We worship God together in community each Sunday to prepare us to go out in the world and serve others and serve God. Sunday morning worship services at St. Mark’s are based on the assigned scriptures from the Revised Common Lectionary.
Our 8:30 worship service offers a variety of music including familiar hymns, utilizing the Faith We Sing and United Methodist Hymnal. This worship service proclaims the Gospel through music, preaching, prayer, and sharing Holy Communion around the table.
This service has a traditional format with music provided by our choir and organist. Communion is held on the first Sunday of each month, plus throughout the season of Advent and Lent and on other church holidays.
In Holy Communion, we remember and proclaim God's saving work through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We are reminded again of the gifts of God's grace and forgiveness given to each of us. In communion, we celebrate what God is doing among us and in us.
In the United Methodist Church, Holy Communion is open to all persons. We believe the sacrament is a means of grace and a sign of God’s presence in the gathered community. You do not have to be a member to participate.
As a visible sign of God's grace at work in our lives, we baptize infants and adults alike, claiming each as God's child. Baptisms take place within the service at the request of families or individuals who are making a faith commitment. On occasion, the congregation will be encouraged to literally or symbolically remember their baptism through a special time of re-commitment and gratitude for God's grace. To schedule a baptism contact the church office. More information our beliefs in baptism.
At noon on Wednesdays, a small group gathers in the Chapel for a brief time of prayer for our church, our city and our world. The service lasts about 15 minutes and afterward the Sanctuary is open for individual prayer.