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The Gospel According to St. Mark's - Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost, Jul. 29, 2012

10.00 AM – Holy Eucharist (Nave) – Justi Schunior, Presider; Paul Abernathy, Co-Presider


10.00 AM – Summer Sunday School (Adams Room)


11.00 AM – Sermon Seminar (Nave) – Justi Schunior, Preacher


5.00 PM – Contemplative Eucharist (Nave) – Justi Schunior, Presider & Preacher

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News & Announcements

Summer Worship Schedule New Interim Rector Called

Recent Sermons

A Spectacle of Compassion That We All May Be One Snakes and Other Dangers in the Gospel of Mark

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

3rd & A Streets, SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 543-0053

The Reverend Paul Roberts Abernathy, Rector
The Reverend Rebecca Justice Schunior, Associate Rector
Ms. Marcella Gillis, Director of Youth Ministries
Mr. Jeff Kempskie, Director of Music
Ms. Susan Block, Parish Administrator for Membership & Finance
Ms. Angela Nedd, Parish Administrator for Programs & Facilities

Service Notes and Music

Prelude - Andante from Organ Trio Sonata, BWV 528, J.S. Bach (1685-1750) - Jeffrey Cohan, flute


Opening Hymn  51 - We the Lord's people, heart and voice uniting, Tune: Decatur Place


Offertory Solo - Shall We Gather at the River, Aaron Copland - Rob Hall, soloist


Presentation Hymn  705, verse. 3, Tune: Forest Green


Sanctus - S 130, Franz Schubert


Music During Communion

     The Lord's Prayer, Albert Malotte - Rob Hall, soloist

     Morceau de Concours, Gabriel Faure - Jeffrey Cohan, flute


Closing Hymn  455 - O Love of God, how strong and true, Tune: Dunedin


Postlude - Come Down, O Love Divine, Ralph Vaughan Williams - Jeffrey Cohan, flute

From Paul Roberts Abernathy, Rector

Vacation.  From the Latin, vacatio, from vacare, “(to) be unoccupied.”


My dear sisters and brothers, I’m about to embark on my annual August-long leave, temporarily vacating my life of labor as your rector.  I look forward to being away – not from you, my community – but from the daily rounds of work, which require hours on end week after week.  (Truth to tell, there aren’t too many moments, even on my weekly day off, when I’m not thinking about St. Mark’s, you, the people, and our many programs, what happened previously and what’s coming up, what’s working and what’s not working, and what to do about it.)  So, August, for me, is a time to be unoccupied.  A time to read and to reflect.  Especially with Pontheolla, a time to recollect and reconnect.  A time to read and reflect.  A time to refresh and to rest (well, as much rest as my indomitable, indefatigable bride allows!).


With every good wish and earnest prayer that your August treats you kindly, I’ll see you in September!


Love and Peace,