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Morning Prayer for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany February 7, 2021

Join us via Zoom for our Sunday 10:00 a.m. Morning Prayer. To participate in this Zoom service, please e-mail 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 one half hour prior to the beginning of the service. Please be patient as it may take a few moments to get everyone signed in. The worship service bulletin is available here and under Worship.

If you would like to support the ministries of St. Marks, you can do so online by going to the Donate section of our Main Menu or you can make an annual pledge by going to the Stewardship section.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Mark’s is closed to in-person worship until further notice.

Our Weekly Activities for the Week of February 1-7, 2021

Compline via Zoom Tuesday Evenings at 8:00p.m.

Join us via Zoom for Compline at 8:00p.m. on Tuesday evenings through February 23, 2020. This brief service lasts one-half hour or less and is the “goodnight prayer of the church.” It is a contemplative service that emphasizes spiritual peace. All are welcome. To participate in this service, contact Lisa Bell-Loncella at etbell57@gmail.com in advance of the service  to obtain the meeting ID and password.  

Pet Food Pantry Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00p.m.

The next Pet Food Pantry will be held Wednesday and Thursday, February 3 & 4, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the church courtyard. Through our Pet Food Pantry, we provide free pet food for dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens in order to help low-income pet owners care for their pets. If you are coming for the first time, please bring your photo ID and proof-of-income (ACCESS card is fine.) A $1 donation is suggested to help defray our costs. The Pet Food Pantry will be held outdoors, so dress accordingly.  In the event of inclement weather, please bring an umbrella. We are also asking for everyone to wear a mask and keep a 6 ft. distance between each other in line. These requirements will be strictly enforced.  We do not deliver. Donations of pet food and cat litter as well as monetary donations to purchase these items are always welcome. You can donate online via the Donate page on the Main Menu of this website.

Bible Study: Gospel of Mark via Zoom Thursday Evenings at 6:30p.m.

Join us as we study the Gospel of Mark, which is the earliest and shortest of the Gospels. Bible Study will be held via Zoom from 6:30 to 8:00p.m. on Thursday evenings through February 11, 2021. We will gather for some fellowship, begin with a short video that sets the stage for the week’s readings, share in discussion and reflections, and conclude with the service of Compline. New participants are welcome at any time. To participate in this class, contact Lisa Bell-Loncella at etbell57@gmail.com in advance of the class to obtain the meeting ID and password.

Morning Prayer Rite II via Zoom on Sunday morning February 7, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

We gather via Zoom every Sunday at 10:00a.m. for alternating services of Morning Prayer and Holy Eucharist celebrated by The Reverend Nancy Threadgill live from St. Mark’s Main Sanctuary, accompanied by music from our pipe organ and lay readings. Morning Prayer is offered on the first and third Sundays of each month; Holy Eucharist is celebrated on the second and fourth Sundays. The Sunday worship service bulletin will be posted here and under Worship prior to each service. To participate in the service via Zoom, 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 9:30 a.m. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to get everyone signed in.

Holy Eucharist Rite II for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany January 31, 2020 via Zoom

Join us via Zoom for our Sunday 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist. To participate in this Zoom service, please e-mail 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 one half hour prior to the beginning of the service. Please be patient as it may take a few moments to get everyone signed in. The worship service bulletin is available here and under Worship.

If you would like to support the ministries of St. Marks, you can do so online by going to the Donate section of our Main Menu or you can make an annual pledge by going to the Stewardship section.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Mark’s is closed to in-person worship until further notice.

Our Weekly Offerings via Zoom

Compline via Zoom and Facebook Tuesday Evenings at 8:00p.m.

Join us via Zoom or Facebook for Compline at 8:00p.m. on Tuesday evenings through February 23, 2020. This brief service lasts one-half hour or less and is the “goodnight prayer of the church.” It is a contemplative service that emphasizes spiritual peace. All are welcome. To participate in this service, contact Lisa Bell-Loncella at etbell57@gmail.com in advance of the service  to obtain the meeting ID and password.  

Bible Study: Gospel of Mark via Zoom Thursday Evenings at 6:30p.m.

Join us as we study the Gospel of Mark, which is the earliest and shortest of the Gospels. Bible Study will be held via Zoom from 6:30 to 8:00p.m. on Thursday evenings through February 11, 2021. We will gather for some fellowship, begin with a short video that sets the stage for the week’s readings, share in discussion and reflections, and conclude with the service of Compline. New participants are welcome at any time. To participate in this class, contact Lisa Bell-Loncella at etbell57@gmail.com in advance of the class to obtain the meeting ID and password.

