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!

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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Some of the St. Mark’s family – Getting ready for spring!
Special Summer Gatherings
Monthly 5 PM Trails Day Eucharist
We will hold a afternoon service on the first Sunday of the month, June through September. As we did last year, we will take a walk along the Messalonskee and stop intermittently to pray, reflect, and celebrate Eucharist.

 

Spotlight

Our Rector, the Reverend John Balicki

Rev. 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..

Spring flowers on our Font, showing parish banner

St Mark’s is going to create a Creation Care booklet, and we now have an email just for your Creation Care ideas: StMarksCreationCare@gmail.com. Please do send in your ideas, hacks, resources, recycling tips, DIY eco-friendly recipes, and anything else you can think of that would be helpful. Pictures would be terrific, but no videos as we can’t replicate them on paper. We have placed a poster board in the narthex for everyone to share their own personal ideas for how they care for creation. Please take a look at the suggestions shared to date.

Upcoming Events

Tue
20
Aug
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
Aug 20 @ 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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Sun
25
Aug
9:15 am One Service on Sundays
One Service on Sundays
Aug 25 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Our summer schedule provides a single service of Holy Communion, music and hymn singing, sermon and prayers.  Join us!
Tue
27
Aug
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
Aug 27 @ 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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7:00 pm Haitian Youth Choir Concert – Tu...
Haitian Youth Choir Concert – Tu...
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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...

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Sun
1
Sep
9:15 am One Service on Sundays
One Service on Sundays
Sep 1 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Our summer schedule provides a single service of Holy Communion, music and hymn singing, sermon and prayers.  Join us!
Tue
3
Sep
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
Sep 3 @ 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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Sun
8
Sep
9:15 am One Service on Sundays
One Service on Sundays
Sep 8 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Our summer schedule provides a single service of Holy Communion, music and hymn singing, sermon and prayers.  Join us!
10:15 am Rite II Service
Rite II Service
Sep 8 @ 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
10
Sep
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
Sep 10 @ 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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Sun
15
Sep
10:15 am Rite II Service
Rite II Service
Sep 15 @ 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!
Mon
16
Sep
8:00 am Rite I Service
Rite I Service
Sep 16 @ 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.
Tue
17
Sep
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
Sep 17 @ 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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Sun
22
Sep
10:15 am Rite II Service
Rite II Service
Sep 22 @ 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
24
Sep
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
Sep 24 @ 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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Sun
29
Sep
10:15 am Rite II Service
Rite II Service
Sep 29 @ 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
1
Oct
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
Oct 1 @ 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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Sun
6
Oct
10:15 am Rite II Service
Rite II Service
Oct 6 @ 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
8
Oct
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
Oct 8 @ 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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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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