Welcome to St. Mark`s Episcopal Church Capitol Hill

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Welcome to St. Mark`s Episcopal Church Capitol Hill
Welcome to
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
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Capitol Hill
St. Mark’s Mission Statement
St. Mark‘s is an open community, welcoming people wherever they are on
their faith journey. We celebrate the gifts of God that empower us to engage
boldly in the struggles of life and to care for others with love, justice, and
compassion.
The Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 1, 2016
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9:00 am Holy Eucharist + Laying on of Hands
9:00 am Children’s Chapel
10:00 am Sermon Seminar
11:15 am Holy Eucharist +
Laying on of Hands
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Preacher
The Reverend Michele H. Morgan
Presiders
The Reverend Michele H. Morgan
(9:00) The Reverend Susan M. Flanders
Children’s Chapel Leader
Ms. Caroline McReynolds-Adams
Director of Music
Mr. Jeff Kempksie
Cell Phones – Please turn off your cell phone or other electronic devices at any time you are in the Nave.
Hearing – Infrared headsets providing amplified sound are in the tract racks by the doors, or ask an usher.
Welcome to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
St. Mark’s Mission Statement
St. Mark’s is an open community, welcoming people wherever they are on their faith journey. We celebrate
the gifts of God that empower us to engage boldly in the struggles of life and to care for others with love,
justice, and compassion.
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Wherever you are on your faith journey, please know you are welcome to celebrate life with us.
Please sit anywhere in the Nave—if you use a hearing aid with a T-setting, you need to sit within the front
three rows to access our tele-loop system. You may also ask an usher to borrow one of our infrared headsets.
We celebrate open communion, which is our way of inviting any and all to partake in the Eucharistic supper: this is
God‘s meal. We gather around the altar and you are most welcome regardless of your religion, beliefs, or practices.
Childcare: the Nursery is open! Children up to age 3 are welcome. Take the stairs to the lower level; turn
right to go down the hall to the Nursery, which will be the last room on your right.
Announcements are at the back of this bulletin. To become more informed and engaged with the community, you are invited to subscribe to our weekly electronic newsletter at http://bit.ly/StMarksSignMeUp .
The Parish Calendar is Online at www.stmarks.net/calendar/month.
Restrooms and water fountains are available in the foyer and on the lower level.
Lost & Found is managed by our new maintenance contractor PMM. For the first few weeks of this transition, please
contact the Parish Administrator, Diana Church ([email protected] or 202-534-0053) to see if your item has
been found or to turn in an item you‘ve found.
April 24, 2016
Attendance:
255
Pledge & Plate collection:
$35,113.28
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SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE
9:00 am
9:00 am
10:00 am
11:15 am
5:00 pm
Holy Eucharist (Family Eucharist is celebrated the second Sunday of most months)
Children’s Chapel (not offered when Family Eucharist is celebrated at 9:00 am)
Sermon Seminar
Holy Eucharist
Contemplative Eucharist
We formally begin the worship service with the Prelude, a musical offering designed to bring us together
for worship that allows for quiet reflection before the service begins. Please respect this time by refraining
from conversations in the Nave as much as possible. While greeting each other is important, we ask that
you do so outside the Nave or near the doors so that others can have quiet time.
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Cell Phones – Please turn off your cell phone or other electronic devices at any time you are in the Nave.
Hearing – Infrared headsets providing amplified sound are in the tract racks by the doors, or ask an usher.
The Liturgy of the Word
Portions of the liturgy omitted at the 9:00 AM service
Prelude Gott sei gelobet und
(O Lord, we praise Thee, bless Thee, and adore Thee)
Opening Hymn 208 The strife is o‘er, the battle done
Heinrich Scheidemann
(1595-1663)
Victory
Opening Sentences
Presider
People
On this day God has acted! Let us rejoice!
Thanks be to God!
Gloria in excelsis S 280
Robert Powell
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The Collect
Presider
All
God be with you.
And also with you.
Presider
All
Let us pray.
Birthing God, whose Spirit’s wings stir the waters of creation: hear our
stories of paralysis and exclusion; accept our desire for welcome and
acceptance; and lead us to find our dignity in your gift; through Jesus
Christ, the healer. Amen.
Children wishing to participate in Children’s Chapel may follow
the Crucifer to the Dance Studio (second floor) at this time
The First Reading Last Night as I Was Sleeping by Antonio Machado
Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt—marvelous error!—
that a spring was breaking
out in my heart.
I said: Along which secret aqueduct,
Oh water, are you coming to me,
water of a new life
that I have never drunk?
Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt—marvelous error!—
that I had a beehive
here inside my heart.
And the golden bees
were making white combs
and sweet honey
from my old failures.
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Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt—marvelous error!—
that a fiery sun was giving
light inside my heart.
It was fiery because I felt
warmth as from a hearth,
and sun because it gave light
and brought tears to my eyes.
Last night as I slept,
I dreamt—marvelous error!—
that it was God I had
here inside my heart.
Reader
People
Let us hear what the Spirit says to us.
Thanks be to God.
The Second Reading Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5
In the spirit the angel carried me away to a great, high mountain and showed me the
holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God.
I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb.
And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God is its light,
and its lamp is the Lamb. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will
bring their glory into it. Its gates will never be shut by day-- and there will be no night
there. People will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. But nothing unclean will enter it, nor anyone who practices abomination or falsehood, but only those
who are written in the Lamb's book of life.
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from
the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city. On either
side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each
month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. Nothing accursed
will be found there any more. But the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and
his servants will worship him; they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And there will be no more night; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord
God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.
