Welcome to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church!
On Sunday, Oct 13th we held a Conversation – and Refreshments in the parish hall. The topic was on “God, Grace and Money” and was the first of two conversations for Stewardship 2020. The second conversation will be after both services on October 27. Stewardship envelopes will be distributed on Sunday
New Parish Directory – Please sign up!
St. Mark’s has arranged for pictures to be taken for a new directory. Sessions will be Friday, Oct. 18, 1-8 PM and Saturday, Oct. 19, 10-5 PM. There is no charge for the parish photo.
Please sign up by clicking on this link and following the easy directions to selecting your time.
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, the Reverend John Balicki
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II
John’s Sermon Title, “Written on Our Hearts”
We will have our monthly prayers for healing at both services on Sunday.
Please take home your stewardship envelope today if you haven’t already done so. Next Sunday, Oct. 27, please join us after both services for our final conversation on stewardship. We will focus on the financial needs of St. Mark’s and how pledges support the major work of the parish. We ask that all pledge cards be returned by November 3.
9 AM Roger and Miranda Phelps will be with us to discuss Education Haiti, a non-profit based in Waterville that provides guidance and financial support to FTSJS, a small accredited College of Social Work in Bon Repos, Haiti.
9:30 AM Children and families will gather in the Radley Room to pack diapers for the Essentials Closet. Thank you to all who donated. You can drop your diaper donation off at church on either Friday or Saturday or by 9:30 on Sunday.
10:15 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II with choir and nursery.
11:30 Coffee Hour to Bid Farewell to the Dawson’s. Hosted by Marty Norris and Gloria Shorty.
Friday, Oct. 25, 6 to 8 PM and Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 AM to 1 PM, Fall Rummage Sale, sponsored by the Martha Guild. Donated items can be taken to the Eustis side of the Parish Hall. Proceeds all go to support outreach ministries in the community.
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.