Did you know that over two-thirds of our income at St. Mark's comes from the support of parishioners and friends? Last Sunday the vestry met for their monthly meeting, and we discussed the finances and stewardship practices of the parish.
I want to thank everyone who made Sunday’s annual meeting such a success. The potluck was a great spread of delicious food, and I was especially pleased at the dedication of so many of our 8:00 am mass attendees who returned for the meeting.
A couple of years ago when we made our banner for the Honolulu Pride Parade, we did not know just how powerful its message of love would be. As Episcopalians we often live in a bubble, taking the love of God for granted.
Last week I was fortunate enough to attend the annual gathering of the North American province of the Society of Catholic Priests. The SCP is a society of clergy of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church in Canada who are devoted to priestly spirituality and catholic evangelism.
It's hard to believe that students are already returning to school. Where did the summer go? Perhaps due to General Convention this summer has been particularly busy. Several plans are being laid for the upcoming months, and we are excited at St. Mark's about how many ministries are showing their fruits.