Advent at St. Mark’s: Family Activities, Music, Services

November 25, 2018

The first Sunday in Advent is December 2. This post may be updated throughout the month so check in often and scroll down this homepage to get details on upcoming Events. Special music, youth and family events, volunteer opportunities, greening and more. Learn more

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Annual Advent Sale of Olivewood and Olive Oil

November 24, 2018

The Mid-East Working Group’s annual Advent Sale of Olivewood and Olive Oil will begin Sundays from December 2 -23. You can once again purchase the Fair Trade olive oil from Canaan and Al’Ard. Learn more

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Canvass 2019 – Pledges Still Welcome!

December 9, 2018

Get weekly updates on the status of the 2019 Canvass. View or download an informational slide deck for greater detail about the 2019 canvass and how you can help St Mark’s reach this important goal. Pledge online. Learn more

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Hurry Up & Wait!

Dec 09, 2018   ·     •   Luke 3:1-6

…I would always hurry down to the station. Now, nine times out of ten, not only was the train not early, it was late. Five, ten, fifteen, twenty minutes late. Those of you who ride Amtrak know that I’m not exaggerating (it’s not Amtrak’s fault, since freight trains get priority on rail lines, but it’s true nonetheless). So I would always hurry down to the station, but more often than not, I’d then have to wait for a late train.
I had to hurry up—and wait. More

Christ the King? What Kind of King is Jesus!?

So how does Jesus compare to this model of kingliness? Well: Jesus had no power, no wealth, no crown—at least not the kind you want—no palace, and no army. Indeed, Jesus knows that he does not fit human expectations of a king. He makes this clear in our passage from the Gospel of John this morning. More

Peacemaking: Talking the Talk; Walking the Walk

One hundred-four years ago, there was a man who had to ask this same question for himself. His name was Adolf von Harnack. He was a German theologian. He had been teaching for decades as a leading voice of the “liberal theology” school of thought . . . In the summer of 1914, von Harnack would have known that war was on the horizon . . . For decades, von Harnack had been talking the talk about Jesus and his teachings. Von Harnack had spread the idea that modern Christians should figure out Jesus’s core message and try to live it in the modern world. Now he had a decision to make: was he going to walk the walk of being a peacemaker, as Jesus had instructed? More

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