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					                                                               November 2010

What’s Inside...
From the Warden’s Desk.......p. 2

A Word from the Interim….....p. 3

Parish News & Upcoming
        Events…………….…....p. 4

Parish Family Profile…………..p. 5

Search Update…………...……..p. 6

Photo Album………….……..…...p. 7

Monthly Calendar……….……..p. 8

Liturgical Participant
         Schedule…..…….…...p. 9

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  nouncements and/or articles
 for The Messenger are always
welcome for consideration. We
invite your contributions by the
 10th day of the month prior to
   We’d love to hear from you!

                                    Sunday, November 7th at 9:00am.
                                       Refreshments will follow.
                                       We’ll walk rain or shine!!
     FROM THE WARDEN ‘S DESK                                             by David Quinones, Sr. Warden

    “Aw, youth is wasted on                   some bad decisions that led her into         spring, we received a call from Josh
    the wrong people!” is a                   DYS. Whenever she was released               asking if we‟d help fund a mission trip
    line from one of my                       from lock-up, she would fall back to         for Peter. This would be no ordinary
    favorite movies, “It‟s a                  her old ways because there was no            trip. He was planning to spend a year
    Wonderful Life”. When                     safety net for her. Without a nurturing      bringing people to Christ in a country
    I look back to my                         family, she began to depend on her           where it‟s illegal to share the faith. If
    younger years, I wonder how I would       “street family” for identity and sup-        he were to be discovered by govern-
    have done things differently had I had    port. Time and time again she would          ment officials, he would be impris-
    the benefit of wisdom that often          find herself back in DYS within weeks        oned and perhaps killed. Peter has
    comes with age. At times, I wonder        of being released. When she turned           no anxiety or worries about his safety,
    where I‟d be in my journey with Christ    18, she began to attend a Bible study        for he knows that God will supply all
    if I knew then what I know now.           led by Hanne Larson from Straight            his needs. He‟s put his complete faith
    Over the past year, I have been           Ahead Ministries. With the love and          in our Lord and Savior. We recently
    blessed with the opportunity to get to    support of Hanne, Nicole accepted            received an update from Peter. He„s
    know two young adults whose spiri-        Christ as her Lord and Savior. When          been in the country for a few months
    tual wisdom is far beyond their years.    she accepted Christ, she began to feel       and is sharing the Good News with
    Their lives have been transformed         the freeing power of God‟s uncondi-          people who have never heard the
    through the redemptive power of           tional love. She recently said that her      Gospel. Thanks be to God, he is safe
    Christ‟s death and resurrection. By       past life had to die before her new life     and bringing people to Christ.
    fully accepting Christ as their Lord      could begin. To the glory of God,            Please keep Nicole and Peter in your
    and Savior, they have committed their     she‟s been born again! Since coming          prayers. I hope that you are inspired
    lives to serving God. They have sur-      to Christ, her life has been trans-          by their stories and, like me, use
    rendered themselves to God by put-        formed. She‟s been out of lock-up for        these stories to strengthen your own
    ting their complete trust in Him. I‟ve    nearly a year. She has been called to        walk with Christ.
    learned so much from these two            become a youth minister. Currently
                                              ministering to girls in an orphanage in      As always, feel free to call me at (508)
    Christians who are close to 30 years                                                   429-4937 or send me an email at
    (yikes!) younger than I am. I‟d like to   Haiti, she‟ll soon be returning to the
                                              States to begin a yearlong program  with any questions
    share with you their stories.                                                          or comments.
                                              that will prepare her for a life of Chris-
    Nicole is 20 years old and from Bos-      tian ministry.                               Your Brother in Christ,
    ton. Between the ages of 13 and 19,
    she spent most of her life in DYS lock-   Peter is a friend of our son, Josh. Pe-
                                              ter graduated from UNC – Chapel Hill                     David Quinones
    up. Adopted at a young age, Nicole‟s
    family life was dysfunctional. She        in May, 2010. While at UNC, he was a
    lived in an environment that at times     leader of a Christian campus ministry
    was abusive. Over time, she made          where he mentored fellow college stu-
                                              dents, including Josh. This past

    At their September meeting the Vestry:
        Received updates from Steve Taylor on repairs to the Rectory as well as on the Rector Search.
        Made the decision to hold Stewardship Sunday in November during this interim period.
        Discussed plans for two parish-wide “thank you” events in preparation for Fr. Ken‟s departure at the end of the year.
        Regretfully accepted Kevin Dunn‟s resignation as Treasurer. The Sr. Warden will handle any transition work until a
        new Treasurer is found.

