Inside Our Doors
There are many opportunities to serve in the working groups that strengthen active community. Worship provides many roles for lay participation from acolytying, singing in the choir, to Altar Guild. The Christian Formation working group allows parishioners to shape the direction and topics of adult and children's programming.
People at St. Mark's particularly enjoy getting together to have a good time, and the Parish Events and Celebrations Working Group makes this possible. Yet we also take mutual support and pastoral care very seriously.
Important opportunities are also offered for those interested in the stewardship of our physical and financial resources. Fundraising, managing finances, participating in landscaping, and helping make our buildings welcoming and usable are just some of the areas of service available.
Stewardship of Financial Resources
Stewardship of our Financial Resources encompasses our pledges, budget and fundraising; our general operating, program and maintenance funds and planning for the fulfillment of our short-term aspirations and long-terms dreams. This also includes the St. Mark's Endowment, which is managed seperately from the treasury
Worship is a fundamental part of St. Mark’s identity as a community of faith. The Worship working group offers opportunities to serve in worship and advise the rector on the forms and nature of our worship.
Christian Formation provides opportunities to discuss and explore our faith. St. Mark’s provides both adult and children’s programs to meet the needs of the congregation and the community.
Parish Events & Celebrations
The Parish Events and Celebration working group is in charge of our many events and celebrations, including our annual Christmas party, Easter Brunch, Thanksgiving Dinner, Opening Day, graduation celebrations, Fifth Sunday meals, and more. If you would like to help with any part of these joyous events, from planning and coordinating to set up, cooking, baking, and clean up, let us know!
Pastoral Care & Mutual Support
As members of the congregation face challenges and celebrate triumphs, we hope to be able to provide support through the Pastoral Care Ministry. In the past, St. Mark's lay people have brought communion to those who cannot attend church, sent cards, made phone calls, brought meals, offered prayer shawls, caroled, and simply visited those who might need to feel God's care and concern for them in a more tangible way. "For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me." (Matthew 25:35-36)
Stewardship of Physical Resources
The Stewardship of Buildings & Grounds working group makes decisions to care for and maintain our landmark building and beautiful exterior space. Opportunities for service include roles from planning to planting using both body and mind to create spaces for worship, fellowship, reflection, transformation, and fun.