Please join us as we gather during Holy Week, the period from Palm Sunday through Easter. Our worship plans are as follows:
All of these services also are accessible via our YouTube channel. Click on the underlined words above to connect to the YouTube livestream or recording you wish to access.
We are invited to join with faith partners and musicians from around the community at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 27 to offer prayers and supplication for an end to the war in Ukraine. The vigil will be held at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, our neighbor at 503 Duncan Road.
The Rev. Kate Morgan, interim pastor at PCOC, will be joined by The Very Rev. Volodymyr Klanichka, rector at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church on Lea Blvd, to officiate the service.
All are welcome!
Join us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ!
We’ll have two services — a 5 p.m. family-oriented contemporary service and a 7 p.m. traditional service with Scripture, carols and a cantata.
On Sunday, December 26, we will have one Unity worship service at 10 a.m., with lessons and carols.
Please join us at 7 p.m. Monday, December 20 for a 40-minute Zoom session with the two state legislators who represent our area.
State Senator Sarah McBride and State Representative Debra Heffernan will discuss the upcoming legislative session and take your questions. This is a valuable session even if you don’t live in the same Senatorial District or Representative District which serves our church home. Don’t miss this opportunity to share your thoughts and learn about the work these lawmakers are doing in Dover.
If you have questions about this event or need the Zoom link, please contact Jan Sullivan.
Christmas Carols + You + Me: Join us at 10 a.m. in the Great Room for this Adult Education class as we share personal stories of the role Christmas carols have played in our lives. All are invited to share a carol that has a special memory or has shaped your faith in some way. This class is designed as an opportunity to learn more about each other and to reflect upon the significance and meaning that Christmas carols have had in our lives. Cliff Smith will facilitate the discussion.
Christmas Carol sing: We’ll gather outside at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 5 (weather permitting), as our St. Mark’s family joins together for a Christmas carol sing.
Join us as we gather for a Prayer Vigil on Saturday morning, December 4. The sanctuary will be open from 9 a.m. to noon. You may come for any portion of that that time — or all of it! Between 10 and 11 a.m., we will focus our prayers on St. Mark’s.
Here’s why: Prayer is woven throughout the entire Bible. As believers in God, we believe that as we pray God listens, responds, heals, guides, blesses, anoints, forgives, provides, protects, redeems, leads, directs, empowers, nourishes, unites and much more.
We want to make our praises and prayer requests known. Whether we do that privately, corporately, silently or out loud, we believe God will be listening.
Come and pray silently in the pews. Come to the altar to kneel and pray. Speak your prayer aloud for others to hear. Submit a prayer to be read by someone else. (You may submit these written prayers to the prayer collection envelope in the sanctuary.) Or join us in prayer while you are at home.
A prayer guide will be provided.
If you have questions contact anyone on the prayer team: Cecilia Cronk, Margie Dodson, Vicki McDowell, Beth Miller, Nancy Myers, Cliff Smith or Jan Sullivan.
We hope you’ll join us!
Please join us Sunday, November 14 at 10 a.m. in the Great Room as we welcome special guest Rosi Crosby, chief strategy officer at Jewish Family Services of Delaware.
Jewish Family Services is in charge of welcoming Afghan refugees to Delaware. Approximately 30 refugees are arriving before the end of the year and more may be coming next year.
During her visit, Ms. Crosby will provide more information about this effort, including opportunities for community members to help welcome and support these new neighbors.
As part of the November 14 program, we will host a “Shower for Showers.” Please consider purchasing and bringing a gift of a new neutral-colored bath towel and matching washcloth, plus possibly a new two-in-one (shampoo and creme rinse) or three in one (shampoo, creme rinse and liquid soap) bath product of your choice. (Three-in-one products are usually found in the stores with children’s grooming products.)
If you have questions, please contact Jan Sullivan.
The Lutheran Community Services Hunger Walk/Run is back and all of us — runners, walkers, volunteers and givers — are invited to participate in this event, which supports the ministries of LCS in our community.
The funds raised and food collected from this 5-kilometer event go directly to LCS’ food pantries.
This year’s event marks the 30th anniversary of the Hunger Walk/Run. Though the 2020 event was “virtual,” allowing everyone to choose the place and time of their participation because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year we return to an in-person event on Saturday, September 18 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 1530 Foulk Rd., Wilmington, Delaware 19803. Registration starts at 9 a.m. The run/walk starts at 10.
Afterward, stick around for the Family Fun Fair. Games, rides, music and food all are on the agenda.
You can contribute to the success of this day without lacing up any sneakers by supporting those who hit the streets . Register and/or contribute to the individual or team of your choice by visiting LCS’ website here.
We have missed singing together during these days of pandemic. But take heart! John Lasher, director of music and worship arts, has a plan for a new and wonderful way to rejoice this Easter season!
At 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 11 (the week after Easter Sunday), St. Mark’s will host an outdoor hymn sing in our parking lot.
All are invited to submit their requests for hymns or contemporary worship songs to John via email, phone call or text message. He will make the selections and assemble a music packet for distribution.
If the weather goes south, the event will move to Sunday, April 18.
Get ready to sing your heart out!
The event starts at 10 a.m. with prayer at Old Swedes Church (606 Church St.). We will then drive separately to Trinity Episcopal Parish (1108 N. Adams). We’ll start our walk from there, heading to St. Stephen’s (1301 N. Broom). Along the way, we’ll make periodic stops to pray for our city and the people who live, work and visit here.
Our commitment to one another is to remain socially distant and to wear our masks. The walk will be recorded and released in video format on Good Friday.