This Sunday at Saint Mark's: September 24

The Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Join us this and every Sunday for our worship of God:

 

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8 a.m. – Low Mass

A spoken service in traditional language in the Lady Chapel, with sermon

Sermon by Mother Johnson

9 a.m. – Family Mass

A contemporary-language service in the Nave, with music sung by the Boys & Girls Choir, congregational hymns, and sermon

Sermon by Mother Takacs

10 a.m. - Christian Formation for all ages.

11 a.m. – Choral High Mass

A contemporary-language service at the High Altar, with music sung by the Parish Choir, chant and incense, congregational hymns, and sermon

Sermon by Father Mullen

Coffee and refreshments follow the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses.

 Our daily worship schedule can be found here.

Posted on June 15, 2017 .

Coming Up at Saint Mark's

Garden Day, Saturday, September 23 9:30-12 p.m.

Please join fellow volunteers in the garden for our first fall clean-up day. Stay for whatever length of time you can. We will be focusing on intensive weed removal and will be grateful for your help. We provide the tools, you bring your muscles! Contact Addie Peyronnin at addie.peyronnin@gmail.com for more information.

Blessing of Animals and observance of St. Francis, Sunday, Oct 1, 3:30 p.m.

Everyone is invited to bring their pets - cats, dogs, birds, snakes, horses, llamas, or anything else - to the west garden of Saint Mark's for an informal blessing, during which the members of the clergy give thanks for our pets and lay hands on them.  At 4 pm we all convene in the church for Choral Evensong, which includes the reading of the story of St. Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio.  Pets are invited to join us in church on this day, and some are moved to join in the singing of the hymns!  As long as they can fit inside the west doors they are invited!

Welcome new members of the Community: Verger, Daniel Russell; Ministry Resident, Max Woolley

Please welcome our new Verger, Daniel Russell and our new Ministry Resident, Max Woolley.  We are expecting Max to be joined by a second Ministry Resident in a few weeks.

Sunday Volunteers Needed

Every Sunday at Saint Mark's depends on dozens of volunteers.  We fulfill our mission to worship the living God together by offering our selves, our talents, and our time to carry out the beautiful work of praising God and welcoming God's people to that praise.  Can you help us by volunteering on Sunday morning in one of several ways?

at 8 a.m. Low Mass we can always use:

- Acolytes to serve the priest at the altar and read the lessons

- Ushers to welcome worshipers and take up the collection

- Altar Guild members to help care for the sacred vessels and linens and to set up before Mass and clear up afterward.

at 9 a.m. Family Mass we can always use:

- Children between the ages of 12 and 18 to serve as acolytes, carry the cross, assist with incense, serve the Mass

- Ushers to welcome worshipers and take up the collection

- Altar Guild members to help care for the sacred vessels and linens and to set up before Mass and clear up afterward

- Hospitality Team members to set up for Coffee Hour and to help provide refreshments and welcome after Mass

at 11 a.m. High Mass we can always use:

- Children and adults to serve as acolytes, including younger kids to serve as boat bearers

- Ushers to serve on a monthly usher team to welcome worshipers, take up the collection, and guide congregants during Communion

- Altar Guild members to help care for the sacred vessels and linens and to set up before Mass and clear up afterward.

- Hospitality Team members to set up for Coffee Hour and to help provide refreshments and welcome after Mass

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If you are interested in any of these opportunities to help contribute to the ministry of Saint Mark's please speak with any of the clergy, or be in touch as follows:

- for Ushers contact Bill Kreindler

- for Acolytes contact the Verger, Daniel Russell, or contact Brett Hart

- for Altar Guild contact the Verger, Daniel Russell

- for Hospitality at 9 am Family Mass contact Sarah Bush

- for Hospitality at 11 am contact Brian Alvarez

And if you are just curious about any of these ministries, please plan on coming to Saint Mark's Academy at 1 pm on Sunday, Oct 15, when we check in with all these worship-related ministries, do some training, and give thanks for the many dozens of people who are involved each and every week to praise God's Name in this holy place.

 

If you have questions or ideas about any other ministry at the parish, please feel free to contact a member of the clergy to discuss your thoughts and questions.

Posted on June 15, 2017 .