Worship

Sundays are the day when Christians celebrate Jesus' Resurrection and the way that God's power is still at work in the world and in us.

At St. Mark's Sunday typically include three different and distinct times of worship.

At 8 am we gather in an intimate group to hear Holy Scripture, and celebrate Jesus' Last Supper, as guided by the Book of Common Prayer. This is a spoken service which includes four distinct readings from the Bible as well as an opportunity to gather around the Altar to receive Holy Communion. This service usually lasts 45 minutes.

At 10 am a large group gathers with music and song to hear Holy Scripture and celebrate communion. This service is interactive, lively, and is welcoming to people of all ages from the youngest to the oldest. Music and prayers come from both modern and traditional sources which offer variety to our worship. Three Scriptural texts are read from in this service. The length of this service is typically 65 minutes.

At 6:30 pm (during the School year) our worship is interactive, engaging a congregation made up of many ages including our  middle and high school youth groups who gather for an informal, interactive service which can range from contemplative chant to praise music. This service, which always includes Holy Communion, ends by 7:00 pm.

Learning

The Christian formation program at St. Mark’s is made up of teachers and leaders from every aspect of our multi-age Church School program. To learn more contact Fr. Peter Swarr at rector@stmarksma.org

Godly Play

(Pre-K to 2nd grade) Sundays from 9:45 until 10:35 AM in the lower floor of the education wing on the parking lot side of the church.

Rotation Workshop
(Grades 3 to 5)   Sundays from 9:45 until 10:35 AM in the education and meeting room on the office wing, top level.

Rite 13
(Grades 6 to 8) Sundays from 5:00-6:30 PM in the education and meeting room on the office wing, top level.

Journey to Adulthood
(Grades 9  to 12) Select Sundays from 5:00-6:30 PM in the Loft off of the Great Hall.

The Safe Church Officer for the Diocese is the Reverend Tanya Wallace. Contact her with general questions about trainings or safe church policy at: allsaintschurchrector@gmail.com

The Intake Officer for the Diocese is the Reverend Molly Scherm. Contact her to report any suspected misconduct: mollyscherm@gmail.com

Fellowship

When you walk into the church on Sundays there are many opportunities to meet, greet, and interact with others. It is not uncommon to find people in the Great Hall casually sharing coffee before and after each service...there's always room for one more chair. Programs, discussion groups, and ministry teams often meet during these times to learn, share, grow and care. Children are often found playing in the nursery or around the food table provided by the Holy Grounds Ministry. Other folk are often found outside enjoying the gardens, grounds, or play area.