A Message from our Rector,
Father Grant Wiseman
Dear Parish Family,
I am excited to get to know each of you and to welcome newcomers to our parish. One of the best ways you can help me make that happen is to update your name, address and photo for our directory. This can be done in several ways. We will be place a list with your name and contact information in the narthex. It is for you to check and update our database. If you have pledged online, you can update that information for yourselves. In the next few weeks we will have a gathering where you can learn about our online service, Realm. This tool, we hope, will keep everyone informed. It will hopefully become the place where you can look for information about upcoming events, opportunities for ministries and the calendar of all that is happening at Saint Mark’s. The nice thing about our online directory is that the Realm program can travel with you. It is secure, and you are able to decide how much information you want to share with your fellow parishioners. Please take the time to update how we can contact you. Hopefully, soon we will have new nametags, which will help me and newcomers get to know one another.
Yours in Christ,
Grant +
The Rev. Grant Buchanan Wiseman

Sunday’s Gospel: August 28
Luke 14:1, 7-14: Humanity and Humility
Faith, hope and charity: the great virtues: humility, the forgotten, and “outside of the loop” virtue. For Jesus, however, humility is fundamental as He points out in this Sunday’s gospel. “Go sit in the lowest place.” Jesus, however, does not want us to deny the talents God has given us. He desires we recognize these abilities, but always as coming from God; and that we use them, like He does, to promote God’s kingdom. So, reflect on your primary God-given talent, and determine to use it in service to others. (Norm Carroll)