St. Mark’s is a community of Christians–people who give as much of themselves as they know to as much of Jesus Christ as they know.
We worship God in a service that is both ancient and new–based on the historic Anglican forms of prayer, music, and sacraments, but also including new musical styles and preaching that tackles the concerns of our lives.
We worship the same God that Christians have worshiped throughout the centuries–but in a way that is fresh and vital for people of all ages today.
7:30 am Morning Prayer in the chapel
5:00 pm Holy Eucharist in the chapel, Rite II
8:00 am Holy Eucharist in the chapel, Rite I
9:00 am Holy Eucharist in the main church (nave), Rite II
Christian Education for children, youth, and adults
10:30 am Holy Eucharist in the main church (nave), Rite II
Prayer ministers are available to pray with you during Communion at the 9:00 and 10:30 am services on Sundays; there is a prayer station located at the back of the church. Individual healing prayer and laying-on-of-hands are also offered at our Wednesday morning Eucharist.
7:30 am Holy Eucharist with Healing Ministry
6:00 pm Evening Prayer in the chapel during the seasons of Advent and Lent
About Our Worship Service
The service booklets faithfully follow the order for the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. It includes instructions for standing, sitting, and kneeling, as well as the readings and prayers, in an easy-to-follow format. The hymn numbers correspond wit those printed in the blue hymnal, which is found in the pews. (Hymns with an “S” before the number are in the front of the hymnal.) The lyrics to more contemporary songs are printed in full.
All baptized Christians who know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are welcome to the Communion table. Scripture assures us that God forgives and welcomes all who come to him in repentance and faith (1 John 1:19).
To receive communion, kneel or stand at the altar rail and hold our your hands, palms up, one hand over the other. The bread will be placed in your hand. After receiving the bread, you may also receive the wine. Please grasp the bottom of the cup with one hand to guide it to your lips. If you would rather not drink wine, please cross your arms over your chest after receiving the bread. Children are welcome to receive communion. If you would prefer them to receive a blessing rather than communion, have them fold their hands over their chests.
To receive a blessing rather than communion, please kneel or stand at the altar rail and cross your arms over your chest.
About the Prayer Ministry
After you have received the bread and wine, you may return to your pew for prayer and reflection, to join in singing the communion songs, or take advantage of our prayer ministry. Prayer ministers will be standing by the prayer desk, located at the right side of the church by the windows, to listen to your concerns and pray personally with you.
Assisted Listening Devices
Assisted listening devices are available from the ushers upon request.