Christian Formation

Nursery

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Sundays

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

Infants through age 3, 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


beginning September 8, 2019

Sundays, 10:10 a.m.

PreK-Kindergarten, Room D157

Grades 1-3, Room D159

Grades 4-5, Room C135

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

Choristers, ages 6-12, Youth Room


Youth

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Sundays, 10:10 a.m., beginning September 8, 2019

St. Mark's Youth Chorale, 4:30-6 p.m.

St. Mark's Youth Group, 6:30-8 p.m.

both groups have dinner together at 6 p.m.

Sundays, 10:10 a.m., beginning in October 

Eighth Grade Confirmation Class, Parent Guild Idea Lab 

Adults

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Sundays, 10:10 a.m.

Adult Formation, Church Office Parlor

Coffee Hour, 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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Participate in St. Mark's Athletics!

Church and School students in grades 1-4 are encouraged to join a St. Mark's sports team. Soccer and basketball is offered through UCAL (United Christian Athletics League), and St. Mark's Episcopal School is forming teams for cross country and bounce ball.

Find out more & REGISTER

Youth offerings

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SMYG & SMYC

St. Mark's Youth Group (SMYG) is a growing, diverse and lively group of students, grades six through 12, 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.


St. Mark's Youth Chorale (SMYC) is new to St. Mark's and designed for students in grades 7 through 12. The Youth Chorale will sing once a month at morning service, and for special holidays. Please see Joseph Rawley for further details.

Sunday Evenings during the School Year

Beginning September 8, 2019

SMYC will meet weekly in the Youth Room from 4:30 to 6 p.m.


SMYG meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Both groups -- Jr. High and Sr. High --  eat dinner together at 6 p.m. in the Flex Space (please let Alex Hillis know if you have dietary restrictions). At 6:30 p.m., Jr. High and Sr. High will break out into groups in the Youth Room and Reeder Gym. 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.