Young’s Dairy Outing!
This Sunday, July 10

Food, ice cream,
mini-golf, and
(of course) COWS! 


It’s Time For a New

We have contracted with Lifetouch Studios to create a pictorial directory!

You can sign up after church, OR you can sign up online at


You can also call the church office, and we will be glad to schedule your portrait session.

Pictures will be taken on
Wednesday, July 6 from 3pm-9pm
and Thursday, July 7 from 4pm-8pm.

For every family session, Lifetouch will donate $1 to a food pantry of our choice.

If you bring canned goods to your portrait session,
Lifetouch will give you a $5 coupon towards any portraits you order.

This program includes a free directory for every family, and
your choice of a free 8×10 portrait, OR 9 wallets, OR $20 off any portrait purchase!

We want EVERYONE to
participate in our new directory!


Prayer List

We will update the list of family and friends within the next few weeks, so if you would like to keep someone on the list, please let Katherine know by June 26. 



To benefit CARE House, 
our community’s advocacy center
for child victims of abuse and neglect.


WHEN: Friday, June 24, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Brixx Ice Company, 
500 E. First Street, Dayton

Pre-Registration: $20 by June 17
(includes t-shirt and party),
Late Registration: $25 
(includes t-shirt while supplies last, and party). 
Team Registration: $55 
(includes 3 t-shirts and party).

Sign up on the bulletin board
across from the Office. 



St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Summer Camp

Grades 1-6
based on
The Chronicles of Narnia
June 13-17
9am – 3pm
$25 per child

To register, or for more information
or contact Sharon at 293-1154 or



…is a statewide program administered by the County Auditor that offers senior citizen homeowners a reduction on their real property taxes. The only catch is that new applicants must apply with the Auditor’s Office before the 1st Monday in June (June 6, 2011). More information is available at 225-4341 or


Sunday School 
Teacher Recognition
Ice Cream Social!

Today, June 5, 2011

C’mon outside and help celebrate
the end of the 
Sunday School year!

Join us for ice cream and games
in the courtyard right after 
the service.

We’ll have lots of bubbles, 
water balloons, and a tug-o-war 
the students vs. the teachers.
(and maybe a re-match with
the Vestry!)


St. Mark’s Adult Forum Easter 2011

Throughout the month of May, we will explore the scripture readings for each Sunday: readings which speak of the new life of the resurrection.

Wednesday sessions take place from 11:00 until 11:45; and Sunday sessions, from 9:30 until 10:10. All of them are in the Lounge. While we will meet each Wednesday, we will not gather on Sunday, May 15, as we will be at St. Margaret’s.


Nursery Dedication
June 5

Thanks to Mary-Anna
and Gary Welch, 
our beautifully renovated
Nursery is ready for use!
Fr. Mike will dedicate it 
right after the service next Sunday. 


Combined Services
with St. Margaret’s
This Sunday, May 15
at 10:30am, 
we will join St. Margaret’s at 
5301 Free Pike in Trotwood.

To get to St. Margaret’s, take U.S. 35 west 13.5 miles from Woodman Drive. (When you pass W. Third St., the highway changes names from “U.S. 35” to “State Route 49” — just stay on the highway.) St. Margaret’s is located at the corner of St. Rt. 49 and Free Pike. Turn right on Free Pike, then left into their parking lot.


Flower Sunday
May 8

Everyone is invited to bring a flower to church. During the service, all will be invited to bring their flower forward and, with the help of our acolyte, will place the flowers into the holes in our large wooden cross. That cross will gradually burst forth in life, as a beautiful sign of our resurrection in Christ.

We will also use this service as an opportunity to take a PARISH PORTRAIT. So come dressed in your best
and be a part of our St. Mark’s Family picture!


St. Mark’s Adult Forum

This year’s gospel readings for Lent include four marvelous stories that the church has, for centuries, considered to be ideal narratives for reflection on baptism and on our new life in Christ.

