Five bishops named Mark provide a moment of inspiration at General Convention. (Video by Bishop Michael Curry)
Five Marks of Mission
(to the tune of “We all are one in mission…”)
We are five Marks of mission, though not all spelled the same;
The Good News of the Kingdom to all we proudly proclaim.
We teach, baptize, and nurture believers new and old,
By loving service responding to human needs untold.
Society’s unjust structures, we five seek to transform.
From New York to Alaska, we labor for the Lord.
In dioceses from coast to coast and ’cross the great Midwest,
We are Marks of God’s mission, seeking to do our best.
Integrity of creation, we’re striving to safeguard;
To sustain Earth’s life and renew it, we five are working hard.
We disagree on many things, but of this we are sure:
We are five Mark’s of mission, committed to the core.
If you feel that God’s mission is calling out to you,
Marked as Christ’s own forever, there’s plenty you can do.
We have five marks to guide our work, to keep our efforts true;
We are five Marks of mission, and surely you are one, too.
Performed by: The Rt. Rev. Mark Hollingsworth, Jr. (Ohio)
The Rt. Rev. Mark S. Sisk (New York)
The Rt. Rev. Mark A. Lattime (Alaska)
The Rt. Rev. Mark M. Beckwith (Newark)
The Rt. Rev. Marc H. Andrus (California)
Words: The Rt. Rev. Mark Hollingsworth, Jr.
General Convention 2012