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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pentecost Celebration

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

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

This week’s requests – Did you know that the food closet also provides food for furry friends? Dry …

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Food Closet Needs and Current Volunteer Opportunities:

This week’s requests – Did you know that the food closet also provides food for furry friends? Dry …

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InReach Ministry

I’d like to extend a huge thank you to members of the InReach Ministry for generously providing meals …

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Ash Wednesday – march 2, 2022

Forty weekdays before Easter, we come together to mark the beginning of the Lenten season with Ash Wednesday. …

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March 1 – shrove Tuesday pancake supper

Join us on the patio for our parish-wide celebration of Shrove Tuesday with a pancake supper. Good food, …

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sunday Forum – February 27: What does it mean to be Anglican?

This is a global question that has become increasingly difficult to answer, especially in our postcolonial context. How …

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sunday Forum – On Christianity & Social Tolerance

Sunday, February 20 in person and over Zoom Has Christianity always been intolerant of LGBTQ+ identities? When and …

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The Food Closet’s Donations Request and Volunteer Openings

This week’s requests –  Did you know that the food closet also provides food for furry friends? Dry …

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St. Mark’s has Re-Regathered in Person!

St. Mark’s Re-Regathers in Person! We have once again gathered in person for our 10am Sunday service, with …

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Family/Teen Hike on Sunday, February 20

Please join us for an all ages family hike at Byrne Preserve trailhead located in Los Altos Hills. …

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Children’s Chapel videos from Lily Dodge

While we’re worshipping online, children’s programming takes the form of short videos from youth and children’s minister Lily …

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An update from Rev. Nikky

Dear St. Markers, Well, it’s been just over a month since the three strokes that caused me to …

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all ministry Meeting – february 15

February 15, 7pm Our vision for our ministries is that there is connection, collaboration, and support between Teams; …

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Music for black history month

Composers from Africa and the African diaspora have for centuries performed and written music in a multitude of …

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Advent Giving Tree!

Thank you to the St Mark’s community for your generosity in the Advent Giving Tree! Through your contributions, …

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This Week’s Food Closet Donations and Volunteer Requests

This week’s requests – Notably Food closet donations have dropped off substantially during the last month – please, …

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What is the Good News?

Join Michael Fitzpatrick for a three-week series of Wednesday night conversations, as we explore the “Good News” that …

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St mark’s (virtual) annual meeting

St. Mark’s will hold its (virtual) Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 30, 2022 via Zoom at the conclusion …

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Food Closet Donations Request and Volunteer Openings

This week’s requests – both food items and maintenance supplies are listed to keep the Food Closet’s shelves full …

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Sunday forum – Faithfulness in Times of Fatigue: An Ongoing Conversation

Sunday, January 23rd @ 11:30am How do we remain faithful in times of anxiety, uncertainty, and weariness?  What …

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2022 Vestry nominees

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

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Food Closet Donations Request This Week

This week – food items are requested again, but so are supplies to keep the Food closet running …

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Sunday forum: the divine offices – liturgy led by laity

Sunday January 16 @ 11:30am, presented virtually over Zoom Several members of St. Mark’s lead services from the …

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Virtual only worship resumes in january

As we continue to navigate through these challenging days together, we are grateful to worship and share in …

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What is Epiphany?

Light.  Revelation.  Manifestation.  Good News.  These are some of the themes of Epiphany, the new liturgical season we …

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Epiphany service and home blessing

Join us at 5:30pm on zoom on the Feast of Epiphany (Thurs. Jan 6, 2022) for a brief …

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Help us De-Green – January 2

If you can help us de-decorate our Christmas greens and decorations, please plan to stay after the service …

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Christmas services and Outreach!

Christmas Eve Friday, December 24 4 PM Children’s Pageant and Eucharist  A local favorite with a new wonderful …

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Advent Giving Tree!

