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Holy Eucharist Rite I for the Fourth Sunday of Advent via Zoom December 20, 2020

Due the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Mark’s is closed for in-person worship. We are offering our services via Zoom. All are welcome. To participate in this service, please e-mail The Reverend Nancy L. 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 minutes to get everyone signed in. The worship service bulletin for the service is available here and under Worship.

Upcoming Advent and Christmas Worship Services via Zoom

Holy Eucharist on the Fourth Sunday of Advent Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 10:00a.m.

Blue Christmas Service Monday, December 21, 2020 at 7:00p.m.

Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist Service Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 6:00p.m.

All are welcome. To participate in these services, please e-mail The Reverend Nancy L. Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net to obtain Zoom sign-in information for the services. Sign in will begin one half-hour prior to the beginning of the service. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to get everyone signed in. Worship service bulletins for the services will be available via links on this page and under worship closer to the time of the events.

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

A Pastoral Letter from The Reverend Nancy L. Threadgill

December 12, 2020

Dear Members and Friends of St. Mark’s,

            My latest pastoral letter to you was sent in May and at that time we were making plans to open church once again for in person worship.  In the interim we did just that and I have enjoyed seeing you in church and on Zoom.  It has not been “normal” but closer to it.

            Unfortunately, Covid-19 has spread even farther than it did in March and we are being advised by Gov. Wolf and Bishop Dorsey to close the church to in person worship once again.  It is with sadness that I write to tell you that after this Sunday, December 13th, we will be closing until further notice.  We will continue our Zoom services as before and I will continue to send out bulletins to those who do not have access to computers, tablets or smart phones.

            We hope and pray that this closure will be shorter than the previous time which was six months.  With the anticipation of a viable vaccine, mitigation efforts and better treatments, that may be the case.  However, we will have to do our part by continuing to wear masks, wash and/or sanitize our hands frequently, refrain from touching our faces, avoid crowds, and stay at least six feet away from other people.

            Pandemic fatigue is very real.  We want to let our guard down but we cannot and we must not.  If you think that you are unable to handle one more day, please call, email or text me. (See end of this letter.)  You are not as alone as you may think.  God is always present with you to provide courage, strength, and comfort.  Even if you do not feel God’s presence, God is beside you holding your hand.  God is behind you gently pushing you forward.  God is in front of you making a path.  God is below you holding you up.  God is above you shining a light to guide your way.  If you feel unable to pray, just open your heart and mind.  God knows you intimately and discerns your prayer even without words and answers it.  There will be an end to this and when it comes, we will rejoice together once more.

            I pray for all of you daily.

Love, In Christ,

Mother Nancy

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814 255-1349  Home

revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net

Holy Eucharist Rite II for the Third Sunday of Advent December 13, 2020

St. Mark’s Sunday December 13, 2020 10:00a.m. Holy Eucharist will be available for in-person worship in the Main Sanctuary located at 335 Locust Street in downtown Johnstown and via Zoom. The bulletin for the service is available here and under the Worship menu. Due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic, all future services will be offered via Zoom only until further notice. Directions for attending via Zoom are shown below.

If you plan to attend in-person, we ask that you wear a mask, maintain social distancing, enter through the courtyard door, use the hand sanitizer available just inside the door, pick up a bulletin and take it home with you or dispose of it in the trashcan on your way out. Pledges and donations should be placed in the wooden box located in the hallway leading into the Nave. Please do not sing during the service. Prior to coming to a service for the first time, please read the additional information about our COVID-19 Pandemic safety protocols located at the “St. Mark’s Reopening Plan Effective September 2020” tab under the Worship menu.

We also are live-streaming the 10:00 a.m. Sunday Service via Zoom. To join the Zoom service, please e-mail The Reverend Nancy L. Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the meeting ID and password. Sign-in begins at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to get everyone logged in.

Holy Eucharist Rite II Second Sunday of Advent December 6, 2020

St. Mark’s 10:00 a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist is available for in-person worship in the Main Sanctuary located at 335 Locust Street in downtown Johnstown and via Zoom. The bulletin for the service is available here and under the Worship menu.

If you plan to attend in-person, we ask that you wear a mask, maintain social distancing, enter through the courtyard door, use the hand sanitizer available just inside the door, pick up a bulletin and take it home with you or dispose of it in the trashcan on your way out. Pledges and donations should be placed in the wooden box located in the hallway leading into the Nave. Please do not sing during the service. Prior to coming to a service for the first time, please read the additional information about our COVID-19 Pandemic safety protocols located at the “St. Mark’s Reopening Plan Effective September 2020” tab under the Worship menu.

