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Welcome to St Mark’s Episcopal Church in Teaneck!

We worship in a light, airy, and air conditioned space, celebrating the Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:00 am on Sunday mornings. We are generous in welcoming new people, active in outreach, and a very diverse group of Christians. Our Music Director and Choir present glorious music, and the Spirit of God is present in the congregation.

Members of our congregation include Africans, African Americans, Caribbeans, Caucasians, Indians, Koreans, Latin Americans, and Native Americans - a fair representation of the Teaneck community.

Our mission is “Celebrating God’s Inclusive Love,” by which we mean that our central work is to love everyone, without exception, who enters our personal or community sphere, to love them in a way that they would recognize as loving, and to extend ourselves to give assistance where assistance is needed; for God is love, and where love is, there is God.

Come to see us! We will welcome you with open arms!

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St. Mark's is accessible to the disabled for both worship and ministry. Use the entrance on Chadwick Road.
St. Mark's doors are open all day and all evening every day for people of all faiths or none.
Parking is available in Holy Name's physicians' lot Sundays and Holidays. Follow the red parking signs to the driveway just south of the church on Grange Rd.


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Events & Announcements

Ministry Fair and Welcome Back Barbecue is Sunday, September 7

Sunday, September 7, following the 10:00 am service

Our annual Welcome Back Barbecue to kick off a new program year will be on Sunday, September 7, following the 10:00 am service. We will also be hosting a Ministry Fair featuring the many guilds and committees that help St. Mark's carry out its mission on a daily basis. This is a wonderful opportunity to find out more about the guilds and committees and to consider how you might contribute to the stewardship of the parish through a service commitment. All are welcome, so please join us for a festive day, and invite a friend to St. Mark's! Hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, and beverages will be provided. We invite you to bring a side dish or dessert to share. Setup and cleanup help are always appreciated. Please be in touch with Margot Fisher (mefisher@optonline.net; 201-357-8851) if you can help.

Audio Sermons Now Available - Just Click to Listen

 

Many thanks to St. Marker Allison Davis for making available online audio recordings of recent Sunday sermons by our Priest in Charge, the Rev. Bob Shearer. We invite you to click and listen here to Bob's most recent sermon delivered on Sunday, August 31, and you can find previous sermons archived on our Sermons page.
August 31, 2014 - Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 17 [Gospel Reading is Matthew 16:21-28] -

The Rainbow Cafe is Coming to Teaneck on September 7

Sunday, September 7, 6:00 pm

Do you know an LGBT youth who would like to meet new friends and socialize? Someone seeking to ask questions in a SAFE environment without being judged? Perhaps the local school does not have a Gay-Straight Alliance to join and be part of the crowd? Then spread the word about the Rainbow Cafe! This new group will be sponsored by Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) of Bergen County and facilitated by Paul Boranian, Jr. and his mom Jean Boranian, both parishioners of St. Mark's. The Rainbow Cafe offers a safe and welcoming place where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth ages 13-19 years old can meet and support each other. The first Rainbow Cafe at St. Mark's will be held at 6:00 pm on Sunday, September 7. Questions? Contact Jean Boranian at 201-286-8327 or jean.boranian at gmail dot com for more information.

A Note from the Outreach Committee

 

Prayer books which were dearly needed have been donated to St. Mark's for the upper level of the church; no more searching for a book! Parishioners also donated $650.00 to purchase school supplies and backpacks for use by clients of the Center for Food Action, who gratefully received them. The Outreach Committee welcomes new members interested in this important ministry, in which we celebrate God's abundance through sharing with others in our community. Please speak with Rev. Bob or a member of the Vestry if you are interested in joining the Outreach Committee.

Tuesday Morning Prayer Services at 8:30 am

Tuesdays, 8:30 am

Tuesday morning prayer provides commuters and others with a simple, intimate service (about 30 minutes long) that is an opportunity to learn about and pray the Daily Office with others. For questions please contact Benjamin Miller (bmiller.9227 at gmail dot com). All are welcome, so please join us!

Looking for a Great Ministry? Consider Hosting Sunday Coffee Hour!

Each Sunday Following the 10:00 am Service

Coffee hour is an important part of worship and fellowship, a weekly opportunity to relax and share in building a "beloved community" at St. Mark's. To make this happen, we need coffee hour volunteers. Coffee hour can be as simple as bagels and coffee (preferably), or something more elaborate, according to your preference. Given the economic times, we strongly suggest that simplicity be your guide. What is most important about coffee hour is the time it provides for fellowship and togetherness as we share in the many gifts of the Spirit, so please consider being a coffee hour host. There is a sign-up sheet on the table near the entrance to Carroll Hall. Thanks!

Help Needed for the WIC Play Group on Mondays

First Three Mondays Each Month, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

The WIC Play Group Team needs additional volunteers. We supervise an informal play group for young children (ages 1 - 6) in the child care room when WIC clients are served at St. Mark's. WIC operates from 9:00 am-2:30 pm the first three Mondays of every month. Play Group volunteers usually provide 2-3 hours of service between 9:00 am and Noon (the busiest time) once a month. WIC parents and caregivers are most appreciative and generally help out a lot. A Read Now volunteer also comes in to read to the children regularly and distribute free books. If you would like to be a part of this ministry or know someone who might, please call Jeanette Adams at 201-836-5078.

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