LIVING OUR FAITH IN ACTION THROUGH WORSHIP Our Scriptural base for this Ministry: “O Come let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord our maker.” - Psalm 95: 6
THE STORY OF OUR MINISTRY
This is what we do Saturday Evening @ 5:00 p.m./Wednesday Evening @ 5:30 p.m. (summer) Sunday Morning @ 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. (Sunday School @ 10:30 a.m.) Prayer Vigils Christmas Carol Service, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Ash Wednesday @ 10:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. Lenten Midweek; 5 Wednesdays @ 7:30 p.m. Holy Week: Tuesday @ 7:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross Wednesday @ 7:30 p.m. Tenebrae Maundy Thursday @ 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist & Altar Stripping Gethsemane Watch Good Friday @ 10:00 a.m. & 12:00 noon Saturday @ 7:30 p.m. Easter Vigil & Baptism Marriage Rehearsals & Marriages Baptisms Retired Clergy Worship Services Diaconate Worship Services Diocesan Worship - Ordinations, Synod Services, Covenanting Service, etc. Cemetery Memorial Service Sermon Preparation Funerals – Order of Service & Sermon Preparation, Service at Funeral Home & Church, Committal 25th Anniversary Service (Laying of the Cornerstone) CLB Enrollment, Induction & Service Awards Belize Mission Launch Those who are involved Altar Guild Audio Technicians Band Bulletin Folders Caretaker/Maintenance Choirs Children’s Focus Leaders Counters Deacon Eucharistic Assistants Gift Bearers Gift Bearer Coordinator Office Administrator/Webmaster Prayer Leaders Prayer Writers Priests Readers Retired & Other Clergy Servers Sunday School Superintendents Sunday School Teachers Ushers Weekly Tea Servers Youth Group Youth Minister
The purpose of St. Mark’s is to be a Christ-centered, Spirit-filled, Christian family involved in worship, education and fellowship, reaching out with concern and care, witnessing to the Good News of God’s love and forgiveness to all people.
LIVING OUR FAITH IN ACTION THROUGH CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND SPIRITUAL FORMATION Our Scriptural base for this Ministry: “Soon afterwards he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the Good News of the Kingdom of God.” - Luke 8: 1 This is what we do Advent Cafés (3) Advent Workshop Altar Guild Workshops Archives Baptism Companions CLB – LTC, YTC, JTC, SC CLB Recycling Blitz Clergy Continuing Education Confirmation Classes Evening Bible Study Foyer Displays Great Easter Road Rally Guest Presentations Lay Support Team (Queen’s Intern) Lenten Lunches (5) Lenten Quiet Evening Lenten Workshop Marriage Preparation Morning Bible Study Parish Emails Parish Exhibition Parish Libraries Parish Website Prayer Writing Group Seder Meal Stewardship Education Youth Group – Meetings & PWRDF Side-by-Side Cursillo – Ultreya, Servant Community, Secretariat, Three-day Weekend Devotional Resources (Forward Day by Day, etc.) Parish Publications (Bulletins, Newsletters, Advent Flyers, Lenten Flyers, Annual Report) Those who are involved Altar Guild Bulletin Folders C.L.B. Officers Deacon Guest Speakers Parish Groups & Committees Prayer Writers Retired Clergy Stewardship Committee Youth Leaders
LIVING OUR FAITH IN ACTION THROUGH FELLOWSHIP Our Scriptural base for this Ministry: “Then he ordered the crowd to sit down on the ground and he took the seven loaves, and after giving thanks he broke them and gave them to his disciples to distribute” -Mark 8: 6 This is what we do ACM Christmas Dinner Closing Dinner Jiggs Dinner Meetings Pancake Supper ACW Closing Dinner Christmas Potluck Deanery ACW Gatherings Diocesan ACW Gatherings Meetings Spring Sale
Annual Inspection Bonfire/Sleepover Christmas Party Closing Banquet Halloween Party Meetings Moose Stew Dinner
Youth Bowling Christmas Musical Confirmation Sleepover Farewell Gathering Great Easter Road Rally Hockey Games M*A*S*H Senior High Movie Night Vestry Christmas Potluck June BBQ Prayer Writing Group Christmas Potluck June BBQ
Archivists Caretaker/Maintenance Cursillo Team Distribution Team Office Administrator/Webmaster Parishioners Priests Servers Vestry Youth Minister
Music Teams Band Luncheon Café Marcus Choir Monthly Mug-up Christmas Choir Dinner Easter Choir Breakfast
