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 are at 8am and 10am We offer a nursery school for children up to 3 years old and Sunday School for children up to 6th grade.
From the Church Guy
It is my pleasure to announce the Christmas Eve services at St. Mark’s. We will offer three services on Tuesday, December 24. 4:00 p.m. Children’s Eucharist (1). This service is for everyone, but is especially designed to include young children. It is a full communion service, but instead of the usual readings and sermon, I will tell the Christmas story, with the children helping with sound effects. The service usually lasts about 40 minutes. Adults love it, too. 7:00 p.m. Children’s Eucharist (2). This service is identical to the 4 p.m. service, and I hope offering it twice will assist families to combine attending church with family dinners. 9:00 p.m. Traditional Festive Eucharist. This service is a full, traditional Eucharist with readings and hymns, and includes our vocal choir and our chime choir. The service concludes with the singing of “Silent Night” by candlelight. So if you like the traditional style, 9:00 is for you. If you need to accommodate children or dinner schedules by attending a shorter service, 4:00 or 7:00 would be for you. I hope you will be part of one of our Christmas Eve celebrations. O come, let us adore Him!
Sermon: About Hope
Sermon Text: About Hope
Bad news shouts. Good news whispers.
Despair is rough, hope is gentle. The season of Advent affirms good news in bad times. Advent is all about hope.
The prayers and Scriptures assigned to this season point toward God’s future — a future of joy and peace, a future of health and plenty, a future of life and love.
Hope can be hard to hang to in dark times. Bad news shouts — good news whispers. Despair is rough — hope is gentle. Advent is all about hope.
Last week brought me a whisper of hope. And it was from an unlikely source — Hollywood. The industry that brings us horror movies and war movies and extremely violent action flicks also brings us something else this year. A movie about Mister Rogers, of all people.