During our worship service, we will bless and give thanks to God for all teachers, backpacks and Thumbs Up volunteers.
An engaging and freeflowing conversation looking at how life and faith intersect in our daily lives. Whether looking at scripture, discussing contemporary themes, or examining the tenets of our faith as Episcopalians, you are invited to join with others in lively conversation.
Epiphany is a season of four to nine weeks, from the Feast of the Epiphany (Jan. 6) through the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. The length of the season varies according to the date of Easter. The gospel stories of this season describe various events that manifest the divinity of Jesus. The coming of the Magi is celebrated on the Epiphany. The Baptism of our Lord is observed on the Sunday after Epiphany. The gospels for the other Sundays of the Epiphany season describe the wedding at Cana, the calling of the disciples, and various miracles and teachings of Jesus. The Last Sunday after the Epiphany is always devoted to the Transfiguration. Jesus' identity as the Son of God is dramatically revealed in the Transfiguration gospel, as well as the gospel of the baptism of Christ. We are called to respond to Christ in faith through the showings of his divinity recorded in the gospels of the Epiphany season.
Join the Rev. Roy andmembers of St. Mark’s as we embark on a journey of faith. Many people refer to the Holy Land as a 5th Gospel – a place where the people, places and events of the scriptures come to life.
We travel during a time of the year when crowds are thinner and access to sites much richer. Our pilgrimage includes a thoughtful journey to historical and religious sites, upscale 4-star hotels offering warm hospitality and delicious Mediterranean cuisine, and opportunities to meet with local Palestinian Christians to learn more about their lives, hopes and challenges.
Time for daily prayer and reflection, as well as a service of Holy Eucharist, will be included. The pilgrimage is open to parishioners and members of the Diocese and their friends. Come join us! The cost is $3700, complete with airfare from Charleston, SC. A portion of each booking will go to support the ministries at St. Mark’s.
For more information, visit: www.travelillume.com/trc/qhw or call 800-368-6757, extension 128. Registration is due August 4th (accepted after August 4th on a space-available basis).
The first of the forty days of Lent, named for the custom of placing blessed ashes on the foreheads of worshipers at Ash Wednesday services. The ashes are a sign of penitence and a reminder of mortality. Ash Wednesday is observed as a fast in the church year of the Episcopal Church. Services will be held at noon and 5:00 p.m. at Union Church.
Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter at which Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem and Jesus' Passion on the cross are recalled. It is also known as the Sunday of the Passion. Palm Sunday is the first day of Holy Week. Services will be held at both 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. at Union Church.
Maundy Thursday is the Thursday following Palm Sunday and is celebrated during Holy Week. It is part of the Triduum, or three holy days before Easter. It comes from the Latin mandatum novum, "new commandment," from Jn 13:34-35 (A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples). Maundy Thursday also commemorates the institution of the eucharist by Jesus "on the night he was betrayed."
Pentecost is one of the seven principal feasts of the church year in the Episcopal Church and it celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is also recognized as the "birthday" of the church. Join your fellow St. Markers as we give thanks to God for the Holy Spirit and do some feasting of our own.
Trinity Sunday is a feast day that celebrates "the one and equal glory" of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, "in Trinity of Persons and in Unity of Being" (BCP, p. 380). Our service today will be at 10:00 a.m. in Union Church. This Sunday is the kick-off of our "Summer Schedule" of one Sunday celebration of Holy Eucharist at 10:00 a.m.
The Episcopal Church in South Carolina will remember William Alexander Guerry as Bishop, Reformer and Martyr on Sunday, June 25, as The Diocese continues to share the remarkable story of our 8th Bishop.
Bishop Guerry died June 9, 1928, five days after being shot in his office by a priest who had attacked the Bishop’s position on advancing racial equality in South Carolina, and his proposal to install a black suffragan bishop in The Diocese. The priest then took his own life. Bishop Guerry, in the hospital before he died, said of his assailant, “Forgive him, Father, he knew not what he did.”
Members of Historic Port Royal Foundation are getting together to clean up the grounds of Union Church on Sat.,June 24, from 8-10 AM. St. Mark’s folks are encouraged to join in, and gardeners are invited to bring ideas for attractive, low-maintenance landscaping. Coffee, lemonade and donuts will be served. Please come out and lend a hand! For information, contact Patty Crower mailto:email@example.com.