Worship at St. Mark’s
Full participation in our worship services at St. Mark’s is open to all, including children. You are completely welcome to attend – including receiving communion at our service. We invite you to join us for worship whether you live in the area and are looking for a church home, are simply interested in joining us for a time, or are visiting here in Maine. Our worship is a sacred time for spiritual renewal as we hear the Word of God in Scripture and the sermon, and as we share the Eucharist together.
For the most up-to-date worship schedule, please consult our Worship Schedule page.
Here are descriptions of the three services we will continue when COVID subsides again:
- June 12 thru September 4, 2022: Our summer schedule of one Sunday Eucharist at 9 AM, also on Zoom, followed by coffee hour.
On 9/11/2022 we returne to our Fall/Winter/Spring Sunday Service schedule:
- Fall/Winter/Spring: Sunday Morning 8 AM In Person and Zoom: Rite I or readings from the Book of Common Prayer and Scripture. Three Sundays each month.
- Fall/Winter/Spring: Sunday Morning 10:15 AM In Person: This Sunday service uses contemporary language either from Rite II of the Book of Common Prayer or recent Episcopal updates. The choir sings hymns from either the Episcopal Hymnal of 1982 or other supplements that include more 20th century music. It also includes Scripture readings, a sermon, and Holy Communion. Three Sundays each month.
- Once a month: A single, Intergenerational Sunday Service at 10:15, celebrated by our entire congregation, and followed by a time of eating and fellowship for all.
- We continue our Celtic Services each Sunday at 4 PM through Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring.
- On Hold: Wednesday Morning 10 AM: This is a small informal service gathered around a table that uses both Rite I and Rite II from the Book of Common Prayer. It includes Scripture readings and Holy Communion. There is no formal sermon but rather the entire group reflects on the Scriptures together.
We also gather for worship on special days in the church year such as Christmas Eve, Holy Week, and Easter. The parish welcomes baptisms, marriages, and funeral services under the direction of the rector.
Read the weekly sermons here.
To learn more about the Episcopal Church and our common worship, you are welcome to speak to the Interim Rector, Bill Blaine-Wallace, by phone 207-872-7869 or by email, visit the website of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine or to read about the Episcopal Church on the national website.