From all over the Bay Area and throughout San Francisco, people come to St. Mark’s to experience meaningful worship and an active faith community. People bring their concerns and questions, their weary hearts or hungering spirits, yearning for a community to which they can belong, and longing to find a purpose greater than their own lives. At the heart of St Mark’s is our corporate worship in which we encounter a living and loving God and prepare ourselves for our faithful witness to God’s love in the week to come.
9:00AM FAMILY WORSHIP
A one-hour liturgy with preaching, children’s message, piano, global music, and organ. Come and join the many families with children, and share in the weekly gift of Holy Communion.
11:00AM CHORAL EUCHARIST WORSHIP
A traditional sung liturgy with preaching, choir, and special musical ensembles. Come and join in this worship that is rich in classical music and alive in the weekly sharing of Holy Communion.
All of St. Mark’s services include Holy Communion. God’s gracious gift of bread and wine assures us of Christ’s forgiveness and presence in our lives, and are offered for all to partake. Anyone choosing not to receive this precious gift, but desiring to participate, may come forward for a blessing by the pastor. Anyone who wishes to learn more about the blessings of this sacrament is encouraged to speak with the pastor.
CHILDREN AND WORSHIP
At St. Mark’s, we believe that children belong in worship and by their very presence help all of us to worship more joyfully. When children worship on a weekly basis, the presence of God comes alive for them. At the 9:00 a.m. service, children receive a special welcome as they are invited forward for a Children’s Message (Grown-ups love them too!).
There is a welcome table for children located in the front of the sanctuary at both worship services. On the table are crayons, books, paper, and soft toys for active children. Children want to witness the action in worship and are encouraged to sit up front.
Staffed childcare is available on Sundays in our Nursery. We welcome children ages 0 to 6 years old to visit the Nursery in order to play, rest, or simply enjoy the child friendly and safe place that we have created. The Nursery is located beneath the sanctuary – next to the kitchen. Nursing moms are always welcome in the Nursery. All parents can utilize the diaper changing area in the Nursery or in the bathrooms.