Sermons now posted in audio MP3 format

As of October 15, 2017, our sermons are now available in audio format (MP3). We will endeavor to post the sermon each week within a few minutes after the services end. We hope you enjoy this new option for hearing Father Tyrone Fowlkes’ message each week.

See the Sermons page of this web site for more information.

If you have any questions or experience any problems, please contact our System Administrator:  sysadmin@stmarks-ral.org

Classes for Sunday, October 15, 2017

Democracy for Sale: A documentary

Part 2: In this documentary, Zach Galifianakis travels to his home state to investigate how North Carolina has become a bellwether for how the money of a few has come to dominate our democracy. Galifianakis investigates allegations that state government officials, put in power by moneyed interests, has carried out a program that only benefits its backers. Program initiatives which include Gerrymandering, passage of laws designed to roll back access to the ballot, and others will be covered.

At the conclusion of Part 2, Sara and Hugh Stohler will take questions and comments. This series will conclude this week.

 

Other Classes

Godly Play: classes for preschool through second grades and third through sixth grade Our children hear the stories of the Bible and of Christ’s ministry to our world. Parents and any adults who are interested are also invited.

Rite 13 and Journey to Adulthood: Youth programs at St. Mark’s focus on building relationships, seeking the holy and searching for answers to tough questions. We take seriously the need to deal with what is real for young people, to honor their questions, and to assure them that they are real people with real, valid, and authentic experiences. We use the Journey to Adulthood curriculum, a program that balances Bible study, prayer, and both serious and playful activities to nurture the whole person.

Classes for Sunday, October 8, 2017

Democracy for Sale: A documentary

Part 1: In this documentary, Zach Galifianakis travels to his home state to investigate how North Carolina has become a bellwether for how the money of a few has come to dominate our democracy. Galifianakis investigates allegations that state government officials, put in power by moneyed interests, has carried out a program that only benefits its backers. Program initiatives which include Gerrymandering, passage of laws designed to roll back access to the ballot, and others will be covered.

At the conclusion of Part 1, Sara and Hugh Stohler will take questions and comments. This series will conclude Sunday, October 15.

 

Other Classes

Godly Play: classes for preschool through second grades and third through sixth grade Our children hear the stories of the Bible and of Christ’s ministry to our world. Parents and any adults who are interested are also invited.

Rite 13 and Journey to Adulthood: Youth programs at St. Mark’s focus on building relationships, seeking the holy and searching for answers to tough questions. We take seriously the need to deal with what is real for young people, to honor their questions, and to assure them that they are real people with real, valid, and authentic experiences. We use the Journey to Adulthood curriculum, a program that balances Bible study, prayer, and both serious and playful activities to nurture the whole person.

Coffee with the Rector this Sunday

Our new Rector, the Rev. Tyrone Fowlkes, will be interviewed by Lauren Kirkpatrick. This will be an important way of learning more about our new priest as well as what observations and thoughts he is formulating as he settles into life here at St. Mark’s. Faith, culture and issues of social justice will be among the topics discussed.

Please join us at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, October 1, in the Community Life Center

New Hope Road Alliance yard/craft sale to benefit Wilder’s Grove youth center – Saturday, Oct 14, 7 am – 2 pm

St. Mark’s is proud to be part of a group of 5 congregations on New Hope Road which have united together with the common goal of serving our changing neighborhood. The Oct 14 yard/craft sale, hosted at St. Mark’s, is our first joint fundraising event. All proceeds will go to the Wilder’s Grove Youth Center.

Donations and volunteers are needed to make this ambitious effort a success!

Donation Drop-Off Times:

All Drop-offs go to the Ed Building at St. Mark’s.

Items which are new or like new are welcome. EXCEPT: sorry, no electronics.

Sunday Oct 8 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Monday Oct 9 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Oct 10 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 10:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday Oct 12 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday Oct 13 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Drop off bake sale items on Friday!

Volunteers needed: Wed, Oct 11, Thurs Oct 12 & Fri, Oct 13 for pricing and set-up

Volunteers needed: all day Sat Oct 14 selling, table attendants, clean-up, etc.

