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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.
 

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

Wednesday Lenten Soup and Studies
Lenten Series starts March 1. We will have soup, salad and bread for supper at 6:00pm, our program at 6:30pm and end with Compline. We will be looking at the “Journey to the Cross: Traveling with Jesus to Jerusalem”. We will study a different aspect of community each week.  Look for the sign up sheet in the parish hall for soup & salad.  Hope to see you there!


Confirmation Class
Church basics, a confirmation review – for four Sundays, Alysoun Marks will talk about basics of our faith as Episcopalians: Baptism, Eucharist, The Prayer Book, and the Bible.  If you haven’t been confirmed, this is a great place to start. If you have been confirmed, whether long ago or far away, this is a great way to have a refresher course. This class is for everyone! Questions are encouraged! Call the church office if you are interested in joining the class.

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


Lent Madness 2023 at St. Mark’s
St. Mark’s will once again be participating in the annual Lent Madness competition sponsored by The Forward Movement.  This is the tenth year that St. Mark’s has participated in the competition. This is a fine Lent devotional with a great opportunity to learn a whole lot about the saints and individuals who have shaped our faith. In previous years, the 6-12 graders at St. Mark’s have presented a Lent Madness Pep Rally when the competition got down to the “Faithful Four”.  Competition updates will be offered on the St. Mark’s website. The winner of the competition is awarded the Golden Halo. It is very easy to subscribe to the Lent Madness email updates.  The Lent Madness email updates from The Forward Movement provide you with a short biography of the individuals in that day’s competition and the opportunity to vote for that day.  This link will take you to the Forward Movement/Lent Madness page. 

https://www.lentmadness.org/

The first day of voting in the competition will be Ash Thursday, February 22

This year’s categories include Ancient & Apostolic, Mostly Monastics, Royals Roundup and Modern Mayhem.

Previous winners of the Golden Halo have included Harriet Tubman, Martha of Bethany, Anna Alexander, Florence Nightingale, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Francis of Assisi, Charles Wesley, Frances Perkins, Mary Magdalene, C. S. Lewis, George Herbert, Absalom Jones and Jose Hernandez.
 
Please contact Chris Abbott for further information or if you have questions about how to participate and take advantage of a fine Lent devotional program.

Helping Others

Souper Bowl of Caring 2023
Once again this year St. Mark’s will be collecting canned food items for the Souper Bowl of Caring. The Souper Bowl of Caring was established in 1990 as a way to help fight hunger in the United States. Please bring canned and dried foods to church on Sunday, January 15, January 22, January 29, February 5 or Super Bowl Sunday, February 12 to help St. Mark’s feed the needy. This is such a simple and easy way to support those less fortunate than us. Grab a can or two from your cupboard and support this worthy cause. Cash and checks may be made out to St. Mark’s, but designated for the Souper Bowl of Caring.

 

2023 Calendars
Please donate some of the many calendars that appear in your mailboxes these days. They will be given to folks living in retirement homes to assist them with their schedules and to beautify their rooms. Place them in the box provided in the church narthex.


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!

Shrove Tuesday - Pancake Supper
Hungry for food and fellowship? Forget the local diners if you're craving breakfast for dinner on Tuesday, February 21 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.  On Shrove Tuesday, widely known as Pancake Day, the people of St. Mark’s will be serving hot-and-fresh pancakes, sausage and bacon.  Come feast and celebrate “Fat Tuesday”!!  This free supper will be served to the community at 7615 FM 762 in Richmond. Donations accepted.

Ash Wednesday
Join us for Ash Wednesday Services on February 22 at 12pm & 7pm.

 

Wednesday Lenten Soup and Studies
Lenten Series starts March 1. We will have soup, salad and bread for supper at 6:00pm, our program at 6:30pm and end with Compline. We will be looking at the “Journey to the Cross: Traveling with Jesus to Jerusalem”. We will study a different aspect of community each week.  Look for the sign up sheet in the parish hall for soup & salad.  Hope to see you there!
 
Lenten Fish Fry
Please join us Friday, March 31 between 4pm and 7pm for the St. Mark’s Fish Fry! The people of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church are ready to serve you a delicious plate including fried fish, cole slaw, potato salad, and hush puppies. You are welcome to “cash and carry” your plate or feel free to dine in on our patio. Donations are appreciated, and all proceeds will benefit St. Mark’s Ministries.
Confirmation Class
Church basics, a confirmation review – for four Sundays, Alysoun Marks will talk about basics of our faith as Episcopalians: Baptism, Eucharist, The Prayer Book, and the Bible.  If you haven’t been confirmed, this is a great place to start. If you have been confirmed, whether long ago or far away, this is a great way to have a refresher course. This class is for everyone! Questions are encouraged! Call the church office if you are interested in joining the class.

 
Save the Date for the Bishop’s Visit!
On April 23, Bishop Kai will visit St. Mark’s to confirm and receive new members into our parish family. 

 

 
 
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.