St. Mark’s Annual Giving Tree Every year St. Mark’s creates a Giving Tree during Advent to encourage donations …

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New Year’s Eve Concert by James Welch

On New Year’s Eve, December 31, at 8 p.m., former organist James Welch returns to St. Mark’s for …

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The Examen

Trying to remember the steps from the Examen from Rev. Nikky’s sermon on Sunday? Here they are: Pray for …

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Food Closet Donations Request This Week

This week – again, not so much in the way of food donation requests, but the urgent need …

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Greening of the Church

Join us to green the church in preparation for Christmas! On Dec 19th, beginning at 5pm, we will …

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stewardship spotlight week 9 – more from Rod Searcey

This week’s spotlight again features the photography of Rod Searcy. We are grateful for his artistic eye that has …

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Food Closet Donations Request for this Week

This week – not so much in the way of food donation requests, but a really big need …

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Human Rights for All: A Multifaith Call to Action Thursday, Dec. 9, 7pm the Eve of World Human Rights Day

Human Rights for All: A Multifaith Call to Action Thursday, Dec. 9, 7pm the Eve of World Human …

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CHristmas Concert by ISing Choir

iSing would like to invite you to an intimate and festive “Neighborhood” concert. Join us on December 13th …

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Support AFEDJ

In honor of St. Nicholas, a Bishop in Turkey in the 4th c., we invite you to support …

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Sunday forum December 12 – Engaging Scripture with Our Imaginations

Are you interested in exploring the Bible in new and creative ways?  Would you like to read, pray, …

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Christmas Memorials and Thanksgivings 2021

It is customary, Sunday by Sunday, for the church to receive contributions for flowers and/ or music, which …

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new members Sunday, December 5

Join us this second Sunday of the Advent season as we anticipate the ever arriving grace of God, …

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stewardship spotlight week 8 – Matthew burt

This week’s spotlight features Matthew Burt with his choice of Calvin Hampton’s setting of “We plow the fields and …

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Sunday forum December 5 – The Science and Practice of Contemplation and Mindfulness

Although the liturgical season of Lent is the time we usually talk about adding more spiritual practice to …

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Advent booklet 2021

Advent is a season of anticipation and reflection, a time of the year when we prepare our hearts …

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Sunday forum, November 28 – What is Advent?

Why does the church observe the season of Advent?  What is its history?  Why do we consider it …

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stewardship spotlight week 7 – from Charlie rock

This week we give special thanks to the beautiful drone footage of St Mark’s captured by Charlie Rock. …

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advent festival 2021

“The Liminal Light of Advent: Wreaths, Reflections and Rituals – Saturday, November 27, 5 P.M. Outside Courtyard, Parish Hall …

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stewardship spotlight week 7 – from Miriam dejongh

Gratitude for our St. Mark’s family became especially poignant for me at the gathering this morning (October 30) …

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Stories of Hope, Resilience, Loss, and Lament: Reflecting on our Covid Experience

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected our lives in so many complicated ways.  We have lost loved ones, endured …

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Stewardship spotlight week 6 – from Anne vosti

When I was asked to write a short comment about gratitude for St. Mark’s, I thought “Oh no, …

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stewardship spotlight week 6 – from rod searcy

This image was submitted by parishioner Rod Searcy as a reflection of gratitude seen through the photographer’s lens. …

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Food Closet Donations Request for this Week

Great news  – all the Food Closet’s volunteer shifts are now filled. A big thanks to any St. …

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In-Person Volunteer Event on 12/4!

Please join the Outreach Alliance for another in-person volunteer event! We will be making grab-and-go lunches for the …

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Food Closet Donations Request and Open Volunteer Shifts

Cool wet weather is here: This is where our donations excel – comfort foods.  You’ll see protein items …

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Historical Thanksgiving Day Service at St. Mark’s: Eucharist and Prayers from the Past for the Present

Historical Thanksgiving Day Service at St. Mark’s Eucharist and Prayers from the Past for the Present We will …

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stewardship spotlight week 5 – from Gail and Jim McFall

GRATITUDE It’s hard to believe it has been nearly 12 years since we landed at St. Mark’s, and …

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Stewardship spotlight week 5 – from Carla Bliss

This image was submitted by Carla Bliss of the Bishop’s Ranch. We thank Carla for her beautiful expression …

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Always We Begin Again: Resilience, Beauty and Gratitude: Stewardship 2022

Join us as we begin our annual stewardship campaign, celebrating the St. Mark’s community and contemplating how each …

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172nd Convention of the Diocese of California

The Diocese of California’s 172nd Convention took place October 22 and 23. The annual meeting highlights the accomplishments …

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Upcoming Outreach Forum on November 14

An important part of ministry in jails (and in our communities) is the need to be “trauma-informed” – …

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This Sunday: All Saints, Baptism and Safety and Respect Moving Inside!

