St. Mark's Episcopal Church!
We are glad you found us and are interested in learning more about our community.
Visitors, newcomers, inquirers, and members of other faiths are always welcome to take part in Sunday services, educational opportunities for children and adults, and a variety of outreach and social activities.
Wherever you are on your spiritual journey - doubting, full-of-faith, or in between - you belong at St. Mark's.
Online Diocesan-wide CHURCH SERVICES continue - Sundays at 10:00 am
After many weeks of distance worship, St. Mark's is re-opening on Sunday, October 18th for in-person worship.
Please be aware that St. Mark's is following strict guidelines developed by the Diocese. We welcome all and ask that everyone follow these safe practices:
- If you are not feeling well or are running a fever, please stay home and take care of yourself.
- All present must wear a mask throughout the service. Disposable masks will be available at entrances.
- Please maintain social distance! It will be hard not to greet each other closely, but for the safety of all, we must just wave from a safe distance.
- If you use the restroom, please wipe down everything you touched with a disinfectant wipe that will be provided. This includes the door knob, faucets, light switch, etc.
- There will be hand sanitizer at all entrances. Use as often as you like!
- Prayer books will not be in the pews but will be on a table at the entrances. You are welcome to take the prayer book home to bring back with you the following week. If you already have a prayer book at home, there will be a separate table to place "used" prayer books.
Worship will include some necessary changes. There will be no procession; some pews will be blocked off to make sure we sit at least six feet apart; there will be no offertory, and plates will be located at each door for your offering; there will be no singing, but there may be recorded music at the beginning and end of the service; there will be no passing of the peace; communion will be limited to bread that will be brought to your pew; there will be no coffee hour following the service.
EVENING PRAYER at 7:00 pm Tuesdays & Thursdays (during the month of October)
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Stained Glass - St. Mark's is embarking on an exciting new project to protect and preserve the beautiful windows in the church. The church is raising funds through a historical preservation grant and individual donations to replace badly deteriorating storm windows protecting the stained glass. Donate to this project through PayPal
A special program called "Stained Glass Sunday" will be scheduled for a future date.
Thank you for your support!
SUMMER LUNCH for children & teens 2020
We had such a successful summer for the lunch program. It was challenging due to Covid19 and special restrictions, but we had an outpouring of support from St. Mark's and the community with 38 volunteers, 25 donors, two donors for some food items. And best of all, we served 2,408 lunches over 8 weeks! Thank you to all who made it possible. More info on the Facebook page.
An Experiment for the Sake of the Gospel
Our dioceses (The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York & Northwest Pennsylvania) are on a journey to discover how collaborating can help us transform our congregations and communities through the power of Jesus Christ. In our churches, everyone is welcome, without exception. (St. Mark's hosted Bishop Sean Rowe on Sunday, October 20 at the 10:30 am service.)
Deepening Our Commitment to Racial Justice - Read Bishop Sean's Lenten message