Reader
People
Let us hear what the Spirit says to us.
Thanks be to God.
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Celtic Alleluia
Fintan O‘Carroll & Christopher Walker
All sing.
Choir only:
God brings the world to himself now through his Christ reconciling;
He has trusted us with the news of redeeming love. Refrain
The Holy Gospel John 5:1-9
Gospeller
People
The Gospel of Jesus according to John.
After Jesus healed the son of the official in Capernaum, there was a festival of the
Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate there is a pool, called in Hebrew Beth-zatha,
which has five porticoes. In these lay many invalids-- blind, lame, and paralyzed. One
man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there
and knew that he had been there a long time, he said to him, "Do you want to be made
well?" The sick man answered him, "Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the
water is stirred up; and while I am making my way, someone else steps down ahead of
me." Jesus said to him, "Stand up, take your mat and walk." At once the man was made
well, and he took up his mat and began to walk. Now that day was a sabbath.
Gospeller
People
The Gospel of Jesus.
The Sermon
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The Reverend Michele H. Morgan
An Affirmation
Presider
People
Let us affirm our faith together:
We believe in God the Creator,
By whom every person in heaven and on earth is named.
We believe in God the Son,
who lives in our hearts through faith, and fills us with his love.
We believe in God the Holy Spirit,
who strengthens us with power from on high.
We believe in one God: Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer. Amen.
Prayers of the People
Leader
People
Leader
People
Leader
People
Leader
People
Leader
People
Leader
Rejoicing in the mighty acts of God who has delivered the people from sin
and death through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, let us lift our voices and
pray. Risen Lord,
Hear our Prayer.
Let us give thanks to God for the multitude of blessings showered upon
us: For our lives and for those whom we love, for the beauty of this home
God has created for us, for our families and our friendships. Let us give
thanks to the God of Life. Risen Lord,
Hear our Prayer.
Let us pray for the Church, that it may carry forward the redemptive works of
God: For our clergy and our bishops, for the many lay people who serve the
church, and serve the world through the church. For those gathered here in
worship and prayer, let us pray. Risen Lord,
Hear our Prayer.
Let us pray for the nations and peoples of the world, that the powers that oppress and destroy may decline, and that justice, peace, and prosperity be lifted up. Risen Lord,
Hear our Prayer.
Let us pray for those who are sick, those who suffer, and those who struggle,
that the hope born of Easter give them peace, acceptance and renewal, and
that through their struggles they may come into closer communion with the
God who redeems and restores. Risen Lord,
Hear our Prayer.
We invite all to offer prayers of petition, intercession, or thanksgiving silently
or if aloud, ending with ―This is my prayer,‖ to which all will respond, ―Amen.‖
A time for individual prayers is observed.
Leader
People
Let us pray.
We offer our prayers in the faith that you, O God, love us, that Jesus our
risen brother walks with us, and that the Holy Spirit strengthens us.
Amen.
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The people sit.
Liturgy of Departure
Scilla and Susan Adams
This Sunday, long time parishioner Scilla Adams along with her daughter, Susan, will be saying goodbye to St.
Mark's. Scilla is moving to North Carolina. She will be giving her "liturgy of departure" at the 9:00 am service.
We take membership very seriously at St. Mark's. Being a member means we are part of a community; each
and every one of us matters. So, when one of us leaves, we take the time to say goodbye - in public, during the
worship service. Instead of someone disappearing from our community or fading away, we all get to say,
"During your time with us, where there has been hurt or sorrow, let it be forgiven. Where there has been growth
and joy, let us be thankful. Now go in peace."
Scilla and Susan speak from the lectern.
Presider
People
Scilla and Susan, during your time with us, where there has been hurt or sorrow, let it
be forgiven. Where there has been growth and joy, let us be thankful. Now go in
peace. Love and serve God. Be strong in the power of the Spirit.
Go in peace, Scilla and Susan.
Scilla and Susan
The grace of Christ be with you all.
People
Our prayers will be with you wherever you go.
Scilla and Susan
And ours with you.
The Peace
Presider
People
The peace of God be always with you.
And also with you.
All, one with another, exchange a sign of peace.
Welcome
Clergy Greeting
The Liturgy of the Table
Offertory Anthem Let the Peoples Praise You, O God
Chancel Choir
Refrain: Let the peoples praise you, O God;
Let all the peoples praise you.
May God be merciful to us and bless us,
Show us the light of his countenance and come to us.
Let your ways be known upon earth,
Your saving health among all nations. Refrain
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Bruce Neswick
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
For you judge the peoples with equity
And guide all the nations upon earth. Refrain
The earth has brought forth her increase;
May God, our own God, give us his blessing.
May God give us his blessing,
and may all the ends of the earth stand in awe of him. Refrain
Please stand as able.
Presentation Hymn 193 That Easter day with joy was bright, v. 5
Puer nobis
All praise, O risen Lord, we give to thee, who, dead, again dost live;
To God the Father equal praise, and God the Holy Ghost, we raise.
Eucharistic Prayer
Presider
People
God be with you.
And also with you.
Presider
People
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to God.
Presider
People
Let us give thanks to God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Presider
We praise you, God of freedom, for you breathed life into the void and
showed yourself as the one who loves in freedom.
From the nothingness of slavery you called a people into being and led them
to springs of life; the presence of your glory went with shattered exiles into
strange and distant lands and gathered from the valley of despair the flesh and
blood of living hope.
In Jesus, you confronted the powers that killed and oppressed; you spoke to
those considered dead and helped them stand again; he taught us to die that
we might live.
