Welcome to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church!
Be sure and enjoy the lovely flowers growing outside the church building. Stop a minute to sit in the garden, too.
Please join us this Sunday. We will have our monthly prayers of healing and wish our intern George Sheats a “Buen Camino”. Our next big event is our concert by the Haitian Youth Choir on Tues. Aug. 27. We can use help in a number of ways – see below.
Haitian Youth Choir Concert – Tuesday, August 27 at 7 pm.
The concert is free but a free-will offering is taken which goes totally to the Holy Trinity Music School of Port-au-Prince Haiti. This group of 40 adults and youth are touring many churches in Maine for a week to raise funds for their school. Please come to the concert and invite friends.
We can use help in a few ways: – Posters are available to help publicize the concert – take some if you have a place to post. –
We need to feed all the musicians at 6 PM that evening. We need help with set-up, clean-up and providing food. –
We would like to have a reception with light refreshments for after the concert for all who attend. We need help with food, drinks and clean-up –
We still need housing for three pairs of musicians. You would bring them home after the concert and feed them breakfast the following morning and return to St. Mark’s. Please contact the church office if you can help with the dinner, reception or hosting.
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
Sunday, August 18, The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
9:15 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II
John’s Sermon Title, “Call the Fire Department”.
Our monthly prayers for healing will be this Sunday and we will say prayers for George Sheats, our intern, who leaves for five weeks to hike the Camino de Santiago.
Coffee Hour immediately after the 9:15 service. Hosted by Evie Hirschfelt. We are looking for coffee hour hosts for Sept. 1 and Sept. 8.
Last week we baptized Avonlea Gurney, daughter of Matthew and Audra Gurney at this service.
This week we pray for the Prayer Shawl Knitters who meet every Tuesday from 1 PM to 2:30 PM. The prayer shawls are given to anyone who is sick or grieving as a sign of God’s comfort in time of need.
There is a sign-up sheet for remaining volunteers needed for the Evening Sandwich Program, August 22 and 29. We need three volunteers each Thursday from 2:30 to 5 PM..
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.