Welcome to Our Community!
Whether you have already visited us or are researching the internet for a church to attend, we welcome you to this exciting and growing community of faith.
Most of us are searching for something beyond ourselves, for meaningful connections, a place where our children receive a sense of the sacred and our teenagers feel comfortable, safe and supported, for the freedom to ask our questions and discover awe, for a sense of belonging. Whatever your reasons, we invite you to explore St. Mark’s, a place where we come as we are, accept each other for who we are, strive to grow and open to change along the way.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church is an extended family of loving people bound by faith in Christ. We seek to deepen our relationship with God, strengthen our faith community, support each other, and serve our neighbors. We do this by celebrating our faith through meaningful liturgy and prayer, sharing our stories and traditions, and participating in ministries of fellowship, compassion and justice.
“So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” — 2 Corinthians 5:17 [NRSV]
Holy Week Services
The week beginning on Palm Sunday and culminating on Easter Day holds within it the fullness of our Christian traditions and beliefs. On Palm Sunday, Jesus is ushered into Jerusalem with cries of Hosanna!, an acknowledgement that the Messiah has arrived. On Maundy Thursday, a meal is shared and feet are washed in the tradition of the Last Supper and Jesus’ message of servant hood. Good Friday brings us to the crucifixion of Jesus and the glory of God is realized in the Easter Resurrection of Christ. Mark on your calendar these holy services, and join us in experiencing the deep meaning of this sacred week.
April 13: The Sunday of the Passion
8am & 9:45*am Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharist (*9:45am service begins in Hoover Park)
April 17: Maundy Thursday
6:15pm Agape Meal and Liturgy of the Word, Holy Eucharist and the Stripping of the Altar
April 18: Good Friday
12:00 - 2:00pm A Service focused on the Seven Last Words
2:00 - 3:00pm Labyrinth Meditation
April 20: Easter
5:30am The Great Vigil with Baptism, the Great Fire and story-telling
8:00am Festive Easter Breakfast in the Parish Hall and Family Easter Activities
10:00am Festive Holy Eucharist in the Church celebrating the Festival of the Resurrection
Current & Upcoming Newcomer Events!
Please read on below about our current and upcoming events for newcomers or new members. For more information on any of these events, please see our New to St. Mark’s page, or contact the church office. We hope to see you at one of these events!
Clergy Led Inquirer’s Classes
Twice a year we offer a course for those interested in learning more about the Anglican Communion, the Episcopal Church, and St. Mark’s. Our next class will be in the fall.
Each spring and fall, visitors and new members of Saint Mark’s are invited to an informal gathering at a parishioner’s home. These events give people an opportunity to meet other people new to Saint Mark’s as well as an opportunity to meet established members and clergy. Our next dessert is scheduled for Sunday, May 4.
New Member Welcome Sunday
Two Sundays a year are set aside for welcoming new members to Saint Mark’s. During both the 8:00 and 10:00 services, those who have become members are recognized by name and with prayer. Our next Welcome Sunday will be Sunday, June 8.
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Calendar at a Glance
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