Want to learn more about what happens when your child attends Children’s Chapel? Join us in the Common Room! Godly Play is a Montessori-style children's curriculum that is just amazing. You'll learn what our schedule for the fall semester is, see what the experience is like for them, and also glean some helpful tips about how to connect with your child on a spiritual level at home.
Join the Women of St. Mark’s (also known as Episcopal Church Women/ECW) for our monthly meeting on the fourth Monday of the month. Bring a side dish and/or beverage to share and $3 for Bunco, the easiest game ever! Relax, share a meal, and get to know those you share the pew with.
St. Mark's parishioner, and seminary student Christine Brunson will give a presentation about her Camino de Santiago journey. "So many of you followed my journey. I felt you all there with me along the Way. Join me for a discussion about the history and future of this ancient pilgrimage, as we examine what the Camino teaches us about the ministries we are engaging in each day."
This group usually meets on the First Friday of each month. However, due to the holiday, will meet on July 12, 11 a.m. Bennett Classroom. The book for discussion is When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi.
(Personal memoir. Review: ****+ Good Reads) What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir. Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all.
June 23-25th, Port Aransas, Texas. Become part of the fishing tradition here at St. Mark’s—a valuable time for St. Marks’ men, both young and seasoned, to bond over exaggerated story-telling, and experiencing God’s creation. After a long day on the boats, the group will relax around the pool and relive the day! Departs from St. Mark’s following the blessing of the fleet. A deposit of $100, payable to St. Mark’s, is needed upon sign up in the Parish Hall, or for more information, contact Mike Brode: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get your teams together for a day of golf in support of the Men’s Scholarship Endowment Fund, supporting our high school graduates with scholarships as they begin their college careers. Tournament details: Plum Creek Golf Course, Foursome Scramble, 8 am Shotgun start. Not a golfer? Support the fund through sponsorships! Registration & Sponsorship forms are in the Parish Hall.
St. Mark’s ECW (Episcopal Church Women—that’s you!) are heading to Wimberley for Market Days, Saturday, May 4. Meet at the church parking lot @ 7 a.m. to carpool. We will browse, shop and lunch! What is Market Days? Check it out here: http://www.shopmarketdays.com/about.html Please sign up in the Parish Hall or contact Debbie Thornal for more details: email@example.com.
This will be a stunning liturgy of choral music, hymns, scripture and prayers. The service marks the end of the emptiness of Holy Saturday and leads into the celebration of Christ’s resurrection.
Please join us for this last of the soup supper series, followed by a meditative worship service. Soup is served in the Parish Hall at 6 pm (accompanied by delicious breads, pimento cheese, and pb&j for the kids). At 7 pm. come to Grace Chapel for worship.
Easter Home Groups are an opportunity to take a deeper dive into community. Groups will meet once per week for the Easter Season—about six meetings total. The agenda is light: get to know one another over dinner, ending in prayer. Deadline to sign up is Palm Sunday, April 14. Groups will be determined by geographical location and availability. First meeting begin the week of April 29-May 4.
This Lenten formation series will be a guided tour through the catechism of the early church, as part of our parish-wide preparation for the Easter Vigil. Co-taught by The Rev. Dr. Nathan Jennings & Fr. Zac.
Women’s Group Wildflower Day Trip to Llano: Join us on a bluebonnet tour of the hill country. Meet at the church at 7:45 a.m., we will carpool to Fredericksburg to connect with the Willow City Loop for the wildflower tour, then on to Llano, for shopping and lunch, returning to Austin late afternoon. Please sign up in the Parish Hall or RSVP to Debbie Thornal: firstname.lastname@example.org.