Choir Anthem; Sunday, May 8 – 10:30 Service
The anthem for this Sunday is “The Lord is My Shepherd” by Franz Schubert, who was an Austrian composer, 1797-1828. He was greatly influenced by Haydn and Mozart. The lyrics are from Psalm 23 which begins “The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want . . . “
Paul Skowronski – Celebration of Life (5/15)
All are invited to join us on Sunday, May 15 at 1:00 pm in the church to celebrate the life of Paul Skowronski. A reception will follow the service, in the Parish Hall. In the meantime, please continue to keep Ken Arruda in your thoughts and prayers at this time.
Altar Flowers
Anyone interested in sponsoring altar flowers for our weekly services may contact Devin Petrillo, at dpetrillo@saintmarks.com or by phone 954-334-0116. This is a perfect way to honor or memorialize friends and family. The honorees' names will be will be printed in our service bulletin. Donations of $75-$100 may be made by cash, check, or credit card. Individuals may gather as a group for a flower sponsorship.
Usher Volunteers- Wanted!
Please contact Terry Gaw, tagaw@aol.com, if you are interested in serving as an usher during either the 8:00 am or the 10:30 am service. Terry often ushers at the 10:30 Sunday service and will be happy to speak with you about ushering. Ushers are often the first greeters to meet when they visit Saint Mark's. The ushers' welcome and directions are the first impressions our guests have. Ushers are key volunteers. Please volunteer and help Saint Mark's Church grow.
Volunteer to Join Our Audio/Visual Team
If you are interested in serving on our Audio/Visual team, please contact; Kelly Harris, in the church office: kharris@saintmarks.com. This is a great opportunity for student volunteers to earn community service hours. We will assist you in the training process. Just be eager to learn!
Did You Know
Before the Civil War, the Episcopal Church in Florida was administered from New York. In the 1880s, the Missionary District of Southern Florida began with five parishes, thirty-nine organized missions, and eleven mission stations. Missions in the area reached out to Native Americans, African-Americans, Cuban refugees, British immigrants, and tourists. A number of churches established during this time still exist in the region today. Following World War II, the Diocese experienced a period of booming development. It established a loan fund to support expansion in the 1950s, which enabled the establishment of seventy-one congregations.  A movement toward founding church schools accelerated during this time. 
(to be continued – how did Saint Mark's Church and School develop?)
Face Mask in Church – Optional
Now that the cases of COVID have thankfully abated, wearing a facial mask is encouraged, but not required. Please respect the space of those who choose to be more cautious.
Pastoral Care at Saint Mark's
Our priest-in-residence, Fr. Errol Harvey is currently available to provide pastoral care for our parish. You may contact Fr. Harvey at 917-653-8839, or by email at eahnyc@yahoo.com.
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