child and youth ministries

     At St. Mark's, we value the importance of honoring our heritage and passing on our faith and traditions to younger members and future generations. Christian education is a very important and integral part of life at St. Mark's - our goal is to provide programs for all members to study and learn together to deepen our faith and grown in the love of Christ. 

nursery care available

Sundays during the 10 a.m. Service in the Nursery

Birth through 4 years old - The Nursery is open during the 10 AM worship service. Our youngest members are welcome to worship with their families or play with their friends in the Nursery. 

children's chapel

Sundays at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall

Pre-K through Grade 5 - This is a child-friendly service based on the beginning of Episcopal Church’s Holy Eucharist Service.  

We start with an opening prayer, which is followed by the reading of a Bible story and short homily. During the homily, we discuss the story, what we can learn from it and how to put what we learn into action. We then say a Creed, Prayers of the People, Confession and then pass the Peace.

Next, we do an activity, craft, or game to reinforce the Bible story. There are multiple options each week so that all students can be engaged, regardless of learning style.

We then join our families at The Peace so that we can participate in worship and Communion as a community.

A Year with the saints

The First Sunday of Each Month at 10 a.m.
in the Vestry Room

Grades 6 through 9 - We will be studying many of the saints of the Church. The students will study the saint, help select an outreach or service project that reflects the saints’ life, prepare and do the project then reflect on what they learned about living a life that reflects his/her faith. For example, the first saint will be St. Francis and a possible project would be a pet food drive then delivering the food to an animal shelter. We will also join our families at the time of The Peace so that we can participate in worship and Communion as a community.

Adult ministries

Women's Book Group

Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Martz Room

The book club has been meeting on Wednesday mornings at 11:00 AM for about 3 years. We started by reading religious books, such as "The Hiding Place" by Corrie Ten boom; "Bad Girls of the Bible" by Liz Curtis Higgs; "Jesus the Human Face of God" by Jay Parini etc. and we added some 'best seller' novels such as "The Nightingale", "All the Light We Cannot See".  Sometimes we watch a movie based on the book we are reading. We have some really lively discussions and good fellowship during our time together. Won't you join us?

women's retreat

Friday evening through Saturday afternoon in January or February

The women of St. Mark's gather each year for a time of fellowship and study. The retreat is held at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora.