Lectionary-based readings for each Sunday along with prompts for family discussion, sorted according to ages of kids & youth, from the Episcopal Church's Forward Movement and Forma, found at http://www.dofaithathome.org/
Check out the Sunday lectionary-based "Sparks" posts at www.storymakersnyc.com/sparks.
StoryMakersNYC is a new, progressive Christian formation resource with beautiful visuals and accessible language, perfect for the youngest followers of Jesus.
From the Benedictine nuns of the Holy Trinity Monastery (UK) "Guide to Self-Isolating for Dummies" www.ibenedictines.org/2020/03/12/digitalnuns-guide-to-self-isolating-for-dummies
From the Anglican-Episcopal magazine The Living Church, an illuminating interview with an infectious disease expert that touches on our worship practices and social distancing:
the women of the parish in a program of worship, study, service and fellowship.
With many opportunities to volunteer, we strive to better our community while having fun. There are no dues or financial obligation required--only a willingness to meet people and participate!
For nearly 30 years beginning in the late 1950's, the Women of St. Mark's operated the Bargain Counter as an ongoing fundraiser. It is this successful endeavor, and our varied events, investments, and fundraising activities that allows our organization to continue to support several local organizations with yearly outreach grants.
This ministry provides meals to St. Mark's families in any kind of life transition. This could include being displaced because of natural disasters like Harvey, a new baby, a recent hospitalization or injury, or a death in the family. If you find yourself in need of comfort food or would like to volunteer to provide a meal, please reach out to Stephanie Morrison, Comfort Food Coordinator.
Join us to pick up your 2021 Stewardship Packet! We will have a drive-thru party going on with balloons, music, professionally baked and individually packaged cookies, and a great host of folks ready to greet you. All your clergy will be present and also available for conversation or prayer, and we’d be very glad to see you in a safe and socially distanced way for a little fellowship. Sunday is St. Francis Feast Day so clergy will also be available to bless your pets. Please remain in your car and drive thru following the parking lot flow from the big play ground to the chapel doors. Help us thrive by spending a few minutes with us on Sunday afternoon.
Welcome to St. Mark’s! We are thrilled that you're interested in learning more about our church. Since 1939, St. Mark’s has ministered to the people of Houston. Located in the West Houston/ Bellaire area, we are a diverse, inclusive community who seeks to love God, and love our neighbors. We hope you’ll join us in worship in one of the four worship services we offer on Sunday—7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 5 p.m. If you have any questions about who we are or what we are about, don’t hesitate to call or email our church office. We look forward to welcoming you into our community.
St. Mark’s is a welcoming community and hopes to connect with each visitor interested in learning more about us. An easy way to connect with St. Mark's is to simply sign the guest book on Sunday morning, or fill out a Welcome Card located in the pews (which may be placed in the Offering Plate as it passes you during the service.) Or feel free to send an email to our church office. We look forward to meeting you, and answering any questions you may have about St. Mark’s.
We would like to extend an open invitation to our church and school families to join us for a wonderful weekend of fun, fellowship, and relaxation at our diocesan retreat center. Camp Allen is just one hour northwest of Houston near Navasota, Texas. This beautiful campus has 1,100 acres and includes a formal hotel, two lakes, miles of trails, sports courts, shooting range and much more!
To make your weekend enjoyable for all, families will be provided full childcare services throughout the day Saturday at no added fee, allowing parents to enjoy the seclusion of Camp Allen while keeping the kids entertained and safe.
The registration deadline is December 18, 2020. Hope to see you there!
Check-in and Registration: 5 to 6 p.m., Conference Center Lobby
Dinner: 6 to 7 p.m., Conference Center
Bonfire and Social Time: 7:30 p.m., Back Patio of Conference Center
Breakfast: 8 to 9 a.m., Conference Center
Childcare: 9 a.m. to noon (all ages), 1 to 6 p.m. (newborn through 6 years old)
Lunch: noon to 1 p.m., Conference Center
Activities: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Annual Group Photo: 5:30 p.m., Conference Center Lobby
Dinner: 6 p.m., Conference Center
Bonfire and Social Time: 7 to 10 p.m.
Breakfast: 8 to 9 a.m., Conference Center Lobby
Worship Service: 9 a.m.
Depart: 10 a.m.
Our team is evaluating several health aspects pertaining to COVID-19 for our Camp Allen Parish Weekend.
They will also be checking temperatures upon check in as well as asking participants to sign a COVID-19 release statement.
This is a quickly evolving situation. Our committee is tracking news and information about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our region.
After prayerful consideration and monitoring the COVID-19 caseloads, we are postponing our Parish Retreat at Camp Allen, and will announce a new date soon.
We will offer one online service at 11 a.m. and one children's chapel experience for Easter Sunday. The worship opportunity will include festive Easter music along with our second annual Alleluia Reel!
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We hope you will join us any time between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Memorial Garden to flower the Easter cross and to pick up an Easter surprise from your St. Mark's family. Put on your Easter best, or your Easter pajamas, and come by for a quick minute to help us safely continue our beautiful tradition of flowering the cross!