We are so glad you found your way to Saint Mark's Episcopal Church. If you are new to the Episcopal Church or new to St. Mark’s then we are looking for you and would love to get to know you.
COVID-19 INFO: BELOW YOU WILL FIND RESOURCES FOR OUR "VIRTUAL CHURCH" - LINKS TO THE SERVICES AND GATHERINGS ARE IN THE BOX TO THE RIGHT
There are Sunday morning Outdoor Services of Holy Communion (one kind) planned through December. The dates are November 22, December 6, December 20 (Lessons & Carols), and on December 24th a Celebrate Christmas Eve Service at 2:00p.m. All services are held in the parking lot of the church with social distancing guidelines and mask wearing. Poor weather means online service only. These services are also provided on Zoom and a Live Stream is available on St. Mark's YouTube channel. The links to these outdoor service are to the right under "Morning Prayer". Chairs will be provided or you can bring your own.
A few notes:
* Sunday Service begins at 10:30am and the meeting remains open afterwards for a "virtual" coffee hour.
* Invite your friends and neighbors.
* Sunday services are recorded and posted on the Website (below)
* Links and information are always found here on the websiteBulletin: Sunday Service >
Worship and Children Information
Pledges and Gifts:
We remain so grateful for your support and thank you for your continued contributions! You may drop off checks at the office or mail them. Click on the Donate Now button (to your right) and you will be allowed to make a one time or recurring gift.
I will not be making pastoral visits except on a case by case basis. This decision is especially hard for me but given my exposure from my wife’s vocation, it seems prudent for me to enforce this social distancing. Please call, text or email with any pastoral concerns/emergencies, and we will decide how best to approach it.
SPECIAL FOOD PANTRY INFORMATION
The Botetourt Food Pantry will operate at normal hours Saturday 9:30-12:00. But the distibution will be done as a drive thru process. Clients will be asked to stay in their cars and volunteers will bring the food out to you. Food will be already boxed up. We ask clients and volunteers to stay home if you have any symptoms. We appreciate your patience. We want to keep our volunteers and clients safe.
The Botetourt Food Pantry received bags and bags of donated food from a local family on November 18th. Here is their "story".
As for our story, it was a conversation one Sunday after church talking about how we can help others. My husband and I try to talk to the boys ( Matthew and Ryan) often about how God has blessed us and how many others are not as fortunate. My boys are aware of how Covid has changed the lives of everyone this year and it's more important now than ever to find ways to help. We floated a couple ideas but having volunteered at the food pantry in the past, I felt that donations to the food pantry would have a larger impact on our immediate community. The boys immediately started sharing their plan with others and enjoyed collecting (and sorting) the items. They are also doing jobs around the house to earn money for use as well. Many of the donations were monetary so the boys were able to shop specifically for items they felt would be good options. It was truly a great learning opportunity for them and we are excited to keep going with this. We're still collecting donations for another drop off on December 16th. We look forward to seeing you then!