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.
Sermon: Advent Wreath
Sermon Text: Advent Wreath
It’s the passing of an era here at St. Mark’s.
We have retired our old Advent wreath. It used to hang on a chain from the highest rafters. That wreath was here when I arrived at St. Mark’s. So I blame my predecessor, the rector who served here from 1990 until 1993. I knew him from the diocese, and got along with him okay. So why did he leave this booby trap to kill me?
It was risky to hang it up. You had to fully extend our extension ladder and rest it on the highest rafter, right out in the middle here, away from the wall. Then you had to climb up, holding the chain, and when you got to the top, you had to lift the chain and the wreath with one hand and hook it up there.
I couldn’t let anyone else do anything that dangerous. So for 23 years, I’ve done it.