Happy Anniversary to Saint Mark’s Church; July 5, 1953
On July 5th, 1953, a group of people interested in forming a new Episcopal Mission to serve the Coral Ridge and Wilton Manors areas of Fort Lauderdale, met at the Garden Center in Birch State Park for a Morning Prayer Service. This year we celebrate our 69th Anniversary. (Karen Richardson)
Pantry of Broward – Thank you and Back-to-School Collections (7/3)
In the last three months, Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church has delivered over 120 pounds of canned and boxed food to the Pantry of Broward. The staff at the pantry and all the clients are greatly appreciative of our congregation’s generosity. In addition to canned and boxed food, we will also be accepting school supplies from the list below. Let’s all help to start the school year off right, bringing joy and happiness to the children and grandchildren of Broward County who need these important tools to help them in their classes. Thank you very much, Kirk and Charles Baran-Bookman for leading these efforts!
Suggested school supply items:
Crayons, washable markers, ink pens/colored pencils, loose-leaf paper, composition books, glue/glue sticks, scissors, erasers, Kleenex boxes, binders, backpacks, pencil boxes, calculators, white-out, hand sanitizer, protractors, or gift cards from Office Depot, Office Max, Target, Payless Shore Store.
The official collection is on the first Sunday of the month, July 3rd. Many of us travel over the July 4th long weekend. Feel free to bring your items ahead of time if you will not be attending our church services on July 3rd. Thank you for your generous support!
Next Sunday’s Gospel; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 (7/3)
We are a nation deeply divided, especially in partisanship, abortion and racism. Does Christ have something to say or is he solemnly silent? Sunday’s gospel portrays Jesus with plenty to say and he sends us to say it: to combat hostility and anger (John 8:1-11). We may disagree, but never with oral or physical violence, and always with respect, Christlike wisdom, and an open mind toward our brothers and sisters. (Norm Carroll)
Summer Choir; 10:30 Services
If you ever thought of joining the choir, summer is the time to do it! We want you!!! We sing very familiar hymns in the summer. The choir doesn’t wear the standard choir robes during the summer. Come on over for a big welcome! Come on over for a big welcome!
Saint Mark’s Guild Lunch and Big Band Concert at FAU (7/10)
The Guild will attend The Big Band Hits of the Golden Age at FAU on Sunday, July 10th. We will take the Saint Mark’s school bus leaving from the parking lot around 12:00 pm. We will have lunch at Panera’s. The concert at FAU starts at 2 pm. Please purchase your ticket in advance this Sunday, July 3rd from Lynne Coughlin to assure we have seats.

Important Dates of Transition at Saint Mark the Evangelist
As the date of arrival of our next Rector, Father Grant Wiseman, approaches, plans are taking shape for his investiture service and for the completion of the transition from the interim period between Rectors, to a bright future under his leadership.