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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Looking ahead: Holy Week Schedule 2019 Sunday, April 14, Palm Sunday, Services with distribution of palms at 8 AM and 10:15 AM; children are invited to decorate the sanctuary floor with palms at 10:00.
Thursday, April 18, Maundy Thursday 7:30 PM: Holy Eucharist Rite II. followed by stripping of the altar.
Friday, April 19, Good Friday: Three different services will be held between Noon and 3 PM, with silent meditation in between. Noon – the Good Friday service according to The Book of Common Prayer – a 40 minute service with prayers, scripture and the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to John. 1 PM – Stations of the Cross – a 40-minute service meditating on the Passion of Christ. 2 PM – an ecumenical service led by the various clergy of the Waterville-Winslow Interfaith Council will be held this year at Pleasant Street United Methodist Church.
Saturday, April 20, Holy Saturday 9:30 AM Holy Saturday service with meditation, followed by decorating of the church. Saturday evening, April 20, Easter Vigil 6:00 PM interactive Easter Vigil service, all welcome – designed for children’s participation. 8:00 PM Traditional Easter Vigil service, from The Book of Common Prayer.
Sunday, April 21, Easter Day:
6:00 AM: Sunrise service on the steps of Miller Library, Colby College, sponsored by the Waterville-Winslow Interfaith Council.
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I with choir.
9:00 to 10:00 AM: Parish Breakfast.
10:00 AM: Children’s Easter Egg Hunt.
10:15 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite II with choir.
Sunday, March 31, The Fourth Sunday in Lent
8:00 AM, Holy Eucharist, Book of Common Prayer, Rite II
The sermon this Sunday will be delivered by our intern, George Sheats, and will feature the parable of the Prodigal Son and the word for the week, “Worship”. This Sunday, members of the Quilting and Knitting groups will be selling their recent creations after both services.
9 AM, Adult Education: We continue our seven-week series exploring “The Way of Love: Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life”. This Sunday we continue with “WORSHIP: Gather in community weekly to thank, praise and dwell with God”. There is a weekly reflection guide available in print and also as sent out with the weekly e-news as a pdf.
9:30: Parish Children and families gather in the Radley Room to learn about Maine Migrant Workers and to make rice socks for them. All welcome to join!
10:15 AM: Holy Eucharist, Rite II with choir and nursery.
Coffee Hour – Please help on Sunday by bringing in some things for coffee hour or helping set up.
Farewell gift for Bishop Lane: One of the gifts the Diocesan Transition Committee is preparing for Bishop Lane is a quilt put together with squares from each of the congregations. We will have our square out this Sunday for anyone to express their best wishes.
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.