Worship with St. Mark's
All are welcome here.
St. Mark’s is a welcoming, spirit-filled environment. Our communal worship is the core of our spiritual life. We believe that all who seek Christ and a deeper knowledge of Christ are welcome at God’s table.
The St. Mark's nursery is open on Sundays for children under the age of four.
We take care to honor the traditions of the Episcopal Church and commune with God in common prayer and music. Our primary worship format is currently drawn from Rite II of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. We have used and enjoyed contemporary services from the New Zealand Book of Common Prayer, Enriching Our Worship and the Iona Community. The wording of many of our prayers is gender neutral, even though some of them were used in the first millennium of the Christian church. We seek ways to enrich our liturgical and prayer life, honoring ancient traditions while weaving them into a tapestry relevant to this post-modern age.
In addition to the usual services observed during Advent, Lent and Holy Week, St. Mark’s joins with other churches in Durango to offer ecumenical Wednesday night services that circulate from church to church and always include a soup supper. St Mark’s also joins in a common Good Friday service. During Advent we feature a Blue Christmas observance for the Durango community. Our Blessing of the Animals (with pets in attendance) is celebrated in a local park on the Sunday closest to the Feast of St. Francis and is followed by a parish picnic.
About Child Care at St. Mark's:
St. Mark's offers childcare during our Sunday worship service. We also arrange childcare when we have adult Christian formation classes. Our nursery is staffed by trained, screened attendants who offer a safe, caring environment for your children.