parishioner, former vestry member, grill master, and friend Tim Swan will return this Sunday, May 21st to preach and teach. Tim's whole family will be in attendance as we also honor his daughter, Sam, on her high school graduation. We'll get to see them a few weeks later as St Mark's will host his Diaconal Ordination with Bishop David M. Reed on Tues, Jun 6th at 6:30pm.

Guild Open Houses Every Sunday in June 9:45-10:45am

Since the Levites started taking care of the tabernacle in 1440BC, there has always been a group of people who have found joy and purpose in serving beside God's altar, table, and worship space. If this kind of service piques your interest, check out a few of our Open Houses next month.

June 4 - Flower Guild in the Church Building

June 11 - Altar Guild in the Church Building

June 18 - The A/V Club in the Church Building

June 25 - Hospitality Teams in the Parish Hall

Wednesday Night 

The Chosen 

Screening and Discussion 5:30-7pm

June 7, 14, 21, and 28

July 12, 19, and 26

Join Fr Christian and Tamara Talasek for an evening delve into the world of the New Testament. Bring a meal, snack, and friend as we watch episodes of the popular TV Series The Chosen, chronicling the stories of Mary Magdalene, Simon Peter, Nicodemus, and other New Testament characters. We'll spend thirty minutes afterward each episode talking about the biblical references, the plausible historical backstories, and the implications to our own faith. 

Summer Reading for Empty Nesters

As we recognize all the graduates this Sunday, we also understand a season of transition awaits parents. If your last child has left the nest in the last few years, and you're looking for what's next, check out Richard Rohr's Book Falling Upwards, which talks all about the second half of life and the spiritual richness that awaits. Fr Christian will be leading a book study on this text later in the year, so read up on vacation this summer and come ready to ask some good questions in the fall.

 Preschool Recruiting Help

Our St Mark's Preschool needs your help in enrolling new students. Despite a ton of word of mouth recommendations from our school community, Facebook posts, Community Impact ads, yard signs, and flyers at the library, pediatrician offices, and public bulletin boards, we still have 10 spots open. Please share these media tools with your social circles, and put in a good word for us with all your parents of 3-4 year-olds. If you need any of these materials or more information please contact our head of school, Stacy Whited, stacy@stmarkssanmarcos.org or send folks to stmarks-sanmarcos.org/preschool.

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From the Director of

Children and Family Ministries

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Outreach with St. Mark's

Meals on Wheels

Come join us in serving, May 15-19th. Please contact the Rev. Madeline Shelton Hawley for more information, and to learn assignments on days, times, and driver pairings madeline.shelton@gmail.com.


Trash Pickup

Join us for our quarterly pickup on

Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 9:00am and aim to complete by noon. Meet in the church office parking lot to begin together. Please bring gloves. We will be providing safety vests, trash bags, a limited number of trash grabbers, and drinking water. Each team will be given a 1/4 mile section of the 2 mile stretch. Children under 16 are welcome but will need need to have adult supervision. 

Please contact Nick Hoover for more information,512-577-2509 or nhoover@flash.net.

Diocesan News

Camps and Retreats with the DWTX

The Diocese has a wide variety of camps, retreats and conferences available for youth, adults and families this spring through summer. You can learn more and get registered here.

Important Dates to Remember

Saturday, July 8: Consecration Service of the Bishop Coadjutor; 11:00 a.m. at TMI Episcopal, San Antonio

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

Mother's Day at St. Mark's

This Week At St. Mark's

Sunday, May 21st

8:00 am - Holy Eucharist Rite I

9:00 am - Coffee & Fellowship

9:45 am - Sunday School

11:00 am - Holy Eucharist Rite II

End of Year Choir Party!

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.


Our Preschool is Now Enrolling

If you or anyone you know in your life or neighborhood is looking for a fabulous, play-based preschool program for 3 or 4-year-olds, please have them contact our head of school, Stacy Whited,


Church Directory

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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.


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: communications@stmarkssanmarcos.org.

Photo credits to JT Photographics, Tamara Talasek.

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