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330 E. 16th St., Upland, CA 91784-2050 (909) 920-5565; We embrace Christ at the center of our lives, sharing the Gospel with all people and loving ourselves and each other as Christ loves us. Volume 95, no. 5 May 2005

From the Rector
May is a happy month. The weather improves, the end of a school year is not far away, families begin making plans for the summer, and “almost” graduates are preparing for life changes. There are a number of Church Feasts:  Ascension Day, May 5, remembers Jesus leaving this earth and going to the Father to reign in heaven. It comes 40 days after the Resurrection and, therefore, is always on a Thursday.  The Day of Pentecost, May 15, celebrates the giving of the Holy Spirit to the followers of Christ. It comes 50 days after the Resurrection and is considered as the beginning of the Christian Church.  Trinity Sunday is the only major feast day that proclaims a theology instead of an event in the life of Jesus or the Church, or the life of a Saint. It is the Second Sunday of Pentecost and immediately follows Pentecost Sunday. Major Saint’s days this month are St. Matthias (replaced Judas as one of the Twelve) and the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (when Mary visited her relative Elizabeth while both were pregnant, with Jesus and John respectively). Also, there are several national holidays:  National Day of Prayer, May 5  Mother’s Day, May 8  Armed Forces Day, May 21  Memorial Day, May 30 May our Lord bless us through this memorable month, calling to mind our spiritual and national heritages. Bless you, Fr. Konrad ________________________________ Konrad & Janie return from their vacation near the end of the first week of May. Konrad returns for Sunday, May 8 and back in his study May 10.

Good News Deadline for June – Sunday, May 15, 2005


The School and Church offices will be closed For Memorial Day, May 30th, 2004

This is to inform you that we have changed the way we will be using the Building & Grounds funds. Money for minor repairs and maintenance will come form the Operating Fund. The Building & Grounds Fund will be used for major capital campaigns and repairs. One half of the fund is being designated for the Roof Project; the other for repairs. Dale Biggs, Buildings & Grounds Chair

This is a thank you note I received from Père Rospignac the priest at St. André, Haiti. We were able to send him $422.00 this last month. Please help keep this very vital ministry going. Just a few dollars from you can mean the world to these children. Thank you, Kathy Walker. Hello Kathy, I hope this note will find you well .I would like to thank you so much for the check of amount of $ 422.00 US for the school at Trianon.It's very helpful for feeding for the Kids. Once again thank you so much. May God continue to bless you all. Rospignac Ambroise

Starting in June, our Sunday morning coffee hours following the 8 am and 10 am services will be experiencing an exciting change. The new plan will consist of at least 8 teams of 6 or more members. Each team will be responsible for refreshments 1 Sunday every 2 months. Teams will have team leaders who will be responsible for coordinating their team’s activities. We currently have 5 team leader positions filled and recruitment for team members is in full swing. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up on the bulletin board or you may contact Linda Carrington at 946-0928. There are so many wonderful parishioners, that it takes quite a while to get to know each other! Joining a coffee hour team is a great way to meet and get acquainted with guests and other members. It’s a lot of fun, and a great way to become involved. Please join us. 2

The Quarter Fund for the second quarter (April through June) will go to "Shoes That Fit," an organization that provides new shoes and clothing for local children in need.

Do you know the History of the Episcopal Shield?
The red cross on a white field is the St. George Cross, and indicator of our link to the Church of England, the mother church of the Anglican Communion. The miniature crosses in the blue quadrant symbolize the nine original American dioceses that met in Philadelphia in 1789 to adopt the constitution of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America. The outline of the miniature crosses is in the form of St. Andrew’s Cross in tribute to the Scottish church’s role in ordaining the first American bishop, Samuel Seabury, in 1784. The colors red, white and blue symbolize, respectfully, the sacrifice of Christ and Christian martyrs, the purity of the Christian faith, and the humanity of Christ received from the Virgin Mary. In duplicating the colors of the American flag, they also represent the Episcopal Church’s standing as the U. S. branch of the Anglican Communion.

