St. Mark's Episcopal Church

A warm and welcoming Episcopal church for all seeking community on their spiritual journey.

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Welcome to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church!

Worship at St. Mark’s – Sundays 8 and 10:15

We welcome all to join us!  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.  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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Read the Who is the Greatest? Sermon by Father Balicki

Easter morning service

Children’s program: 11th – 9:30 Service project – Stories from our veterans and project TBD

The Martha Guild will meet on Wednesday. November 7th at noon for a BYO lunch and a program about stained glass presented by Leanne Stevens. She will bring some of her smaller pieces to show us and describe how these pieces are made. Beverages and dessert will be provided.

Spotlight

Welcome, from our Rector, John Balicki

Rev. John Balicki

Rev. John Balicki

Sunday, November 11, The 25th Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 AM, Holy Eucharist, Book of Common Prayer, Rite I

Rev. John Balicki’s Sermon Title, “All In”. We will have our monthly prayers for healing at both services this Sunday. We will also have our in-gathering of pledges at both services and conclude with a prayer for our veterans.

Adult Education continues at 9 AM with “Reclaiming Jesus”: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis. Today’s topic is “Go into All Nations Making Disciples”. We will discuss the section of the declaration that states, “Our churches and our nations are part of an international community whose interests always surpass national boundaries. Therefore, we reject ‘America first’ as a theological heresy for followers of Christ”. The class will continue for four more weeks as we move to a curriculum that discusses the importance and practice of civil discourse in our national life.

9:30 Children and Families gather to hear stories from one or more of our parish veterans and to do a service project.

10:15 AM, Holy Eucharist, Rite II with choir and nursery

Pledge envelopes were handed out for 2019 pledges. Please bring them in this Sunday.

Christmas Fair Saturday, December 1, 2018 Come November, we will begin to focus on the Christmas Fair. Last year we followed a grass roots, bottom-up model of organization for the Fair. Instead of overall chairs, the chairs of each table managed their own activities. The general agreement was that this worked, and we’ll follow the same model this year. Here are the tables we hope to have again this year, the Co-chairs for this year, and opportunities to help. Look for sign-up sheets that will be posted in the Narthex by the end of October, or let John know how you can help. We will have sign-up sheets in church on Nov. 11 for help with set-up and clean-up as well as Harvest Kitchen help.

Upcoming Events

Sun
18
Nov
8:00 am Rite I Service
Rite I Service
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Sunday Rite I Eucharist, with sermon. A traditional spoken liturgy from Book of Common Prayer. All are welcome to attend.
10:15 am Rite II Service
Rite II Service
Nov 18 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Rite II Eucharist with sermon and hymns, organ, and choir. All are welcome: families and children, visitors and parishioners!
Tue
20
Nov
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We make quilts for those being baptized, for the Mid Maine Homeless Shelter and for KVAC family program as outreach. We also craft quilts for the Christmas Fair and for special occasions in our parish....

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Sun
25
Nov
8:00 am Rite I Service
Rite I Service
Nov 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Sunday Rite I Eucharist, with sermon. A traditional spoken liturgy from Book of Common Prayer. All are welcome to attend.
10:15 am Rite II Service
Rite II Service
Nov 25 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Rite II Eucharist with sermon and hymns, organ, and choir. All are welcome: families and children, visitors and parishioners!
Tue
27
Nov
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We make quilts for those being baptized, for the Mid Maine Homeless Shelter and for KVAC family program as outreach. We also craft quilts for the Christmas Fair and for special occasions in our parish....

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Sun
2
Dec
8:00 am Rite I Service
Rite I Service
Dec 2 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Sunday Rite I Eucharist, with sermon. A traditional spoken liturgy from Book of Common Prayer. All are welcome to attend.
10:15 am Rite II Service
Rite II Service
Dec 2 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Rite II Eucharist with sermon and hymns, organ, and choir. All are welcome: families and children, visitors and parishioners!
Tue
4
Dec
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We make quilts for those being baptized, for the Mid Maine Homeless Shelter and for KVAC family program as outreach. We also craft quilts for the Christmas Fair and for special occasions in our parish....

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Sun
9
Dec
8:00 am Rite I Service
Rite I Service
Dec 9 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Sunday Rite I Eucharist, with sermon. A traditional spoken liturgy from Book of Common Prayer. All are welcome to attend.
10:15 am Rite II Service
Rite II Service
Dec 9 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Rite II Eucharist with sermon and hymns, organ, and choir. All are welcome: families and children, visitors and parishioners!
Tue
11
Dec
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We make quilts for those being baptized, for the Mid Maine Homeless Shelter and for KVAC family program as outreach. We also craft quilts for the Christmas Fair and for special occasions in our parish....

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Sun
16
Dec
8:00 am Rite I Service
Rite I Service
Dec 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Sunday Rite I Eucharist, with sermon. A traditional spoken liturgy from Book of Common Prayer. All are welcome to attend.
10:15 am Rite II Service
Rite II Service
Dec 16 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Rite II Eucharist with sermon and hymns, organ, and choir. All are welcome: families and children, visitors and parishioners!
Tue
18
Dec
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We make quilts for those being baptized, for the Mid Maine Homeless Shelter and for KVAC family program as outreach. We also craft quilts for the Christmas Fair and for special occasions in our parish....

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Sun
23
Dec
8:00 am Rite I Service
Rite I Service
Dec 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Sunday Rite I Eucharist, with sermon. A traditional spoken liturgy from Book of Common Prayer. All are welcome to attend.
10:15 am Rite II Service
Rite II Service
Dec 23 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Rite II Eucharist with sermon and hymns, organ, and choir. All are welcome: families and children, visitors and parishioners!
Tue
25
Dec
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
Dec 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We make quilts for those being baptized, for the Mid Maine Homeless Shelter and for KVAC family program as outreach. We also craft quilts for the Christmas Fair and for special occasions in our parish....

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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.

The Peace Pole

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

Current outreach efforts by our parish

Music


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.

Pastoral Care

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.

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