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: A Castle, A Wedding, and Happily Ever After
Sermon Text: A Castle, A Wedding, and Happily Ever After
Here comes the bride...and the bride, and the bride, and the bride, and the bride, and the bride, and the bride, and the bride.
In 2019, I am officiating at eight weddings. For me, that’s a higher than average number.
Two weeks ago, I did a wedding at a castle. The bride had a childhood dream of having her wedding in this castle — Boldt Castle in Alexandria Bay up in the Thousand Islands. So we had a princess marrying her prince on a warm sunny day at the castle — a dream come true.
Their biggest dream, of course, is to live happily ever after. That’s what every couple hopes. During my little homily at the wedding, I had to tell them that “happily ever after” takes a whole lot of work. As a 43-year veteran myself, I know what I’m talking about.