He gave himself for us tortured and forsaken, but he could not be confined by
death; in the garden he speaks our name, in the breaking of the bread he
shows himself among us; by the lakeside, in the new day, he calls us to take up
his work.
Therefore, with all who lost faith, all who walked away in sadness, with the women at the tomb, and the men who hid in fear we confess ourselves surprised
by the suddenness of dawn and join the undying song of heaven:
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Sanctus S 129
Presider
Robert Powell
We ask that your Holy Spirit will fall upon us and upon these gifts that these
fragile, earthly things may be to us the body and blood of our lord and brother,
Jesus Christ; who, on the night he was betrayed, gathered with his faltering
friends. Calling them to his table, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and
said, ―This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.‖
In the same way after supper, he took the cup, saying, ―This cup is the new
covenant of my blood. Do this, whenever you drink it, to remember me.‖ As on
that night, so here and now he offers himself in touch and taste beyond all
words can hold.
Great is the mystery of faith.
All
Jesus died and was raised from the dead and, through the Spirit, abides
within us now.
Presider
Therefore, we come to him in whom all is created in heaven and earth, whose
cross and resurrection make all things new.
We offer this to you, asking you to smile upon the gifts we bring, for you alone
are the Giver and Christ is the gift through which we live once and for all.
All
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Through him who was emptied to bear your fullness we make our prayer with
all created life to the glory of the God who fills all in all now and for ever.
Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer
Presider
All
And now, as our Savior Jesus taught us, we pray:
Our Father, in heaven,
hallowed be your Name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those
who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours,
now and for ever.
Amen.
The Breaking of the Bread
Fraction Anthem This is the feast of victory for our God
All sing antiphon.
Festival Canticle
Choir:
Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain,
Whose blood set us free to be people of God. Antiphon
The Invitation to Communion
Presider
All
We, St. Mark‘s, recognize this as God‘s table set before us and for all and this
bread and wine as God‘s food for us and for all.
Therefore whoever we are, from wherever we have come, and whatever we
believe,
All are welcome and invited to receive. Amen!
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The Communion
Everyone is invited to God's Table. Gather, one group at a time, around the altar platform. Remain until everyone has received the bread and wine and has been dismissed by the Presider, saying, “Go in peace.” You may
consume the bread, then receive the wine by taking a sip from the chalice or goblet OR you may hold the
bread, which will signal that you wish to intinct (dip it) into the chalice or the goblet. A non-alcoholic alternative
to wine is offered in the plain goblet, and gluten-free crackers are available upon request. If you wish to receive
a blessing rather than communion, simply cross your arms across your chest.
Laying on of Hands is available in the Chapel, to the right of the choir.
Music During Communion
(9:00) Jesus
Debby Kerner-Rettino
All sing
LEVAS 141 Shall We Gather at the River
Hymn 178 Alleluia, alleluia! Give thanks to the risen Lord
Words & Music by Robert Lowry
Alleluia No. 1
Post Communion Prayer
Presider
All
Together, let us pray.
Risen Christ, whom we have seen with our eyes and touched with our
hands; the word of life in whom our joy is complete: send us out to declare
your truth, your unshakable faith in the world you love. Amen.
Announcements
Please limit announcements to one minute or less.
Closing Hymn 671 Amazing grace! how sweet the sound
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New Britain
The Blessing
Presider
All
May the living God remove the suffocating shroud that lies upon our world; may
the risen Savior draw the sting of death, bringing all to life in him; May the flowing Spirit set us and all creation free and seal our hearts with faith; and the
blessing of God, our Creator, our Redeemer, and our Sustainer be with us always.
Amen.
Dismissal S 175
Postlude Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan
(What God does is well done)
Johann Gottfried Walther
(1684-1748)
Permissions
Gloria in excelsis. Music: Robert Powell (b. 1932) rev., © Church Publishing, Inc. Used with permission.
Celtic Alleluia. Words & Music: Fintan O‘Carroll & Christopher Walker, © 1985 Fintan O‘Carroll & Christopher Walker, pub. OCP Publications. All rights reserved. Used with permission. LicenSing Online #664718.
Let the Peoples Praise You, O God. Words: Psalm 67. Public domain. Music: Bruce Neswick, © 1991 Vivace Press, Amherst NY. All rights reserved. That Easter day with joy was bright. Words: Latin, 5th cent.; ver.
Hymnal 1940. Music: Puer nobis, melody from Trier MS., 15th cent.; adapt. Michael Praetorius (15711621); harm. Hymns Ancient and Modern, Revised, 1950; alt. acc. John F. Erickson (b. 1938) © The
Church Pension Fund. All rights reserved. Reprinted under OneLicense.net A-718991. The Holy Eucharist
II, Holy, holy, holy Lord: Sanctus. Music: Robert Powell (b. 1932), setting © Church Publishing, Inc. All
rights reserved. Reprinted under OneLicense.net A-718991. Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain
(This is the feast). Words: Revelations 5:12-13; adapt. John W. Arthur (1922-1980). Music: Festival Canticle, Richard Hillert (b. 1923), melody © 1975 Richard Hillert, arr. © 1976 Concordia Publishing House. All
rights reserved. Reprinted under OneLicense.net A-718991. Jesus. Words & Music: Debby Kerner-Rettino,
© 1971 Maranatha Music. All rights reserved. Permission requested. The Holy Eucharist, Dismissals in the
Easter Season. © The Church Pension Fund. All rights reserved. Reprinted under OneLicense.net A718991.