Holy Eucharist via Zoom on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m.

We gather each week via Zoom to observe Holy Eucharist celebrated by The Reverend Nancy Threadgill live from St. Mark’s Main Sanctuary, accompanied by music from our pipe organ and lay readings. The Sunday worship service bulletin will be posted here and under Worship prior to each service. To participate in the service via Zoom, 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 9:30 a.m. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to get everyone signed in.

If you would like to support the ministries of St. Marks, you can do so online by going to the Donate section of our Main Menu or you can make an annual pledge by going to the Stewardship section.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic St. Mark’s is closed for in-person worship and study.

Holy Eucharist Rite I for the Third Sunday after Epiphany January 24, 2021via Zoom

Join us via Zoom for our Sunday 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist. To participate in this Zoom service, please e-mail 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 one half hour prior to the beginning of the service. Please be patient as it may take a few moments to get everyone signed in. The worship service bulletin is available here and under Worship.

If you would like to support the ministries of St. Marks, you can do so online by going to the Donate section of our Main Menu or you can make an annual pledge by going to the Stewardship section.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Mark’s is closed to in-person worship until further notice.

Our Weekly Offerings via Zoom

Compline via Zoom and Facebook Tuesday Evenings at 8:00p.m.

Join us via Zoom or Facebook for Compline at 8:00p.m. on Tuesday evenings through February 23, 2020. This brief service lasts one-half hour or less and is the “goodnight prayer of the church.” It is a contemplative service that emphasizes spiritual peace. To participate in this service, contact Lisa Bell-Loncella at etbell57@gmail.com in advance of the service  to obtain the meeting ID and password.  

Bible Study: Gospel of Mark via Zoom Thursday Evenings at 6:30p.m.

Join us as we study the Gospel of Mark, which is the earliest and shortest of the Gospels. Bible Study will be held via Zoom from 6:30 to 8:00p.m. on Thursday evenings through February 11, 2021. We will gather for some fellowship, begin with a short video that sets the stage for the week’s readings, share in discussion and reflections, and conclude with the service of Compline. New participants are welcome at any time. To participate in this class, contact Lisa Bell-Loncella at etbell57@gmail.com in advance of the class to obtain the meeting ID and password.

Holy Eucharist via Zoom on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m.

We gather each week via Zoom to observe Holy Eucharist celebrated by The Reverend Nancy Threadgill live from St. Mark’s Main Sanctuary, accompanied by music from our pipe organ and lay readings. The Sunday worship service bulletin will be posted here and under Worship prior to each service. To participate in the service via Zoom, 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 9:30 a.m. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to get everyone signed in.

If you would like to support the ministries of St. Marks, you can do so online by going to the Donate section of our Main Menu or you can make an annual pledge by going to the Stewardship section.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic St. Mark’s is closed for in-person worship and study.

Holy Eucharist Rite II for the Second Sunday after Epiphany January 17, 2021

Join us via Zoom for our Sunday 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist. To participate in this Zoom service, please e-mail 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 one half hour prior to the beginning of the service. Please be patient as it may take a few moments to get everyone signed in. The worship service bulletin is available here and under Worship.

If you would like to support the ministries of St. Marks, you can do so online by going to the Donate section of our Main Menu or you can make an annual pledge by going to the Stewardship section.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Mark’s is closed to in-person worship until further notice.

Our Weekly Offerings via Zoom

Compline via Zoom and Facebook Tuesday Evenings at 8:00p.m.

Join us via Zoom or Facebook for Compline at 8:00p.m. on Tuesday evenings through February 23, 2020. This brief service lasts one-half hour or less and is the “goodnight prayer of the church.” It is a contemplative service that emphasizes spiritual peace. To participate in this service, contact Lisa Bell-Loncella at etbell57@gmail.com in advance of the service  to obtain the meeting ID and password.  

Bible Study: Gospel of Mark via Zoom Thursday Evenings at 6:30p.m.

Join us as we study the Gospel of Mark, which is the earliest and shortest of the Gospels. Bible Study will be held via Zoom from 6:30 to 8:00p.m. on Thursday evenings through February 11, 2021. We will gather for some fellowship, begin with a short video that sets the stage for the week’s readings, share in discussion and reflections, and conclude with the service of Compline. New participants are welcome at any time. To participate in this class, contact Lisa Bell-Loncella at etbell57@gmail.com in advance of the class to obtain the meeting ID and password.

