St. Mark's Episcopal Church

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

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Welcome!

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!

Our weekly E-News

Happy Easter!

Thank you for sharing the most special week of the Church year at St. Mark’s – the one we call “Holy” though of course every week is holy.  We shared the Easter story as we prepared for the joy of the Easter Day.

Alleluia!  The Lord is Risen!  Alleluia!

Read the Easter Sermon by Father Balicki

 

Easter morning service

Here are some features of our Easter liturgies:

We begin with a sprinkling rite. The 1979 Prayer Book restored the importance of the sacrament of Baptism in the life of the Church.   The sprinkling rite is a reminder of our baptisms, both our salvation to new life in Christ and our commitment to the promises of baptism. 

Read more about the season in the ENews.

 

 

Spotlight

Welcome, from our Rector, John Balicki

Rev. John Balicki

Rev. John Balicki

Sunday, April 8  The Second Sunday of Easter

8:00 AM, Holy Eucharist, Rite II

John’s Sermon Title, “Life in a Bounce House”

We will do our monthly prayers for healing during the Prayers of the People at both services this Sunday.

9 AM Adult Education resumes today and continues through the Easter Season until May 20 with a reflection each week on one of the Baptismal Promises. Today, what does being faithful to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, the breaking of the bread and the prayers really mean? Join us for a thought-provoking discussion.

10:15 AM, Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Nursery.  The choir is given a well-deserved week off after Easter but there will be a small ensemble of singers to lead a couple of hymns.

Coffee Hour after 10:15 service hosted by Sheri Dodge and Martha Reinhardt.

Sunday, April 22.  Monthly afternoon services resume.   5 PM Earth Day Service. We will hold an informal service, some or all outdoors if weather permits, to honor the beauty of God’s creation on Earth Day.

The Great Fifty Days

The feast of Easter is a season of fifty days, from Easter Eve through the Day of Pentecost. During this season there is no fasting. The Council of Nicaea (325) directed that Christians are to pray standing. The word “alleluia” (praise the Lord) is said or sung repeatedly. 

To highlight the Resurrection celebration and contrast vigorously with Lent, penitential elements of the liturgy are omitted in the Easter Season. That is why we don’t have confession for the 50 days.

Upcoming Events

Sun
22
Apr
8:00 am Rite I Service
Rite I Service
Apr 22 @ 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
Apr 22 @ 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
24
Apr
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
Apr 24 @ 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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1:00 pm Prayer Shawl Ministry
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join us – newcomers welcome!
Wed
25
Apr
10:00 am Morning Prayer/Holy Communion @ Church Sanctuary
Morning Prayer/Holy Communion @ Church Sanctuary
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A service of Morning Prayer with prayers, readings from the Bible and discussion, follow by Holy Communion from the reserved sacrament.  Usually held in the Sanctuary. All are welcome.
Sun
29
Apr
8:00 am Rite I Service
Rite I Service
Apr 29 @ 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
Apr 29 @ 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
1
May
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
May 1 @ 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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1:00 pm Prayer Shawl Ministry
Prayer Shawl Ministry
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join us – newcomers welcome!
Wed
2
May
10:00 am Morning Prayer/Holy Communion @ Church Sanctuary
Morning Prayer/Holy Communion @ Church Sanctuary
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A service of Morning Prayer with prayers, readings from the Bible and discussion, follow by Holy Communion from the reserved sacrament.  Usually held in the Sanctuary. All are welcome.
Sun
6
May
8:00 am Rite I Service
Rite I Service
May 6 @ 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
May 6 @ 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
8
May
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
May 8 @ 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....

Read the full article...

1:00 pm Prayer Shawl Ministry
Prayer Shawl Ministry
May 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join us – newcomers welcome!
Wed
9
May
10:00 am Morning Prayer/Holy Communion @ Church Sanctuary
Morning Prayer/Holy Communion @ Church Sanctuary
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A service of Morning Prayer with prayers, readings from the Bible and discussion, follow by Holy Communion from the reserved sacrament.  Usually held in the Sanctuary. All are welcome.
Sun
13
May
8:00 am Rite I Service
Rite I Service
May 13 @ 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
May 13 @ 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
15
May
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
May 15 @ 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....

Read the full article...

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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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