This Sunday at Saint Mark's

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany, January 27

8 a.m. - Low Mass

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

Sermon by Father Babin

9 a.m. - Family Mass

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

Sermon by Mother Johnson

God is our hope and strength (Cantata 24) – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

11 a.m. - Choral High Mass

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

Sermon by Father Mullen

Communion Service in B minor – T. Tertius Noble (1867-1953)
The Spirit of the Lord (The Apostles) – Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
From the rising of the sun – Sir Frederick A. G. Ouseley (1825-1889)

Posted on January 14, 2019 .

Upcoming at Saint Mark's

Solemn High Mass for The Feast of the Presentation (Candlemas), Saturday, February 2 at 11 a.m.
Saint Mark’s will keep this feast with a celebration that begins with the Blessing of Candles and a procession around the church. The Parish Choir will be augmented by the Choir of Boys & Girls, and our guest preacher will be Bishop Andrew St. John. A time of fellowship will follow the Mass. Please come to celebrate this feast that offers us a time to reflect on the way Jesus, who called himself the “Light of the World,” shines even during the darkest of times. 

Choral Evensong and Benediction, Sunday, February 3 at 4 p.m.
Join us for a sung liturgy of prayers, scripture, and music offered by the Parish Choir of Saint Mark’s. Benediction is a time for adoration of the mystery of Our Lord’s Real Presence in the Sacrament. The Canticles will be the Evening Service in A-flat by Basil Harwood along with music of Peter Philips, Martin Neary, John West, and Andrew Fletcher.

Simple Supper, Tuesday, February 5 at 6:30 p.m.
The February Simple Supper will take place in the Parish Hall at Saint Mark’s. The theme of the discussion will be “Engaging the Bible in Prayer” led by Father Babin. Take a moment to RSVP and sign-up to bring something or email 20s30s@saintmarksphiladelphia.org with any questions.

Annual Parish Meeting, Sunday, February 10 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall
The Annual Parish Meeting presents us with an opportunity to discuss the life and ministry of the parish. The meeting will include a presentation of the annual budget by the Rector’s Warden, some discussion by the Rector of the challenges and opportunities for ministry in the upcoming year, and an opportunity for questions and open discussion. It’s a lot to fit into 45 minutes, but it’s an important opportunity for communicating and sharing ideas. Please plan to come to the meeting!

20s/30s Winter Retreat, Friday, Friday, February 15
The 20s/30s ministry will be going on an overnight retreat at the Community of St. John Baptist, an Episcopal convent in Mendham, NJ, beginning in the evening on Friday, February 15 and returning in the early evening on Saturday, February 16. There are a limited number of rooms available, so if you are interested in attending, please RSVP to 20s30s@saintmarksphiladelphia.org as soon as possible. 

Posted on January 14, 2019 .

“Send Us a Selfie” Initiative Announced

Saint Mark’s is in the process of updating our directory to ensure we have accurate contact information. As part of our effort to update contact information we would also like to add a photo to our records for internal purposes only. It is quick and easy to fill out the online form and upload a photo. On Sunday mornings you can also take a moment to visit the “Selfie Station” in the West End of the Church or Parish Hall during Coffee Hour. Once there, you can fill out an information card and have your photo taken or be coached on how to take a selfie by our highly trained Ministry Residents!

Selfie of the Saint Mark’s Staff and Office Volunteers

Selfie of the Saint Mark’s Staff and Office Volunteers

Posted on December 13, 2018 .