This Sunday: All Saints, Baptism and Safety and Respect Moving Inside! This day, the Sunday after All Saints …

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All Hallows Eve for All Saints – November 7 at 11:30am

What is “All Hallows Eve” or “All Saints Day?”  How did this festival evolve, and why do we …

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stewardship spotlight week 4 – from Lisa krieger

I took this snapshot while a Stanford healthcare worker was pricking my finger to take blood for evidence …

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Food closet Donations Request and Volunteer Openings

Cool wet weather is here: This is where our donations excel – comfort foods.  You’ll see soups and …

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stewardship spotlight week 4 – from David Kennedy

As I think about God and my relationship with St. Mark’s during our Stewardship Campaign many of my …

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Food closet Donations Request and Volunteer Shifts

Thank you all so much – an amazing amount of donations have been coming in the last few …

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Reflections on gratitude

On Sunday, we were invited to reflect on things for which we are deeply grateful. St. Mark’s offers …

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The Feast of All Saints

The Feast of All Saints (Nov 1) falls on a Monday this year, so we observe it the …

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Choir Resumes in November

After twenty long months, I’m thrilled that St. Mark’s choir will soon resume singing for rehearsals and services! …

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join us for an InterGenerational gathering Sunday October 31

Please join us after church on Sunday, October 31 for our multicultural, intergenerational celebration of All Souls Day, …

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Stewardship spotlight week 3 – from Romain Kang

This photograph of Kalea (see her artwork submission here) was taken at the last in-person Maundy Thursday event, held …

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Stewardship spotlight week 3 – From the wellers

When David and I moved to Palo Alto, one of the first things we did was take a …

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All Souls’ Day service 2021

ALL SOULS’ DAY SERVICE OCTOBER 30, 2021, 9AM At 9 am, Saturday, October 30st, we will again observe …

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thankfulness & gratitude

We give special thanks for the submission this week by Kalea, age 11, of a drawing illustrating what …

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gratitude and stewardship

Submitted by the Rock Family Psalm 107:1 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his …

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Food closet Donations Request and Volunteer Openings

The Food Closet is still in need of volunteers. During the Covid lock down period – though the Food …

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stewardship 2022 – Week 1 Spotlight (Oct 13)

Stewardship 2022 is about to Begin Again! Every fall is an opportunity for the community of St. Mark’s to remember …

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October 19 is the next All Ministries Monthly Meeting

“Blessed are those whose strength is in you…they go from strength to strength!” (Psalm 84) NOTE: If you are …

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Celebrating our faith community and its future

The past year and a half will go down in memory as one of the most challenging times …

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Outreach Event: Ride to End Homelessness – All Ages & Levels welcome!

The Outreach Alliance invites you to join us for the Ride to End Homelessness on October 23rd. It’s …

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Food Closet Needs and Volunteer Opportunities

The Food Closet is still in need of volunteers. During the Covid lock down period – though the …

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California Bach Society Concert

California Bach Society: Die Familie Bach Saturday, October 9, 8pm Artistic director Paul Flight leads the California Bach …

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New St. Mark’s Music Director!

Dear Friends, I am very pleased to announce the call of Matthew Burt as St. Mark’s new Music …

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Don’t Get LEft Out – Create Your Breeze Account Today!!

We are migrating to Breeze, our new church management data system. Very soon, you will no longer be …

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Feast of st. Francis & st. Clare Pet Blessing, October 3 @ 10am worship

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Food Closet Needs and Volunteer Opportunities: 

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2021 Parish Retreat at Bishop’s Ranch!! We still have a few spots left!!

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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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We’ve moved from CCB to Breeze!!

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

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Spiritual Direction

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Calling All Gardeners

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guest preacher: Dan Carlson (8/8)

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Return of the seasoned women

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Summer Camping! August 6th and 7th

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Linen and Towel Drive July 16-18

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Guest Preacher: Ryan Macias

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Calling all Commission Members

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this Sunday! Simply Gather: A BYOF Picnic July 11

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Food Closet

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revised registration for Juneteenth Liturgy at Grace Cathedral and faith informed

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Last Zoom Session for Love is the Way!

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