Living in Hope, Growing in Faith
Celebrating God's Love

June 7, 2024


The Upper Arlington Pride Festival will be Sunday, June 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Sunny 95 Park and the Amelita Mirolo Barn on Windham Road near Greensview Elementary School.

Saint Mark’s is a sponsor of UA Pride and will have a table at the event.

Please plan on coming to the Pride Festival. If you want to rep Saint Mark’s, we have a t-shirt that you can order from our Café Press site. 

If you would like to volunteer to help with Pride, Rainbow UA is looking for help. You can sign up here.

Columbus Pride Week kicks off with the Pride parade on Saturday, June 15.

We will be joining with the Presbyterians again this year. If you want to march, let Karl Stevens know by emailing He will add you to a list that he will give to Trip Porch, who is organizing the Presbyterian contingent. Karl will email you with Trip's contact information prior to the march. We have an Episcopal banner and swag to hand out.


Episcopal Pride Mass will be Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m. at Trinity on Capital Square, 125 E. Broad St., across from the Statehouse.

Upper Arlington Farmer's Market

Is held on the sidewalk in front of Saint Mark’s on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Dorset Road is closed on Wednesday afternoons and any cars parked there will need to be moved. Please plan on parking in the Tremont Center lot if you will be at church after noon on Wednesdays.

Saint Mark’s will be opening the building and having a hospitality table during the market, sign up if you want to help welcome people to Saint Mark's.

Coffee Hour Help Needed

The Coffee Hour after the 10:30 a.m. service is an important part of the Saint Mark’s community.

The Coffee Hour is provided by teams of people who serve once a month to make that event happen. 

The Coffee Hour hosts, make the coffee and the lemonade & iced tea, set up the tables before the service and clean up. They sometimes bring fruit or cheese and crackers as well.

The hosts are supported by bakers who either make or bring sweet treats for the table. Either making or bringing is fine (or a combination of the two).

We are looking for a few bakers to join our Coffee Hour teams. That will involve bringing some treats on your assigned week.

We are also looking for some Substitute Coffee Hour hosts, who would be willing to step in when the regular team isn’t able to be here.

If you are interested in either role, or want to know more, please get in touch with Cindy Anderson

Youth Pilgrimage

The Youth Group and accompanying adults are in Hawaii this week on pilgrimage. They are exploring issues of Creation Care, the history of Hawaii including King Kamehameha and Queen Emma, who are saints of the Episcopal Church and sacrifice and service.

Pastor Vicki with traveling with the youth group.

The pilgrims will return early Friday morning June 14.

Pastor Vicki has a family wedding next weekend and will return to the office Tuesday June 18.

Piano Recital

Parishioner Alexander Weymann will present a special piano recital in the church on Sunday, June 30, at 4 p.m. Alex has been a bass in the Saint Mark’s Choir since moving to Columbus in 2017. He was recently accepted to take part in the International Piano Masterclasses this summer at the Karol Syzmanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland.

This recital will be an offering of the repertoire that he is preparing for those masterclasses. The program will include works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy, Franz Liszt, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Karol Szymanowski. Admission is free. Please join us as we celebrate Alex and wish him well in this great opportunity.

Columbus Region Episcopal

Mission Day Camp

Teen Mission Day Camps

Open to all youth in the Columbus-Area Deanery grades 6th through 12th, we will be ministering together following Jesus’ directives to show mercy to creation, the hungry, the afflicted, the newcomer, the sick, and those in prison.

Come for one or all five Sundays in June to be God’s hands and feet in Central Ohio!

Parents are welcome to participate, too!

We will meet at 12:30 each Sunday and be finished by 3:30 pm. Drop off and pick-up determined separately for each week. 

Please eat before you come and bring the supplies listed. If you would like a carpool from Dublin, we will meet at St. Patrick's at noon and return by 4.

June 9 12:30-3:30 Inviting the Stranger At Let Love Farm, we will be helping Ms. Nan with projects that support her mission to serve those afflicted by addition. Bring work gloves, sunscreen, and water. Let Love Farms 5360 NE Plain City-Georgesville Rad, Plain City, OH 43064


June 16 11:30-2:00 Looking After the Sick We will be hosting a Father's Day event for the guests of the Ronald McDonald House! Bring your pop tabs to donate. We will be getting a tour after our shift. Ronald McDonald House 711 E Livingston Ave, Columbus, OH 43205


June 30 12:30-3:30 Clothing the Naked We will be working to support Alicia's Closet's mission to serve the foster care community. We will be helping sort items in their free store, among other things. Alicia’s Closet 1525 Blast Blvd, Columbus, OH 43230

You can sign up here.

Family Mission Day Camp

Join other Columbus-Area Deanery families as we practice Creation Care together this June! Come for all four Wednesdays or just one or two. You and your family are always welcome! 

We will meet at our location around 12:30 and be finished around 3:30 each Wednesday.

Please eat lunch before arriving, bring a water bottle and appropriate gear for our project (details provided on each slot), and come to serve God’s Creation together!

June 12 12:30-3:30 Creation Care We will be working at Let Love Farms, a place to experience God's peace through the beauty of Creation. Bring work gloves, sun screen, and a water bottle. Let Love Farms 5360 NE Plain City-Georgesville Rd, Plain City, OH 43064


June 19 12:30-3:30 Brand New Creation We will be supporting Little Bottoms Free Store in Columbus to organize their free store available to new parents welcoming home a brand new baby. Little Bottoms Free Store 89 W Park Ave, Columbus, OH 43222.

You can sign up here.

If you have any questions, please contact Annika Russo at OR 815-540-3205. 

Sunday Service Times

8 a.m.

Holy Eucharist, Rite I

10:30 a.m.

Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Sunday Worship Assistants

Sunday, June 9, 2024

The Holy Eucharist: Rite II

8 a.m.


The Rev. Bruce Smith


Jim Keyes

Chalice Bearer

Bonnie Thomson

Guest Organist

Ron Kenreich


Robbie Hurley

The Holy Eucharist: Rite II

10:30 a.m.


The Rev. Bruce Smith


Dave Yeager


Pat Barton

Jody Porreca

Chalice Bearers

Bruce & Michele Johnson


Veronica W.

Director of Music

Matthew Bester

Guest Organist

Ron Kenreich


Ross Bagby

Michael Bowman

Bill Moll

Jon Weaver

Lynda Weaver


Matilda D.

Marilyn Karl

Altar Guild

Amanda Foss

Jill Hinton

Barb Keyes

Shelia Millard

Lois Sechler

Flower Guild

Barb Keyes


Julia Johnson Davis

Julie Moll

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