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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Our Rector, the Reverend John Balicki
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.