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 St. Marks, our normal Sunday Worship includes a single service of Holy Eucharist. On October 2, the service moved to 9:30 am to better allow families and folks commuting in to join for worship.
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.
The single service includes congregational singing and music on our wonderful organ. As we formalize our move to a single service, begun during the pandemic, we will use both our main Altars, as well as occasionally worship according to the more traditional, Rite I, service in our Prayer Book. At all services, our Priest in Charge preaches a sermon which is based on the Scripture readings assigned for the day.
We are also reintroducing a weekday service of Holy Eucharist. Beginning October 6, we will have Holy Eucharist on Thursdays at 9 am.
Those who are familiar with worship in a Roman Catholic or Lutheran setting will likely find it easy to follow our services. Our worship is enriched by the participation of those in our community- both during services and behind the scenes.
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.