Welcome to St. Mark’s
We began a gradual re-opening of the church 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 will be required. Sundays we hold two services. If it is not raining, 9:00 AM Sunday in the Garden. The 10:15 AM service is online. Worship services and classes via Zoom are now available for all, particularly for those who don’t want to go out.
“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
News: Book Group begins Tuesday, Aug 11 at 9:30 AM. We will read “Why Is It so Hard for White People of Talk about Racism” by Robin DiAngelo using Zoom. Contact the church office for details.
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!
While indoor worship is suspended, we continue to offer ways to be part of worship outdoors and online. Besides Sunday services at 9 am in the garden and 10:15 am online, 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.
*IN THE GARDEN 9:00 AM* (if not raining)
* ONLINE 10:15 AM*
This Sunday – The 10th Sunday after Penticost
The Sermon will be given by Rev. George Sheats
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.