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Fall is just starting. All of a sudden the calendar around here looks very full. Check out some of the things we’ve got going on around St. Mark’s. We’ve got activities for children and youth, campus students, and adults.

Kick-Off Sunday Celebration
Sunday, September 15, we will celebrate the beginning of the program year with our special Kick-Off Sunday Celebration festivities. We invite all of you to join us for a picnic lunch on the green space on the north side of the building. There will also be a bluegrass band playing music and a petting zoo. If there’s rain, the picnic will be in the Parish Hall.

In addition, Sunday will be an Instructed Eucharist. If you’ve been curious about St. Mark’s or the Episcopal Church but worried that you’re not going to know what’s going on during the service, now’s your chance to try it! The bulletin will be filled with information explaining the different elements of the service.

Kick-Off Sunday Celebration
Sunday, September 15
Worship at 8 am and 9:30 am
Picnic and outdoor festivities will begin after the 9:30 service.

See you on Sunday!

Campus Ministry Café | Fridays
Each Friday during the school year, St. Mark’s offers Cafe hours from 12 to 2 p.m. Enjoy a quiet space to work and study, or visit with friends, all while enjoying free baked snacks and coffee/tea in our Parish Hall.

Bible Study Resumes
Deacon Michelle Mooney will once again lead a weekly Bible Study on Wednesday afternoons. Bible study will resume on Wednesday, September 11, at 4 p.m. It is typically held in the Library. Newcomers welcome.

Campus BBQ

All college students are invited to a Welcome Back Barbeque on Friday, September 13, from 4-6 p.m. to celebrate the beginning of a new school year. We’ll provide the food — just be sure to bring your appetite, a friend and your favorite summer memory. We will have vegetarian and gluten-free options as well. We hope to see you there!

Episcopal 101

Thursdays, September 12, 19 & 26, at 6:30 p.m., in the Rector’s Office
Why do Episcopalians cross themselves? Are we Catholics or Protestants? Why do we have funny words for everything? You are warmly invited to learn more about the Episcopal faith in a three-part conversation with the rector and each other. As much as possible, we would like participants to commit to being at all three sessions.

Campus Ministry Dinner Church — Sunday, September 15, at 5:30 p.m., in the Parish Hall
College students and adults in their 20s and 30s are invited to come to experience a new way to worship with Dinner Church! Join us in the Parish Hall on the first Sunday of each month during the school year as we share dinner, prayers, and discussion together. Setup and conversation begin at 5:30 p.m. with worship and dinner at 6 p.m.

Spirituality & Aging Group — Tuesday, September 17, at 1 p.m., in the Library
The Spirituality & Aging Group is our group that reads and discusses books that help guide individuals taking their voyage through the last decades of life. If you’re interested in joining them, now would be an ideal time. They will be starting a new book, Grateful by Diana Butler Bass. The book is available at Boswell Book Company.

Daily Evening Prayer | Joan of Arc Chapel, Marquette University 
All college students and faculty are invited to attend daily Evening Prayer at Marquette University’s Joan of Arc Chapel. Join us every weekday evening during the school year from 4:30-5 p.m. for Evening Prayer with music. Stick around after prayer every Thursday as Marquette’s Canterbury Fellowship will have a free dinner together locally.

Choir Clinic — Saturday, September 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Our annual choir clinic will be held on Saturday, September 21. The choir clinician is Jason Clark, Director of Choirs, Shorewood Middle and High School. Lunch will be provided. 

Holy Moly, our Church School Program, Starts September 22 
The school year is upon us and Holy Moly begins on Sunday, September 22. Holy Moly is our engaging, Bible-based church school curriculum, which artfully uses scripture to invite our young people to join in the life and faith of our church community, while simultaneously teaching them what that means in a fun and exciting way. Our Church School classes are divided into two levels: Primary — K4 through 2nd Grade; Intermediate — 3rd through 5th Grade. Church School gathers every week for the first part of Sunday worship, beginning at 9:30 a.m., and ends in time for students to join their families in church for Communion.

We are in need of Church School teachers. 
The Holy Moly curriculum is easy to follow as it gives step-by-step instructions on how to facilitate the class, and the students do the rest! If you would like to volunteer to teach Church School for a four-week block this fall, please add your name to our sign-up sheet, located next to the kitchen in the Parish Hall or contact Matt.

RESPOND Youth Group — starts Sunday, October 6
All youth in grades 7 through 12 are invited to join St. Mark’s youth group, RESPOND, as we kick-off the 2019-2020 school year on Sunday, October 6. The youth group will begin meeting twice each month on 1st and 3rd Sundays during the school year. We will meet in the Gathering Room (2nd Floor) from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as we play games, read and discuss scripture, pray and enjoy fellowship together.

Blessing of the Animals — Sunday, October 6, at 4 p.m., on the north lawn
Bring your pet and come for the Blessing of the Animals. All are welcome to join in the celebration, even if you don’t have a pet.

This page is a work-in-progress. Check back for updates and more activities. If you have any questions or you’d like to sign-up, please contact the office.