Parish After Service Tea & Coffee Breakfasts – ACM/ACW, Children, CLB Cursillo - Secretariat Flea Market Fall Fair – Morning Coffee, Sale of Work, Dinner & Silent Auction Fall Gathering/Anniversary Breakfast Farewell Gatherings Golfing Marriage Preparation Supper Marriage Receptions Retired Clergy Luncheons Post-Baptism Receptions Post-Funeral Receptions Soup Saturdays Staff Christmas Dinner with Preschool Staff Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day
LIVING OUR FAITH IN ACTION THROUGH PASTORAL CARE & OUTREACH Our Scriptural base for this Ministry: “Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.” – Hebrews 13: 1-2 This is what we do ANC Christmas Gift Hampers Angel Tree Gifts for Children of Inmates Birthday Cards (1-5 yr olds) Belize Mission Birdfeeders Choir Christmas Caroling Christmas Food Hampers Discretionary Fund Emmaus House Food Bank Baptism Home Visits Home Visits Home Communions Hoyles Home Anglican Chaplain (on call) Hoyles - Holy Eucharist PWRDF - Youth Side-by-Side Event Responding to Crisis Situations Shoeboxes for Sailors (Youth Group) – Seafarers Mission St. Luke’s Tea Servers Support to Canadian Bible Society – Book Table Battle Harbour 2-Year Ministry Project Marriage – Meeting with Couples & Marriage Preparation PWRDF – Donations, Christmas Cards, Rich Man-Poor Man Meal, “Hair Ye, Hair Ye!” fundraiser (hair dyeing) Funeral – Meetings, Home Visits, Phone Calls & Funeral Home Visits Institution Visits - Escasoni, St. Pat’s, Glenbrook, Meadowcreek, Cradea Manor, Hoyles, St. Luke’s Those Involved Hoyles Volunteers Emmaus House Food Bank Committee ANC Christmas Hamper Committee Youth Group Parish Priests St. Luke’s Tea Servers ACW Family Life PWRDF Committee Senior Choir Confirmation Class
LIVING OUR FAITH IN ACTION THROUGH EVANGELISM Our Scriptural base for this Ministry: “The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers.” – Ephesians 4:11 This is what we do Baptism Gift Bags Baptism Preparation Invitation to Christmas Carol Service Parish Exhibition Presentation Baptism Bibles (in cooperation with the CBS) VOWR Devotions – Writing & Recording Notes: Administration of the parish has been proportionately divided amongst the five headings in this booklet. Building Extension Committee is spearheading the special building Project. Clergy participate in various Diocesan ministries – A & F, Diocesan Council. Distribution Team sees that all hard copy material gets delivered throughout the parish. Parish representatives also serve on the Anglican Cemetery Committee of St. John’s and Mount Pearl. Property Committee sees to the upkeep of all church grounds and buildings. Vestry oversees the business/administration of the church.
“Behind the scenes” ministries include: Church flower bed is attended to by parishioners. Kitchen is thoroughly cleaned and organized by parishioners throughout the year. Office volunteers come regularly to help with such tasks as helping to package mailouts, preparing Sunday school material and supplies, data entry of old records, folding bulletins, general tidying of the church, etc.
Facilities made available to church/community groups Avalon East Deanery Meetings CLB Regimental Band Cursillo Secretariat Meetings Diocesan Deacons Kiwanis Music Festival Lungsavers Potluck Private Music Recitals Retired Clergy Meeting School of Nursing Graduation Shallaway Suzuki Group Taxation Group
St.St. Mark’s Narrative Budget Mark’s Narrative Budget
Evangelism, 8.60% Pastoral Care & Outreach, 15.40%
The stewardship committee, vestry and staff are happy to present a narrative budget that tells our ministry story. We pray that it will shed a little extra light on the wide spectrum of ministry that takes place in our parish. It also shows how our financial spending and our mission statement relate to each other. As indicated in this booklet we presently use 36.4% of our budget for Worship, 15.4% for Pastoral Care & Outreach, 18.8% for Christian Education & Spiritual Formation, 20.8% for Fellowship and 8.6% for Evangelism. Having been entrusted with all that God has given us, we pray we will continue to discern where it is God calls us to go and be faithful stewards of the same.
ST. MARK THE EVANGELIST PARISH PRAYER Almighty God, by your acceptance of our patron, St. Mark the Evangelist, you showed us your way of love and acceptance. Direct us in following your example, so that we may respect the dignity of every human being and further your kingdom of justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.