As Episcopalians, we believe we are incomplete without God and each other. We deepen our faith through rites of the church such as baptism, confirmation, and marriage and blessings of unions where, in the midst of the congregation, we celebrate our promises and vows to each other and to God. It is in community that we practice our faith, serve our neighbors, and praise and glorify God.
Belonging has a special meaning for us because it is how we understand what it means to be children of God.
There's a lot going on at St. Mark's and in the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. To connect to all the news, programs, and events, we provide a range of ways to stay up-to-date and find ways to reflect on your journey of faith. If you are visiting our website, one of the best ways to find out who we are is to see what we are doing. See more.
What is Confirmation? As noted in “An Outline of Our Faith” in the Book of Common Prayer (p. 860), “Confirmation is the rite in which we express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop.” The requirements for Confirmation are that you be baptized and “sufficiently instructed in the Christian Faith.” See more.
The celebration of God’s blessing on life-long mutual relationships is a cause for great joy, both for the couple and for the greater Christian community. At St. Mark’s, we invite you to come and worship and discover how deeply meaningful your celebration can be when it is centered in a nurturing community of welcome and faith. See more.