As Rector of this historic and very active congregation, I can truthfully say if you visit us, you will be happy that you did. Warm, accepting, welcoming, genuinely friendly just begin to say what you might expect at St. Mark’s.
As an amazingly active parish, we have ministries and more ministries, all because we believe in putting our faith into action. We have beautiful worship Services that are beautifully crafted and that are prayerful while also being relaxed. The Sanctuary is beautiful and the people even more so. We firmly believe that all we do in the Name of Jesus flows from our Sunday worship together. Services are grounded in Scriptures, the Eucharist and rubbing shoulders with our one another in life-giving and nourishing ways.
Sacred music at St. Mark’s is dynamic and beautiful. Our choir is very special to us. Our Director of Music and his commitment to God and God’s people enable us to experience music in the church that is rich and spiritually uplifting.
Our Sunday Breakfast Café is just one example of our commitment to others in the broader community, as we serve a hearty breakfast to upwards of two hundred of our neighbors every Sunday morning. Teams of parishioners are involved in that special weekly ministry, just one among many opportunities to put faith into action at St. Mark’s.
As you hopefully will find as you explore our website, there is something for everyone including the smallest of children to the most mature adults. We pray well, and we play well. Our growing number of young families with children and youth is amazing. If you have little ones, you’ll see we even have a Children’s Corner to accompany worship while also offering nursery care and Christian Formation for children and youth. Our growing population of young adults, singles and couples, is living proof that people from all over Grand Rapids are finding a spiritual home at St. Mark’s.
Thanks for visiting us on our website. Also visit us on Facebook. Better yet, come in person to see, feel and experience a church, active, alive and enthusiastic about being disciples of Jesus in the modern world. We work to live our faith as best we can. At St. Mark’s, you will find acceptance, hospitality and the Spirit alive and active in our hearts.
Come and experience the joy!
Blessings to you!
Click on any of the following links for newcomer information: