The Saint Mark´s Book Club is a monthly discussion group open to all members of the church as well as those in the community who share a love of reading. For more information please contact Dorothy Seibert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Out intention is to hold our next meeting September 24 at 11:30am in the Parish Hall to allow for social distancing. Please RSVP for that meeting as a box lunch will be provided.
The schedule of books for the coming year is:
September 24 – All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, Th Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire (These are the April, May and June 2020 books that we were unable to meet to discuss due to COVID 19. Many of you read at least one of the books. Each of us can comment on one, two or three of the books).
October 22 – Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know by Malcolm Gladwell
December 2 – Father Melancholy’s Daughter by Gail Godwin
January 28 – The Complete Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant by Ulysses S. Grant
February 25 – The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson
March 25 – Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
April 22 – A. I. Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley and the New World by Kai-fu Lee
May 27 – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The St. Mark’s Guild is our parish organization for those interested parishioners 50+ years of age. The Guild has regularly met on the third Thursday of each month for Prayer, Fellowship and some kind of activity. The St. Mark’s Guild engages in meetings, outings and ministries. The group meets in The Ministry Center.
St. Mark’s assists in an important outreach into the community by providing an affordable meeting place for the East Sunrise Quilt Guild. While not an official St. Mark’s Group, members of our church community are encouraged to join if this is an activity of interest.
Founded in 1987, the East Sunrise Quilters guild is dedicated to learning, sharing, enriching and preserving our quilting heritage as well as increasing the skills and knowledge of the members through programs and workshops.
The Quilting Guild maintains and outreach to the community called Create and Share which provides quilts free of charge to organizations and hospitals serving those in need. Returning veterans are presented with patriotic quilts through a program called Quilts of Valor.
Donations were made to:
Broward Health Pediatric Oncology/Hematology
Women In Distress/Jim and Jan Moran Family Center
Jack & Jill Care Center
Broward Health NICU and Preemie Unit
St. Coleman Church/Prayer Quilt for The Ill
Miami Rescue Mission
Family Central-Nurturing Center
God’s Little Lambs
If interested, the East Sunrise Quilters Guild meets at St. Mark’s Parish Hall on the second Saturday of the month.
The Order of the Daughters of the King® (DOK) is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of Prayer, Service and Evangelism. We have made a commitment to Jesus as our Savior, and we follow Him as Lord of our lives. We are an Order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it, or churches in the Historic Episcopate. Today our membership includes women in the Anglican, Episcopal, Lutheran (ELCA) and Roman Catholic churches.
The Order of the Daughters of the King® was founded in 1885 by Margaret J. Franklin at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in New York City. Members of the Order undertake a Rule of Life, incorporating the Rule of Prayer and Service. By reaffirmation of the promises made at Baptism and Confirmation, a Daughter pledges herself to a life-long program of prayer, service and evangelism, dedicated to the spread of Christ’s Kingdom and the strengthening of the spiritual life of her parish.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church’s Chapter of The Order of the Daughters of The King began when the souls of seven women were sparked to turn their lives to God. What a joy to sense the Holy Spirit’s presence in these women whose enthusiasm surged and have become anchored in bonds of sisterhood.
The Daughters of the King are called to pray for concerns in our parish and for all of St. Mark’s clergy. If you have a prayer request, please place it in the DOK prayer box, located on the east wall of the South Chapel. Please put a beginning and ending date on the card.
Are You Called to be a Daughter of the King? Or, would you like to learn more about our chapter? If so, please contact DOK President, Sandy Hoyle, at 954-693-4901.
St. Mark’s Chapter of The Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of the Diocese of Southeast Florida is part of the church-wide organization of Episcopal Church Women, a ministry of and for women, through which they are called and empowered by grace to serve our Lord in prayer, action, study and fellowship.
As women members of the Episcopal Church, all women in every congregation in the diocese are members of ECW and are invited to be active participants in the organization’s ministries.
ECW branches share these common aspects of their life together:
Prayer — In a variety of languages and cultural expressions
Action — serving Christ through a variety of ministries in the parish, the community and the world
Study — to grow more deeply in faith and in the love of Christ
Fellowship — to live as a community of Christian women
If you are interested in becoming a member of St. Mark’s chapter of The ECW, please contact St. Mark’s ECW President, Debbie Ferguson at 954-822-1094.
Nursing Home Ministry:
Every Monday, 10:30- 11:00 am, Williamsburg Landing, Morning Prayer, Rite II
Every fourth Monday, 10:30- 11:00 am, Williamsburg Landing, Holy Eucharist, Rite II
First and Third Wednesdays, 10:30- 11:00 am, The Bridges, Invennary
People living in Assisted Living Facilities do not have the opportunity to attend church, as they did in the past. We attempt to bring church to them. Parishioners volunteer to participate as members of the congregation, as readers, and in assisting the people with singing, and following the service. While there is a stable group of regulars, parishioners are invited to participate whenever they are able; all you need to do is show up. Whatever time you are able to give to this worthwhile ministry will be much appreciated.