June 13, 2019
Bag it for Dad this Sunday
This Sunday, June 19, is Father's Day. We collected a truckload (literally) of canned and packaged food items in honor of our mothers on Mother's Day. Let's do the same for Dad. Don't forget to write his name on the bag and drop it off on the church steps Sunday morning.
The Episcopal Church welcomes YOU. Period.
St. Mark’s will take part in the first annual Lowcountry PRIDE celebration. The events will take place on Sat., June 22, in Bluffton. You're invited to join others from St. Mark’s as we march with our banner in the parade starting at 10 AM. Assemble at Oscar Frazier Park in Bluffton on 77 Shults Rd. at 9:30 AM. Hope to see you there!
In memoriam: the Emanuel Nine
The Unified Interfaith Community Coalition (UICC), of which St. Mark's is a member, invites you to a service of remembrance for the Mother Emanuel Nine at Historic Grace AME Church, 502 Charles St. in Beaufort, on Mon., June 17 at 6:30 PM.
Meet the "Wandering Rector" for coffee
Come have coffee and join the movable conversation. Rev. Roy will be at Common Ground in downtown Beaufort on Wed., June 19, at 10 AM.
Caution: do not open
St. Mark's seems to have become a target for scammers. Before opening any kind of communication purporting to be from Rev. Roy, look carefully at the sender's address. Disregard any messages that ask for money or a gift card.
A new rotation is about to begin
St. Mark's has 50 or more people who participate regularly in leading our worship--phenomenal for a congregation our size--but we're always looking to welcome more. If you'd like to be an acolyte, gospel bearer, lector, licensed liturgical minister (chalice bearer), usher or sacristan, the summer is a great time to start. Just call or email the office to volunteer. A new schedule to cover the remainder of the summer is in the works. If you're already a regular, please reply promptly to the email asking for your preferred dates.
The first Book of Common Prayer, 1549
The first Book of Common Prayer is celebrated on the Church Calendar today, June 13. To find out more about Archbishop Thomas Cranmer's masterpiece and its lasting effect on Anglicanism and the English language, click here and "read, mark, learn and inwardly digest."
Congregational Meeting June 23
Plan to attend a "town hall" meeting to discuss the results of the Capital Campaign Feasibility Study and the next phase of the Campaign. Join us in Union Church between the 9 AM and 11 AM services for this informational meeting and stay or return for the "Pentecost" picnic that has been rescheduled. (See next article.)
Picnic rescheduled, also for Sun., June 23
Oops! The Pentecost Picnic was rained out, but the Second Sunday After Pentecost Picnic will take place on June 23. Please bring your favorite picnic dish to share after the 11 AM service on that date. Beverages and paper products will be provided. You may also want to bring a lawn chair. (See article above for the meeting between services on the same day.)
Let's talk about ways to put faith into action
The Episcopal Church has a long history of bringing faith into the public square. Join us on Tues., June 25, at 7 PM in the church as we discuss the many ways we can put faith into action. We'll explore individual as well as group responses to the issues that shape our lives. Guided by God's love, let us act.
NEW LOCATION - A CONTEMPLATIVE prayer group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 PM in the church. For more information, contact Judy Parichy at  judyparichy@gmail.com.

THE PARISH RETREAT is Oct. 18-20 at Epworth-by-the-Sea, St. Simons Island, GA. Space is limited.Contact Carter Hoyt at carterhoyt@comcast.net to get your name on the list.

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.
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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