This has been wonderful weekend.

We just returned from 8 AM church at St. Francis Church here in Petoskey. That’s right! Church at 8 AM! And it was really good. We wanted to go to church with Grandpa and he was going at… Read More

Happy 74th Birthday Vivian (Mom)

Happy Birthday Mom. Today my mother is 74. She is such a caring and sweet woman and she really has been a terrific mom. While I am sad not be there with her on her birthday, I am… Read More

Seven More Sleeps

Well, Seven more sleeps and I’ll be able to get up in the morning peek out the window and see the Shag Rock Pictured below. Seven more sleeps and I will enjoy tea with Mom and Dad. Seven… Read More

A War, A wife, a Busy Church, and a Birthday!

The news from the Middle-East is devastating.  The need for diplomacy and peaceful discourse is tremendous in the face of escalating violence and aggression from all sides. In reading the news or watching the coverage one feels so… Read More

Way to go Eric!

Eric Jollimore is a great young man at St. Mark’s by-the-Lake who served as an Altar Server for the first time today. It was very much last minute or at least 3 minutes as we were at 10:27… Read More

A Good time was had by all

We all had a great time last night at Bob’s retirement party. There was plenty of good food, cheer and humour to go around. There was a great turn out and we all were pleased to celebrate with… Read More


  Just a reminder one and all that tomorrow evening at Johnny Shotz – – there will be a social to give thanks to Bob Cooper for his service to St. Mark’s by-the-Lake. We will be there from 7 PM… Read More

Outreach for Justice at St. Mark’s

The Body of Community St. Mark’s by-the-Lake has a newly minted Outreach for Justice Team. Kathy Wight, Bob Hubbard, and Mary Beland have gathered a couple of times now to discuss outreach and justice and how we participate… Read More

What a weekend.

Mark Hipkins and Deb McMahon had a wonderful wedding here on Friday – albeit hot! These two are such wonderful and fun people and they deserve all the happiness in the world. Congratulations guys on a wonderful day… Read More

I Do!

What a beautiful and hot day it was yesterday. Today is looking likewise. I am looking forward to this weekend. Tonight I have a wedding in the parish. Deb McMahon and Mark Hipkins are fairly new parishioners and… Read More


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