Welcome

Join us this Sunday!





Regular Sunday Schedule
8:00 am - Holy Eucharist Rite II (In-Person Outside)
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.


A Word from our Rector

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
8:00 am -
Holy Eucharist Rite II (In-Person Outside)
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. Registrations are not required
2. Masks are not required for those who have been fully vaccinated 
3. Masks are expected for those who have not been fully vaccinated
4. Please mask if you have been traveling
5. One section of the church is reserved for additional social distancing 
6. 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 Wednesdays at 7:00 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

Adult Formation - Book Study
On December 1st, we will start a new book, together via ZOOM. The Wisdom Pattern; Order, Disorder, Reorder, by Richard Rohr. Richard Rohr, OFM, is a Franciscan priest, who lives in New Mexico. He is an internationally recognized author and spiritual leader. “We are indeed 'saved' by knowing and surrendering to this universal pattern of reality. Knowing the full pattern allows us to let go of our first order, trust the disorder, and, sometimes even hardest of all—to trust the new reorder. Three big leaps of faith for all of us, and each of a different character.” —from the introduction . A universal pattern can be found in all societies and in fact in all of creation. We see it in the seasons of the year; the stories of Scripture; the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus; the rise and fall of civilizations; and even in our own lives. In this new version of one of his earlier books, Father Richard Rohr illuminates the way understanding and embracing this pattern can give us hope in difficult times and the courage to push through messiness and even great chaos to find a new way of being in the world.
 


Youth Christian Formation Fall 2021
Kids’ Kingdom intended for youth in grades 1-5 will begin the year on YouTube.  Families signed up to participate will receive supply bags with the materials necessary to complete the activity that ties in with the scripture lesson.  Kids’ Kingdom will start with an Old Testament study of Joseph.  The 6-12 grade group will meet in person outside between 9:15-9:45 each Sunday.  The curriculum will be Real and Relevant that follows the lectionary and provides movie clips to focus on the applications of the scripture to their daily lives.  Please contact Chris Abbott with any questions regarding either program. Click here to view video's and lessons.



 

Helping Others

Love through Literacy
At the Fort Bend Women's Shelter there are always children arriving that do not have a single book of their own. A child's ability to read improves when they have their own books to read and reread. The Outreach Committee would like to help with that by providing the shelter with a modest assortment of quality books for a child to pick from, put their name in and keep. Please order a new book from this list of classics and then ship it directly to the church. Don’t forget to let us know you sent it. This is a practical and meaningful way to change a child's life. A bookplate will let them know it came from St. Mark's, with love. Our goal is All Saint's Day, to have them all collected. Click here for a list of books.

Fort Bend Family Promise
We are providing four weeks of meals to families that Fort Bend Family Promise is helping to stabilize: one week of meals per quarter in 2021.  (This is a national ministry that works to stabilize families that are homeless into stable homes. All these families are identified through the school system and have children). October 11 through October 16 is our next week.
Can you cook a meal for a group or deliver it? Let
Rev. Susie know.

St. Mark’s Saints for a Cure 
This is the tenth year that St. Mark's Episcopal Church has formed a team, Saints for a Cure, to participate in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk.  Last year, despite a virtual only walk, our team was able to raise more than $3,500 thanks to the generous contributions of thirty-four families and individuals. 

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the walk on November 6 will once again be virtual only.  However, that does not diminish the drive and commitment to create a world without type one diabetes.  So far this year St. Mark’s Saints for a Cure has raised $3,200. So despite the fact that we won’t have “boots on the ground” for a walk, we continue to strive to support the Type One community.  Please consider supporting our team by making a donation.  This 
link will allow you to make a donation.  Please contact Chris Abbott with any questions.
Pledges for 2022: Responding to God's Call
The Vestry is currently working on the budget for FY2022 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, last Sunday please place your pledge card in the collection plate during the offering. Pledge cards can also be mailed to the church office to the attention of Kimberly Hart, Parish Administrator/Bookkeeper. Click
here for a pledge card.
 
 
Christmas Brunch & Gift Exchange
Calling all church women……St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Women (ECW) is inviting you to a Christmas brunch and gift exchange on December 4, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in the church parish hall.  Please bring a potluck dish or dessert of your choice and a wrapped Christmas gift under $20.  Be prepared to enjoy a morning of Faith, Fellowship, Friends and Food.

 



 
 
One Thousand Days of Love – Episcopal Relief and Development
Again this year St. Mark’s is going to participate in Episcopal Relief and Development’s One Thousand Days of Love campaign as an option for holiday poinsettias.  The One Thousand Days of Love campaign supports ERD’s integrated programs and partnerships with local churches in Africa, Asia and Latin American to bring positive change to nurture children up to age six so they can continue to learn, grown and thrive.  By making a contribution to ERD’s One Thousands Days of Love your name and to whom you are dedicating the gift will be included in the St. Mark’s Christmas bulletin.  St. Mark’s did this last year and we raised over $800 for needy children.  Please follow the link below to make a donation to the St. Mark’s team. Checks can be made out to ERD and turned in at church and we will then send your donation to ERD. After you have made a donation, please notify Kimberly Hart in the church office 
before December 19
 so that your donation can be added to the Christmas bulletin. https://my.episcopalrelief.org/team/332370