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Revs. Nick and Nancy Away

Rev. Nick began his Air Force Chaplain training this week (returning at Pentecost, May 19) and Rev. Nancy …

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St. Mark’s Inquirers Class – For Newcomers, or Just Inquiring Minds! Sundays, May 5, 12, 19 at 9:00 – 9:50 a.m.

Our Episcopal worship and tradition is deep, and deeply rooted. Come learn more about St. Mark’s and our …

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Come for Parish Book-Read and Ongoing Discussion, In-Person or Via Zoom! This Sunday and Next (April 21 and 28)

Last week the discussions were robust! And this Sunday and next, we’ll continue engaging with Debie’s book A …

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Free Organ Recital at St. Mark’s

The Palo Alto/Peninsula Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) is sponsoring a recital at St. Mark’s …

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Ragazzi Singing at St. Mark’s

On Sunday April 28, we will welcome the Avanti group of the Ragazzi Boys Chorus to sing anthems …

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You’re Invited to Rev. Nikky’s Installation

Dear St. Mark’s, Thank you all for the prayers, love, support, and encouragement with which you sent me …

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Confronting Christian Nationalism: Why People are Drawn In and How to Talk Across the Divide

Second in series titled “Community, Faith, and Racial Justice”, exploring Christianity’s involvement in perpetuating racial injustice. The Reverend …

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A Wonderful Women’s Retreat

Twenty-seven St. Mark’s women gathered for the Spring Women’s Retreat: Women’s Spirituality: Mary Magdalene — and US! on April 13, …

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Screening of The “Philadelphia Eleven” Documentary

In 1974, eleven courageous women and their supporters organized their ordination into the priesthood of the Episcopal Church. …

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Save the Date for Parish Picnic – May 19

Mark your calendar to celebrate the Feast of Pentecost and our Annual Parish Picnic on Sunday, May 19! …

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Good–Reads Book Discussion

At the start of May we will begin discussing Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests …

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Baby Sprinkle Honoring Katie Weller

Please join us for a baby sprinkle to celebrate Katie, David, and Joy Weller’s newest addition on Sunday, …

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This Week’s Most Needed Food Closet Items

This Week’s Needs at the Food Closet:  The last two weeks St. Mark’s donated 2 bags of groceries, …

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Striking New Art behind St. Mark’s Altar

The inspiring art installed at Easter in the St. Mark’s Chancel is called Mourning Light by The Rev. …

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Rev. Nick to Attend Air Force Chaplain Training

Beloved, Alleluia! Christ is risen! How wonderful it is to celebrate the joy of Christ’s resurrection with you …

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TODAY – 4/11 – is the Last Day to Register for Saturday’s Women’s Retreat!

Today (Thurs., April 11) is the last day to register for Saturday’s Half-Day Women’s Retreat here at St. …

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POSTPONED: Mindful Presence Retreat with Mary Dillard

The Mindful Presence Retreat: The Art of Listening led by Mary A. Dillard has been postponed and will …

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Deadline Tomorrow: Register to Attend Consecration of Bishop-Elect Austin Rios

Last fall at its electing convention, the Diocese of California elected The Rev. Austin Keith Rios as the …

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This Week’s Most Needed Food Closet Items

This Week’s Needs at the Food Closet:  The last two weeks St. Mark’s donated 1 bags of groceries, …

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Eastertide Parish Book-Read Groups: A Faith of Many Rooms

This Sunday, at the 11:30 AM forum hour, join Debie Thomas and Rev. Nick for a plenary discussion …

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Are you interested in being Baptized? Pentecost, May 19, is the next Baptismal Feast day.

If you are thinking about Baptism, come talk to Rev. Nick or Rev. Nancy! Holy Baptism is full …

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Speaker Series Lift-Off!

Dr. Lerone Martin and the Becoming Beloved Community Task Force (BBC) brought out some 125 people, both parishioners …

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2024 Holy Week Schedule

Holy Week is a time to reflect on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Remembering Jesus’ …

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A Fun Book Launch Party!

St. Mark’s was excited to host a book signing and launch party for Debie Thomas’ latest release: A …

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All Welcome to Share a Dish for Easter Potluck!

