Welcome to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church!
Worship at St. Mark’s
Full participation in our worship services at St. Mark’s is open and you are completely welcome to attend – including receiving communion at our service. We invite you to join us! Our worship is a sacred time for spiritual renewal as we hear the Word of God in Scripture and the sermon, and as we share the Eucharist together.
Life at our church:
St. Mark’s has an active children’s program. Music and adult education, outreach and service, care for one another and healing prayers, all are part of our life together as a parish. Join us!
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Alleluia! The Lord is Risen! Alleluia!
Read the Easter Sermon by Father Balicki
It’s Peony Sunday. Please bring your peonies with you to church and put in the vases in front of the altar. And please remember to sign up when you come to church for a liturgical ministry. We welcome Rev. Bill Blaine-Wallace as our guest presider and preacher this Sunday while John Balicki is on vacation. We will also remember our fathers and grandfathers in our prayers this Sunday. Finally join the labyrinth discussion after the service.
Save the Date! The St. Mark’s Parish Picnic will be Sunday July 15, 11 AM to 2 Pm hosted by Stan and Deborah Short, 557 Hartland Rd. in Pittsfield. The Short’s will have a large tent set up on their spacious lawn to provide shade or shelter from a shower. Gather for a simple outdoor Eucharist at 11:15, the grills start at Noon. Lawn games and swimming for kids in an above-ground pool. Please bring a lawn chair, beverage and a dish to share. There will be the usual 9:15 service at church for those not going to the picnic.
Welcome, from our Rector, John Balicki
In response to the diocesan proposal below, we are having a prayer vigil at St. Mark’s from 3-8 PM TOMORROW, Thursday June 21, to pray for the separated families so much in the news these days.
The church will open for prayer, conversation, and expressions of concern. The service of Compline will be held at 7:30 PM.
A Summer Ministry at the Service –Through the summer, we will not schedule liturgical ministers. Anyone, whether you have done this ministry or not, can sign up when you come Sunday morning. Look for the sign-up table in the narthex. You could carry the cross, read a lesson, bring up the elements for communion, say prayers, or serve at the altar. Instruction provided to those who are new.
Foodbank: for your all your continuous donations!!! We are low on cans of fruit
Essentials Closet: your donations of diapers, TP, soaps, shampoos, toothpaste have brought huge smiles and thank yous from clients.
Prayer Shawl Knitters
Last Tuesday we began casting on to knit socks. We will continue our Tuesdays 1-2:30pm. We were graced with Norma’s presence, Ice cream appeared.
Soup Kitchen Help: During the month of July, the Waterville-Winslow Interfaith Council takes on responsibility for providing a noontime meal while volunteers with the Sacred Heart Soup Kitchen take the month off. St. Mark’s has agreed to once again provide a lunch on all the Thursdays of July. We thank Robyn LeGrand and Dawn Cates for coordinating our participation. There will soon be sign-up sheets to provide the food as well as to volunteer to serve.
Sunday, July 1 – Monthly afternoon service at 5 PM held in the parish Memorial Garden, weather permitting.
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 Program for Children
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 or packing diapers for needy families
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.
Our fall series on the "Opiate Crisis and the Faith Community" on Thursday evenings allowed us to learn more from many speakers and discuss ways to help.