This Sunday at Saint Mark's: The Feast of Saint James of Jerusalem

Join us this Sunday, October 23 for our worship of God:

8 a.m. – Low Mass

A spoken service in traditional language in the Lady Chapel, with sermon by Mother Nora Johnson

9 a.m. – Family Mass

A contemporary-language service at the Crossing, with congregational hymns and sermon by Mother Erika Takacs

10 a.m. – Christian Education for All Ages

Adult Form: Stewards of God’s Gifts - The Darby Mission. The Rev. Dr. Doris Rajagopal is the Episcopal Missioner to Darby, where she runs the Darby Ministry, a collaborative effort to respond to poverty and hunger here in one of the neighborhoods of Philadelphia. Come hear about how she answers the call to serve struggling communities and people, and how her work in Darby has become a focal point for our diocese and a model for outreach.

Children ages 3 and up are welcome to join us in the Library for Schola. Each week students sing together, play musical games, learn a bit of music theory, listen to Bible stories, and spend time in prayer. 

Pre-Schola is formation for our youngest disciples, aged 0-36 months. Join us at 10:15 a.m. in the Choir Room (upstairs, next to the Library) for 15 minutes of musical play and storytelling. Pre-Schola parents and children are then welcome to join Schola for a time of prayer at 10:30 a.m. 

11 a.m. – Choral High Mass

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

Coffee and refreshments in the Parish Hall follow the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses.

Posted on September 29, 2016 .

Coming Up at Saint Mark's...

Saturday, October 22: Mental Health First Aid Learning Day, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Presented in coordination with the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Mental Health, you’re invited to this one-day class held here at Saint Mark’s, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall; lunch will be provided. Stay some or all of the day - those who finish the class receive a certificate of attendance from the city. This is an excellent opportunity for volunteers involved in Soup Bowl, Ushers’ Guild, Hospitality, or anyone in our community who greets the public. We have extended this invitation to our neighbors at other churches committed to such mission work. Please join us! RSVP to Ken Pearlstein.


Tuesday, October 25: 20s/30s Simple Supper, 6:30 p.m.

Our 20s/30s group will be sharing our monthly Simple Supper at the parish. Join us for an easy dinner, a simple shared Eucharist, and an opportunity for discussion. This month, on the eve of the election, we’ll be talking together about how our Christianity shapes not only our politics, but how we speak about political issues. To RSVP, please contact Mother Erika Takacs.


Saturday, October 29: Foot Care for the Homeless, 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Join the Saturday Soup Bowl as we provide foot-washing, foot care, and new socks to our guests. For this event, we are extending an invitation to local podiatrists and nurses from within our community. If you cannot be with us, please consider a donation of new athletic socks, old towels, and foot lotions to support our work!


Saturday, October 29: Philadelphia FIGHT and AIDS Outreach Today, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Join us in the Parish Hall to learn from staff at Philadelphia FIGHT about how AIDS continues to affect communities today and ways to connect and support AIDS work in our region.


Tuesday, November 1: The Feast of All Saints

We will observe this principal feast of the church with Low Masses at 7:30 a.m. and 12:10 p.m., and a Solemn High Mass at 7 p.m. with a parish potluck following. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. 


Wednesday, November 2: The Commemoration of All Faithful Departed - All Souls' Day

Requiem Low Masses will be said at 7:30 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. A Choral Requiem Mass will be sung at 7 p.m., with the Parish Choir singing Maurice Duruflé’s setting of the Requiem.


Sunday, November 13: Commitment Sunday

Join us in church as we make our pledges of support to Saint Mark’s for 2017. A parish brunch will be held at 1 p.m. at the Racquet Club (Locust and 16th Streets); RSVP to Noah Stansbury.


Posted on September 29, 2016 .

The Lion's Mark: October/November 2016

In this issue, reflections from Fr. Sean Mullen and Robert McCormick, information about the 2017 Stewardship Campaign, plus upcoming events, dates to mark, and more. Click here to read!

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Posted on September 29, 2016 .