Welcome to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church! We are delighted that you are interested in learning more about our community. Whether you are new to the Christian faith and are full of questions, or have much experience in the Church, we believe that there is a place for you in this community.
Our Adult Formation Committee has great programs for this Lenten season. Please join us!
Mark’s Bistro presents
Lenten Practices: Recharging Your Spiritual Batteries
Lent has traditionally been a time of penance and preparation for Easter. However, many people today call us to use this season for spiritual growth and discovery. There are diverse disciplines and creative paths that can help us draw closer to God. This Bistro series will explore some of them. Hopefully, you will find new ways to enrich your prayer and worship time.
Feb. 26—William Stotts on Devotional Practices
March 5—Jana Troutman-Miller & Randy Miller on The Spirituality of Music
March 12—Jane Shero on Creating Sacred Space in Your Garden
March 19—Ryan & Kate Hemmer on Text-Based Inspiration
March 26—John Hickey Shadows on a Wall: Spirituality in Film—The Passion of Joan of Arc
The Bistro meal begins at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation goes from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. in the St. Mark’s Library. Please contact Sara in the Office or Deacon Michelle, if you plan to eat with us. A suggested donation of $8 is requested for the meal.
New Sunday Lenten Series
The Death of a Bandit: The Stations of the Cross in Art
From the beginnings of Christianity, the movement of Jesus from Gethsemane to Golgotha, from a messiah greeted with palm branches to a criminal executed with two thieves, has been remembered by walking the Stations of the Cross. This Lent, we invite you to experience Christ’s passion through the eyes of the artists who were inspired by this story of betrayal and sacrifice. The program will be held on Sunday mornings following the 9:30 service in the Library. Each session will be led by Rev. John Hickey.
February 22—The Betrayal in the Garden
March 1—The Trial
March 8—The Bystanders
March 15—The Crucifixion
March 22—The Burial in the Garden
Safeguarding God’s Children Training
Our diocese uses the program created by Church Pension Group that helps in the education and training for preventing and responding to child sexual abuse in everyday life and in ministry. It is geared to clergy, parents, youth workers, vestry members, and congregation members who are responsible for protecting children, employees of churches and church organizations, and volunteers responsible for planning, implementing or supervising ministries, activities or programs for children and youth. The training provides a basic understanding of the dynamics of child sexual abuse, how to recognize signs that a child may have been abused, and what to do if you have concerns about a person’s behavior toward a child or youth, or if you suspect that a child or youth has been molested. For all adults concerned about children and youth. It also guides you through steps you can take to prevent child sexual abuse in church and other organizational settings.
We will be offering the training here at St. Mark’s on Feb. 28 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. To register for this training, please click on the link below.