Welcome to St. Mark’s
We began a gradual re-opening to worship and groups in June, abiding by all orders of the Governor and Bishop – so never more than 50 people and masks and safe-distancing are required. Sundays we hold two services. If it is not raining, 10:15 AM Sunday in the Garden. This service is also online. Attending in person inside during inclement weather requires signing up and observing limitations.
A second service is held in the garden at 3 PM.
We need diapers for our Oct. 18 drive. They can be dropped off in front of church until 9:15 on Sunday morning. (sizes 4, 5, 6 and 3T and 4T Pull-Ups). Thanks for your help.
“Whether you participate in our services or find something else meaningful, I hope you will find a way to walk to the cross with Jesus in this sorrowful time in our history.” – John
Worship with Us
Our rector Rev. John Balicki
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. We will continue in that spirit as we can during this time. Join us!
Sunday services at 10:15 will be held in the garden as well as at 10:15 am online, and again at 3 pm in the garden. If there is rain we may be able to welcome a few in the sanctuary so please sign up ahead to see if there is room to attend inside with special limitations. Please reserve by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 872-7869
We have Holy Communion in the garden on Wednesday at 10 am, if it is not raining. Thursday is Evening Prayer at 5 pm, and Friday is Compline at 7:30 pm, both online.
Get all the details about how you can join us HERE.
* Outdoors or inside the church. Please reserve by e-mailing email@example.com or call 872-7869
A 45 minute service with hymns, organ, scripture and sermon. We will have communion at this service in the form of bread and wine. Everyone has the choice whether to receive or not. The Sermon this Sunday will be delivered by our Deacon George Sheats
Garden: Participants are asked to come directly to the garden from the parking lot and wait to be directed to seating location by greeter. Please bring lawn chair if able. Everyone needs to wear a mask and chairs will be placed 6’ feet apart except for those living in the same house.
If raining, please contact ahead to see if there is a place inside for a small group who will observe special limitations. Be sure you are registered.
* ONLINE 10:15 AM*
See directions on how to join in Facebook.
* AFTERNOON Communion service at 3** PM in the garden. Note new time!
Beyond Our Doors
St. Mark’s mission ranges from issues facing our planet to challenges in our community. We strive to look 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.
At St. Mark’s, we welcome children as an important part of our life together with activities for children that are focused on learning by doing.
Our lively children and family program includes:
* 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 here about our 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? As baptized Christians, we are called to love and care for one another and for those in need.
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.
Learn more about why Pastoral Care is vital to our mission.