The Reverend Richard Ford was the interim Rector of St. Mark’s.
On June 2, the combined choirs of All Saints and St. Mark’s, the two Episcopal congregations in Palo Alto, held a joint concert of 20th century masterpieces by French composers, including choral and organ works by Jean Langlais, Maurice Durufle and Oliver Messiaen. The highlight of the concert was the Messe Solonnelle by Jean Langlais for two organs and a chorus. A $4 donation was asked at the door.
The annual Parish picnic was on June 23 from 11:30-5:00 p.m. at Foothills Park.
The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of St. Mark’s announced that the spring rummage sale had grossed over $9,000.
The Hunger Task Force announced that the “Let the Talents Multiply” campaign had raised $1,289.28 to provide “Cows for Kenya” via The Heifer Project. Talents sold to raise funds included sweeping of driveways (and a broom sold to sweep the driveways), personalized St. Mark’s notepaper, home-baked bread and other baked goods, an international food festival, and more.