St. Mark’s Christmas Bazaar

Gail F at Christmas Bazaar

Join us for an event beloved by all — the 16th annual St. Mark’s Christmas Bazaar — a joyous gathering of our congregation’s gifted artisans and the community. On the first Saturday of December, many have made it a traditional stop in their holiday preparations, stocking up on beautiful handmade gifts and crafts, fresh greens, yummy baked goods, homemade soups — even a “Pet Corner” for our special friends. (You can see a few samples in the photo gallery below). All of these things are crafted and provided by St. Mark’s congregants. We do not use outside vendors.A craftsman at the bazaar For $15 the night before, you can get in on something quite wonderful — the Bazaar Preview lasagna dinner. This begins at 6 p.m. on Friday and includes music and early-bird shopping after dinner. Of course, the wildly popular White Elephant Sale returns, too, with gently used household items, random bargains and surprises in just about every corner. You just never know what you’ll find there! Parking is onsite and the building is wheelchair accessible. Proceeds this year support St. Mark’s capital campaign, which supports much-needed renovations to our church building. Women laughing during the Christmas Bazaar Volunteers have spent countless hours preparing for this event and it’s a wonderful time to mingle with friends and family, browse and find something unique for someone you love. Organizers say this is the last Bazaar for St. Mark’s — so don’t miss it!

Community Thanksgiving Service

Give thanks with a grateful heart

The St. Mark’s congregation will join with our neighbors at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant for an evening of prayer, song and gratitude for all of God’s blessings to us. This event is open to all — so invite your friends and neighbors to join in as we express our thanks!

Presbyterian Church of the Covenant is right next door at 503 Duncan Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19809.

If you can’t join us that evening, there are many other Thanksgiving services in the area, including:

Sunday, Nov. 18: 5 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1314 Foulk Rd., Wilmington 19803

Tuesday, Nov. 20: 7 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 215 W. 23rd St., Wilmington 19802; Holly Oak Calvary United Methodist Church, 1511 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington 19809 and Hope Lutheran Church, 230 Christiana Rd., New Castle 19720; and 7:30 p.m. at Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church, 101 Old Kennett Rd., Wilmington 19807

Wednesday, Nov. 21: 6:30 p.m. at Peniel United Methodist Church; and 7 p.m. at Old Swedes Church, 606 N. Church St., Wilmington 19801

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22: 10 a.m. at Christ Church Christiana Hundred, 505 Buck Rd., Wilmington 19807

Advent Prayer Vigil

Take a break from the hustle and bustle and join us in our sanctuary for the Advent Prayer Vigil.

St. Mark's sanctuaryThe Prayer Vigil offers time to sit in silence, quiet the self and to be still and know that God is God. It is time to prayerfully meditate on Advent – the coming of Christ – and to know him as Emmanuel, “God with us,” who has the power to transform our hearts, lives and even this broken world in which we live.
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