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.
We return to the two-service schedule, 8 AM and 10:15 AM on Sunday, Sept. 15. That Sunday we invite everyone to a meeting after each service in the parish hall, where refreshments will be served.
We will answer questions regarding the new photo directory and do sign-ups on-site, we will discuss a new process for asking help with hospitality for parish events, and we will introduce a proposal for our labyrinth project. We look forward to seeing you!
Haitian Youth Choir Concert was held Tuesday, August 27 at 7 pm.
Our guests from Haiti had a wonderful experience in August: both them and St. Mark’s. We had a nearly full church at Tuesday’s concert and raised $1430 for the Holy Trinity Music School. Our host families had some very good times with their guests. A huge thank you to those who hosted our guests as well as those who helped with providing the meals and setting up for the concert and meals.
New Parish Directory – Please sign up!
St. Mark’s has arranged for pictures to be taken for a new directory. Sessions will be Friday, Oct. 18, 1-8 PM and Saturday, Oct. 19, 10-5 PM. There is no charge for the parish photo.
Please sign up by clicking on this link and following the easy directions to selecting your time.
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
Adult Education begins in September. We will host this course live on three consecutive Thursdays. People can also participate by using their own devices to connect.
Reading the Gospel of Matthew Year A Diocese of Maine Zoom online course Deirdre Good September 26, Oct 3, Oct 10th 6-7pm
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.