The Easter Brunch Potluck is a wonderful tradition here at St. Mark’s, 8:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday morning …

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Egg Hunt Easter Morning

Bring the youngsters for the Easter Egg Hunt (March 31 at 9:30 a.m.) – this year with some …

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Beautiful Altar of Repose for Contemplation at St. Mark’s

On Maundy Thursday evening through Good Friday at noon (March 28 and 29), the St. Nicholas Chapel in …

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Debie’s Book Launch Party This Saturday!

On March 23, 2024 at 5:00 p.m., St. Mark’s will host a book launch celebration and book signing …

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Palm Sunday Forum: The Mystery of the Cross – Exploring Atonement. No Agape following Reading of the Passion

As we move from Hosannas to the Passion and Holy Week, there is no Agape. Come directly to …

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Easter Memorials and Thanksgivings Due this Weekend

St. Mark’s tradition continues with offerings of Easter Memorials and Thanksgivings, which help support having wonderful guest musicians …

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Handel’s Messiah Singing at 7pm Sunday March 24 (Palm Sunday)

The full Handel’s Messiah will be sung at the Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos this coming Sunday evening, …

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This Week’s Most Pressing Food Closet Needs

This Week’s Needs at the Food Closet: Dear Donors  – Great news to share from the Food Closet.  …

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Rector Search Committee Formed

We are excited to announce the formation of the Rector Search Committee, which is charged with the very important task …

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No Forum this Sunday – Commission Leaders and Vestry Leadership Lunch and Meeting

There is no Forum this Sunday, March 17. A reminder to all Commission Leaders and Vestry that this …

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Easter Brunch – Need Helpers to Sign Up!

The Easter Brunch Potluck is a wonderful tradition here at St. Mark’s, 8:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday morning …

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Hello from Rev. Nick

Rev. Nick has been completing his Reserve Annual Tour at Nellis AFB this past week, welcoming The Rt. …

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Urgent Needs: Empty Shelves at Food Closet

This Week’s Needs at the Food Closet: Dear Donors  – the Food Closet’s shelves are alarmingly bare right …

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Sunday Forum: Lenten Organ Recital

Matthew Burt, our beloved music director, will present a 30 minute organ recital of music based on Lent …

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Good–Reads Book Discussion

In mid-March we will begin discussing The Secret Chordby Geraldine Brooks This group meets bi-monthly via Zoom on …

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Urgent Needs: Empty Shelves at Food Closet

This Week’s Needs at the Food Closet: Dear Donors  – the last 2 week’s donations were 3 bags …

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Cultivating Peace in a Changing World: A Lenten Meditation Class

Mindfulness Meditation: Cultivating Peace in a Changing World Led by Mary Dillard Where: St Mark’s Kennedy RoomWhen: 10am-11:30am: …

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The Cross and Chancel In Lent

Beloved, when I first came to St. Mark’s to serve during Holy Week last year, a part of …

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Bread Bakers Needed — and Loved

Our Sunday bread for Eucharist is home-baked. And our beloved Anne Vosti is the only one baking bread …

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2023 Giving Statement

Thank you for the generous donation of your time, talent, and finances in making 2023 a fruitful year …

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DIY Fascinator Hat Party this Saturday at 4pm

Margalynne Armstrong, in collaboration with the Women’s Ministry, is hosting an enjoyable workshop crafting “Fascinator Hats.” Unleash your …

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This Sunday’s Forum: Sharing about Our Lenten Book Read and Lenten Experience

Come share about your Lent this Sunday, whether it is feeling big…or nuthin’. Join Rev. Nancy Ross on …

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Lenten Practices in Community: Use the Lenten Devotional and Come Together for Sharing

Download our Lenten Devotional booklet – or using your own Lenten reading or path, take time to go …

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Time for Lenten Book-Read and Downloadable Devotional

Lent is almost here!  During this sacred season, please join us in reading The Lives We Actually Have: …

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Varieties of Spiritual Practice in Lent: A Sunday Forum with Rev. Dr. Rebecca Lyman

Varieties of Spiritual Practices in Lent for Transformation and Hope In our ancient and varied tradition, how have …

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Rector Search Committee – Is this your calling?

As announced at the Annual Meeting, we are establishing a Committee to search for our next Rector; a …

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Help Clear the Leaves This Saturday Morning!

