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- PARISH LIFE
Vestry Liaison: Margaret Dials

St. Mark's offers many opportunities for ministry within Parish Life.

Members of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) host receptions for weddings and funerals. The Health & Healing Commission includes Connections, Intercessory Prayer, the Pastoral Care Committee and the Pastoral Emergency Phone (PEP) team. Nancy Miles, our Parish Nurse, and members of Health and Healing are incredibly supportive and caring. We offer prayers for one another – on Sunday mornings and the weekdays in between. Eucharistic Visitors take communion out to the sick and homebound, while others send them notes or altar flowers…

There are, of course, many organized expressions of care within the parish. The Pastoral Emergency Phone was begun in recent years to make sure there’s ALWAYS someone to call in times of urgent need. If you need to reach someone outside of normal office hours (Monday-Friday, 9 am to 3 pm), call 541-261-4513 and someone will be there to help.
 


PARISH LIFE MINISTRIES

ECW (meets quaterly) - The ECW mission is to reach out and support our parish and our neighborhood community by hosting receptions for weddings & funerals as well as provide financial support to various programs within the church. Contact: Molly Kerr

Health & Healing Commission (quarterly on the first Wednesday, Hafer House) - This commission is the advisory group that oversees the works of and is a resource for the following ministries: 

  • Parish Nurse:  Nancy Miles is trained as a Faith Community Nurse, and offers supprt to the parish in a variety of roles, including blood pressure clinics each last Sunday of the month at 9:10 am in Parish Hall.
  • Pastoral Care Committee (first Wednesdays at 10 am, Hafer House) - Parish volunteers coordinating care for members of St. Mark's.  Group functions:  Parish Nurse, cards, flowers, pastoral visitations. 
  • Intercessory Prayer (meets intermittently, Hafer House) - The prayer group is available to pray for the special needs of individuals in our parish. Contact: Susan Ladue.
  • Pastoral Emergency Phone (quarterly on 4th Wednesdays, Parish Hall).  Volunteers monitor the emergency phone (541-261-4513) for a week at a time. Contact: Debra McFadden.


Knitter's Fellowship (2nd Tuesdays at 10 am, Parish Hall or as announced) - The knitters work on projects which benefit the parish (prayer shawls) and community (hats, sweaters). Contact: Barbar Holley

Men's Breakfast (2nd Saturdays at 8 am, Parish Hall) - The men of St. Mark's meet monthly for food, fellowship and bible study. Contact: Don Ogren

Quilter's Group (1st Thursdays at 10 am, Hafer House - not in summer) - This group creates quilts to benefit programs such as the Family Nurturing Center. Contact: MerryLee Miller

Soul Striders (Wednesdays at 8 am. location varies)  - contact the office for location.

Spiritual Direction (2nd Fridays at 1 pm, Parish Hall) - An established group.