Monday, September 26: Evening Prayer with Bishop Daniel Gutierrez, 5:30 p.m.
The Rt. Rev. Daniel Gutierrez, our new bishop, will visit Saint Mark’s on his journey to visit every parish in our diocese during the first six months of his episcopacy. You are invited to join us along with Bishop Gutierrez for Evening Prayer at 5:30 p.m., followed by an informal time of conversation until 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 2: Blessing of the Animals and Choral Evensong, 2:30 p.m.
Join us for this annual tradition! Each year on the Sunday closest to the feast of Saint Francis, we take time to give thanks for our pets and all of God's creation. The Blessing of the Animals will be held in the garden at 2:30 p.m., followed by Choral Evensong at 3 p.m., sung by the combined choirs of Saint Mark's. As long as your pet can fit through the doors and behave themselves reasonably well, he or she is welcome to join us in church! The Rector will read the story of Saint Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio as one of the lessons.
At Evensong, we will formally institute Robert McCormick as Organist and Choirmaster of Saint Mark’s Church. Your presence is requested on this joyous occasion, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall.
Tuesday, October 4: Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians 2nd Annual Audience Appreciation Concert, 12:45 p.m.
As part of the Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians 2nd Annual Audience Appreciation Concerts, a day of free performances throughout Philadelphia's communities, Saint Mark's parishioner Barbara Govatos will join cellist Hai-Ye Ni and pianist Natalie Zhu for a piano trio recital on Tuesday, October 4 at 12:45 p.m. following the midday Mass. The program will include works by Mendelssohn and Jennifer Higdon.