Ladies Bible Study: Tuesday mornings, 10.30am in the church hall till 12.00pm. All welcome.
Prayer Group: Join us for corporate prayer each Thursday morning at 8.00am in the church.
Ladies Guild Card Day: In recess until the third Wednesday in February 2012. Held the third Wednesday of each month from 10.30am in the church hall. Entry fee includes morning tea and lunch.
St. Mark’s Ladies’ Guild met for the first time on 18 January 1939 and has been in continuous operation since. It celebrated its 70th anniversary with a breakfast and special prayers at all services on 22 February 2009. At that time the Guild gave the parish a home communion set. Guiding principles of the Guild are fellowship and service. To promote these ends, it meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month from January through November for fellowship. Its service commitments are more widespread. Games’ Days, which are held on the third Wednesday of each month from February through November, raise money for the Parish and promote outreach activity going far beyond the Parish boundaries. Players come as a foursome for a day of bridge or other card games, mahjong, scrabble, etc. Guild members prepare and serve morning tea and lunch to over 500 ladies and a few gentlemen every year at these events. Baked goods, preserves and hand crafts are available for sale.
In addition, members support other Parish functions and activities with their time and effort. They do not cater, but will assist with serving at receptions and funerals. One subcommittee cares for and launders altar linen throughout the year and another arranges the flowers for Sundays and other special services. Special maintenance of furnishings and memorials is also an ongoing Guild project. Also, members visit sick and shut-in parishioners on a regular basis. Some members are licensed to perform home communions. The Guild is always open to receiving and welcoming new members.
Guild officers: President – Diana Osbaldiston, Vice-Presidents – Bev Brennan and Evelyn Lehmhase, Secretary – Julia Walker and Treasurer – Joyce Reed. For further information, please telephone Diana on 3262-9262
St Mark’s Sewing, Embroidery and Craft Group
St Mark’s Sewing, Embroidery and Craft Group consists of parishioners
and other members of the community who meet regularly in the church hall. The group was formed about ten years ago.
Learn Something New
On the second Monday morning of each month, members can work on something for themselves. Help is always at hand, so they can learn new techniques in a relaxed and friendly group. The cost per morning is $5.00. Morning tea is supplied.
Fundraising for St Mark’s
On the fourth Monday of the month, there is a voluntary sewing day when members of the group make quality craft goods to be sold to raise funds for St Mark’s. There is no charge for this day. However, please BYO needles, scissors and other sewing gear. Morning and afternoon tea is supplied, please BYO lunch.
On the second Monday afternoon each month, some members also stay on to make craft for sale. Please BYO lunch.
The group is a major fundraiser for the church. Items are sold on St Mark’s monthly Games Days, outside the church office during office hours, in the church on Sunday mornings, and at various events through out the year, especially the Arts and Crafts weekend in November.
For more information, please call the church office on 3862 2221.