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 Easter Sermon by Father Balicki
We return to the two service schedule, 8 AM and 10:15 AM on Sunday, Sept. 16. We are looking for coffee hour hosts for after the 10:15 service from Sept. 16 on.
Welcome, from our Rector, John Balicki
**Sunday, Sept. 16 Holy Eucharist at 8 AM and 10:15 **
Adult Education returns at 9 AM with “Reclaiming Jesus”: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis”. This was a statement released at the time of Pentecost by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry in conjunction with many other Christian Church “elders” of many different denominations. For more information, see www.reclaimingjesus.org. This will be a multi-week course using study materials provided with the declaration that will focus on either the biblical foundation of the statement and/or the need for civil discourse or engagement in our common life.
Sunday, Sept. 16, 9:30 AM Family Service, “Blessing of Backpacks” We bless our parish children this Sunday that they will have a safe and productive school year. All ages welcome.
Essentials Closet: your donations of diapers, TP, soaps, shampoos, toothpaste bring huge smiles and thank yous from clients.Foodbank: thanks for all your continuous donations!
Prayer Shawl Knitters
We Have begun casting on to knit socks. We will continue our Tuesdays 1-2:30pm.
Evening Sandwich Kitchen Help: Please join us as we return to helping at the Evening Sandwich program at the UU Church on Thursday afternoons.
Discretionary Fund in Need: I just wanted to let everyone know that my Discretionary Fund is already in the red for the rest of 2018 despite trying to limit disbursements as much as possible. If you are able to make a donation toward the fund just make out a check to St. Mark’s and put “Discretionary Fund” in the memo line. The people in need in the community will thank you. – John
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.