Mark your Calendars

Farewell to a Good Friend
St. Mark’s School will be saying good-bye to a good friend at the end of the school year. Robert Cunningham has served the school for more than 20 years, but most importantly he has served his students. Please join us in celebrating his time with us at a reception in his honor on Friday, May 20th, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. For more information, please contact Susie Sproul at 946-9455.

Men’s Breakfast –
Saturday, May 8th at 8:00 a.m. will be hosted in the home of John Marsh, 3159 Clover Lane, Ontario. Tel: 909/947-6252. If you are interested in hosting a Men’s Breakfast or would like more information about participating in this time of fellowship, please contact Shelby Forrest (909-9850401) or Skip Arjo (909-981-1779) 3

Attention All Youth!
Summer Camp Brochures are here! Pick one up in the Narthex. All kids ages 8-15 yrs. will love a week at Camp Stevens in Julian this summer. Are you 16 or older? Enroll in the Camp Counselor Training and work at camp this summer! Love to sing? Choir camp is for you! There is something for everyone. Call the office for more information. Mary O’Hara

St. Mark’s Women – Upcoming events:
St. Mark’s Women are meeting Monday, May 2nd at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall for our Annual “Salad Spectacular”. Please sign up on the Bulletin Board. All women are encouraged to attend. We are in need of a volunteer to host the Sunday Fellowship Coffee Hour for May at 8:00 am service. If you can help us, please call Leslie Nixon at 982-6604 or sign up on the bulletin board. Your help is greatly appreciated! Leslie Nixon

Saint Mark’s School News The Science Expo on April 7th was an exciting learning experience for our students as they shared their knowledge with parents and friends. Thank you to our teachers for their knowledgeable guidance, and to parishioners and members of our local academic community for providing their excellent evaluations. The annual School Meeting on April 14th was well-attended and informative. Thank you to our School Board and to Lisa Ponce for her coordination of this event. Looking ahead, we invite you to join us on May 20th, between 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall as we celebrate Robert Cunnigham’s loyal and dedicated service to St. Mark’s School. This is a wonderful opportunity to take a few minutes to thank him for his many contributions to our community. We look forward to seeing you and sharing this time together.

Faithfully, Brenda Hallock Assistant Head of School


Preschool News
On Friday, May 6, the Preschool classes will host “Teddy Bear Teas” for Mothers, Grandmothers, and special women friends. The Pre-Kindergarten classes will have theirs in the Parish Hall at 10:00 a.m., and the younger classes will have theirs in the classrooms at 11:00 am. We invite women in the parish to join us. On May 11, the parents with a “Teacher Appreciation” Luncheon will honor the staff. We are very proud of our teachers, and this is a small way of showing them our gratitude. Classes are filling up quickly for fall, and there are a few spaces left. Prospective Parents are welcome to visit the Preschool with their children to see the program. Contact the Preschool office for information about enrollment. The Summer Day Camp is planning an exciting program for a fun summer. Guest Teachers Betsy Darden and Isidre Contreras will be joining Kitty Weise, Jackie Wilds, Fran Kavoosi and Fardis Foroodi in planning an exciting curriculum. Assistants include Karen Rodriguez, Violeta Robbins, Leslie Smith and Cynthia Contreras. The Preschool classes will explore the mighty oceans and outer space, while the School-age classes take a pretend visit to Paris, France, as they learn to speak some of the French language. We plan field trips to some exciting places, including the Los Angeles Zoo, the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, and the Circus. It is not too late to enroll more children to share the fun! Application forms are available in the Preschool office. Respectfully Submitted, Mickey Gentry Preschool Director


Prayer Requests: For Healing (body-mind-spirit): * Connor *Corinne *Dorothy *Erin *Frances *Gloria Forrest *Jane Savage *Jennifer *Kandice L., 17 yrs. Leukemia *Kenny H. *Kevin *Linda C. 5

