St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Celebrating 185 years of Service
Trinity Sunday
The First Sunday after Pentecost
A Proud History and A Bright Future!
June 5, 2022
At this time we are offering both Services
on Sundays at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
The 10:30 a.m. Service will be recorded live from the St. Mark's Sanctuary through our Facebook page and YouTube Channel.
A copy of the Bulletin may be found on our website, in the button below
or on the Facebook page.
Pride Festival June 18: Volunteers Needed:
We are grateful to have acquired booth space again this year and are looking for volunteers for set-up, tear down and being available to hand out information about St. Mark’s. We are also sharing our booth with Mom's Demand Action which is an organization formed to fight gun violence in schools. The festival takes place between 12 noon and 9 p.m. and we are requesting volunteers to fill 2 hour segments from 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Please sign up at the welcome desk if you are able to help. Of note: St. Marks has a wedding at 1:30 p.m. and our bride and groom have exclusive use of our parking lot for their wedding preparation and event. Please find parking elsewhere if you are helping out with the festival. 
Three Special Sundays this Summer: June, 19, July 17 and August 21. 
Join us Sunday June 19th, July 17th and August 21st at 10:30 am for special services led by children & youth. This is a chance to worship together as an all-ages church family. Parents -- if your child (or family unit) would like to participate, please contact Laura Kozminski. We need children and youth to serve in all aspects of these services. 

Property Ministry workday, Saturday June 25 at 9am: Please join the Property Ministry team for a fun morning. We will be sealing the bricks on the building with paint rollers and moving some pews. I’m hoping that about 10 can gather to get this work done. There is a sign up sheet at the welcome desk. We really need your help and any amount of time will be appreciated. Sincerely, Your favorite team members: Mike Armour, Chuck Hoyt, Chris Trevathan and Michelle Jennings
Summer Sunday School: This summer we will continue to provide nursery care for children under 3 in the downstairs classroom. Sunday School during the 10:30 services for school-aged children will take place outdoors in the St. Mary's garden. We'll run, play, sing and worship together! Join us!
Tickets for The Music Man at Circle Theater July 24: Parish Life Hospitality ministry is sponsoring a group rate to see the Music Man at the Circle Theater on Sunday, July 24 for the 3 p.m. matinee. Tickets are $24.40 per person. Checks are to be written to the Circle Theatre and given to Judy Fetterhoff or put in the Parish Life mailbox in the parish front office. Your check will confirm your reservation. A signup sheet is located on the parish foyer welcome desk. Our parishioner Mike Dodge will be in the play so let’s cheer him on. 
Mid-week Eucharist, Summer 2022: In consideration of summer schedules for clergy, staff and so many away during the summer months, we will suspend Wednesday Eucharist at noon from June 8 through September 7. Services will resume on September 14, the Feast of the Holy Cross. Many thanks. 
Summer Office Schedule
From June 10 through September 2
Parish offices will be closed at noon on Friday. 
Annual Diaper Drive, Month of June
This is the 11th year for our drive and we will partner with the Great Start Parent Coalition, Secom and Other Way to help families and their babies in need. One in every four babies born in Kent County is born into poverty and diaper costs are not covered by safety net programs. This effort stocks the pantries so that families may receive more than 12 diapers a month. We will collect diapers through the month of June. Please add diapers to your shopping list and help us with a successful Diaper Drive.
Together West Michigan June 30: Walk in Hope!
It's time to take action! St. Mark's members have worked with other congregations and non-profits for several years to build relationships across the lines that divide us. We are now 20 institutions strong and ready to start working on issues we have identified that are important across our community. Please join us Thursday, June 30, at 7PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church where we will begin taking action together. If you are able, we will meet and park at St. Mark's and walk as a group to this our first action assembly. Child care will be available but registration is required. St. Mark’s TWM Core Team will social coffee hour Sunday June 12 where you can learn more about what we have done and what will be happening next. 
HOLY HIKES GREAT LAKES
June 25 - Lumberman's Monument Trail in Oscoda
The next hike of the 2022 season will take place on Saturday, June 25th at the Lumberman's Monument Trail in Oscoda, celebrating the Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist! The Lumberman's Monument Forest Discovery Trail, which begins from the Visitor's Center, focuses on Michigan's history of both extractive industry and conservation. Barring any necessary changes, we will be hiking and praying along the Forest Discovery Trail, which intersects and also follows parts of the much longer Highbanks Trail. Well behaved dogs are welcome to join us at this site. We will meet and set up basecamp at the eastern end of the picnic space at the Visitor's Center. When you arrive, turn right at the Visitor's Center and find us toward the end of the parking lot. We will have signs helping to direct! All in Eastern and Western Michigan are invited to join Holy Hikes Great Lakes as we hike (of course), learn, pray, and worship together in God's creation. For Questions or to register contact Beckett at bleclaire@eastmich.org or bleclaire@edwm.org
Moral Justice Conference
Are you looking to find a way to discuss pressing issues with your coworkers, neighbors and family members on matters of justice in a way that brings results? The Moral Justice Discussion framework includes four session topics: Moral Justice Moral Awareness Moral Choices Moral Actions.
Dates: Thursday, June 16 from 6:30-8:30 pm and Friday, June 17
from 8:15 am-4:45 pm
Place: Seidman Center, 50 Front Ave SW, Grand Rapids, 49504
There is limited seating so please RSVP.
Link below for the conference link.
Refugee Resettlement
The New Americans Resettlement at Samaritas is in need of volunteers to transport refugees to medical appointments. If you are interested in learning how you can volunteer please contact Cathy Stevens at cstev@samaritas.org or call 616-401-3812
Sunday Children's Opportunities

During the 10:30 Service, opportunities for children are offered in the Lower Level of the Parish House. Please plan to be with us, parishioners of all ages!

For more information and to volunteer to be of assistance, please contact Evan Knill, Director of Children's Formation at evank@stmarksgr.org
Prayers Requested

Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the LORD's people.
Grand Rapids Episcopal Youth News and Updates
Stewardship for 2022
A Proud History/A Bright Future

We are asked to pledge to our life together in 2022. We need as many of us as possible to financially commit to our ministry at St. Mark's. Please, consider a financial commitment to God at St. Mark's, as we continue to do our best to be the mission of God in Christ at St. Mark's.
 ~ Christian+ & Stewardship Ministry

"Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above..."
James 1:17 NRSV

Five Ways to Give to St. Mark's

1.)  Mobil App Square Cash - Cashtag: $stmarksgr Web address: cash.me/$stmarksgr
2.) Online at our website at www.stmarksgr.org through PayPal 
3.)  Electronic Giving (email Pam for form – see the attachment in our e-news)  
4.)  Vanco Mobile App from any mobile device 
5.)  Pay by text - text 616-205-9714 from your phone and send in a payment
6.)  Mail in a check to the church 
Thank you for your continued support of St. Mark's!
Please see the ways to give to St. Mark's in the link below.
Parking on Sundays

Limited parking is available in the Parish Lot. Therefore, consider the free metered parking on Pearl, Ionia, Lyon, Fountain and other streets near the church, the upper and lower levels of the GRCC building on Fountain Street and the Ellis Parking Lot at 210 Ionia just west of Lyon Street.

For the Ellis Lot, please, pick up an exit ticket from an Usher, a Greeter or on the little table where the bulletins are in the north transept. Parking is free on Sunday only. A white ticket is required to accompany the parking ticket and to exit the lot.
St. Mark's is a part of the
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
134 N. Division Avenue
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-456-1684
https://.www.stmarksgr.org
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meganth@stmarksgr.org