Parish Life

Life at St. Mark's is rich and diverse with people meeting in the parish on Sunday and throughout the week. We encourage people to get involved with groups and ministries that meet their particular interests, as participants and leaders.

Please check out the following groups to learn more about the life of our parish community:

Groups of parishioners meet at set times throughout the year for a good meal and fellowship at the home of one of their supper group participants. New groups are formed once a year and the foyer groups are an excellent way for new members to get to know their fellow parishioners.

A dedicated group of volunteers help set the altar for our worship. They arrange flowers, tend to our liturgical vestments, care for church linens, and above all, set the altar for our weekly Eucharist.

Under the leadership of our dedicated organist, music is an important part of our worship. A growing volunteer choir leads us in worship, together with other occasional musicians.

A hallmark of Episcopal polity is the elected leadership of the vestry. At the annual parish meeting in November, parishioners are elected for 3-year terms. Offices on or related to the vestry include senior warden, junior warden, treasurer, and secretary. Together with the priest, the vestry provides daily leadership to the parish. 

Parishioners participate in weekly worship as ushers and lectors. Ushers provide hospitality at the beginning of each service while lectors lead the readings appointed for that day.

Eucharistic Ministers are part of the vested Altar Party. They lead the Prayers of the People and assist the priest during the Eucharist by helping to set the table and by administering the chalice during communion. We also have Eucharistic Visitors who take communion to parishioners who cannot attend weekly services on a regular basis.

St. Mark’s has a rotating number of volunteers who provide and serve after-services snacks each Sunday, coordinate special events, keep the Parish House clean, wash the linens...