Friday, July 8, 2016

July, 2016 Newsletter

St. Mark's News - July, 2016
Vic Horvath, editor

Summertime, and the living is easy…….Ah, those words from Porgy and Bess sum up this season so well!   This is a quick newsletter, coming first and foremost to bring blessings to your vacations, family gatherings, travels, visits, picnics, days at the beach, mornings on the golf course, evenings viewing fireworks, camping trips, fishing trips……   Wherever you go,  even if it is just out on the porch, may you be blessed with a renewed sense of God’s goodness in your life and the lives of those around you! 

Now, some important announcements:

Vic Horvath, our Assisting Priest, will celebrate and preach while she is away (but see below re July 17) and be available for pastoral care.  To reach Vic or Carla Kangas, our Senior Warden, please call the parish office at 802 885 2723.  

Due to a long standing prior commitment Vic can’t be with us for the 9:30 service this day. If you can’t make the 7:30 you may want to explore what it is like to worship at one of our neighboring Episcopal parishes, or another church in town. 

CAMEO BAROQUE CONCERT – Sunday, July 24 at 4 PM
This is the first in a series of concerts, bringing a variety of music to Springfield at no cost other than a free will offering.  All offerings at this concert go to support the Springfield Family Center.  Future concerts will bring some toe-tappin’ music as well as more classical forms. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  The Family Center needs volunteers to help with their daily lunch program for children in the area.  Volunteers would drive to Chester to pick up sandwiches, and then bring them back to Springfield.  It is not a big time commitment, (8:30 – 9:45+/-) but certainly helps school kids get a healthy lunch.  If you can help, please call the Family Center directly at 802 885 3646 ext. 209.   (and let them know you come from St. Mark’s!)