Fall of 1867. 150 years ago. Charles Dickens travels to the U.S. and offers his “ghost story,” A Christmas Carol. He travels from Boston to Baltimore and is met everywhere by sell-out crowds. His remuneration for these readings? 20 million dollars (adjusted for inflation). I hope you will consider attending the performance of A Christmas Carol in our chapel this Saturday evening at 6:00. The chapel was being constructed at the same time Dickens was making his tour. Both A Christmas Carol and St. Mark’s are vibrant witnesses 150 years later.
Have you ever thought about all of the lives touched through the chapel in the last 150 years? Like a stone skipping along the smooth water of a pond—the Lord’s message of “Good will towards men” still goes forth from St. Mark’s to every corner of the globe.
Here is a list of St. Markers who have been ordained or gone on to the mission field in the last 25 years:
I look forward to the Lord working through the telling of Dickens’ tale and through this place for the next 150 years! (Or until He returns!)
P.S. Friday night is Christmas Walk in Geneva! Please join us for carols in the chapel. Drop in for a while, 7:00–8:30 pm.