Hello, and welcome to St. Mark's. Sundays are bustling at St. Mark's with Christian education for all ages. Our worship and music nourishes us all. Everyone is invited to partake of the Holy Communion at our Lord's table. Children are always welcome.
We provide a program brochure of the entire service, so everyone can be included.
Awaiting Easter - a favorite church photo
Our shared journey in faith is enriched with Bible/book study, choir and quilting/prayer shawl ministries and fellowship, plus outreach projects.
+++ Save the Date +++
St. Mark's Parish Picnic will be Sunday, July 30 from 11 to 2. A brief outdoor Eucharist followed by a cookout. Swimming, fishing and kayaking are all recreational possibilities. Location: at Lake George Regional Park in Canaan. Directions on table at church.
Spot Light !
The Rev. John Balicki
Sunday, July 23 7th Sunday after Pentecost
9:15 AM, Holy Eucharist, Iona Abbey Worship Service
John's Sermon Title: "Could You Explain that to Me?"
One feature of our summer services will be that we are going to try and feature a different musical style every week. The purpose of this is to provide a greater awareness of the variety of liturgical music and to expand our musical repertoire. This week will be the last of three Sundays using the Iona Abbey Worship Service. Our music this week will be Roman Catholic post-Vatican II classics from the 70's and 80's.
Coffee Hour after 9:15 service – will be hosted this week by Joan Sanzenbacher.
Summer services continue through July, August and the beginning of September at 9:15 AM. On the second Sunday of August, there will also be an outdoor garden service at 5 PM.
Please help! Thursday, July 27, St. Mark's last day of responsibility for the summer lunch program at Pleasant Street United Methodist Church. Volunteers and food still needed – sign-ups on the Bulletin Board.
Our Mission Beyond Our Doors
From issues facing our planet to challenges in our community, St. Mark's looks beyond ourselves to find ways to help.
Ways to help
* The Peace Pole - say a prayer for world peace
* Food Bank - share with our neighbors
* Homeless Shelter - support those in need
* Sandwich Program - provide food for others
Music is an important part of life at St. Mark's, both as part of our worship and also as a gift to the wider Waterville community.
* In worship, singing hymns and prayers
* Enjoying our choir
* Appreciating a range of organ music
* Involving our children
* Offering concerts
Learn more about Music at St. Mark's.
Our Lively Children’s Program
At St. Mark's, we welcome children as an important part of our life together. Sunday activities for children and their families are focused on learning by doing. For example:
* Participating in worship in the Family Eucharist
* Outreach projects: making chicken pies for the Homeless Shelter
Learn more about children and family programs
Our Directors of Children and Youth programs are Jonathan Knock and Melinda Corey.
How do we as Christians embody our faith? The entire "Body of Christ" is called, as baptized Christians, to love and care for one another and for those in need. Learn more about why Pastoral Care is vital to our mission.
The children of the church will make Valentines for those who are home bound January 22nd. Part of caring for others is showing them they are not forgotten.
The Reverend John Balicki was on sabbatical in the summer of 2016. LINK to John's BLOG