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Welcome to St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Are you planning a visit to St. Marks’s? Here’s some information that we hope will make you more comfortable.

When You Arrive

Parking is available all around our church building

Usher/Greeters are on hand to welcome you immediately prior to the service. They provide directions, information and distribute servicebulletins. If you have any special needs, please communicate this to an Usher/Greeter so that appropriate accommodations can be made.  Our newcomer coordinator, Melissa Hamon, will also be there to offer any assistance you may need.

Visitor Nametags are available for your use and may be picked up as you enter the church. We ask that you wear one so that we may better assist you—you will not be embarrassed or singled out in any way.

Nursery is available to young children ages infant-3 years. The nursery is located in the new Education Building.  Please ask an usher or greeter for directions.

Christian Education for all ages takes place on Sundays at 9:00 am. in our Christian Education building on the second floor. You may take the steps in the sanctuary or the elevator in the Parish Hall.

Adult Christian Formation group is in Classroom H 2nd Floor

Children, ages 3-Grade K, are invited to Godly Play Classroom J  2nd Floor
(In the back of the Sanctuary)

Youth Christian Formation, Grades 6-12 Classroom E   2nd Floor

Kid's Kingdom, Grades 1-5, Classroom G   2nd Floor

During the Service

The Service Bulletin provides a guide to the service. You should receive one from an Usher/Greeter or you may pick one up on your way into the church.

 Our Worship Services are interactive and participatory. Everything you need to participate fully can be found in the Service Bulletin.  Please don’t feel awkward or embarrassed if you’re not totally sure about what to do—just do what you’re comfortable with! And if you’d like help, the people near you would be happy to assist—just ask.

Visitor Cards can be found in each pew. We ask that you complete one and place it in the offering plate during the Offertory or give it to an Usher/Greeter when you leave. By completing a card, we will be able to thank you for joining us and provide any additional information you may want.

Holy Communion is celebrated at every service. Anyone who has been baptized in any faith is invited to partake in Holy Communion. If you do not wish to take Communion, but would like to receive a blessing from a priest, please cross your arms over your chest at the altar rail.

After the Services

Please join us for  our Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall in the new Education Building. This is an opportunity for you to meet our parishoners and learn a little more about St. Marks’s.

Pick up a Newcomer’s Bag before you leave—each bag contains additional information about our parish and a few goodies.