Please attend the Roundtables  Do you remember the activity fair at school when you had the opportunity to visit tables to check out the various clubs and organizations you might want to join? St. Mark’s version of the activity fair this year will be roundtables on September 30 and October 7.  Come to the lounge after the 10:30 service and learn about existing ministries or discuss ideas for new ministries. Each session will begin with a brief introduction of each table and then two (or three) 10 minutes sessions for discussion and interaction. The Vestry will use feedback from the roundtables in considering the budget for 2019.

Connect with St. Mark’s!

October is LGBTQA+ History Month  UNL’s 16th Annual LGBTQA+ History Month Dinner Celebration: Everyday Heroes! will take place at The Cornhusker Hotel in the Grand Ballroom on Thursday, October 25th.  The keynote speaker will be Jose Villarrubia, artist and chair at the Maryland Institute College of Art who will speak on the history of gay comics. The River City Mixed Chorus, Omaha’s GLBTA chorus, will also perform. Doors open at 6:00 pm, with the program starting at 6:30 pm. There will be a Pre-Dinner Social, in the carpeted area directly outside of the Grand Ballroom from 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm with a cash bar and a light appetizers.

Brent and Jennifer Cejda hope to organize a half table (4 seats) or table (8 seats) from St. Mark’s to attend the event. Tickets for the dinner are $40. Donations are also sought for a St. Mark’s ad to appear in the program (cost for a half-page ad is $100). If you are interested in joining us at the banquet and/or donating for the ad—please contact Brent (402) 525-3352 or Jennifer (402) 525-3665 by September 24.

Our New Refugee Family: Most of you know we are collecting items to house two young families from the Ukraine: a family of 2, and a family of 7.  There is a bulletin board in the lounge with tags that tell what items are needed.  Please feel free to take a tag or two and bring items to the Undercroft.  However, if you have large items to share, please let Pippa know what those items are.  Large items will be picked up at the end of the month. 

The Bishop is coming Sunday the 16th of September and one of the great things about that is – A pot luck lunch following the service!

Here are suggestions for what food to bring to the potluck.  If your last name starts  with the letter:  U to Z:   Main Dish (meats, casseroles, etc.),    A to D: Salads / vegetables / fruits,     E to M:  Dessert,   N to T: Bread/Cheese