Building and Grounds is planning a pop-up workday for THIS SATURDAY, February, 24 from 9-11:30 concentrating on cleaning …

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The Music of Lent Forum

Join our Music Director, Matthew Burt, on March 10th, as he leads us in an exploration of Lenten …

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This Week’s Food Closet Requests

This Week’s Needs at the Food Closet: Dear Donors  – the last 2 week’s donations were 10 bags …

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This Sunday’s Forum: A Conversation about our parish read, “The Lives We Actually Have”

Join Rev. Nick Roosevelt and Debie Thomas for a conversation about our All-Parish Book Read, The Lives We …

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Good–Reads Book Discussion

In late February we will begin discussing THE JEWISH APPROACH TO GOD: A Brief Introduction for Christians by …

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Save the Date: March 6 – Becoming Beloved Community Speaker Series Begins

The Becoming Beloved Community Task Force is pleased to invite the community to the first talk in our …

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Becoming Beloved Community Task Force Update: More on The Clotilda and Africa Town.

Last autumn, as part of a consideration of reparations to descendants of enslaved people, the Becoming Beloved Community …

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Thank you, St. Mark’s!

As we wrap up our annual stewardship campaign, we want to express our gratitude not only to all parishioners …

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2024 Annual Meeting

Vestry and Deanery Delegation Nominees The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following slate of nominees to …

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This Week’s Most Needed Food Closet Items

This Week’s Needs at the Food Closet: Dear Donors  – Last week’s donations were zero bags of grocery …

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Shrove Tuesday!

Celebrate Shrove Tuesday! Join us at 5:30pm on Tuesday, February 13th for this year’s annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake …

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Annual Meeting Celebrates and Looks Forward

St. Mark’s Annual Meeting last Sunday, February 4, was a true celebration of where we have been, where …

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This Week’s Food Closet Requests

This Week’s Needs at the Food Closet: Dear Donors  – no changes from last week’s list – just …

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Annual Meeting and Potluck This Sunday

This Sunday, February 4, is St. Mark’s 2024 Annual Meeting and Potluck Brunch! Join us at the 10:00 liturgy and …

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Annual Meeting Slideshow Pictures

If you have photos from St. Mark’s since January 2023, please email them to lily@saint-marks.com to be included in the …

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This Week’s Most Pressing Food Closet Needs

This Week’s Needs at the Food Closet: Dear Donors  – winter’s wet and cold is here and the …

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2024 Annual Parish Meeting and Potluck Brunch

On Sunday, February 4, you are invited to St. Mark’s 2024 Annual Meeting and Potluck Brunch! Join us …

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Last Call for 2024 Pledges to Support St. Mark’s!

Thanks to parishioners stepping up with new pledges and others extending their generosity by increasing their previously made …

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Women’s Tea a Great Gathering

Thirty-plus women gathered for the St. Mark’s Women’s Tea on January 13 and it was a wonderful time! …

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Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday

Mark your calendars for Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday – Lent starts early this year! Our exuberant Shrove …

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Good–Reads Book Discussion

We have begun discussing The Nightingale GalleryPart of Brother Athelstan MysteriesBy Paul DohertyThis group meets bi-monthly via Zoom …

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Tuesday Evening Scripture Discussion 

In early February we will begin discussing The Gospel of John using as our Study Guide  John for Normal People  …

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Christmas Joy at St. Mark’s

Advent and Christmas were such joys here at St. Mark’s, and the efforts and spirit of so many …

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Sunday Forum: Ashia Lance’s Documentary “Underdogs”

At the January 14 Forum, St. Mark’s own Ashia Lance will present and talk with us (and sing!) …

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Women of St. Mark’s Tea Party

The Women of St. Mark’s are cordially invited to attend a “Tea Party” to honor all of you …

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Service for Isabel Walker

Isabel Walker, a longtime and beloved member of the community, died peacefully at home on December 17. She …

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This Week’s Most Needed Food Closet Items

This Week’s Needs at the Food Closet: Dear Donors  – we are well into the 2024 New Year …

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Nick is Back!

