Classes for Sunday, November 19

Convention Report

At 9:30-10:20, in CLC1, Susan Aycock, JoAnn Roebuck, and Georgia McEwan, our Diocesan ​Convention delegates, will give their report on the Diocesan convention.

Please join us.

Other Classes

Godly Play: classes for preschool through second grades and third through sixth grade Our children hear the stories of the Bible and of Christ’s ministry to our world. Parents and any adults who are interested are also invited.

Rite 13 and Journey to Adulthood: Youth programs at St. Mark’s focus on building relationships, seeking the holy and searching for answers to tough questions. We take seriously the need to deal with what is real for young people, to honor their questions, and to assure them that they are real people with real, valid, and authentic experiences. We use the Journey to Adulthood curriculum, a program that balances Bible study, prayer, and both serious and playful activities to nurture the whole person.

St. Mark’s starts a new era with two big events this week

Candlelight dinner Friday

This Friday, Nov. 10, at 6:30 pm we gather in our Centrum for a candlelit dinner prepared by Bella Monica Italian restaurant. A jazz trio from the Casablanca Orchestra will perform. The keynote address is by our rector, the Rev. Tyrone Fowlkes.

Let’s gather to give thanks and to celebrate the many gifts and talents that make us at St. Mark’s who we are. The W e Respond campaign is consistent with the energy and excitement of having a new rector, and starting a new chapter in the life of St Mark’s. Bella Monica will provide gluten-free, corn-free, dairy-free, and vegan options. Bring a beverage of your choice. Coffee, tea and water will be provided. Child care will be provided starting at 6 pm. Children will be fed first.

Carpools are being coordinated by Margaret Thurston for those who prefer to not drive:  Margaret.b.thurston@gmail.com

Annual Meeting Sunday

On Sunday, Nov. 12, we will have a combined service at 9:30 am followed by the parish Annual Meeting where you will hear reports of where we’ve been this year, where we stand, and where we are headed. We will also elect four Vestry members. Lunch will follow.

There will be no Sunday School classes today, but child care will be provided from 9:15 am to noon.

Spiritual Quest tackles White Privilege – Nov. 9

In 1989 Dr. Peggy McIntosh, a white woman, wrote the influential essay “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” perhaps the most succinct analysis of white privilege yet written.

Terry Wall will use this essay and a meditation where McIntosh listed 50 “items” that she carries in an imaginary knapsack. Join us at the Thurston’s for Spiritual Quest, Thursday, Nov. 9, 9:30 to 11:30 as we unpack the same knapsack and examine our own unearned privilege.

6405 Lakeland Dr.

Classes for Sunday, October 29, 2017

Jesus and Radical Justice

“We can use the life and teachings of Jesus to confront racism and injustice.” Michael Curry.
Following Senator McKissick’s talk last Sunday, we will continue to look at the issue of racism, this time from a sermon by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. We will view the sermon, and Carolyn Edge will facilitate a discussion of his message based on Matthew 8: 5-13.
Please join us at 9:30 a.m. in the Community Life Center

Other Classes

Godly Play: classes for preschool through second grades and third through sixth grade Our children hear the stories of the Bible and of Christ’s ministry to our world. Parents and any adults who are interested are also invited.

Rite 13 and Journey to Adulthood: Youth programs at St. Mark’s focus on building relationships, seeking the holy and searching for answers to tough questions. We take seriously the need to deal with what is real for young people, to honor their questions, and to assure them that they are real people with real, valid, and authentic experiences. We use the Journey to Adulthood curriculum, a program that balances Bible study, prayer, and both serious and playful activities to nurture the whole person.

Sermons now posted in audio MP3 format

As of October 15, 2017, our sermons are now available in audio format (MP3). We will endeavor to post the sermon each week within a few minutes after the services end. We hope you enjoy this new option for hearing Father Tyrone Fowlkes’ message each week.

See the Sermons page of this web site for more information.

If you have any questions or experience any problems, please contact our System Administrator:  sysadmin@stmarks-ral.org

Classes for Sunday, October 15, 2017

Democracy for Sale: A documentary

Part 2: In this documentary, Zach Galifianakis travels to his home state to investigate how North Carolina has become a bellwether for how the money of a few has come to dominate our democracy. Galifianakis investigates allegations that state government officials, put in power by moneyed interests, has carried out a program that only benefits its backers. Program initiatives which include Gerrymandering, passage of laws designed to roll back access to the ballot, and others will be covered.

