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.
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]
Growing in Faith:
The Landscape of Community
Easter Forum Series:
So What? A Dialogue on Today’s Sermon
Sundays of Easter, 11:30 am in the Kennedy Room
You’re watching the children crowd around the agape table after church, and you find yourself thinking about the day’s sermon.
What issues did the sermon raise for you and what were the implications of the sermon, as you heard it? What ideas made you think more about your beliefs or how your faith affects how you live? You’re curious about what others might be thinking about the sermon. (read more...)
50 Minute Forum
The Mystery and Manipulation of Mary Magdalene
May 19th with Prof. Rebecca Lyman
As the San Francisco Opera unveils a brilliant new work “The Gospel of Mary Magdalene” by Mark Adamo this summer, we look briefly at the varied images of the first witness to the resurrection: apostle, hysterical woman, prostitute, sage, saint. What do these images say about our hearts and minds? In 1978 at the First International Conference on Gnosticism at Yale, the focus was on sex and power—and what will it be in 2013 in San Francisco?
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 spring classes have completed and we will have another course offered in the fall.
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 on Sunday, May 5 at 6:30 pm.
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 June 2