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Parish Prayer List
Grace Aspinall • Federica Barrow • Pamela Blumgart •
Ashley Boone (Lila Marks’ partner) • Janice Brown •
Lynda Bugge • Sylvie Kalas Braddock (Barbara Nelson’s granddaughter) •
Anne Carter (Justi’s mother) • Joya Cox • Deborah Cunningham •
Andrew Earnest (Paul & Lynda Bugge’s grandson) •
Taylor Emerson (Randy Marks’ niece) • Dave Haglund • Celia Hahn • Rick Hayes •
Nancy Karpeles • Alice Kistler (Kathryn Powers’ sister) • Dennis Lewis •
Elizabeth Long • Nat Marks • Lila Marks • Crane Miller •
Barbara Nelson • Randell Prothro • Tom Price •
Arnold Taylor • Nancy Yanish •
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Those Who Have Died
Janet Shaw (David Shaw’s mother)
Leo M. Karpeles (husband of Nancy Karpeles)
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Those of our Parish serving in the military:
Vincent Alcazar (Parishioner)
Clint Billings (son of Kevin Billings and Mary Louise Wagner)
P. J. Boehm (brother of Rachel Boehm)
Micheal Boone (son of Edna Boone)
Stephen Dannenmaier (brother and brother-in-law of Bill and Molly Dannenmaier)
Jason Earnest (son of Erika Bugge, grandson of Paul Bugge and Lynda Smith-Bugge)
David Fuller (son of Brock and Penny Hansen)
Dani Stearman (niece of Bill and Molly Dannenmaier)
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Cycle of Prayer
In the Diocese of Washington:
Church of the Ascension, Gaithersburg and Iglesia La Ascencion
Church of the Ascension, Lexington Park
Church of the Ascension, Silver Spring (Sligo Parish)
The Parish of St. Monica and St. James
St. Philip‘s Church, Baden
St. Philip‘s Church, Laurel
St. Philip the Evangelist Church
St. Philip‘s Child Development Center
In the Anglican Communion:
The Anglican Church of Kenya
The Most Revd Dr Eliud Wabukala, Primate and Archbishop of All Kenya
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Sermon Seminar at 10:00 am
Announcements
Please limit announcements to one minute or less.
The Sermon
The Reverend Michele H. Morgan
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Liturgical Leaders and Worship Participants
Verger
Margaret Wood, 9:00; Josie Jordan, 11:15
Acolytes
Michael Bayliss, crucifer, 9:00; Michael Knipe, 11:15
Altar Guild
Sherrill Taylor and Nancy Lucas , 9:00;
Sara and Bill Rau and Mary Cooper,11:15
Bread & Wine
Phyllis Jane Young, 9:00; Ben Gruber ,11:15
Greeters
Jessie Babcock and Bill Jordan,11:15
Lay Servers
Marilu Sherer, Donna Sabino, Bill Dickenson, Leslie Alan, 9:00
Michael Knipe, Bill Doolittle, Elizabeth Long, Jessie Babcock, 11:15
The First Reading
Nat White, 9:00; Charmian Crawford, 11:15
The Second Reading
David Willson, 9:00; Kathy Tatko, 11:15
Prayers of the People
David Shaw, 9:00; Andrew Stafford, 11:15
Laying on of Hands
Barbara Nelson, 11:15
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Announcements
Announcements, not to exceed 150 words, are to be submitted to [email protected]
by 5:00 pm on the Tuesday preceding the Sunday you wish the announcement to run.
Official Parish Calendar online at: http://www.stmarks.net/calendar/
From the Office
1.
Parish Calendar: Over the past several months, the parish office has experienced staff transitions and
is currently planning an upgrade to the website and calendar management software. It has come to our
attention that, in the midst of these transitions, some items may have fallen off the parish calendar.
Please help the office to correct these errors by checking the calendar at least two weeks prior to
events that your committees and teams have planned. If you find that your event is missing, please
contact Diana Church at [email protected] or 202-543-0053 ext. 306.
2.
CORRECTION! The poem read during last week‘s service, You Start Dying Slowly, was mistakenly attributed to Pablo Neruda. In fact, Muere Lentamente is the work of Brazilian writer Martha Medeiros,
author of numerous books and reporter for the Porto Alegre newspaper Zero Hora. Thanks to those
who pointed out our error!
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Christian Education
3.
The Baseball Class: Bob Feller said, ―Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's
success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every
day, and that's the way baseball is”. In a 6 week course that is taught on Wednesday nights, 7pm to
9pm, we will talk about games, competition, and why we want to win. Explore those topics, come and
play games with us and find out what life is like for you and where and what competition affects our daily way of moving through the world. Taught by three baseball nuts: Mr. Bill Jordan, Mr. Rob Hall and
The Rev. Michele Morgan. When: Wednesdays May 11 to June 15, 7:00-9:00 PM, in addition to a Saturday class on June 4 from 1 to 5 pm. Where: Elders Room. Fee: $25 plus cost of baseball game
ticket. Questions? contact Rob Hall, [email protected] and Bill Jordan, [email protected]
4.
ONGOING BIBLE STUDY. These groups meet weekly and are open to newcomers. Please see the
Christian Ed catalog for details (in tract racks or online at www.stmarks.net/assets/pdf/
CE_Catalog_2015-2016_3.pdf)
Marching Through the Bible: Letter to the Ephesians. Written after death of the Apostle Paul,
Ephesians is a short, six-chapter letter written to Christian communities in Asia Minor that reflects
developments taking place in the Christian movement in late First Century. The course consists of
class discussion of the chapter assigned for that day. Sundays, April 10-May 15. 10 am-11 am,
Penniman Room.