On five successive Wednesdays, (beginning March 16) and Sundays (beginning March 20), Mike Kreutzer will lead us in exploring these narratives, all from the gospel according to John, along with John’s unique approach to the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection.

Wednesday sessions are from 11:00 — 11:50 a.m. in the lounge. Sunday sessions are from 9:30 — 10:10 a.m. in the Conference Room.


National Rebuilding Day

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Rebuilding Together Dayton is the only organization in the Miami Valley dedicated to rehabbing occupied homes for low-income homeowners at no cost. As a Dayton Deanery, we have signed up to rehab 731 Whitmore Ave; projects include a making a bathroom handicap accessible, ceiling and kitchen sink repair, painting and landscaping. 
Don’t be concerned about your skill level; there will be plenty of jobs for everyone, and lunch is provided. Mike Whittington (CEC Dayton) will manage the house rehab projects; Tom Schaefer (CEC Dayton) is the volunteer coordinator.

Please sign up by 3 April 2011. You should also go online and signup as a volunteer and sign the liability waiver on the RTD website at:




April 21: Maundy Thursday, 7:00pm 
April 22: Good Friday, 12:00pm @ St. Mark’s
April 23: Easter Vigil, 7:30pm @ St. Mark’s 
April 24: Easter Sunday, 10:30am @ St. Mark’s
…With a visit from the Easter Bunny!


National Rebuilding Day
Saturday, April 30, 2011

Rebuilding Together Dayton is dedicated to rehabbing occupied homes for low-income homeowners at no cost. The Dayton Deanery has signed up to rehab 731 Whitmore Ave; projects include a making a bathroom handicap accessible, ceiling and kitchen sink repair, painting and landscaping. 
Please sign up to help TODAY! Don’t be concerned about your skill level; there will be plenty of jobs for everyone, and lunch is provided. Mike Whittington will manage the house rehab projects; Tom Schaefer is the volunteer coordinator. 
Please go online and sign up as a volunteer; sign the liability waiver on the RTD website at:



2011 Spring Sparkle Day
Saturday, April 16
9am — Noon

Many thanks to all those who helped make our church and grounds “sparkle” for the Easter Season!


Dayton Deanery Lenten Series

Episcopal churches are reaching out in extraordinary ways to serve the poor in our midst. This Lent, join us to reflect on how we can offer hope in the midst of despair.

We will hear stories about those who are wresting with poverty and about how the church is responding . We will reflect on Scripture and ask what our faith teaches about the poor.

We will pray together as we listen to how God is inviting us to deepen our commitment to ministry in the Miami Valley.

The Lenten Series will be held on five Tuesday nights during Lent. The program will begin with prayer and a simple soup supper from 6:00 – 6:45 pm. The study program including speakers and small group discussions will be from 6:45 – 8:00 pm.

We invite you to join us on 
this special Lenten pilgrimage!

March 15: Christ Church Dayton
March 22: St. Mark’s
March 29: St. Christopher’s
April 5: St. George’s
April 12: St. Paul’s


Good Samaritan Fund of 
Canterbury Court

Good Samaritan Fund of 
Canterbury Court
A special offering for
the Canterbury Court 
will be collected by the parishes 
of the Dayton Deanery 
during the worship services today (April 3).
These offerings will be combined and 
submitted to Canterbury Court
on behalf of the Dayton Deanery. 
Your contribution to this worthy cause 
would be greatly appreciated.



Thanks to your generosity, 
we are sending $171.36 
to St. Paul’s Food Pantry!


ABITIBI Recycling

Many thanks to everyone who uses the ABITIBI paper recycling box in the parking lot. This month we received a check for $22.49, for our 3191 lbs of paper! More importantly, we saved 4.99 cubic yards of landfill space.

so…DO put in
Newspaper and Inserts
Office/School papers 

But please DON’T put in
Food boxes, fiberboard or chipboard.
Textbooks or hard cover books.
Phone Books


Pancake Supper…

Thanks to everyone who set up, cleaned up, cooked, and ATE last Tuesday! We raised $156.00, and our younger parishioners (with the help of Judy Rudd) will decide where to send the money.


