November 2022


Dear Ones,

You should have received a 2023 Pledge Card recently.  Please let us know if you have not received yours and we will make sure to get a card to you. 

We will gather our 2023 Commitment cards on Sunday, 6 November.  We’ll present our completed cards as part of the Offering and ask God’s blessings upon them  If you are unable to be with us on the 6th, you may send your cards to the church post office box or bring them in during office hours.

As you and I prepare to fill out our cards, I offer the following Scriptures as we reflect upon giving of our time, talent, and treasure to St. Mark’s:

All things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee. 1 Chronicles 29:14 (KJV)
They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper. Psalm 1:3
Commit your work to the LORD and your plans will be established. Proverbs 16:3
But those who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven. Matthew 6:19-20a
Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock. Matthew 7:24-25
For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life? Matthew 16:26
Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put back into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back. Luke 6:38

Faithfully Yours,


Emergency Planning & Safety Preparation for Churches

November 2, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
St. Mark's Church (Chenango Bridge) 728 River Road, Chenango Bridge, NY

We take seriously our call to safeguard all of God's people. This fall, four diocesan Emergency Planning and Safety Preparation workshops will offer models of best practices for emergency planning and safety (including active shooter best practices) to parishes and other diocesan institutions.

If you'd like to attend, please contact Rev. Dawn or Kathy at 607-648-4400

Daylight Saving Time ends, Sunday November 6, 2022.  Please be sure to set your clocks BACK one hour before going to bet on Saturday.  
The 154th Convention of the Diocese of Central New York meets Friday and Saturday, 11-12 November.  The Friday evening session will be Zoom only and include the business portion of Convention.  We’ll consider a number of resolutions and elect new members to several committees.
On Saturday, we can gather in small groups at several locations across the Diocese.  Those who desire can also join via Zoom from their homes, offices, etc.  Jeff Jacobs, St. Mark’s delegate to Convention, and Dawn-Victoria will join the gathering at Christ Church/Binghamton on the 12th.  Saturday includes some fellowship and development opportunities.


Ladies Brunch Bunch 
Tuesday November 15, at 8:30am 
Join us at BATCH Coffee on Route 12A

Check out their website using the link below:

Join us here at St. Mark’s for the Chenango Area Community Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, 20 November at 5pm.  Members of the Chenango Clergy Association will lead our community in prayers, readings, and a sermon as we give thanks to God
**Note: St.Mark’s will NOT have a Thanksgiving day service on Thursday, 24 November.


All are welcome to join us as we get our hearts
and minds ready for Christmas. We’ll get a jump
start by beginning on Wednesday, 9 November at
7pm. The Advent study is by Zoom only due to
the early darkness and chancy weather we can
have here.

We are using Adam Hamilton’s The Journey
series. Hamilton is the Senior Pastor of The
United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in
Leawood, Kansas. The Journey includes short
videos filmed in the Holy Land and discussion.

Please let Dawn-Victoria know if you’d like to participate so she can send you the Zoom link. The link will also be published in the bulletin and on Realm. There is a companion book available for those who may want to dig deeper, however it is not necessary for participation.

A Prayer for My Church

My Church is composed of people like me.
I help make it what it is.
It will be friendly if I am.
Its pews will be filled, if I help fill them.
It will do great work, if I work.
It will make generous gifts to many causes,
if I am a generous giver.
It will bring other people
into its worship and fellowship,
if I invite and bring them.
It will be a church of loyalty and love,
of fearlessness and faith,
and a church with a noble spirit,
if I, who make it what it is,
am filled with these same things.
Therefore, with the help of God,
I shall dedicated myself
to the task of being all the things
that I want my church to be.

Directory Updates

Has your address, phone or email changed?  We're preparing to update the St. Mark's Directory and there have been many changes this year.  Please submit any new info............or if you're unsure......send us your info anyway.  If you'd like your information removed from the directory, let us know that as well.  Please send us your updates by November 6th.  
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.
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!!  
Please Donate to Altar Guild

Prices for flowers has gone up (along with everything else).  Please consider donating to the Altar Guild to help them with this expense.  You can also submit a form to dedicate flowers to loved ones past and present.  Forms are located on the bulletin board.  
Volunteers to Video

We are still looking for people to record Sunday Services.  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 contact Kathy at 607-648-4400 or to volunteer.

Dawn-Victoria's New Address:

I moved into a townhouse in Legacy Bay in September. 

My new address is:

The Rev. Dawn-Victoria Mitchell
1 Ely Park Blvd.
Binghamton, NY 13905


In Broome County, NY Community Level is HIGH as of 10/31/2022.  

St. Mark's Calendar

1 Nov     Tues                  Compline with Rev. Dawn-Victoria (FB) 8pm
2 Nov          Wed             Diocesan Safety Mtg--7pm @ St. Mark's
3 Nov          Thurs            Compline with Deacon Dorothy (Zoom) 8pm
6 Nov          Sun              Holy Eucharist - 8 & 10 -- All Saints Sunday
8 Nov          Tues             Compline with Rev. Dawn-Victoria (FB) 8pm
9 Nov           Wed             Bible Study - 7pm in the lounge & online
10 Nov        Thurs           Altar Guild Meeting -- 10am
10 Nov         Thurs           Compline with Deacon Dorothy (Zoom) 8pm
11 Nov         Fri               Veteran's Day
11-12 Nov    Fri & Sat     The 154th Convention of the Diocese of CNY

13 Nov     Sun                   Holy Eucharist - 8 & 10 
15 Nov    Tues                 Ladies Brunch Bunch 8:30am at BATCH Coffee
15 Nov     Tues                 Compline with Rev. Dawn-Victoria (FB) 8pm
16 Nov     Wed                 Bible Study - 7pm in the lounge & online     
17 Nov    Thurs                Compline with Deacon Dorothy (Zoom) 8pm
20 Nov     Sun                  Holy Eucharist - 8 & 10 am -- Vestry Meeting at 11am
20 Nov     Sun                 Community Thanksgiving Service -- 5pm
22 Nov     Tues                Compline with Rev. Dawn-Victoria (FB) 8pm
23 Nov     Wed                 Bible Study - 7pm in the lounge & online
24 Nov     Thurs              HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
24-28 Nov                        DVM+ on Vacation
24 Nov     Thurs               Compline with Deacon Dorothy (Zoom) 8pm
27 Nov     Sun                 Morning Prayer -- 9am
29 Nov    Tues                 Compline with Rev. Dawn-Victoria (FB) 8pm
30 Nov     Wed                 Bible Study - 7pm in the lounge & online

November Birthdays

11/1               Brian Blaise
11/4               Mandy Black
11/5               Joan Tymeson
11/6               Lorraine Allen
11/11             Rebecca Cooney
11/12             Aubrey Lenga
11/12             Robert Peterson
11/14             Linda Sharp
11/14             Oliver Blaise
11/15             Colleen Samsel

11/16             Andrew Pierce
11/17             Greg Fisher
11/17             Lillian Ruf
11/17             Brenda Castellucci
11/18             Madeline Stento
11/25             Ben Weiss
11/27             Jonah Beston
11/28             Susan Ashley-Pierce
11/30             Jenna Castellucci
11/30             Michael Van Kleeck
November Anniversaries

11/29/2008             Stephen & Marcia Valenti
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