 Wednesday Morning Bible Study. Wednesdays, 11:00 am–12:15 pm; brown bag lunch follows,
Elders‘ Room
 Thursday Evening Bible Discussion. Thursdays, through May 26, 7:30 — 9:00 pm, Dozier Library
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Worship
5.
Blessing of Bicycles: To celebrate the growing bicycling community in Washington, DC, please join us
for the first annual ―Blessing of Bicycles‖, to be held at Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes (12th St.
and Massachusetts, Ave. NW) on Saturday, May 7, at 11am. A group of St. Mark‘s will leave at 10:15
am and ride on down as a group. The actual Blessing will be followed by a few words from representatives of other dimensions of the bicycling community in DC: District Department of Transportation,
Washington Area Bicyclist Association, National Museum of Women in the Arts, and, finally, Mariann
Budde, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington (an avid cyclist). We will also have ―blessing
stations‖ for those who may wish a more ―personal‖ blessing. We will close our event with two community rides (one shorter, one longer).
6.
Bread and Wine for the 11:15 Service: Interested in bringing bread and wine to an 11:15 service?
There are still some dates left for May and June. If you are interested, you can contact Cecilie Jones at
[email protected], (tel. 202-479-4656) or sign up on line by going to http://www.signupgenius.com/
go/20f0949acac29a6fe3-bread.
7.
ARE YOU CALLED TO READ THE SCRIPTURE OR LEAD THE PRAYERS AT A MORNING EUCHARIST? Do you have an interest in reading a scripture or leading the Prayers of the People? If you
are, please contact Raiford Gaffney at [email protected] or 2024605415. Please provide your
name, email, most reliable phone number, which Sunday service (9 or 11:15 or both) you prefer and if
you prefer scripture or prayers. You will be scheduled for either reading if you give no preference. Raiford will consolidate all requests in order to meet as many requests as possible.
Music & Arts
8.
MUSIC LESSONS. The St. Mark‘s Music Studio offers voice lessons with Kellie McHugh
([email protected]) and Adam Caughey ([email protected]). Students of all ages
and levels of experience are welcome.
9.
BASSES NEEDED FOR 11:15 CHOIR. The Chancel Choir is in need of basses, the lowest male voice
part, to sing at the 11:15 service. While prior experience is helpful, it is not necessary. Can‘t commit to
rehearsing and singing each week? It‘s okay - we‘ll work with you. The most important thing is to make
yourself known to Jeff Kempskie ([email protected], 202-543-0053 ext. 303).
10. DO YOU SING OR PLAY AN INSTRUMENT? If so, we want to know! Singers of all voice parts are
needed in the Chancel Choir (rehearses Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 pm in the nave). Children are invited to
sing with the Boys & Girls Choir (rehearses Sundays, 11-11:45 in the Elders‘ Room). More ringers are
needed in the Handbell Choir (rehearses most Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm). No prior experience necessary. There are also opportunities to play solo instrumental pieces year-round. Please contact
[email protected]
Outreach
16. Faith community potluck and meeting — Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is a national network
of groups and individuals organizing White people as part of a multi-racial majority for racial justice.
This spring, we are beginning a learning project with congregations/spiritual communities to participate
in actions for racial justice and deepen learning, experience, and relationships. Join people from across
faith traditions to share your experiences and explore how your community, and especially white people
in your community, can be more deeply engaged in this work. When: Sunday, May 15, 4:30-6:30.
Where: Elders‘ Room. Space is limited! Please RSVP by Thursday May 12 to Michelle Dibblee at
[email protected] For more information about SURJ in DC or our faith work, contact Michelle
(see above). To find out more about SURJ, go to showingupforracialjustice.org.
11. Provide lunch to the Summer Session of Capitol Hill Group Ministry Monday Parenting
Class. Sign up to drop off 10 simple sandwich and fruit lunches for the client participants. You would
deliver the lunches between 8 and 11 am Monday mornings to Shirley's Place at 1338
G St SE. These lunches have contributed to the fellowship necessary to build the needed trust for addressing hard personal issues. Contact Susan Sedgewick ([email protected]) for more information and/or help in participating in this ministry. For more information and dates during the summer
session, June and July, sign up here: http://goo.gl/FM5MGY.
12. A Conversation with Ari Roth, artistic director and founder of Mosaic Theater: Last year Ari came
to St. Mark‘s to share his vision for a theater where provocative drama could be an act of healing differences. Many of us attended one or more plays during this inaugural season. Monday, May 16 at 7:30
in Baxter Hall, we will have an opportunity to talk with Ari about those plays and whether the experience of this new theater broadened our perspective on the Middle East and other controversial subjects. All are welcome even if you have not visited Mosaic Theater but would like to hear more. The
event is sponsored by the Mid-East Working Group. Mezze and drinks will be served… and (as always) a donation is appreciated.