Beloved, It is so good to be home for Christmas and to ring in the new year with …

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Pledges = Next Year’s Budget

Now is really the time. Now. As we approach the end of Advent and the coming of Christmas, …

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Men’s Breakfast Biweekly Meetings

St. Mark’s Men’s Breakfast group meets bi-weekly to share fellowship, discuss topics and books of mutual interest and …

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Debie’s New Book

Debie Thomas, our Minister of Lifelong Formation and Discipleship, has published a new book, and it is available …

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Help Us De-Green the Church on January 7!

We decked the halls with holly, and now we need all hands on deck to DE-GREEN THE CHURCH! …

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New Deadline for The Messenger/Annoucements – 10:00 a.m. Wednesday

Attention St. Mark’s members who have events and notices to be published in our weekly email The Messenger and inserted …

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Sunday Forum: Ashia Lance’s New Documentary

Save the date for an exciting Sunday forum on January 14th.  Our own Ashia Lance has produced an …

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Diocese of California Elects New Bishop: The Rev. Austin Rios

The Episcopal Diocese of California elected The Rev. Austin K. Rios as its ninth bishop during a special …

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St. Mark’s Annual Advent Giving Tree

Every year St. Mark’s creates a Giving Tree during Advent to encourage donations to organizations doing important work …

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CHRISTMAS LITURGY SCHEDULE

Come let us adore him! Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24th: 4:00 p.m. – Pageant Eucharist 8:00 p.m. – …

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Christmas Blessings from St. Mark’s

May Almighty God, who sent his Son to take our nature upon him, bless you in this holy …

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Annual St. Mark’s Christmas Pageant

We are preparing for the annual St. Mark’s Christmas Pageant! Children and youth of all ages are welcome …

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Support for Inmates this Holiday Season

As the Holidays near, let us keep our hearts and thoughts with those who are incarcerated. The CIC …

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This Week’s Food Closet Needs

This Week’s Needs at the Food Closet:  Greetings and Merry Christmas Food Closet Donors: Last week’s donations were …

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The Greening of the Church and Soup Supper

The Greening of the Church is a beloved parish tradition that marks the transition from Advent to Christmas. …

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This Week’s Most Needed Food Closet Items

This Week’s Needs at the Food Closet:  Greetings Food Closet Donors: The cold weather has come and winter …

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Forum: Carols and Handbells!

Join us for a forum on December 10 after the 10:00 liturgy, in which we both preview some …

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This Sunday Is Deadline for Christmas Memorials and Thanksgivings

THIS SUNDAY is the deadline for Christmas Memorials and Thanksgivings. This lovely St. Mark’s tradition continues with your …

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Help St. Mark’s Reach 100% of Pledge Goal Now!

We received new pledges from a number of households this past week and are at 67% of our …

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ST. NICHOLAS OFFERING PLATE THIS SUNDAY SUPPORTS DIOCESE OF JERUSALEM

St. Mark’s has long supported the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, and with the dire need this year, the …

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LEAVE YOUR SHOES ON YOUR WAY INTO CHURCH THIS SUNDAY! ST. NICHOLAS IS COMING.

This Sunday, Dec. 10, St. Nicholas himself will make an appearance at St. Mark’s 10:00 liturgy – and …

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St. Mark’s Women’s Ministry Tea Party

Save the date for the Women’s Ministry tea! St. Mark’s Women’s Ministry is starting the new year with …

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Thank You, Everyone Who has Pledged! Now is the Time

We currently have received pledges from 44% of households and are at 56% of our goal. THANK YOU …

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December Workday

Saturday December 2 is our last workday of the year, beginning at 9:00am and ending around 12:30pm. The …

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“Here I Am” — the Witness and Legacy of Mary

“Here I Am” —  The Witness and Legacy of Mary Some people call her “Theotokos,” the God-bearer. Others …

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Advent Festival this Sunday

This Sunday, December 3rd, we will move into the holy season of Advent with a festival for all ages! …

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ST. NICHOLAS DAY FUN AND SUPPORT OF DIOCESE OF JERUSALEM

On Sunday, Dec. 10, St. Nicholas himself will make an appearance at St. Mark’s 10:00 liturgy – and …

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iSing Winter Hymns Concert

Join award-winning iSing Silicon Valley Girl choir here at St. Mark’s for a candlelit concert to ring in …

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This Week’s Food Closet Requests

This Week’s Needs at the Food Closet:  Greetings Food Closet Donors: The cold weather has come and winter …

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WHO IS YOUR CHOICE FOR NEW BISHOP OF CALIFORNIA?

