Lion's Roar                     June 2022

DV's Desk

Thank you, thank you, thank you to every one who participated in and attended St. Mark’s Renewal of Ministry.  May 10th was a very special day for the St. Mark’s family as we renewed our commitment to our baptismal callings and broke bread together.  Your presence was greatly appreciated, whether you joined us in person or remotely.  I am also grateful to those who provided for a lovely time of food and fellowship at the reception following the service.

  In her sermon, Bishop DeDe talked at length about the baptismal covenant.  The Covenant, on pages 304-305 in the Prayer Book, outlines how you and I are to be and act as followers of Jesus.  Bishop DeDe also acknowledged that these are tough times for the church.  There are those who do not see the value in attending church.  Others have been hurt by Christians who fail to act in love as Jesus did—-  and as Jesus calls His followers to do.

  The early Christian community were called “Little Christs.”  The term was went to be critical and demeaning.  Jesus’ followers, however, gladly adopted the term.  They saw the world’s rejection as proof that Jesus’ followers would be known by their love (see John  and  John 13:34-35, 1 John 3:23-24). 

  As modern Christians we gather, not because we are perfect and have all the answers.  We gather because we know we are in need of God’s love shown to us in Jesus.  We gather knowing as well that we need the love and support of a gathered community of fellow followers of Jesus.  Wherever the summer may take us, may you and I walk in love.  May we let God’s love shine in us and through us.  May you and I always seek to be Christ’s hands and heart in the world.


Faithfully Yours,


Chenango Bridge Garage Sales / June 4th

St. Mark’s is offering up its  parking lot  from 9am - 2pm on June 4th for any parishioner who would like to set up a stand for themselves to sell some of their goods.  You have to supply your own setup.  Talk to Theresa Brom if you are interested.  


Musicians Wanted

St. Mark’s wants you!  We are looking for musicians of all talent or ability level.  All instruments are welcome.  Please contact Dawn-Victoria if you would be willing to share your gifts. 

Ideas include:
  • Special music during the offertory, prelude or postlude in Sunday   Services                  
  • Sunday Chapel at Good Shepherd Fairview (Dawn-Victoria leads a 30 min. service on the fourth Sunday of each month.)                                
  • Occasional special mid-week services (ie. The Feast of St. Mark service)



St. Mark's First Ever Design a T-Shirt Contest!

Show your creativity!  Design an appropriate t-shirt for St. Markians to wear to church, ball games, BBQs, and around town.  Let's show the community our espirit de corps.  One submission per parishioner.  Deadline for submissions is June 10th.  The vestry will vote on June 12th.  Winner receives a free T-shirt and $25 Walmart gift card.  The goal is to have the t-shirts by July 31st for our trip to see the Rumble Ponies play.  


Miscellaneous Information 

First Sunday coffee hours are hosted by our youth confirmation class.  Please head down to the undercroft to say hello.  Donations collected go to Sacred Heart Ukrainian Church for Ukraine relief.
Ladies Fellowship Breakfast
Join us on Tuesday June 14th at 8:30am in the undercroft at St. Mark's for food and fellowship.  Kathy is cooking up eggs, sausage and fruit & yogurt and something sweet will be available as well.  Please sign up so we know how much food to buy.  
Adult Inquirers’ Class—-for those who wish to be confirmed or received by Bishop DeDe in the fall.  Please contact Rev. Dawn if you are interested. 
Clean out those closets and help out others!
St. Mark’s is collecting gently worn, used or new shoes, sandals, flip-flops, crocs, slippers, and boots. The donations will help raise funds for the Twin Tiers Honor Flights.  Supporting Funds2Orgs Group gives those in developing countries a path out of poverty.  See the information sheet near the donation box.  We'll continue to collect footwear through June.  


Faith & Family Day at the Rumble Ponies

Join us at Mirabito Stadium on July 31st at 1:05pm to watch the Rumble Ponies play the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.  Kathy will purchase a block of tickets so we can all cheer together.  Please sign up on the bulletin board at church or email Kathy at Please include your name and how many tickets you need.  Deadline for tickets is July 25th.  Payment due on the day of the game. 


Shoes, Shoes, and more Shoes!

Thank you to everyone who donated their footwear.  St. Mark's collected 68 pairs of shoes as of May 23rd!
The Twin-Tiers Honor Flight collects unwanted shoes to raise money to take veterans to Washington DC to see the military memorials.  They ship the shoes to a group that helps Third World individuals have entrepreneurial opportunities that get them out of poverty.  See www. to see how this works.  Keep the shoes coming--we're collecting through June.  We'll be collecting through June.  Thanks again for your contributions!!  

