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This Week at St. Mark's

Here you will find all the news you need about the various ministries, classes and general goings on at St. Mark's. We hope you join us!
Hurricane Zeta Edition:

We were unable to send our normal weekly update to you on Wednesday due to the storm, but we don't want you to miss out on our offerings this week.

Online Services: If you were unable to join us this morning for the Feast of All Saints, the service is available both on our Facebook page, or Parish Website at the links below.

As always, our Sunday 10 a.m. & Wednesday 5:30 p.m. services will continue to be available live on our Facebook page and then recorded on our parish website.

Facebook page: 
Parish website:


Each week, Ms. Vicki Miller and others share a children's Bible Story. We encourage you to watch these stories with your children, and talk about what they see and hear! But this week, to celebrate the Feast of All Saints Mother Clelie and friends recorded a special message for all the children of St. Mark's!

You can find all of these videos on the the St. Mark's Facbook Page or on our Parish Website There will be a new one each Sunday at 10 a.m. The recording will remain on the page so you can watch in as many times as you want, at your convenience. 
Centering Prayer Will Not Meet this Week at 4pm
"Centering Prayer, over time, leads to more selflessness,  more gentleness, a deeper desire to listen and really hear what someone is saying.  It reinforces your inner strengths and makes it possible to pause ... not to be constantly chattering." Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler, founding member and former President and Executive Director of Contemplative Outreach.


Election Day Communion
Tuesday, Nov. 3rd at 7p.m.

We will gather on election night to pray for our country, our community, all those seeking elected office, and our President-elect (whoever it is - we won't know yet.) We will celebrate the Eucharist in thanksgiving for our freedoms, and pray for peace and unity in our country. Join us, ALL are welcome.
Altar flowers last week were given to the Glory of Almighty God for Riley Mottley on her birthday by your family.

If you would like to sign up to give altar flowers, please call the church office - 896-7597.

Christian Formation

Inquirer's Class
Begins Wednesday,
Nov. 4th at 6:30p.m.

Have you ever wondered where the Episcopal Church came from? Who wrote the Book of Common Prayer? Why don't we have communion in tiny cups? These and many other questions will be answered during this 7-week on line conversation. Whether you are brand new to the Episcopal Church or have been here for 100 years, there is always something new to learn and discover. All people (and questions) welcome!! 
COVID Conversations
Tuesday, November 3rd - Noon
COVID Conversations will be offered during the Tuesday Noonday Prayer Service.  COVID Conversations will be a brief period during the service that provides a time to share our experiences, both good and bad.  What have you been learning or desiring during this unusual time?  Can we embrace the unknown?  Can we be both anxious and faithful, both isolated and in fellowship, both afraid and relying on God?  How is God speaking to you?  Let's share and encourage each other during this space of COVID Conversations.
Flower Guild News
Sunday, November 15th 9:15am
St. Mark's is having an introductory meeting for people that are interested in being part of a Flower Guild.,  We will meet in the Tegarden Room to exchange ideas and answer any questions about this new ministry. Contact Carolyn or Robin Wetherington at 404-502-2524 for more information.
Chair Yoga
Wednesdays at 3pm

Mary Nichols will offer her regular Chair Yoga class online!

You can find it at the St. Mark's Facbook Page each Wednesday at 3pm. The recording will remain on the page so you can do the workout at your convenience. 

How can I help?

Feed My Sheep
Tuesdays, 10:30a.m.-1p.m.
A team from St. Mark's works in the Feed My Sheep kitchen every Tuesday. They help prepare and serve the hundreds of meals that Feed My Sheep provides daily to our community. FMS offers these meals both in person and through numerous delivery routes. If you would like to help out, contact Ruthie Wilder or simply contact the Church Office at 228-896-7597.
Hurricane Relief
St. Mark's is partnering with St. Michael's and All Angels in Lake Charles, to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. (Hurricane Impact Information) We are now collecting Wal-Mart Cards and monetary donations in the parish office and online (here-be sure to use the dropdown menu for Hurricane Laura Relief.) Please keep them and their community in your prayers.
Help St. Mark's Celebrate 175 Years!

The year 2021 marks the 175th anniversary of St. Mark’s ministry on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We intend to celebrate this milestone in a variety of ways, and planning has begun. If you have ideas about how we might commemorate this milestone or would just like to help with these festivities, contact Mary Nichols or the Church office at (228) 896-7597
Pastoral Care Teams
We have several teams of people who assist our clergy by making phone calls and other simple acts of kindness to help brighten the days of our church members. If you would like to help, contact Mother Clelie at ( or the Church Office.
Casserole Ministry
One way we can help from home is to keep our church freezer stocked with frozen meals! These are distributed as we find needs within our community. Contact Joel Alford at with questions. You may drop them off at the Church 9am - 1pm Monday thru Thursday or by appointment.
Give to St. Mark's
As always the mission and ministry of St. Mark's depends on your generosity.  Please remember to keep up your giving to St. Mark's if possible through this crisis. You can always make a contribution by mail, through your bank, or online at this link. Thank You!
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