January 31, 2019
God-on-Tap TONIGHT, 6-8 PM
Join us at Beaufort Bread Company, Lady's Island, tonight (Thurs., Jan. 31) from 6 to 8 PM for good food and good conversation. See you there. No reservations necessary! 
Inquirers classes begin next week on Tuesday evenings, Wednesday mornings
This four-session series will begin Feb. 5 at 6:30 PM and Feb. 6 at 10 AM. The class is perfect for anyone who wishes to get a better understanding of the Episcopal Church. The classes are also for those seeking confirmation or reception, although no commitment is required. Questions? Contact Rev. Roy HERE.
Service times to change for congregational meeting on Feb. 10
A change in service times will be made to allow a full hour between services for our congregational meeting from 10-11 AM in the church. Jane and Michael Frederick will update us on the architectural plans for renovating the building and adding a new sacristy. Jim Buggy of the Episcopal Church Foundation will also be with us to present the outlines of our Capital Campaign and to answer questions . For Feb. 10 only the early service will be moved to 8:45 AM and the late service to 11:15 . Mark your calendar!
You oughta be in pictures!
St. Mark’s Church has been chosen for the location to film the final scenes for a movie entitled Always, the theme of which is a contemporary take on The Prodigal Son. Filming will take place this Saturday from 8 AM-noon and again on Sat., Feb. 9, from 8 AM-noon. They need extras to play the parts of the congregation. This is non-equity production. If you’re interested, simply show up wearing the clothes you would normally wear at a Sunday service. Here’s your chance to be a star!  
Rev. Roy to showcase chef skills on Feb. 2
Rev. Roy will present his first entry into the Clergy Chili Challenge at the annual Chili Cook Off to support CAPA on Sat., Feb. 2. Gather at St. John’s Lutheran Church from 5-7 PM to sample over 20 chili recipes from many cooks. Come out and support CAPA while supporting your Rector in his debut performance. Adults: $6. Antacids available upon request.
Sock drive: 779 pairs collected
Our very successful sock drive ends today. Thank you for your generosity in ensuring warm feet in the Shanklin Elementary area (Burton) as well as on St. Helena Island as we move into these last few weeks (hopefully) of winter. We plan to make the drive an annual event.
Policy for announcements during services
Ideally, all announcements should appear in writing in the Sunday bulletin or "Red Lion Weekly." However, if you have an announcement to which you'd like to draw attention, please speak to the VPOD listed in the bulletin before the service and have him or her make it for you.
Absalom Jones Feast Day at Voorhees
Save the date- - Tues., Feb. 12- - for this annual celebration of the first African-American priest in the Episcopal Church. The service will take place in St. Philip's Chapel at Voorhees College, 386 Porter Dr., Denmark, SC 29042 at 11 AM. RSVP to Fr. James Yarsiah HERE .
Deadline for funding requests from Outreach
The Outreach and Mission Committee will hold its first meeting of the year Tues., Feb. 19 , at 4 PM to review fund requests. Request forms are available on St. Mark's website and must be filled out and submitted before the meeting. Click here for the form or go to the website.
THIS SUNDAY IS HELP SUNDAY . Please bring canned and packaged food items and deposit them in the blue bucket on the church steps. There is great need this time of year--HELP recently reported over 100 new clients. Thanks to Ellen DeGray for delivering the items every month.
THANKS TO Celeste Nalwasky, Alison Davidow, Judy and George Utter, Liz Esch, Paula Hetzel (and Bella), Jim Turk, Jane Twenge and Bill and Jane Krebs for outreach performed for Family Promise in January. The next week for us will be May 26-June 1. Mark your calendars. 
  • READINGS for Sun, Feb. 3: Jeremiah 1:4-10, Psalm 71, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, Luke 4:21-30
  • THE CONTEMPLATIVE Prayer Group's meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 6 PM at the Parichys'. Contact Judy Parichy for information HERE.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS POLICY: Deadline for this newsletter and the Sunday bulletin is 5 PM on Tuesdays. Verbal announcements during services should be cleared with the Vestry Person on Duty in advance.
St. Mark's Prayer Ministry
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. 
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Parish Office
843 379-1020
Office hours are
Tues., Wed., Thurs. 9-2