We are glad for your visit to our website and welcome your participation in the life of St. Mark's! Everyone is welcome to share the Bread and Cup at our altar. We gather as a community for worship, and offer a nursery school for children up to 3 years old and Sunday School for children up to 6th grade. We hope to serve God and the world, and have open doors for anyone who wishes the same.
Our Sunday services are at 8:00am and 10:00am
Sermon: By Heart
Sermon - By Heart
Learning something by heart is an act of love.
I have memorized a whole bunch of texts. I recite them on my walks, and it takes me over an hour to get through them all. It's work, and it's discipline.
But I've learned something else by heart without trying. The Eucharist. You may notice that when we use Rite 2, Prayer A, for the Great Thanksgiving (starting on page 361), I don't use the book. I know it by heart. I didn't try to do it...It just happened over thirty years of celebrating the Eucharist.
Learning something by heart can be an act of love. And I love the Eucharist, or Holy Communion.