13. Syrian Refugees in the Washington Area: The plight of Syrians who are fleeing their battle scarred
country is a tragically familiar news story. Now members of the Mid-East Working Group have
learned of Syrian families living nearby and trying to rebuild their lives. We are working with a team as
we seek ways to welcome them and help provide a network of support and friendship. These Syrian
families experienced a long process to immigrate and now the challenge of developing new language
and skills for securing their future in the States. All of this while recovering from their past experiences
and holding the familiarity of their own history and culture. If you are interested in joining a friendship
team, please contact Maureen Shea [email protected] or Karen Getman [email protected]
14. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SUNDAY SUPPERS: Sunday Suppers is a local, non-profit that serves
the homeless meals at two D.C. locations every Sunday night. Volunteers serve a hot meal and ex17
change conversation and fellowship in sit-down, table situations with people living on the street. There
are no pre-requisites to volunteer; timing and length of your participation on any Sunday night is flexible. Join the group at 6:00 P.M. at 4th and K Streets, NW or at 11th and N Streets NW at 7:30 P.M
(concludes by 8:30 P.M.). For more information visit the website at http://www.sundaysuppers.org or
speak with Jack Richards or Alix Pereira
15. Toiletries and Dried Foods Needed for Samaritan Ministry. The Samaritan Ministry currently has a
sufficient supply of canned food but still needs pasta, cereal, Rice-a-Roni, and other dried food products
as well as full-size toiletries for both men and women. Small, easily portable juice cartons are also
needed. For questions, contact Ellen Frost, [email protected]
Parish Life
16. THE RETURN OF COFFEE HOUR. Join us on Sunday, May 8 for the return of the between services,
after Sunday School, full groaning board, coffee hour. Snacks and goodies for all ages. A great place
for Sunday Schoolers and parents to meet up. Come, enjoy, and learn how you can help keep it going.
17. SAVE THE DATE: All Parish retreat/advance: If you were wondering what Shiremont or Claggett is, it
is a chance for us to get together. We are gathering on June 10 th at 10 am and will go through early afternoon of Sunday June 11th. More detail to follow!
18. The Winged Lion Review May Issue - Call for Articles. We need your articles now for the May issue
of the WL Review! We welcome articles that may state your views on community issues, parish-related
activities, opinion pieces, reflections on your own life, or perhaps a showcase for your creative talents short stories, poems, graphic arts and photography are welcome. Submissions can be of any length,
but as a general rule should be no more than 750 words. Please submit submissions to: [email protected] and [email protected]
19. St Marks Women to Women - Old fashioned tea party for women of ALL ages. May 15th 3:30-5pm
Baxter Hall We encourage you to attend and bring your daughters, nieces, mothers, grandmothers
and sisters. Party dresses, hats and gloves are welcome, but not required. Bring your favorite tea cup
(children should bring theirs as well). We will pass a basket for $2 donation. Please respond via the
Signup Genius ‗Tea Party‘ email or directly to Edna Boone @ [email protected]
20. Sign-Ups for the Gatherings With Michele are in the foyer and online at http://bit.ly/
michelegatherings. They will be potluck, unless the host chooses otherwise. Hosts will provide a main
dish and drinks. Guests will provide a side or dessert. Questions contact Lucy Brown (lucybrown
[email protected]) or Joe Calizo ([email protected]).
21. Looking for 20s/30s leaders - Would you like to help cultivate the community of 20s/30s at St. Mark's?
The 20s/30s group is looking for people to organize the next year of fun and fellowship. It is a small
commitment and a really good time. Interested? Email [email protected]
22. Going Deeper: Expanding Your Yoga & Meditation Practice: a 4-part workshop series with Alyson
Shade. Sundays 2/28, 3/20, 4/24, 6/12; 2 - 4pm in the Adams Room. All levels welcome. Preregister
online for 25% discount, individual or multiple sessions. bit.ly/1J5MNiZ
23. READING GROUP meets first Monday of each month. For May 2, we‘re reading The Nora Webster by
Colm Toibin. For June 6, it will be The Nine Tailors by Dorothy Sayers . If you have read the book,
please join us! When: April 4, 7:30 p.m. Where: Dozier Library.
24. CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP for those caring for seriously ill or otherwise incapacitated loved
ones. Normally, this group meets on the 2nd and 4th SUNDAYS of each month. The group will meet
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next on Sunday, May 8. Contact: Mary Welker ([email protected], 202-387-4083) or Pamela
Blumgart ([email protected], 202-631-4936). When: SUNDAY, April 24, 1:30 pm. Where: Dozier
Library.
Youth & Family Ministries
26. TODAY, FAMILY FELLOWSHIP: PICNIC!: We are excited to have another Family Fellowship event on
TODAY from 11am-1pm at Garfield Park! Everyone bring a picnic lunch item to share and let‘s enjoy the
spring weather, some outdoor games, and fellowship with one another. St. Mark‘s families of all ages are
invited.
27. May 8, SUMMER PARENTS MEETING: Calling all parents of St. Mark's Sunday-School-aged children
and youth! We had a great turnout at the Spring Parents meeting in January, and I am hoping all of you
will join us Sunday, May 8 during the 10am hour to receive important information about Summer programming in 2016, including Summer Sunday School, Service Trips, Parish Retreat, and more. This will
be a great time to meet other St. Mark's parents, and get in-the-know with all things Youth and Family
Ministries.
28. May 8, PARISH RETREAT ACTIVITIES MEETING FOR YOUTH: After Sunday School at 11am on May
8, all youth and children are encouraged to join us in the library for donuts and some fun conversation
about children‘s activities at the Parish Retreat in June! We want to hear directly from the youth about
what they want/are interested in out of our time at Claggett Retreat Center, so come and share with us!
29. May 14, PARENTS GROUP for parents of younger children: If you had to miss our first gathering last
week, fear not! The second potluck gathering for parents of children elementary are or younger will be
Saturday, May 14 from 5:30-7:30pm in the Elders Room. Dinner and thoughtful conversation will be
shared in an effort to connect St. Mark‘s parents beyond Sunday mornings so that we can offer support
to one another. Childcare will be provided for your children.
