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Let’s Go Deeper: Building Beloved Community this Lent 

  How can we grow as a vibrant, engaged, and joyful community of faith at St. Mark’s? What …

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Margaret Kvamme in Recital at St. Mark’s

Organist Margaret Kvamme will present a Recital of Eclectic Music by Women, featuring music by Fanny Mendelssohn, Rachel …

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The Annual Meeting and Awards Brunch (and return of the beloved church potluck)!

On Sunday, February 5th, we will have our Annual Meeting as part of an abbreviated 10am Eucharist in …

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Forum: When Beauty Bears Witness: An Introduction to Christian Iconography

Icons have been described as “windows to heaven,” “theology written in images and color,” “forms of prayer,” and “artistic longings …

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2023 Vestry and Delegate Nominees

Four new Vestry Members are elected to replace the outgoing vestry members whose terms end at Pentecost. The …

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Burial Service for the Rev. Carol Cook

A brief burial service for the Rev. Carol Cook, former parishioner and Interim Rector of St. Marks, will …

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Bishop Search Survey

Thoughts about what we need in the next Bishop of California? The search committee seeks input from all …

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Join us for our next Good-Reads Book Discussion

Good-Reads Book Discussion will, in late January, begin to read Stephen Prothero’s God is not One HarperOne (2010). In God is Not …

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This Week’s Food Closet Needs and Current Volunteer Opportunities:

This week’s news and requests.  It’s so worth highlighting this wee the generosity and consistency of the cash …

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Forum: New Programs in the Jail Ministry and Relevance to Becoming Beloved Community

Please join Rev. Liz Milner as she tells us about new programs in Jail Ministry at Elmwood Jail …

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Project WeHOPE donations

Your gifts to Project WeHOPE through the Advent Giving Tree were greatly appreciated, and there’s another way for …

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All Ministry Meeting Sunday!

The new year is a great time to connect with one of our ministry areas! Stay after the …

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Join Us for “Living the Questions”

The New Year is a great time to join a small group!  “Living the Questions” is a gathering …

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The 8am service is back!

St. Mark’s has returned to our pre-pandemic schedule of two services on Sunday mornings. Our 8am Eucharist is …

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De-Greening this Sunday

Please plan to stay after the 10am service this Sunday to help “de-green” the Church (remove the trees, …

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Epiphany home blessings

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany, marking the Magi’s arrival and …

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This Week’s Food Closet Needs and Current Volunteer Opportunities:

This week’s news and requests.  A huge thanks for all the donations that have filled the Food Closet’s …

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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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Annual Meeting, Brunch and Awards!

Save the Date! On Sunday, February 5th, we will have our Annual Meeting following an abbreviated Eucharist in …

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Memorial Service for the Rev. Carol Cook

A service for the Rev. Carol Cook, former parishioner and Interim Rector of St. Marks, will be held …

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This Week’s Food Closet Needs and Current Volunteer Opportunities:

This week’s news and requests.  A new year is upon us, but it is also time to share …

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Epiphany blessings

We will celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany together on Sunday, January 8 2023. This feast and the …

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Special Meetings, Forums and Annual Meeting: Save the Dates!

The New Year approaches with special events. Sunday January 1st: New Year’s Day-Feast of the Holy Name: A …

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Advent Giving Tree!

Every year St. Mark’s creates a Giving Tree during Advent to encourage donations (either financial or in-kind donations) …

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This Week’s Food Closet Needs and Volunteer Opportunities:

This week’s news and requests.  Good news to share (yet again this week) – Second Harvest of Silicon …

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We Are Grateful and Our Stewardship Campaign Continues in Hope!

Thanks to all those good souls who have made a financial pledge to St. Mark’s for 2023. And …

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Greening of the Church

Mark your calendars for the annual greening of the church! On Sunday, Dec 18 at 5pm, we will …

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Christmas Memorials & THanksgivings 2022

If you wish to give thanks to God for any special persons or events this Christmas through a …

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Comfort at Christmas: A Time for Prayer & Longing

All are invited to a special service, offered by the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany. Wednesday, December 21, …

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Download the Advent Brochure!

This year’s Advent Devotional includes wreath lighting prayers for each week of Advent; beautiful artwork; moving poetry; and …

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Forum:  Listening to Others’ Stories — The First Step Toward Reconciliation and Restorative Justice

As Christians, we are called to recognize our long history of discrimination against people of color and to …

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The Episcopal Chaplaincy at Stanford Needs Your Support!

