what to expect

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, all of St. Mark's worship services are happening via livestream or Zoom.  Go to the main page to find links that have the information you need to participate in these worship services. Watch the news section for updated worship information as things change over time.

Our Sunday services center around Holy Communion (also called Eucharist), when we bless bread and wine in the name of Christ and share them as a sign of unity and a source of spiritual strength. Everyone is welcome to receive Communion.

The Eucharist, a word that means “thanksgiving,” has two major parts – the liturgy of the Word and the liturgy of Communion. In the first part, we are reminded of our place in God’s story as the scriptures are read, a sermon is shared, we pray and offer a common confession together, and are reminded of God’s forgiveness. In the second part, we experience God’s acts of redemption as we see the bread broken and the wine poured out and share in our belief in God and Christ’s presence with us. Finally, we are sent out embodying that presence and living renewed lives.

There is occasional music at the 8 a.m. service, and a full choir and hymns at the 10 a.m. service

The 8:00 a.m. lasts an hour, while the 10 a.m. usually runs about an hour and fifteen minutes.

Yes! We have children’s chapel at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. If you’re not sure where that is, ask anyone one of our friendly greeters and they’ll be able to point you in the right direction.

There is no dress code. Some people dress up in their Sunday best and others show up in khakis or yoga clothing. The important thing is that you are with us, not whether you are perfectly pulled together.

Yes! We are wheelchair accessible, with a ramp leading to the front entrance of the church. Large-print worship resources and hearing-assist devices are available from the greeters.