At the conclusion of Part 2, Sara and Hugh Stohler will take questions and comments. This series will conclude this week.

 

Other Classes

Godly Play: classes for preschool through second grades and third through sixth grade Our children hear the stories of the Bible and of Christ’s ministry to our world. Parents and any adults who are interested are also invited.

Rite 13 and Journey to Adulthood: Youth programs at St. Mark’s focus on building relationships, seeking the holy and searching for answers to tough questions. We take seriously the need to deal with what is real for young people, to honor their questions, and to assure them that they are real people with real, valid, and authentic experiences. We use the Journey to Adulthood curriculum, a program that balances Bible study, prayer, and both serious and playful activities to nurture the whole person.

Classes for Sunday, October 8, 2017

Democracy for Sale: A documentary

Part 1: In this documentary, Zach Galifianakis travels to his home state to investigate how North Carolina has become a bellwether for how the money of a few has come to dominate our democracy. Galifianakis investigates allegations that state government officials, put in power by moneyed interests, has carried out a program that only benefits its backers. Program initiatives which include Gerrymandering, passage of laws designed to roll back access to the ballot, and others will be covered.

At the conclusion of Part 1, Sara and Hugh Stohler will take questions and comments. This series will conclude Sunday, October 15.

 

Other Classes

Godly Play: classes for preschool through second grades and third through sixth grade Our children hear the stories of the Bible and of Christ’s ministry to our world. Parents and any adults who are interested are also invited.

Rite 13 and Journey to Adulthood: Youth programs at St. Mark’s focus on building relationships, seeking the holy and searching for answers to tough questions. We take seriously the need to deal with what is real for young people, to honor their questions, and to assure them that they are real people with real, valid, and authentic experiences. We use the Journey to Adulthood curriculum, a program that balances Bible study, prayer, and both serious and playful activities to nurture the whole person.

Coffee with the Rector this Sunday

Our new Rector, the Rev. Tyrone Fowlkes, will be interviewed by Lauren Kirkpatrick. This will be an important way of learning more about our new priest as well as what observations and thoughts he is formulating as he settles into life here at St. Mark’s. Faith, culture and issues of social justice will be among the topics discussed.

Please join us at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, October 1, in the Community Life Center

New Hope Road Alliance yard/craft sale to benefit Wilder’s Grove youth center – Saturday, Oct 14, 7 am – 2 pm

St. Mark’s is proud to be part of a group of 5 congregations on New Hope Road which have united together with the common goal of serving our changing neighborhood. The Oct 14 yard/craft sale, hosted at St. Mark’s, is our first joint fundraising event. All proceeds will go to the Wilder’s Grove Youth Center.

Donations and volunteers are needed to make this ambitious effort a success!

Donation Drop-Off Times:

All Drop-offs go to the Ed Building at St. Mark’s.

Items which are new or like new are welcome. EXCEPT: sorry, no electronics.

Sunday Oct 8 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Monday Oct 9 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Oct 10 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 10:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday Oct 12 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday Oct 13 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Drop off bake sale items on Friday!

Volunteers needed: Wed, Oct 11, Thurs Oct 12 & Fri, Oct 13 for pricing and set-up

Volunteers needed: all day Sat Oct 14 selling, table attendants, clean-up, etc.

Sign up for your shift on sheets in the Centrum, or contact St. Mark’s captains Ellie Demeglio at edemeglio@hotmail.com , or call Van Trigili

Tom Vitaglione to be honored; all are invited to Oct. 18 event

North Carolina Child invites you to A Better World for Children: The Inaugural Tom V. Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 11:30 to 1:30 at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library.

Tom Vitaglione
Tom Vitaglione

We will celebrate the tremendous legacy of Tom Vitaglione, a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, whose life of service has profoundly improved the lives of generations of children in North Carolina.

For more than 40 years, Tom has pursued an unwavering vision of a better world for children in our state. And he has done so with unmatched integrity, humility, humor, and kindness. As a Senior Fellow at N.C. Child, Tom’s steadfast belief that North Carolinians can bridge our differences to do what is right by children inspires us all, and is at the core of N.C. Child’s own values and approach to child advocacy.

At the inaugural luncheon, nonprofit leaders, policymakers, the philanthropic community and child advocates will come together to honor Tom’s legacy, celebrate his unwavering vision of a better world for children, and affirm what Tom and N.C. Child believe: that North Carolinians can work together to do what is right for our children.

The registration fee is $38; go to https://ncchild.salsalabs.org/luncheonregistration/index.html to register.