St. Mark's welcomes you!

The episcopal church welcomes you!



Christmas Eve & Day Services
Saturday, December 24—4:00 pm - Christmas - Holy Eucharist Rite II
 Saturday, December 24—4:00 pm - Christmas Concert:  Dominique McCormick
Sunday, December 25—10:00 am - Christmas Day - Holy Eucharist Rite II
 

First Sunday After Christmas
Sunday, January 1 - 10 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II
 

Christmas Poinsettias
If you would like to make a donation for the Christmas poinsettias, please sign up by December 18th. 
We suggest a donation of $65 for each poinsettia while any size donation is welcome. 
 
 

Welcome

Join us this Sunday!





Regular Sunday Schedule
Choir Rehearsal 8:00 am
Handbell Rehersal at 9:00 am
Christian Formation 9:00 am
Youth (1st – 5th Grade) – Kids’ Kingdom
Youth (6th – 12th Grade) – Real & Relevant
Adult Christian Formation
Holy Eucharist, Rite II at 10:00 am (in person)
Holy Eucharist, Rite II at 10:00 am (Facebook Live)
Coffee & Fellowship 11:00 am


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 8:00 a.m. & Fridays at 12:00 p.m.  We also have a three-octave set of Malmark handbells.  We have handbell choir rehearsals on Sundays, at 9:00 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 have bible study on Tuesdays. 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

St. Mark’s Giving Tree Supporting the Rainbow Room 
Advent season is upon us and as we have done in the past, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will be collecting gifts for the Rainbow Room who give abused and neglected children a ray of hope.  You will see our Giving Tree set up in the Parish Hall.  All of the children have been referred through the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services as children in need.  For most of these children, the gifts from the Rainbow Room Christmas Giving Tree Project are the only ones they receive all year.  White Tags will be placed on the tree with the child’s name and three gifts they have requested.  You may buy one, two or all three gifts for that child. The tags with green trim are for boys and the tags with red trim are for girls.    Be sure to put your name on the list next to the child’s name and indicate which one or all of the gifts you intend to purchase. The maximum spent on any one child is to be less than $150.00.  Unwrapped gifts with bows, or in a gift bag, labeled with the child’s name and agency ID number need to be in the Parish Hall by Sunday, December 11.  For those of you who are not able to shop, you can order the gift on-line and have it shipped to Rhonda Yamauchi.  If you are having the gift shipped, a gift receipt with the child’s name on it will be very helpful in sorting the gifts as well as emailing to Rhonda to let her know the name of the child and the gift you purchased. For more information, please contact Rhonda Yamauchi. Thank you for sharing your blessings with those in need this Christmas!  

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!

Advent & Christmas Activities
Advent is a season of waiting and expectation for the coming of Christ.  It’s a time for you to bring the season into your home and for us as a parish family to come together and embrace this special time of preparation.  Please join the St. Mark’s family for several opportunities to bring into the season of Advent.  It’s a time for us to anticipate with joy the coming of our Lord! Click here for a full list of activites.
 
 
Pledges for 2023: Responding to God's Call
The Vestry is currently working on the budget for FY2023 for ministries, staff, building and grounds maintenance, and administrative expenses.  The season of offering our financial pledges to God continues. If you were away for Commitment Sunday please place your pledge card in the collection plate during the offering. If you forgot to bring your pledge card, there will be extras in the back of the sanctuary. Pledge cards can also be mailed to the church office.
 
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.