Advent Quiet Day Saturday December 4, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM In-person and via Zoom

A Quiet Day is a period of respite when time is set aside to be quiet, spend some time with God and refresh your spirit for the days ahead. The theme of our 2021 Advent Quiet Day is “The Four Themes of Advent.” Alternating periods of meditation and quiet time will be followed by final prayers and a vegetarian lunch. The event is free. All are welcome. More information about the event is available here

Advent 2021 Resources for Worship and Study

Special resources for worship and study during Advent are available here and under Worship and Christian Formation

Holy Eucharist Rite II for the Second Sunday of Advent In-person and via Zoom

Join us on the Second Sunday of Advent, December 5, 2021 at 10:00a.m for Holy Eucharist Rite II in-person or via Zoom. If you plan to join us in-person, please wear a mask and social distance.

To join us via Zoom, please email The Reverend Nancy Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the meeting ID and password. Login will begin at 9:30 a.m. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to admit everyone.

The worship service bulletin will be available here and under Worship.

Thanksgiving Day Holy Eucharist In-person & via Zoom

Join us at 10:00a.m on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 25, 2021 for Holy Eucharist in-person or via Zoom. If you plan to join us in-person, please wear a mask and social distance. To join us via Zoom, please email The Reverend Nancy Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the meeting ID and password. Login will begin at 9:30 a.m. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to admit everyone. The worship service bulletin is available here and under Worship.

Holy Eucharist for the First Sunday of Advent November 28, 2021 at 10:00a.m. In-person and via Zoom

Join us on the First Sunday of Advent, November 28, 2021 at 10:00a.m for Holy Eucharist Rite I in-person or via Zoom. If you plan to join us in-person, please wear a mask and social distance.

To join us via Zoom, please email The Reverend Nancy Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the meeting ID and password. Login will begin at 9:30 a.m. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to admit everyone.

The worship service bulletin is available here and under Worship.

“Service of Thanksgiving” Community Common Prayer In-person and via Zoom Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 6:00p.m.

Join us as we offer up prayers of gratitude. Expressing our thankfulness to God is a good way to remind ourselves just how much good fortune we have in our lives and uplift our spirits. We will express thanks for all that God has given us, our community, our nation and our world. The service is free.  All are welcome.  Please wear a mask and social distance if you attend in-person. To attend via Zoom, please email The Reverend Nancy Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the log-in information.

Welcome to the IX Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh!

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Ketlen A. Solak

The IX Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, Ketlen Adrienne Solak was consecrated on Saturday November 13, 2021 at Calvary Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh PA. She is the first woman and first person of color to serve as the Bishop of our diocese. She was seated at Trinity Cathedral in Pittsburgh on Sunday morning November 14, 2021. We extend to her our heartiest welcome. We are blessed to have her as our Bishop.

Thanksgiving Day Holy Eucharist In-person & via Zoom

Join us at 10:00a.m on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 25, 2021 for Holy Eucharist in-person or via Zoom. If you plan to join us in-person, please wear a mask and social distance. To join us via Zoom, please email The Reverend Nancy Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the meeting ID and password. Login will begin at 9:30 a.m. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to admit everyone.

“Service of Thanksgiving” Community Common Prayer In-person and via Zoom Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 6:00p.m.

Join us as we offer up prayers of gratitude. Expressing our thankfulness to God is a good way to remind ourselves just how much good fortune we have in our lives and uplift our spirits. We will express thanks for all that God has given us, our community, our nation and our world. The service is free.  All are welcome.  Please wear a mask and social distance if you attend in-person. To attend via Zoom, please email The Reverend Nancy Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the log-in information.

Holy Eucharist Sundays at 10:00a.m. In-person and via Zoom

Join us at 10:00a.m for Holy Eucharist in-person or via Zoom. Most services are Rite II. The fourth Sunday of each month is Rite I. If you plan to join us in-person, please wear a mask and social distance.

To join us via Zoom, please email The Reverend Nancy Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the meeting ID and password. Login will begin at 9:30 a.m. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to admit everyone.

The worship service bulletin is available here and under Worship.

