Worship


Weekly Schedule

Sundays, 10 a.m., Holy Eucharist
5th Sunday, Morning Prayer

Midday Prayers
Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. Midday Prayer with Prayers for Healing, in the library.
Holy Eucharist with prayers for healing is offered on the Third Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. in
the library.








Music 

Music is an important part of an Episcopal celebration, as we lift our voices in praise and thanksgiving of
God.

We sing from the 1982 hymnal, but we also use the Wonder, Love and Praise and Let Every Voice and
Sing hymnals, as well. Sometimes we sing pop hymns. There is a box in the back of the church where
you can put written requests for your favorite hymns and they will be incorporated into the service.
Music Minister Seth Rosenberger plays a beautiful Jardine organ located in the choir loft in the back of
the church, ask well as a grand piano on the altar. 

The choir is open to all, no matter your musical background. The choir rehearses between 7:45 p.m. and
9 p.m. on Thursday nights, and sings nearly every Sunday between September and June. Holy seasons
are special for the choir, when we sing particularly fine music, and bring in instrumentalists. A few times
a year we organize a youth choir, with members between the ages of 6 and 13, which sings easy but fun
music.

If you have any questions, please contact Seth Rosenberger, Minister of Music, at seth_rose@msn.com/


Sermons

If you missed Rev. Suzanne’s weekly sermons, listen to them here:


How to Get Involved in the Worship Service 

Altar Guild
The Altar Guild is a special lay group charged with the maintenance and preparation of the altar
and its furnishings. Members also supervise decorations and flowers. Anyone interested in
joining the St. Mark’s Altar Guild is invited to contact Rev. Suzanne or Fran Fletcher at 508-397-
5087. Training is provided.

Altar Servers and Lectors
We welcome new readers, chalice bearers and altar servers (torch bearers and crucifers) at any
time during the year. Training will be provided. Torch bearers generally should be in at least 3rd
grade, and crucifers in at least 7th grade. Adults are also welcome to this ministry. Please contact
either Suzanne or Jacqui Carlon if you or your child are interested.

Ushers
St. Mark’s ushers serve as the “first line” of greeting for parishioners and visitors to our Sunday
services, distributing service bulletins, passing the offering plates and presenting the gifts,
facilitating the Communion queue and policing the pews after the service. For those new to our
parish family, or for anyone looking for an opportunity to serve, ushering is a great way to help
out for just a few Sundays a year. If interested please contact Jim O’Reilly at
jkoreilly01450@yahoo.com or talk to him at any of the Sunday services or coffee hour.

Choir
Anyone can join the choir, under the direction of Minister of Music Seth Rosenberg. No musical
training is required, just a love of singing. The choir meets once a week to rehearse and
performs at the Sunday service and other special occasions. Visit the choir’s web page for more
information, or contact Seth, seth_rose@msn.com

Other Ways to Get Involved 

Prayer Chain
The St. Mark’s Prayer Chain is a group of volunteers who pray privately for those in need of
prayer. It is a wonderful way to support church members, family and friends. If you have a Prayer Chain request, please contact the church office at secretary@st-mark.org 


Outreach
Outreach is how we seek to make Christ known to the world. Current ongoing outreach
ministries include the Eliot Meal, the Middlesex Meal, food pantry collections, can tab
collection, the Westford Preschool, blood drives, the Chocolate Festival, the Walk for Hunger,
and others. The Outreach team provides opportunities for, and welcomes your involvement in,
the projects we support throughout the year. For more information, see the Outreach pages


Coffee Hour
Each week, parishioners volunteer to host coffee hour after the 10 a.m. service to encourage
fellowship and share yummy food and drink. Coffee hour hosts are expected to make the coffee
(coffee and instructions provided), set up a few tables and chairs, and share some goodies,
which don’t have to be homemade. Some people bring juice for the kids or those who don’t
drink coffee. Providing milk and/or half-and-half for the coffee drinkers is also recommended.








Sunday School Teaching
The St. Mark’s Sunday School takes place during the 10 a.m. service and is taught by volunteer
teachers using a written curriculum. We are always looking for new volunteers who enjoy
interacting with our youngest parishioners and teaching them about Jesus and the way of God.
No experience is required, and lots of support is provided. For more information, visit the
Sunday School web pages, and/or contact Judy Hilton jakhilton@aol.com
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