Our Rector, Rev. Matthew McDermott is the President of the Episcopal Chaplaincy at Stanford. In this season of …

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Welcome Little One!

We are excited to announce the birth of Dante Crockett Allen to Andi Allen! He was born December …

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Notes from the December 3 meeting about selection of our new bishop

On Saturday, December 3, members of our Peninsula Deanery met with members of the committee charged with shepherding …

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Peninsula Women’s Chorus HOliday Concert

Parishioners Susan Hogben and Petra Dierke-Thrun are performing this holiday season with Peninsula Women’s Chorus. Here’s information about …

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Stewardship Spotlight week 7 – Peter Kidder and Lynn Johnson

As the quote by a Jesuit priest goes, “It’s not joy that makes us grateful, it’s gratitude that …

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Nutcracker at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts!

Come see a lovely performance of Western Ballet’s Nutcracker on December 9-11th. Tickets available:  https://westernballet.org/ A perfect way to ring …

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This Week’s Food Closet Needs and Current Volunteer Opportunities:

This week’s news and requests.  Good news to share – Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, the main food …

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St. Nicholas and Advent Events!

Join us at the 10am service this Sunday, December 4, for the Second Sunday of Advent when the …

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Stewardship spotlight, week 6 – LeeAnne Mcdermott

I recently told someone how much I love writing about the history of St. Mark’s. “Why” they asked? …

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Parish Workday for Christmas Season!

Saturday December 3rd is our last workday of the year, beginning at 8:30 and ending around 12:30. The …

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Electing our new Bishop

Our Bishop, Marc Andrus, has announced that he will retire in 2024, so a process to choose a …

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This Week’s Food Closet Needs and Volunteer Opportunities

This week’s news and requests. Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. This week I’m sharing again the highlights …

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Thanksgiving Day Service

Join us for our traditional service on Thanksgiving Day at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel. The first service …

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The Incarnation: what is it, and why does it matter? An Advent Forum

Sometimes we think the Incarnation is about elevating a human, Jesus of Nazareth, to the glory of God. …

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Christmas Card Drive – CIC Jail Ministry

Please join us this holiday season as we collect Christmas cards to provide to those inside the jail …

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This Week’s Food Closet Needs and Volunteer Opportunities

This week’s news and requests. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. This week I want to share highlights …

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stewardship spotlight, week 5 – the children of St. Mark’s

This week for Stewardship highlight we A-Spire to be more open minded and generous of heart like the …

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God With Us: An Advent Festival of Wreaths, Reflections, and Rituals (Dinner is sold out!)

God With Us: An Advent Festival of Wreaths, Reflections, and Rituals Saturday, November 26th, 5 P.M. Outside Courtyard, Parish …

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All Ministry Meeting THIS Sunday!

This Sunday, right after the 10am service, all ministry teams will gather to connect, collaborate, plan, and reflect. …

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This Week’s Food Closet Needs and Current Volunteer Opportunities:

This week’s requests. Donations picked back up to a great level again and all were exactly on target …

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Bishop Marc at the COP27 conference in Egypt

Our Bishop Marc is at the COP27 (Climate Change) conference in Egypt.  Learn more about it, go to https://mailchi.mp/diocal/11082022

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Stewardship SPotlight, week 4 – from Anne Callahan

Someone recently asked, “How can we steward each other?”. Being good stewards includes sharing our gifts and inviting …

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Looking for a New Book Club?

Here’s what the Thursday Zoom book club is reading in the next few months! Good-Reads Book Discussion is …

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Diocesan Convention Report

St. Mark’s Deanery delegates and clergy attended the 173rd Diocesan Convention on Friday 10/28 and Saturday, 10/29.  We …

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Memorial for Sandra Gill

Please join us for a memorial for Sandra Gill: Saturday November 12 at 10am, outside on the labyrinth …

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Baby shower for Andi Allen!

Please join us for a baby shower to celebrate Andi Allen and her sweet baby boy. We will …

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Peninsula Women’s chorus Winter Concerts

This fall, the Peninsula Women’s Chorus weaves a tapestry of sound from a collection of contemporary and classical …

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This Week’s Food Closet Needs and Volunteer Opportunities:

This week’s requests. Like the recent decline in food donations for the Food Closest from Second Harvest – …

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Death & Dying forum (part 2)

Join us for Part 2 of our class on preparing for the inevitable with faith and hope. This …

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Stewardship Spotlight, week 3 – from Pat Roberts

Planting a tree represents hope for the future!

