Welcome

Join us this Sunday!





Regular Sunday Schedule
10:00 am - Holy Eucharist Rite II (In-Person Inside)
10:00 am - Online Facebook Live
If you are visiting with us online, please click here to fill out a form so that we can get to know you better and connect you with our parish family.



Giving

We joyfully invite you to give to the mission and ministry of St. Mark's. As Christians, we give financially to our church out of gratitude. God has been generous to us in the life and work of Jesus Christ. Returning a portion of our financial resources is a sign of our gratitude to God. There are several ways to give to St. Mark's.  Click here to learn more ways to give to St. Mark's. 

Services

Sunday Schedule
10:00 am - Holy Eucharist Rite II (In-Person Inside)
10:00 am - Online
Facebook Live

If you are visiting with us online, please click here to fill out a form so that we can get to know you better and connect you with our parish family.

COVID-19 Protocols for Worship
1. Masks are available for anyone that would like one
2. Please mask if you have been traveling
3. One section of the church is reserved for additional social distancing 
4. If you're sick, stay home

Music

Choir and Handbells Rehearsals
If you love to sing and enjoy having a great time with friends, the St. Mark’s Choir is for you!  We have Choir rehearsals on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. & Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.  We also have a three-octave set of Malmark handbells.  We have handbell choir rehearsals on Sundays, at 11:00 a.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to being a new ministry that will truly enhance our worship experiences.  There is absolutely no experience required, and you don’t even need to know how to read music.  Please join us as we prepare for leading in worship each week, as well as for special musical offerings throughout the year.  For more information click here.  We look forward to sharing this wonderful opportunity with you!

  

 

 
 

Learning

Bible Study
We will start bible study on Tuesday, September 20. The class will meet on Tuesdays on Zoom at noon, so if you would like to join, please let the church office know.

Christian Formation

Youth (1st – 5th Grade) – Kids’ Kingdom—Sunday at 9:00 am
Youth (6th – 12th Grade) – Real & Relevant—Sunday at 9:00am
Adult Christian Formation—Sunday at 9:00am

Helping Others

Heartfelt Donations for our 4-legged Friends!!!
Our patron Saint Francis of Assisi is October 4 he is a great reminder to love our furry friends. Studies have found that 97% of pet-owning Meals on Wheels clients agree that having a pet makes them feel less lonely and makes them feel more complete.  St. Mark’s is participating in a pet food donation outreach, helping Meals on Wheels feed those dogs and cats. Bring bags of wet and dry dog and cat food. If you would like to donate money instead please make checks out to St. Mark’s and put on the memo line Meals on Wheels.

JDRF Walk
This is the eleventh year that St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Richmond, Texas, has formed a team, Saints for a Cure, to participate in the JDRF Walk.  Last year, despite a virtual only walk, our team was able to raise more than $3,500 thanks to the generous contributions of forty-one families and individuals. 

This year's walk will take place on Saturday, November 5 at the Houston Sports Park.  The Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash use that location as their practice facility.   We come together with hopes of increasing the money raised for the thousands and thousands of Type One patients whose hopes remain with the research being funded by JDRF.  

We are taking steps to help JDRF achieve its goal of improving the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. By joining our team and making a donation, you will be helping us to raise funds to directly support research with the greatest potential to conquer this disease. We are motivated by the courage and perseverance of those facing the everyday challenges of type 1 diabetes - they are the reason we challenge ourselves to give more, to do more, to achieve more. We challenge ourselves to make a real difference in the lives of those with T1D.  

Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by making a donation?  No amount is too small to help those who face the Type One challenge daily.  St. Mark's Saints for a Cure is proud to participate in this event and thanks you for your support of this very worthwhile cause.  Please contact Chris Abbott, our team captain, with any questions.  You can make a donation directly using this
link.  

Stewardship Kick-Off Luncheon
October 16 – We will gather at church for a potluck lunch after the 10am service and the joy of one another’s company.  You may sign up to bring a dish. The sign up sheet is in the Parish Hall.
 
 
Beautifying St. Mark's 
A church workday is scheduled for Saturday, October 1 & 8!  The Beautification Committee will try to get some dirt and grass delivered so we can level some low areas and plant grass where it is needed. We also will be chopping down dead trees and cutting them up for firewood and clean up the gaga pit.  Please come help to work the dirt into the soil, plant grass and help clean up our flower beds by the outside fireplace! If you have a shovel, trowel, chainsaw, weedeater, wheelbarrows and other garden tools, bring them and have a good day of Christian fellowship! 
 
Costume & Movie Night
All Episcopal Church Women (ECW) are invited to a "Costume & Movie Night" event on October 22 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.  Wear your favorite costume and join us for a halloween themed movie. Popcorn, punch and pumpkin pie will be provided. Bring a friend for a fun day out!
Make a Difference
Our ministry fair/Rally day was so much fun! We had our Parish Hall full of teams ready to accept new volunteers for each of their ministry areas. There's truly something for everyone!

And it's not too late to take part! Click here and you will find all the information from our Fair including the form that let you know where you'd like to serve.

We hope to hear from you!
St. Mark's Dinner Groups
Beginning on September 11, we will start the sign-up for our St. Mark's Lunch/Dinner groups. What a great way to get to know your fellow church members!   We will start the lunch/dinners by gathering interested folks and then assign everyone to a group, with the group size being about eight. One couple is asked to be the “Captains” and to host the first lunch/dinner. At that lunch/dinner, the group will decide on what schedule they would meet and who would host. The groups will meet once a month at a restaurant of their choice.  Please see Bettye Newberry or Isobel Gotschall for more information.   The sign-up sheet will be on the poster in the Parish Hall.