July 18, 2019
Know someone who needs cheering up?
We'd like to deliver altar flowers after the 11 AM service to anyone in our congregation who is hospitalized, ill at home, shut in, grieving, lonely, or in any other kind of worry or trouble. If you know someone who would be cheered up by some flowers, please contact the office. Recipients will be designated each week prior to Sunday.
He loves to go a-wandering
Our "Wandering Rector," that is. You can find him at a coffee shop near you.
  • Mon., July 22, 10:30 AM, Common Ground downtown
  • Tues., July 30, 10:30 AM, Beaufort Bread Co. on Bay St. (free parking till 11 AM)
T o donate to help alleviate the crisis at the southern border, click on this link to the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande-- www.dioceserg.org/ .
Lemonade between services
If you are willing to set up lemonade, iced tea and cookies before the end of the 9 AM service, and do the clean up before the 11 AM service on Sunday in the Center, please contact Celeste at  celestenalwasky@aol.com . We still need more volunteers to fill out the summer. Thanks to Woody Rutter for agreeing to serve this Sunday. 
Dedications for new hymnals
A dozen new copies of The Hymnal 1982 for our ever-growing congregation are in the pews ! If you'd like to dedicate one or more of them to a loved one or in thanksgiving, please email the information to stmarksc@gmail.com and mail or drop off a check for $30 made out to St. Mark's (memo "hymnal"). An inscription will be placed inside the front cover.
Parish Retreat: Oct. 18-20
The focus of the Parish Retreat on Oct. 18-20 at Epworth-by-the-Sea, St. Simons Island, GA, will be "spriritual gifts." Watch this space for detailed information or contact Carter Hoyt at carterhoyt@comcast.net.

Transferring your membership
We're more than happy to transfer your membership from your previous Episcopal church to St. Mark's. In fact, we've sent off seven requests within the last two weeks! Please be sure, however, to fill out a visitor's information card--if you haven't already--so we'll know how to contact you if we need more information. .
Coming events--watch for details
  • The Bloodmobile will be at St. Mark's on Sun., Aug. 18.
  • The annual Beaufort Walk for Water is Sept. 21. Contact Westley Byrne wapwb1@gmail.com if you're interested in joining a team.


IN BRIEF
A CENTERING PRAYER GROUP meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each montht 5:30 PM in the church. For more information, contact Judy Parichy at  judyparichy@gmail.com. Next date is July 23.

NEWLY-REVISED FAQ DOCUMENT - The Diocese has updated and revised the FAQ document and it is available online H ERE.

ALL ANNOUNCEMENTS in this newsletter and the Sunday service bulletin should relate to St. Mark's or its ministry partners or have clearance from the Vestry. Deadline for this newsletter and the Sunday bulletin is 5 PM on Tuesdays .Verbal announcements during services should be given to the Vestry Person on Duty in advance of the service.
HELPFUL LINKS
To have members of our Prayer Ministry pray for you or a loved one, contact Debbie Dawsey-Davis at debdd3@gmail.com or 843-812-8255. 

To see the Liturgical Ministry Schedule click HERE .

Available dates for altar flowers are HERE. To give flowers in memory of a loved one or in thanksgiving, pick up a flower envelope from the church or Center and follow the directions on the envelope.
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