FOUNDATIONS CLASS

COURSE ON EPISCOPAL BELIEFS AND TRADITIONS

If you want to become a member at St. Mark's, want a refresher course on Episcopal identity, or are interested in adult baptism, confirmation, or reception, please join us for this four-week course!


We'll cover Holy Scripture, the Book of Common Prayer, our own faith lives, and Episcopal traditions and doctrine.


The class meets October 15, 22, 29, and November 5, 2018 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Church Office Parlor.


Child care is available. Please sign up with the Rev. Samantha Smith.

bach society concert

Renee Rybolt, Soprano

In addition to her role as St. Mark's Director of Choral Ministry, Renee is a soprano in the Bach Society Choir. She will perform a solo and invites you to attend this upcoming concert.

Reformation Mass 1817

In  1817, the St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig staged a grand celebration of  the 300th anniversary of the Reformation. Join us as we re-create this  spectacular event, which will include the American premiere of a  majestic Mass by Vincenzo Righini, a contemporary of Mozart, a work  which Professor Jeffrey Sposato discovered in European archives while  researching his new book Leipzig After Bach. 

Sunday, October 21 at 6 p.m.

Christ the King Lutheran Church

2353 Rice Blvd.


For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.bachsocietyhouston.org/reformation-mass

Children and Youth Ministries is holding our annual holiday evergreens fundraising drive. Orders can be placed online using the link to the right. All orders will be delivered directly to each recipient. Our fundraiser kicks off October 10 and ends November 6, 2018. Please spread the word about our sale to your friends, neighbors, and family! We appreciate your support.


If you have questions about placing an order, please contact Alex Hillis at alex.hillis@stmarks-houston.org or at 713-662-1280. 

"Traces of the Trade"

Screening & Conversation

Join us on Wednesday, October 24, at 6 p.m. for a very special screening of the critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated documentary  "Traces of the Trade," at Bellaire United Methodist Church. "Traces of the Trade" is a transparent and vulnerable look at one family's reckoning with the legacy of slavery, and is on tour in partnership with St. Mark's, the Episcopal Health Foundation, ReVision Houston, and Bellaire United Methodist Church to provide communities the opportunity to work toward racial reconciliation. The event will include dinner, and facilitated table conversation with Constance and Dain Perry (whose family is the subject of the film, and who appears in the film as well). We are looking for members of our community to represent St. Mark's at this important event, to listen, talk, and work toward racial reconciliation in the church and in our community. To RSVP please email church@stmarks-houston.org.

Grief and joy class

Introductions and Stage 1

November 27,  6:30 - 8 p.m.

Rector's Office

Discussion on shock, numbness, denial, and gradually accepting the loss. Leaning toward the antidotes: Care/Presence/Soul Pain Relief.

Stage 2

December 4, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Margaret's Parlor

Discussion Two: Expressing our grief, working through painful feelings of guilt, remorse, apathy, anger, resentment, yearning, despair, anxiety, emptiness, depression, loneliness, panic, disorientation, loss of clear identity, and physical symptoms. Moving toward the antidotes:  full, healthy, freeing up.

Stage 3

December 11, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Margaret's Parlor

Discussion Three: Gradual acceptance of the loss, putting one's life back together minus what was lost. Making decisions. Coping with new reality. Unlearning old ways of satisfying needs. Learning new ways. Saying goodbye. Reinvesting one's life energy in other relationships. Living the antidotes: Life movement -- Point a to B to C to D.

Stage 4

December 18, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Margaret's Parlor

Discussion Four: Put one's loss in a wider context of meaning and hope. Learning from the loss. Fulfilling the antidotes: Grow, reintegrate, breathe.

Stage 5

December 19, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Margaret's Parlor

Discussion Five: Reaching out to others who are experiencing similar loss for mutual help. The starting antidotes: Begin again.

Longest Night Service

December 19, 7 - 8 p.m.

Church

A service of music and meditation to acknowledge and support those who are grieving in our community during the holidays.