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 with designated mask optional area)
10am Eucharist: liturgy with music & choir; in person (masks optional with designated mask only area) and livestreamed

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Thank You, Everyone Who has Pledged! Now is the Time

We currently have received pledges from 44% of households and are at 56% of our goal. THANK YOU — for your time, your talent, and your pledge. If you haven’t pledged yet, please don’t linger. We are working hard on our planning and outreach for next year, and all of it hinges on knowing the…

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December Workday

Saturday December 2 is our last workday of the year, beginning at 9:00am and ending around 12:30pm. The tasks we hope to accomplish include some focused cleaning inside the church and other meeting rooms as needed. Outside areas requiring attention will be the parking lot areas especially raking up leaves, trimming plants, weeding, and sweeping…

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“Here I Am” — the Witness and Legacy of Mary

“Here I Am” —  The Witness and Legacy of Mary Some people call her “Theotokos,” the God-bearer. Others champion her as a model of holy femininity — ever sinless, ever virgin, ever mother. To some, she is a prophet, and to others, an intercessor.  At the Sunday forum on December 3rd, join Debie Thomas to…

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Advent Festival this Sunday

This Sunday, December 3rd, we will move into the holy season of Advent with a festival for all ages! Everyone is invited to begin with wreath-making on the fountain patio at 4:15pm. Then we’ll process into the church at 5pm for a candlelit service of Lessons and Carols. This event is a wonderful and time-honored way…

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St. Mark’s Women’s Ministry Tea Party

Calling all St. Mark’s ladies, mark your calendars! St. Mark’s Women’s Ministry is starting the new year with a “Tea Party” on January 13, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The theme for January is “Rooted in Faith, Growing in Grace,” and we are looking for a volunteer to host the tea party. If you’re…

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Annual St. Mark’s Christmas Pageant

We are preparing for the annual St. Mark’s Christmas Pageant! Children and youth of all ages are welcome to participate. Rehearsals will take place on December 3, 10, and 17 immediately after the 10am service and at 2:30pm on December 24. The performance is at 4pm on December 24. We also welcome adult volunteers! Please…

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