LAST WEEK OF CHOIR: The congregation gives thanks to the members of the choir who so faithfully give of their time and talents each week. Your contribution to our worship and your faithfulness in service is an inspiration and an example for all of us.
SUMMER BREAK: After today, Sunday school, adult forum, choir, SPACE, Book Mark’s, Men’s Breakfast, and most other groups are on break!
VESTRY MEETING: will be next Sunday, June 2nd. Watch your email for meeting preparation materials.
COMMITTEE FOR GROWTH AND FUN: First meeting will be on Tuesday, May 28th, at 10:30 am at the home of Berwyn Jones.
SMOC COMMITTEE ON THE ARTS — NEW PROJECT: You’re invited to join the St. Mark’s Committee on the Arts. In June, we will start a new project, involving a decoration plan for the newly spruced-up Lady Julian Chapel. Please contact Peg Sheldrick for more information
GENERAL OUTREACH FUND DONATIONS will be collected NEXT WEEK. Your generous gifts have totaled $1738.43 so far this year. These funds are divided equally between the Gathering Place, People’s City Mission, St. Monica’s Home and Diocesan Missionary Fund. Please prayerfully remember these ministries in your first Sunday giving. This second offering does not contribute to the parish budget, the Pantry or the Rector’s Discretionary Fund. Our current largest food pantry needs are for: SPAM, chili, canned pasta (spaghettios, etc), tuna, juice, individual instant oatmeals, jello, mixed fruits, individual desserts (cookies, cakes), vegetable beef soup.
Help needed for NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT booth! To partially fulfill our parish’s adopted campus ministry goals, St. Mark’s on the Campus will again have a welcoming booth at UNL’s New Student Enrollment dates of: June 10-15, 17-21, 25-29, and July 1-3, 8-12.. Please note that we have NSE on two Saturdays in June (15th and 29th). Representatives need to be present from 7:15 – 8:00 a.m. on every NSE day. Information will be displayed from 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. A sign up sheet is available on the office door for those interested in participating. Help support this parish ministry by volunteering to staff the booth with a smile and a friendly greeting on one or more days. We also need volunteers to put together the “pen cards” any time from now until the start of the event.
BIG RED WELCOME is not until August 25th, but the planning has begun. Bishop J. Scott Barker will be visiting SMOC for morning worship, and then participating in BRW with us. We will be ordering t-shirts for our volunteers, so please use the sign up sheet on the office door to volunteer and provide your t-shirt size!
A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY: On Sat, June 15th, there is a unique opportunity for you to help replace toilets in three of our restrooms. This is being done to continue the upgrading of our building to meet ADA standards and to replace old and very tired toilets. We will start at 9 AM and could use persons with plumbing skill, upper body strength and suppliers of goodies for the first two categories. If you can’t come to help, you could donate funding – just mark the donation “toilet fund”. Questions? Contact Mark Musick or Bob Kuzelka.
St. Mark’s Calendar Of Activities
|Sun, May 26th||8:30 & 10:30 a.m.||Holy Eucharist|
|9:30 a.m.||Christian Formation|
|Mon, May 27th||Memorial Day||Office Closed|
|Tue, May 28th||10:30 a.m.||Growth and Fun Committee|
|12:30 p.m.||Holy Eucharist|
|Sun, June 2nd||8:30 & 10:30 a.m.||Holy Eucharist|
|Outreach Sunday||12:15 p.m.||Vestry Meeting|
Upcoming Diocesan Events
For more information about any of these events, or to register for the “Ministry Memo”, please go to the Diocesan website at http://www.episcopal-ne.org/
June 6 – 9 Cowboy Camino – High School Youth Walk the Cowboy Camino Trail in Nebraska. http://cowboycamino.episcopal-ne.org/index.html
June 16 – 21 Youth Outreach and Mission Trip to Rosebud Reservation – http://youthoutreach.episcopal-ne.org/index.html
July 22 – 26 in Cozad, NE at Camp Comeca – The 2013 Camp for Youth. http://campcomeca.episcopal-ne.org/index.html
October 18 – 20: Mark your calendars, registration opens soon! The 146th Annual Council will be in Omaha at the Doubletree Hotel Convention Center.