This is an exciting week here at St. Mark’s by the-Lake. We have started planning toward Similac Sunday on April 20 (To learn more read my blog for March 29), and we are ramping up to one of our favourite events of our year – HOCKEY JERSEY SUNDAY!

Wayne Gretzky once said that, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” St. Mark’s by-the-Lake will not be accused of not taking its’ shot! While I see so many communities that talk about doing things, I am pleased to belong to a church that is actively going to the net, as it were, and taking the shots and working to even bang in a rebound or two. Yesterday a car load of food was delivered to the food bank, today it was a carload of clothing to the All Saints clothing cupboard, in a few weeks it will be what I hope is a load of Baby Formula. Either way you look at it, we are working hard to do what we can. But we also know how much being a Christian should also be about enjoying the journey and our HOCKEY JERSEY SUNDAY is a great witness to that.

HOLY MACKINAW!!!! TODAY I RECEIVED CONFIRMATION THAT WE WILL HAVE A FULL BRASS QUINTET THIS YEAR FOR HOCKEY JERSEY SUNDAY. Plans are well underway for a day that will include a lot of good surprises. PLAN TO BE THERE!

To see a video invitation with music and photos from last years HJS go to our parish web page later this morning at www.stmarkschurch.net.   This HJS is shaping up to be the best one ever. Please let your friends and family know. We would love to have to put out chairs!