Pentecost - Jazz Mass at 10
Sunday, May 19, 2013 is Pentecost. The lectionary readings are here. This Sunday is also "Music Memorial Sunday," in which St.Mark's celebrates a liturgy at 10 a.m. in memory of those on the memorial list. This year, the choir will sing Bob Chlcott's A Little Jazz Mass, recordings of which can be previewed on youtube. A regular spoken word liturgy will also take place in the chapel at 8.
Choir Silent Auction Fundraiser
May 19 following 10 a.m. Liturgy
St. Mark's Choir Silent Auction and Festive Coffee Hour will take place on Sunday, May 19 from 11:15-12:30 p.m. Please join us for a fun celebration of our community, featuring a Silent Auction with over 90 offerings, delicious finger food, and very special entertainments. You can preview the Auction online by clicking this link.
St. Mark's Worship and Service
St. Mark's is a congregation known for its Sunday Choral liturgy and the commitment of the congregation to education, to social ministry and to each other.
Find out more by visiting the Worship or the About Us page, or by electing to receive our e-mail weekly announcements and/or monthly newsletters for as long or as short a time as you wish.
Or, in the words of the Gospel, "Come and see!" (John 1:46).
Compline Service on Mondays at 8
St. Mark's holds a weekly compline service in the chapel on Bancroft Way on Monday evenings at 8 p.m. Compline is the ancient Christian night liturgy, which invites us to reflect on the day just past, where we may have fallen short of the glory of God and to what we want to turn, and is composed of scripture, prayer, music and silence. This service is approximately 30 minutes long.
St. Mark's Welcomes Students!
St. Mark's welcomes all students to experience the richness, depth and special community that we have to offer. Founded alongside the town of Berkeley and given a convenient location to campus, St. Mark's has always been a home to Episcopalians affiliated with the university. In the 21st century we recognize that we can be and are a home to people on a wide variety of spiritual paths. Whether you are seeking a deeper intellectual engagement with the challenging, occasionally problematic and often rewarding texts of the Christian tradition, participation in beautiful music and worship, opportunities for community service or simply to find a new family in Berkeley - St. Mark's opens her doors to you. Drop in on any Sunday and/or sign up (below) to receive our weekly bulletin and monthly newsletter. Find out more by checking out our website or by sending an e-mail to the parish office. Our parish also works closely with the Episcopal/Lutheran Campus Ministry at University Chapel. If you wish to learn more about programs specifically tailored to studnets then contact the chaplain, Tom Poynor.
Hot Meals for the Hungry
On the third Saturday of each month, volunteers from St. Mark's and the wider community cook for 120 guests. The volunteers work in two shifts. From 1:30-4 p.m. volunteers set tables, prepare and cook the meal, and prepare box lunches. From 4:30-6:30 p.m., volunteers serve the meal and clean up.
All volunteers are welcome, including one-time or walk-in volunteers. Call (510) 848-5107 for further details or just show up and introduce yourself.
Social Justice and Social Concerns
The Social Justice and Social Concerns Committee at St. Mark's has just prepared a web page describing the many things that they do at St. Mark's and announcing a new Facebook page. Please visit the Social Justice web page to find out more about this important and vital activity.
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