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: Here I Stand; and I Say a Prayer
Sermon Text: Here I Stand; and I Say a Prayer
From the Celtic tradition are these beautiful words: “Here I stand; and I say a prayer.” In Luke’s Gospel account that we just heard, Jesus is teaching his disciples and us again about prayer, about prayer’s necessity, prayer’s basic nature, and prayer’s vital importance in the life and humanity we were created to share with God and with each other. When we listen carefully to this passage, we could almost imagine hearing each of the two men in the story uttering something like those very words, “Here I stand; and I say a prayer.” Both men have come to the Temple to pray.