Sign up for your shift on sheets in the Centrum, or contact St. Mark’s captains Ellie Demeglio at edemeglio@hotmail.com , or call Van Trigili

Tom Vitaglione to be honored; all are invited to Oct. 18 event

North Carolina Child invites you to A Better World for Children: The Inaugural Tom V. Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 11:30 to 1:30 at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library.

Tom Vitaglione
Tom Vitaglione

We will celebrate the tremendous legacy of Tom Vitaglione, a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, whose life of service has profoundly improved the lives of generations of children in North Carolina.

For more than 40 years, Tom has pursued an unwavering vision of a better world for children in our state. And he has done so with unmatched integrity, humility, humor, and kindness. As a Senior Fellow at N.C. Child, Tom’s steadfast belief that North Carolinians can bridge our differences to do what is right by children inspires us all, and is at the core of N.C. Child’s own values and approach to child advocacy.

At the inaugural luncheon, nonprofit leaders, policymakers, the philanthropic community and child advocates will come together to honor Tom’s legacy, celebrate his unwavering vision of a better world for children, and affirm what Tom and N.C. Child believe: that North Carolinians can work together to do what is right for our children.

The registration fee is $38; go to https://ncchild.salsalabs.org/luncheonregistration/index.html to register.

Parish Area Care groups to meet

East of the Neuse (EONs) meets 1 pm Sunday, Sept. 24, in our Community Life Center.

Tenderlions meets 3 pm Sunday, Oct. 1, hosted by Lida and John Thoma, 5509 Sweetbriar Drive, Raleigh 27609. Email lthoma@nc.rr.com. Come join us for fellowship and great food.

RIBs (Residing Inside the Beltline) meets 1 pm Oct. 29 at the home of Richard Usanis and Ann Doster, at 818 Woodburn Road, Raleigh.

Parish Area Care groups meet in members’ homes for potluck meals and fellowship. They also offer assistance and solace to members in times of grief, illness or any other need.

Adult Education – Sunday, September 24, 2017

Kaye B. Ward - Program Asst. for Transition, Interfaith Prison Ministry
Kaye B. Ward – Program Asst. for Transition, Interfaith Prison Ministry

Kaye B. Ward, with the Program Asst. for Transition, Interfaith Prison Ministry, will speak to us Sunday, September 24.

In this final presentation of a 3-part series on prison ministry, Kaye Ward will speak with us about her journey and how the support of her mentors and sponsors helped her embark on a new life after serving nearly 4 years in prison. Kaye’s story is compelling and a good example of how St. Mark’s ministry to formerly incarcerated women can make a difference another person’s life.

Follow-up on Sept. 10 Adult education about the NC Center on Actual Innocence

Last Sunday, September 10,  Chris Mumma, executive director of the NC Center on Actual Innocence, gave an inspiring, factual, and provocative presentation on her work in exonerating prisoners who are innocent and have been imprisoned due to a miscarriage of justice.

As a follow-up to her presentation, Chris sent the following information on the legislation for which we can advocate:

http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions /2017/Bills/House/PDF/H216v3.pdf

Chris Mumma
Executive Director
N.C. Center on Actual Innocence

Adult Education – Sunday, September 17, 2017

Dennis Gaddy - Executive Director, Community Success Initiative
Dennis Gaddy – Executive Director, Community Success Initiative

In this 2nd of 3 Sunday morning offerings on prison ministries, Dennis Gaddy – Executive Director, Community Success Initiative, will speak to to the St. Mark’s adult class on Sunday, September 17, 2017.

The vision of Community Success Initiative (CSI) is to create communities where people discover their potential, set worthy goals for their lives, and take action in a positive way, with an emphasis on men and women who are transitioning from prison and jail, or who otherwise find themselves entangled in the criminal justice system. Dennis Gaddy, Executive Director, Community Success Initiative, will share the work of CSI, his own personal story, and how transformative a second chance can be in the life of an individual and their family.