St Mark's Episcopal Church
Click here to view this month's Sunday readings & schedule.
There is a schedule available on the bulletin board in the parish hall every Sunday.
A Note From Our Rector About Worship and
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Online Visitor Card
If you are visiting with us, please click here to fill out a form so that we can get to know you better and connect you with our parish family.
Lenten Speaker Series
St. Mark's and All Saints Episcopal, Stafford, will share a series of Zoom meetings....click here for more information.
Bishop Doyle will be visiting St. Mark's on Sunday, March 14. We will have and 8 a,m. outdoor service. At 9:00 a.m. Bishop Doyle will visit with the congregation over coffee outside. Then we will have a 10:00 a.m. service, distanced indoors and online.
Lenten Fish Fry
Please join us Friday, March 26 between 4pm and 7pm for the St. Mark’s Fish Fry! The fish fry will be outside. We will not be using the kitchen. All people helping must have had their COVID vaccines. Cooks will put together Styrofoam hot packs. Separately in the front of the building the cold packs will be put together. The assembly in plastic cups will have been done earlier in homes. If you are interested in helping please let Lee Leaman know. Donations are appreciated, and all proceeds will benefit the St. Mark’s.
Easter lilies and giving after the Winter Storm
We have a couple of options for you, as we prepare for Easter. You can give as you have in the past, for lilies to decorate the altar or you can donate funds to assist with disaster relief following the Winter Storm that hit Texas so very hard. We have pre-ordered a modest number of lilies. The church will forward the funds as you designate. $15 - lilies, $ (any amount) to St. Mark's, designated to Winter Disaster relief through the Diocese of Texas. Also, please let the office know if you would like to pick up a lily after the Easter services. The church will give the money collected to the Fund that the Diocese has set up. Make sure to email the church office if being donated in memory of a loved one or another occasion before March 29.
Helping Hands Donations
Helping Hands in Richmond, TX needs donations for the community. They are requesting blankets, canned meats and fresh produce. Jeanne Reaves has volunteered to come and pick up the fresh produce and deliver it to helping hands. Please contact Jeanne. The blankets and canned meat can be dropped off at the church to be delivered later.
Mark your calendar Youth!
Movie on the lawn! The youth will be watching The Princess Bride. Friday March 5th @ 7pm!
Church Work Day
Spring Planting, is happening at the church! We will gather March 6 and 13th, between 8 and 9 a.m., to plant perennials around the church. Please contact Jon Eiche if you would like to help and for more details. Don't forget to bring you gloves and digging tools.
High School Senior Recognition
For the last six years St. Mark's has promoted voluntary contributions to a fund to recognize those youth graduating from high school. This year we will be honoring Robert Byerly, Juliet Ani, Charlie Powell, Ewomazino Fidelis-Ojah, Summer Johnson and Cole Mottin, While this year has meant limited youth activities and Christian Formation classes, these youth have participated in many events and classes in previous years. They have joined JDRF walks, mission trips to Corpus Christi and The Beacon, played in the bell choir, worked as acolytes and ushers, volunteered as assistants at VBS and worked on church beautification projects. We will be honoring these youth on Sunday, May 23. Please consider making a donation to this fund with checks made out to St. Mark's with a notation for high school seniors in the memo line.
Lent Madness 2021 at St. Mark’s
St. Mark’s will once again be participating in the annual Lent Madness...click here to read more.
Are you interested in attending an outdoor Eucharist on Saturday Afternoons at 4 p.m., held outside, instead of Sunday mornings? We are seeking to find out if there is interest in having a safely distanced outdoor service on Saturdays, while COVID remains a problem. We might have one once a month or even weekly, if there is enough interest. Please let Rev. Susie know if you are interested.
Christian Formation Online
Adult Christian Formation
St. Mark's Online Sermon's
Click here to watch sermon's on YouTube.
Click here to watch sermon's on Facebook.
Donate Altar Flowers
Throughout the year, sponsoring altar flowers is a wonderful way to honor loved ones, commemorate a special occasion or simply give back to the glory of God. Click here to sign up to donate flowers.
Outdoor & Indoor Worship
We have been celebrating the Eucharist outside and inside, with small numbers of church members, safely spaced apart. Folks reported they were comfortable. Remember to sign up and mask up, and dress for the weather. It was heartwarming and it was safely accomplished!
The Welcome Committee needs your ideas! Charlie Phillips, vestry member and head of the welcome committee is seeking your creative ideas about how to welcome people to our church. Please contact Charlie if you have ideas or would like to help in any way. Please email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up for text reminders!
In an effort to help keep all of St. Mark’s parishioners informed you may sign up to get text message reminders for important events from Remind. To receive messages via text, text @stmarksfb to 81010.
Support St. Mark’s When You Shop this Year
If you shop at Kroger, Randalls or Amazon you can give to St. Mark's every time you check out.
· Kroger #90829),
· Randalls (go to any location to sign up. Our #12879)
· Amazon (76-0371687)
St. Mark's E-Newsletter
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Pledges for 2021: Building a New Foundation
If you were away for Commitment Sunday or are new to St. Mark's you make pick up a pledge card at church or print a form.
St. Mark's 2021 Annual Report
Click here to view to the Annual Meeting Report.