Welcome to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church!
Please join us for on St. Mark’s Annual Mardi Gras Tuesday, February 25 from 5- 7:30 p.m. Come enjoy, mask making, parading, singing, playing, eating, and basking in the fellowship of St. Mark’s parish. We have begun reaching out for helpwith food, set-up and clean-up but we need more help. We particularly need main dishes and desserts. There will be a signup board at church but if you can help and will not be there please contact the parish office at firstname.lastname@example.org Feb. 26 is Ash Wednesday. Services with distribution of ashes at St. Mark’s will be at 10 AM and 6 PM. Locations with Ashes to Go will be printed next Sunday. Drive-thru ashes will be available at St. Marks from 2 to 5 PM, just pull in driveway and honk.
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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Our rector Rev. John Balicki
The 5th Sunday after the Epiphany
Sunday, February 16, The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II John’s Sermon Title, “Growing with God” We will do our monthly prayers for healing at both services.
9 AM Adult Education – “Ten Things Churches Can Learn from Starbucks” Join John Balicki for the continuation of a discussion that will take a few weeks . We will examine a number of the operating principles that make Starbucks successful and discuss how these can translate to the experience at St. Mark’s. This week we will discuss how we welcome and integrate new members into the community.
10:15 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II with choir and nursery.
11:30 Coffee Hour hosted by the Hernandez and Graham families.
This week we pray for the Open Hands Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, which has met at St. Mark’s for the past 37 years on Saturdays at 10 AM. Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
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.