                     Laurie Sullivan and Sue Pearl for teaching this year‟s First Communion class.
                     Steve Nelson for coordinating the James Denman Memorial St. Mark‟s Golf Tournament.

 A WORD FROM THE INTERIM                                        by Fr. Ken Wolfe

  I lift up my eyes to the hills; from where is my help to    This November appears also to be a time of harvest in our
   come? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of            search process at St. Mark’s. After all the hard work, all
             heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1&2                  the prayer, travel, due diligence and discernment by our
                                                              Search Committee over many months - the committee is
                                                              close to bringing a final candidate for our new rector to the
One of the true blessings of living in New England is to      Vestry. Pray diligently for the clear and unambiguous
witness the colorful display of the fall foliage each Octo-   leading of the Holy Spirit as we seek God’s provision of
ber. It’s the sugar maples with their bright red-tinged or-   our next pastoral leader.
ange foliage that steal the show. A friend once told me       On Sunday, November 7th, we will celebrate All Saints’
that God is like the color orange.                            Sunday. We will remember with thankfulness those
“Orange has no rhyming word in the English language,”         Christians who have gone on to the larger life in Christ
she said, “so the word is unique, just as God is              before us. We will remember the saints of God: those who
unique. Orange is made up of two colors, red and yel-         are well known to us in the history of the Christian Faith,
low. Red stands for the fire of the Holy Spirit and yellow    those who have directly blessed our lives, those for whom
for the light of Christ. These two colors come together       St. Mark’s was their spiritual home, and those who are
and form a third color. So, orange is a mystery like the      known only to God. We will once again observe All
mystery of our God revealed in the three persons of the       Saints’ Sunday with our traditional bagpipe procession at
blessed Trinity. Physicists have learned that orange is the   9AM to St. Anne’s and Pilgrim Church to share with other
only color that does not disappear or fade into the atmos-    Christians in the remembrance of our faithful departed,
phere. Therefore, it is always with us, just as God is al-    and with Eucharists at 8 and 10:45AM, with the sacrament
ways with us.” So testimonies to the reality of the living    of Holy Baptism, by being together in God’s word, and in
God are all around us – even in the color of leaves as they   the liturgical holiness of our Anglican heritage. Join us!
change and fall.                                              And on Sunday, November 14th, at the 9AM Eucharist we
November is also the month of harvest following the hard      will welcome six small saints into the sacrament of Holy
work of planting and cultivation of the spring and summer     Communion for the first time. Please be with us to en-
months. October ushers in a season of thanksgiving and        courage these youngsters in their walk with Jesus Christ.
gratitude to God for the abundance of his never-failing       Grace and peace in Christ,
goodness.                                                                       Father Ken +

                                Don‟t miss another of Jerry Kane‟s thought-provoking topics!
                                                    November 14 & 21
                      “Bible 101: Things they didn‟t tell you in Sunday School – revisiting the Bible.”
                                                   Come join the discussion!

             Tuesday, November 23, 7:30pm                                          Bargain Box
                                                                               1/2-Price Sale Days!
                                                                           Sundays, November 14 & 21
                                                                             Thursday, November 18
                   St. Anne’s Church


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       Raf et      ganization to fund outreach projects throughout the year. If you’d
                   like to help before or during the Bazaar, please contact Deb                                 Toy
                   Quinones at 508-429-4937 or With God‟s help,                              Sale
                   we will have another successful fair!
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          h                                       Lunch                                      SAN

                                                                                     Veteran’s Recognition
                            First Communion                                                 Service
                                                                                        November 7th at 10:45am
                               November 14th
                                  9:00am                                                Veterans are encouraged to
                                                                                             attend in uniform.

                                                  Annual Boy Scout Food Drive
                                                        November 13th

                                                Drive volunteers are needed to
                                                sort, count and box donations from
                                                9am to 12pm at Pilgrim Church.
       Don‟t forget to
       turn back your
       clocks on Sunday,                              Youth Group meets on
       November 7th!
                                                                                                  Gail Rowe
                                                     November 14th and 28th,                      10/11/2010
                                                             5 to 7pm
                                                        in the Parish Hall.

                      Thanksgiving Day                 Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve lunch to the
                         Eucharist                     homeless at St. Francis House, Boston, on Friday, Novem-
                                                       ber 26th. Plan to carpool, departing from St. Mark‟s park-
                    Thursday, November 25th
                                                       ing lot at 8:45am, and returning at approximately 1pm.
                                                       Please contact Mark Weiler at
                                                       or 508-561-1874.


