We believe God's love and welcome extends to everyone. No exceptions! At St. Mark's, we are committed to diversity and inclusion. Each Sunday, our priest says these words to invite everyone to communion at our altar:
This is the Lord's table. If you have great faith, or you have little faith, you are welcome. If you have been here often, or if you have never been here before, you are welcome. If you have tried to follow, or if you have failed, you are welcome. It's the Lord who invites you. You can meet him here.
Our Sunday worship services in the church building on River Road are currently suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic
A Service for August 9, 2020
While our building may be closed, we have videos of a service held this morning for you to enjoy safely at home. A sermon, Kid Stuff and a Worship Service are below. Feel free to watch the videos in any order you would like!
Sermon Text: Resurrection Stories
At a time like this, we need resurrection stories. We need some Easter joy. We need to celebrate life over death. So let me tell you a couple of my favorite resurrection stories. They give me Easter joy. They are a celebration of life over death.
Both of these are true stories. The first one happened in the 1980s, although I have not been able to track it down completely. The second one happened to me in 2002.
The first is about an 8-year old boy named Stephen. Stephen had mental disabilities, and poor physical health. And his health was getting worse. But he loved Sunday school. He was in a small class with a half dozen other kids.
And in April around Easter time, their teacher asked the kids to take an Easter egg, one of these plastic ones that comes apart in two pieces. Each child was asked to hide something inside the egg, something to represent new life in springtime.