Thanks for stopping in! St. Mark is a Jesus-following, music-loving, peace-seeking intergenerational suburban congregation. We live out our mission to "share Christ with joy" by identifying and releasing our gifts - food, talents, music - for the good of our neighbors. We are blessed to be part of God's mission in Greater Hartford for the last 130+ years.
St. Mark strives to be a community that practices grace and radical hospitality, but we are definitely a work in progress! Especially as we adjust to proclaim and embody God's word of peace in ways that resonate - and challenge! - our 21st century hyper-paced, consumerist way of life. We are eager to learn and explore with you what it means to follow Jesus in these busy and often divisive times.
This year's church theme is “Water and Wilderness,” inspired by the ways God’s people were formed and brought closer to God - particularly during the forty years that the Israelites spent wandering in the desert between the Red Sea and the Jordan River. I will personally explore this theme during my sabbatical between August - October 2015 that will take me to Glacier Bay, Alaska, and to liturgical studies at the ancient abbey of Iona, Scotland. I will return to St. Mark for All Saints' Sunday on Nov. 1. You can follow me for some of my water and wilderness sabbatical adventures at my blog: takeyourmatandwalk
I hope you can join the people of St. Mark in their reflecting, questioning, pondering, serving, and rejoicing in the renewing work of Jesus. Thanks again for stopping by!