St. Mark's Episcopal Church

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

  • Blessing a hand knit Prayer Shawl

Welcome!

Hello, and welcome to St. Mark's. Sundays are bustling at St. Mark's with Christian education for all ages. Our worship and music nourishes us all. Everyone is invited to partake of the Holy Communion at our Lord's table. Children are always welcome.

We provide a program brochure of the entire service, so everyone can be included.

Packing Diapers for Needy Families

Our shared journey in faith is enriched with Bible/book study, choir and quilting/prayer shawl ministries and fellowship, plus outreach projects.

News **CHURCH FAIR**

Our weekly E-News features activities and special events!

Weekly E-News Highlights include:

Saturday, December 2, was the St. Mark's Christmas Fair. It was a festive day, with tables selling jewelry, baked goods, the silent auction, crafts and quilts, books and gifts. The Harvest Kitchen offered a delicious lunch with home made desserts. Thanks for all those who came and for those who made it such a success!

Spot Light !


The Rev. John Balicki

Sunday, December 10, The Second Sunday of Advent

8:00 AM, Holy Eucharist, Rite II

John's Sermon Title, "The Grass Withers; the Flower Fades".

9 to 10 AM – Care Kit Assembly – all are welcome to be part of an assembly line to package care kits whether you are able to contribute items or not.

9 to 10 AM, Adult Education – We will use the "Practicing Wonder" books for a group discussion each of the first three weeks of Advent. The books are free and available at church. No need to read in advance.

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

Coffee Hour is hosted this week by the MacKenzie's. We are looking for someone to host coffee hour on Dec. 17.

11:30 AM Outreach Committee Meeting to discuss disbursements from our Outreach monies. We will have special guests from REM and Project Hope to tell us briefly about their charitable organizations. Please join us!

Upcoming Events

Tue
12
Dec
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
Dec 12 @ 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
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join us – newcomers welcome!
Wed
13
Dec
10:00 am Morning Prayer/Holy Communion @ Church Sanctuary
Morning Prayer/Holy Communion @ Church Sanctuary
Dec 13 @ 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
17
Dec
8:00 am Rite I Service
Rite I Service
Dec 17 @ 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 17 @ 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
19
Dec
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
Dec 19 @ 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
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join us – newcomers welcome!
Wed
20
Dec
10:00 am Morning Prayer/Holy Communion @ Church Sanctuary
Morning Prayer/Holy Communion @ Church Sanctuary
Dec 20 @ 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
24
Dec
8:00 am Rite I Service
Rite I Service
Dec 24 @ 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 24 @ 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
26
Dec
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
Dec 26 @ 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
Dec 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join us – newcomers welcome!

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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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