Our St. Mark’s delegates need to hear from you! Terry Moore, Bert Bell, Carla Bliss, Matthew Burt, Jonathan Harvey, and …

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American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem – St. Mark’s Leaders Needed

St. Mark’s, through AFED (American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem), has long supported the 27 parishes …

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This Week’s Most Needed Food Closet Items

This Week’s Needs at the Food Closet:  Greetings Food Closet Donors: In the last 4 weeks 22 bags …

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Thanksgiving Blessing

May God bless you on this Thanksgiving Day, pouring abundant grace on your gatherings, and loving grace on …

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“Here I Am” for Advent — Sunday Forum

Here I Am is our bold Advent theme. At the Sunday Forum on November 26, explore with Rev. …

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Last Chance to Register for Dinner at Advent Festival!

On Sunday, December 3rd, we will move into the holy season of Advent with a festival for all ages! …

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This Week’s Most Needed Food Closet Items

This Week’s Needs at the Food Closet:  Gratings Food Closet Donors: In the last 3 weeks 21 bags …

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Thanksgiving Day Liturgy

On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, come to the Mary Magdalene Chapel at St. Mark’s for our 10:00 …

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Parish Work Day Dec. 2 – Join in!

Please join us on Saturday, December 2, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm to help clean and prepare the church and grounds …

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November is Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month

In celebration of Native American and Alaska Native heritage, PBS is offering a series of documentaries where we …

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Forum on Navigating the System: Foster Care

Movies, books, and the news are full of stories about the child welfare system – but how much …

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Bishop Candidate Meet & Greets

The final slate of candidates for the Ninth Bishop of California as approved by the Standing Committee are …

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This Week’s Most Pressing Food Closet Needs

This Week’s Needs at the Food Closet:  Dear Food Closet Donors: Got Halloween candy leftovers – the Food …

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Forum: What’s Next in Reparations and Becoming Beloved Community

The Becoming Beloved Community Task Force invites you to a Forum on November 12 at 11:30am to continue …

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Opportunity to Hear Author Richard Rothstein

The Becoming Beloved Community Task Force is pleased to share an opportunity to hear Richard Rothstein, author of …

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Horsies Tales

At the recent parish retreat at the Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg, one of the attending families had accidentally …

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This Week’s Most Needed Food Closet Items

This Week’s Needs at the Food Closet:  Dear Food Closet Donors: Got Halloween candy leftovers – the Food …

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Thank you, Stewardship Brunch Volunteers

Thanks to a fabulous group of more than 10 parishioners who volunteered their time and talents, we kicked …

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Mid-Peninsula CROP (Community Response to Overcoming Poverty) Walk

Mid-Peninsula CROP Hunger Walk Sunday, October 29 1-4PM, at St. Raymond’s Catholic Church – 1100 Santa Cruz Avenue, …

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Becoming Beloved Community Task Force: Summer reading and documentary recommendations

It was gratifying to see 40 people attend our Forum on Reparations a month ago where we discussed …

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The Mystery Revealed: An Introduction to Epiphany

We have now entered the season of Epiphany, a holy season of mysteries, revelations, and divine “showings.”  But …

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Sunday forum, June 6th: “God, Our Founding Fathers and The Supreme Court” with Professor Margalynne Armstrong

Sunday June 6 please join us at the 11:30am forum, “God, our founding fathers and the supreme court.” A …

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Last Zoom Session for Love is the Way!

In this season we are discussing the divisions in our country and neighborhoods, religious, political and cultural, and …

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Children’s Chapel – Jesus Predicts His Own Death

As we continue to shelter at home, please check out our St. Mark’s YouTube channel for a new Children’s Bible Story …

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St. Nicholas Day Outreach – American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem

This week’s outreach contributions go to American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. Check out the life-changing …

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Children’s Chapel – The Birth of John the Baptist

As we continue to shelter at home, please check out our St. Mark’s YouTube channel for a new Children’s Bible Story …

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