THE AUGUST EDITION of the Dragon newsletter is available in the Canterbury Room for those not receiving it via email. If you would like to be added to the newsletter contact list or are willing to “go green” and receive your copy via email, please contact the church office at 233-6320 or firstname.lastname@example.org!
St. Mark’s pastor, Brian Robison, will serve as Celebrant for Holy Eucharist on August 1st and August 8th. The Prayer Group will be meeting those days.
“VINTAGE” BASE BALL AUGUST 4! Mark your calendars and plan to come out to the Swansea Moose Lodge(2425 N. Illinois Street)THIS Saturday, August 4 at 11:00AMand experience base ball as it was played in the 1860’s! St. Mark’s pastor, Brian Robison, will lead the club he founded, the St. Louis Unions, into action against the hometown Belleville Stags. Huzzah!
THE AUG/SEPT/OCT edition of the Day by Day daily devotion booklet is available and in the media rack in the parish hall and in the black letter box on the small table in the Canterbury Room.
A COFFEE HOUR COORDINATOR IS NEEDED to ensure the continuance of the fellowship enjoyed by members and visitors alike after services each Sunday. Responsibilities of the coordinator includes maintaining the list of coffee hour volunteers and ensuring a ready supply of cookies, napkins and other coffee hour stock is available each week. Please contact Tom Boschert or the church office if you are willing to assume this responsibility.
THE ST. MARK/ST. GEORGE’S CRISIS FUND assists folks in our local community with rent, utilities, etc., and, like the food pantry, the need is disproportionate to available funding. The Crisis Fund is supported by the churches and contributions made by members of both congregation. Please consider contributing to the Crisis Fund and the Food Pantry to ensure these vital ministries continue meeting the needs of our local brothers and sisters.
FOOD PANTRY NEEDS: Canned fruit, tuna (and other canned meat), Jello, dried milk, muffin mix, spaghetti & sauce and boxes of macaroni & cheese, toiletries (soap, deodorant, toothpaste, razors, shaving cream, etc,). Plastic and paper grocery bags are also needed. Any contribution of food, paper product, or toiletries will be accepted and are greatly appreciated!
THE SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE benefitting the Franklin Neighborhood Association begins today and runs through Sunday, August 12. Purchased items can be dropped by the church office during the week, or can be placed in the Canterbury Room on Sunday. Items being collected include the following (Lists can also be found at Walmart, Target and Walgreens):
Backpacks (no wheels,), glue, glue sticks, scotch tape, safety scissors, Crayola markers and crayons, colored pencils, Play dough, #2 & mechanical pencils, ballpoint pens (red, black, blue), highlighters, coloring & activity books, 8-color watercolor sets, art & supply boxes, dry erase markers, hand sanitizer, tissues, Dixie cups, wet wipes, Skittles, M&Ms, Goldfish & Animal crackers, disinfectant wipes, gallon and sandwich Ziplock bags, pocket folders, single subject sprial notebooks, composition notebooks, rulers, clear protractors, wide-ruled loose leaf paper, Post-it notes, reams of white copy paper, 3-ring binders, small pencil sharperners with lids, napkins, TI 30xa Scientific Calculators.
COFFEE HOUR SCHEDULE
July 29 – Boschert/Gottschall
August 5 – EYC
August 12 – Tom & Stacy Miller