Holy Eucharist via Zoom on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m.

We gather each week viz Zoom to observe Holy Eucharist celebrated by The Reverend Nancy Threadgill live from St. Mark’s Main Sanctuary, accompanied by music from our pipe organ and lay readings. The Sunday worship service bulletin will be posted here and under Worship prior to each service. To participate in the service via Zoom, 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 9:30 a.m. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to get everyone signed in.

If you would like to support the ministries of St. Marks, you can do so online by going to the Donate section of our Main Menu or you can make an annual pledge by going to the Stewardship section.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic St. Mark’s is closed for in-person worship and study.

Holy Eucharist Rite II for the First Sunday after Epiphany January 10, 2021

Our Pipe Organ Behind the Scenes

Join us via Zoom for our Sunday 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist. To participate in this Zoom service, please e-mail 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 one half hour prior to the beginning of the service. Please be patient as it may take a few moments to get everyone signed in. The worship service bulletin is available here and under Worship.

If you would like to support the ministries of St. Marks, you can do so online by going to the Donate section of our Main Menu or you can make an annual pledge by going to the Stewardship section.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Mark’s is closed to in-person worship until further notice.

Compline and Bible Study via Zoom during Epiphany 2021

Compline

Guide us waking and guard us sleeping
That awake we may watch with Christ
And asleep we may rest in peace.

As part of our Digital Ministries at St. Mark’s program, we are offering two new activities via Zoom beginning the first week of January 2021.

We will host a weekly Compline Service via Zoom and Facebook at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings starting January 5, 2021 and continuing through February 23, 2021. The service of Compline is the “goodnight prayer of the church.” It is a contemplative service that emphasizes spiritual peace. Churches throughout the Diocese, across the country and around the world have added Compline to their digital offerings. To participate in this service, contact Lisa Bell-Loncella at etbell57@gmail.com in advance of the service  to obtain the meeting ID and password.”  

Epiphany Bible Study

The Gospel of Mark

Throughout the season of Epiphany we will join with The Good Book Club as we journey through the Gospel of Mark. This is the Gospel appointed for Year B in the Revised Common Lectionary.  Mark is the earliest and shortest of the four gospels. Mark is our namesake so this study seems appropriately fitting.

Bible Study will be held on Thursday evenings from January 7 through February 11, 2021 from 6:30 to 8:00p.m. via Zoom. We will gather for some fellowship, begin with a short video that sets the stage for the week’s readings, share in discussion and reflections, and conclude with the service of Compline.

About the Gospel of Mark— The following is taken from a two-page introduction to the Gospel of Mark developed by Forward Movement.

If you like the sparse literary style of Earnest Hemingway, you’ll love the Gospel of Mark. The shortest of the four gospels, Mark is a just-the-facts approach to telling the stories of Jesus as miracle-worker and Messiah. Mark doesn’t begin with an account of Jesus’ divine birth but instead dives right in with the start of Jesus’ public ministry, his baptism by John the Baptist. In the first chapter alone, we read of his baptism, temptation in the desert, selection of his disciples, and several healing stories. Mark doesn’t add much context or reflection on the actions (or even very many adjectives): the gospel reads like a slide show presentation. Jesus heals many at Simon’s House. Next slide. Jesus preaches in Galilee. Next slide. Jesus cleanses a leper. Next.

Coupled with this succinct writing style is a clear message: Jesus is the Messiah. Viewing Mark as a three-act play, the first chapters reveal the miracles and preaching of Jesus to the crowds, then his transfiguration and teaching among his disciples, and finally the crucifixion, the ultimate expression of the suffering servant. Interestingly, early versions of the Gospel of Mark end with the women fleeing the empty tomb. But a longer ending, likely added sometime in the second century, includes the resurrection, commissioning of the disciples, and Jesus’ ascension. This could well be the first instance of the ultimate Director’s Cut.

Our study is part of a larger study, The Good Book Club, sponsored by Forward Movement  and partner organizations from across the Episcopal Church. To learn more about The Good Book Club check out https://www.goodbookclub.org/ For the daily readings (with links) check  https://www.goodbookclub.org/readings/ If you would like a head start on our study, check out this overview of the Gospel of Mark, created by the Bible Project: https://youtu.be/HGHqu9-DtXk

To participate in this Bible Study, contact Lisa Bell-Loncella at etbell57@gmail.com in advance of the study to obtain the meeting ID and password.  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Mark’s is closed for in-person worship and study.