Click here to view September's Sunday schedule & calendar.
There is a schedule available on the table by the kitchen every Sunday.
Church and School Offices will be closed on September 26
in observance of Fort Bend County Fair Day!
We are a Safe Church!
The Episcopal Church values a safe environment for our ministry, especially for the children of our church and school. If you work with the children and/or youth of parish and/or school in any capacity, we ask that you be trained by the national church's program Safeguarding God's Children. St. Mark's Church and School now has an "in-house" trainer with Jerri Carington, and she will lead a training on October 11, 9am-12pm at St. Mark's. You may sign up for this training through our church office at email@example.com.
Jesus reached out to the children and so will we! On Sunday, October 5, we will introduce children’s chapel at the 9am service with this new ministry to be offered at the 9am service on the first Sunday of the month. Children’s Chapel is designed for children approximately 4 to 8 years old so those children hear the Scriptures at their level. During the service, the children and chapel leaders will process from “big church” to a designated space where the children will hear a children’s sermon, say a children’s creed, and pray their own prayers of the people. Children’s Chapel will be incorporated into the 9am service and the children will return to the sanctuary in time for Communion. This is an exciting new ministry for our whole church, and we hope your children will join us for chapel!
Support St. Mark's When You Shop
If you shop at Randall's or Kroger, you can give to St. Mark's every time you check out. When you participate in the Randall's Good Neighbor Program and the Kroger Community Rewards, St. Mark's will receive a percentage of your total purchases. Sign up for the program of your choice and start giving back while you shop. It's that simple!
Note: If you participate in the Kroger Community Rewards, it's time to renew for the 2014-2015 year. Click here to link your card, St. Mark's #90829.
As part of the Kids’ Kingdom unit of study on Holy Communion, youth of all ages, their parents, and the whole parish is invited to attend a Seder Dinner at St. Mark’s on Sunday, October 26 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. A Seder Dinner is the ritual meal which commemorates the events of the Exodus to the Jewish people. In the Christian tradition, the Passover Seder is believed to be when Jesus instituted the Eucharist at the Last Supper. The Seder dinner will offer the very specific items that symbolize the parts of the Exodus story including unleavened bread, lamb shank bone, hard boiled eggs, bitter herbs, haroseth (a mixture of apples, nuts and wine), karpas (parsley), salt water, and wine. Father Bert will lead the program. The Seder Dinner will be a wonderful opportunity for all to learn more about the ritual meal that celebrates not only our tradition of Christ's Last Supper, but our Jewish heritage.
It will be necessary to reserve a place at this dinner due to the usual nature of the food to be prepared. Please sign up on the poster at the back of the church no later than Sunday, October 19. For questions contact Chris Abbott.
Annual Diocesan Choral Festival
When: Sunday evening October 5, 6:00pm
Where: Christ Church Cathedral,
1117 Texas Avenue at the corner of Texas and San Jacinto
We in the Episcopal Church have a wonderful musical tradition, and if this tradition is to continue to thrive and grow, we must actively support the work of our local parish choirs and the Diocesan Music Commission. The Festival choir will be made up of singers from parishes all over the Diocese of Texas. The Festival director this year is Marilyn Keiser, an esteemed concert organist, teacher, and church musician who is much sought after for workshops and concerts all over the world. The magnificent Aeolian Skinner pipe organ at Christ Church Cathedral has recently been refurbished and is second to none in the United State. If you have not attended a concert or worship service at your cathedral, this would be a great time to see what a wonderful place of worship and resource Christ Church Cathedral is. I hope you will all consider putting this event on your calendar. Bring a friend! Free parking is available in the Diocesan parking garage on San Jacinto. A reception will follow in Reynolds Hall.
Happening Fall 2014
All youth in grades 9-12 are invited to attend the Diocese of Texas Happening scheduled for November 21-23 at Camp Allen. Click here to learn more.
St. Mark’s Saints for a Cure
It is time again to start planning on participating with St. Mark’s Saints for a Cure walk team for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation walk. Click here for more information.