St. Mark's Episcopal Church Welcomes You
We are a diverse and active parish, located in the heart of downtown Mt. Kisco, drawing our congregation from across Northern Westchester. We invite you to learn more about us here and we hope that you will visit us in person as well.
We seek to serve all persons who may have unanswered spiritual needs; religious questions; major life events; a hunger for a fresh sense of community; or who want to learn more about God, Jesus, the Church, or a Life of Faith. We recognize that the spiritual life is a unique journey for each person. It would be a privilege to have you come and journey with us.
Beginning September 2020 - Modified Service Schedule
9:00 am Eucharistic Service
85 East Main Street
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
Life at St. Mark's
Our congregation includes members from many backgrounds and faith traditions, members of the LGBTQ+ community who have found comfortable inclusion, and members who have moved to Northern Westchester from around the world. Together, we love and support one another in our faith journey.
As part of The Episcopal Church, we firmly believe that we are called to share God’s unconditional love with all who enter our doors and with no preconceived ideas about what people should or do believe.
There are many ways to get involved. Sunday services rely on the dedication and talent of ushers and the hospitality, altar and flower guilds. Our prayer network, faith and justice initiative, and outreach ministries are expressions of our commitment to one another and service to the broader community.
We welcome you to our community of faith and invite you to join us in a caring and welcoming community.
At the center of life at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is our worship of God. Every Sunday, we celebrate the Eucharist – (some call it Holy Communion or The Lord’s Supper) – at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Our services follow the Book of Common Prayer, which is the worship guide of The Episcopal Church. It can be downloaded for free from here.
At St. Marks, our normal Sunday Worship includes an 8am and 10am service. During this restricted period, we off a 9 a.m. Eucharist which is a participatory service including organ and choral music. Our Priest-in- Charge preaches a sermon which is based on the Scripture readings assigned for the day.
Music at St. Mark's enhances our spiritual life on many levels. We are blessed with an historic Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ that deepens and enriches our worship experience. Even when we have not been able to join together in person the Music at St. Mark's program brought hymns and voluntaries in to our homes.
Our Church thrives because of the energy, skills and dedication of the people who are a part of our leadership.
In the Episcopal Church, the Vestry are parish leaders responsible for management of parish property and resources and selecting a rector or priest. The rector is the presiding officer of the vestry. Vestry members are elected at the congregation's annual meeting.
Clerk of Vestry
The St. Mark's prayer network is a longstanding ministry of our Church. It serves as a ministry to families and individuals in need of healing, peace and strength. The Prayer Network Coordinator takes calls and email requests and notifies members of the prayer team.
All requests are confidential. Many parishioners find this resource a great comfort, knowing that prayers of healing and hope are being offered daily for their loved ones and friends.
If you have a prayer request or would like to become part of the prayer network, contact Mary Lynn Windsor, Prayer Network Coordinator, via email here.
Faith & Justice
The St. Mark's Faith and Justice Committee fosters discussion on the Christian response to injustice in our world. The Committee's June 2020 letter on racial justice encouraged our parish to work for a world in which we better seek and serve Christ in all persons, love our neighbor as ourselves, strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being. To read the entire letter, click here.
Parish members participated in Episcopal New York Reads to explore the meaning of anti-racism through a book study of one of the most timely and important books of our day: How To Be An Antiracist, by the acclaimed winner of the National Book Award, Ibram X. Kendi.
Our Altar Guild
Through our outreach ministry we seek to respond to Jesus' call to care for the least among us. Matthew 25:40
We are a founding member of the Emergency Shelter Partnership and continue to provide shelter each year.
We support the Community Center of Northern Westchester, The Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry, and St. Ann's Episcopal Church in the South Bronx through gifts of time, talent, and resources.