Each weekday morning for the last year and a half, members of St. Mark’s have gathered together on Zoom to pray. Our prayer lasts 20-30 minutes, and it is a marvelous way to grow deeper in faith and to get to know some of the newer parishioners. No experience is necessary, and the prayer is quite informal. Come as you are. The link to the zoom call is available on our church calendar, and you may come as much or as little as you’d like. I encourage you to join!

Here’s what one participant had to say about Zoom Morning Prayer:

Morning Prayer with a group of St. Mark’s people has become the anchor for my weekdays. The prayers are traditional, unchanging and comforting. The scriptures vary, are never boring, and are sometimes disturbing, making us think and maybe read more…

The leaders guide us in their own unique ways while sticking to the script. Some bring music, another brings biographical research on Christian figures of interest and artwork too.

At the personal prayer time, each participant has a chance to say a personal prayer in the company of the group.

And all of this happens in about 30 minutes with a wonderful small group of people. Many of us would not be able or willing to travel five days a week to St. Mark’s for a 30-minute service at 9:00 a.m., but settling down with Zoom each day is quite possible and a fine way to start a day.

I hope this form of Morning Prayer becomes a permanent fixture of our St. Mark’s worship routine even when COVID is finally a part of history rather than an ongoing threat.

We’d love to see you.

~Fr. Burch