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Faith and Parenting

Are you parenting in Silicon Valley? Are you struggling with what it means to be spiritually grounded or …

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All Souls’ Service

All are invited to this special service remembering our family members and friends who have died. At 9am …

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This Week’s Food Closet Needs and Volunteer Opportunities:

This week’s requests. Second Harvest has now officially notified the various entities it supplies, including the Downtown Streets …

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Stewardship Spotlight, week 2 – from Rebecca Lyman

Stewardship is one of the ways we witness to our faith and take action as a result ofdwelling …

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Searching for Sacristans

We are looking for a few more sacristans to join our small but mighty dedicated team! What is …

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Joy-Leilani Garbutt in Recital at St. Mark’s

Joy-Leilani Garbutt will open our 2022-2023 series of organ recitals with an hour-long program on Sunday October 30 at …

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Episcopal Impact Fund Night of Light

The annual Episcopal Impact Fund Night of LIght gala is Friday, November 11th, 2022 at 6pm at the …

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thanks for a great stewardship brunch!

Thanks to all who helped create a festive, informative, uplifting Stewardship Brunch (especially Maestras of Munchies Mego, Michele, …

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This Week’s Food Closet Needs and Volunteer Opportunities:

This week’s requests. As usual St. Mark’s donations of food, supplies and cash have been consistent over time …

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Stewardship Spotlight – Week 1 – from Katie Fantin

I am grateful that St Mark’s is a place of prayer and compassion. On Sunday mornings we pray …

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Death & Dying: Preparing for the Inevitable with Faith and Hope

Grounded in the hope of the resurrection, we will discuss how to faithfully prepare for the end of …

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Stewardship Brunch and Events!

Stewardship Brunch  (10/23) and Events!  Plan to join us on Sunday, October 23 after our 10am service outside …

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Memorials at St. Mark’s

All are invited to our memorials for Joe Manganaro on Oct 15 at 2pm and Cosette Dudley on Oct …

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Strategic Plan for St. Mark’s: Update!

Blessed by the wisdom and experience of parishioner Brie Linkenhoker, a summary of our recent efforts to share …

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Midterm Elections are Coming

The 2022 United States elections will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Here at St. Mark’s, the …

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This Week’s Food Closet Needs and Current Volunteer Opportunities:

This week’s requests. As the weather cools again – you’ll note those warming foods are again core to …

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Becoming Beloved Community Sunday Forum

The Becoming Beloved Community Task Force is pleased to invite you to our Sunday Forum on Sunday, October …

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Nominating New Vestry and Delegation Leaders

Nominating New Vestry and Delegation Leaders Fall is the time when the Vestry Nominating Committee begins its work …

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Food Closet Needs and Volunteer Opportunities:

This week’s requests. So this is worth repeating 🙂 A HUGE THANKS FROM THE FOOD CLOSET – some …

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Curious About Jail Ministry?

On Tuesday evening, Oct 11, at 7 pm we will have a zoom meeting of those St. Marks …

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

Mid-Peninsula CROP Hunger Walk Sunday, October 23rd 1-4PM, at St. Raymond’s Catholic Church – Menlo Park.  Sponsored by …

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Do You Have Succulents (to benefit Stanford Episcopal Chaplaincy)?

Do you have succulents? Do you want to support your local campus ministry? Good news! Stanford Canterbury and …

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Feast of Saints Francis & Clare

Bring a pet (or stuffed animal!) for a blessing in honor of God’s presence to and in all …

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Help Feed Youth Group!

Each week, the teens of St. Mark’s gather for fun and fellowship over a shared dinner. Please help …

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This Week’s Food Closet Needs and Current Volunteer Opportunities:

This week’s requests. A HUGE THANKS FROM THE FOOD CLOSET – some kind soul from St. Mark’s jumped …

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Living The Questions: A Small Group for Spiritual Growth and Community

If you are interested in deepening your faith through prayer, study, and honest conversation, join us on Wednesday, …

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Help Us To uPdate Breeze!

Part of our fall kickoff is to make sure that we can contact you and keep you posted …

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Parish Retreat is full…but there is a Waiting List

The Parish Retreat is currently full UNLESS you’d like to camp. Please email leeanne@saint-marks.com if you’d like to …

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All Ministry Meeting THIS Sunday!

