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Vacation Bible School 2019

VBS 2019 takes place in the plains of Africa!

  •  Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 2 from 9 a.m. - noon. Please arrive at 8:45 a.m. each morning to check in.
  • We will enjoy games, skits, crafts, songs, snacks and more. 
  • VBS is for children ages 3 (as of July 1, 2019 and must be potty trained) through current Grade 5.
  • The cost is $45 per child. Partial and full scholarships are available.


Please email Alex Hillis if you have any questions or would like information about a scholarship.

VBS Registration now open!

Please click the box below to complete the registration form and to pay for your child(ren) for this fun event!

Registration and Payment

VBS Volunteers Needed!

Christian Formation

Nursery

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Sundays

8:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Newborn through age 2, Room C136


5 p.m., Margaret's Parlor

Children

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Sundays, Children's Chapel during 9 a.m. service

Ages 3 through 10

Enderle Chapel


Sundays, 10:15-10:55 a.m.

Choristers, ages 6-12, Youth Room


Youth

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Sundays, 10:10 a.m.

Pre-Confirmation, Grades 6-7, Office Parlor

Eighth Grade Confirmation Class, Idea Lab


Sr. High, 4:30-6 p.m., Youth Room & Flex Space

Jr. High, 5:30-7 p.m., Flex Space & Youth Room

both groups have dinner together at 6 p.m.

Adults

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Sundays, 10:10 a.m.

Coffee Hour & Adult Offerings, Hauser Hall

Christian Meditation, Margaret's Parlor

Nursery

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Our Goal

Our goal is to provide a safe, nurturing environment for your baby or toddler during services and church sponsored events. All caregivers have undergone extensive training, background checks, and are certified in the Safeguarding God's Children course. We help children develop a love for God through praise, prayer, and Bible stories.

Sign In

Each time you bring your child to the nursery, you will be asked to sign in. If the staff needs to contact you at any time, a text message will be sent to your cell phone. Children are signed in and out by their parents and, for the safety of the child, will only be released to a parent.

Children & Families Programming

At St. Mark's we aim to assist families in introducing their kids to Jesus Christ, to empower parents with the tools to talk to their kids about faith, to plant the seed of God's Word into their hearts, to model the love of Jesus through a team of caring volunteers, and to nurture and shepherd them into a lasting relationship with God.


Opportunities include family events, Children's Chapel, Choristers, and Vacation Bible School.

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Children and Youth Permission & Medical release form

Youth offerings

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S.M.Y.G.

St. Mark's Youth Group is a growing, diverse and lively group of students, grades six through twelve, who like to learn, worship and have fun. We have enriched our lives together through annual mission trips, both locally and abroad, and by participating in service projects and retreats.

Sunday Evenings

Sr. High S.M.Y.G. meets from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. followed by Jr. High S.M.Y.G. from 6 to 8 p.m. Both groups eat together at 6 p.m. in the Flex Space (please let Alex Hillis know if you have dietary restrictions). We often play games, so tennis shoes and comfortable clothing is suggested.

Retreats & Service Projects

Each month, we schedule a separate retreat or service project for Jr. High and Sr. High students.

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Happening

Happening is a weekend event for Sr. High students (grades nine through twelve). It is sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and does not propose a new type of spirituality but provides a place where one's spirituality may be developed, nourished, lived, and shared in fellowship with Christians willing to dedicate their lives to God in an ongoing manner. Happening attendees listen to thought-provoking and challenging talks given by members of the staff and clergy followed by discussion in small groups. Happening takes place at Camp Allen three times a year and one time at various churches in our diocese.

Y.E.S.

Youth Encounter Spirit is for Jr. High students in grades six through eight. The focus is on "who Christ is." Y.E.S. helps foster a clearer appreciation of self, richer relationships with others, and a deeper relationship with Jesus. It takes place at Camp Allen three times a year and one time at various churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas.

Adult offerings

Tuesdays

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Women's Bible Study

 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Office Parlor

Contact: Kate Clarke


Wednesdays

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Rector's Bible Study

7:30 - 8:30 a.m., Office Parlor

Contact:  The Rev. Patrick J. Miller

Christian Meditation

5:30 - 6:30 p.m., 

Margaret's Parlor

Contact:  Linda Schmalstieg

Thursdays

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Religious Studies

10:30 a.m. - noon, Office Parlor

Contact:  Lynn Stevens

The Slant

The Slant is a literary reading series designed to amplify diverse voices

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while bringing readers and writers together across the religious and cultural spectrum. We started The Slant just after the 2016 election with the intention of creating more opportunities for dialogue and fellowship.

We are supported in part by Poets & Writers,

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and have welcomed renowned authors to St. Mark's such as Naomi Shihab Nye, Lacy M. Johnson, Hayan Charara, Chris Cander, Adrienne Perry, Jasminne Mendez, Louise Marburg and others.

Our upcoming season is chock full of wonderful readers, so stayed tuned for more information.

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If you'd like to volunteer with The Slant, or to learn more, email Cameron Dezen Hammon.