Places to be, things to do

COMMISSIONING OF TEACHERS:  The annual commissioning of the Sunday School Teachers will be THIS Sunday, September 25 at the 10:30am service.


THANK YOU to Steve, Tibby and Will Day for hosting coffee hour THIS week, Sunday, September 25 and to Sandy Bultman and Joy Brown NEXT week, Sunday, October 2, immediately following worship in the Community Room.


CLERGY DISCRETIONARY FUND COLLECTION SUNDAY: On the fourth Sunday of each month the congregation is asked to make a special gift for the Clergy Discretionary Fund. Note: on the 4th Sunday undesignated funds (checks and cash not pledged or otherwise assigned) are directed to the CDF. 


VESTRY MEETING: The vestry will hold their regular meeting at 7:15pm in-person, on Wednesday, September 28.


ANIMAL BLESSING:  On Sunday, October 2, St. Mark’s will hold the Blessing of the Animals at the 10:30am service. Dogs must be on a leash and cats and other small animals must remain in a carrier or cage.


ANNUAL DINNER AT VALLEY VINEYARDS:  It’s that time of year once again to dine together in style at the vineyard on Saturday, October 8 at 5pm. To register call the Vineyard directly at 513-899-2485 by Thursday, October 6.  There’s a

sign-up sheet in church lobby with the menus – please sign up on the sheet so we know how many are attending AND call the vineyard to register. The contact person for this event is Tony Rubino.


CALL FOR HOMEMADE KAIROS COOKIES: The cookie collection bags with instructions will be available in September in preparation for the collection dates of Sunday-Tuesday, October 9-11. Kairos is an international prison ministry. Once a year, locally, a special weekend is held in the prison, led by lay ministers, in which the cookies play a significant role. St. Mark’s has been participating in this missional work for many years and all are invited to bake and pray for the men, women and youth who are incarcerated and those who minister to them.