Help needed

THE CATHEDRAL PARISH DIRECTORY  We are preparing the final production of our Life Touch photo directory.

If you are interested in helping with this task, please contact Laura Reilly at the church office; 801-322-3400 or by email at lreilly@st.markscathedral-ut.org.

SATURDAY- MAY 16 Planting the Pantry Garden  We will meet at 10:00 a.m. to prep the soil and plant tomatoes for Hildegarde’s Pantry. Last year we provided six hundred pounds of fresh, organic produce! All are invited to attend. This is a great time to bring children who would like to help with planting. Bring your garden tools and Chris LeCluyse will bring the rest. For questions, contact Chris at 801-660-9124.

FIRST AID STATION  Steve Roll is in the process of organizing a first aid station at the Cathedral for events during General Convention. If you have a folding bed or cot that you are willing to loan,  please call Steve at 801-230-9099 or contact him via email at  sroll567@gmail.com.

SATURDAY- MAY 2 Tote Bag Construction Continues  We have completed our cutting and pressing of these bags which will benefit the Mustard Seed. Many thanks to all who attended on Saturday, APR. 18. On May 2, 9 and 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., we will complete the bags using sewing machines and some hand sewing of buttons and “bling bling”.  All are welcome but you must bring your own machines and your sewing items…such as your shears and “sewing kits”. We will meet in the Bates Room  on May 2. Contact Lisa Waldon for questions, 801-679-3393.

Hildegarde’s Pantry- During the month of May, please donate canned chicken, peanut butter and jelly, and dry cat food. Lydia Herrera is the pantry manager. She is thankful to all the parishioners of St. Mark’s for their donations and for making this ministry possible. You may contact Lydia at 801-328-2303 or 801-688-0702.

Clothing Donations – Hildegarde’s Pantry is not set up to accept clothing donations.  Contact the Junior League’s Women Helping Women Clothing Boutique .They need interview and work-ready women’s clothing in good condition call 801-328-1019. To donate clothing and household items, contact the Crossroads Thrift Store at 801-359-8837.

Interpreters for General Convention:  Individuals with language skills, particularly Spanish and French are needed to talk and explain things to participants at the sessions.  Professional translators will do the written translations.  If interested, contact The Rev. Anita Catron Miner, anitacatron@gmail.com or 801- 842-8764.

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).

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.

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.