From the Warden’s Desk.......p. 2
A Word from the Interim….....p. 3
Parish News & Upcoming
Parish Family Profile…………..p. 5
Search Update…………...……..p. 6
Photo Album………….……..…...p. 7
Monthly Calendar……….……..p. 8
Submissions of photos, an-
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 email@example.com 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
VIEW FROM THE VESTRY
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
PARISH NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Bak s Peg
d 4th Board
Bas Proceeds from the Bazaar go to the Episcopal Church Women‟s or- e
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. With God‟s help, Sale
we will have another successful fair!
Whi ant TA
h Lunch SAN
First Communion Service
November 7th at 10:45am
9:00am Veterans are encouraged to
attend in uniform.
Annual Boy Scout Food Drive
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 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 email@example.com
PARISH NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS (CON’T.)
MEN’S Saturday Bible Study
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.
PROFILES OF PARISH FAMILIES
MEET THE BEARDS
Names: Andrew & Crissy
Children: Calvin (5) & Dylan (3).
Pets: an English pointer dog named Violet and a frog named
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
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:
Mary Coogan, Chaplain
Jay McBride, Vice-Chair
Mike Miller, Corresponding Secretary
Deb Quinones, Recording Secretary
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.
CHURCH SCHOOL CHATTER
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
ST. MARK’S PHOTO ALBUM
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 Kemper: -3
Team Fr Ken: -1
Team Zaterka: +3
Team Murray: +9
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
Longest Drive: Marta von Loewenfeldt
Closest to any pin: Marta von Loewenfeldt
Note: Marta set a world record for longest-closest-to-the-pin:
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
Special thanks to
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
BARGAIN BOX OPEN 12-2PM
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
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
7:30pm Ecumenical Mtg.
BARGAIN BOX CLOSED
at St. Anne’s Church
28 29 30
No Church School
10am Bible Study
7pm-8pm Food Pantry
BARGAIN BOX SALE DAY 12-2PM
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
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
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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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,
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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