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Sunday, Apr 14

Third Sunday of Easter

8AM - Holy Eucharist Rite I with Coffee Hour to follow

9:30am - Childcare Opens

10am - St. Mark's History Adult Formation in the Parish Hall, Children Formation in Maker's Space & Youth Room, Godly Play in Preschool

11AM - Holy Eucharist Rite II with Coffee Hour to follow

From Your Clergy

Come Learn About Our 150-Year-Old Parish

10am in the Parish Hall

April 14 - Snapshots of the Parish: Our church historian, Katie Lukach, with the immense of help of Ellie Stewart introduce you to some of the pictures and stories from our long line of parishioners.

April 21 - Parish Picnic: We'll be offsite at City Park on this Sunday, but come and hear how St Mark's and San Marcos got their names a century and change ago.

April 28 - Antiquing in the Sanctuary: Brass Eagles, Silver Ewers, Hardwood Altars, and so much more--tour the abundance of antique riches we use every Sunday as part of our worshipping life.

Rector on Vacation 8-16 Apr

Fr Christian is headed to Shenandoah National Park for a week of backpacking. He can still be reached at 719-359-2176 in case of pastoral emergency.

April 21st Parish Picnic

Service begins at 10am

Join us for the annual St. Mark's Church Picnic. This is an Outdoor Family Service with an indoor picnic to follow. Childcare will not be available. Please bring your lawn chairs for the service. Parking may be limited due to the proximity to the San Marcos River. The Church will provide fried chicken so please be sure to bring sides or desserts.

Come out and have fun with the whole Church!

Parish Picnic with River Baptisms, Sunday April 21


If you're interested in getting baptized, or reaffirming your baptismal vows, in the San Marcos River during our annual parish picnic, please let Fr Christian know as soon as possible so we can get your prepared for one of the holiest and most delightful services of the year.

As part of our preparations for the 150th anniversary celebration, we are collecting photos of days gone by and parishioners past and present. If you have any photos of our parish and Church events, including from past buildings and members no longer with us, please send them to Susan Hanson in the email listed above.

Easter Lilies will be available to take home on April 14 following services

Lilies for the Easter services given by

  • The Rev. & Mrs. Sigler: In Memory of Garvins & The Siglers
  • Cricket Rose: In Memory of Beverly Nelms, In Thanksgiving for Life, & In Celebration of St. Mark's 150th
  • Kathy & Randall Morris: In Thanksgiving
  • Tim & Ashley McAuliffe: In Memory of John F. McAuliffe & John W. Ayers
  • Michael & Judy Scholl: In Memory of our parents - Edward & Billie Scholl and Harold & Helen Smith
  • Terry Trotter: In Memory of Betty Polando
  • Wayne Ashabraner & Tommey Morris, Jr.: In Memory of Robert W. Ashabraner, In Memory of Tommey James Morris, Sr., In Memory of Tim Tate, and In Celebration of the Life of Robert & Colette Miley
  • Rosa Dilley: In Memory of Tim Tate
  • Madeline Hawley: In Honor and Memory of our grandmothers: Lucie, Frances, Beatrice, & Grace
  • Richard Kingsley: In Memory of Andree Kingsley, loving wife and mother. In Thanksgiving for Children and Grandchildren.
  • Dianne Pape: In Loving Memory of James Mark Pape. With much Gratitude for my delightful grandsons Mateo & Andres.
  • Keith & Carolyn Dobbs: In Thanksgiving for our St. Mark's Family
  • AJ & Beth Wolpman: In Thanksgiving for the health and happiness of our daughters, Jessica & Jillian; granddaughters, Zoe, Marilyn, & Chloe; and sons-in-law, Kevin & Cameron
  • Eleanor Preston Pulver: In Thanksgiving for my Family. In Memory of Preston Relatives. In Memory of Pulver Relatives.
  • Rex & Suzanne Cole: In Memory of Fred & Martha Cole, In Thanksgiving for Rex & Suzanne's eight grandchildren, In Memory of Helen & Merle Klinger.
  • Connie Ulmer: In Memory of Russell & Joe Vinyard, exceptional grandparents; In Memory of Houdi Ulmer, one of the best Good Boys.
  • The Baen Family: In Memory of loved ones lost and whose presence is missed. In Thanksgiving for family and friends with us and those that are away. With Joy and Hope fed by the Resurrection of Jesus for our Futures of life everlasting.
  • Kelley Cloud: In Gratitude for joining St. Mark's.
  • Melissa & Rebecca Meredith: In Memory of Vela Adair & In Memory of Evan Kirk.
  • Carol D. Husbands: In Gratitude for my grandmother Lillie and my daughter Lilly.
  • Teresa & Jim Shiner: In Memory of William & Martha Shiner. In Thanksgiving of Joe & Teresa Pierce.
  • Frank Wood: In Memory of Barbara Wood
  • Gail & Kearney Morgan: In Memory of Greg Buffone
  • Charles & Lynn Villarreal: In Memory of Jane & Jack Arthur, Gloria & Henry Villarreal, and David Villarreal
  • Brandon & Kali Burger: In Memory of Theresa Burger
  • Nevin Cunningham & Stephanie Yoes: In Memory of Leerie & Dorothy Giese, and Bill Cunningham
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From Your Family Minister