*Sue *Tom *Zachary M. Beth (4/17) Bishop Jon Bruno (04/17) Debi W. (4/17) Don M. (4/17) Don W. (4/17) Ed (4/3) George & Mariam (3/27) Janice (4/10) Jenny (4/3) John F. (4/117) Katie (4/3) Lena J. (4/24) Mary (4/17) Nadine (4/10) Nancy (4/17) Stephen (4/3) Sue (4/3) Virginia (4/3) For the people of Iraq Guidance/Protection/Comfort & Strength: Aaron (4/17) Amy (3/27) Anita (4/17) Christopher (3/27) Corinne H. (4/17) Ed (4/17) Erin (3/27) Hernandez Family (3/27) Jeff & Rachelle (4/3) Jonathan (4/10) Marilyn (4/17) Rhonda (4/17) Ron (4/17) Tony S. (4/3) For Virginia W.’s family (4/17) For the victims of the earthquakes and tsunamis. For the victims of AIDS (esp. the children) in Africa. For St. Mark’s, that it may grow in faith and number. For our companion Diocese of Belize, El Salvador, Mexico, and North-Central Philippines For the people of Haiti, esp. our partner church – St. Andre For the Unity of the Anglican Community For the unemployed For our President and his staff Our Military through out the World. 6

Andrew, serving in Kuwait Jon W., serving on the Enterprise Mark, serving in Jordan Mike in Baghdad Richard & John S. Roy, serving in Iraq Shaun, in service Protection & guidance for all the people of the Middle East Thanksgiving: For our mother, Dorothy, on her 85th birthday, today! (4/10) For the birth of Gavin Nelson G. (4/17) Celebration upon the birthday of Nolan Robert G. (4/17) For Peace & Comfort Especially for families of youth who are victims of violence Traveling: Jennie, Linda & Milt (30/27) Helen (4/3) Konrad & Jane (4/17 – 5/10) Ed (4/17) Expectant Mothers: Emily & baby Lynae & baby Jenny & the baby Judy’s niece & her baby Kierstan & baby

Mary & Jean (4/3)

Recently Departed & their families: For John Paul II on his entrance into heaven and for all our bothers and sisters of the Roman Catholic Church (4/3) For Sarah P. who died this week. (4/10) For the repose of the soul of Neva, cousin of Skip A. (4/17) In Care: Pat S. Jack S. Home Bound: Dean R. Cynthia J. Betty T. Paul & Margaret B.


We look forward to Worshipping with you at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Our Services are as follows: Sunday Mornings: Holy Eucharist at 8:00 a.m. Sung Holy Eucharist at 10:00 a.m. Child care is available at both services. Wednesday Evening: Holy Eucharist at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel Join with us also for Adult Forums, Christian Education and Sunday School for the children. We look forward to gathering with you in fellowship and faith.

St. Mark’s Staff
The Rev. Konrad White, Rector William Carrington, Choir & Organ Director Janet Pell, Finance Manager Deborah Neal, Parish Administrative Assistant Robert Cunningham, Head of School Brenda Hallock, Assistant Head Cathy Way, School Administrative Assistant Ann Porter, Office Assistant Mickey Gentry, Preschool Director Gavina Langley, Preschool Administrative Assistant Jeff Ackerman, Sexton

St. Mark’s Vestry
Kathy Walker, Senior Warden Lee Harris, Junior Warden ,Worship Michael Hoopes, Finance Dale Biggs, Buildings & Grounds Karri Backer, Evangelism Linda Carrington, Parish Life Lisa Drew, Stewardship Regina Cobb, Christian Education Rosalyn Foster, Community Service Ken Drew, Treasurer 982-5356 983-5299 621-4738 981-6583 980-6223 946-0928 985-5386 357-8958 613-9117 985-5386 mthoopes


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