Help us prepare for the next liturgical season here at St. Mark’s! This Sunday, after our morning liturgy, …

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Faith & parenting: an evening for the whole family

The Rev. Molly Baskette, author of Bless This Mess: A Modern Guide to Faith and Parenting in a …

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Living the Questions: A New Small Group

Do you have questions about God, Christianity, the Bible, or the Episcopal Church? Are you looking to deepen …

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Support St. Mark’s when you shop at AmazonSmile

If you shop with Amazon, please be sure to choose St. Mark’s as your AmazonSmile beneficiary, or start …

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All Ministry Meeting

Are you curious about the various ministries we offer at St. Marks?  Would you like to find ways …

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Lector Enrichment & Training

Are you a lector? Would you like to be a lector? Members who proclaim the Word (the lessons …

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Food Closet Needs and Volunteer Opportunities:

This week’s requests.  This week a different kind of request from the Food Closet for a non-food item …

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sunday formation hour schedule

This fall, we’re excited to offer a series of Sunday morning forums that will focus on “Caring for …

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Forum – Hear here! How to hear better at St. Mark’s

Do you or someone you know have difficulty hearing in church? Have you ever thought to yourself, “Hmmm, …

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This Week’s Food Closet Needs and Volunteer Opportunities:

This week’s requests.  So nice that the little gingham-lidded donation jar on the Outreach Table has had new …

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Welcome to the newest St. Marker

Joy Kathleen Weller was born to Katie and David Weller on Thursday, August 25. She is healthy, and …

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Jail ministry Opportunities!

Please consider being part of the St. Mark’s services being offered in the county jail! We are hoping …

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Jazz Eucharist and Community Faire celebration!

After a Jazz Eucharist, we will process outside for the festivities with more live jazz music, games, good …

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Parish Workday Outside This Saturday, 9-12!

Roll up your sleeves and join the Buildings and Grounds Commission. On Saturday, August 27 there will be a …

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This Week’s Food Closet Needs and Volunteer Opportunities

This week’s requests. The Food Closet donations baskets were again full to the brim. I wish you wonderful …

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Guest Preacher: Alison Fischer

We are delighted to welcome Alison Fischer as our guest preacher this Sunday! From Alison: I am a …

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Children’s Faith Formation Kickoff!

This Sunday, after the liturgy, come over to Hoover Park for fun and games! All kids and their …

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This Week’s Food Closet Needs and Current Volunteer Opportunities:

This week’s requests. Hope everyone’s summers are going well!  Your recent large donations of paper bags with handles has …

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Highlights from Lambeth 2022

The decennial gathering of bishops from across the global Anglican Communion has wrapped up and the bishops are …

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Pop-up Choir of All Ages

On Sundays August 7 and 14, we invite all ages to come at 9:30 a.m. to practice a song to sing at the offertory in the service. No reading knowledge is required.

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The St. Mark’s Book Club: New Day, New Time!

Do you love to read?  Do you love to talk about what you read?  If yes, consider joining …

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Friendly Voices: Caring through Conversation

What does it look like to engage in deep and nourishing elder care? How can we move beyond …

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Blessing of the Backpacks

On Sunday, August 14 we will bless anyone who is heading into a new school year – students, teachers, even those heading off to college!

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hosting Hotel de zink

For the month of August, we welcome 15 Hotel de Zink guests to our parish hall to have dinner and sleep each night. Please sign up via mealtrain if you are able to provide a dinner (daily) or breakfast (weekends).

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Newcomer Meet & Greet

A gathering especially for newcomers: Aug 14 after the liturgy (around 11:15a). Get coffee, ask questions, and get to know us.

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Children & Youth Cooking for Hotel de Zink

Children and teens will gather in the church kitchen to cook a healthy and tasty meal for the …

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This Week’s Food Closet Needs and Current Volunteer Opportunities:

This week’s requests. Recently contributions of cash are being placed in Food Closet’s donation jar found on the …

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Inquirers’ Class

Are you curious about why we do the things we do at St. Mark’s? Do you have questions about Episcopal history, polity, worship, or belief?  If yes,  register now for our upcoming Inquirer’s Class!

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Finding our place: where our deep gladness meets the world’s hunger

Join us for our wonderful annual Parish Retreat, an event for all ages the weekend of October 7-9 …

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Prayer Guide Available for the Lambeth Conference, 26 July – 08 August 2022

From 26 July – 08 August 2022, the decennial gathering of bishops from across the global Anglican Communion …

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Hotel de Zink- Food, Shelter and LINEN DRIVE 7/31!

