Little Roar 6.2.17
Sunday, June 4th
The Day of Pentecost
8AM Rite I Holy Eucharist
9AM Youth Groups will meet this week
10-10:45 Sunday School Classes
10AM Rite II Holy Eucharist
This Sunday is Come and See - Invite a Friend
That is what Jesus said to his first disciples in the Gospel of John. And he says the same thing to us today as he invites us to discipleship.
This is the name of our Church Membership Growth Campaign.
So bring a friend to St. Mark's this Sunday to Come and See!
Hello Sunday School Families
is the 300th Anniversary Parade for the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church. We would like to represent St. Mark's by having the Sunday school children and families march with our new banner, drums etc...!
We will meet at Ridge High at 1:15pm. Please RSVP to
if you are able to come
Keansburg Soup Kitchen
We will be heading down to Keansburg next Wednesday, June 7th. Here is the link for our
if you are able to help - we only need a few things!
You can always help with this mission by making a donation to help defer the cost of the food we purchase. There is a basket in the narthex or you can place a check in the donation plate with "Keansburg" in the memo line.
Giving Gardens at the Ross Farm
St. Mark's is up to tend the garden this week, so please come join in our
work session Fri (6/2) 9-11. Please mark your calendars for future garden weeks for St. Mark's, each week beginning with these Saturdays and running through to the following Friday: June 17, July 8, July 29, Aug 19, Sept 9, Sept 30, Oct 21.
Our church partners would welcome your help during their assigned weeks.
Back to Nature has been a wonderful partner, so please stop in and make your garden purchases there.
Jared Mahone will be playing at the Ross Farm on Sat (6/3), starting at 7 pm. Bring family and friends, blankets or chairs and come join in the fun!
Barbecued Ribs for the Food Bank
Again this year we will be helping some of our less fortunate neighbors in Somerset County celebrate July 4th as many of us are able to do by donating pre-cooked barbecued ribs to the Food Bank for their holiday meals. We have made arrangements with ShopRite of Bernardsville to make available for us at a discounted price whatever quantity we would like, in time for delivery for the 4th. Last year, the St. Mark’s family donated more than 125 packages of pre-cooked ribs, at about $12 each, and this year we’d like to set our sights even higher.
If you would like to participate, please make a donation to St. Mark’s for this project as soon as you can and by June 26th at the latest, and we will purchase and deliver to the Food Bank. You can send a check to the office or drop it in the collection basket, just please write “Ribs” on the memo line. And there will be a basket in the back of the church for cash donations.
Book of Joy – save the dates
We had a wonderful turnout for our first meeting. A special thank you to Teri Passerello who led us in yoga after our joyful discussion. This is a great chance to try some gentle yoga and feel some joy. All are welcome for our dates in June and July.
See Father Rick’s intro to this delightful book written by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama in May’s Lion’s Roar, here:
We’ll be meeting in the Heritage Room to take a look at this book on:
Monday June 26, 7PM Day 2 & 3: The Obstacles to Joy
Monday July 10, 7PM Days 4 & 5: The Eight Pillars of Joy
This would be a great time to come, experience joy, and perhaps even bring a friend who you feel could use some joy in their lives.
Parish Meeting - Sunday June 11th
We will hold a Parish Meeting in the Chapel after the 8am service and meet in the Parish Hall after the 10am service on Sunday, June 11th. Our topics will include:
Triennial Vision and Goals
Growth at St. Mark's (Small Groups & Alpha)
Music Program Update
Picture Days for our New Directory - Slots are filling up!
We are updating our directory and need your smiles! Lea O'Shea will be setting up her equipment in the parish hall on
6/11 and 6/18
and taking shots for our directory which will be available for your purchase, if you wish. (More times were added to 6/18 as we are beginning our "summer schedule" on that date - Rite II begins at 9:15am)
Lea is generously donating her time and talent for this project and making it a fundraiser for St. Mark's. Please click
to download a form. You will also need to visit
to register for a time slot. (It will just take a couple of minutes)
This project is very overdue...thank you Lea!
Save the Date for VBS
Our Vacation Bible School will take place each morning (M-F) the week of August 21st. Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information!
Handel's Water Music on the Lake
Music in the Somerset Hills is proud to present an outdoor, on the water performance of Handel’s
at the Lake Club in Far Hills. On a platform built out into the lake, Stephen Sands will conduct the well-known early music ensemble, The Sebastians, in performances of the Water Music and a contemporary work almost as famous, the Spring and Summer movements of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
Please join us on Saturday, June 24 and bring a picnic, if you wish. Gates open at 6:30 – concert begins at 8:30. Parking is $10 per vehicle. The rain date is Sunday, June 25. If it is raining again on Sunday, the concert will move indoors to The Pingry School in Basking Ridge.
For more information and to obtain tickets, copy the following into your browser:
Tickets are also available by sending checks to:
Music in the Somerset Hills at P.O. Box 729, Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Include a valid email address and phone number on your check.
All sales are final.
Somerset County Residents Can Help ‘Curb Hunger’
You can help “curb hunger” in your community!
Freeholder Director Peter S. Palmer has announced that the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the county Recycling Center, county and municipal public works crews, the Food Bank Network of Somerset County and Curbing Hunger Inc. are conducting the
23rd Annual Curbing Hunger Month
food drive throughout Somerset County.
Orange plastic bags
are distributed to all households in May – look for one tied to the handle of your recycling bucket. Or, you can use any plastic grocery bag – just mark it with the word “Food.”
Please place canned food donations in the bags and leave them at the curb on your regularly scheduled recycling collection days from June 5-30.
This gives every household two opportunities to donate. The food is distributed to the Food Bank Network and to other food pantries in the county.
The “most needed” list includes Parmalat milk, canned meat and fish, “meals-in-a-can” such as pasta, stews and meaty soups, canned tomato sauce, canned fruits, and peanut butter and jelly in plastic jars. Perishables and food in glass containers cannot be accepted curbside.
Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation may send a check payable to Curbing Hunger, Inc. at P.O. Box 202, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.
There also is an online donation option at
Curbing Hunger Inc. has partnered with Amp Your Good so that anyone can purchase food online and it will be delivered for them directly to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County. The online-donation system includes the option to donate much-needed fresh produce.
movement on social media! Let's get people to donate the kind of food those struggling with hunger really need – healthy food.
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Sent by Rick Morley on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 5:00AM