Wednesday
Mar302016

Why Music Matters - with Ken Myers

Tuesday
Feb092016

Ash Wednesday

Tuesday
Sep222015

Sukkot at St. Mark's Church

Please join us for a Fall Picnic: October 4th @ 4:30 pm, as we give thanks to God for his provision for us.

  • We will be eating outside in our own Sukkah with live music.
  • The main course will be provided - please sign up to bring a side dish!  
  • RSVP in Cranmer Hall or by writing: st.marksrec@gmail.com 

What is Sukkot & how might Christians celebrate it? 

 Sukkot (pronounced ‘sue-coat’) is a biblical feast of thanksgiving commanded by God to help Israel remember how he provided for their needs after the exodus from Egypt.  In the book of Leviticus we read that this feast was commanded by God as a “statute forever” (Leviticus 23:41) to thank God for his provision in the wilderness.

Celebrating this biblical feast gives us a unique opportunity to thank God for his provision for us in the past and to reaffirm our faith in him to provide for us today (giving us our daily bread) as well as in the future. 

This is also an occasion to thank God for his spiritual provision, for we were in a spiritual desert (i.e. dead in our sins!), but God provided living water for us through sending his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, to suffer death on the cross that we may have "life in his name" (St. John 20:21). Thanks be to God for this great salvation!

Tuesday
Aug042015

The Feast of the Transfiguration - August 6th

Please join us for a service of Holy Communion at 9 am on  August 6th, in celebration of the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ.

 

 

Tuesday
Jun022015

Special Guest Speaker - June 14th, 5 pm

 

 

Please join us at 5 pm for Evening Prayer, following which we will have light refreshments and hear an address from Linda Cohen, the Deputy Director of CMJ in Jerusalem for their 10 ministry operations there. Linda ia a Jewish Christian, who grew up in America but has lived in Israel since 1999.  She will present a talk on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. 

Canon Daryl Fenton, a friend of our parish writes this about her talk: “Everyone would like to see a resolution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.  Is it possible?  Is there a right side and a wrong side?  How can we best pray?  Hear from a Christian who has been living in Jerusalem since 1999.  Linda Cohen works for CMJ and also chairs the board of a human rights organization, the Jerusalem Institute of Justice.  Her insights about the conflict, what Jewish and Palestinian believers in Jesus are doing and behind the scene efforts that you will never see written or posted in Facebook may surprise, shock or delight you - but you will certainly leave understanding the situation more clearly.” 

If you would like to attend the event, please sign up Sunday in Cranmer Hall or e-mail Brian Oldfield (brian.w.oldfield@gmail.com).