Halupki Harvest Stuffed Cabbage Take-Out Dinner Saturday November 6, 2021 11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.

Dinner consists of 1 halupki, 2 pierogies, 1 serving of halushki and 2 cookies.
Plate price is $9.00. Take-out only. To order, call (814) 535-6797 or email stmarks@atlanticbbn.net.

Holy Eucharist Sundays at 10:00a.m. In-person and via Zoom

Join us at 10:00a.m for Holy Eucharist in-person or via Zoom. Most services are Rite II. The fourth Sunday of each month is Rite I. If you plan to join us in-person, please wear a mask and social distance.

To join us via Zoom, please email The Reverend Nancy Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the meeting ID and password. Login will begin at 9:30 a.m. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to admit everyone.

The worship service bulletin is available here and under Worship.

Apple Festival Bake Sale and Blessing of the Animals Saturday October 2, 2021 10:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.

Join us for our Apple Festival Bake Sale and Blessing of the Animals on Saturday October 2 from 10:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. in the church courtyard. All things apple and assorted baked goods will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the sale will benefit St. Mark’s Digital Ministries. Everyone is invited to bring their beloved pet of any species for a special blessing by St. Mark’s priest The Reverend Nancy L. Threadgill. No purchase is necessary to receive a blessing. Please keep dogs on leashes and other pets gently restrained as appropriate for their species. Please wear a mask and socially distance during this event.

When the Parallel Converge Readings & Book Signing by author Laura Dabundo, PhD Saturday October 2, 2021 at 1:00p.m.

Dr. Dabundo will read selections from her book When the Parallel Converge followed by a Q&A session and book signing. Copies of her book will be available for purchase for $10 each. The book also is available on-line.

When the Parallel Converge spans the author’s spiritual pilgrimage. It begins with her childhood under the care of her indomitable grandmother in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, site of the Great Flood in which ancestors died. From there, the reader shares a dark night of the soul when the author is marooned at a major airport after missing a connection from Dublin following a Celtic pilgrimage. Last, the author writes of her hospitalization and recovery from a nearly fatal infection, when she was much older, which tested her soul. Several poems on related themes also are included. The author learns lessons of life, loss, grief, faith, hope, charity, and grace, along with laughter and joy.

Laura Dabundo grew up in Johnstown, baptized and confirmed at St. Mark’s.  She graduated from Westmont Hilltop and went to Bucknell University (BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa); then she earned her MA (Bryn Mawr College) and PhD in English (Temple University). Her speciality is English Romanticism. She became a professor at Kennesaw State University outside Atlanta, GA, from which she has now retired and where she makes her home with two rescue cats. While working, she taught in study-abroad programs in England and Ireland and delivered academic papers in the USA, Canada, the UK, and Ireland. She loved teaching and writing and has five books to her credit:  The Encyclopedia of Romanticism; Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, and their Sisters; The Marriage of Faith: Christianity in William Wordsworth and Jane Austen; Jane Austen: A Companion; and When the Parallel Converge. The last two were both published in April 2021, and the last one is entirely different from the others for it is a spiritual memoir, and the first two thirds of it is about her childhood in Johnstown with her indomitable grandmother.  She is a lifelong Episcopalian and a lay companion of the Anamchara Fellowship, a dispersed, Celtic-inflected, monastic community for women and men.

The event is free. All are welcome. If you plan to attend, please wear a mask and social distance.

Holy Eucharist Sundays at 10:00a.m. In-person and via Zoom

Join us at 10:00a.m for Holy Eucharist in-person or via Zoom. Most services are Rite II. The fourth Sunday of each month is Rite I. If you plan to join us in-person, please wear a mask and social distance.

To join us via Zoom, please email The Reverend Nancy Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the meeting ID and password. Login will begin at 9:30 a.m. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to admit everyone.

The worship service bulletin is available here and under Worship.

Taizé Community Common Prayer Sunday September 19, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. In-person and via Zoom

· Join us for a unique style of Christian worship developed in1940 by Brother Roger Schütz, founding member of the ecumenical monastic Taizé community of Burgundy, France, The Taizé community’s purpose is service to young people and promotion of ecumenism

· The Taizé style of worship is characterized by the singing of distinctive and much-repeated prayer chants during candlelit prayer services. The repetition is designed to help meditation and prayer. The bulletin for the Taizé service is available here.

