may, 1984 – the messenger

In May, 1984, Rector Colin Campbell announced that he was seeking a new call and planned to leave St. Mark’s by January, 1985. Joe Hansen left for a new position in Carmel after 8 years as Director of Music and Organist at St. Mark’s. Senior Warden, Bruce Cooper, chaired a new transition committee to help the parish move forward. Father Campbell acknowledged that Saint Mark’s was in transition, and that this was “unsettling for everyone involved,” and that this was because “the unsettleness is deep, because it has to do with mutual love and mutual ministry.” He announced that in the Fall he planned to offer a course on the “theology of healing, using the reality of alcoholism and recovery as an icon.”

The St. Mark’s Musical and Artistic Miscellaney was scheduled for Mother’s Day, May 13th at 2 p.m. The extravaganza included instrumental and vocal renditions, recitations, dance, puppets and more. The event was followed by an ice cream social in the gardens, featuring Rick’s Rather Rich Ice Cream and homemade toppings. The cost was $3/adult, $1.50/child, and all proceeds went to the Hope International Foundation in Uganda.

Pat Jenkins asked whoever had donated a painting of a lovely lady on a porcelain platter to please contact the church office to claim their tax credit. The annual Rummage Sale was scheduled for May 4-5th.

The Saint Mark’s Singles Group explored the “happy phenomenon of laughter” during their May 6th lunch meeting. Their other activities included a Games Night, a bridge night, a movie night and an Easter potluck dinner.

St. Elizabeth’s Guild held its annual sale of white elephants and baked goods on June 3rd. Proceeds went to support St. Mark’s and “various other charities.”


The Messenger. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Palo Alto, CA. Vol. 29. No 5., May, 1984.

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