This week, we are preparing to welcome 15 Hotel de Zink guests to our church for the month …

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This Week’s Food Closet Needs and Volunteer Opportunities:

This week’s requests. Recently contributions of cash are being placed in Food Closet’s donation jar found on the …

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End of Summer Pool Party

Join us poolside for water games, lunch and time to connect! We will have separate hangout spaces for …

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Food Closet Needs and Volunteer Opportunities

This week’s requests. This week I was delighted to find a packet of carefully saved rubber bands in …

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Thanks to Kate Clover

Many thanks to Kate Clover, our Parish Administrator, whose last day at St. Mark’s was last week. We …

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Burial of Freeman Bradford

Freeman Bradford, member of St. Mark’s for many years, died June 19, 2022. His remains will be buried …

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Highlights from the General Convention of the Episcopal Church July 8-11

This past July 8-11, the Episcopal Church held our tri-annual General Convention (GC) gathering of bishops, clergy, and …

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Worldwide Anglican Communion gathering of bishops at Lambeth, 26 July – 08 August 2022

From 26 July – 08 August 2022, the decennial gathering of bishops from across the global Anglican Communion …

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Volunteers Needed at the Downtown Streets Team Food Closet

This week’s requests. The most important request this week is for volunteers as noted. See below for the …

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Baby Shower for the Wellers!

Join us as we celebrate Katie & David Weller and the upcoming birth of their daughter. Date:  Sunday, …

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An Interfaith Havdalah to Mark the End of Roe v. Wade

Saturday, July 9th, at 5:00 p.m. This Saturday please join Christ Episcopal Church and Congregation Beth Am for …

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Resolutions Proposed for the General Convention of the Episcopal Church July 8-11

The Episcopal Church will be holding our tri-annual General Convention (GC) gathering together bishops, clergy, and delegates from …

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Worldwide Anglican Communion gathering of bishops at Lambeth, 26 July – 08 August 2022

From 26 July – 08 August 2022, the decennial gathering of bishops from across the global Anglican Communion …

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Guest Preacher: Mees Tielens

Mees Tielens is a postulant for priesthood in the Diocese of California and has just completed his second year …

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Volunteers Needed at the Downtown Streets Team Food Closet

This week’s requests. The most important request this week is for volunteers as noted here. See below for …

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Table Talk: Sharing Our Stories of Faith and Renewal

Let’s get to know each other better this summer!  In June and July, we’ll be gathering in the …

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hotel de Zink is coming to St. Mark’s this august!

Hotel de Zink was started in 1987 by Jim Burklo as part of the Urban Ministry of Palo …

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Volunteers Needed at the Downtown Streets Team Food Closet

This week’s requests. The most important request this week is for volunteers as noted here. See below for …

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agape is back! sign-up to host

Agape is back, but we need everyone’s help to keep it back! What is Agape? It’s a time …

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Volunteers Needed at the Downtown Streets Team Food Closet

This week’s requests. The most important request this week is for volunteers as noted here. See below for …

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visioning our future: add your input online now!

Over the last month we have talked about what we treasure and hope to be as Christians in …

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General Convention for the Episcopal Church July 8-11

The Episcopal Church will be holding our tri-annual General Convention (GC) gathering together bishops, clergy, and delegates from …

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Pentecost Celebration

Join us for Pentecost! On this feast day we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit – upon …

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Gathered at Christ’s Table

Eucharistia, our prayer of thanks to God and the consecration of the elements of bread and wine at …

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St. Mark’s Folks at Grace Cathedral for Confirmation June 4

A Group of adults and young people will travel to Grace Cathedral Saturday, June 4 for a 10am …

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Sealed in the Holy Spirit

Congratulations to those who were confirmed, received, and reaffirmed at Grace Cathedral last Saturday. We are so excited …

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Pentecost Picnic June 5th!

It’s been so long! Join us to re-start and re-new the fun! Games! Trivia! Water soaked clergy! Food …

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coloring bulletin excerpts

Each week, the coloring bulletin includes some questions designed to spark contemplation, conversation, and connection. Anyone who fills …

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“Into the Mess,” a Book of reflections by Debie Thomas

Our own Minister for Lifelong Formation, Debie Thomas, has released her first book! Into the Mess and Other …

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Food Closet Needs and Current Volunteer Opportunities:

This week’s requests. The donations request list remains the same this week.  Thank you for all the wonderful …

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visioning our future: becoming faithful together

Over the last month we have talked about what we treasure and hope to be as Christians in …

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Gun Violence Prevention Nonprofits

As mentioned in Rev. Nikky’s sermon on Sunday, we can become branches of healing in many ways. One …

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Food Closet Needs and Current Volunteer Opportunities:

This week’s requests –  The level of donations has been consistent and wonderful and ,as always, is so …

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Visioning our future: becoming “good ancestors”

Join us this Sunday after the service to talk about what we can learn from scripture about being …

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Food Closet Needs and Volunteer Opportunities:

This week’s requests –  The Food Closet thanks you all for your continuing generosity and hopes you can …

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St. Mark’s Hosts Multi-faith Prayers for Peace, May 11

On the 11th of Every Month Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice sponsors an interfaith prayer gathering. This month, May …

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Visioning Our Future: Changes and Challenges

Join us this Sunday after the service to talk about the challenges and changes we face as a …

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This Week’s Food Closet Needs and Volunteer Opportunities

This week’s requests –  The Food Closet thanks you all for your continuing generosity and hopes you can …

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A Time to Weep, A Time to Laugh: A Retreat for the Women of St. Mark’s

We invite ALL the women of St. Mark’s to join us on Saturday, May 21st, from 9am to …

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Going In, Staying In jail ministry volunteer training

During the COVID-19 lockdown in our jails, God still used volunteers to change lives through jail ministry. Are …

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Visioning Our Future: What are our beloved traditions and our core strengths?

Join us this Sunday to share your stories! After the service we will gather to offer opportunities for …

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This Week’s Food Closet Needs and Current Volunteer Opportunities:

This week’s requests –  Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! The donations request from the Food Closet remains …

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Rev. Nikky’s Return May 1

Dear St. Mark’s community, I am so happy to share that I am returning to you all this …

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Save the Date: A Retreat for the Women of St. Mark’s

Women of St. Mark’s!  Please save the date, and join us on Saturday, May 21st, from 9am to …

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Vital Conversations About Our Future!

Vital Conversations About Our Future! In this Eastertide season St. Mark’s is beginning to have conversations and gather …

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we welcome Ragazzi boys chorus as our guest singers on may 1

Ragazzi Boys Chorus will be the guest singers at our 10 AM Service on Sunday May 1. We …

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Food Closet Needs and Current Volunteer Opportunities:

This week’s requests – Well – my sincerest apologies are due to you all! The last few weeks …

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Celebrating Eastertide: The Gift of Resurrection

Easter is not simply a day on the calendar.  Like Christmas, it’s a season of celebration, and it …

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Easter baskets

 Each year, the children and youth at St. Mark’s create thoughtful Easter baskets to share with members of …

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This Week’s Food Closet Needs and Volunteer Opportunities:

This week’s requests – St. Mark’s donations have dropped off to nil recently, but not the number of …

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Professing Our Faith: Adult Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation

Are you interested in deepening your connection to the Church, and proclaiming your faith in Christ through Confirmation, …

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This Week’s Food Closet Needs and Volunteer Opportunities

This week’s requests – Spring has sprung, but the needs at the Food Closet remain the same. Donations …

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A Devotional to Deepen Your Lenten Journey

During this holy season of penitence and preparation, we invite you to make daily use of our Lenten …

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Would you like to help support the refugees fleeing Ukraine?

One option is through the Episcopal Relief Fund. Read this article with a link to donate.

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Becoming Beloved Community: What is the 2022 Sacred Ground Lenten Program?

Sacred Ground is a ten-session Episcopal Church curriculum focused on understanding and addressing systemic racism in our communities …

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St. Mark’s Lenten Book Read

March 16 & 23 @ 7:30 P.M. in person and available on Zoom Canon Stephanie Spellers recently began a …

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Easter Memorials & Thanksgivings – submit by April 3

Easter Memorials & Thanksgivings Consider the devotional opportunity of making a special Easter donation (to support our music …

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Do You Know How We Help Each Other at St. Mark’s? Meals? Rides? Housing? See Below for Current Needs and How You Can Help!***

***There is also new immediate need: A family of two (Adult and child) in our parish is in …

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gratitude and stewardship

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California Bach Society Concert

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New St. Mark’s Music Director!

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Water fight for kids & teens this Sunday 9/26!

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How to Use Breeze as a Church Directory

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parish work day is Saturday, September 11 – all are welcome to participate!

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there’s still time to register for: “Gifts of the Episcopal Path: Walking the Way of Love, Justice, and Transformation”

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Food Closet Donations Request and Upcoming Food Drive

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August 2021: Hotel de Zink Success!

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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry highlights ways to help Afghan refugees through Episcopal Migration Ministries

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Solidarity Prayer Gathering: Surround the City with Light Love, Sunday, August 29, 1-1:30pm

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