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
Welcome, from our Rector, John Balicki
Sunday, November 18, The 26th Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM, Holy Eucharist, Book of Common Prayer, Rite I
Rev. John Balicki’s Sermon
Adult Education continues at 9 AM with “Reclaiming Jesus”: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis. 9:30 Children and Families for Lego 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.
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.