Help needed

Hildegarde’s Pantry– We need canned soup, canned turkey or chicken, and dog food.  In December we served 3753 households (697 children and 339 seniors); we received 19,785 lbs. of food from the Utah Food Bank and private donations.  Thank you to all who helped with or donated to our Christmas food give-away, we served 1027 people the day before Christmas!

Charitable Giving Opportunities – For more information about Heifer International or Episcopal Relief and Development please read your “News from The Cathedral Church of St. Mark” email.  If you are not receiving this email and would like to be added to the list, please contact Canon Ball (becky@stmarkscathedral-ut.org).

Interfaith Calendars – The Interfaith Roundtable calendars are available from Deacon Libby.  Sample on the display case outside the Mustard Seed.  $15 (any amount over $15 is a tax deductible donation).  Cash or checks to Interfaith Roundtable.

Our Recycle Bins located around the complex – Vicki Evans, our super sleuth, has found that Salt Lake City (Rocky Mountain Recycling) will accept our flexible plastic, such as plastic bags and plastic wrapping, in curbside bins.  But still NO hard, crinkly plastic in our blue bins (no candy wrappers, no granola bar wrappers).  Waste Management from West Jordan does not accept any plastic bags, so if you are outside Salt Lake City, check with your recycle company.      Remove caps and empty plastic bottles and aluminum cans before recycling.

Needlepoint Project – Are you a Needlepoint Stitcher –just seeking an exciting project?  We have one for you. Everyone has enjoyed using the kneelers on the high altar and the chairs in the chancel.  This exciting project is twenty-six kneelers for the Chapel.  Each piece will have the name and cross identifying each congregation in the Diocese of Utah.  The pieces are being hand painted and a few will be ready each week.   This is an exciting project for experienced needlepoint stitchers.   Dean Waldon asks that they be completed, upholstered and installed by June 1st, 2015.  This is a very worthwhile and meaningful ministry.  We hope you experienced stitchers will join in this great celebration and legacy to St. Mark’s.  For information, please contact Colleen Malouf 801-583-0309, email colleenmalouf1@gmail.com.

Collecting Information – We would like to recognize your birthdays and anniversaries.  Laura Reilly will be heading up this project.  Please help us update our records by submitting your information to her by email:

LReilly@stmarkscathedral-ut.org, phone 801-322-3400, or stop by the office.

Coffee hour – A gentle reminder, please help our staff and volunteers by bringing your own dishes to the pass through window in the kitchen after you have used them.  Thank you!

Cards to Share?  Cards are sent to parishioners for a variety of reasons, such as birthday, get well, thinking of you, holidays.  If you have an abundance of greetings cards, consider bringing some in for us to use to keep people connected to our community even when they are not able to be with us.