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Poppy Sales

November 3, 2018

We will be selling Poppies on November 4, 11 and 18 to mark the centenary of Armistice Day, and to raise funds for two projects that benefit veterans: Objective Zero and the Wounded Warrior Project. Please plan to buy a poppy ($2) to help meet a gift goal of $250. Learn more

Thanksgiving Baskets

October 25, 2018

As we have for years, St. Mark’s will collect Thanksgiving baskets for Capitol Hill Group Ministry (CHGM) to provide to our community’s low-income families. To participate, gather a bag of food … Learn more

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Owl Parliament Against Sexual Harassment

October 20, 2018

Are you a woman who has experienced sexual harassment sometime in your life? If so, you are not alone. In November, we’ll hold sessions for women to gather and learn how to fold origami owls to commemorate such experiences. Watch for details. Learn more

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Getting What We Seek; Giving What We Received

Oct 28, 2018   ·     •   Mark 10:46-52

Bartimaeus is seeking to regain his sight—but even more than that. He is seeking to regain his whole life back. And so, what I expected was for Bartimaeus to say, after regaining his sight: “Okie dokie Jesus, thanks! See ya later,” and return home so that he could rebuild his life and regain all that he had lost. But this is not what happens. More

It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way!

Prayer is about quieting our minds and our hearts enough to hear that “still, small voice” speaking to us, that voice of sheer silence that is God speaking in our midst. Some Buddhists, when asked to describe meditation, use an analogy. They say the the mind is like a pond: if it is full of waves and ripples, its surface is confused. But if it is still, that surface becomes calm and it can reflect something beautiful and true. I think the Christian practice of prayer is similar. We have to still our hearts and minds enough to hear that quiet voice. More

Embracing the Danger of Hypocrisy

…you know, hypocrisy is a funny thing. It’s easy to accuse others of hypocrisy. And it’s actually fun–delicious really–to accuse people I don’t like or don’t agree with of hypocrisy. But it’s not so easy or fun to look at myself and consider whether I’m a hypocrite. More

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