St. Mark's Episcopal Church - LeRoy, NY
Opening doors, minds, hands, and hearts with Christ's love

Welcome to
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 invited 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 invited to St. Mark's.

OFFICE HOURS: The Church Office is Tuesday through Thursday 7:00 am to 12:00 noon

St. Mark's parking lot is located on the corner of East Main and Church Sts.  You may enter for worship at the side entrance or at the front entrance. 

If you need immediate pastoral care, please contact The Rev. Cathy Dempesy-Sims, Partnership Canon for Pastoral Care and Congregational Support, at 716-998-6565.

 

Our Church                                              

Services of Holy Eucharist (and Morning Prayer) are at 10:30 am. Our services are led by Diocesan priests.  We are happy to welcome The Rev. Shannon Collis in January!  She'll be with us two Sundays a month, and she is joined by the Rev. Carmen Seufert.  It's a blessing to have them celebrate the Eucharist with us and to hear a variety of preaching styles!  In addition, one service each month is the service on Morning Prayer, led by lay leaders.

Music is by organist Dennis Mellander with other special guest musicians participating

June 2 - Morning Prayer

June 9 - The Rev. Shannon Collis

Saturday, June 15 at 11:00 am - Funeral service for Virginia "Ginny" Gepfert

June 16 - The Rev. Carmen Seufert

June 23 - The Rev. Shannon Collis

June 30 - Morning Prayer

July 7 - Morning Prayer

July 14 - ECUMENICAL SERVICE at 9:00 am at Trigon Park.  This is the annual service for the Oatka Festival.

St. Mark's will be open on Saturday (12:00-4:00) and Sunday (11:00-3:00) during the Oatka Festival, taking place on July 13 and 14.  Please stop in and see the progress on The Joy Project.  On Sunday, watch local artist Lorie Longhany as she continues to paint the mural of the North Pole! 

NEWS ABOUT THE ELECTION OF BISHOP SEAN ROWE TO PRESIDING BISHOP

 

THE LATEST NEWS ABOUT ST. MARKS is here

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

If you're interested in participating in an Adult Bible Study or have children who would like to be a part of a Christian Education program, please watch for details here.

 

ADULT STUDY AND DISCUSSION

Starting Monday, February 5 at 6:30 pm, we will have a monthly one-hour study and discussion on Zoom of Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus by C. Christopher Smith and John Pattison.  Each monthly reading is just one chapter of the book (20 pages or fewer), and the study/discussion will include a related Bible reading.  Anyone is invited to attend this discussion.  Please call the church office or email stmarksleroy @ gmail.com [no spaces] to register.  Books are available to purchase on Amazon or from other booksellers.

 

SUMMER LUNCH for children & teens 2024          

This summer will be very different at St. Mark's, as we will not be doing the summer lunches for children and teens.  This is a program we have offered since 2009 (with one year off for Covid), but the elementary school cafeteria will be providing the summer feeding program this year.  We give thanks to the many community members who supported this project by volunteering and by donating to it, as well as to the Blood Foundation for several grants. 

USED INK CARTRIDGES - Protecting God's creation

Keep ink cartridges out of landfills!  About 350 million used cartridges end up in landfills each year. Instead, bring them to St. Mark's!  There's a collection box outside the door on Church St. as well as a larger bin inside the side door (office hours are M-Th 7:00 am to noon; Sundays 9:00-11:45).  Sorry--we can't take toner cartridges.  The cartridges are sent in each month for recycling and re-use.


 

 

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Stained Glass Window Project

St. Mark's window repair started in the summer of 2021 and will be completely finished in August 2023.  Much work was done--both planned and "found" as the project went along.  St. Mark's is hosting a walk-around tour of the windows, including down on the creekbank, on Sunday, September 17 at 11:30 am.  You're invited for refreshments, a slide show and an "inside" tour.

The Daily News published this article about the ongoing work.

And here's an 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!

EVENING PRAYER

If you would like a time of prayer and meditation at the end of each day, please look at the following options from Forward Day by Day: https://www.forwardmovement.org/Pages/Item/15054/Our-Podcasts.aspx

OUR DIOCESE

Our diocese is actually made up of two dioceses (The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York & Northwest Pennsylvania) which 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.