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 are welcome at St. Mark's.
All services are currently online. Please read below for options.
Online Diocesan-wide CHURCH SERVICES - Sundays at 10:00 am
ASHES TO GO on Wednesday, February 17 5:15-5:45 pm
February 17th is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. In-person worship is not yet safe, so our usual Ash Wednesday services will not be possible this year. However, we can offer a modified Ashes-to-Go. The Rev. Colleen O'Connor will be distributing a small bag of ashes with a prayer card for people to put on their own foreheads. There will also be available a “touchstone” brushed with ashes to carry throughout Lent.
In addition to Ashes to Go at St. Mark's, you may also get them at St. Paul's, Stafford from 6:00-6:30 pm and Christ Church, Albion from 12:00-12:30 pm
EVENING PRAYER at 7:00 pm Tuesdays & Thursdays, hosted by the Genesee Episcopal Deanery
ADULT STUDY AND DISCUSSION Alternate Wednesdays at 7:30 pm
Starting on January 13, St. Mark's will be hosting a study and discussion of Love Is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times by Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. Each session will focus on one chapter of the book, a short Bible passage, and questions to consider. The church has copies of the book to borrow for the duration of the series. To register for this, please e-mail stmarksleroy @ gmail.com [no spaces] and indicate if you need help with Zoom and if you would like to borrow a copy of the book.
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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
Here's a wonderful article detailing the $10,000 Sacred Sites grant being awarded to St. Mark's from the New York Landmarks Conservancy:The Batavian - St. Mark's Church in LeRoy
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