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Reformation and Confirmation Sunday

Sunday October 25th

Be sure to join us for online worship on Sunday October 25th as our congregation affirms the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of two of our confirmation students who have been exploring and building a FIRM foundation of faith in their lives over the last 3 years. It’s also Reformation Sunday – or the day we traditionally celebrate as the start of the Reform movement that led to the formation of the Protestant faith. This year we affirm the same reforming spirit that has animated the church some 500 years ago is still at work in our lives as well. 

Thanksgiving Baskets

Colonial Neighborhood Council puts together Thanksgiving Baskets for families in need in our community. To help this effort, St. Mark’s has been asked to collect cans of Mushroom Soup as our part of the Baskets. You can drop your donation of soup in the Parcel Room – located at 508 Harry Street behind the door…Continue Reading

Join us for Outdoor Worship

Sunday September 13th we will hold our worship service outside the church on 5th Street!! We have requested a street closure from the borough to allow us to set up chairs in front of the church at a safe physical distance of six feet from each other. In order to do this as safely as…Continue Reading

The Church is not closed, it’s deployed

These are certainly different times for the church. Over the last few weeks we have had to completely rethink the ways in which we have come to define “church.” With the mandate to maintain “physical distancing” and our worship being a “full contact” sports at time, we came to the difficult decision to disband worship…Continue Reading

Virtual Holy Week

Maundy ThursdayWe have created an “at home” experience of Maundy Thursday for tonight. We invite you to take time tonight to share in a special meal as a family or household. I wrote a liturgy / bulletin that you could use while eating dinner tonight to share in scripture, prayer and conversation. Take a second…Continue Reading

Virtual Worship

Join us Sunday morning at 9:30am for our first every Virtual worship…. it’s a BYOCE (bring your own communion elements) kind of service!! Topic: Sunday Worship ServiceTime: Apr 12, 2020 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Every week on Sun, until May 24, 2020, 7 occurrence(s) Join Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/649397358?pwd=c21YemhZYjFVUjZXOXBBZ3NzRXJsQT09 Meeting ID: 649 397 358Password: saintmarks…Continue Reading

COVID-19 and Worship

As the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various kinds of diseases brought them to him; and he laid his hands on each of them and cured them. – Luke 4.40-44Dear St. Mark’s, Today has been one of unfolding events. This morning, I didn’t think I would be needing to…Continue Reading

diakonia™ classes resume Saturday, March 21

This is a two-year adult theological education and discipleship program covering a range of topics from the Bible, Practical Ministries, Church History and Christian Teachings.  Participants can sign on for the entire year or take the courses individually as their schedules allow! Each course is 5 weeks long.  In March, the class will meet on…Continue Reading

Holy Week Schedule

Join us as we tell the story of Christ’s passage from life, to death and resurrection dawn: Palm Sunday, April 5th  with worship at 9:30am Maundy Thursday, April 9th – Potluck dinner at 6 pm and worship in the sanctuary at 7 pm                                                                 Good Friday evening, April 10th with worship at 7 pm Easter Sunday,…Continue Reading

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