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Sunday, May 26

Trinity Sunday

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

10am - Adult Formation on the Holy Trinity in Parish Hall Library

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

There will be no childcare this Sunday

From Your Clergy

Trinity Class This Sunday, 26 May 10am Parish Hall Library

What's the big deal with the Trinity? Do I have to buy into bad math? Is the Trinity even in the Bible? Join Fr Christian as we ask these kinds of questions and take a look at this most mysterious, glorious, and even controversial aspect of the life of God.

On this Memorial Day, St. Mark's Remembers

Capt Benjamin Ellis Head, Jr. USAF - Brother in Law of Sarah Willingham and former member of St. Mark's

Walter Williams USN WWII - grandfather of Kali Burger

Veteran Horace Cromer - father of Gail Morgan

Nick Barzetti USN WWII - Grandfather of Christian Hawley

Doc Hawley USA WWII - Grandfather of Christian Hawley

Joe Vaghi USN WWII - Great Uncle of Christian Hawley

Dante Vaghi USA Air Corps WWII - Great Uncle of Christian Hawley

Reid Nishizuka USAF Afghanistan - Friend of Christian Hawley

Ted Tracy USN - late 1st Husband of Dolores Pair

Travis Pair USA - late 2nd Husband of Dolores Pair

Merle Harris USA - Father of Dolores Pair

James P Brown USA, WWII KIA - Great Grandfather of Em Pomfret

James R Brown USA - Grandfather of Em Pomfret

Carl Welge, Jr. USN - Grandfather of Em Pomfret

Reuben Daniel Talasek Sr. USA WWII - Grandfather of Tamara Talasek

Donald Franklin Bodenheimer USA WWII - Grandfather of Tamara Talasek

Capt Charlie Underwood USA WWII - Father of Vickye Lambdin

Sports and Leisure 10am on Sundays

June 9 - Shoot around at the Parish Office Basketball Court while discussing a basketball essay by Brian Doyle.

June 16 - Father's Day Pitch and Putt by the Labyrinth. Bring your own clubs if you have them.

June 23 - Shoot around at the Parish Office Basketball Court while discussing another basketball essay by Brian Doyle.

The Rev Martha McKee joins us June 2

While Fr Christian and family are serving as the chaplains for the Wounded Warrior Family Camp in Duncan Park Colorado, Rev McKee will be preaching and celebrating at our services. Rev McKee now lives and worships in Buda, but has had a wonderful career as a priest, most recently serving in the diocese of New Jersey where she led her parish in recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

Gratitude, Recovery, and Come and Take It

A huge thanks to the Buildings and Grounds Committee and their friends who continue to cleanup our campus. Led by Jr Warden, Tim Rogers, and Sexton, Ken Nesbitt, our B&G folks had keep making this campus more beautiful every day.

Members of the vestry and staff are also working with Church Insurance to assess and repair damages to the sanctuary roof and rose window along with the roofs to office and nursery. Please be aware of caution tape and additional work crews on campus in the coming weeks.

Come and Take It - Firewood and Mulch that is. If you see it on the grounds, you're welcome to take it home.

Congratulations to these Great Graduates

Kayleigh Kneupper is graduating High school this May. She will attend Tarleton State University. Daughter of Emma and Justin Kneupper and granddaughter of Sue Palmer.

Orrin Hiner (daughter of Colleen and Vaughn Myles-Baltzly) is graduating from high school (May 24) and community college (May 10)!

Austin Ault - From SMHS going to UT McCombs School of Business. Son of Jeff and Ellen Ault.

Tellef Ault - Graduating from Cockrell School of Engineering UT Austin Starting his master in Finance in the Fall At McCombs school of business UT Austin. Son of Jeff and Ellen Ault.

Edwin Ault - Graduating with his Masters in Finance from McCombs school of business UT Austin. Son of Jeff and Ellen Ault.