St. Mark's Gardening Gang is hard at work.  Thanks to the Blaise family, Janet Zapata, Jim Rosar and Dawn Moochler for their spring cleanup and planting efforts.  

A spruced up front entry courtesy of the Gardening Gang.  

Opportunities to Serve

*Prayer Shawl ministry
*Garden Crew
*Liturgical Ministers                   *Lectors  (readers)
*Acolytes                                   *Intercessors (leading the prayers)

If you are interested in joining those who assist us in worship, please contact Theresa Brom (607)743-7760 or  Training is available for those who are interested.

*Choir and Musicians

With the easing of COVID restrictions, we are excited to welcome back our choir and guest musicians.  Please be in touch Cindi Ferranti if you are interested (607)725-3886;

*Ministry Areas

The Vestry is looking to start up some of St. Mark’s Ministry Areas.  Here are the areas we are targeting:
Liturgy and Music Adult Formation
Youth Mission & Outreach
Sunday School Communications (web, newsletter, social media)
Stained Glass Fellowship
If you are interested in being a part of any of these key parts of St. Mark’s life and ministry, please speak with Dawn-Victoria or contact her at (607)221-0686 or  We hope to hold informational/start up meetings in May.


We livestream our 8a Sunday service and are looking for those who are interested in channeling their inner Steven Spielberg.  Training will be offered to budding directors.  Please let Dawn-Victoria or Kathy know if you are interested in helping to share St. Mark’s with those who watch us on line.



Do you have something you’d like to share with your St. Mark’s friends?  We’d love to help you share it through the Lion’s Roar!  

Send your artwork/photos, recipes, or stories to Kathy at by the 20th of each month.

June Birthdays

6/2/1963         Kristen Bertram
6/3/1964         Sandy Zanker-Nichols
6/5/1965         Stacey Gridley
6/8/1951         Karen George
6/8/1953         Michele Swartz
6/9/1931         Joan Kline
6/12/2008       James Deyo
6/13/2009       Abbey Meier
6/13/1951       Gary Henderson
6/14/2005       Shaylee Meier
6/18/1957       Laura Wright


6/18/1959       Dave Surgent
6/19/1975       Arden Meier
6/20/1956       Libby Graham
6/20/1955       Audrey O’Brien
6/23/1945       Edie Baker
6/25/1982       Ben Reid
6/27/1930       Dorothy Lasicki
6/28/2014       Andrew Bodine
6/28/1996       Daniel Gridley
6/30/2001       Joshua Black
6/30/1947       Mary Porteus


June Anniversaries

6/3/2017         Kathy & Jamie Micha
6/7/1975         David & Diane Pierson
6/9/2001         Arden & Kim Meier
6/10/2017       Mathew & Samantha Laine
6/14/1980       Mark & Susan Phelps
6/27/2015       Matt & Katie Henry
6/28/1975       Gary & Libby Graham
6/30                 Dave & Melissa Rowley

St. Mark's Calendar for June
2 June      Compline with Deacon Dorothy (Zoom) 8pm
5 June      Holy Eucharist - 8 & 10 am--Pentecost--Please wear red!
5 June      Youth Confirmation Class hosts coffee hour -- donations go to Ukraine Relief
5 June      Warden's meeting with DVM+  11am
7 June      Compline with Rev. Dawn-Victoria (FB) 8pm
9 June      Compline with Deacon Dorothy (Zoom) 8pm 
10 June    Deadline for T-Shirt Contest Submissions
12 June    Holy Eucharist - 8 & 10 am
12 June    Vestry Meeting 11am in the lounge
14 June    Ladies Fellowship Breakfast 8:30am in the undercroft
16 June    Compline with Deacon Dorothy (Zoom) 8pm
18 June    O'Brien/Barth Wedding 2pm
19 June     Holy Eucharist - 8 & 10 am
26 June     Youth Confirmation Class at 11 in the Lounge
21 June     Compline with Rev. Dawn-Victoria (FB) 8pm
23 June     Compline with Deacon Dorothy (Zoom) 8pm
26 June     Holy Eucharist - 8 & 10 am
28 June     Compline with Rev. Dawn-Victoria (FB) 8pm
30 June     Compline with Deacon Dorothy (Zoom) 8pm


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