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This Weekend at a glance
Sunday September 8 - The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Saturday Evening Service, 5pm in Post Chapel
8am Worship in the Church
10am Worship in the Church
Wednesday 9am services have moved back to Post Chapel
Take a look at Fr Rick's Blog on this coming Sunday's Gospel Lesson:
Meet our New Seminarian, Chip Rubendall
Siblings in Christ,
Over the course of this coming year I aspire to feed many birds with one seed. I come to St. Mark’s as a seminarian allegedly well-versed in the complexities of our faith, but also as a newcomer to the Episcopal Church in which St. Mark’s will be my first home. In the spirit of perpetual newness in life, I look forward to learning with and from you as we grow together.
I am a recent transfer from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America where, after a difficult period of discernment, Christ ultimately revealed to me that my path lay with the Episcopal Church. From that journey I bring with me a strong emphasis on the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist and in our lives, as well as an appreciation for the Three-Legged Anglican Stool.
I originally hail from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, but since 2002 I have been a resident of Greenwich Village in New York City. I originally moved there under the pretense of pursuing an acting career—don’t ask!—but ultimately found my calling in ministry. I have been married to my wife Joanne, who will hopefully be a real presence in worship from time to time, for six years. Introductions are not exactly my métier, so let me just stress my excitement about the coming year and the opportunity to get to know you all better.
Rocket Sunday - September 8!
St. Mark's Sunday School starts back up in the fall with a special rocket building lesson on Sunday, September 8th. We will launch the rockets the following Sunday at the St. Mark's Picnic on September 15th at Harry Dunham Park.
for info on building, painting and launching!
Annual Service & Picnic in the Park - September 15th
Join us at Harry Dunham Park on Sunday, September 15th for the 10am service and stay for food, fellowship, and rockets afterwards at our annual picnic!
St. Mark's will provide drinks, burgers and dogs. Please plan to bring a side or dessert to share.
Saturdays in Somerville
Looking for Volunteers, 9:30-noon on September Saturdays: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th at the new pantry location the Shiloh Pentecostal Church located at 139 Davenport St., Somerville. We’ll distribute food to folks who aren’t able to make it to the food bank during the week. Please contact Lea O’Shea (
) for more details.
For summer collection, we've liked to ask for laundry detergent (on sale many stores this week), toilet paper ("spare a square"), toothpaste and toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, and sturdy grocery bags. Please leave the items in the Link. Thanks for your generosity!
Fall Rummage Sale - Sept 13th & 14th - Save the Date
Mark your Calendars, Join the fun.
We need significant donations of your unwanted goods. Tell your friends and families of the opportunity to donate to our fundraiser. We also need your help during the week. Every one of all ages can get involved.
will be Sat, September 7th at 9:30AM.
Sorting and Pricing
will be from Sunday, September 8th 1:00 Pm – Thursday, September 12th.
will be Friday, September 13th from 9:00 - 2:00 PM and Saturday, September 14th from 9:00 - 2:00 PM.
will be Saturday, September 14th at 2:30 PM.
Please consider volunteering in this important fundraiser in any capacity possible. Signup sheet is in the Link. Let us all help make this Rummage Sale another huge success for St. Mark's.
Thanks. Harry Woods, Kit McLaughlan and Annabelle Wilmer
This fall we are going to be holding Cottage Meetings for all parishioners—where we can all come together and talk about the future of St Mark’s.
Ten years ago there were cottage meetings and discernment committees to talk about the call of a new rector. Ten years later we don’t need a new rector, but we’d love to pick your brain about where you see St Mark’s now, and where you’d like to see St Mark’s go.
We will have sign ups available soon - stay tuned!
Ross Farm Giving Gardens
We have crossed over the 1,500 lb mark of harvested produce!
We will have a work session every Saturday morning,
9:30-noon, weather permitting, including this Saturday, 9/7
The following week's schedule is as follows:
Monday, 9/9 9:30-11:30am
Wednesday, 9/11 4:30-6pm
Friday, 9/13 9:30am-11:30am
We would love to have our teens and young adults
Remember to wear gloves, sunscreen and bug spray. Please save your coffee grinds and eggshells and bring them to the garden or drop them in the church kitchen for use in our compost. Great source of nutrients for our plants, and great kid’s project!
Come posso aiutare! ‘
how can I help
’ We really appreciate the parish support to make this another successful St. Mark’s event and these are a few ways you can join in:
Save the date, buy some tickets, and enjoy the night.
Spread the news and invite some friends. This is a social occasion and an opportunity for us to outreach.
Donate wine….the theme this year is Italian
Donate a basket or a gift for auction.
Volunteer! The organizing committee will be meeting periodically during September and feel free to join us if you can. We are looking for help with the organization, collecting donations for baskets, preparing food, set-up before the event, wine tasting sommeliers, serving, and clean-up.
Please contact Gerry McDonnell 908-255-7747;
Lea O’Shea (908-803-9462;
or the parish office if you are available to help.
A Note from the Flower Guild
Our St Mark’s flower guild would love to add a few new members to our team!
The duties are not tough: 1) Once each month or so, each member has an assigned Saturday to stop in and arrange a memorial if we have one, and take a moment to water the indoor and outdoor pots. 2) We work together for a couple of hours before Easter and Christmas to beautify St. Mark’s.
If you are interested, please reach out to Jan Williams (
, 908-565-4174) Thank you!
Morris County Recovery Walk - Saturday, Sept 28th (Rain date Sept 29th)
Here are the details:
George Gramby Memorial Park, Abbett Avene, Morristown, NJ
Registration & check-in 8-9am and Walk begins at 9am
You can register online,
All proceeds benefit Freedom House
For more info, contact: Shani Gorman 908.617.5492, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please pass the word about the following employment opportunity;
Ridge Oak Senior Housing, Basking Ridge is looking for a full time housekeeper. Primary duties involve cleaning on-site resident apartments. This includes kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living areas. Must be able to follow established cleaning procedures.
This position is full time Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Competitive salary, paid time off, retirement plan, medical, vision and dental benefits.
Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Must be able to effectively speak, read and write in the English language. Criminal background check and drug screen conducted pre-employment offer.
Send resume to
on Friday, September 6 at 5:00AM