Welcome to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church!
Worship at St. Mark’s – Sundays 8 and 10:15
We welcome all to join us as the Fall Season begins! 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!
Link above to Our weekly E-News
Read the Who is the Greatest? Sermon by Father Balicki
Our rummage sale this year was a huge success. Thanks for all the planners, donors and helpers. And thanks to the people who bought things! Funds will support our outreach. Total will be announced Sunday.
Welcome, from our Rector, John Balicki
Sunday, October 14, The 21st Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM, Holy Eucharist, Book of Common Prayer, Rite I
John Balicki’s Sermon Title, “True Riches”.
9 AM Adult Education with “Reclaiming Jesus”: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis. For more information, see www.reclaimingjesus.org. This class will focus on the statement in the letter regarding sexism
10:15 AM, Holy Eucharist, with choir and nursery.
11:30 Coffee Hour –Hosted this week by Rick and Judy MacKenzie.
St. Mark’s fall workday will take place on Saturday, October 20, from 9 to 12. This is an opportunity to do a little light cleaning and getting ready for the winter, as well as enjoying the company of fellow parishioners. Please come by for whatever amount of time you are able to offer. Snacks will be provided! Speak to Sara Roberts if you have any questions.
Sunday, Oct. 21 Children and families will be assembling diaper packets at 9:30 to take to the Essentials Pantry. We are asking one who would like to help out needy families to bring in packs of diapers, any size welcome, and leave them on the table in the narthex.
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.