At St. Marks, we believe that growth is a lifelong experience.
Look around on Sunday mornings, and you will see we are a parish that welcomes people of all ages, from babies carried to the altar for a blessing to families with teenagers and senior citizens. We welcome you whether you are married or single, recently arrived in the United States or a long time members of the area.
Our education programs are designed to embrace everyone who wants to enrich and deepen their relationship with Christ, be they a curious eight-year-old in Sunday school or a middle-aged parent in transition.
If you have a child who needs nursery care during the service, come downstairs and meet our experienced adult volunteers. Care is available from 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
While our older children are in worship (and often participating in the choir or as readers) younger kids are participating in Sunday School , which involves both teaching of Bible stories and hands on projects that involve the kids in their own growth, is held at the same time as the worship service. At the time of the passing of the peace, children join their families upstairs for Communion.
What if you are an adult who wants to continue examining and exploring? The fall will see a return to our weekly Sunday Study. Held in the Parish House, previous studies have examined topics like church history, worship, Islam, parenting as a Christian, end-of-life issues, Bible study, and other issues.
Other opportunities for Bible and book study are presented throughout the year, thanks to the local chapter of the Daughters of the King and volunteers from the parish with group leadership experience. Enriched by the past and moving eagerly into the future, the congregation has an attitude of feisty yet prayerful independence.
Built by Welsh immigrants more than 175 years ago, the parish owes much, not solely to the clergy who served more than one parish, but to the farming and mill families who faithfully took care of the parish during the times when there were no clergy.
In an area which still houses Amish residents, with their horse-drawn ploughs and buggies, the congregation is a witness to the hardiness of these pioneers and the pride of the county residents who called St Marks their home - and are buried in the lovely churchyard.
In more recent years, however, the parish has been enriched by the contributions of families who have moved into the area, bringing with them vitality and a hopeful spirit of volunteerism.
At St. Mark's we believe that one part of the Body of Christ is as important as another and we lend one another a hand.