Join our Nature Enrichment Co-Op for preschoolers every Friday at 10am. Registration is required so contact our Family Minister Tamara Talasek for more information!

Follow St. Mark's Youth on Instagram for the latest St. Mark’s youth news. @st.markx_familysmtx

Notes from your Music Director

Please come join Choir at practice as they prepare for the 150th Anniversary performance. All are welcome to participate! A very special thank you to our choirs for the countless hours of hard work given to prepare for Holy Week and Easter Morning. They walked with us every step of the way and added so much richness to our experience. The sounds of Easter came alive with the help of brass on Easter Morning, and an exuberant organ dismissal by Julius. Thank you all. 

The music continues this Wednesday with rehearsal at 5:45pm for Bells and 6:45pm Chancel Choir. Now is the perfect time to try something new!

AND - we’re having a choir reunion May5th for the 150th anniversary celebration. If you’ve ever sung in the choir at St Mark’s and would like to join us in worship please let me know. If you’re local and want to grab a seat in the choir loft - show up to a rehearsal of two. We’d love to see you there. 

Outreach with St. Mark's

Adopt A Highway Cleanup Saturday 4/20 at 9am

Meet at the Parking Lot below the Rock House

Register for the Blood Drive Here

The Diaper Pantry is getting low and we need your help! 

Diapers are an essential item for families and one that is not provided or covered by government assistance programs like SNAP or WIC. For the last 4 years, this ministry has grown into a community staple and support network for 300+ families in our community. Please help us continue this vital ministry by donating to our fund using the link below, or bringing in a box of diapers to add to the pantry. Thanks so much for supporting the littlest members of the St. Mark's Community! 

Diaper Giving Page

We're Looking for New Ministry Partners

St Mark's Outreach Committee is seeking new ministry partners we can support with funds, volunteers, or promotions. We are especially interested in groups addressing food scarcity, creation care, or the well-being of kids and seniors. If you are active in a community service organization who you think would be a good partner, please fill out our new partnership request form here on our website at https://stmarks-sanmarcos.org/resources/parish-reports-forms/

Diocesan News

Apply for Camp Jobs Here!

St. Mark's Labor Day Family Retreat in Mustang Island

Aug 30 - Sep 2, 2024

Register here

How to Give

“All things come of Thee, O Lord…”

You can give to the ministry of God through StMark’s in the following ways:

You can place your gift in the Offertory Plates as they are passed around the congregation.

You can send a check to:

StMark’s Episcopal Church 

3039 Ranch Road 12

San Marcos, TX 78666

You can Text-to-Give

Text the word GIVE to 512-894-8770 to get started

You can Give online through the StMark’s Website: www.stmarks-sanmarcos.org/give

If you would like to help send a child to Camp Capers this summer, please include "Camp Scholarship" on the memo.

New Church Directory

Have you submitted your information for our new church directory? We are asking everyone (old & new) to submit their information for our new church directory at the link below. It will only take a minute to complete, so...

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Join us on Sunday Mornings

When you are ready and comfortable, please join us for Sunday Morning Services at 8am or 11am.

You can click this Facebook link to join us for live online worship on Sundays at 11am.


St. Mark's is collecting photos from our Parish events. If you have pictures that you would like to share, and that you give permission to be used on social media, eNews and overall furthering our joy; please send them our way. Please keep photos between 25MB-1MB and send to: office@stmarkssanmarcos.org.

Photo credits to JT Photographics , Susan Hanson & Tamara Talasek.

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