Sunday 10 a.m., Holy Eucharist
Wednesday 11:30 a.m. Midday Prayer with Prayers for Healing.
Third Wednesday of the month, Holy Eucharist.
Continuing the Harvest
Sock Drive. In September and October, we'll be collecting new socks and underwear for men and women for distribution through St. Paul's Soup Kitchen in Lowell. There is a basket for donations in the front entryway of the church, near the main doors. We will bless and deliver the donations on Oct. 18.
We gladly pray for all in need of prayer during our Prayers for Healing: To request we pray for someone, e-mail our priest, Rev. Suzanne Wade RevSuzanneWade@gmail.com.
Fall at St. Mark's
Blessing of the Animals. On Sunday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m. we’ll worship in the Memorial Garden (weather permitting) with our animal companions. Dogs on leashes and cats in carriers, as well as other traveling pets are invited to receive a blessing. If your pet find travel stressful and does not enjoy the company of others, you may bring a photo, leash, or toy for blessing in absentia.
A pet-friendly coffee hour will follow with a fun and interactive presentation called "Be a Tree," teaching children of all ages how to interact safely with dogs and understand their body language. The free presentation will be given by Lisa Bert, Fingers & Paws dog trainer and St. Mark's parishioner. All are welcome to attend the blessing and/or the presentation.
We will also collect supplies for the Lowell Humane Society. Among themes needed are clean-up supplies like paper towels, toilet paper, kleenex, garbage bags, and bleach; new leashes and collars and heavy duty dog toys for dogs; and clay (non-scooping) kitty litter, cat beds, and break-away collars for cats. and enjoy a pet-friendly coffee hour after the service.
Prayer Walk Oct. 4. Do you find being outside in the natural world helps you to be more aware of God's presence? Many in Christian tradition have! On these Sunday afternoon walks, we'll use silent meditative walking interspersed with pauses for prayers, songs, and psalms as a means to be aware of God's presence while we immerse ourselves in the beauty of nature. Meet at St. Mark's at 3:30 p.m. and then carpool to the start of our walk.
The Letters of Paul. Paul’s letters have inspired and challenged the faithful for centuries. In this extended study, we’ll delve deep into Paul’s world and consider recent scholarship regarding Paul’s texts to deepen our understanding of his letters, the earliest writings we have from the fledgling church. Classes will meet Sunday Oct. 4, Oct. 18, Nov. 1, Nov. 22, and Dec. 6 at 5:30 pm. To enhance the discussion, participants will be asked to complete reading assignments before each class. For more information, see Rev. Suzanne, (508) 472-9656, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come to the Table: A Communion Class for Kids. Sunday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m. for preschool through elementary age kids and their parents. Come explore the meaning of Holy Communion with Rev. Suzanne. This classic intended to help children better understand what we do during Eucharist, and to help parents talk about communion with their children. For more information, see Rev. Suzanne (508) 472-9656, or e-mail email@example.com.
Sunday School registration:
Register for Sunday School at St. Mark's online here: