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 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.

PLEASE NOTE: New Hours for the Church Office are 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 are at 10:30 am.  After 17 years as our rector, The Rev. Canon Colleen O'Connor is retiring and will officiate at her last service at St. Mark's on Christmas Eve at 7:00 pm.  While she will still be active in church life, it will be part-time in different capacities in our Diocese--we wish her the best!  Please join us on Christmas Eve!

Our services are led by Diocesan priests and Deacons. 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

Service schedule

February 5 - The Rev. Joseph Kozlowski

February 12 - Morning Prayer led by Jim Isaac

February 19 - The Rev. Joseph Kozlowski

February 26 - The Rev. Cathy Dempesy-Sims

 

MUSIC at St. Mark's

This free concert series is held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm.  Join us on February 16 when Andrew Flory performs on a theorbo, a stringed instrument from the Baroque era and on classical guitar.  Full schedule is at https://stmarksleroy.org/upcoming-events/

 

ADULT STUDY AND DISCUSSION / COMMUNITY FOR UNDERSTANDING

Our in-person discussion series, "Community for Understanding," is beginning again on October 12, and will be held on the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00-8:00 pm (not meeting in December).  We invite all who are interested in reading and discussing to attend these meetings.  If you have questions or would like more information, please e-mail Enable JavaScript to view protected content..

Our book for February is I'm Still Here by Austin Channing Brown.  Copies are available to borrow in the church office.

The full schedule is listed under Upcoming Events!

 

SUMMER LUNCH for children & teens 2022  - A Thank You!            

St. Mark's just completed its 13th summer feeding program for children and teens.  We served 2,053 lunches from our side door!  We were able to do this because we had 25 volunteer workers--from St. Mark's and from the community.  We were fortunate to receive a Blood Foundation grant that allowed us to make improvements in the kitchen and to purchase our food and supplies.  Additional funding came from St. Mark's members, anonymous donors, and memorials for the late Joy Cooney.  A special thanks goes to our menu and kitchen coordinator Jessica Shelby.  She does an awesome job setting up the menus, overseeing the preparation and packaging, and seeing that everyone is doing the right thing.  We are also fortunate to have assistance from the LeRoy Central School cafeteria in allowing us to make bulk food purchases and to store food in their refrigerators/freezers until needed.  A shout out to Woodward Memorial Library for Miss Angelina's visits with book give-aways and program infomation this summer.

We are so appreciative of all of this support, and we enjoyed serving our friends and neighbors!

 

The Carillon

...is fixed!  Thanks so much to everyone for their interest in this part of LeRoy!  Hymns play at 11:00 am, 3:00 pm, and 7:00 pm.  Notice song changes when the Advent season arrives.

 

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.


 

 

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

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Stained Glass - The window project is on hold.

St. Mark's window repair started in the summer of 2021 with plans to finish during the summer of 2022.  You will notice wonderful changes on the rose window facing Main St., as well as the front door surround, and the large windows facing Church St.  The windows on the west side of the building still need work.  This project is on hold while the craftsman in charge recovers from an accident.  Funding came from several sources, including generous donors, and a grant from Sacred Sites.  Donate to this project through PayPal

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!

 

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.)