    MEN’S         Saturday                                 Bible Study
                November 6th
                  8 to 9am                                 We are currently discussing the
                    in the                                 Gospel of John. Please join us on
                 Parish Hall                               Tuesdays at 10AM in the Parish

                                                                                                           As of September
                                                                        Look for a sign-up                 30th, we are 75%
Cursillo Weekend—November 11-14                                        sheet in the kitchen                 through the year
Cursillo is a short course in Christian living, open to both lay        this month to con-                   but are only at
and clergy persons. Participants work together to gain a                tribute food items                 63% of budget on
deeper understanding of their faith. The weekend consists                for our Christmas                 pledged income.
of a series of spiritual talks and discussions of the church,              Bazaar Café.
the sacraments, faith, and how to live a Christian life. Par-          Thank you for your
ticipants experience singing, laughter and sharing. There is                  support!
no cost to attend. For more information, please contact
Deb or David Quinones at 508-429-4937 by November 1st.

Names:    Andrew & Crissy
Children: Calvin (5) & Dylan (3).
Pets: an English pointer dog named Violet and a frog named
Lightning McQueen
Residence: Southborough
Members of St. Mark’s Since: 2000
Occupations: Andrew is in sales; Crissy is a pediatric dentist.
Involvement at St. Mark’s: Both Calvin and Dylan are enjoying
their first year in Church School, and Crissy is excited to teach
their class for Session II as a first-time teacher.
                                                                     Clockwise from top left: Andrew, Crissy, Dylan, and Calvin
Favorite Family Activities: Hiking, fishing and snowmobiling in
Pittsburg, NH
Interesting Facts About Their Family: Andrew is an active outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing and snowmobi-
ling. He played hockey at Fitchburg State College and still skates on two local men's hockey teams. Crissy was a
baton twirler in the Boston College Screaming Eagles Marching Band, and recently took Calvin to his first BC foot-
ball game. Crissy is also a board member of the Southboro Kindergroup. Calvin and Dylan are in Pre-K and Pre-
school at Wee Care for Little People in Southboro, and are both learning how to play hockey.
Why They Joined St. Mark’s: Andrew's uncle, Dana Boynton, is a retired Episcopal priest from Taunton, MA, who
was good friends with Father Craig and introduced them to St. Mark's shortly after they got married in 2000. Both
Calvin and Dylan were baptized at St. Mark's. Andrew and Crissy love the family atmosphere at the parish and look
forward to having their children grow in faith and community with the other children at St. Mark's.
     SEARCH COMMITTEE UPDATE                                              by Steve Taylor, Chair

    The Search Committee has completed the reference checks on the final candidates and,
    in small groups, we have visited them at their own parishes.
    We then invited them to visit St. Mark’s to meet with the Vestry, the entire Search
    Committee, and the bishop, and also to become familiar with our community, Church,
    rectory and facilities. These visits will be completed by the time you receive this
    newsletter in early November. The Search Committee will then be in discernment to
    decide which candidate to present to the Vestry to become our next rector.
    As we complete the Search Process, we ask for your continued patience and prayers for
    us and for the candidates and their families.
    Please feel to speak with any member of the Search Committee with questions you
    may have as we go through this process, while respecting that the committee members must maintain confidentiality as it
    relates to prospective candidates.

                                             Members of the Search Committee:

                                                      Christina Coffey
                                                  Mary Coogan, Chaplain
                                                         Ovid Fraser
                                                    Dana Marchessault
                                                 Jay McBride, Vice-Chair
                                            Mike Miller, Corresponding Secretary
                                             Deb Quinones, Recording Secretary
                                                       Helen Seward
                                                    Steve Taylor, Chair

                 The Search Committee Prayer for Search, Discernment & Calling

    Almighty God, we give you thanks for our being part of St. Mark’s Church. We pray that you unite and direct us as we
    search for a new rector. Send your Holy Spirit to be with us and with the Search Committee. Grant them wisdom and
    discernment. Help them listen and respect each other and kindle consensus among them from the leading of your
    Holy Spirit. Support those priests who hear your call to discernment within our search and surround their families
    with your care. Give us the grace and will to follow where you are leading that your Name may be glorified and your
    people strengthened for service to others. All this we ask through your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.


