Our principal Sunday worship is the Eucharist, from the Greek word for thanksgiving. Also known as Holy Communion, the service allows us to express our thanks, week by week, for all of God’s gifts, and to be changed more and more into Christ’s likeness.
Communion is absolutely open at St. Mark’s. The altar is God’s; it is not the possession of any institution or any individual. All people, without exception, are welcome to receive communion and to be nourished here. All who seek God in Christ’s Body and Blood and desire communion with the Lord are welcome at the Lord’s Table. There is room and an invitation for all.
We believe that all ages can and should worship together. We welcome all children to receive Communion; the Episcopal Church does not require persons to be confirmed before they receive. Communion is a sacrament of inclusion. Children, especially, should not have the experience of being left out of the common meal. Parents may choose to bring very young infants forward for a blessing instead of Communion. Children are always welcome in worship – download Children in Church in pdf form – and for those who wish, childcare is available at the 10:00 am service.
8:00 am – Holy Eucharist
10:00 am – Holy Eucharist – 60-70 min, full choir and hymns
9:00 am – Morning Prayer, Organic Juicing, and Qigong