This Sunday at Saint Mark's: The Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Join us this Sunday, October 30 for our worship of God:

8 a.m. – Low Mass

A spoken service in traditional language in the Lady Chapel, with sermon by Mother Erika Takacs

9 a.m. – Family Mass

A contemporary-language service at the Crossing, with congregational hymns and sermon by Father Sean Mullen

10 a.m. – Christian Education for All Ages

Adult Form: Stewards of God’s Gifts - The Welcome Church.  The Rev. Violet Little is Pastor and Developer of the Welcome Church, a Lutheran  congregation without walls in Philadelphia. They celebrate the Eucharist on the Ben Franklin Parkway and offer worship and community at locations across the city. They work tirelessly to “proclaim the hope and love of a gracious God to all people and especially to people experiencing homelessness.” Learn more about their wonderful congregation as we continue to explore our own parish’s call to further ministry and 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 Mother Nora Johnson

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...

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 .