                                                        Preschool/K:    Crissy Beard, Cathy Staley, and Kristina Pappas
                                                                                (Adrianna and Emily—assistants)
                                                        First/Second Grades: Monika Ramondo and Alexandra Mills
      Many thanks to the following individuals who      Third/Fourth Grades: Tessa Stevens and Kirstie Mason
      volunteered to teach the second session of
      Church School at St. Mark‟s!                      Fifth/Sixth Grades:     Jennifer Zschokke and Dru Lindgren


          The 1st Annual James Denman Memorial St. Mark’s Golf Tournament is a success!
On Sunday, October 17th, four foursomes came out swinging under beautiful blue skies to honor the memory of James
(Jim) Denman, a long-time parishioner and golf tournament player who passed away earlier this year. A special celebration
followed on the 19th Hole with Jim‟s wife, Lois, and their family. The event raised $360, which will be donated to one of
Jim‟s favorite charities.

    “I’d sincerely like to thank
    everyone who participated in
    this event, and especially
    Steve Nelson, who planned it
    all. Our whole family was
    very pleased.” - Lois Denman

                                                               Team Scores:
                                                               Team Kemper: -3
                                                               Team Fr Ken: -1
                                                               Team Zaterka: +3
                                                               Team Murray: +9
                                                               Men's Division:
                                                               Longest Drive: Don Agnoli (Jim Denman's son-in-law)
                                                               Closest to the Pin, Hole #15: Jim Denman Jr
                                                               Closest to the Pin, Hole #5: Nelson
                                                               Women's Division:
                                                               Longest Drive: Marta von Loewenfeldt
                                                               Closest to any pin: Marta von Loewenfeldt
                                                               Note: Marta set a world record for longest-closest-to-the-pin:
                                                               108 yds
Start planning your foursomes for next year!!                  It would appear from the standings that Angel 1st Class Jim
                                                               Denman looked down on the group and provided for his son
                                                               and son-in-law.

                                                            Special thanks to
                                                               Doug Farrell
                                                                  DJ Root
                                                             for donating the

St. Mark's Episcopal Church                                                                            November 2010
            Sunday                   Monday              Tuesday               Wednesday                Thursday                  Friday                 Saturday
                                              1                        2                      3                         4                          5                       6

                                                                           9:30am Parish Admini-   BARGAIN BOX OPEN                                    9am Men’s Fellow-
                                                                                                   10AM-5PM                                            ship Breakfast
                                                                           stration & Program
                                                                                                   7:15pm Adult Choir

                                 7             8                       9                     10                         11                        12                       13
 9am All Saints’ Day Parade                        10am Bible Study        9:30am Parish Admini-   BARGAIN BOX OPEN
                                                                           stration & Program
 10:45am Veterans Recognition                                              Mtg.
                                                                                                   7:15pm Adult Choir
 No 9am Church Service or
 Church School

                                14            15                      16                     17                         18                        19                       20
                                                   VETERANS DAY
 BARGAIN BOX OPEN 12-2PM                                                   9:30am Parish Admini-   BARGAIN BOX SALE DAY
                                                   10am Bible Study        stration & Program      10AM-5PM
 9am First Communion Service                                               Mtg.
                                                                                                   7:15pm Adult Choir
 5pm Youth Group
                                                                                                   7pm Vestry Meeting

                                21            22                      23                     24                         25                        26                       27
                                                   10am Bible Study        9:30am Parish Admini-   9AM THANKSGIVING          8:45am St. Francis
 BARGAIN BOX SALE DAY 12-2PM                                               stration & Program                                House Outreach
                                                                                                   DAY EUCHARIST
                                                   7:30pm Ecumenical       Mtg.
                                                   Thanksgiving Service
                                                                                                   BARGAIN BOX CLOSED
                                                   at St. Anne’s Church

                                28            29                      30
 No Church School
                                                   10am Bible Study
                                                   7pm-8pm Food Pantry

 5pm Youth Group
Liturgical Participant Schedule                                                                                             November                             2010
             November 7th                       November 14th                      November 21st                   November 25th                   November 28th
             All Saint’s Day                    First Communion (9am)                                              Thanksgiving Day
             Veterans Recognition
             8am          TBD                   8am            TBD                 8am     TBD                     9am     Marta von Loewenfeldt   8am     TBD
                                                9am            Dana Marchessault   9am     Andrea Farrell                                          9am     Kristin Romine
             10:45am Woody Freeman              10:45am       Rick Drohan          10:45am Dee Cameron                                             10:45am Mary Coogan
                          Dee Cameron                         Leslie Drohan

             8am         TBD                    8am     TBD                        8am     TBD                     9am      Henrietta Amadon       8am           TBD
                                                9am     Pam Hamlin                 9am     Kristin Romine                                          9am            Kristin Romine
             10:45am Dee Cameron                10:45am Leslie Drohan              10:45am Mark Weiler                                             10:45am        Mary Coogan

