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: How Big Is Your God?
Sermon Text: How Big Is Your God?
Where were you in February of 1990?
Thirty years ago. Some of you were not born. All of you were in a different situation. I was the priest of a large church just outside Chicago. My son was 9. My daughter was 6. My wife was....fabulous.
Where were you in February of 1990? Something significant happened that month. It happened pretty far away. I learned about it in a book written by someone from Ithaca, NY. He taught at Cornell. His name was Carl Sagan. He wrote this:
In February of 1990, the spacecraft Voyager I photographed the planets of our solar system from beyond the orbits of Neptune and Pluto. From this distance, the planets seem only points of light. Earth is a pale blue dot.