VIRTUAL Worship at St Mark's
Programs for Children & Youth
Youth Service Project:
For the Beauty of the Earth Gardening
and Fall Cleanup at St. Mark's
When: Sunday, September 27th following Sunday worship
We will be edging the St. Mark's labyrinth, raking and weeding to prepare
the church grounds for the winter months.
Please bring: Face mask, gardening gloves and clothes, gardening tools
(spades, clippers, hand trowels/rakes), water bottle and snacks.
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Sunday, Oct. 18th
Canned Food Drive
for Manna and DHS Pantry
~ sponsored by church Youth
We will be collecting food for the Manna Soup Kitchen and DHS Food Pantry. Look for items needed in church bulletin until website is updated. Bags with lists of items needed will also be available at Church service on the 30th.
Sunday, November 15th
Casserole Drive with Youth Service
Youth Service - The Youth at St. Marks will help lead the services. We are also asking kids to bring casseroles made with their families, along with other parishioners for the local Shelter. Recipe suggestions we will be provided in the bulletin.
During Sunday service, the children are gathered for a special sermon from the presider. Then they are taken to either Children’s Chapel or Sunday school where creativity and wonder are encouraged! Children are escorted back into the main worship service in time for Communion.
Children from 0-3 years of age are in the hands of our wonderful, competent, screened and trained staff. Read more here.
June, July and August, Children's Chapel is held during the 9:00AM service to teach the Gospel through stories and crafts. The curriculum used is “Living the Good News” which is an online lectionary-based Christian education curriculum.
Acolytes: Acolytes are trained to serve at the altar during worship. They generally act as the priest's assistant, as well as light the candles, walk in the procession, and help with offerings and sacraments. Anyone in 3rd grade or higher is eligible to serve as an acolyte.
Vacation Bible School (VBS): 4 year olds-4th grade. We hold a three-day program in July which consists of bible stories, crafts, songs, games and a play or concert that the children practice throughout the three days then perform for parents and family on the last day.
Mission: To build a loving fellowship of Disciples of Christ through service, education and recreation.