St. Mark's is a community of Christians, a people who give as much of themselves as they know to as much of Jesus Christ as they know. We worship God weekly in services that are both ancient and new–based on the historic Anglican forms of prayer, music, and sacraments while integrating new musical styles and preaching that addresses the practical concerns of our lives.
About Our Worship Service
We worship the same God that Christians have worshiped throughout the centuries–in a way that is still fresh and vital for people of all ages.
The service booklet faithfully follows the order for the Holy Eucharist from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer Rite II (Rite I for 8am on Sunday). It is all you need to follow along and participate in each service. It includes instructions for standing, sitting, and kneeling, as well as the readings, prayers, and music lyrics in an easy-to-follow format. Greeters hand distribute these booklets at the entrance to the service.
About HOLY Communion
Scripture assures us that God forgives and welcomes all who come to him in repentance and faith (1 John 1:19). As such, all baptized Christians, of any age, who know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are welcome to participate in Holy Communion (also called Eucharist or the Lord's Supper). The bread and the wine represent Jesus' body and blood and his sacrifice on the cross 2000 years ago. This sacrifice is represented tangibly in each Eucharistic service at St. Mark's.
To receive communion, kneel or stand at the altar rail and hold our your hands, palms up, one hand over the other. The bread will be placed in your hand. After receiving and eating the bread, you may also receive and drink the wine. Please grasp the bottom of the cup with one hand to guide it to your lips. Or you may dip your bread into the cup before you eat it. If you would rather not drink wine, please cross your arms over your chest after receiving and eating the bread.
To receive a blessing rather than communion, please kneel or stand at the altar rail and cross your arms over your chest. Anyone who is not baptized but wants to join the community experience of Baptism can participate in this way. But you are also free to stay seated during the time of communion.
After you have received the bread and wine, you may return to your pew for prayer and reflection, to join in singing the communion songs, or take advantage of our prayer ministry. Prayer ministers will be standing by the prayer desk, located at the right side of the church by the windows, to listen to your concerns and pray personally with you.
kids & Youth
- All kids and youth are welcome in all of our worship services.
- We have a parlor that serves as a peaceful spot to rock or nurse a crying infant, yet still hear the worship and sermon (9:00am and 10:30am on Sundays).
- Nursery care is available during the 5pm service on Saturday and during the 9:00am and 10:30am services on Sunday.
- Kids Connect, our children's programming from birth through 5th grade, is offered during the 9:00am service on Sunday.
- StM Youth offers Jr. High and High School Sunday Morning Programming during the 9:00am service.
Prayer ministers are available to pray with you during Communion at the 9:00 and 10:30 am services on Sundays; there is a prayer station located at the back of the church. Individual healing prayer and laying-on-of-hands are also offered at our Wednesday morning Eucharist.