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

daily prayer

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Let’s Go Deeper: Building Beloved Community this Lent 

  How can we grow as a vibrant, engaged, and joyful community of faith at St. Mark’s? What does it look like for the people of God to be grounded, nourished, and enlivened as we work to embody the love of Christ? JOIN US this Lent as we explore these questions by reading, reflecting, and…

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Margaret Kvamme in Recital at St. Mark’s

Organist Margaret Kvamme will present a Recital of Eclectic Music by Women, featuring music by Fanny Mendelssohn, Rachel Laurin, Clara Schumann, Florence Price, Emma Lou Diemer, Caterina Assandra, and Pamela Decker. Suggested donation is $20 ($10 for seniors, free for children). Sunday, February 12th – 5pm

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The Annual Meeting and Awards Brunch (and return of the beloved church potluck)!

On Sunday, February 5th, we will have our Annual Meeting as part of an abbreviated 10am Eucharist in the church followed by our pot-luck Annual Brunch, 2022 gather Show and Annual Awards in the well-ventilated parish hall. (NO 8am service this Sunday.) Join us to celebrate the past year’s ministry and look to the new year with enthusiasm…

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Forum: When Beauty Bears Witness: An Introduction to Christian Iconography

Icons have been described as “windows to heaven,” “theology written in images and color,” “forms of prayer,” and “artistic longings for the divine.”  From the earliest centuries of the Church, Christians have created visual representations of God and the saints for use during prayer and worship.  If you’re curious about these sacred images — how they’re made,…

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2023 Vestry and Delegate Nominees

Four new Vestry Members are elected to replace the outgoing vestry members whose terms end at Pentecost. The Vestry is the governing body of the temporal and corporate affairs of the parish, the equivalent of a board of directors. Election at the Annual Meeting is required by Section 11.13 of the Canons of the Diocese…

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Burial Service for the Rev. Carol Cook

A brief burial service for the Rev. Carol Cook, former parishioner and Interim Rector of St. Marks, will be held in All Souls Memorial Garden at St. Mark’s on Sunday, February 19th, at 4pm. Rev. Cook was an active parishioner at St. Mark’s while working for Apple Corporation and  answered a call to ordained ministry….

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