Shane Hammett, Graduating from Texas A&M University, Finance degree. Son of Bill and Sheri Hammett

Patrick McAuliffe: University of Texas San Antonio 2024 Magna Cum Laude BBA in Accounting Minor Adaptive Decision Models. - Son of Ashley & Tim McAuliffe

Logan Munro and Samantha Huggins, members of our Campus Ministry and graduating from TX ST.

Abe Villarreal, Ainsley Williams, and Jasmin Granados, our Choir Scholars who are graduating from TX ST

Greta Dunning - graduating elementary school! Daughter of Stephanie & Michael Flowe and granddaughter of John & Mary Hamilton.

Colin Downey - graduating elementary school. Son of Tamara Talasek.

Ben Barnard - graduating Kindergarten. Son of David and Elizabeth Barnard.

Danny Carter - graduating Kindergarten. Son of Katie Lukach & Nick Carter.

Valerie Hawley - graduating pre-K. Daughter of Madeline and Christian Hawley

Timmy Downey - graduating pre-K. Son of Tamara Talasek.

St Mark's Trail Crew

The San Marcos Greenbelt Association has graciously researched, surveyed and proposed a trail at St Mark's. Now all we need is a trail crew to help make it a reality. If you are interested in helping blaze this trail with some good old fashion brush clearing and rock moving, please contact Fr Christian at christian@stmarkssanmarcos.org

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From Your Family Minister

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

Aug 30 - Sep 2, 2024

Register here

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

The choir had a glorious time in the choir loft at the 150th Anniversary Celebration. Many thanks to Our Brass Quartet - Hunter Close, Thomas Shafer, Arthur Motl, and Blake Lowak - all students at Texas State Fine Arts. It was wonderful to see Jennifer Conte, past Music Scholar, Children's Choir Director, and Assistant Director, and Sarah Ellis, past Choir Scholar and Assistant Director in the Choir loft for the celebration.

As we get closer to the end of the choir Season, I want to give a hearty shout out to our Graduating Seniors - Abe Villarreal, Bell Choir, Sunday School singers, Choir Scholar; Ainsley Williams, Choir Scholar; and Jasmin Granados, Assistant Director, Choir Scholar. These three have been absolutely amazing - as well as all our other scholars - Julie Picasso, Ryan Kelly, Val Hernandez-Cardona, Klaudia Chase. Many Thanks to all our other Choir members - both in the Chancel Choir, Bell Choir, and Sunday School Singers. It has been an amazing season.  

Choir will go on hiatus the month of July but we will be back with renewed vigor in August. Thanks so much St. Mark's for all your support!

JennyAhlin J. Henderson

Music Director

Outreach with St. Mark's

Seeking Volunteers to Assist with Oversight of St Mark’s Honduras Mission Activities           

Your opinions would be helpful in considering issues relevant to the support of Manos de Dios activities and our “Breakfast for Schoolchildren” mission in Honduras. Manos activities might include presentations at St Mark’s and planning for their annual mission trips in January. Breakfast program issues typically concern requests for help with facilities improvements at Ojo de Agua. Your help would provide broader St Mark’s input to the 2 or 3 mission travelers that currently the first responders to these questions. We would expect to meet no more frequently than once a quarter for an hour or two. There are no expectations that participants will become mission travelers but there would be no better way for you to be informed of mission trip plans should you choose to participate. Please contact Dean Lalich at (512) 757-5307 or dlalich@grandecom.net if you are willing to help.


College Students/Young Adults - Join the Manos de Dios team on our next mission trip to Honduras in 2025. Travel awards are now available for our 2 – 9 January mission trip. For more information contact Dean Lalich at dlalich@grandecom.net or Patricia Perea at ManosHonduras@gmail.com. Applications are now being accepted. Visit our Honduras Mission page for more information!

The Diaper Pantry always needs 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/

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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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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 Susan Hanson, Tamara Talasek, and others.

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