January 2023


Dear Ones,
I write as 2022 comes to a close.  Soon 2023 will be upon us.  A new year, ripe with possibilities.

St. Mark’s Vestry voted at the December meeting to switch to ONE worship service on Sunday.  This enables us to all worship together as one.  Starting on Sunday, 1 January worship will be at 9 a.m. only until the Spring.  The Vestry will consider how this is working and your feedback to see if any further change is needed.

We are very saddened by the retirements of both Cindi Ferranti and Kathy Lasicki.  Mrs. Music enriched St. Mark’s 10 a.m. service with her gift of music for almost thirty years.  Kathy has been a fixture in St. Mark’s office for many years with her gifts of humor and dedication.  We honored Cindi in December.  We’ll take time in January (TBD) to celebrate Kathy.  We wish them both well!

Faithfully Yours,


“Dear Lord, please give me a few friends who understand me and remain my friends; a work to do which has real value, without which the world would be poorer; a mind unafraid to travel, even though the trail be not blazed; an understanding heart; a sense of humor; time for quiet, silent meditation; a feeling for the presence of God; the patience to wait for the coming of these things, with wisdom to recognize them when they come.”                                        ~~ W.R. Hunt

St. Mark’s youth and friends are invited to join us on Sunday, 8 January for food and fellowship at a movie night.  We’ll gather in the Lounge at 4p to watch “BUZZ LIGHTYEAR.”  Bring your favorite snack to share.  Water and soda will be provided. 

Bible Study is back!  Join us on Wednesdays at 7p via Zoom.  We will look at important Hebrew Bible stories.  Here is the Zoom link:
Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 874 4969 7803
Passcode: 099721

Ladies Brunch Bunch 

Tuesday January 10th, at 8:30am. 
Join us at St. Mark's undercroft for food & fellowship!  Please RSVP to Dawn or sign up on the bulletin board. 


St. Mark’s Annual Meeting and Election

Join us here at St. Mark’s for the our Annual Meeting and Election.  We’ll hear highlights of our life and ministry together in 2022.  We’ll also dream about what God might have in store for us in 2023.  New members will be elected to the Vestry as well.

The Annual Meeting and Election will take place in the Undercroft following Sunday worship on 22 January.  Please bring a brunch dish to pass.  Coffee, tea, and water will be provided.  There will be a Zoom link for those who wish to join us remotely.

A HUGE thank you to everyone who sponsored a poinsettia so our altar looked festive for Christmas.  It was a big success! 

Thank you too for those who donated to the toy drive for Project Concern.  We collected over 40 new or gently used toys so children in our community received gifts too. 
Coffee Hour is back!!  Please be sure to sign up to host.  Just bring some sweets or other treats and leave them on the table in the undercroft.  Coffee, hot water, and bottled water are always available.  Easy Peasy!! 
Dawn-Victoria is now blogging!!  You can catch her blog at  A new blog comes out about every other week.  She covers a wide range of subjects including Episcopal trivia, liturgical matters, and general musings about church life.  Sign up and follow her today!  Feel free to suggest a topic for her to cover.
Video Volunteers Needed!
We are still looking for people to record Sunday Service.  We stream to FB and YouTube and need people to fill in on Sunday morning.  We will train you on using the cameras and iPad to record.  It's as easy as turning on the cameras and hitting the record button.  
Please email your desire to serve to to volunteer.
January Birthdays

1/1          Katie Henry
1/2          Mark Tymeson
1/4          Theresa Brom
1/6          Sue Surgent
1/6          Loretta Place
1/8          Melissa Andrews
1/9          Garret Lenga
1/9          Heather Bodine
1/9          Tony Guzenski
1/12        Peggy Knox
1/13        Christopher Samsel
1/16        Sandra Whittaker
1/17        Mark Phelps

1/17       Val Young
1/17       Elizabeth Jacobs
1/19       Jacob Gagnon
1/21       David Rowley
1/22       Carl Wright
1/23       Carole Cirmo
1/26       Diane Pierson
1/26       Tracey Yuhasse
1/26       Tyler Lenga
1/30       Bill Black
1/31       Sandy MacDuffee
1/31       Joe Weiss                 

January Anniversaries
1/4/14                       Tyler & Alanna Lenga
1/14/17                    Lisa & Kristen Ericksen-Hrehor

St. Mark's Calendar

 1 Jan     Sun          Holy Eucharist - 9am
 3 Jan      Tues        Compline with Rev. Dawn-Victoria (FB) 8pm
 4 Jan      Wed         Bible Study - 7pm online - Zoom
 5 Jan      Thurs       Compline with Deacon Dorothy (Zoom) 8pm
 8 Jan     Sun          Holy Eucharist - 9am
                                Youth Movie Night - 4-6pm - Buzz LightYear 
10 Jan    Tues         Ladies Brunch Bunch 8:30am
10 Jan     Tues        Compline with Rev. Dawn-Victoria (FB) 8pm
11 Jan     Wed         Bible Study - 7pm online Zoom     
12 Jan     Thurs       Compline with Deacon Dorothy (Zoom) 8pm
15 Jan     Sun         Holy Eucharist - 9am
17 Jan     Tues        Compline with Rev. Dawn-Victoria (FB) 8pm
18 Jan     Wed         Bible Study - 7pm online Zoom
19 Jan     Thurs       Compline with Deacon Dorothy (Zoom) 8pm
22 Jan     Sun          Holy Eucharist - 9am
                                 Annual Meeting in the undercroft after the                                         service (also on Zoom)
24 Jan    Tues          Compline with Rev. Dawn-Victoria (FB) 8pm
25 Jan    Wed           Bible Study - 7pm online Zoom     
26 Jan     Thurs        Compline with Deacon Dorothy (Zoom) 8pm
29 Jan     Sun           Holy Eucharist - 9am
31 Jan     Tues          Compline with Rev. Dawn-Victoria (FB) 8pm
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