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]
The word lent comes from the Anglo-Saxon lencten - the time when the days are getting longer - spring. Just as spring brings both the last bleak days of winter and the first green promise of summer, Lent brings a season of austerity and hope to Christians. The 40 days of Lent, beginning Ash Wednesday and ending on Holy Saturday, call us to self-denial, discipline and reflection: a solemn preparation for the celebration of Easter.
The penitential tone of Lent is highlighted during worship service by using purple vestments and altar cloths.
In observance of a holy Lent you are invited and encouraged to attend our various worship services and our Lenten Series of study and exploration. Please see our flyer below for details on our offerings during Lent.
Lent Services and Events
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 first set of classes in 2015 will be held in the Kennedy Room on Tuesdays, April 14, 21 & 28.
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 scheduled for Sunday, May 17, 2015.
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 will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2015.
Our webzine is published three times a year (Lent-Easter, Pentecost, and Advent-Epiphany) and includes articles and reflections focused on larger themes of the seasons. Enjoy!
Calendar at a Glance
This calendar is for Parish Events only and does not include outside groups, concerts or recitals.
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