St. Mark's Episcopal Church

A warm and welcoming Episcopal church for all seeking community on their spiritual journey.

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    Palm Sunday The children scatter the palms as we tell the story of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem

Welcome!

Welcome to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church!

Saturday, June 22, 11 AM Cathedral of St. Luke in Portland.

Ordination of Thomas Brown as the Tenth Bishop of Maine. The Ordination and Consecration service will be live-streamed on the diocesan website, www.episcopalmaine.org beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22nd. Gatherings at your Parish or in homes to view the live-streamed liturgy are encouraged and downloadable copies of the service will be available at www.episcopalmaine.org.

Sunday, June 23, 9:15 AM at St. Mark’s – Bishop Brown’s first visitation will be with us! It is Bishop Curry’s belief that anyone ordained is ordained for service and so the practice is for the newly ordained bishop to visit one of his/her congregations the following Sunday.

Because it had been three years since we’ve had a visit, we were due on the schedule and it was desired that Bishop Brown not travel too far from Portland and that he would be at a parish with someone he was familiar.

Sunday, June 23, 10:30 AM to Noon, You are invited to join us for a special worship service at the Ocean Park Temple with guest preacher, the Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church. Bishop Curry is excited to be in Maine with us to share the good news of Jesus Christ with everyone not just Episcopalians but people of all faiths and even those who are “just looking”. The Temple at Ocean Park is a historic, interdenominational space open only during the summer months. We are thrilled that Bishop Curry is the first preacher for the 2019 season. Remember how Bishop Curry captivated the world with his words at the Royal Wedding last year? Well, this will be an extraordinary opportunity to hear Bishop Curry preach in his inimitable style.

Bishop Curry is quick to say it is not about him. Rather, it is the message itself. “The God who loves us into being and redeems us envisions more for us than we can imagine. Our call, in faith and hope, is to live in to that dream by following in the footsteps of Jesus – not just in our heads, but with our hears, and with our feet.” If you cannot join us, you will be able to see the sermon via live stream or a recorded version on the Diocese of Maine website. And, in case you don’t already know, Bishop Curry will be back with us in Bangor, Maine on May 2, 2020 to help us celebrate the Bicentennial (200th) Anniversary of the Episcopal Diocese in Maine.

 

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

Spring flowers on our Font, showing parish banner

Sunday, June 16, The First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday
9:15 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II
John’s Sermon Title “Threepeat”.
We will also recognize our fathers, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers with a special blessing.
Coffee Hour immediately after the 9:15 service. No one has signed up to host coffee hour this Sunday. We plan to put out leftover cold drinks and snacks from the Welcome BBQ.
This week we pray for the Parish Quilters who meet every Tuesday morning from 9 to Noon. They make quilts for those who are baptized, quilts and craft items to sell at the Christmas Fairs and other special projects. Please join them.
** Save the Date! Our annual Parish Picnic **
will be Sunday, July 14 from 11 AM to 2 PM in Searsport. Our hosts are Jim and Faye Nicholson who live on the ocean and directly across from Mosman Park where the picnic will be held with their home available for bathrooms and refuge from the weather. There is a playground and an ocean beach with sandy, shallow swimming. More information to follow.
Community News
Reprise Choral Ensemble, Inaugural Concert, Sunday, June 23, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Green Street United Methodist Church, 13 Green Street, Augusta, Maine Benefit concert for Maine Arts Academy. Maine Arts Academy is a three-year-old public charter high school dedicated to providing high quality academics and instruction in the performing, visual and creative arts. Several of the singers are members of our parish.  Suggested donation: Adults $12.00, Students $8.00

Upcoming Events

Sun
16
Jun
9:15 am One Service on Sundays
One Service on Sundays
Jun 16 @ 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
18
Jun
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
Jun 18 @ 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
23
Jun
9:15 am One Service on Sundays
One Service on Sundays
Jun 23 @ 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
25
Jun
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
Jun 25 @ 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
30
Jun
9:15 am One Service on Sundays
One Service on Sundays
Jun 30 @ 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
2
Jul
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
Jul 2 @ 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
7
Jul
9:15 am One Service on Sundays
One Service on Sundays
Jul 7 @ 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
9
Jul
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
Jul 9 @ 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
14
Jul
9:15 am One Service on Sundays
One Service on Sundays
Jul 14 @ 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
16
Jul
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
Jul 16 @ 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
21
Jul
9:15 am One Service on Sundays
One Service on Sundays
Jul 21 @ 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
23
Jul
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
Jul 23 @ 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
28
Jul
9:15 am One Service on Sundays
One Service on Sundays
Jul 28 @ 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
30
Jul
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
Jul 30 @ 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
4
Aug
9:15 am One Service on Sundays
One Service on Sundays
Aug 4 @ 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
6
Aug
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
Aug 6 @ 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
11
Aug
9:15 am One Service on Sundays
One Service on Sundays
Aug 11 @ 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
13
Aug
10:00 am Quilters’ Group
Quilters’ Group
Aug 13 @ 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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