             8am         TBD                    8am          TBD                   8am          TBD                9am     Henrietta Amadon        8am           TBD
Chalice                                                                                                                    Marta von Loewenfeldt
                                                9am          Dana Marchessault     9am          Andrea Farrell                                     9am           Gabriela Dunn
             10:45am Laurin Baldwin                          Pam Hamlin                         Kristin Romine                                                   Kevin Dunn
Bearers                                         10:45am      Deb Quinones          10:45am      Laurin Baldwin                                     10:45am      Lorraine Tyner
                          Woody Freeman
                                                             David Quinones                     Mark Weiler                                                     Andrea Fitzpatrick

             8am        TBD                     8am     TBD                        8am     TBD                     9am     Caroline Coffey         8am     TBD
             Procession Alex Kinslow            9am     Caroline Coffey            9am     Christian Dunn                                          9am     Chris Syers
Crucifer I   10:45am Emily Miller               10:45am Evan Haas                  10:45am Katherine Bottini                                       10:45am Evan Haas

             Procession      Julianna Kinslow
             10:45am         Lizzi Narcisse

             Procession Natasha Ellis           9am          Meredith Coffey       9am          Lucas Dunn         9am      Meredith Coffey        9am          Megan Romine
Book/                                                        Katie Hamlin                       Kyle Duncan
             10:45am    Page Freeman
                            Ryan Miller         10:45am      Connor Cumming        10:45am      Keelan Baldwin                                     10:45am Katherine Bottini
             Procession Adrianna Staley         9am     Lizzie Narcisse            9am     Evan Syers              9am       Marta Garcia          9am         Adrianna Staley
Torches                     Annie Lindgren              Jack Hamlin                        Chris Syers                       Caleb Colwell                     Evan Syers
             10:45am       Max Freeman          10:45am Brennan Cumming            10:45am Danny Baldwin                                           10:45am      Anna Stephens
                           Katherine Bottini            Lauren Cumming                      Daley Baldwin                                                       Kiernan Drohan

             Jan Taylor, Peg Bloy, Kristin      Jan Taylor, Peg Bloy, Kristin      Jan Taylor, Peg Bloy, Kristin   Jan Taylor, Peg Bloy, Kristin   Jan Taylor, Peg Bloy, Kristin
Altar        Romine, Carey Zimmerman            Romine, Carey Zimmerman            Romine, Carey Zimmerman         Romine, Carey Zimmerman         Romine, Carey Zimmerman


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                                                                                                               Phone: 508-481-1917

                                           Holy Eucharist
                                   Sunday Worship Services

                                           Family Eucharist
                                                                                                               Southborough, MA 01772

                                   10:45am Choral Eucharist
                                                                                                               St. Mark‟s Episcopal Church


                                                              Sheila Holland, Parish Administrator
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mark Your Calendars!

                                                              Rev. Dr. Kenneth A. Wolfe, Interim Priest
                                                                                                                                                                                          Advent Eucharist Services will be held at 12 noon on Wednes-

                                                              Philip Montgomery, Organist and Choirmaster
                                                              Gabriela Dunn, Director of Religious Education

        W E’ RE ON THE W EB!
                                                              Anne Miller, Director of Communications/Editor
                                                                                                                                                                                          days, December 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd.

                                                                                                                                                                                          St. Mark‟s Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday,
                                                                                                                                                                                          December 4th from 10-2pm. Setup is on Thursday and Friday,

                                                                                                                      ID is, password is stmarks
                                                                                                                                                                                          December 2nd and 3rd.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Men‟s Fellowship Breakfast will be held on December 11th
                                                                                                                                                                                          from 8 to 9am in the Parish Hall.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Youth Group will meet on Sunday, December 12th from 5 to
                                                                                                                                                                                          7pm in the Parish Hall to complete their Giving Tree project.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Christmas Services Schedule:
                                                                                                                                                                                          Dec. 18th             10am Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
                                                                                                                                                                                          Dec. 19th             Regular Service Schedule
                                                                                                                                                                                          Christmas Eve         4pm Christmas Eve Pageant/Eucharist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                10pm Christmas Eve Festival Eucharist
                                                                                                                                                                                          Christmas Day         10am Christmas Day Service
                                                                                                                                                                                          Dec. 26th             8am Holy Eucharist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                10:45am Holy Eucharist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                No 9am Service or Sunday school
                                                                                                                                                                                          New Year’s Eve        No church services

                                                                                                                                                                                          New Year’s Day        No church services

                                                                                                                                                                                          Jan. 2nd              8am Holy Eucharist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                10:45am Service of Lessons & Carols
                                                                                                                                                                                                                No 9am Service or Sunday school

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