I'm New

Entering the Church

There is a clearly visible portico with a side entrance from the south lot next to Kings Highway. If you park in the school lot, you will see another side entrance. Either entrance takes you into the church.

Where do my children go?

There are three places for your children depending on their age and time you arrive. Please observe the signs that will be out to guide you or feel free to ask one of the Ushers or Greeters as you arrive. 

Arriving at 9:30 (Sunday school time)

Nursery ( Under 3 years of age) - located on the Second floor by the Parish hall

The Catechesis Atrium/Mrs. Beth's Room (post nursery - 1st grade) - located on the first floor of the Ministry Center at the top of the parking lot.

Children Formation (2nd Grade -5th grade) - located on the 3rd floor

At 10:30 (Service time)

Nursery ( Under 3 years of age) - located on the Second floor by the Parish hall

The Catechesis Atrium/ Mrs. Beth's Room (post nursery - 1st grade) - located on the first floor of the Ministry Center at the top of the parking lot.

Children's Cathedral (2nd Grade -5th grade) - located on the 3rd floor in the Church library

Both groups of children return during the passing of the peace.

It is also perfectly ok if your child attends church with you! The bottom line: we love kids at St. Mark’s!

Who can help me?

The obvious answer is anybody here is willing and excited about helping and welcoming you when you visit us at St. Mark's, but we understand that can be easier said than done when you don't know who to ask for help.  Therefore, our New Members Committee is always around and wearing name tags so that we can make you feel welcomed. In addition, our Ushers are also here to assist in any way possible.

Ok, how do I follow your service?

Following along with an Episcopal service can be very easy, even if you are new to the church. Here is what you need to know: the ushers will hand you an order of service when you walk in. With this you can follow along with the service. It also will give you page numbers for the Hymnal (the Blue Book) and the Book of Common Prayer or BCP (red book) in order to follow along with the service, music, and readings.

There will be standing, sitting, and kneeling during the service.  It isn't required, but it's always best to follow along with the congregation if this is your first time trying the Episcopal church.   

For more information, please contact the church office at 318-221-3360.