30. SUMMER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!: We have a great summer planned for youth and children, but we
could not make it work without dedicated parishioner volunteers. We need at least 2 Parish Retreat helpers, 6-8 Summer Sunday School teachers, and 3-4 chaperones for each Summer Service Trip. See the
Youth E-News or contact Caroline for more information: [email protected]
31. SAFEGUARDING GODS CHILDREN SPRING TRAINING: The Spring training dates Safeguarding
God‘s Children, the required child abuse prevention training offered by the diocese, have been announced. This training is required for any volunteers working with children and youth (including Christian education leaders) who have not completed a child abuse and sexual misconduct prevention program in the last three years and is strongly encouraged for anyone who wishes to learn more about how
their parish can protect children and youth. Please register for one of these Saturday sessions and encourage others to join us in ensuring the safety and well-being of our youth program! Contact Caroline to
register:
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May 7- Ascension, Gaithersburg, 9:30am-12:30pm
June 4- Christ Church, La Plata, 9:30am-12:30pm
32. SAVE THE DATES:
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Family Fellowship: May 1
Summer Parents Meeting: May 8
Claggett Parish Retreat: June 11-12
Senior High Service Trip: June 26-July 2
Junior High Service Trip: July 14-17
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THIS WEEK AT ST. MARK’S: April 28 to May 8
12:00 pm — 12:30 pm
4:15 pm — 8:15 pm
6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
7:00 pm -— 8:30 pm
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
7:00 am — 8:00 am
9:00 am — 12:00 pm
11:45 pm — 12:30 pm
4:30 pm — 7:30 pm
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
9:00 am —
9:00 am —
10:00 am —
1:00 pm —
4:00 pm —
7:00 pm —
7:00 pm —
2:30 pm
3:15 pm
12:00 pm
4:00 pm
7:00 pm
8:00 pm
9:00 pm
Thursday, April 28
Holy Eucharist Chapel (in Nave)
Dance Classes Craighill Dance Studio
Thursday Yoga Class Adams Room
Interbeing: The Notion of Interconnectedness Rectors Room
Thursday Bible Study Dozier Library
Choir Rehearsal Nave
Friday, April 29
Friday Yoga Class Adams Room
Village Playschool Nursery
Dance Classes Craighill Dance Studio
Dance Classes Craighill Dance Studio
Women‘s AA Meeting Adams Room
Saturday, April 30
Third Agers Baxter Hall and Kitchen
Dance Classes Craighill Dance Studio
Saturday Yoga Class Adams Room
St. Mark‘s Players Rehearsal Nave
Music Studio Rehearsal Nave
AA Meeting Adams Room
Music Studio Recital Nave
Sunday, May 1
8:00 am — 9:00 am
9:00 am — 10:00 am
10:00 am — 11:00 am
10:00 am — 11:00 am
11:00 am — 11:45 am
11:00 am — 2:00 pm
11:15 am — 12:30 pm
12:30 pm — 2:30 pm
1:00 pm — 4:00 pm
4:00 pm — 5:30 pm
4:30 pm — 6:00 pm
5:00 pm — 6:00 pm
6:30 pm — 8:30 pm
7:00 pm — 11:00 pm
Youth Advisory Meeting Abernathy Conference Room
Holy Eucharist Nave
Sermon Seminar Nave
Adult Bible Study/Sunday School (HS, MS, Elem & Under) Undercroft
Boys‘ & Girls‘ Choir Rehearsal Elders’ Room
Family Fellowship Picnic Garfield Park
Holy Eucharist Nave
Parish Lunch Baxter Hall
St. Mark‘s Players Tech Rehearsal Nave and Baxter Hall
Girl Scouts Classrooms 1 and 3
Sunday Yoga Craighill Dance Studio
Contemplative Eucharist Nave
Sunday School Planning Group Meeting Dozier Library
St. Mark‘s Players Tech Rehearsal Nave and Baxter Hall
Monday, May 2
9:00 am — 12:00 pm
10:00 am — 1:15 pm
5:00 pm — 11:00 pm
6:00 pm — 7:30 pm
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
Village Playschool Nursery
Dance Classes Craighill Dance Studio
St. Mark‘s Players Tech Rehearsal Nave and Baxter Hall
Monday Yoga Class Craighill Dance Studio
SMMC Monday Meditation Adams Room and Elders Room
St. Mark‘s Book Club Dozier Library
Tuesday, May 3
12:15 pm — 1:15 pm
3:30 pm — 4:30 pm
4:15 pm — 9:00 pm
5:00 pm — 11:00 pm
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Tuesday Afternoon Yoga Class Craighill Dance Studio
Staff Meeting Abernathy Conference Room
Dance Classes Craighill Dance Studio
St. Mark‘s Players Tech Rehearsal Nave and Baxter Hall
THIS WEEK AT ST. MARK’S: April 28 to May 8
Tuesday, May 3, Continued
6:00 pm — 7:05 pm
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
Tuesday Evening Yoga Class Adams Room
Liturgy Planning Team Rectors Room
Wednesday, May 4
9:00 am — 12:00 pm
11:00 am — 1:30 pm
11:30 am — 12:30 pm
4:15 pm — 9:00 pm
5:00 pm — 11:00 pm
6:00 pm — 7:05 pm
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
Village Playschool Nursery
Wednesday Bible Study Elders’ Room
Dance Classes Craighill Dance Studio
Dance Classes Craighill Dance Studio
St. Mark‘s Players Tech Rehearsal Nave and Baxter Hall
Wednesday Yoga Class Adams Room
All the World is a Stage Adams Room
Thursday, May 5
12:00 pm — 12:30 pm
4:15 pm — 8:15 pm
