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: Wake-up Call
Sermon Text: Wake-up Call
Have you ever had an epiphany? I bet you have.
“Epiphany” is just a fancy theological term for a wake-up call. An epiphany is a sudden realization of what something means. It’s usually a simple, striking event that gives us an intuitive grasp of reality.
And I bet you’ve had an epiphany. Or, more likely, a number of them.
In the church year, the season of Christmas is followed by the season of Epiphany. The stories are familiar — the story of the Wise Men from the East visiting the Christ Child; the story of the baptism of Christ; the stories of the beginning of Christ’s ministry.
These stories are wake-up calls in the Gospels. They are simple, striking stories that give us an idea that something amazing is going on here. The stories of Epiphany want us to realize what this Christ means.