To the Community of St. Mark’s,
Hurricane Florence has made landfall and has moved southwardland then westward across South Carolina —avoiding much of the Triangle area.
The storm has weakened quite a bit and the threat has been downgraded to tropical storm conditions. However, wind gusts, heavy rains and severe flooding are still possibilities.
With that, here is the plan for services and activities on Sunday, Sept. 16:
Preparation for services should begin Saturday by the Altar Guild, Flower Committee, hospitality and other groups.
Normal services will take place at 8:30 and 10:30 am.
Adult Formation with Jackson Doyle’s new Theology Study-Series begins at 9:30 AM in the Community Life Center.
Christian Education, including Godly Play, Rite 13 and Journey to Adulthood as well as nursery care services resume.
Following the 10:30 service, the Social Action Committee meets with a program and light lunch.
If conditions in the Triangle area change dramatically and for the worse, then these plans may be altered.
Even so, you should exercise judgement when traveling, walking and moving about the area.
You should travel only if the conditions in your area and final destination allow you to safely do so.
At the end of the day, all we really need is a Bible, prayer book, altar, bread, wine and each other to make community.
I look forward to seeing you soon.
The Rev. Tyrone Fowlkes, Rector