6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
Holy Eucharist Chapel (in Nave)
Dance Classes Craighill Dance Studio
Thursday Yoga Class Adams Room
Thursday Bible Study Dozier Library
Choir Rehearsal Nave
Friday, May 6
7:00 am — 8:00 am
9:00 am — 12:00 pm
11:45 pm — 12:30 pm
4:30 pm — 7:30 pm
5:00 pm — 8:00 pm
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
8:00 pm — 10:00 pm
9:00 am — 3:15 pm
10:00 am — 12:00 pm
12:00 pm — 5:00 pm
2:00 pm — 4:00 pm
5:00 pm — 8:00 pm
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
8:00 pm — 10:00 pm
9:00 am — 10:00 am
10:00 am — 11:00 am
10:00 am — 11:00 am
10:00 am — 11:00 am
11:00 am — 11:45 am
11:00 am — 12:00 pm
11:15 am — 12:30 pm
12:30 pm — 2:30 pm
12:30 pm — 2:30 pm
1:00 pm — 4:00 pm
1:30 pm — 2:30 pm
4:30 pm — 6:00 pm
5:00 pm — 6:00 pm
Friday Yoga Class Adams Room
Village Playschool Nursery
Dance Classes Craighill Dance Studio
Dance Classes Craighill Dance Studio
St. Mark‘s Players Setup Nave and Baxter Hall
Women‘s AA Meeting Adams Room
St. Mark‘s Players Present: 12 Angry Men Nave
Saturday, May 7
Dance Classes Craighill Dance Studio
Saturday Yoga Class Adams Room
Hayes/Warfield Wedding Chapel (in Nave)
Girl Scouts Classrooms 1 and 3
St. Mark‘s Players Setup Nave and Baxter Hall
AA Meeting Adams Room
St. Mark‘s Players Present: 12 Angry Men Nave
Sunday, May 8
Family Eucharist Nave
Sermon Seminar Nave
Adult Bible Study/Sunday School (HS, MS, Elem & Under) Undercroft
Youth and Family Ministries Parents Meeting Adams Room
Boys‘ & Girls‘ Choir Rehearsal Elders’ Room
Youth and Children‘s Parish Retreat Meeting Dozier Library
Holy Eucharist Nave
Parish Lunch Baxter Hall
Green Lions Rectors Room
St. Mark‘s Players Tech Rehearsal Nave and Baxter Hall
Caregivers Support Group Dozier Library
Sunday Yoga Craighill Dance Studio
Contemplative Eucharist Nave
MOST CURRENT Calendar online at: http://www.stmarks.net/calendar/
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St. Mark’s Episcopal Church + Capitol Hill
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301 A Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-543-0053 (phone)
202-546-3695 (fax)
www.stmarks.net
Office Directory
The Reverend Michele H. Morgan, Priest-in-Charge
The Reverend R. Justice (―Justi‖) Schunior, Associate Rector
Jeff Kempskie, Director of Music
Caroline McReynolds-Adams, Director of Youth & Family Ministries
Diana Church, Parish Administrator for Programs and Facilities
Patricia Schans, Finance Manager
PMM, Maintenance Contractor
Monica Robles, PMM Staff Onsite Contact
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Adjunct Clergy: The Reverends Susan Flanders, William Flanders
The Vestry
Senior Warden
Peter Sherer
[email protected]
Junior Warden
Doris Burton
[email protected]
Class of ‗17
Class of ‗18
Class of ‗19
Officers
Fritz Henn, Martha Huizenga, Stephen Dalzell
Doug Jackson, Christina White, Karen Wiedemann
Stephanie Deutch, Thia Hamilton, Beth Mahood
Andrew Stafford, Treasurer
Martha Huizenga , Assistant Treasurer
Mary Anderson Cooper, Register
Jack Burton, Manciple
Michael Knipe, Counsel
Diocesan Delegates
Jim Steed
Joe Tarantolo
Bill Dickinson
Sunday, May 1, 2016
The Sixth Sunday of Easter
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Welcome Guests!
We’d like to get to know you better!
We invite you to fill out this page, tear it off, and drop it into the offering plate or hand it
to one of the greeters as you leave. Please take the rest of this service bulletin with you,
so that you can refer to the service schedule, office directory, and information about
upcoming events and classes at St. Mark’s.
We hope you feel at home with us. If you have questions, please speak with the clergy or
one of the greeters after the service. You can also call the office at any time and we will
be happy to help you in any way we can.
Thank you for visiting St. Mark’s today.
Go in peace and return often!
After completing, please tear off this page and place in offering plate or give to greeter:
(please print)
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9 am Holy Eucharist
10 am Sermon Seminar
11:15 am Holy Eucharist
5 pm Contemplative Eucharist
Special (wedding, funeral, etc.)
Name _____________________________________________________
Email _____________________________________________________
Zip Code __________________________________________________
Phone _____________________________________________________
I am interested in learning more about:
❑ Baptism (child, adult)
❑ Getting married at St. Mark’s
❑ Music (choir, lessons)
❑ Children/youth classes & programs
❑ Adult classes
❑ 20s & 30s pot-lucks
❑ Senior programs/activities
❑ Outreach/community service
❑ Environmental issues
❑ Yoga classes
❑ Dance classes
❑ St. Mark’s Players (theatrical productions)
Would you like to be contacted by a clergyperson?
❑ Yes
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