Services

Regular Sunday Schedule 
Holy Eucharist, Rite II at 8:00am (outside)
Holy Eucharist, Rite II at 10:00am (inside)
Holy Eucharist, Rite II at 10:00am (Facebook LIVE)


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

Our principal service in the Episcopal Church is the Holy Eucharist, which means “giving thanks”.  As Christians, we believe God has given us complete salvation in Christ, and so, in faithful response we live into our salvation by merely giving God thanks and praise.
 
At St. Mark’s, our Sunday morning worship is according to the rich tradition of the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer.  The word liturgy means “the work of the people” and our Sunday service can be divided into two parts: the liturgy of the Word and the liturgy of the Table.  During the first half of the service, lay members read lessons from the Old and New Testaments, our priest reads from one of the four gospels and he delivers a sermon based on the readings.  After hearing the Word, we participate in Holy Communion, and all baptized Christians are invited to receive the elements of bread and wine, the body and blood of Christ.
 
We are grateful to our organist and St. Mark’s choir for leading us in making a joyful noise to the Lord.  Throughout the service, the congregation is invited to sing hymns from our hymnal and a variety of music resources.  We also sing portions of the liturgy, and the choir often sings an anthem with the offering.
 
Worship is central to our life as Christians, for in it, we are reminded who we are and whose we are.  As we pray in our postcommunion prayer:
 
Eternal God, heavenly Father, you have graciously accepted us as living members of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, and you have fed us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood. Send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart; through Christ our Lord.  Amen.