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The Sunday Worship Schedule

For most of the year Sunday morning worship is scheduled for 8AM and 10AM—except in the summer when we move to 8AM and 9:15AM.

The 8AM service is quiet and intimate. It’s almost always a service of Holy Communion, and there is usually no music. “Traditional,” Elizabethan language is used throughout most of the service. The 8AM worshipping congregation is incredibly friendly and welcoming.

The 10AM service is filled with music, is almost always a service of Holy Communion, and modern english is spoken. Most of the year there is a choir, and the congregation always sings hymns. The worship style of the 10AM service can vary from week to week. One week it might be full choir and organ and the next week it might be a more contemporary service complete with guitars and harmonica.

Saturday nights too?

Yes, we have a regular 5PM service of Holy Communion in our historic chapel, except in the summer. The chapel is the part of the building with the cedar siding, and to enter it, find the red door just around the corner by where the driveway approaches Finley Avenue. This service is a simple one, and is about a half an hour in length. There is no music at this service, but there is always a full sermon.

What's the deal with Sunday School?

For our children (Preschool and Elementary School) there is Sunday School almost every Sunday morning right after the 10AM service in the parish hall—where coffee hour is going on.

What's music like at St. Mark's?

Music is truly a wonderful way to praise God and we have an outstanding and strong music program at St. Mark’s. A dedicated Music Director and an extremely talented Organist, together with our choir, create an atmosphere of joyous praise each Sunday. Beautiful music with traditional and some non-traditional themes is heard every Sunday at our 10AM. service.

We also have a band “in residence” called She’s at the Door. They lead worship several Sundays a year and bring in a mix of blues, bluegrass, and traditional Christian hymnody.

Do the youth do anything on Sundays?

For youth there is group get-together Sunday evening during the school year. We gather for dinner, games, and service projects.

Is there anything fun going on around here?

People regularly report that one of the things they like best about St Mark’s is the warmth they experience here. On Sundays there’s ample time for casual togetherness, and every Sunday following the 10AM service there’s a “coffee hour” where almost the entire congregation attends. There’s always food and drink, provided by a family or a group within the church, and we informally talk and just enjoy each other. Twice a year we have a huge brunch after church, and our both our women and our men have (quite different!) fellowship opportunities. From time to time we have a shindig, and sometimes we even have a hootenany or two.

How about Adult Christian Education?

Our Rector’s Forum Series sometimes explores topics of theological interest (like the Trinity, prayer, the Nicene Creed, Forgiveness…) and other times it takes deep dives into a particular book of the Bible or a specific story in the Bible. Currently the Forums are scheduled on Sunday Mornings at 9AM in the Heritage Room, on Wednesday Mornings at 11AM in the Heritage Room, and Tuesday Evenings at 7:30PM on Zoom.

You can find whole courses from our past series on our YouTube Channel.

Who we are.

St. Mark’s is a church in the Episcopal/ Anglican tradition. This tradition inspires us to weekly celebrations of the Holy Eucharist and to mark the various seasons and holy days that have emerged through the two millennia of Christianity.

We seek to not only look backwards, but also forwards to where the Holy Spirit leads us.

You are welcome here.

We believe that the Altar in St. Mark’s is not ours. It’s God’s. And therefore ALL of God’s Children are welcome to worship here and feast from the Table of the Lord. You do not need to be an official Episcopalian to participate in the full life of our parish, you need only to desire to seek and follow God in Christ.