The April Lion's Roar
The Lion's Roar
Easter Vigil, 7pm
Saturday, April 3
We welcome you to come and walk our labyrinth which is out in the Parish Hall until Friday at 6pm. Please enter through the door on South Finley. Remember to remove your shoes and wear socks while walking the labyrinth.
Maundy Thursday, 7pm
In the church, in-person and live-streamed
Good Friday, 12pm
In the church, in-person and live-streamed
Easter Vigil, Saturday, 7pm
Under the tent in the parking lot
Easter Sunday, 10am
Under the tent in the parking lot and live-streamed
A Message from Father Rick...
Weekly Offerings in April
Morning Prayer, on Facebook and YouTube
9am Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Sanctuary
12noon Midday Mindfulness on Facebook
5pm Holy Eucharist Rite II
8am Holy Eucharist Rite I
10am Holy Eucharist Rite II
All our services are also broadcast on Youtube and Facebook. In addition, they can be seen directly from the front page of our website.
Visit our website,
for links and schedules to all upcoming services, music offerings, signups, and more.
Please make yourself familiar with our current
for participating in in-person gatherings at St. Mark's
2021 Year-to-Date (
YTD, through February
) Financial Results
Operating Income is $110K, -$3K (or -2%) below budget, driven by unfavorable pledge income received YTD, partially offset by favorable donations received YTD.
Operating Expenses is $64K, -$0.3K (or 0%) in line with budget, driven by higher Grounds Maintenance expenses from snow removal and timing of expenses.
Operating Net Income is +$46K, -$3K above budget, driven by unfavorable pledge income variances.
Sunday School News
As a reminder, weekly Sunday school lessons are posted each Sunday on the St. Marks website. Also, there are still more copies of the book “The Heart of Discipleship” in the Narthex We recommended this book as a Lenten family program to review 1-2 pages each week. I guarantee each lesson will generate thought provoking discussions for all.
Our first quarter Family project of making Can Structures is winding down. It is clear we will have a lot of canned food to donate to the foodbank! The best of show will be announced on Easter by the Youth Group.
Our second quarter Family project will involve growing some plants for the Ross Garden. Since we cannot do it all together in the Sunday school classroom, growing pots, soil, and seeds will be made available to anyone interested to give our garden a head start. More information will be coming soon; we are targeting mid April to start our string bean plants for a mid to late May planting. For more information, send me an email at
The hike on March 6th at Jockey Hollow was enjoyed by a small group of brave parishioners. The day was cold and the walk was three miles with a couple of steep uphill climbs. The sun was out while the talk was flowing and the feet kept moving. We enjoyed the morning and ended with hot cocoa topped with mini marshmallows.
Virtual coffee hour resumed in February. St. Mark’s will continue to host virtual coffee hours after the ten o’clock service on every third Sunday. Please join us from the comfort of home and enjoy seeing your fellow parishioners and sharing in conversation about hobbies, travel, family etc.
A fun time at Jockey Hallow - and yes, it was cold but thankfully the sun was shining brightly!
Laughter in the Pews
April 3 Scott Layton
April 5 Kit McLaughlan
April 8 Nicholas Coffin
April 10 John Wojnar
April 11 Katy Denechaud
April 14 River Luongo
April 16 Bonnie Omick
April 17 Dawn Knill
April 22 Andrea Hooper
April 24 Nancy Opremcak
April 25 Jeanne Wyatt
April 26 Madison Sinofsky
April 28 Abby Larner
April 30 Bob Dauernheim
4-16 Bucky & Phoebe Menter
4-23 Brian & Christine Marston
GroupMe Prayer Group
Are you looking for a way to stay connected with your fellow parishioners? Well, look no further! St. Mark’s now has a group prayer chat through an app/website called GroupMe. GroupMe is a text messaging app/website that can be used on a phone, tablet, or computer. Join the group to chat and pray with other parishioners. Click the following link to join and create an account (if you don’t have one already):
Keansburg Soup Kitchen
We are headed down to Keansburg next Wednesday, April 7th. Please
to view our needs list as we require some (you guessed it!) meatloaves.
Thank to all who participated in our Ham Drive for the Food Bank. At last count, we have delivered 37 hams and 1 turkey.
Mindfulness & More
Hello St. mark’s friends. I’m Christine, parishioner, holistic health coach, and yoga teacher (right here in our own parish hall). If you are interested in taking a yoga class, reach out to me or the church office.
Did you know I offer Midday Mindfulness each Thursday on the St Mark’s Facebook page? Stop by and check it out! This past visit, we explored one idea on how to manage feelings of overwhelm and gave a gentle stretch to our spines and last week we discovered stress relief and mindfulness options we can use in the car. It’s a 15-minute investment that can yield greater peace, release tension, and maybe even make you smile. Recordings are also available on our website and YouTube.
Christine Marston, CHHC
200 hr. RYT Yoga Instructor
Do you need a ride for your Covid vaccine appointment? If so, please call the office and we will find someone who can get your there.
Covid-19 Vaccine Form
Do you need help getting an appointment? If so, please click here and
fill out this form
(or call the office and speak with Ann) and we will do our best to find an appointment for you
If we are able to find you an appointment, we will let you know immediately. THESE APPOINTMENTS are NON-TRANSFERABLE.
Please feel free to continue to search for a vaccine on your own, but PLEASE let us know if you’ve found one so that we can take you off this list.
Our Online Directory
Have you downloaded our online directory app to your smart phone or tablet yet? It's really easy and so convenient to have!
Follow this link for step-by-step instructions.
Prefer to use your computer? No problem!
for instructions on how to get connected with your computer.
Once you are in the directory you will be able to update your own information and even upload a new photo.
Give the office a call if you need any assistance.
Just a reminder, we have over 50 puzzles here in the office...our own
. Feel free to come and borrow as many as you like!
Rector: The Rev. Richard M.C. Morley
Senior Warden: Jeff West
Junior Warden: Sean Gogerty
Grounds: Pete Kochek
Buildings: John Lyga
Outreach: Jody Hough
Finance: Matt Seitz
Stewardship: Shirley Baker
Christian Ed. Laura Mooney
Comm. / Evangelism: Marliese Knill
Fellowship: Sandy Gogerty
Membership: Marcie Hanhart
Warden Emeritus:Joan Graff
Treasurer: Teri Passarello
Recording Treasurer: Doug Post
Assistant Treasurer: Bruce Walker
Sunday School Director: John Lyga
J2A Coordinator: Chip Rubendall
Music Director: Mike McCormick
on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 9:53AM