Welcome to Our Community!

Whether you have already visited us or are researching the internet for a church to attend, we welcome you to this exciting and growing community of faith.

Most of us are searching for something beyond ourselves, for meaningful connections, a place where our children receive a sense of the sacred and our teenagers feel comfortable, safe and supported, for the freedom to ask our questions and discover awe, for a sense of belonging. Whatever your reasons, we invite you to explore St. Mark’s, a place where we come as we are, accept each other for who we are, strive to grow and open to change along the way.

Our Mission

St. Mark's Episcopal Church is an extended family of loving people bound by faith in Christ. We seek to deepen our relationship with God, strengthen our faith community, support each other, and serve our neighbors. We do this by celebrating our faith through meaningful liturgy and prayer, sharing our stories and traditions, and participating in ministries of fellowship, compassion and justice.

“So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” — 2 Corinthians 5:17 [NRSV]

Join the Outreach Alliance and Walk to End Hunger

Sunday October 19

St Mark's Parishioners, come out and join the St Mark's team at the SF Peninsula CROP walk on 10/19. This is a family friendly walking event of 1,3 or 5 miles from 12-4 starting from Burgess Park in Menlo Park. There will be live music and games.
Link to the St Marks team page to make a donation or join the team. http://hunger.cwsglobal.org/goto/StMarksPaloAlto

Forum: Looking for Some Peace of Mind and Heart?

October 19, at 11:30 a.m. in the Kennedy Room

“Be still and know that I am God.”~Psalm 46:10
Jesus said that “the kingdom of God is within you” ~Luke 17:21

Please join us for a forum on Centering Prayer, a silent, contemplative prayer discipline in which we strive to experience God's presence within us—what Richard Rohr describes as “Christ Consciousness” or “emptying the mind and filling the heart.” Rev. Matt will provide a brief history of Centering Prayer and Carrie LeRoy will lead the discussion, with other regular participants in Centering Prayer at St. Mark's sharing their perspectives on the value of this contemplative practice. We'll also practice Centering Prayer together for a few minutes after the discussion.

Current & Upcoming Newcomer Events!

Please read on below about our current and upcoming events for newcomers or new members. For more information on any of these events, please see our New to St. Mark’s page, or contact the church office. We hope to see you at one of these events!

Clergy Led Inquirer’s Classes

Twice a year we offer a course for those interested in learning more about the Anglican Communion, the Episcopal Church, and St. Mark’s.
Our next class begins Tuesday, October 14, 2014.
Click here to RSVP!

Newcomer's Dessert

Each spring and fall, visitors and new members of Saint Mark’s are invited to an informal gathering at a parishioner’s home. These events give people an opportunity to meet other people new to Saint Mark’s as well as an opportunity to meet established members and clergy.
Our next dessert is Sunday, November 2, 2014.

New Member Welcome Sunday

Two Sundays a year are set aside for welcoming new members to Saint Mark’s. During both the 8:00 and 10:00 services, those who have become members are recognized by name and with prayer.
Our next Welcome Sunday is Sunday, December 8, 2014.

Messenger Webzine

Click below to read our Season after Pentecost 2014 issue

Messenger Site

Calendar at a Glance

This calendar is for Parish Events only and does not include outside groups, concerts or recitals.


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