· The service is free. All are welcome.

If you plan to join us in-person, please wear a mask and social distance.

To join us via Zoom, please email The Reverend Nancy Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the meeting ID and password. Login will begin at 5:30 p.m. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to admit everyone.

Holy Eucharist Sundays at 10:00a.m. In-person and via Zoom

Join us at 10:00a.m for Holy Eucharist in-person or via Zoom. Most services are Rite II. The fourth Sunday of each month is Rite I. If you plan to join us in-person, please wear a mask and social distance.

To join us via Zoom, please email The Reverend Nancy Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the meeting ID and password. Login will begin at 9:30 a.m. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to admit everyone.

The worship service bulletin is available here and under Worship.

Holy Eucharist Sundays at 10:00a.m. In-person and via Zoom

Join us at 10:00a.m for Holy Eucharist in-person or via Zoom. Most services are Rite II. The fourth Sunday of each month is Rite I. If you plan to join us in-person, please wear a mask and social distance.

To join us via Zoom, please email The Reverend Nancy Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the meeting ID and password. Login will begin at 9:30 a.m. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to admit everyone.

The worship service bulletin is available here and under Worship.

Walking the Labyrinth Community Common Prayer Service Sunday August 22, 2021 6:00p.m.

St. Mark’s is offering a special service based on the spiritual experience of walking our Chartres-style thirty-foot diameter 11-circuit labyrinth. Rain or shine. The service is free. All are welcome. More information is available here.

Holy Eucharist Service Sundays at 10:00a.m. In-person and via Zoom

Join us at 10:00a.m for Holy Eucharist in-person or via Zoom. Most services are Rite II. The fourth Sunday of each month is Rite I. If you plan to join us in-person, please wear a mask and social distance.

To join us via Zoom, please email The Reverend Nancy Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the meeting ID and password. Login will begin at 9:30 a.m. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to admit everyone.

The worship service bulletin is available here and under Worship.

August 2021 Events at St. Mark’s

Take-Out Picnic Lunch Saturday August 14, 2021 11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.

Our take-out picnic lunch consists of a Bbq pulled pork sandwich,* cole slaw, potato salad, baked beans and homemade cookie. *Vegetarian Option: Veggie crumbles in Bbq sauce (Must be requested when ordering). The meal is take-out only. Cost per lunch is $9.00. To order, call (814) 535-6797 or email stmarks@atlanticbbn.net. Proceeds benefit St. Mark’s ministries.

Walking the Labyrinth Community Common Prayer Service Sunday August 22, 2021 6:00p.m.

St. Mark’s is offering a special service based on the spiritual experience of walking our Chartres-style thirty-foot diameter 11-circuit labyrinth. Rain or shine. The service is free. All are welcome. More information is available here.

Holy Eucharist Service Sundays at 10:00a.m. In-person and via Zoom

Join us at 10:00a.m for Holy Eucharist in-person or via Zoom. Most services are Rite II. The fourth Sunday of each month is Rite I. If you plan to join us in-person, please wear a mask and social distance.

To join us via Zoom, please email The Reverend Nancy Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the meeting ID and password. Login will begin at 9:30 a.m. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to admit everyone.

The worship service bulletin is available here and under Worship.

Holy Eucharist Rite II for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 13 Sunday August 1, 2021 In-person & via Zoom

Join us at 10:00a.m on Sunday morning for Holy Eucharist.

If you plan to join us in-person, please wear a mask and observe social distancing.

If you plan to join us via Zoom, please contact The Reverend Nancy Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the meeting ID and password. Sign-in will begin at 9:30a.m. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to admit everyone to the Zoom meeting.

The Worship Service Bulletin is available here and under Worship.

If you would like to contribute to the ministries of St. Mark’s, you can donate on-line by clicking the “donate” button at the top of the page or by sending a check to our Parish Office located at 335 Locust Street, Johnstown PA 15901.