Observance of a Holy Lent
On Ash Wednesday, we as the church have been invited into the observance of a Holy Lent by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy Word. It has been a tradition in the church to give up something or take on a spiritual practice during this season as well. This is part of what is meant by "self-examination" - an intentional shift of your daily rhythm which helps you focus on where God is and what God is doing in your life. To that end, we will be providing a few Lenten resources for your journey during this season of a Holy Lent. If you have questions about these or others, please feel free to reach out to the church office.
Download our  Lent Calendar for 2020 . This resource offers a Christ & eco-centered reflection and/or action each day of the Lenten season. The resource offers spiritual reflection and eco-justice actions.

At Diocesan Council this year, Bishop David Read invited our diocesan family to read the book of Psalms. We will providing more resources for the Psalms throughout the year, but you can start now by reading one Psalm a day. If you were to do that, you will have read all of the Psalms twice and some three times.
St. Mark's Ministries
Bubbles and Bluebonnets! Full Circle is hosting a family picnic Wednesday March 11th from 1030 to 1pm on the playground. Bring bubbles, wands, butterfly wings and a dish to share. See you there!
Spring Break
On the first Sunday of Spring Break - March 15th
We will not have Sunday School or Nursery available
From the Director of Youth & Family Ministries
St. Mark's Youth Sorts
Blessing bags
(formally known at S.O.S. bags)

What? After a discussion one morning during Sunday school class last fall, the 4th-5th grade class was inspired to take action and create blessing bags for all us to take and share with our homeless neighbors.

Why? These bags are intended as a mutual blessing between us as church family members and our homeless neighbors. Is this going to end homelessness? Absolutely not. Yet, greeting our homeless neighbors, looking them in the eyes and talking with them if even for a short time is incredibly meaningful and often inspiring to those who feel invisible. This is also a tangible way for us to live out our mission to see Jesus in and be Jesus to others as we are led and empowered by grace!

To help donate items for these Blessing Bags,
please download the list of needed items here .
Parent Connection
Parent Connection - How can you plan to share these bags as a family? Invite a discussion about how this is a tangible way to live out our mission to see Jesus in and be Jesus to others as we are led and empowered by grace!

To find out more about our classes, visit our website at  https://www.stmarks-sanmarcos.org/sundayschool
Get to know our St. Mark's Caregivers
Hi! My name is Becca Gray!
I grew up in Tyler Tx and my family just recently moved to Brenham Tx. I’m a sophomore at THE Texas State University and I’m majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Political Communications. I want to further that and go to law school up North to be a Juvenile Defense Attorney! Some hobbies of mine are photography and hanging with friends and family. I’ve been a nursery worker since I was 17 at my home church, I love working in the nursery as well as babysitting. I love working with kiddos, helping them grow closer to God, AND giving awesome parents a break!