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ECW Spring Supper

Mar. 30th: 6:30pm-8pm

Palm Cross Making

March 31st: 5:30pm -6:30pm

Palm Sunday

Apr. 2nd: 8am and 11am


Apr. 5th: 7pm

From the Desk of Fr. Christian

Holy Week Schedule at St Mark's

Palm Cross Folding - Fri, Mar 31, 5:30-6:30 in the Parish Hall. Pizza provided, so bring your kids, grand-kids and neighbors for an evening of fun and flora craft.

Palm Sunday - Sun, Apr 2, 8 and 11am - Donkeys, Palms, and the Passion Story.

Tenebrae - Wed, Apr 5, 7pm - A hauntingly beautiful sung service of darkness and light.

Maundy Thursday - Apr 6, 7pm - Foot Washing, Stripping of the Altar and an overnight vigil.

Good Friday Stations of the Cross - Apr 7, 12-2pm First Christian Church (right next door) - A live action experience of walking the way of sorrows with Jesus.

Good Friday Liturgy - Apr 7, 3pm - The Passion, the Solemn Collects, and the Veneration of the Cross.

Holy Saturday Liturgy - Apr 8, 10am - Keep watch at the tomb while Jesus harrows hell.

Easter Sunday

8am - San Marcos Cemetery Chapel - Come celebrate the Resurrection with all of those saints and loved ones who have gone before us.

8am - Holy Eucharist Rite I in our Sanctuary

10am - The Best Easter Egg Hunt Ever

11am - Holy Eucharist Rite II in our Sanctuary

Casting Call for Actors Friday, Apr 7, 10:30-2:30

We will once again join First Christian Church and another dozen faith communities as we put on the live action Stations of the Cross for the public. St Mark's needs 2 Jesuses, 2 Thieves, 1 Mary, 1 John, and 1 guard to person stations 12, 13, and 14. There are no speaking parts and costumes are provided. If you are interested in any of the roles please email christian@stmarkssanmarcos.org  by Mar 20. No head-shot needed :)

Rector Returns from Vacation, Saturday, March 18th

Fr Christian, Rev Madeline, Val, and Frank are headed to some state parks for spring break. Fr Christian doesn't check email while on vacation. He will be close by for any pastoral emergencies, so please call 719-359-2176 if one should arise. 

March Adult Formation 9:45-10:45 in the Parish Hall Library

Mar 19 - Exploring the Holy Week Liturgies with the Rev Madeline Shelton Hawley

Mar 26 - Exploring the Holy Week Liturgies with the Rev Madeline Shelton Hawley

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From the Director of
Children's and Family Ministries

Hippity Hoppity! We are ready to accept stuffed eggs, empty eggs or goodies to go in them at the Parish Hall. Eggs can be filled with stickers, packaged candy, etc. Please make sure all candy remains packaged. Our goal is to have 1,000 eggs this year for the kiddos!

Follow St. Mark's Youth on Instagram for the latest St. Mark’s youth news. @st.markx_familysmtx

Outreach Opportunities

St. Mark’s College Ministry

As the members of St. Mark’s College Ministry Committee continue to look for ways to engage

Texas State students, we’ve been reminded that there’s one thing many of them lack: enough

food. In response to this need, there is a food collection for the student pantry at United Campus Ministry (UCM). This resource is available for anyone who needs it, not just

students who participate in UCM or Christ Chapel. Donations of non-perishables can be dropped off in the Parish Hall Foyer until Sunday, March 19th for delivery to

campus on March 20th. While you think about what you might bring, think also about what you might offer students at Texas State. Would you like to help prepare or serve a meal? Would you like to find out more about St. Mark’s College Ministry Committee? If so, speak to Father Christian or to committee chair Susan Hanson, skhanson@gmail.com.

This Week At St. Mark's

Sunday, March 19th

8:00 am - Holy Eucharist Rite I

9:45 am - "Sunday School" (Formation) Hour

11:00 am - Holy Eucharist Rite II

St. Mark's Easter Lilies are ready to order!

Now is the time to order Easter Lilies as a Thanksgiving, in Memorial, or in Celebration to adorn the Church for Easter. Please fill out a form available at the church office or in the pew backs. Be sure to indicate 'Lilies' on your check.

How to Give

“All things come of Thee, O Lord…”

You can give to the ministry of God through StMark’s in the following ways:

You can place your gift in the Offertory Plates as they are passed around the congregation.

You can send a check to:

StMark’s Episcopal Church 

3039 Ranch Road 12

San Marcos, TX 78666

You can Text-to-Give

Text the word GIVE to 512-894-8770 to get started

You can Give online through the StMark’s Website: www.stmarks-sanmarcos.org/give


Our Preschool is Now Enrolling

If you or anyone you know in your life or neighborhood is looking for a fabulous, play-based preschool program for 3 or 4-year-olds, please have them contact our head of school, Stacy Whited,


EWC Spring Supper

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) will hold their Spring Salad Meeting on Thursday, March 30th at 6:00pm. This is one of our most important meetings as we get to share the benefits from our Chili Cook-Off. The hard work done to make our Chili Cook-Off a success allows us to share with our community from the proceeds and this is the meeting where those decisions are made. It’s a great time to enjoy old friendships and make new ones. Come join us, bring your favorite salad to share with the group. All women of the church are cordially invited.  

New Church Directory

Have you submitted your information for our new church directory? We are asking everyone (old & new) to submit their information for our new church directory at the link below. It will only take a minute to complete, so...

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Welcome to the St. Mark's Staff

Welcome to Kelly Bolinger

Please welcome Kelly as our new Communications Director. She has been a member of St. Mark's since 2018 along with her husband John and their almost 17 year old daughter, Brooke. Kelly bleeds burnt orange and graduated from the University of Texas. She brings with her over a decade's worth of accomplished non-profit and community relations experience from the Central Texas area. She loves everything tennis, any chance to go to the beach, RVing with her family, loving on their family pets, taking Brooke around Texas for tennis tournaments and visiting with friends. And she is excited for this opportunity to make an impact with St. Mark's.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted - Now Hiring a Sexton

We say good-bye to Brandon Beck as our Sexton. Brandon has served us admirably, but he is harkening back to his calling in academia, so we are in discernment for a new sexton. If you know of anyone who is interested in a part time position and has a knack for cleaning, fixing, and helping people, please have them send a resume and three references to christian@stmarkssanmarcos.org.

Join us on Sunday Mornings

When you are ready and comfortable, please join us for Sunday Morning Services either online or in-person.

You can click the Facebook link below to join us for live online worship on Sundays at 8am and then at 11am.

You can also join us for in-person worship on Sundays at the same times.

Photo credits to JT Photographics, Tamara Downey and the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas.

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