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
We are studying, "Surprised by Paradox: The Promise of "And" in an Either-or World by Jen Pollock Michel . We meet for Adult Formation at 1 p.m. by Zoom on Wednesdays. Let Rev. Susie know if you are interested in studying this book with us! Click here for the link to buy the book.

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.
Halloween Costume Party for all youth 12+
Bring a friend and come dressed in costume! We will be watching Hocus Pocus, eating pizza, carving pumpkins and have a scavenger hunt! Join us on Sunday, October 31 from 5pm-10pm.  Please email Hannah Smith, our youth minister your RSVP. 
Stewardship Gatherings 
Let us gather Wednesday October 20th, or 27th at 6:30pm under the School Porta-Cochere to discuss our fall stewardship program, “One Bread, One Body. Let’s Pull Through This Together”.  With Covid-19 in 2021, our church has faced many changes and challenges with worship and gathering as a church family.  Let’s sit down and discuss how we can make 2022 a great year for St. Mark’s. We will follow the discussion with Compline worship and be on our way by 7:00pm.  Please contact the church office at office@stmarksfortbend.org to let us know which Wednesday, October 20th, or the 27th  you plan to attend. If you are not comfortable coming to the church for a meeting, a member of the stewardship committee will be happy to come to your home for a socially distanced meeting.  Make sure to bring a chair and your mask.  We look forward to seeing you! 


Vestry Elections
St. Mark's will elect 3 new vestry members on Sunday, November 7.  If you are interested in learning more about the responsibilities of serving on the vestry, please see Rev. Susie or any of the current vestry members.  Nominations will close on Monday, November 1.