Lenten Recital

Where: St. Margaret’s Church
When: Sunday, March 20 4:00 PM
Cost: Free Will Offering

Marilyn Baumgartner Organ/Piano
The Rev. Pamela Gaylor Violin
Valerie Jackson Flute
Jill-Ann Bryant Voice/Piano



If we find it necessary to cancel church services
due to the weather, we will provide the information:

>> on the church’s answering system (256-1082)

>> on WDTN TV 

>> on all Clear Channel Radio stations in the area: WLQT, WTUE, WMMX, WXEG, WDKF, WDSJ and WONE.

>> on WHIO TV’s web site (www.whiotv.com

Even if you can’t be here, 
you can still share in
the Sunday celebration!

Our webmaster, Dave Reuter, posts on our web site each week the scripture readings for the Sunday, the homily and the announcements. Also, if you would like some music to accompany your private worship time, you can visit http://www.cyberhymnal.org which allows you to choose, listen to, and learn about over 5400 hymns!



Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday, March 13!
Remember that when we
“spring forward” and “fall back”,
we take up a special donation for 
the Food Pantry at St. Paul’s UMC.
So as you change your clocks, 
please bring in your change 
(or checks, or folding money!)
and place it in the specially marked baskets
at the front and rear of the sanctuary.
Everything from
pennies to $100.00 bills are welcome!


It’s KAIROS Cookie time again!

This Sunday!

For several years, St. Mark’s has supported the work of the Kairos Prison Ministry by providing many dozens of cookies for the Rev. George Brewer, the Pastor of Eastmont UMC, to take to Lebanon Correctional Institution (LeCI) for Kairos weekends. The next Kairos weekend at LCI will take place on March 17-20. Cookies need to be turned in on Sunday, March 13 or no later than Tuesday, March 15. Bags and instructions for the cookies will be available in the church office or on the Ushers Table. Thank you for your generosity in supporting this life changing ministry.



When: This Tuesday, March 8
5:00pm — 6:30pm
Cost: $3/person or

Finish the Epiphany Season 
and begin Lent 
with this traditional event 
hosted by the youth of St. Mark’s!


The Real Patch Adams
“The Joy of Caring”


During the Holy Land Trip…

While many of our church leadership are visiting the Holy Land February 16 – 26, the church will be left in the care of continuing Vestry members Joyce Probst-MacAlpine, Rob Reuter, and Katherine Wagner. For day-to-day business, please contact the Church Office.
The Rev. Ruth Paulus will handle all pastoral care issues, and can be reached through the Office. The Rev. Dave Cottrill will preside at Holy Eucharist on both Sundays, Feb. 20 & 27.

There will be no Sunday School for the “Middlers”, grades 4-8, on Feb. 20 & 27. That class will resume on Sunday, Mar. 6 at 9:45am.


St. Mark’s 58th 
Annual Parish Meeting


January 30, 2011

9:30am — Holy Eucharist
11:00am — Annual Meeting
12:00pm — Lunch

Note special service time!

There is a sign-up sheet on 
the bulletin board across 
from the Office; 
Please bring food to share at lunch.

Thank you!


The Church Office will be closed
in observance of the 
Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday



Friday, Dec. 24: 
7:30 PM Holy Eucharist 

Sunday, Dec. 26:
10:30 AM Holy Eucharist with celebration of Christmas Music 

Sunday, Jan. 2:
10:30 AM Holy Eucharist with
Christmas Pageant



Join us when St. Mark’s 
celebrates the holidays 
with our annual 
Christmas/Epiphany Pageant!
Sunday, January 2, 2011

If your child would like to participate,
let us know!
We have roles for angels, shepherds,
sheep, magi, readers, and singers.
We will have only ONE REHEARSAL;
Saturday, January 1 at 11:00am
For information, contact
Katherine Wagner at the Office or
via e-mail:  ktvzw@aol.com.