all are welcome

 Lifelong Christians and folks who aren't really sure about church; those asking questions or seeking healing and forgiveness; LGBTQ+ or straight; single, partnered, married, or divorced; young, old, or somewhere in between: you are welcome here. All who seek Christ are invited to the table, without exception.

worship with us

We are currently worshipping together both in person in Palo Alto and online:


8am Eucharist: spoken Rite II service in our chapel; in person (masks required)
10am Eucharist: liturgy with music & choir; in person (masks required) and livestreamed

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Parish Work Day – Saturday, April 1st

Saturday April 1 st is our first St. Mark’s workday of the year, beginning at 9:00 and ending around 1:00. The tasks we hope to accomplish include some general cleaning inside the churchand other meeting rooms as needed. Outside areas require particular attention due to much winter rain and wind activity. We will focus on…

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Easter Memorials and Thanksgivings

Consider the devotional opportunity of making a special Easter donation (to support our music & flower ministries) in memory of a loved one or in thanksgiving for a blessing in your life.  Please fill out this online form or fill out a hard copy form at the Welcome Table in church and place in an…

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Sign up to help with the Easter Brunch!

Sign up to bring food or help with cleanup at the Easter Brunch! You can bring what you like, or follow our suggestions for last names: A-G: Fruit or fruit salad H-P: Breads, muffins, coffee cake, or donuts Q-Z: Egg dishes, meat or veggie mains. You can drop food off in the church kitchen on Saturday,…

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Join the Choir for Easter

St. Mark’s Choir welcomes additional singers who would like to join for the 10:00 a.m. service on Easter Sunday, April 9. We will be performing Franz Schubert’s majestic Mass in G Major, accompanied by string quartet and organ. Rehearsals are held on Thursdays March 16, 23, and 30 at 7:30 p.m. (please enter by the…

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Upcoming Memorials for the Beloved

There are various upcoming memorials and gatherings for beloved parishioners and for family of parishioners. Join us to remember theses loved ones and to support their families in their time of mourning. Andrew Paisley, beloved son of Lorna Paisley: Sunday, April 16th at 1:30pm in St. Mark’s Chapel, reception to follow. Darby Dye, beloved parishioner,…

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Safe Church Training!

Safe Church Training is on Sunday, April 23 at 12:00 (after the 10:00 service.) The Diocese of California requires all volunteers who work with children, youth and/or vulnerable adults to complete Safe Church training. Caren Miles, the Diocese’s Whole and Healthy Church Coordinator, will offer live, in-person training at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Palo…

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