We also are live-streaming the 10:00 a.m. Sunday Service via Zoom. To join the Zoom service, please e-mail The Reverend Nancy L. Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the meeting ID and password. Sign-in begins at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to get everyone logged in.

Holy Eucharist Rite II First Sunday of Advent November 29, 2020

St. Mark’s 10:00 a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist is available for in-person worship in the Main Sanctuary located at 335 Locust Street in downtown Johnstown and via Zoom. The bulletin for the service is available here and under the Worship menu.

If you plan to attend in-person, we ask that you wear a mask, maintain social distancing, enter through the courtyard door, use the hand sanitizer available just inside the door, pick up a bulletin and take it home with you or dispose of it in the trashcan on your way out. Pledges and donations should be placed in the wooden box located in the hallway leading into the Nave. Please do not sing during the service. Prior to coming to a service for the first time, please read the additional information about our COVID-19 Pandemic safety protocols located at the “St. Mark’s Reopening Plan Effective September 2020” tab under the Worship menu.

We also are live-streaming the 10:00 a.m. Sunday Service via Zoom. To join the Zoom service, please e-mail The Reverend Nancy L. Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the meeting ID and password. Sign-in begins at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to get everyone logged in.

Holy Eucharist Rite I for The Last Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 29) November 22, 2020

St. Mark’s 10:00 a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist is available for in-person worship in the Main Sanctuary located at 335 Locust Street in downtown Johnstown and via Zoom. The bulletin for the service is available here and under the Worship menu.

If you plan to attend in-person, we ask that you wear a mask, maintain social distancing, enter through the courtyard door, use the hand sanitizer available just inside the door, pick up a bulletin and take it home with you or dispose of it in the trashcan on your way out. Pledges and donations should be placed in the wooden box located in the hallway leading into the Nave. Please do not sing during the service. Prior to coming to a service for the first time, please read the additional information about our COVID-19 Pandemic safety protocols located at the “St. Mark’s Reopening Plan Effective September 2020” tab under the Worship menu.

We also are live-streaming the 10:00 a.m. Sunday Service via Zoom. To join the Zoom service, please e-mail The Reverend Nancy L. Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the meeting ID and password. Sign-in begins at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to get everyone logged in.

Holy Eucharist Rite II for the Twenty-four Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 28) November 15, 2020

St. Mark’s 10:00 a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist is available for in-person worship in the Main Sanctuary located at 335 Locust Street in downtown Johnstown and via Zoom. The bulletin for the service is available here and under the Worship menu.

If you plan to attend in-person, we ask that you wear a mask, maintain social distancing, enter through the courtyard door, use the hand sanitizer available just inside the door, pick up a bulletin and take it home with you or dispose of it in the trashcan on your way out. Pledges and donations should be placed in the wooden box located in the hallway leading into the Nave. Please do not sing during the service. Prior to coming to a service for the first time, please read the additional information about our COVID-19 Pandemic safety protocols located at the “St. Mark’s Reopening Plan Effective September 2020” tab under the Worship menu.

We also are live-streaming the 10:00 a.m. Sunday Service via Zoom. To join the Zoom service, please e-mail The Reverend Nancy L. Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the meeting ID and password. Sign-in begins at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to get everyone logged in.

Main Altar

Halupki Harvest: Stuffed Cabbage Take-out Dinner

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 335 Locust Street, downtown Johnstown, PA 15901 is holding its annual Halupki Harvest: Stuffed Cabbage Take-out Dinner on Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Dinner consists of 1 Halupki, 2 Pierogies, a serving of Halushki, and 2 cookies.  Plate price: $9.00. Take-out Only: Call (814) 535-6797 to order. Proceeds benefit St. Mark’s Digital Ministries.

Holy Eucharist Rite II All Saints’ Day Sunday November 1, 2020

St. Mark’s 10:00 a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist is available for in-person worship in the Main Sanctuary located at 335 Locust Street in downtown Johnstown and via Zoom. The bulletin for the service is available here and under the Worship menu.

If you plan to attend in-person, we ask that you wear a mask, maintain social distancing, enter through the courtyard door, use the hand sanitizer available just inside the door, pick up a bulletin and take it home with you or dispose of it in the trashcan on your way out. Pledges and donations should be placed in the wooden box located in the hallway leading into the Nave. Please do not sing during the service. Prior to coming to a service for the first time, please read the additional information about our COVID-19 Pandemic safety protocols located at the “St. Mark’s Reopening Plan Effective September 2020” tab under the Worship menu.

We also are live-streaming the 10:00 a.m. Sunday Service via Zoom. To join the Zoom service, please e-mail The Reverend Nancy L. Threadgill at revnancy-stmarks@atlanticbbn.net in advance of the service to obtain the meeting ID and password. Sign-in begins at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to get everyone logged in.