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.

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We are currently worshipping both in person and via livestream (Sundays) & zoom (weekdays).


10am Eucharist in person in Palo Alto, CA (indoors, masks required), and livestreamed via YouTube

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DOwnload the Advent Brochure!

You can use this button to download this year’s beautiful Advent guide that includes inspirational devotionals by members of St. Mark’s that you can use to celebrate Advent with your family.

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Parish Workday for Christmas Season!

Saturday December 3rd is our last workday of the year, beginning at 8:30 and ending around 12:30. The day starts early this year as there is an event scheduled in the church, so our time there is limited. The tasks we hope to accomplish include some focused cleaning inside the church and other meeting rooms…

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Thanksgiving Day Service

Join us for our traditional service on Thanksgiving Day at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel. The first service ever at St. Mark’s was on Thanksgiving Day in 1948. Start the day recalling our gratitude and together celebrating the Eucharist with traditional prayers from our past, including prayers from the 1928 Prayer Book and scriptural readings…

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Advent Giving Tree!

Every year St. Mark’s creates a Giving Tree during Advent to encourage donations (either financial or in-kind donations) to organizations helping those in need. This year the Outreach Commission has selected Project WeHOPE and the CIC Jail Ministry as our designated recipients. Please take a tag (or two!)  from the tree in the narthex and…

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The Incarnation: what is it, and why does it matter? An Advent Forum

Sometimes we think the Incarnation is about elevating a human, Jesus of Nazareth, to the glory of God. What if it’s really about revealing to us the humanity of God? Advent invites us to discover how we know that God is for us, no matter what our flesh or history or background or class or…

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Electing our new Bishop

Our Bishop, Marc Andrus, has announced that he will retire in 2024, so a process to choose a new bishop has started.  (Full information is available at  The timeline is: The Search Committee will hold a series of “listening sessions” to learn what we want in a new bishop. Meeting will be held in…

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